Have you watched recently in the news when people of color seem to be held to a different standard by police? By teachers? How about in the next classroom? Jake sat down with Indianapolis's own Shawnta Barnes, as she discusses her struggles through her Educator's Room article, "The Hidden Struggles of Being a Teacher of Color."
In this episode, Jake Miller talks with the silver-tongued Superintendent himself, John Kuhn, as they discuss what it takes for a Superintendent to help teachers advocate for themselves, especially in Texas. In this 10-minute interview, Jake learns that to lead a district you much have a heart not only for students but also the teachers.
What if someone promised you a grant for your education if you spent a set amount of time in underprivileged schools across the country? What if you served your "time" and when you went to redeem your grant you found out (through no fault of yours) that you didn't qualify? What if this "game" happened to thousands of educators with no end in sight?
In this episode, Jake discusses the "rip-off" of the TEACH Grants and the nightmare of playing the game. He uses the personal story of several teachers as they've tried to navigate to get what's owed to them.
Have you ever thought about what it takes to help students who are new in our country? Do you see the endless strategies online and you have no clue what works? What if you were able to talk with the resident expert on this topic?
To help me with this subject, I’d like to introduce Mandy Manning, a teacher at the Joel E. Ferris High School’s Newcomer School. Manning is the 2018 Washington State Teacher of the Year, 2018 National Teacher of the Year, and holder of the world’s best superhero cover-up name. Listen as she gives us all great advice that will help us as we teach the next generation of learners.
What if you could have quick, 10-minute conversations with teachers around the country on ALL topics in education? What if these conversations could create change big and small? What if these conversations could be guided by a veteran educator? If you do, welcome to the podcast that will change your mind in ten-minute increments. Welcome to the Post-Class Podcast hosted by educator extraordinaire, Mr. Jake Miller.