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?
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Check out my Google Classroom Udemy course.
Music by David Fesliyan (https://www.fesliyanstudios.com/)
- 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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