103: Through A Culturally Diverse Lens. – Sheldon Eakins chats with us about learning as much as we can about our students’ cultures, and how to address issues of equity. 

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Director of Special Education, and Director of the Leading Equity Center,  Sheldon Eakins, chats with us about about learning as much as we can about our students’ cultures, and how to address issues of equity.

Sheldon talks about what we might be missing culturally, the power of sharing your own culture with students, and why we need to make sure we’re actually taking action on things we say.

'Those words are getting thrown out in conversations, but the action is not always there.' - @sheldoneakins from episode 103 of #TeachBetterTalk #Podcast #TeachBetter Click To Tweet

Episode Highlights

  • 1:56 – A  good starting point for exploring equity in your classroom.
  • 6:37 – Previewing the episode with Sheldon Eakins.
  • 9:55 – Sheldon introduces himself.
  • 11:24 – Sheldon shares some insight into his unique opportunity to teach on a Native American Reservation.
  • 15:25 – Chatting about Sheldon’s podcast and the Leading Equity Center.
  • 20:04 – Sheldon’s failure: First teaching job in The Virgin Islands. Thinking he could connect with students the same way he could back home.
  • 26:31 – What’s got Sheldon excited about education right now: Hearing a lot more conversation around equity.
  • 29:16 – Sheldon’s advice for teachers wanting to actually put things into action:
  • 33:59 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 36:10 – How to connect with Sheldon.

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