The 8-Bit Instructor: Racial Inequalities in Education with Asao Inoue Part 1 (EP019)

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Episode 19

In this week’s episode, Asao Inoue joins me and discusses racial inequalities in education. Listen to part 1 of our conversation. Plus, some updates from Google, this week’s treasure chest, and, of course, your question of the week.

News & Updates

Treasure Chest: Master Slides in Google Slides

  • In Google Slides, go to View–>Master
  • Edit and create Slides to use as templates

Boss Battle: Racial Inequalities in Education with Asao Inoue

  • Grades and standards used uniformly create inequalities
  • Standards are only problematic if they’re used against a large group people as if they were everybody’s norms
  • Most standards come from the top from a single demographic group (white)
  • What’s the solution?
    • Grades can be a starting point
    • How do we make sure that the ecology we create in our classroom is equitable?
    • Have students set goals and use that as a guiding point for grading
    • Labor-based grading contracts
      • Negotiate the expectations
      • Make your goal, do the labor, and you get the grade we agree on
  • Check out Asao’s stuff online

Crew Members’ Board (#8BitCrew)

QOTW: What kinds of inequalities do you notice in your classroom, school, district?

Use the #8BitCrew on Twitter, tag me @comicsock, or post longer stories in the comments section here.

Get connected

Check out my Google Classroom Udemy course.


Music by David Fesliyan (

  • Intro/Outro: “Retro Platforming”
  • Boss Battle: “Boss Battle Rock”
  • Crew Member’s Board: “Pirate Dance”
  • Wrap up: “Game Over” by Patrick de Arteaga

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