Season 3: Episode 2 – Destreaming Us
In this episode Melanie shares her appreciation for A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts by Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell and Amanda shares her interest in The Tyranny of Merit by Michael Sandel by reading an important quotation related to education. We then wrestle with the policies and ways of thinking around education. We talk about the destreaming of English as a process of destreaming us, the educators, and the ways that we see teaching and learning. We consider personal experiences where biases have infiltrated our thinking; it is these moments that become transformational as we move towards equity. Getting to know students is about accepting them and looking at what they can do and then remove the barriers. What if we were there to let them grow?