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Leading Equity

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

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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 163: Dysfunctional Equity Implementation with Dr. Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple

About Floyd Cobb, Ph.D. Floyd Cobbis an adjunct faculty member with the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. His coursework focuses on teaching methods along with the intersections of race, class, power and privilege. He has held a leadership role in issues related to educational equity for almost 15 years and has also served as a central office leader responsible for curriculum and instruction. Floyd holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and is the author of the book, Leading While Black (2017) and co-author of the book, Interrogating Whiteness Relinquishing Power. About John Krownapple John Krownapple specializes in professional and organizational learning and development in the areas of belonging, inclusion, and equity. He is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University where his coursework focuses on organizational and pedagogical responses to the issues that emerge from diversity, and he served as the coordinator of cultural proficiency and coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion for 14 years in a public school district of over 50,000 students.John is also the co-author ofBelonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation(Mimi & Todd Press, 2019) andauthor ofGuiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation(Corwin, 2017). Show Highlights Dysfunctional equity implementation Functional equity implementation Sense of belonging Connect with Floyd Twitter: @DrFloydCobb2 Belonging Through A Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation Connect with John Twitter: @JKrownapple Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins Inquire about the Leading Equity Center’s “Annihilating Racial Injustice in Schools” training

30 min4 d ago
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LE 163: Dysfunctional Equity Implementation with Dr. Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple

LE 162: Why teacher self-care is the number one topic we should be talking about with TJ Rumler

About TJ Rumler, MSW, LISW-CP, CCTP No sane person chooses the field of social work—there’s always pain behind the passion for the profession. TJ Rumler grew up in West Greenville, SC, seeing first-hand the impacts of poverty, addiction, and racism in his community. Two weeks after 9/11, he enlisted in the US Army. Deploying to Iraq allowed TJ to experience how difficult combat is on soldiers and their families, as well as many failures along the military’s journey towards successful treatment of PTSD. With encouragement from friends and family, TJ left a successful sales career and went back to complete a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Since entering the social work field, he has served fellow Veterans with the Department of Veterans Affairs, individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, individuals with HIV/AIDS, children with behavioral and mental health struggles at PRISMA Health, and currently serves the students and families of Greenville County through his role as Traum...

33 min1 w ago
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LE 162: Why teacher self-care is the number one topic we should be talking about with TJ Rumler

LE 161: ‘un-American’ Diversity Training in K-12 Schools with Victor Small, Jr.

Inquire about the Leading Equity Center’s “Annihilating Racial Injustice in Schools” training About Victor Small, Jr. I was born in Hayward, CA and raised in Oakland and Stockton, CA. I graduated from CSU, Sacramento in 2007 with a BA in English Creative Writing and in 2014 with a Masters in Instructional Technology. I am currently working on a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at CSU, East Bay. I taught English in public schools and charters for 7 years and was a substitute teacher 4 years prior to that. I got involved with Restorative Justice while teaching in the classroom, and have continued my practice of it as an administrator for the last two years in Oakland Unified School district as well as San Francisco Unified School District. Show Highlights The end of diversity training? A historical standpoint as to why this work must continue Strategies for educators to continue the equity work Looking ahead for future conversations about DEI Connect with Vict...

54 min2 w ago
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LE 161: ‘un-American’ Diversity Training in K-12 Schools with Victor Small, Jr.

LE 160: Being Woke and Doing the Work with Dr. Inger Swimpson and Dr. Daman Harris

About Inger Swimpson, Ed.D. Passionate about teaching and education, Dr. Inger Swimpson has been an educator for over 25 years with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). She has served in a number of capacities including middle school science teacher, team leader, and department chair. Her progressive leadership roles include: instructional specialist, equity specialist, and Director, Certification and Staffing and Director, Talent Acquisition. One of Dr. Swimpson’s most gratifying professional accomplishments lies in the establishment of the BOND (Building Our Network of Diversity) Project, a networking, leadership, mentorship, and empowerment program created for African American and Latino male educators in MCPS. About Daman Harris, Ph.D. Dr. Daman Harris is currently a principal in Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools and a BOND Project Leadership Team member. He is a certified reading specialist and special educator with experience in academic support, student discipline, c...

37 min3 w ago
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LE 160: Being Woke and Doing the Work with Dr. Inger Swimpson and Dr. Daman Harris

LE 159: Critical Colonial Consciousness Through Queer Pedagogy with Dr. Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr

About Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr, Ph.D. Dr. Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr identifies as a queer Black scholar. She got her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in Curriculum and Instruction. She has two masters’ degrees, one in literacy acquisition and development, the other in school building and school district leadership. Her research connects to the educational needs of queer-identified students, educational inclusivity, and critical literacy practices in and out of school settings. She teaches literacy content and pedagogy courses to pre-service and in-service teachers. She has published articles and book chapters in her area of study- teaching queerly, anti-oppressive pedagogy, and educational inclusivity. Show Highlights Colonial Consciousness Queerness and Queer Pedagogy Queerness in Education State standards and addressing with homophobia District policies for LGBTQ+ students Colonial Consciousness and the Pedagogy of the Oppressed Connect with Keitha-Gail kmartink@umn.edu Fo...

24 minSEP 29
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LE 159: Critical Colonial Consciousness Through Queer Pedagogy with Dr. Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr

LE 158: How to Facilitate SEL with Fidelity with Dr. Lorea Martinez

About Lorea Martinez, Ph.D. Dr. Lorea Martinez is a social-emotional learning (SEL) consultant, supporting schools and teachers as they integrate SEL in their programs and teaching practices. Her clients include New Schools Venture Fund, Learning Policy Institute, Six Seconds, Nearpod, and public, private, and charter schools. She is a faculty member of the Summer Principals Academy-New Orleans at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research is focused on school climate, SEL implementation, and principals' emotional intelligence. She is working on her second book for teachers,Teaching with the Heart in Mind, forthcoming in 2020. Previously, she was a special education teacher and administrator. Martinez holds a PhD from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Show Highlights Emotional Intelligence SEL with fidelity BIPOC and assimilation with SEL Equity in SEL SEL for school leaders Connect with Lorea Twitter: @loreamart Website: www.loreamartinez.com Connect with me on Twitte...

17 minSEP 21
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LE 158: How to Facilitate SEL with Fidelity with Dr. Lorea Martinez

LE 157: Online Learning and Relationships with Mariana Aguilar

About Mariana Aguilar Mariana Aguilar leads the Research team at education technology company, GoGuardian. In her role, she seeks to understand the relationship between the digital learning experience and student outcomes. Mariana began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member teaching 3rd grade in South LA. Since then, she has worked with various education non-profits including Murmuration and Citizens of the World Los Angeles. Mariana earned her B.A. in Social Science with an emphasis in Psychology from USC, and an M.A. in Urban Education with an emphasis in Digital Learning from LMU. Show Highlights Benefits of online learning The digital divide continues to grow Equitable pedagogy in online learning Online instruction in small group settings Starting the year building a virtual relationship Connect with Mariana Twitter: @MarMarAguilar Website: GoGuardian Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

26 minSEP 15
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LE 157: Online Learning and Relationships with Mariana Aguilar

LE 156: Tackling the Discipline Divide with Mona Elleithee

About Mona Elleithee Mona Elleithee has facilitated learning for students, teachers, and leaders across the country for over twenty years. Her craftsmanship as a master teacher has educators leaving Mona’s professional-development sessions asking for more. Modeling best practices as she delicately leads discussions on difficult topics, Mona is celebrated for the compassionate way she assists educators with reflecting on and connecting their own backgrounds to their current beliefs and practices without shame, blame, criticism, or judgment. Show Highlights DEI titles and positions School discipline Causes of student behaviors Co-dependents Dysfunctional families The Discipline Triangle Recognizing our childhood trauma Getting teachers and administrators on the same page with discipline Connect with Mona Twitter: @renewedharmony www.renewedharmony.com Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

35 minAUG 31
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LE 156: Tackling the Discipline Divide with Mona Elleithee

LE 155: How to Cultivate Global Citizens with Homa Tavangar

About Homa Tavangar Homa Tavangar is the author of best-sellingGrowing Up Global: Raising Children to BeAtHome in the World(Random House), co-author of five books for educators, and most recently,Global Kids, a colorful activity deck exposing children to world cultures and global mindsets. Homa advises and trains schools and organizations like Disney Channel, the National Education Association Foundation, and the Pulitzer Center on optimizing learning, empathy, innovation, global citizenship and anti-racism. She coaches heads of schools and education leaders around the world around accountability for equity and leading through crisis. She is co-founder ofBigQuestions.InstituteandOnenessLab.com. She serves on the boards ofInternational Schools Servicesand theTahirih Justice Center. Show Highlights Global Kids Cultural Appreciation What is Global Citizenship? Global Citizenship and Antiracism Connect with Homa Twitter: @HomaTav https://linktr.ee/homatav Connect with me on Twitter @she...

34 minAUG 24
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LE 155: How to Cultivate Global Citizens with Homa Tavangar

LE 154: Why You Need a Racial Equity Policy with Dr. Geneva A. Stark

About Geneva A. Stark, Ph.D., CDP Dr. Geneva A. Stark, servant leader, visionary, educator, achiever, collaborator, and a problem-solver. She is a native of New Orleans, La. that resides in Metro Louisville.She received her BS Degree from Xavier University of New Orleans, Master’s in Education from the University of New Orleans, Rank 1 from Western Kentucky University in Administration (Principal, Instructional Leader and Director of Pupil Personnel). She received her Doctor of Philosophy Degree as Superintendent and Instructional Leader, from Educational, Leadership, Evaluation, Organization and Development department from the University of Louisville. Dr. Stark recently obtained a National Professional Certification in Diversity and Inclusion. Show Highlights Doing diversity is a lifelong experience for many people Racial Equity Policy Checking a box Creating a Racial Equity Policy Accountability Connect with Geneva www.gaspconsultant.com Email: gasp0524@gmail.com Connect with me...

32 minAUG 20
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LE 154: Why You Need a Racial Equity Policy with Dr. Geneva A. Stark

Latest Episodes

LE 163: Dysfunctional Equity Implementation with Dr. Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple

About Floyd Cobb, Ph.D. Floyd Cobbis an adjunct faculty member with the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. His coursework focuses on teaching methods along with the intersections of race, class, power and privilege. He has held a leadership role in issues related to educational equity for almost 15 years and has also served as a central office leader responsible for curriculum and instruction. Floyd holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and is the author of the book, Leading While Black (2017) and co-author of the book, Interrogating Whiteness Relinquishing Power. About John Krownapple John Krownapple specializes in professional and organizational learning and development in the areas of belonging, inclusion, and equity. He is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University where his coursework focuses on organizational and pedagogical responses to the issues that emerge from diversity, and he served as the coordinator of cultural proficiency and coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion for 14 years in a public school district of over 50,000 students.John is also the co-author ofBelonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation(Mimi & Todd Press, 2019) andauthor ofGuiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation(Corwin, 2017). Show Highlights Dysfunctional equity implementation Functional equity implementation Sense of belonging Connect with Floyd Twitter: @DrFloydCobb2 Belonging Through A Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation Connect with John Twitter: @JKrownapple Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins Inquire about the Leading Equity Center’s “Annihilating Racial Injustice in Schools” training

30 min4 d ago
Comments
LE 163: Dysfunctional Equity Implementation with Dr. Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple

LE 162: Why teacher self-care is the number one topic we should be talking about with TJ Rumler

About TJ Rumler, MSW, LISW-CP, CCTP No sane person chooses the field of social work—there’s always pain behind the passion for the profession. TJ Rumler grew up in West Greenville, SC, seeing first-hand the impacts of poverty, addiction, and racism in his community. Two weeks after 9/11, he enlisted in the US Army. Deploying to Iraq allowed TJ to experience how difficult combat is on soldiers and their families, as well as many failures along the military’s journey towards successful treatment of PTSD. With encouragement from friends and family, TJ left a successful sales career and went back to complete a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Since entering the social work field, he has served fellow Veterans with the Department of Veterans Affairs, individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, individuals with HIV/AIDS, children with behavioral and mental health struggles at PRISMA Health, and currently serves the students and families of Greenville County through his role as Traum...

33 min1 w ago
Comments
LE 162: Why teacher self-care is the number one topic we should be talking about with TJ Rumler

LE 161: ‘un-American’ Diversity Training in K-12 Schools with Victor Small, Jr.

Inquire about the Leading Equity Center’s “Annihilating Racial Injustice in Schools” training About Victor Small, Jr. I was born in Hayward, CA and raised in Oakland and Stockton, CA. I graduated from CSU, Sacramento in 2007 with a BA in English Creative Writing and in 2014 with a Masters in Instructional Technology. I am currently working on a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at CSU, East Bay. I taught English in public schools and charters for 7 years and was a substitute teacher 4 years prior to that. I got involved with Restorative Justice while teaching in the classroom, and have continued my practice of it as an administrator for the last two years in Oakland Unified School district as well as San Francisco Unified School District. Show Highlights The end of diversity training? A historical standpoint as to why this work must continue Strategies for educators to continue the equity work Looking ahead for future conversations about DEI Connect with Vict...

54 min2 w ago
Comments
LE 161: ‘un-American’ Diversity Training in K-12 Schools with Victor Small, Jr.

LE 160: Being Woke and Doing the Work with Dr. Inger Swimpson and Dr. Daman Harris

About Inger Swimpson, Ed.D. Passionate about teaching and education, Dr. Inger Swimpson has been an educator for over 25 years with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). She has served in a number of capacities including middle school science teacher, team leader, and department chair. Her progressive leadership roles include: instructional specialist, equity specialist, and Director, Certification and Staffing and Director, Talent Acquisition. One of Dr. Swimpson’s most gratifying professional accomplishments lies in the establishment of the BOND (Building Our Network of Diversity) Project, a networking, leadership, mentorship, and empowerment program created for African American and Latino male educators in MCPS. About Daman Harris, Ph.D. Dr. Daman Harris is currently a principal in Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools and a BOND Project Leadership Team member. He is a certified reading specialist and special educator with experience in academic support, student discipline, c...

37 min3 w ago
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LE 160: Being Woke and Doing the Work with Dr. Inger Swimpson and Dr. Daman Harris

LE 159: Critical Colonial Consciousness Through Queer Pedagogy with Dr. Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr

About Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr, Ph.D. Dr. Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr identifies as a queer Black scholar. She got her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in Curriculum and Instruction. She has two masters’ degrees, one in literacy acquisition and development, the other in school building and school district leadership. Her research connects to the educational needs of queer-identified students, educational inclusivity, and critical literacy practices in and out of school settings. She teaches literacy content and pedagogy courses to pre-service and in-service teachers. She has published articles and book chapters in her area of study- teaching queerly, anti-oppressive pedagogy, and educational inclusivity. Show Highlights Colonial Consciousness Queerness and Queer Pedagogy Queerness in Education State standards and addressing with homophobia District policies for LGBTQ+ students Colonial Consciousness and the Pedagogy of the Oppressed Connect with Keitha-Gail kmartink@umn.edu Fo...

24 minSEP 29
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LE 159: Critical Colonial Consciousness Through Queer Pedagogy with Dr. Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr

LE 158: How to Facilitate SEL with Fidelity with Dr. Lorea Martinez

About Lorea Martinez, Ph.D. Dr. Lorea Martinez is a social-emotional learning (SEL) consultant, supporting schools and teachers as they integrate SEL in their programs and teaching practices. Her clients include New Schools Venture Fund, Learning Policy Institute, Six Seconds, Nearpod, and public, private, and charter schools. She is a faculty member of the Summer Principals Academy-New Orleans at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research is focused on school climate, SEL implementation, and principals' emotional intelligence. She is working on her second book for teachers,Teaching with the Heart in Mind, forthcoming in 2020. Previously, she was a special education teacher and administrator. Martinez holds a PhD from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Show Highlights Emotional Intelligence SEL with fidelity BIPOC and assimilation with SEL Equity in SEL SEL for school leaders Connect with Lorea Twitter: @loreamart Website: www.loreamartinez.com Connect with me on Twitte...

17 minSEP 21
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LE 158: How to Facilitate SEL with Fidelity with Dr. Lorea Martinez

LE 157: Online Learning and Relationships with Mariana Aguilar

About Mariana Aguilar Mariana Aguilar leads the Research team at education technology company, GoGuardian. In her role, she seeks to understand the relationship between the digital learning experience and student outcomes. Mariana began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member teaching 3rd grade in South LA. Since then, she has worked with various education non-profits including Murmuration and Citizens of the World Los Angeles. Mariana earned her B.A. in Social Science with an emphasis in Psychology from USC, and an M.A. in Urban Education with an emphasis in Digital Learning from LMU. Show Highlights Benefits of online learning The digital divide continues to grow Equitable pedagogy in online learning Online instruction in small group settings Starting the year building a virtual relationship Connect with Mariana Twitter: @MarMarAguilar Website: GoGuardian Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

26 minSEP 15
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LE 157: Online Learning and Relationships with Mariana Aguilar

LE 156: Tackling the Discipline Divide with Mona Elleithee

About Mona Elleithee Mona Elleithee has facilitated learning for students, teachers, and leaders across the country for over twenty years. Her craftsmanship as a master teacher has educators leaving Mona’s professional-development sessions asking for more. Modeling best practices as she delicately leads discussions on difficult topics, Mona is celebrated for the compassionate way she assists educators with reflecting on and connecting their own backgrounds to their current beliefs and practices without shame, blame, criticism, or judgment. Show Highlights DEI titles and positions School discipline Causes of student behaviors Co-dependents Dysfunctional families The Discipline Triangle Recognizing our childhood trauma Getting teachers and administrators on the same page with discipline Connect with Mona Twitter: @renewedharmony www.renewedharmony.com Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

35 minAUG 31
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LE 156: Tackling the Discipline Divide with Mona Elleithee

LE 155: How to Cultivate Global Citizens with Homa Tavangar

About Homa Tavangar Homa Tavangar is the author of best-sellingGrowing Up Global: Raising Children to BeAtHome in the World(Random House), co-author of five books for educators, and most recently,Global Kids, a colorful activity deck exposing children to world cultures and global mindsets. Homa advises and trains schools and organizations like Disney Channel, the National Education Association Foundation, and the Pulitzer Center on optimizing learning, empathy, innovation, global citizenship and anti-racism. She coaches heads of schools and education leaders around the world around accountability for equity and leading through crisis. She is co-founder ofBigQuestions.InstituteandOnenessLab.com. She serves on the boards ofInternational Schools Servicesand theTahirih Justice Center. Show Highlights Global Kids Cultural Appreciation What is Global Citizenship? Global Citizenship and Antiracism Connect with Homa Twitter: @HomaTav https://linktr.ee/homatav Connect with me on Twitter @she...

34 minAUG 24
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LE 155: How to Cultivate Global Citizens with Homa Tavangar

LE 154: Why You Need a Racial Equity Policy with Dr. Geneva A. Stark

About Geneva A. Stark, Ph.D., CDP Dr. Geneva A. Stark, servant leader, visionary, educator, achiever, collaborator, and a problem-solver. She is a native of New Orleans, La. that resides in Metro Louisville.She received her BS Degree from Xavier University of New Orleans, Master’s in Education from the University of New Orleans, Rank 1 from Western Kentucky University in Administration (Principal, Instructional Leader and Director of Pupil Personnel). She received her Doctor of Philosophy Degree as Superintendent and Instructional Leader, from Educational, Leadership, Evaluation, Organization and Development department from the University of Louisville. Dr. Stark recently obtained a National Professional Certification in Diversity and Inclusion. Show Highlights Doing diversity is a lifelong experience for many people Racial Equity Policy Checking a box Creating a Racial Equity Policy Accountability Connect with Geneva www.gaspconsultant.com Email: gasp0524@gmail.com Connect with me...

32 minAUG 20
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LE 154: Why You Need a Racial Equity Policy with Dr. Geneva A. Stark
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