Newsletter #127: Within Reach

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In this week’s issue:

Within Reach, by Nicole Pasulka
Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories, by Christopher Payne
Bad Boys, by Tim Stelloh
Can You Arrest People Before They Commit Crimes? by Sam Dean
Anne-otations: As U.S. Retreats From World Stage, China Moves To Fill The Void, Fresh Air
The Highlighter Podcast #26: Alvin Chang, senior graphics reporter at Vox

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Podcast #26

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Alvin Chang is senior graphics reporter at Vox and the author of the lead piece in The Highlighter #125, which focused on school resegregation. Mr. Chang creates explainers that include data, cartoons, and history. He believes that our society's most challenging problems emerge from the everyday decisions that we make.

On the show, Mr. Chang and I talk about how he got into data journalism, how he approached this piece, and what his response is to people who say that integration is not the right solution to our challenges in education.

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Podcast #25: Welcome to Anne-otations with Anne Nyffeler!

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Anne Nyffeler is a great teacher and instructional coach in San Francisco and is the editor of Anne-otations, The Highlighter's new feature! Each week, Anne will select one excellent podcast episode to share.

This week, it's "You Had Me at Black." We talk about microaggressions and how white teachers can lessen the violence that many students of color face in the classroom.

At the end of the show, Anne and I talk about Anne-otations and why we decided to launch the new feature. In particular, Anne encourages you to continue the conversation and to give her ideas about which podcasts she should spotlight. (Listen for her email address during the episode!)

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Podcast #24: Artist and Teacher Leader Omar Bryan

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Omar Bryan is a talented artist, art teacher, and school leader, and he’s our guest on this week’s episode of The Highlighter Podcast!

We talked about his childhood in Jamaica and Long Island, his passion for art, his transition to education, and his theory of action working with young people.

Later in the show, we chatted about this week’s lead article, “Millennials Are Screwed,” by Michael Hobbes. As a millennial himself, Omar had deep insights about the lot of his generation, plus some keen thoughts about the piece’s author.

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Newsletter #124: Millennials Are Screwed

Anne-otations #1: Plan Accordingly

Hi, I’m Anne: mom, teacher, student, reader, loyal Highlighter subscriber, and podcast junky.  Whether on my bike or in the kitchen, podcasts keep me in the conversation. Won’t you join me?

“What is the quality of life that you would live for, if you couldn’t do everything you wanted?” As I think about my goals for 2018, I can’t get this question Dr. Atul Gawande asked Krista Tippet of the podcast On Being out of my head. Would I give up sweets if I could keep singing in choir? Would I give up walking if I could keep my memories? Good teachers plan backwards, shaping their lessons around the end goals. So as I begin the new year, I want to think about the end and plan accordingly. This interview didn’t just increase my appreciation of palliative care doctors and what they can teach me about dying, but also how much they can teach me about really living.

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On Being
Krista Tippet & Dr. Atul Gawande
October 26, 2017
 

Podcast #23: Educator Jamie Marantz

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On last week’s podcast episode, everyone was happy to hear from Barbara Shreve, but several people clamored for more conversation about Code Switch’s podcast series on Ron Brown Preparatory High School and about #121’s article on Ballou High School in Washington DC.

For all of chomping at the bit, educator Jamie Marantz is here to rescue you. Jamie selected both pieces to focus on in this week’s episode of the podcast.

Jamie is an outstanding and experienced educator in the Bay Area who cares deeply about equity and instruction for those students who do not easily “fit the mold.”

On the show, we chat about her experience in school, her journey to become an educator, and her belief that the road toward education reform is as important as its goals.

If you’re an educator, or if you care about education, you’ll enjoy this episode!

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