Our Classroom

Our Classroom

Hosted by: Roberto Germán | Multicultural Classroom

Welcome to Our Classroom! In this space we talk about education, which is inclusive of, but not limited to what happens in schools. Education is taking place whenever and wherever we are willing to learn. In Our...

Episodes

Episode 96 | Inspiring Change w/ Traci Huahn

Season #2

Today we're honored to have Traci Huahn join us. Traci, a former attorney and daughter of Chinese immigrants, has recently transitioned into the world of children's literature with her debut picture book, Mamie Tape...
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Episode 95 | Multilingual Speakers in the U.S. Pt. 3 w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

This is the third and final installment of our series on Multilingual Speakers in the U.S. In today’s episode, we dive deep into the significance of humanizing approaches to bilingual education and how these methods...
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Episode 94 | Multilingual Speakers in the U.S. Pt. 2 w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

Today, we delve deeper into the experiences and challenges faced by multilingual speakers in the U.S., specifically focusing on students of color. Returning guest, Lorena Germán, joins host Roberto to explore the...
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Episode 93 | Multilingual Speakers in the U.S. w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom we're diving into a critical conversation about multilingual speakers in the U.S. education system. Lorena is back as a guest. We explore the complex landscape of bilingual education,...
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Episode 92 | Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

In this episode, titled "Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy," Lorena Germán is back to unpack the rich and necessary concept of CSP, as formulated by Dr. Django Paris and Dr. Samy Alim. We'll explore what it means to move...
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Episode 91 | Teaching Socio-Political Context w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

In today's episode, we grapple with the intricate subject of Teaching Socio-Political Context in education. Lorena helps unravel the significance of incorporating the socio-political backdrop into learning and how it...
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Episode 90 | A Lesson on the N-Word w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

Today’s episode ventures into a highly sensitive and challenging discussion. Roberto and Lorena Germán tackle the complex and controversial topic surrounding the N-word, particularly within an educational...
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Episode 89 | What is the White Gaze? w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, Roberto and Lorena delve into the concept of the White gaze and its impact.  Lorena provides a comprehensive discussion on Toni Morrison's concept of the White gaze, which essentially...
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Episode 88 | Telling the Whole Story w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, Roberto and Lorena Germán discuss the workshop "Telling the Whole Story: Best Practices Using Data," which aims to challenge the way data is used in schools. Lorena explains the...
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Episode 87 | Should Students Have Cell Phones in Class?

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, Roberto explores the hot topic of banning cell phones in schools. Drawing from his experience as a former school principal, he presents both sides of the argument and delves into the...
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Episode 86 | Hair, Bias, and the Quest for Black Joy in Education w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, Roberto and Lorena Germán explore the pressing issues of conformity and resistance in education. They shared powerful insights on how discriminatory policies in schools, particularly...
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Episode 85 | Poetry, Prose, and Chronic Illness Narratives w/ Jasminne Mendez

Season #2

In today’s episode, we dive deep into Jasminne Mendez's celebrated novel "Aniana Del Mar Jumps In," which has received the prestigious 2024 Pura Belpre Honor Award. Together, we'll navigate the powerful currents of...
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