Activating Student Stories with Silvia Gonzalez - PTE021
Release Date: 11/09/2015
In This Episode: finding and understanding ourselves through our stories; the links between language and autonomy; re-framing assessment in ways that work for our students; and playing the game - or at least critically playing it.
My guest is Silvia Gonzalez, a teacher-artist who works primarily with black and Latino young people in Chicago, USA.
- How Silvia pushes the edge
- Empowerment and identity
- Centering our students' stories | Finding a place to be who you are
- Visibility and Invisibility | Toning down in the classroom
- Sharing our stories
- Critical interrogation and diverse perspectives
- Continual learning and researching as a teacher
- Actively engaging with our students and their communities
- Negotiating the pull towards standards whilst meaningfully engaging with the real issues in students' lives
- The power of language and systems of power
- Comfort, discomfort and accountability
- Transparency and critically 'playing the game'
- The Lightning Round
- Being open to our students' stories: 2 examples
Links for People and Issues Mentioned in this Episode
- Silvia Gonzalez- Website - Instagram
- Cherri Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua - 'This Bridge Called My Back', 'Making Face, Making Soul -Haciendo Caras (books)
- Favianna Rodriguez - 'Migration is Beautiful'
Related Pushing The Edge Podcasts
For more social-justice themed episodes, listen to:
- Episode 3: Shake up your beliefs and values with Erin Stevenson
- Episode 7: Find your voice and really connect with Jenny Moes
- Episode 13: How to navigate social justice issues in the classroom with Rusul Alrubail
- Episode 15: Shaking up our mindsets about Indigenous Students with Surin McGrory
- Episodes 17 and 18: Making a Difference by Not Playing it Safe with Greg Curran (Part 1 and Part 2)