To hear ideas about creating equitable, engaging, inquiry-based instruction for community college students, tune in to Stanford’s KZSU 90.1FM on Friday, March 22 at 3:00pm.
Ben Woodford, host of the Modern Education Radio Show, will interview me about ideas in Teachin’ It! Breakout Moves that Break Down Barriers for Community College Students (Teachers College Press at Columbia University). There will be a chance to win a free copy on the Radio Show.
Link to Teachin’ It! https://www.tcpress.com/teachin-it-9780807761588
Link to KZSU 90.1FM to livestream http://kzsu.stanford.edu/schedule/about/
Link to Modern Education site http://www.mrwoodford.com/
Teachin’ It! Disrupting systemic inequity one classroom at a time
Check out my Teachin’ It! Youtube Channel where you can pick up high-leverage strategies for teaching community college students. I interview instructors from Santa Rosa Junior College and other professionals who care about equity, active learning, group learning, and empowering students. Walk away with strategies that you can try the next day in class.
The wealth of cultural assets that minority students and students with fewer socioeconomic resources bring to the classroom are frequently undervalued and overwritten. If we continue to ignore these students’ assets, we perpetuate the larger system of inequity. How can we make sure that we illuminate the assets of all of our students in our classrooms? This presentation illustrates the problem and offers some solutions. If you would like to watch this presentation on my research in a Yucatec Maya village, then check out the video from the SRJC Arts and Lecture Series from September 24, 2018. You could show parts of it to students in a math, anthropology, education, or equity course.
How can we help students do better in math? Maybe we can shine the light on student assets during class instead of overwriting student autonomy and creativity by using canned curriculum. We should encourage students to experiment, explore, and express their unique approaches—especially students who have distinguished themselves by coming from a community with exceptional autonomy and improvisational expertise, like the Yucatec Maya students in this study.
Attend or Zoom in to my talk about my research, Making Cultural Assets Count: Funds of math knowledge in a Yucatec Maya village and middle school. It happens as part of the SRJC Arts and Lecture Series on Monday, September 24, 2018 in the SRJC Newman Auditorium from 12:00 to 1:00pm. It counts a PD flex at SRJC, too. To join the Zoom webinar, click: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/356294367 (Webinar ID: 356 294 367). SRJC Arts and Lecture Series https://arts-lectures.santarosa.edu/