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  • Podcast: Finding Acceptance as an Immigrant Student with Margarita Lezama

    Podcast: Finding Acceptance as an Immigrant Student with Margarita Lezama

    Meet Margarita Lezama, an ESL and ESOL teacher at Brownsville Middle School in Miami, Florida. Originally from Nicaragua, Margarita now teaches a large immigrant population and relates with her students on topics like coping with culture shock, learning English, and facing discrimination.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    October 06, 2020

  • Podcast: Virtual Learning During COVID-19 with Sharon Biava

    Podcast: Virtual Learning During COVID-19 with Sharon Biava

    Sharon Biava joins us once again to discuss virtual learning during COVID-19, and how she adapted to her new digital classroom with the help of her students. A 4th grade math teacher at Silver Lakes Elementary in Florida, Sharon is passionate about literacy, civics, and equity for all students.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    September 22, 2020

  • Podcast: On Being a POC in Academic Spaces with Dr. Chris Emdin on Teachers in America

    Podcast: On Being a POC in Academic Spaces with Dr. Chris Emdin on Teachers in America

    Meet Dr. Chris Emdin, an Associate Professor of Science Education at Columbia University in New York, NY. He is the founder of Science Genius and HipHopEd, and the author of of White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll Too. Chris works to support diverse students and educators in their STEM learning through an understanding of race and culture.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    September 09, 2020

  • Kindergarten: Ready, Set, School! Podcast

    Kindergarten: Ready, Set, School! Podcast

    Listen to our Ready, Set, School! podcast, developed especially for kids, to get tips and advice for starting this school year wherever you do your learning.

    August 18, 2020

  • Grades 1–2: Ready, Set, School! Podcast

    Grades 1–2: Ready, Set, School! Podcast

    Listen to our Ready, Set, School! podcast, developed especially for kids, to get tips and advice for starting this school year wherever you do your learning.

    August 18, 2020

  • Grades 3–5: Ready, Set, School! Podcast

    Grades 3–5: Ready, Set, School! Podcast

    Listen to our Ready, Set, School! podcast, developed especially for kids, to get tips and advice for starting this school year wherever you do your learning.

    August 18, 2020

  • Grades 6–12: Ready, Set, School! Podcast

    Grades 6–12: Ready, Set, School! Podcast

    Listen to our Ready, Set, School! podcast, developed especially for kids, to get tips and advice for starting this school year wherever you do your learning.

    August 18, 2020

  • Podcast: From ELL Student to HS Math Teacher with Priyank Bhatt on Teachers in America

    Podcast: From ELL Student to HS Math Teacher with Priyank Bhatt on Teachers in America

    Priyank Bhatt, a lead math teacher at West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey, discusses his personal and professional journey, which began in India. From learning English with the help of a dedicated ELA teacher—and American cartoons—to excelling in math class and eventually tutoring his friends, Priyank forged a path rooted in education.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    August 11, 2020

  • Podcast: Amplifying Student Voices with Kelly Harper on Teachers in America

    Podcast: Amplifying Student Voices with Kelly Harper on Teachers in America

    Meet Kelly Harper, a third-grade teacher at Mary Bethune Elementary in Atlanta, Georgia. After winning the 2019 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year Award and being named one of four finalists for the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Kelly moved to Atlanta, where she employs social-emotional learning to work toward dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    July 28, 2020

  • Podcast: Overcoming Trauma in Parkland, FL with Sarah Lerner for Teachers in America

    Podcast: Overcoming Trauma in Parkland, FL with Sarah Lerner for Teachers in America

    Meet Sarah Lerner, an advisor for the award-winning yearbook Aerie and an English and journalism teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Sarah is passionate about mental health and advocating for gun reform and oversaw the publication of the student written anthology Parkland Speaks.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    June 23, 2020

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