Black Teachers Matter Podcast
By Abdel Shakur
My name is Abdel Shakur, and I’m in my 13th year of practice as a high school teacher, my second year of engaging with Democratic Classrooms, and my 42nd year of being a mixed Black man. I wouldn’t have gotten this far if not for a powerful group of Black teachers who shared with me their wisdom, love, and time. They were the first ones to teach me that everyone must get it, that I had to choose to participate, and that I truly belonged.
The shame is that our conversations about educating “underserved” populations rarely center the tremendous impact Black educators have had, and continue to have, on the lives of all children, and Black children in particular. That’s where my podcast, Black Teacher Matters, comes in.
In each episode, I tell a story from my teaching life and speak with a Black teacher who has influenced me in some way. If you enjoy hearing a well-told tale and having an opportunity to think more deeply about what Black teachers do and why we do it, this podcast is for you. I hope you enjoy.
Check it out –> https://bit.ly/Blackteachermatters