S2E7 Read Into Audiobooks/Podcasts- Adrian Del Monte (Part 1)

Co-host Beth Lyons and Adrian Del Monte from The Wholehearted Teaching podcast sit down to discuss how educators are embracing audiobooks and podcasts as texts in their classroom, especially since the start of the pandemic. As parents of young children Beth and Adrian reflect on the current remote learning situation and how it has impacted their understanding of the education system as educators in the areas of assessment and demonstration of learning. How might we embrace audiobooks in our classrooms and school libraries to allow students greater access to stories? What constitutes “real” reading in classrooms and is this an outdated, colonial approach to teaching students about stories and narratives? As educators we need to reflect on what the goal of teaching language arts is and how we are serving our students as individuals in our literacy programs.

Adrian Del Monte
The Wholehearted Teaching Podcast- @podcastforheart

Texts Mentioned in this Episode
The Dogman series by Dav Pilkey
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (audiobook narrated by Trevor Noah)
The Truth About Stories by Thomas King
This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
Dear Humanity by Wali Shah
A Promised Land by Barack Obama (audiobook narrated by Barack Obama)
Becoming by Michelle Obama (audiobook narrated by Michelle Obama)
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (audiobook narrated by Jeanette Walls)
When They Call You a Terrorist; A Blacl Lives Matters Memoir by by Patrisse Cullors (Author), asha bandele (Author), Angela Davis (Foreword) (audiobook narrated by Patrisse Khan-Cullors)
The Stone Thrower A Daughter’s Lessons, a Father’s Life by Jael Ealey Richardson (audiobook narrated by Jael Ealey Richardson)
Gutter Child by Jael Ealey Richardson
Dear White People…Why Is Your Mental Health So White? By Asante Haughton
The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Charming As a Verb by Ben Phillipe
Punching the Air by by Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
The Crossover and The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
The Track Series by Jason Reynolds
The Disappearance of Mars Patel by Gen Z Media
Unlocking us (Podcast) and The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
Stamped Racism, Antiracism, and Youby Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi (audiobook narrated by Jason Reynolds)
How to be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi (audiobook narrated by Ibram X. Kendi)
We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina L. Love (audiobook narrated by Bettina L. Love)
The Handmaid’s Tale and the Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The Hate U Give by Anglie Thomas
Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Shout out to Jonelle St Aubyn @Ms_St_Aubyn for inviting our feeder schools to your speaker series for Sikh Heritage Month.