EP86: Are They MY Students?

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In Episode 86 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about a topic that arose during a broadcast of “The Drive” – whether or not we should be referring to students as “MY” Students. The conversation takes us into anti-oppressive and anti-racist language use, intergenerational trauma, and the inclusive or exclusive words that teachers use in the classroom. They refer to several anecdotes and experiences from their own lives and teaching careers, and also refer back to conversations had with PLN members. Look for Lise Farquhar’s blog post on this topic at CheyandPav.com/blog!

Chey and Pav referred to a few articles during the episode. Read them here:

Naming Students in Positive Ways by ResponsiveClassroom.org

Teaching for Social Justice: Translating an anti-oppression approach into practice by Deirdre Kelly

A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout! Tune into this great chat, and always be a part of it by tagging @StaffPodcast #TheStaffroomPodcast on Twitter! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections.

Check out podcast episodes, Chey & Pav’s LIVE radio show: The Drive on VoicEd Radio, blog and all the other amazing things they are up to at CheyandPav.com!


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