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
- 1:56 – A good starting point for exploring equity in your classroom.
- 6:37 – Previewing the episode with Sheldon Eakins.
- Go subscribe to Sheldon’s podcast, and leave a rating and review – The Leading Equity Podcast
- 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.
- Check out Sheldon’s course, “Teaching Through A Culturally Diverse Lens.“
- 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.
- EdTech Tool: Audacity
- Book: “Expert Secrets” by Richard Brunson
- Who to Follow on Instagram: Erica B-Rivera (@ericabrivera)
- YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Podcasts:
- Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Reflecting on your implicit bias.
- Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: “You’ll never be caught up. There’s always going to be work to do.” Sheldon’s Dad.
Links to Connect With Sheldon
- Website: www.leadingequitycenter.com and http://sheldoneakins.com
- Twitter: @sheldoneakins
- Facebook Page: Leading Equity Center
- Instagram: @sheldoneakins
- Podcast: Leading Equity