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S7 Episode 15: Transforming Trauma into Hope and Action for Mixed Status Families with Reyna Montoya

3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Release Date: 04/23/2020

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You may remember hearing from Brianna Winiesdorffer in . After graduating from Northern Arizona University in the spring, Winiesdorffer is now a math resource teacher at Coconino High School in Flagstaff Unified School District. In this episode, Winiesdorffer catches up with hosts Danielle and Kathleen about her transition from pre-service to first-year teaching and what resources and support she’s received through the . She also shares her words of encouragement for all Arizona educators. The Arizona Teachers Academy provides funding to support teachers throughout their career. This...

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Today’s podcast will have you breathing deeper and maybe moving on with your day a little bit more grounded. 3Ps hosts Donnie and Danielle welcome Dr. Ilana Nankin, founder and CEO of Breathe for Change, to share her insights on how to care for self, which allows us to better care for others. Nankin has started a movement of bringing yoga, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning to educators and families across the country. She began this work when she saw how yoga and mindfulness were transforming the wellness of the teachers she worked with. Nankin shares about the significant ways...

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How can teachers support students who have experienced immigration-related trauma? In today’s episode, Reyna Montoya shares with 3Ps in a Pod hosts Mary and Angelia about her journey through Arizona schools as an undocumented English language learner and then as a classroom teacher, which led to her creating the organization Aliento. This Phoenix-based organization works to transform immigration-related trauma into hope and action.

Montoya also talks specifically about how the current COVID-19 situation is impacting mixed status families and how teachers and leaders can address those students now and as schools prepare for a new school year in the fall.

Learn more about Aliento at alientoaz.org.

Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.