Dismantling Racism in Education (Part 2)



How do we go beyond the cosmetic fixes of racial inequality in education and go further? There is no quick fix, and we all need to do the work.

Today on the Heinemann Podcast we’re preparing for Social Justice Saturday at The Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project which will be on Saturday – September 15th. Heinemann author Sonja Cherry-Paul is one of the organizers of the event and a speaker. Also, among the day’s speakers are Heinemann Fellows Dr. Kim Parker, Tiana Silvas, and Tricia Ebarvia. Tricia and Kim also organize Disrupt Texts (along with their co-founders Lorena German and Julia Torres), a crowdsourced effort for teachers to challenge the traditional canon with the goal of creating a more inclusive, representative and equitable language arts curriculum.

For today’s podcast, Sonja leads the fellows in a conversation on racial literacy and racial justice in education.



Bringing Joy and Community to Reading



This week on the Heinemann podcast, how do we create a culture for our classrooms that can last a full school year? Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen, co-authors of Flip Your Writing Workshop and Teaching Interpretation: Using Text-Based Evidence to Construct Meaning, are currently finishing up their third book, due out in spring of 2019. Both Sonja and Dana want to help teachers build learning communities that propel students’ growth as readers, help them view the world through multiple lenses, and skillfully integrate digital resources.

Our conversation starts with setting the right tone for the school year…



Dismantling Racism in Education (Part 1)



The Heinemann Fellows recently hosted a panel about racism in education facilitated by Heinemann authors Sara Ahmed, Sonja Cherry-Paul and Cornelius Minor. After the panel we sat down, alongside Heinemann General Manager Vicki Boyd, to talk about what racism looks like and how do we breakup the assumptions we make about racism.

Be sure to follow Sonja Cherry-Paul, Sara Ahmed, and Cornelius Minor on Twitter. A special thank you to The Heinemann Fellows and author Ellin Keene for creating the space for this conversation.