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Dive deep into topics relevant to education with your co-hosts Susan & Megan, two lifelong educators who bring their skills, curiosity and unique perspectives to the topics most relevant to educating our youth in today’s complex world. The Awakening Educator is a biweekly podcast on topics related to education where we dive deeply into the issues most relevant to educators. Every three episodes, we explore one topic in detail, covering the following areas: * Policy/Research * Practitioner Journey and Perspective * Parent and Student Voices and Experiences * Models from the field with tools our listeners can apply to their contexts Listeners can join us live to ask questions and to comment on the topics we’re discussing on the show

Dive deep into topics relevant to education with your co-hosts Susan & Megan, two lifelong educators who bring their skills, curiosity and unique perspectives to the topics most relevant to educating our youth in today’s complex world. The Awakening Educator is a biweekly podcast on topics related to education where we dive deeply into the issues most relevant to educators. Every three episodes, we explore one topic in detail, covering the following areas: * Policy/Research * Practitioner Journey and Perspective * Parent and Student Voices and Experiences * Models from the field with tools our listeners can apply to their contexts Listeners can join us live to ask questions and to comment on the topics we’re discussing on the show
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Dive deep into topics relevant to education with your co-hosts Susan & Megan, two lifelong educators who bring their skills, curiosity and unique perspectives to the topics most relevant to educating our youth in today’s complex world. The Awakening Educator is a biweekly podcast on topics related to education where we dive deeply into the issues most relevant to educators. Every three episodes, we explore one topic in detail, covering the following areas: * Policy/Research * Practitioner Journey and Perspective * Parent and Student Voices and Experiences * Models from the field with tools our listeners can apply to their contexts Listeners can join us live to ask questions and to comment on the topics we’re discussing on the show

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Episodes

Teacher Compassion Fatigue

11/29/2019
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Nearly half of US children have experienced serious trauma. With such an overwhelming number of children facing trauma, it can be easy for educators to lose hope or burn out. They can face "vicarious trauma," more commonly known as compassion fatigue—the cumulative, detrimental effect of working with survivors of traumatic life events. In this episode, we speak with Jacquelyn Ollison about Compassion Fatigue and what we must do to support our educators.

Duration:00:53:29

The Impact of Trauma on the Learning Brain and Body

11/15/2019
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Join the Awakening Educator as we interview, Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., recently featured on CBS's 60 Minutes with Oprah Winfrey, is a neuroscienti st and child psychiatrist, Principal Member of the Neurosequential Model Network and the Senior Fellow at the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, Texas. He is also the author of the best - selling book, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook -- What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About...

Duration:00:49:59

School Meal Programs and Why They Matter

11/5/2019
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Join the Awakening Educator as we interview Jennifer LeBarre, Executive Director of Student Nutrition Services in San Francisco Unified School District. Jennifer will talk with us about the often unnoticed but vital role that nutrition services play in our schools.

Duration:00:56:57

Making Urban Farming More Sustainable for the Masses

10/21/2019
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Join the Awakening Educator as we interview Eric Barenfeld, founder of Groovy Heirlooms and a designated global educator in the upcoming 2020 Children’s Festival in DC. Eric’s mission is creating youth think-tanks and teaching practical and sustainable urban farming practices.

Duration:00:56:36

Gardens in Schools

10/7/2019
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Join the Awakening Educator as we interview Delaine Eastin, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction in California. Amongst Delaine’s many accomplishments, she was the forerunner of introducing gardens and fresh foods to schools. In this show, we’ll talk with Delaine about the Gardens in Every School Initiative and why she remains a fierce advocate of school gardens almost 25 years since that initiative was passed.

Duration:00:37:28

Schools that Serve Newcomers

9/21/2019
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Join the Awakening Educator as we interview Lauren Markam, New York times best-selling author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life. Lauren is also the Community Schools Manager at Oakland International Highschool, an Oakland Public School serving newcomer students from around the world. Lauren Markham is a writer and reporter based in Berkeley, California, and the author of The Far Away Brothers, a chronicle of unaccompanied minor migrants from El...

Duration:00:56:21

The Awakening Educator Show; DACA

9/7/2019
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Join the Awakening Educator as we interview Gustavo Garcia Rojas, a Counseling Psychology student at HNU, an Intern with OUSD and a DACA recipient.

Duration:00:56:34

Supporting Migrant Students and Sanctuary Programs

9/3/2019
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Join the Awakening Educator as we interview Nicole Knight, a school district leader who oversees the district’s sanctuary program and the multi-language learning needs of students in Oakland, California.

Duration:00:57:01

Immigration Law and Policies

8/16/2019
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Join the Awakening Educator as we interview Myrna Alvarez, an immigration attorney who will share with us the implications of our current US Immigration Policy on migrants and their children. Myrna Alvarez is an immigration attorney who also doubled as an elementary teacher in East Oakland when she was just starting out. Myrna has built a successful practice as an immigration attorney who fights for people navigating the US Immigration system.

Duration:00:48:49

In this biweekly show, we dive deeply into the issues most relevant to educators.

8/16/2019
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​Susan and I are lifelong educators who bring our skills, curiosity and unique perspectives to the topics most relevant to educating our youth in today’s complex world.

Duration:00:54:44