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ALL NEW Pushing The Edge - Standing Up For Students in Challenging Times. Listen Now.  

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 young people in Chicago, USA. 

Episode Run-Down
  • How Silvia pushes the edge
  • Empowerment and identity
  • Centering our students' stories | Finding a place to be who you are
  • Visibility and Invisibility | Toning down in the classroom
  • Sharing our stories
  • Critical interrogation and diverse perspectives
  • Continual learning and researching as a teacher
  • Actively engaging with our students and their communities
  • Negotiating the pull towards standards whilst meaningfully engaging with the real issues in students' lives
  • The power of language and systems of power
  • Comfort, discomfort and accountability
  • Transparency and critically 'playing the game'
  • The Lightning Round
  • Being open to our students' stories: 2 examples

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Related Pushing The Edge Podcasts

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