Teaching STEM #4Real Podcast

Join us in our journey to teach STEM “4Real” and explore what equitable and socially just STEM instruction looks like!

Episodes

Welcome back to season two of Teaching STEM #4Real! Today, we are excited to welcome Principal Baruti Kafele to the podcast!

Principal Baruti Kafele, a highly regarded urban educator in New Jersey for more than 20 years, has distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. As a middle and high school principal...

Welcome to the first episode of season 2 of Teaching STEM #4Real! We are thrilled to be kicking off a new season with Jacqueline Lafitte and Barbara Nicewonger. Jacqueline has been an educator since 1992 and instructs in STEM and STEAM, which adds arts to the curriculum. She emphasizes water conservation and water systems infrastructure in her...

Teaching Stem 4 Real - Rethinking Sex Ed and Health Classes

Welcome to the final episode of season one of Teaching STEM #4Real! Today, I am issuing a trigger warning as I will be talking about a very personal experience with pregnancy loss. However, I am so grateful to be in the hands of Parijat! Parijat Deshpande is the leading integrative high-risk pregnancy specialist, somatic trauma professional, and...

Stem 4 Real - Putting The D-E-I- In Our S-T-E-M

Welcome back to Teaching STEM #4Real! Today, we are joined by Stephanie Chrismon, a Black/biracial (Black/German), Queer, Afrofuturist, writer and educator who identifies as masculine of center. She presents and writes on various topics related to issues of race, sexuality, family karma, social justice, as well as generational theory using pop...

Teaching Stem 4 Real - Creating A Stem Identity That Stems From Elementary

Welcome back to Teaching STEM #4Real! Today, we are joined by the amazing Dr. Honey Sacro Swem, the coordinator for elementary instruction for Fontana USD, a full time Induction Support Provider, and an Instructional Coach. Let’s just say you better get your tissues ready because she had us in our feelings!

Dr. Honey comes from a family of...

Teaching Stem 4 Real - SEL As A Lever For Equity In Stem

Have you met the Creekmores? Talk about #couplegoals!

Nita Creekmore is the founder of Love. Teach. Bless. who currently works as a K-5 instructional coach and believes that the foundation of education is building positive relationships. She is a Black woman of Creole descent and an Elementary Instructional Coach. Nita taught in grades 1, 2 and...

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