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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...

Duration: 01:17:53


Introduction by Adrian Arancibia. Shout out to Diego for the backkground information that made this podcast POP! Mr. Gerardo Huidor discusses his struggles with school as a youth in the South Bay. He would go on to SDSU and nearly drop out, if not for a turning point. He would go ont o get his Masters in Social Work at UCLA and work in that field for a couple of years. But education was his calling. He went from amiddle school to teaching AP World History at a brand new high school in our...

Duration: 01:15:22


EP020 The End of the Year Roundup with Rodrigo and Mr. Moreno This episode occured the Friday that school let out in our district. Hence, we had some libations and you can here czareff steadily tail off during the episode. Mr. Moreno is a new teacher in our district, so we decided to pick his brain with SPeedway Stout and Fall Brewing. We discuss Daily Learning Targets (DLTs), interactive notebooks, and stepping out of your comfort zone. Mr Moreno is definitely not a teacher who is afraid...

Duration: 00:59:51


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...

Duration: 00:48:32


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...

Duration: 00:56:21


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...

Duration: 00:54:23


Quick check-in leads us into Rodrigo's visit to SXSWedu, which is a ComicCon of sorts, except it's framed around education. He touches on the breakout sessions that he went to and will be bringing back to our district, as well as some of the booths on the floor that impressed him. Most significant for discussion on the podcast is the cutting edge speech by Dr. Chris Emdin titled, "Thank you very much, we got it from here." Borrowed from ATCQ, of course. We will be seeking to have him on...

Duration: 00:57:16


No interview, just me on my grind. Saluet to all the strong women leading the struggle. 45 doesnt appreciate and respect you, but I do. Lead the resistance. Ben fix your grill, Betsy - just no on HBCUs as school choice. You should know better. Justice for Micah Speed in North Carolina. Go see "Get Out". Please help me fundraise for MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Peace to all my relations

Duration: 00:35:13


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...

Duration: 01:11:29

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.

Duration: 00:57:47

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...

Duration: 01:02:59

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...

Duration: 01:08:17


If you are a parent of a student athlete, or are a student interested in taking sports medicine at your high school, Esteban Monge is a great resource. We discuss his experience as an athletic trainer and how he became a teacher in the sports medical pathway in the Grossmont Union High School District. We also discuss how laws have changed the way school administration is required to deal with head injuries of their student - athletes. As always, we ask Esteban who were the teachers that...

Duration: 00:59:10

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...

Duration: 01:02:56

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...

Duration: 00:58:40

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

Duration: 00:29:29


Me with my thought on traditional vs integrated sequencing in math, experience using the CPM textbook, medical marijuana in Chula Vista, and the Yuba City Teacher Strike. I am still working out the kinks on editing and delivery. I use the "okay" or some variation as a poor transition about 100 times. My apologies for that. Hope you enjoy. Reach me on Twitter @czareff. Thanks.

Duration: 00:44:37

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.

Duration: 00:40:05