For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood
Guest: Christopher Emdin, PhD, Professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, Creator of the #HipHopEd Social Media Movement, Author of “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too”
If you were to drop by an inner city school just about anywhere in this country – Atlanta, LA, Chicago, Miami, New York – you’ll mostly find white teachers standing in front of classrooms filled with black and brown students. There’s a push in urban districts to recruit more minority teachers. But Christopher Emdin says it’s just as important to improve the teaching of white teachers who are already in those schools. His book, “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood. . . and the Rest of Y’All Too” outlines something he calls, “reality pedagogy.” It also takes a hard look at the real harm traditional teaching methods can do to youth of color.
The Trouble with Living Wills
Guest: Samuel Brown, MD, Professor at the University of Utah School of M