Scholastically Speaking

Timothy

Welcome to Scholastically Speaking Podcast! Host Timothy White brings you thought-provoking conversations through insightful interviews with educators, parents, coaches advocates and anyone passionate about education.  These interviews lead to some powerful and necessary conversations about topics such as schools, parenting, athletics, politics, social justice and so much more. At Scholastically Speaking Podcast, we believe in the transformative power of knowledge and the strength that comes from unity. Our channel is dedicated to fostering a sense of community by bringing together parents, educators, and anyone passionate about the well-being and development of our future leaders.
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Episode 7 - Eugene Williams Jr.
15-03-2024
Episode 7 - Eugene Williams Jr.
We journey into the extraordinary life and career of Eugene Williams Jr., a multifaceted educator whose journey spans from the glitz of Hollywood to the halls of academia. With a Bachelor's degree in English from Emory University and a Master's in Educational Leadership from The University of Mary Washington, Eugene's academic prowess is matched only by his diverse experiences.You will be riveted as Eugene shares his remarkable journey as a writer, speaker, and educator. From his early days as a child actor, gracing the stage and screen alongside legends like Bill Cosby and Ray Charles, to becoming the first black child in a recurring role on the CBS soap opera "Search For Tomorrow," Eugene's story is one of triumph against the odds.As an accomplished author of six books, including titles such as "IT'S A READING THING... HELP YOUR CHILD UNDERSTAND" and "REFLECTIONS OF A CONFUSED MIDDLE CLASS BLACK YOUTH," Eugene brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the conversation. We explore his unique approach to education, including his groundbreaking SAT verbal prep guide, "GROUNDED IN THE WORD," which draws upon vocabulary from the King James Version of the Bible.Through Eugene's eyes, we gain invaluable perspectives on issues of race, education, and empowerment. With his extensive media appearances and contributions to publications like JET and The Washington Post, Eugene has been a vocal advocate for educational equity and social justice.Join us as we journey through Eugene's 27-year career in education, from his early days as a teacher in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, to his tenure as a high school principal. Along the way, we'll uncover the lessons learned, the challenges faced, and the moments of inspiration that have shaped Eugene's path.Instagram - @eugwilljrWebsite - https://www.eugenewilliamsjr.com/"Facts Are Leaking" written by William Jones & G.L. White. Song performed by G.L. White. "Bringing Parents and Educators Together" performed by Timothy White. "Hey You," performed by Timothy White. Be sure to Subscribe & Share performed by Timothy White. Scholastically Speaking sign off performed by Timothy White.
Episode 6 - Dr. Craig J. Boykin
03-03-2024
Episode 6 - Dr. Craig J. Boykin
On this episode, we are joined by educator and author Dr. Craig Boykin to engage in courageous dialogue aimed at subverting longstanding inequities pervading our schools. Dr. Boykin confronts uncomfortable truths impacting marginalized students. He pens transformative texts like “The IEP Trap” and “Right Motives, Wrong Methods” tackling education and special education pitfalls, polarizing tracking policies, and teaching tendencies that stifle empowered youth voices. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of an achievement gap born not from lack of effort but lack of access, resources, understanding, and human dignity from classrooms to administration and beyond. As Dr. Boykin highlights pathways to educational justice, he calls equally on student grit, structural reforms, and paradigm shifts embracing the brilliance in every learner. Educators, parents, students―all have a role in galvanizing school cultures where differences unite us and possibilities take root if nourished by equity. Allow Dr. Boykin’s words to instill hope while illuminating overlooked perspectives promising an educational future, we all deserve.  Dr. Craig Boykin’s Contact Information: Instagram - @ged2phd TikTok - @ged2phd & @kingequityK12 Facebook – Craig Boykin Twitter/X - @ged2phd Website – CraigBoykin.com "Facts Are Leaking" written by William Jones & G.L. White. Song performed by G.L. White. "Bringing Parents and Educators Together" performed by Timothy White. "Hey You," performed by Timothy White. Be sure to Subscribe & Share performed by Timothy White. Scholastically Speaking sign off performed by Timothy White.
Episode 5 - Dr. Krista Edwards - BSPN, Inc
15-02-2024
Episode 5 - Dr. Krista Edwards - BSPN, Inc
Welcome to another engaging episode of the Scholastically Speaking Podcast - the show that tackles the real issues impacting our schools. I'm thrilled to have joining me today the wonderful Dr. Krista Edwards part of the Black School Psychologists Network, Inc.   Dr. Edwards has dedicated her career to supporting students as a school psychologist, activist and advocate.In this down-to-earth discussion, we'll explore the often underrated role these professionals play in nurturing student potential. The reality is so many kids face social-emotional challenges, learning differences, trauma, and other struggles that affect their education. We’ll shine a light on how vital people like Dr. Edwards are providing mental health care, abilities assessments, counseling, crisis response and more on over-burdened school campuses.Yet despite this critical work, school psychologist shortages, lack of diversity in the field, and mental health stigmas persist. So in addition to getting transparent about obstacles many school psychologists confront, we’ll celebrate the hope they offer to vulnerable youth through their compassion. My goal is that you walk away with an elevated admiration for these everyday education heroes!"Facts Are Leaking" written by William Jones & G.L. White. Song performed by G.L. White. "Bringing Parents and Educators Together" performed by Timothy White. "Hey You," performed by Timothy White. Be sure to Subscribe & Share performed by Timothy White. Scholastically Speaking sign off performed by Timothy White.
Episode 4 - Special Education: Unlocking Potential Part 2
06-02-2024
Episode 4 - Special Education: Unlocking Potential Part 2
🎙️ Welcome to another empowering episode of the Scholastically Speaking Podcast, where we continue our conversation about the world of Special Education. In this episode, we embark on a journey to understand the unique challenges, triumphs, and innovative strategies within the realm of special education.Join our expert guests Jamilah Bashir - The IEP Coach and Special Education Advocate/IEP Coach Destiny Huff of Destiny Huff Consulting as they share their insights, experiences, and expertise in working with exceptional learners. From dedicated educators to parents navigating the special education system, our conversations shed light on the importance of fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all.This episode is a must-listen for educators, parents, and anyone passionate about creating an inclusive educational environment where every learner can flourish. Whether you're directly involved in special education or just curious about how we can collectively unlock the potential of every student, this episode is sure to inspire and inform.🎧 Tune in, and let's embark on a journey of understanding, empathy, and empowerment as we explore the world of Special Education on Scholastically Speaking Podcast - Special Education: Unlocking Potential Part 2. Subscribe now and join the conversation! "Facts Are Leaking" written by William Jones & G.L. White. Song performed by G.L. White. "Bringing Parents and Educators Together" performed by Timothy White. "Hey You," performed by Timothy White. Be sure to Subscribe & Share performed by Timothy White. Scholastically Speaking sign off performed by Timothy White.
Episode 3 - BLOC.KC
21-12-2023
Episode 3 - BLOC.KC
In Episode 3 of our podcast series, host Timothy White engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Executive Director Cornell Ellis of Brothers Liberating Our Communities Kansas City, widely known as BLOC.KC. Join us as we delve into the mission of BLOC.KC, a dynamic organization with a crucial goal—to significantly increase the representation of Black Male Educators in local school districts and throughout the United States.Timothy and Cornell explore the multifaceted journey of Black males within the education system, both as students and as educators. Drawing on personal experiences and insightful anecdotes, they shed light on the challenges and triumphs faced by Black male students and educators alike. The conversation goes beyond statistics, offering a nuanced perspective on the unique dynamics that shape the educational experience for this demographic.As they discuss the importance of diversifying the teaching workforce, Cornell Ellis passionately shares the vision driving BLOC.KC's initiatives. From breaking down stereotypes to fostering a sense of empowerment, the organization strives to create an environment where Black male educators can thrive and, in turn, positively impact the educational landscape.This episode serves as an eye-opener to the significance of representation in education and the transformative potential of having diverse voices in the classroom. Join us as we navigate the challenges, celebrate the successes, and explore the critical role that Black Male Educators play in shaping the future of education in the United States.Tune in for a compelling and inspiring conversation that challenges preconceptions and highlights the power of inclusion in the educational journey. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into the groundbreaking work of BLOC.KC and the transformative impact it is making on education at large."Facts Are Leaking" written by William Jones & G.L. White. Song performed by G.L. White. "Bringing Parents and Educators Together" performed by Timothy White. "Hey You," performed by Timothy White. Be sure to Subscribe & Share performed by Timothy White. Scholastically Speaking sign off performed by Timothy White.
Episode 2 - Urban Education
15-11-2023
Episode 2 - Urban Education
Welcome back to another eye-opening episode of the Scholastically Speaking! In Episode 2, we're diving deep into the dynamic world of urban education. Join Timothy White as he engages in a compelling conversation with special guest LaDeidre Jackson, a seasoned educator that has spent many years in the urban education space.Topics Explored:The Urban Education Landscape: Understanding the unique challenges and opportunities in city schools.Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for fostering a more inclusive and equitable educational environment.Community Engagement: The importance of collaboration between schools, families, and local communities.Innovative Approaches: Spotlighting successful programs and initiatives that are making a difference.Overcoming Adversity: Inspiring stories of resilience and triumph in the face of urban education challenges.Join the Discussion:This episode is not just a conversation; it's an invitation for you to join the dialogue. Share your thoughts, experiences, and ideas in the comments section below. How can we collectively contribute to the improvement of urban education?Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and potential solutions in urban education. Like, share, and subscribe to Scholastically Speaking for more thought-provoking content!🔗 Connect with us:Instagram: @ScholasticallySpeaking🌟 Visit our website: www.scholasticallyspeaking.com"Facts Are Leaking" written by William Jones & G.L. White. Song performed by G.L. White. "Bringing Parents and Educators Together" performed by Timothy White. "Hey You," performed by Timothy White. Be sure to Subscribe & Share performed by Timothy White. Scholastically Speaking sign off performed by Timothy White.
Episode 1 - "Special Education: Unlocking Potential"
13-11-2023
Episode 1 - "Special Education: Unlocking Potential"
Welcome to our debut episode of the "Scholastically Speaking Podcast." In Episode 1, we cover a topic close to our hearts – "Special Education: Unlocking Potential." Join us as we explore the intricacies, challenges, and triumphs of this vital aspect of the education system.In this episode, our host, Timothy White, engages in a thought-provoking conversation with special guest Kate Peterson. Ms. Peterson has 20 plus years experience in special education.  She has worked with several ability levels spanning from elementary to high school and has gift for working with behavioral students.This episode covers:An Introduction to Special Education: What is it, and why is it essential?The Rights of Students with Disabilities: A comprehensive guide for parents and educators.Strategies for Inclusive Education: How to create a welcoming and supportive classroom environment.IEPs and 504 Plans: Understanding the Individualized Education Program and Section 504 accommodations.Overcoming Challenges: Insights into addressing obstacles and promoting success.Key Takeaways:Whether you're a parent of a child with special needs or an educator looking to enhance your understanding of inclusive education, this episode is packed with invaluable information and practical advice to empower you on your journey.Tune in for expert insights, personal anecdotes, and a deep dive into the world of special education. Together, we can build a more inclusive and supportive educational system.Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more engaging content from Scholastically Speaking!Connect with us on social media:Instagram: @ScholasticallySpeaking"Facts Are Leaking" written by William Jones & G.L. White. Song performed by G.L. White. "Bringing Parents and Educators Together" performed by Timothy White. "Hey You," performed by Timothy White. Be sure to Subscribe & Share performed by Timothy White. Scholastically Speaking sign off performed by Timothy White.