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Leading Equity

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. Leading Equity podcaster

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Leading Equity
Leading Equity

Leading Equity

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. Leading Equity podcaster

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This podcast focuses on supporting educators with the tools and resources necessary to ensure equity at their school. On this podcast, listeners can expect to hear interviews and stories from voices of equity in education today.

Latest Episodes

LE 110: How to Develop Classroom Belonging and Engagement with Dr. Tasha Seneca Keyes

FREE Resource: 10 Steps to Get You on the Right Path Towards Leading Equity About Tasha Seneca Keyes, Ph.D. Tasha Seneca Keyes is an Assistant Professor at the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. She grew up in Northern Virginia and is a Seneca Indian from the Seneca Nation of Indians of the Cattaraugus Reservation in Western New York. She received her MSW from the University of Utah. From 1994-2010 she practiced medical and school social work. In 2017 she received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago- School of Social Service Administration. Her practice experience informs her research to include school social work, constructing classroom and school environments to promote a sense of belonging and engagement, and culturally relevant restorative justice and trauma-informed practices for underrepresented students, with a particular interest in Native American students. Show Highlights Increasing classroom belongingness and student engagement What students need to feel as if they belong Sense of belonging school vs. classroom What decreases a student’s sense of belonging Tips for educators Connect with Tasha Email: tasha.keyes@utah.edu Additional Resources A Qualitative Inquiry: Factors That Promote Classroom Belonging and Engagement Among High School Students Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins For more episodes visit: www.sheldoneakins.com For professional development visit: www.leadingequitycenter.com

27 MIN1 d ago
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LE 110: How to Develop Classroom Belonging and Engagement with Dr. Tasha Seneca Keyes

LE 109: Community and Education Reform in New Orleans Post Katrina with Dr. Daniella Cook

FREE Resource: 10 Steps to Get You on the Right Path Towards Leading Equity About Daniella Ann Cook, Ph.D. Daniella Ann Cook is an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. Drawing on her experiences as a high school social studies teacher and community organizer, her research and scholarship address three intersecting themes: (1) Historical and contemporary narratives of black educators,(2) public policy with a focus on community engagement and (3) identifying factors that support student access to rigorous curricula across diverse schooling contexts. These three areas reflect her commitment to the democratic project of sustaining racially just and equitable schooling for communities traditionally underserved by public education. Most notably, she conducted an ethnographic study of black educators in New Orleans post-Katrina during the single largest displacement of African American educators since desegregation. She has shared her scholarship broadly and currently s...

27 MIN1 w ago
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LE 109: Community and Education Reform in New Orleans Post Katrina with Dr. Daniella Cook

LE 108: How to Combat Colorism in the Classroom with Ms. Stephanie Gates

FREE Resource: 10 Steps to Get You on the Right Path Towards Leading Equity About Stephanie Gates Stephanie Gates is an educator, writer, and advocate for social justice and equity. She is especially compassionate about eradicating colorism. A native Chicagoan, she is the youngest of seven siblings. Stephanie loves get-togethers with family and friends. Though she has no children of her own, Stephanie has been a surrogate mother to many. She enjoys dance, theater, concerts, movies, cultural outings, and trotting around the globe. She also likes to try new things. Stephanie is determined not to let any grass grow under her feet. Show Highlights Who is Stephanie Gates Stephanie’s passion for learning more about how to connect with her students Personalized Learning Colorism Colorism is more than just skin tone “Pretty is me, handsome I am” Connect with Stephanie Email: stephaniegates0122@gmail.com Additional Resources This site has a ton of resources for colorism A story of a woman...

26 MIN2 w ago
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LE 108: How to Combat Colorism in the Classroom with Ms. Stephanie Gates

LE 107: How to be a Culturally Responsive Teacher While Preparing for High-Stakes Testing with Dr. Melody Zoch

FREE Resource: 10 Steps to Get You on the Right Path Towards Leading Equity About Melody Zoch, Ph.D. Melody Zoch is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) in the Teacher Education and Higher Education Department in the School of Education. She earned her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin in Language and Literacy Studies. She is a former bilingual Spanish-English elementary school teacher and has worked with bilingual teachers as a literacy coach in Texas. She has served as lead-PI or co-PI on projects involving working with emergent bilinguals and their families funded by the Department of Education, the Junior League of Greensboro, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, and the UNCG Office of Research and Engagement. Her research focuses on how teachers respond to their educational contexts in their literacy teaching, including teachers’ responsiveness to culturally and linguistically diverse students and communities. Her work has been p...

23 MIN3 w ago
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LE 107: How to be a Culturally Responsive Teacher While Preparing for High-Stakes Testing with Dr. Melody Zoch

LE 106: How to Leverage Crisis as a Vehicle for Change with Dr. Martín Casas

Enroll Now for the Teaching Through a Culturally Diverse Lens Program About Martín Casas, Ed.D. Equity driven Principal with a demonstrated history of working in a secondary setting. Skilled in Instructional leadership, Design Thinking, Deeper Learning, Assessment, Master Scheduling, Data Analysis, and Public Policy. Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused on Educational Leadership, from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Casas is also a School Retool Fellow, part of Our Voice Academy cohort 3, and North County Conference Principals’ Vice - President. Show Highlights Casas’ call to education Moving into leadership A crisis at the school Taking ownership when mistakes are made The power of allies and mentorship during a crisis Helping students deal with a crisis Final tips on how to address a crisis Connect with Martín Twitter: @MartinCasas_ Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins For more episodes visit: www.sheldoneakins.com For professional development visit: www.leadi...

53 MINSEP 23
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LE 106: How to Leverage Crisis as a Vehicle for Change with Dr. Martín Casas

LE 105: Having Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance with Ken Shelton

In this episode, Ken Shelton and I discuss the school to prison pipeline and zero-tolerance policies.

30 MINSEP 16
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LE 105: Having Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance with Ken Shelton

LE 104: Education in our Barrios with Dr. Edwin Mayorga

In this episode, Dr. Edwin Mayorga discusses his research on the #BarrioEdProject.

22 MINSEP 9
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LE 104: Education in our Barrios with Dr. Edwin Mayorga

LE 103: When English is not the First Option: Supporting Immigrant Youth in After-School Programs with Dr. Melanie Gast

In this episode, Dr. Melanie Gast discusses her research on After-School programs that serve immigrant youth.

25 MINSEP 2
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LE 103: When English is not the First Option: Supporting Immigrant Youth in After-School Programs with Dr. Melanie Gast

LE 102: Leading Educators to Wokeness: Cultivating Equity Professional Development Through Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Emily Affolter

In this episode, Dr. Emily Affolter discusses her research on educational equity professional development.

24 MINAUG 26
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LE 102: Leading Educators to Wokeness: Cultivating Equity Professional Development Through Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Emily Affolter

LE 101: How to Grade Smarter, Not Harder with Mr. Myron Dueck

About Myron Dueck Over the past 22 years,Myronhas gained teaching and administrative experience in both Canada and New Zealand in subjects ranging from grades 4 to 12.Beginning in 2006,Myron developed a number of grading, assessment and reporting systems with his classes in which students have greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to the feedback they receive and play a significant role in the reporting of that learning.Myronhas been a part of administrative teams, district groups, school committees and governmental bodies that have further broadened his access to innovative ideas.Myronhas shared his stories, tools and first-hand experiences with public, charter and international school educators around the world, and recently his presentations have diverged to include global education trends and broader socio-economic realities that impact learning.Myronhas twice been published in EL Magazine. His best-selling book,Grading Smarter, Not Harder–Assessment Strategie...

45 MINAUG 19
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LE 101: How to Grade Smarter, Not Harder with Mr. Myron Dueck

Latest Episodes

LE 110: How to Develop Classroom Belonging and Engagement with Dr. Tasha Seneca Keyes

FREE Resource: 10 Steps to Get You on the Right Path Towards Leading Equity About Tasha Seneca Keyes, Ph.D. Tasha Seneca Keyes is an Assistant Professor at the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. She grew up in Northern Virginia and is a Seneca Indian from the Seneca Nation of Indians of the Cattaraugus Reservation in Western New York. She received her MSW from the University of Utah. From 1994-2010 she practiced medical and school social work. In 2017 she received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago- School of Social Service Administration. Her practice experience informs her research to include school social work, constructing classroom and school environments to promote a sense of belonging and engagement, and culturally relevant restorative justice and trauma-informed practices for underrepresented students, with a particular interest in Native American students. Show Highlights Increasing classroom belongingness and student engagement What students need to feel as if they belong Sense of belonging school vs. classroom What decreases a student’s sense of belonging Tips for educators Connect with Tasha Email: tasha.keyes@utah.edu Additional Resources A Qualitative Inquiry: Factors That Promote Classroom Belonging and Engagement Among High School Students Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins For more episodes visit: www.sheldoneakins.com For professional development visit: www.leadingequitycenter.com

27 MIN1 d ago
Comments
LE 110: How to Develop Classroom Belonging and Engagement with Dr. Tasha Seneca Keyes

LE 109: Community and Education Reform in New Orleans Post Katrina with Dr. Daniella Cook

FREE Resource: 10 Steps to Get You on the Right Path Towards Leading Equity About Daniella Ann Cook, Ph.D. Daniella Ann Cook is an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. Drawing on her experiences as a high school social studies teacher and community organizer, her research and scholarship address three intersecting themes: (1) Historical and contemporary narratives of black educators,(2) public policy with a focus on community engagement and (3) identifying factors that support student access to rigorous curricula across diverse schooling contexts. These three areas reflect her commitment to the democratic project of sustaining racially just and equitable schooling for communities traditionally underserved by public education. Most notably, she conducted an ethnographic study of black educators in New Orleans post-Katrina during the single largest displacement of African American educators since desegregation. She has shared her scholarship broadly and currently s...

27 MIN1 w ago
Comments
LE 109: Community and Education Reform in New Orleans Post Katrina with Dr. Daniella Cook

LE 108: How to Combat Colorism in the Classroom with Ms. Stephanie Gates

FREE Resource: 10 Steps to Get You on the Right Path Towards Leading Equity About Stephanie Gates Stephanie Gates is an educator, writer, and advocate for social justice and equity. She is especially compassionate about eradicating colorism. A native Chicagoan, she is the youngest of seven siblings. Stephanie loves get-togethers with family and friends. Though she has no children of her own, Stephanie has been a surrogate mother to many. She enjoys dance, theater, concerts, movies, cultural outings, and trotting around the globe. She also likes to try new things. Stephanie is determined not to let any grass grow under her feet. Show Highlights Who is Stephanie Gates Stephanie’s passion for learning more about how to connect with her students Personalized Learning Colorism Colorism is more than just skin tone “Pretty is me, handsome I am” Connect with Stephanie Email: stephaniegates0122@gmail.com Additional Resources This site has a ton of resources for colorism A story of a woman...

26 MIN2 w ago
Comments
LE 108: How to Combat Colorism in the Classroom with Ms. Stephanie Gates

LE 107: How to be a Culturally Responsive Teacher While Preparing for High-Stakes Testing with Dr. Melody Zoch

FREE Resource: 10 Steps to Get You on the Right Path Towards Leading Equity About Melody Zoch, Ph.D. Melody Zoch is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) in the Teacher Education and Higher Education Department in the School of Education. She earned her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin in Language and Literacy Studies. She is a former bilingual Spanish-English elementary school teacher and has worked with bilingual teachers as a literacy coach in Texas. She has served as lead-PI or co-PI on projects involving working with emergent bilinguals and their families funded by the Department of Education, the Junior League of Greensboro, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, and the UNCG Office of Research and Engagement. Her research focuses on how teachers respond to their educational contexts in their literacy teaching, including teachers’ responsiveness to culturally and linguistically diverse students and communities. Her work has been p...

23 MIN3 w ago
Comments
LE 107: How to be a Culturally Responsive Teacher While Preparing for High-Stakes Testing with Dr. Melody Zoch

LE 106: How to Leverage Crisis as a Vehicle for Change with Dr. Martín Casas

Enroll Now for the Teaching Through a Culturally Diverse Lens Program About Martín Casas, Ed.D. Equity driven Principal with a demonstrated history of working in a secondary setting. Skilled in Instructional leadership, Design Thinking, Deeper Learning, Assessment, Master Scheduling, Data Analysis, and Public Policy. Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused on Educational Leadership, from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Casas is also a School Retool Fellow, part of Our Voice Academy cohort 3, and North County Conference Principals’ Vice - President. Show Highlights Casas’ call to education Moving into leadership A crisis at the school Taking ownership when mistakes are made The power of allies and mentorship during a crisis Helping students deal with a crisis Final tips on how to address a crisis Connect with Martín Twitter: @MartinCasas_ Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins For more episodes visit: www.sheldoneakins.com For professional development visit: www.leadi...

53 MINSEP 23
Comments
LE 106: How to Leverage Crisis as a Vehicle for Change with Dr. Martín Casas

LE 105: Having Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance with Ken Shelton

In this episode, Ken Shelton and I discuss the school to prison pipeline and zero-tolerance policies.

30 MINSEP 16
Comments
LE 105: Having Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance with Ken Shelton

LE 104: Education in our Barrios with Dr. Edwin Mayorga

In this episode, Dr. Edwin Mayorga discusses his research on the #BarrioEdProject.

22 MINSEP 9
Comments
LE 104: Education in our Barrios with Dr. Edwin Mayorga

LE 103: When English is not the First Option: Supporting Immigrant Youth in After-School Programs with Dr. Melanie Gast

In this episode, Dr. Melanie Gast discusses her research on After-School programs that serve immigrant youth.

25 MINSEP 2
Comments
LE 103: When English is not the First Option: Supporting Immigrant Youth in After-School Programs with Dr. Melanie Gast

LE 102: Leading Educators to Wokeness: Cultivating Equity Professional Development Through Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Emily Affolter

In this episode, Dr. Emily Affolter discusses her research on educational equity professional development.

24 MINAUG 26
Comments
LE 102: Leading Educators to Wokeness: Cultivating Equity Professional Development Through Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Emily Affolter

LE 101: How to Grade Smarter, Not Harder with Mr. Myron Dueck

About Myron Dueck Over the past 22 years,Myronhas gained teaching and administrative experience in both Canada and New Zealand in subjects ranging from grades 4 to 12.Beginning in 2006,Myron developed a number of grading, assessment and reporting systems with his classes in which students have greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to the feedback they receive and play a significant role in the reporting of that learning.Myronhas been a part of administrative teams, district groups, school committees and governmental bodies that have further broadened his access to innovative ideas.Myronhas shared his stories, tools and first-hand experiences with public, charter and international school educators around the world, and recently his presentations have diverged to include global education trends and broader socio-economic realities that impact learning.Myronhas twice been published in EL Magazine. His best-selling book,Grading Smarter, Not Harder–Assessment Strategie...

45 MINAUG 19
Comments
LE 101: How to Grade Smarter, Not Harder with Mr. Myron Dueck