Season 2, Episode 6: Investing in Education’s Future
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with Teach For America leaders about the importance of investing in BIPOC educators and the work TFA is doing to remove the barriers that keep them out of the classroom.
Season 2, Bonus Episode: Investing in Native Leadership
In this special bonus episode, we hear from guest host and Teach For America alum Kayla Camacho (Dallas-Fort Worth ‘14) and leaders across our network who are innovating culturally relevant methods for recruiting and supporting Native educators to better serve Native students' success.
Season 2, Episode 5: Nuestra Comunidad (Our Community)
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with Amanda Fernandez, CEO and founder of Latinos for Education (L4E), and Jay Alvarez, a high school educator and participant in L4E’s Latinx Teachers’ Fellowship, about increasing opportunities and breaking down barriers for Latinx educators and students.
Season 2, Episode 4: Healed Teachers Heal Students
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with Dr. Wenimo Okoya, Founder of Healing Schools Project. The non-profit works to prevent burnout by addressing toxic work cultures that steer BIPOC teachers out of the classroom. Healing Schools Project believes that when interventions are built around those furthest away from systemic privilege, all benefit.
Season 2, Episode 3: A Black Man’s Classroom
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with leaders and educators from Brothers Liberating Our Communities (BLOC) in Kansas City, MO about making teaching a sustainable career for Black men.
Season 2, Episode 2: Homegrown Leaders
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with leaders and educators from Nashville Teacher Residency (NTR) in Nashville, TN to explore how the next generation of teachers may already be working within our schools.
Season 2, Episode 1: The Purest Form of Activism
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with leaders and educators from The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia about how to create safe spaces that value and invest in young Black leaders.
You Will Encounter the Model Minority Myth, but It Is Your Legacy to Resist It
The perpetuation of the model minority myth in education harms Asian Americans and hinders efforts to build coalitions with other marginalized people.
Lessons About Black August Also Teach Students to Push for Meaningful Change
The new school year is an ideal time to introduce students to lesser-known Black change-makers and historic pushes for social justice.