Black Teacher Shorts: Dr. Sunni Ali on bee protocol in his class.
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
1M ago
"I refer to the bee as a small farmer...he's a worker!" Dr. Ali talks on how he copes with invasive bees, birds, and squirrels come into his spaces. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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Trash-talking at the park with a boy who shares my name.
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
1M ago
It's rare that I meet anyone with my name, even more rare when it's a little kid that can hoop and talks a ton of trash. He wasn't as impressed. Excerpt from Episode --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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Black Teacher Shorts: Lacey Robinson on how discovering a hive outside her class became a learning opportunity.
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
2M ago
Lacey Robinson, CEO of UnboundEd, talks about how she didn't let her fear of bees keep her from helping her students explore their curiosity. And how teachable moments are a part of an educator's journey. Excerpt from Episode 14 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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Justin Fields, Pushouts, and Coaching Without Comfort
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
2M ago
Justin Fields gets a coach who won't allow comfort to get in the way of teaching. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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Black Teacher Shorts: Sunni Ali on keeping it real with students.
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
3M ago
"The kids know when something's wrong with you!" Sunni Ali talks about about the importance of listening and being authentic with students. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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My class flies farther when I focus less on fuel and more on reducing friction.
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
3M ago
When we have problems with people, we tend to see fuel as a solution, but I fly farthest when I reduce friction. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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Black Teacher Shorts: Steven Speight on his bee in the classroom protocol.
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
4M ago
"How do we encounter the wildnesses that enter our space?" Steven Speight talks about helping students deal with both literal and figurative bees that enter his classroom community. Excerpt from Episode 13. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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Hello, my name is Abdel and I'm a correction addict.
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
4M ago
How do you get over an addiction to correction in order to create space for students to actually be their best selves? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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Episode #16: Be in the Classroom with Kristen Gentry
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
5M ago
How do you get a class full of nervous teenagers to write poems and share said poems with the entire class? Also, the brilliant Kristen Gentry, takes some time to talk about her amazing short story collection, Mama Said, and share her teaching wisdom. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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Black Teacher Shorts: Alan Miller and the importance of sharing your creative self with students
Black Teacher Matters
by Abdel Shakur
5M ago
Alan Miller, my high school English teacher, talks about the importance of maintaining a creative life while in the classroom. An excerpt from my interview in episode #1. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/abdel-shakur6/message ..read more
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