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Episode 142: Black Pedagogy and Black Students

September 23, 2020

For this week’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne turn their attention to the education of Black youth. Specifically, they welcome Dr. Nathaniel Bryan, an assistant professor of early childhood education at the Miami University. They begin the conversation by exploring Dr. Bryan’s motivation for studying Black education (42:30) and discussing the importance of examining the experiences of Black youth in schools (44:05). Next, they discuss the pedagogical styles of Black male teachers (46:30), why White educators must unpack their privilege (49:50), how place shapes pedagogical styles in school (52:29), and the ethic of care among Black female teachers (55:33). The conversation then turns to Dr. Bryan’s  scholarship on the misperception of Black boyhood and how it shapes the role of Black male teachers in schools (56:45) as well as his research on Black PlayCrit (59:23)  They close the interview by discussing the importance of challenging stereotypes around Black boyhood in education (1:02:28) and education in the context of COVID-19 (1:05:45). 

Other Topics Include 

00:30 - Catch Up with Tyrell and Daphne

05:47 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News 

39:00 - Introduction of the Topic

41:53 - Learn More About Dr. Nathaniel Bryan

56:45 - Black Male Teachers as Disciplinarians 

1:15:05 - Tyrell and Daphne Reflect on the Interview

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