'The learning journey', In conversation with Adrian R
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and Adrian (@adrian_rollins - twitter // @adrian.rollins - instagram) reflect on Adrian's dual-career life; first as a professional cricketer and then as a highly regarded leader in education. Adrian's familial links to both sports and education give a good window into understanding how he entered both professions and how he has used his identity to push the narrative about expectations and realities wider than sometimes considered. This is further interrogated when looking the relationship between representations (and perceptions) of profess ..read more
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'Disrupting the System', In conversation with Matthew
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and Matthew (@callmemrmorris - twitter // @matthewrmorris - instagram) have an illuminating and reflective conversation about how identity intersects with and shapes experiences - particularly of Black men within the educational landscape. During the conversation, Matthew provides countless examples of being intentional and contemplative in making decisions, as well as working with the effects of them - In particular, thinking about how those decisions would impact the representation he would be providing for others. Similarly, we trade stor ..read more
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'Stereotypes are limiting', In conversation with Jason Bradshaw
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and Jason Bradshaw (@JBradshaw01) have a brilliant conversation about how the spectrum of Blackness expands far beyond the extremities its often given by both Black and non-Black people alike. Right from the start, we talk about Jason's love for both science and science fiction in particular. We talk about how these interests led him to study science for his undergrad degree, but that same passion for science fiction has at points been presented as a 'non-stereotypical' thing for Black men to be involved in. We talk about how reflecting on ..read more
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'This is Civil Rights work', In conversation with Dr. Melissa Wilson.
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and Dr Melissa Wilson (@Drawn2Intellect) have a blast talking about the ways in which the work of anti-oppression is both beneficial for our immediate selves and is at the same time, bigger than us. In a different direction from other podcasts that Dr. Wilson has been on - she is a regular guest on the equally awesome 'Anti-Racist Educator Reads' podcast series - the format of EWB allowed for a more personal and reflective conversation that spans the amassed wealth of experience and knowledge to date. We have a great discussion about how we ..read more
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'Systems and Students’, a conversation with Cleon.
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and Cleon (@inperspectiveuk) have an overdue redo of what would have been EWB's first conversation! Honing in on Cleon's interest in coaching and development, we talk about how early career exposure to this, (via a HR role in the police service) left him dissatisfied with the focus being on procedural compliance over personal development. The impact of this would influence his work in youth development more broadly. We consider how undertaking the role of Head of Behaviour in a Black body is a complex navigation of working within the c ..read more
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'On that journey to being brave’, a conversation with Craig.
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and Craig (@MrCunninghamEDU) have an intersectional conversation about their experiences in the classroom. We talk about how going into teaching for Craig was a bit of an inevitable career choice, despite the length of time he was able put it off for (according to his family) and the uncertainty of it being a welcoming space based on own school experiences. We also explore the intersection of characteristics that are more and less visible and how being both Black and gay can play out professionally and personally in educative spaces. A conv ..read more
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'Black lives still matter’, a conversation with Karl.
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and Karl (@actionheroteacher) have a wide ranging conversation about education. We talk Karl's reflections that led him to write his book Action Hero Teacher - the angle of which was intentionally written for teachers, 'in a friendly voice that would give them practical, no BS help that would make the difference in their teaching career'. Click here to check out more of about Karl's reflection of that book two years on. We engage in a conversation about the history and utility of education; the unhelpful flattening of racial groups termed as ..read more
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‘We should just be calling it reparations', a conversation with Jess
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and Jess (IG - @JessOddy) reminisce on the experience of university, (both formally and informally) and how that informed the decision to pursue different paths within education as a profession. We talk about the colonialist confines of being educated in 'Russell Group' universities and the need to really understand what you want to study as much as where; the decision to leave education in the UK to pursue International Development, and; the reflections of being the darkest person in the room despite identifying as Black-Mixed Race and using ..read more
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‘Put respect on my name', a conversation with La-Keshia.
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
Trigger warning: This episode speaks about La-Keshia's past witnessing of violent language and physical actions involving Black students. On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and La-Keshia (IG - @She_Writes86) have a conversation about the importance of growing one's own personal power of self validation. ⠀ We talk about the 'night and day' impact of being recognised by leadership and the permission it gives others to also 'see you'; the often dumbfounded responses to exceeding or existing outside of the narrow expectations of 'type' and 'fit', and; how triggering experiences fo ..read more
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‘You have to be able to live with yourself’, a conversation with Ish
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by Supermahrio
1y ago
On this episode from @ewbpod, Mahlon (@SuperMahrio) and Ish (@madre_ejima) have a conversation about the lessons learned from having many different roles in the development and experience of school students. ⠀ We talk about formative experiences of picking up on the acute needs of students with learning barriers; the interventionist approaches taken to support students in the face of school policies and navigating conversations with parents about having wider expectations of their children. The conversation goes into speaking about how setting boundaries for adult friendships is important for ..read more
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