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 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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Episode 84 | Building Equity in Education w/ Witnie A. Martinez

Season #2

In this episode, we tackle the essentials of in-kind donations for schools, the pivotal role of organized parent groups, and the innovative strategies needed to uplift Title 1 schools and their parent-teacher...
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Episode 83 | Enhancing Learning through Art and Poems w/ Anna J. Small Roseboro

Season #2

In this episode, Anna J. Small Roseboro shares her fascinating work, "Experience, Poems and Pictures: Poetry that Paints, Pictures that Speak," that has captured international acclaim for its innovative blend of...
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Episode 82 | Nurturing Creativity and Community Relations w/ Robert Liu-Trujillo

Season #2

In today's episode, host Roberto Germán sits down with guest Robert Liu-Trujillo, author and illustrator of the captivating picture book "Fresh Juice." They delve into the inspiration behind the book, the importance...
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Episode 81 | Navigating Disability and Dreams w/ Natalia Syvester

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, we have the privilege of welcoming the award-winning author Natalia Sylvester, whose poignant novel "Breathe and Count Back from Ten" gives voice to Veronica, a young girl with hip...
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Episode 80 | Social Emotional Learning Inspired by Hip Hop w/ David Spellmon

Season #2

In this episode, our host Roberto is joined by David Spellmon Jr., a behavior specialist who is making an impact in Charlotte, North Carolina by incorporating Hip Hop Pedagogy to promote social and emotional learning....
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Episode 79 | Black Literacies w/ Patriann Smith

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, host Roberto Germán engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Patriann Smith, an esteemed scholar and educator specializing in language, literacy, and exceptional...
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Episode 78 | Conquering Test Anxiety w/ Wallace Panlilio II, Ph.D & Artyom Zinchenko, PhD

Season #2

In this episode, titled "Conquering Test Anxiety," we have two extraordinary guests joining us. First up is Dr. Wallace Panlilio II, an educational psychologist, headmaster of 14 years, and chief mentor officer who...
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Episode 77 | Nourishing Caregiver Collaborations w/ Nawal Qarooni

Season #2

In this episode titled "Nourishing Caregiver Collaborations", we tackle the discomfort that might arise when engaging with people of different languages, and Nawal emphasizes the critical need to dispel biases that...
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