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Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks

Please see the video above to learn how to access the ebooks and audiobooks. The video was made for the students and goes over all of our digital resources, but the first five minutes discuss how to access our ebook and audiobook collection. If you need any help with this, come and see Pam in the Hodgins Library and I am happy to help!

Podcasts

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What we don’t know about American history hurts us all. Teaching Hard History begins with the long and brutal legacy of chattel slavery and reaches through the victories of and violent responses to the civil rights movement to the present day. From Learning for Justice and host Dr. Hasan Kwame JeffriesTeaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of leading scholars and educators. It’s good advice for teachers and good information for everybody.

Educators seeking to provide equity in their schools will want to tune into this podcast. Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins hosts Leading Equity, and he knows from experience the issues educators face – he has worked as a teacher, administrator, and special education director. Eakins interviews equity experts about a variety of illuminating topics, most recently focusing on myths surrounding BIPOC in advanced classes.

Whether you are interested in becoming a more racially conscious educator, or you are simply an individual seeking to learn more about racial matters, we invite you to listen to our podcast and join us on a life-long journey of anti-racist education.

The Anti-Racist Educator is run by a collective of educators of colour and based in Scotland. As an online learning platform, The Anti-Racist Educator aims to critically challenge racism by exploring teaching, discussing ideas and sharing learning resources for all to use.​ Find out more on theantiracisteducator.com

Educators for Social Justice is a grassroots, teacher-led organization that promotes equity, sustainability, and justice in the classroom and beyond.

Is it possible to seek diversity without labeling others? Honest diversity cares about seeking to understand the plurality within each other, says Irshad Manji, director of Moral Courage ED at Let Grow, their new course “Diversity without Division” and author of the book “Don’t Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars.” This week, Irshad joins host Debi Ghate to talk about this idea of plurality, leading by listening to understand and standing your ground with integrity while also seeking common ground.

Five Moore Minutes is a Podcast produced in sequence with the YouTube video series created by Shelley Moore. This Podcast will focus on interviews and conversations connected to topics related to inclusive education.

Tara’s podcast Gender. Sexuality. School. features interviews with established and emerging researchers working in the area of gender, sexuality and schooling. The podcast can be seen as a digital literature review of cutting-edge research on issues of gender and sexuality at school.

All My Relations is a team of folks who care about representations, and how Native peoples are represented in mainstream media. Between us we have decades of experience working in and with Native communities, and writing and speaking about issues of representation. In their Indigiqueer episode, they join forces with two amazing Indigenous queer writers and scholars who are making waves in the literary scene with their poetry, prose, and fiction.

As a first-year teacher, Kyle Schwartz just didn't know where to begin. "I just really didn't know what I didn't know," she says.

So, she came up with a very simple idea: She offered her third-graders notecards and asked them to complete the sentence, "I wish my teacher knew... ."

"Instead of making assumptions about my students, I really just allowed them the space to tell me what I needed to know," says Schwartz.

The responses were varied, and Schwartz came away with a deeper understanding of her students, their thoughts, and their home lives. As it grew, students began to read aloud what they had written to their classmates, creating a powerful community-building experience. This, in turn, says Schwartz, led to valuable learning.

"I do believe that relationships are at the heart of every learning experience," she says.

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Schwartz, now in her fifth year of teaching and author of the book I Wish My Teacher Knew — a collection of students' answers — speaks about the exercise, its effect on learning, and why she decided to share it with the world.

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