Starting Points for Educators
1) Do a self-assessment.
How much training have you had to effectively teach on intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, colonialism and settler colonialism, etc.? How are your curriculum and teaching methods helping students think critically about the rise of white nationalism, Islamophobia, and antisemitism? How many feminist writers have you engaged as you design your courses?
Jennifer Castillo & Aimee O'Donnell created the series based on their customized 2-year training program, "Strategies in Pedagogical Leadership." Our model is one of teacher-scholar collaborations: as they studied the texts in our training program and received scholarly coaching, they built the podcast to circulate to fellow teachers the feminist ideas and how they apply the concepts in their classroom practices.
3) Contact me for a 60-minute assessment session.
We will talk about about implementing a PLC (professional learning program) in your school that trains faculty in a similar course of study, pedagogy, and teacher-scholar collaborations. Programs can be stand-alone workshops throughout one school year, or part of a 2–3 year diversity initiative.