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If you're passionate about Pushing The Edge for Innovation & Social Justice in Education, you're in the right place. 

Feb 15, 2016

In this episode, speaking up as White Educators and challenging the silence on issues of social justice - online - and in our schools.

We’re also chatting about truly seeing our students & teaching a #BlackLivesMatter curriculum.

And in the Lightning Round, we’re pushing the edges of visibility, democratic ideals, bias and indoctrination.

Our guest is Greg Michie, a year 7 and 8 public school teacher of Social Studies in Chicago, USA.

For full Show-Notes, go to: http://PushingTheEdge.org/26

Episode Run-Down:

▪ How Greg pushes the edge for social justice (1:21)

▪ How we can keep social justice at the forefront of our teaching? (1:41)

▪ Why step outside what's familiar and comfortable to us as teachers (3:54)

▪ Why step outside the norm of silence about race, gender and sexuality in education (5:29)

▪ Challenging the silence - Centering issues of social justice in schools and online (9:09)

▪ How we can step up for social justice on Twitter? (12:26)

▪ Talking about access and equity in Tech Twitter Chats (16:05)

▪ Ending white silence: What can we do as white educators? (18:53)

▪ Truly seeing our students: A powerful moment in Greg's classroom (26:41)

▪ Teaching a #BlackLivesMatter Curriculum (30:12)

▪ Why speaking up is important - even if you think it doesn't affect your community (37:50)

▪ Feeling afraid of speaking up - what you can do (40:50)

▪ The Lightning Round - indoctrination, visibility, urban, cultural proficiency, student centered, unconscious and unexamined bias, democratic ideal (42:41)

Related Posts:

▪ Not Being The Outsider by @GregBCurran - http://PushingTheEdge.org/26a

▪ Tips for Ending White Silence in Twitter Chats by @GregBCurran - http://PushingTheEdge.org/26b

▪ Stand with Us for Social Justice in Education by @GregBCurran - http://PushingTheEdge.org/stand-up

▪ What White Educators can learn from Pittsburgh's Police Chief by Greg Michie - http://goo.gl/TpvWlw

▪ Amy Winehouse, Allen Iverson and The Importance of Seeing our Students by Greg Michie - http://goo.gl/794kqE

Episode Links:

▪ Greg Michie on Twitter - https://twitter.com/GregoryMichie

▪ What is White Privilege - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_privilege

▪ Pondering (my) White Privilege by Shawn White - https://goo.gl/RqSxUU

▪ Ferguson (Gun-related violence and policing in the USA) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson_unrest

▪ Teaching about Ferguson (Class-resources) - http://www.tolerance.org/teaching-about-ferguson

▪ Michael Brown - https://goo.gl/chJVuW, Eric Garner - https://goo.gl/j1EPnp

▪ Tamir Rice - https://goo.gl/YSpCgK, Jonathan Ferrell - https://goo.gl/dMS4DV

▪ John Crawford III - https://goo.gl/MWiZio, Walter Scott - https://goo.gl/iXCnZI, Laquan McDonald - https://goo.gl/7Bo6Mo

▪ Beverly Daniel Tatum - https://goo.gl/Lza0Zg

▪ Educolor Website - http://www.educolor.org/

▪ #BlackLivesMatter Website - http://blacklivesmatter.com/

Additional Resources:

▪ The Pushing The Edge Podcast Archive: http://PushingTheEdge.org or https://goo.gl/yJAZFm

▪ Social Justice Resources: http://PushingTheEdge.org/social-justice-resources

▪ Greg Curran on Twitter - https://twitter.com/GregBCurran