I love podcasts! From funny to informal and everything in between, I have immersed myself into various podcasts series and enjoy the benefits from the flexibility of this medium. After attending Our Voices Academy, a weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota with twenty amazing people of color sharing our lives, our stories, and our passions, I began to think about how I would elevate the voices of others once I returned home.
Too often in education, there are so many outsiders, those who are disconnected from this profession, disconnected from the daily magic that takes place and the beautiful struggles that are endured in this work. Outsiders often speak to the work which they know not of, and sadly, many flock to hear their fallacies. It seems that everyone has something to say about the work and how it should improve. Everyone has a platform to speak on what should happen and how this work can be better. This group of "everyone" includes politicians, edu-celebrities, and edu-stars, all whom have often never spent a day in the classroom or truly connecting with this work outside of paving a way to benefit off the hard work of others. I want to provide a space to hear from those who truly share a passion for the calling of being an educator and the work of educators, a space to sit back and chat about things that are important to educators, teachers, parents, students, and the community.
What’s happening in education? How do students feel about what they are learning? What issues are important to parents and educators? EDU Lounge is a place for casual, authentic, unedited conversations around educational stories that matter most and allows those who are often least heard share their voices.
This is my official launch, so welcome to the journey! Enjoy the first two episodes included in this post. Then, join me and my guest on iTunes or SoundCloud, and bring your friends!