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Teaching Podcasts and Recordings

Teaching and Learning at John Jay College
 Podcasts from the TLC
By Teaching and Learning Center
 
Podcasts about teaching and learning from the TLC at John Jay College of Criminal Justice,
City University of New York
 

 


Creating a Framework for a Culturally Affirming, Inclusive and Anti-Racist Curriculum 

 

 
Episode 4: What Is an Anti-Racist Curriculum?

As part of our faculty-wide discussion on creating a framework for a culturally affirming, inclusive and anti-racist curriculum, Associate Provosts Dara Byrne and Allison Pease talk with (in order of appearance on the show) Professor Demis Glasford (Psychology), Professor Shreya Subramani (Law and Society), Professor Virginia Diaz-Mendoza (SEEK) and Professor Ray Patton (History and Honors) about how they understand and enact anti-racist curriculum and pedagogy. In particular, this episode explores the importance of bringing students’ lived experiences into the classroom to disrupt and challenge established knowledge.

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Episode 3: What Is An Inclusive Curriculum?

As part of our faculty-wide discussion on creating a framework for a culturally affirming, inclusive, and anti-racist curriculum, Associate Provosts Dara Byrne and Allison Pease talk with (in order of appearance on the show) Professor Silvia Mazzula (Psychology), Alexandra Moffet-Bateau (Political Science), And John Gutiérrez (Latin American and Latinx Studies) about how they understand and enact inclusive curriculum and pedagogy. In particular, this episode questions the value of the terms culturally affirming and inclusive as they relate to white supremacy.  In addition Professors Mazzula, Moffet-Bateau and Gutiérrez discuss the effects of white supremacy on their own educations and efforts to engage students.

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Episode 2: What Is A Culturally Affirming Curriculum?

As part of our faculty-wide discussion on creating a framework for a culturally affirming, inclusive, and anti-racist curriculum, Associate Provosts Dara Byrne and Allison Pease talk with (in order of appearance on the show) Professor Henry Smart III (Public Management), Nina Rose Fischer (Interdisciplinary Studies), Jama Adams (Africana Studies), Lissette Delgado-Cruzatta (Sciences), and Monika Son (SEEK) about how they understand and enact culturally affirming curriculum and pedagogy.

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Episode 1: The Curriculum IS the Institution, the call for change. 

Associate Provosts Pease and Byrne discuss the need for curricular change, faculty and student meetings over summer 2020, and the next steps for creating a shared framework for our curriculum.

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Distinguished Teaching Prize 
By TLC
Rosati John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with Jennifer Rosati 

Assistant Professor of Forensic Entomology Jennifer Rosati discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize (2020), the power of instructors to shape student mindsets, teaching students how to study, experiential learning, and more.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – interview with Timothy McCormack

Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum Program discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2020, collaborative work, moving to the side of the classroom, creating student authors, and writing to learn.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize Interview with Aída Martínez-Gómez - Winner of the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Prize, Professor Aída Martínez-Gómez, discusses experiential learning, role-playing, serving Hispanic students, extra-curricular engagement, mentoring of students, and the Student Interpreter Service Program. https://anchor.fm/teaching-and-learning-center/episodes/John-Jay-Distinguished-Teaching-Prize-Interview-with-Aida-Martinez-Gomez-edcau6

John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize Interview with Aída Martínez-Gómez

Winner of the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Prize, Professor Aída Martínez-Gómez, discusses experiential learning, role-playing, serving Hispanic students, extra-curricular engagement, mentoring of students, and the Student Interpreter Service Program.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize interview with Amanda Harris

Winner of the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Prize, Professor Amanda Harris, discusses motivating students in their own learning, teaching about privilege, sharing one’s humanity and failures with students as a way of modeling success, and anti-racist writing instruction for more just outcomes.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with Crystal Leigh Endsley

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Crystal Leigh Endsley, discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2016, why spoken word helps students develop agency, how she creates community in her classrooms, inspiring students to have courage in themselves, in-class writing and much more.           

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with Christen Madrazo

Writing Program Director Christen Madrazo discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2016, low-stakes writing, helping students find their own ideas for writing, teaching rhetorical craft, and the importance of stories to life.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with Michael Yarbrough 

Law and Society Michael Yarbrough discuss winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2015, doing research with undergraduates, providing feedback on writing, showing respect for students, low-stakes writing, and creating a community for peer learning in the classroom.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with Gregory Donaldson

Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre Arts Greg Donaldson discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2014, teaching as coaching, motivating students, identifying student strengths, using drama in the classroom, and creating memorable experiences.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with Isabel Martinez

Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Isabel Martinez, discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2013, Latinx students, creating an inter-institutional course with students at the University of Texas El Paso, using ePortfolio and other tech in the classroom, and supporting DACA students.

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 John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with Elton Beckett

Lecturer in Communication and Theatre Arts, Elton Beckett, discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2012, why we should be focusing on our C students, working with student strengths, mentoring students to use campus resources, facilitating group work, and listening to students. He also explains what kinesensics is, so don’t miss that.  

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize interview with Andrea Balis 

Winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize 2011 Andrea Balis, Lecturer in History, discusses backward design, reflective teaching practice, helping students learn how to learn, and question what they know.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with winner Rob Faunce

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Gender Studies, Rob Faunce, discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize, learning from Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, flexibility, group work, scaffolding, how he humanizes himself for his classes and builds trust.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – interview with Giazú Enciso Dominguez 

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Post-Doctoral Researcher in Social Psychology at the Graduate Center Giazú Enciso Dominguez talks about inclusive teaching practices, connecting content to students’ lives, feminist teaching as the co-construction of knowledge, and the importance of checking in with students.

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with winner Carla Barrett

Associate Professor of Sociology Carla Barrett discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize, talking about race in the classroom, group work, writing to learn, and how staying vulnerable with students allows real conversations to flourish.                                                     

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John Jay Distinguished Teaching Prize – Interview with winner Alexander Long 

Associate Professor of English Alexander Long discusses motivating students using the growth mindset, active reading, and empathy.

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Distinguished Teaching Prize Interview with Jill Grose-Fifer

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 Distinguished Teaching Prize Interview with Eloisa Monteolivia Garcia

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 Distinguished Teaching Prize Interview with Matthew Perry

Please join the Teaching and Learning Center at John Jay College as we discuss the challenges of teaching with professor Matthew Perry.

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The TLC Spotlight Series
By TLC
TLC Spotlight: Connecting Processes and Community in Online Courses

TLC Spotlights interview one or more faculty and staff members to focus on a particular teaching and learning issue.  This spotlight interview with Dr. Crystal Leigh Endsley, Assistant Professor of African Studies; Dr. Beata Potocki, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English; and Dr. Lisa Tsuei, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, focuses on the processes that help online educators establish and maintain more resilient student communities in their courses. Interviewed by Dr. Gina Rae Foster, Director of John Jay College’s Teaching and Learning Center, Drs. Endsley, Potocki, and Tsuei share strategies and experiences that have helped them create effective learning communities while teaching online.

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TLC Spotlight-Drama, Trauma, and Mayhem: Engaging Students and Faculty with Capacity and Time 

In this TLC Spotlight Series podcast, Assistant Professor Erica King-Toler, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department; Associate Professor Schevaletta Alford, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department; and Assistant Professor Wendy Johnny, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice share their expertise with teaching students experiencing drama, trauma, and mayhem both inside and outside the classroom. Speaking from three distinct pedagogical perspectives, these professors illustrate these terms with theory and anecdotes to provide rich definitions and examples of engaging students with capacity and time in multiple contexts.

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TLC Spotlight – Gina Foster on How Understanding Trauma and Resiliency Can Improve Your Teaching 

TLC Spotlights interview one or more faculty and staff members to focus on a particular teaching and learning issue.  This spotlight interview with Dr. Gina Rae Foster, Director of John Jay College’s Teaching and Learning Center, focuses on how understanding trauma and resilience can make us better teachers. Dr. Foster discusses how trauma affects our capacities to learn and how we can work with our students to make our classrooms places of stability and community that allow for resilient learning.

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