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Rethink how we run our schools. Be excellent to each other. Build, Bash, Beautify. Mike Strong stands strong for all of the above. Teacher, thinker at High Tech High in San Diego and teacher at Stanford's d. School, Mike is a futuristic educator that cares about students. You have to listen to how you can rethink systems in your classroom and school that are harmful to the learning process. Listen to what love sounds like when you apply it to the school setting. Might sound like hyperbole,...



Daniel Garcia is local to the podcast, he graduated in 2006, from Bonita Vista High School (shout out to Mr. Eric Helle). Daniel would get his Bachelor's from Harvey Mudd College, do some lab work in DC, and then enter doctoral work at UCSD. His thesis and work has to do with the metastasizing of cancer cells, and he does his best to explain it so we can understand it (scaffolding, for you teachers out there). We discuss his early experiences and how it shaped his love for science, college...



Recorded Feb 6, 2018. Released late due to editing issues. We need an intern for that business. Just Rodrigo and I talking local events and major news today. More dope interviews lined up, but for now it's just Me n the Biz. Enjoy us talking mess until we get to the local medical ordinance. Find The Educated Guess Podcast on Facebook, IG, and them Twitters. Unofficially sponsored by The Southwest Patient Group. Local. Green. Activists.



Recorded December 2017. We can not overstate how much Oscar exemplifies what the Educated Guess Podcast is about. Gritty beats with woke rhymes. Chuck D over DJ Pemier beats. He is Pico. He understands Santa Monica. The first in many categories. "If your board member isnt quoting MC Shan, you need to elect somebody who does."



Episode 026 Elyse "Lyz" Burden Co-founder of Real World Scholars, recipient of Forbes' 30 under 30 award for education. Real World Scholars offers seed money and personalized support for students to run businesses that offer goods or services to their community and beyond. Imagine a chemistry class making soap and selling it on an e-commerce site like Shopify. The possibilities are as limitless as rhe imaginations of our students, and RWS currently assists students in over 200 schools...



Episode 25 is pure pedagogical heat rocks! Marcus L Strother works with youth in so many capacities, it's really hard to pin down his efforts to a couple or a few great moments. Poised, powerful, dedicated, and 100% authentic. He's got game whether you are in the classroom, or supporting those who are. Good with the right and the left, Marcus L Strother is catalyst the next movement in education. -Check out the FB Page. Get at us on them twitters: @czareff @mr_ayyy @MarcusLStrother



The Educated Guess Podcast, Episode 24 Dr. Chris Emdin Dr. Emdin dropped into the sleepy town of Chula Vista to do a PD with a local district and agreed to sit down with Rodrigo and I. He comes by way of Teachers College at Columbia University where he specializes in Urban Education. Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too, We discuss Reallity Pedagogy, its tools for rethinking engagement, and how to listen to students in order to improve your craft. Dr...



1 year in the making and the beggining of Season 2. Hope you enjoy the pod



Here on the Educated Guess Podcast, we do ur best to interview educators far and near that refuse to accept the status quo of our craft. We present to you, Carlos Gonzalez of Los Angeles. Teacher, Assistant Principal, and now principal in South Los Angeles. His dedication to high expectations for students and staff has, no doubt, lead to his rise as an instructional leader in his district. I first met Carlos at the BOOST conference, where his strong, unapologetic stance on a quality...



Homage to the tour guide of Midnight Marauders. Nikki Eddy is and AP/IB teacher at Castle Park High School, in Chula VIsta, CA. In my humble opinion, her biggest contribution to youth is providing the atmoshpere so students can organize around the issues that are important to them. So transformative is her approach, that students have taken the lead on some professional development for school staff on issues of social justice. Ms. Eddy also happens to teach one of my favorite classes in...



Two dope boys are at it again, this time we’re in reflection mode!! Fresh off an amazing experience at the 2017 BOOST Conference, we touch base on some key takeaways from the week in the desert. We’ll also talk about after school’s potential when it pair up with the core day correctly and what people who aren't involved with after-school programs can learn from attending boost. Shout outs to @cxg0564 , @StrengthsGUY , @djtutti_v l @iamEDUCATED l @HIScorevalues , @sabacred for helping...



An important interview with one of the most experienced and respected educators in San Diego Unified. She preferred to remain somewhat anonymous, since we would talk about current budget issues that have led to the eliminations of departments, RIF notices, and a class action grievance by SDEA (Sand Diego Education Association). Educator Maggie has been in SDUSD for 37 years, serving in many capacities, including technology and ELD. SHe is also a local product of San Diego, graduating from...



I've known Profe Michael "Cheno" Wickert since the 90's. Before the degrees, and well before we entered the field of education. He's taught in many capacities, beginning as an instructional assistant, then teaching in the juvenile court system, and now at the community college level. We discuss his journey through education, hip hop, charter schools, and sports. Professor Wickert also wanted to invite aspiring teachers to be a part of a streamlined program, which culminates in getting a...


EP009 RobertoRodriguez/AskAUnionBoss

Back atcha for 2017. Episode 9 of the Educated Guess Podcast. Rodrigo (@Mr_Ayyy) and I (cesarduzit) have Roberto Rodriguez (@roberto63) in the studio. Roberto is a Regional Director for one of the strongest teachers' unions in the country, CTA. We ask about involvement and what union activism might look like during the next four years. Dedicated in the memory of Tommy Flanagan, aka River Peace. Teacher activist.


EP008Where are the Bernie Sanders supporters?

So we ditch the format of talking to educators or about education, to specifically address something important this election season: Where, oh where, have all the Bernie Sanders supporter gone? I interview 3 friends that have all had to (of course) switch to another candidate. In this order Justino (Trump), Filiberto (HRC) and Jason (Stein). We talk about what it was that drew them to Bernie and how the rationalize the switch to someone who clearly does not hold those same values. We talk...


EP007 Thierry Gonzalez (AfterSchoolDepot) /MeasureC/MeasureB S

Random access memory. Testing out Skype, but Facetime worked better. Had no idea what the night had in store, when Rodrigo called Thierry. I do not know this dude, but we've worked around the same peoples and mindsets in education. As the Nikka Whiskey seeps through conversation, we lament about them damn Chargers and Measure C. We discuss Measure B and why the South Bay is voting on something going on in North County. SORRY, but the gloves do not come off about Charter Schools in this...


EP005-LAURENMC: More Ed Myths/SUHSD A2 Election/YubaStrike/Bargaining/PhoneBank

We really only had one topic in mind. Myths of education, such technology and posterizing. We ended discussing the Yuba City Teachers Strike and how teachers collectively bargain with their districts. Everyone should know this stuff, so the next time your local teachers are being painted as 'greedy' by their district, you have a better idea how negotiations play out in the public. We also discussed SUHSD Area 2 elections, since that's where we both reside. We also discussed a community...


Rodrigo Part 2: Costco/Ed Myths/AI/Narcos/GetDown/

Warning: there is a whole lot of free speech in the form of colorful language here. Please do not listen with children nearby. You have been warned. When Rodrigo and I get together, we can talk for hours. So I have to edit a lot. I just can't move on unless I get Costco off my mind. And then we have a short discussion on myths of education. We have a small audio latency problem for no apparent reason and we roll with it. No we are not on drugs. I wanted to talk about Allen Iverson's Hall...


EP004- Memo Flores - 77 min

My first interview, an impromptu interview, of Memo Flores. It's during our summer break of 2016, and I ask a simple question, "What have you been doing with your summer?" I am surprised to find out that he has agreed to be in a documentary called 77 Minutes (by director Charlie Minn), about the San Ysidro Massacre of 1984. If you are in San Diego, I urge you to see the movie. Thanks for listening


Educated Guess - EP001 - Rodrigo Arancibia

This episode, Rodrigo and I introduce ourselves and jump into the two pillars of the show: education and talking mess. We let you know where were from, how we came to be teachers, and dive into Rodrigo's world of afterschool programs.