Ready to talk about a new subject this week? In this week’s episode, we’re discussing reasoning behind breaking math problems down with guest, Staci McDaniel. What do you do when you are forced to teach what you’re not great at? It’s all about understanding!
Ready for some RE: WOKE Reading?! Today, we have guest, Andrea Bazemore, discussing how you can incorporate and promote diversity into your child’s or classroom’s reading. Injustice impacts reading instruction, so spot it when you see it! Learn what you can do to help change this system in this week’s episode.
We’ve talked about being Woke in our homes and workplaces, now it’s time to move onto the classroom. Listen for tips on how to change a classroom and what kind of learning environment you should be in.
5 Look-Fors in a WOKE Classroom
Is the school attempting to get to know your child? (i.e. surveys, projects, sharing time, etc)
Is the school attempting to get to know you? (i.e. inviting you to volunteer, parent newsletter, active PTA, etc)
Do your homework on the teacher/school. What curriculums and strategies do they use?
How is the curriculum being supplemented?
Educate yourself discipline policies. Zero tolerance policies = bad Restorative Justice = good.
Your environment at work affects you more than you think. How can you help change the support in your workplace to personalize what your network needs in order to create a space that allows you to be woke and strive to be your best? It starts with you!
Michelle Person discusses being woke at home with Uraline Hager, a mother that makes sure her home environment impacts her children in the best way possible. YOU are your child’s first teacher, so what can you do to help support their journey to empowerment and success?
It’s time to get RE: WOKE’d with JLM Presents’ new podcast coming this fall. This podcast will open the door on discussions of how racial, Struggling to find inclusive, engaging, academic content or culturally-responsive teaching that represents and educates your child? So were we! Society is in the midst of a revolution. We are rethinking institutionalized social and racial ideologies and deconstructing the ones deemed irrelevant, oppressive, and flat out wrong. It’s time to rethink the content and curriculum we put in front of children, the strategies we use to engage them, the techniques we use to manage behavior, and the resources we offer to support them. Michelle Person from Re:WOKE (Re-Writing Our Kids Education) is a master educator who believes in the transformative power of education but who has also had a front row seat for the last 20 years at how traditional education consistently, and oftentimes intentionally, continues to marginalize, malign, and miseducate, our BIPOC children. A veteran educator with experience in the classroom and at the building level, Michelle is committed to increasing access to culturally-responsive content, teaching strategies, and resources to parents and educators so that we can better support our elementary school students on their learning journey. Breaking down complex topics into small actionable steps is Michelle’s superpower, and together we will completely rewrite the traditional education system and create an educational experience that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable!
A passionate educator with 20 years of experience in education, Michelle is a former Teach For America corps member, a KIPP alum, a children’s author, speaker, and mom. Her professional development workshops focus on increasing student engagement and raising student achievement.
Michelle has been featured in numerous tv, radio, and magazine outlets and is able to create custom workshops and presentations for the specific needs of YOUR business or organization.