Episode 25 | Mathin' It Up Pt. 1 w/ Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

I don’t even like math like that but this was fun! 😂 My mom commented, “I wish I had a math teacher like you when I was in school!” Brother Kwame Sarfo-Mensah out here getting love from mom dukes! I guess he was a good guest to have on the show and I will have to bring him back in the future! Yes, I used all exclamation points is this caption! Check out this lively conversation where we talk about math, culturally responsive teaching, supporting educators in growing their anti bias anti racist practices and more!

Kwame Sarfo-Mensah is a 15-year veteran urban educator and the founder & CEO of Identity Talk Consulting, LLC., an independent educational consulting firm that provides professional development and consulting services to K-12 school districts, educators, colleges & universities and educational non-profit organizations. He is also the author of two books: "Shaping the Teacher Identity: 8 Lessons That Will Help Define the Teacher in You" and "From Inaction to 'In Action': Creating a New Normal for Urban Educators".  A proud graduate of Temple University, Kwame holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education.  He was honored as the 2019 National Member of the Year by Black Educators Rock, Inc. for his unwavering commitment to the advancement of the teacher profession.  Kwame's work has also been featured on The Tavis Smiley Show, Edutopia, Education Post, Teaching Channel, WGBH News, The Educators' Room, LLC., and Medium.

Follow Kwame Sarfo-Mensah-Mensah @kwam_the_identity_shaper, @radicalmathtalk and the Identity Talk Website

This episode is sponsored by Heinemann --- a publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers, kindergarten through college.

Start Here Start Now by Liz Kleinrock is a practical guide to antibias and antiracist work in schools. 

“There is no ‘one and done’ lesson or book when it comes to social justice and culturally reflective teaching. This book is meant to help educators break habits that are holding them back from this work, as well as build positive, sustainable teaching for the future.”

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