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“Who is centered, and who is this costing?” – How Julie Ruble talks about race and sexuality in class

In this episode, Alec and middle school teacher Jean Catubay interview fellow-middle school teacher Julie Ruble about how she talks to her students about challenging, relevant stuff without anyone getting hurt.

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Show Notes:

Part 1: First Aid (starts 7:15)

10:57 The GLSEN activity about using “gay” as an insult is here

14:49 Julie uses this video from Jay Smooth to help students understand why not to use the n-word

20:54 The book Jean is reading is We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love

Part 2: Design and Planning (21:30)

22:04 The person who gave Julie the idea to start from data is Ayo Heinegg Magwood. Follow her on Twitter at @UprootingInequi

22:54 The teacher who shares data about the Cross-Bronx Expressway is Edrick Macalaguim. Follow him on Twitter at @EdrickMac

24:38 The article Julie reads with her students Philando Castile is here

28:40 Julie worked with Nuvia Ruland to create the Social Justice Project Think Tank as a tool for project design

29:14 Here are the Stanford D. School Liberatory Design Cards

29:24 Ana de Almeida Amaral and Izadora McGawley, co-founders of High Tech High Chula Vista’s Ethnic Studies program, created this Culturally Responsive Project Tuning protocol

32:36 Read more about the poet Natasha Hooper here

38:35 The book Julie’s reading is Not Light but Fire by Matthew R. Kay

39:41 The University of Michigan activity about identities is the Social Identity Wheel

42:57 You should read the comment piece that High Tech High Chula Vista Ethnic Studies co-founder Ana de Almeida Amaral wrote for the San Diego Union Tribune

47:28 To find out more about student consulting, read For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood (And the Rest of Y’All Too) by Chris Emdin, and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching by Alison Cook-Sather, Catherine Bovill, and Peter Felten

50:10 The book Julie’s talking about is The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Part 3: The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) (43:50)

43:51 GLSEN has great resources for starting your own GSA here

51:46 Follow Julie on twitter at @julieruble

52:12 Follow Zaretta Hammond (@readyforrigor) and Cornelius Minor (@MisterMinor) on twitter



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