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Dec 19, 2015

How can we support and empower students to make change happen?

How can we empower them to be change-makers who challenge and transform unjust systems?

Well, we've gotta dislodge and disrupt the stories of oppression and victim-hood that are so prevalent.

We've gotta review and re-frame the ways we talk about ourselves...

Dec 7, 2015

Student voice is often spoken of within education circles. Often though it's voice with limitations or prescriptions, with adults ultimately making the decisions or limiting the amount of influence that students actually have.

In this episode, we take a different route. We examine how one school in New Zealand...

Nov 23, 2015

In this episode, we explore student activism in a K to 8 elementary school. Here students are critically exploring and unpacking the issues that affect their lives and the people they care about.

But that's not all - they're also coming up with Action Plans to make a difference on these issues. Issues such as street...

Nov 9, 2015

In This Episode: finding and understanding ourselves through our stories; the links between language and autonomy; re-framing assessment in ways that work for our students; and playing the game - or at least critically playing it.
My guest is Silvia Gonzalez, a teacher-artist who works primarily with black and Latino...