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 100 | Fostering Racial Literacy in Classrooms w/ Sonja Cherry-Paul

Season #2

In this episode, we’ll explore the pressing need to address racism in the classroom to prevent harm and trauma to BIPOC students. Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul, author of the Antiracist Reading Revolution: A Framework for...
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Episode 99 | Addressing Teacher Burnout w/ Dr. Roger A. Gerard

Season #2

In this episode, Dr. Roger A. Gerard sheds light on the concept of "commodification," where educators are treated as replaceable units constrained by standardization and systemization. We discuss how this approach...
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Episode 98 | Why Educator Mental Health Matters

Season #2

In this episode, we explore the unique challenges educators face, the signs of mental health issues, and practical self-care strategies. We'll discuss mindfulness, setting boundaries, seeking professional help, and...
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Episode 97 | Navigating Sacrifices w/ Ismée Williams & Tatiana Gardel

Season #2

In this episode, Roberto Germán welcomes award-winning author Ismée Williams and Brazilian-born illustrator Tatiana Gardel to discuss their collaborative work "Abuelo, The Sea, and Me" published by Roaring Book Press....
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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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