Episode 68: October Count(down)

It’s October, which means Count Day and countdown to hybrid in many districts across the TooDope Nation. We discuss anxieties, preparation and whether anyone is qualified to train or evaluate anyone else in this moment. Plus some teachers about upcoming guests, a brief requiem for the Nuggets, and a lil surprise about 20 minutes in.

2 comments on “Episode 68: October Count(down)

  1. Anne Stanton says:

    I’m sorry to say I only started listening to you guys this week. You are very entertaining and your humor is infectious. I’m not an educator (found you on Twitter), but your content, comments, humor and attitudes tell me that you’re probably great teachers! I also love that you are fond of maps, My “gateway drug” to geology was a love of maps and I appreciate that you teach kids how to read maps (so many kids are growing up using only googlemaps).

    If you’re interested, I wrote a book entitled An Upstream Battle, John Parker’s Personal War on Slavery that’s about John Parker, a Black abolitionist. Parker was initially reluctant to help runaways since he had worked for a year to gain his own freedom and didn’t want to risk being enslaved again. However he was talked into helping the first time and after that helped many hundreds of runaways escape slavery. He became so audacious that he once rescued a child from the home of a slaveholder in the middle of the night.

    An excerpt of An Upstream Battle and free curriculum for use of the book in middle school classrooms is available at: AnneStantonPublications.com. I would love to hear what you think of the story of John Parker and your thoughts about the curriculum.

    1. Gerardo Munoz says:

      Thank you for this comment! We hope that our discussion topics have implications beyond the classroom. After all, teaching is community, human work.Definitely interested in learning more about an upstream battle is there any way you could send us a copy? It sounds amazing.

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