Edifying Together, feat. Tamir D. Harper

Edifying Teachers

Across the country, school systems are struggling to ensure all students can benefit from the ‘role model effect’ and the other positive benefits of having teachers that reflect their diversity. Over half of K-12 students are students of color, yet only one in five teachers is a person of color, and less than 2% of teachers are Black men. Join us in a fresh take on the opportunity to ensure a diverse teacher workforce in Edifying Together with Tamir D. Harper. After earning his degree from American University, Tamir has returned home to the city of Philadelphia to teach 8th graders in a West Philly public school. Follow his journey as a new teacher, as he engages in each episode with leading educators of color from across the country - teachers, professors, and leaders, who will provide insights, mentorship, support, and encouragement. Edifying Together, featuring Tamir D. Harper, is a podcast dedicated to empowering teachers of color, brought to you by Edifying Teachers. Edifying Together is an extension of Max Out Time With AJ II's award-winning "Education Reboot" podcast series, created by Arthur Jones II. read less
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Episodes

Brian “Kash” Johnson Launches Thee Black Male Educator
Jun 9 2022
Brian “Kash” Johnson Launches Thee Black Male Educator
This week on #MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: Holy Temple Christian Academy’s Brian “Kash” Johnson discusses why Black men in education are sometimes undervalued and the mission for The Black Male Educator, an organization he founded alongside Joel Insilo this year, which aims to bring more awareness to the small community of Black male educators across the country.   Kash’s goal is to change the perception of a “teacher,” so that it appeals to young Black men. The language arts instructor and his co-founder will be holding an event on June 11 honoring ten Black male teachers from the Miami area. For more on Kash and his organization, please follow @lifeof.kash and @theeblackmaleeducator on Instagram.   Max Out Time listeners, don’t forget you can visit www.boldxchange.com/ and support its Black-Owned brands today using the promo code “MAXOUTTIME” for 10% off your first purchase.   In addition to this podcast, please follow the full Education Reboot series on Spotify and SoundCloud. Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode?    Sign up to get our email updates at https://linktr.ee/MaxOutTimeWithAJII You’ll get each episode, exclusive bonus content, and free guides straight to your inbox every week.   VISIT MAX OUT TIME ON: LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/max-out-time-with-aj-ii Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MaxOutTime/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/max_out_time_with_aj_ii/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/maxouttime_ajii Website | www.maxouttimewithajii.com   This episode was previously recorded on Monday, May 23, 2022.   -AJ II
Joel Insilo Tells The Black Male Educator Story
May 18 2022
Joel Insilo Tells The Black Male Educator Story
This week on #MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: Miami-Dade County Teacher Joel Insilo discusses the everyday experience of Black teachers and the mission for The Black Male Educator, an organization he co-founded this year which aims to bring more awareness to the small community of Black male educators across the country.   The Kipp Courage Academy English and Language Arts educator is determined to change the narrative that Black males can only be athletes or disciplinarians in our school systems. For more, follow @theeblackmaleeducator, @lifeof.kash and @mrinsilo on social media.    Max Out Time listeners, don’t forget you can visit www.boldxchange.com/ and support its Black-Owned brands today using the promo code “MAXOUTTIME” for 10% off your first purchase.   In addition to this podcast, please follow the full Education Reboot series on Spotify and SoundCloud. Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode?    Sign up to get our email updates at https://linktr.ee/MaxOutTimeWithAJII You’ll get each episode, exclusive bonus content, and free guides straight to your inbox every week.   VISIT MAX OUT TIME ON: LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/max-out-time-with-aj-ii Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MaxOutTime/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/max_out_time_with_aj_ii/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/maxouttime_ajii Website | www.maxouttimewithajii.com   This episode was previously recorded on Monday, April 18, 2022.   -AJ II
Patrick Harris II Previews The First Five A Love Letter To Teachers
May 11 2022
Patrick Harris II Previews The First Five A Love Letter To Teachers
This week on #MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: Author Patrick Harris II discusses the main reasons why audiences will connect with his debut book “The First Five: A Love Letter to Teachers.”   The Detroit educator is currently in his seventh year of teaching, but he says roughly 50% of teachers leave after the first five years. In the midst of a teacher shortage and student mental health crisis, Harris II pens an urgent message to educators in his reflections and also interviews teachers of a wide variety about the education system.   Make sure to purchase The First Five, a memoir published by Heinemann, which hit bookshelves on May 10. For more updates, follow @presidentpat on social media.   Max Out Time listeners, don’t forget you can visit www.boldxchange.com/ and support its Black-Owned brands today using the promo code “MAXOUTTIME” for 10% off your first purchase.   In addition to this podcast, please follow the full Education Reboot series on Spotify and SoundCloud. Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode?    Sign up to get our email updates at https://linktr.ee/MaxOutTimeWithAJII You’ll get each episode, exclusive bonus content, and free guides straight to your inbox every week.   VISIT MAX OUT TIME ON: LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/max-out-time-with-aj-ii Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MaxOutTime/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/max_out_time_with_aj_ii/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/maxouttime_ajii Website | www.maxouttimewithajii.com   This episode was previously recorded on Monday, April 25, 2022.   -AJ II
Tamir D. Harper Is Jumping Into Education To Serve The Next Generation
Apr 6 2022
Tamir D. Harper Is Jumping Into Education To Serve The Next Generation
This week on #MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: American University Senior and Aspiring Teacher Tamir D. Harper discusses his commitment to entering the teaching workforce amid the pandemic.   The emerging Black male educator will graduate from undergrad this spring and pursue a Master’s Degree at the University of Pennsylvania while teaching middle school within the School District of Philadelphia. A product of the city and founder of UrbEd Advocates, a Philadelphia based non-profit that combines community organizing and policy to uplift students, Tamir is also helping the next generation of teachers.    He’s the community engagement coordinator for Edifying Teachers, the community of current and aspiring educators of color, encouraging & supporting each other through mentorship and high quality learning resources. For more on Tamir’s journey, please follow @tamirdharper on social media or @edifyteachers on Twitter.    Max Out Time listeners, don’t forget you can visit www.boldxchange.com/ and support its Black-Owned brands today using the promo code “MAXOUTTIME” for 10% off your first purchase.   In addition to this podcast, please follow the full Education Reboot series on Spotify and SoundCloud. Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode?    Sign up to get our email updates at https://linktr.ee/MaxOutTimeWithAJII You’ll get each episode, exclusive bonus content, and free guides straight to your inbox every week.   VISIT MAX OUT TIME ON: LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/max-out-time-with-aj-ii Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MaxOutTime/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/max_out_time_with_aj_ii/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/maxouttime_ajii Website | www.maxouttimewithajii.com   This episode was previously recorded on Monday, March 7, 2022.   -AJ II
Ms.#HeyBlackTeacher Shareefah Mason Calls For Culturally Diverse Classrooms
Mar 24 2022
Ms.#HeyBlackTeacher Shareefah Mason Calls For Culturally Diverse Classrooms
This week on #MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: Shareefah Mason, Associate Dean of Educator Certification at Dallas College and Teach Plus Senior Research Fellow, discusses why it’s imperative for the teaching workforce to include more Black teachers.   “Black students that have a Black teacher in elementary school—one Black teacher—are 13% more likely to go to college,” Mason said. “That number more than doubles to 32% if they have two Black teachers.”   The Presidential Leadership Scholar has also authored multiple books and executive produced a documentary entitled, From The Block, examining the impact Black educators have on students.   Please follow Ms. Mason on social media @masonmessages and use the #HeyBlackTeacher in your posts about the episode.   Max Out Time listeners, don’t forget you can visit www.boldxchange.com/ and support its Black-Owned brands today using the promo code “MAXOUTTIME” for 10% off your first purchase.   In addition to this podcast, please follow the full Education Reboot series on Spotify and SoundCloud. Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode?    Sign up to get our email updates at https://linktr.ee/MaxOutTimeWithAJII You’ll get each episode, exclusive bonus content, and free guides straight to your inbox every week.   VISIT MAX OUT TIME ON: LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/max-out-time-with-aj-ii Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MaxOutTime/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/max_out_time_with_aj_ii/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/maxouttime_ajii Website | www.maxouttimewithajii.com   This episode was previously recorded on Monday, March 14, 2022. -AJ II
Edifying Teachers Founder Rudy Ruiz Helps To Retain Minority Educators
Mar 16 2022
Edifying Teachers Founder Rudy Ruiz Helps To Retain Minority Educators
This week on #MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: Rudy Ruiz, the Founder of Edifying Teachers, discusses how we can recruit and retain educators amid the pandemic.   The former teacher and Johns Hopkins Doctor of Education candidate, identified the need for more minority teachers about seven years ago, before the apparent nationwide shortage. In the fall, his team started building a community of mentorship and coaching where new teachers and veteran teachers of color can connect. Please follow @EdifyTeachers & @RudyRuiz_MD_ed for more on its efforts to diversify the teaching workforce.    Max Out Time listeners, don’t forget you can visit www.boldxchange.com/ and support its Black-Owned brands today using the promo code “MAXOUTTIME” for 10% off your first purchase.   In addition to this podcast, please follow the full Education Reboot series on Spotify and SoundCloud. Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode?    Sign up to get our email updates at https://linktr.ee/MaxOutTimeWithAJII You’ll get each episode, exclusive bonus content, and free guides straight to your inbox every week.   VISIT MAX OUT TIME ON: LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/max-out-time-with-aj-ii Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MaxOutTime/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/max_out_time_with_aj_ii/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/maxouttime_ajii Website | www.maxouttimewithajii.com   This episode was previously recorded on Monday, February 28, 2022.   -AJ II
2022 National Teacher Of The Year Kurt Russell Represents Black Male Excellence
Feb 16 2022
2022 National Teacher Of The Year Kurt Russell Represents Black Male Excellence
This week on #MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: 2022 Ohio State Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell discusses why representation in the classroom and curriculum matters.   Ohio’s first Black male teacher of the year is a history instructor at Oberlin High School who emphasizes cultural relevance and diversity of all kinds. Mr. Russell teaches African American Studies and an innovative course called race, gender and oppression because he believes everyone deserves to see themselves in the classroom.    The award-winner also serves as a lead teacher and advisor for the Black Student Union, student council and junior class. Please follow Mr. Russell on social media @kurtsenior_.   Max Out Time listeners, don’t forget you can visit www.boldxchange.com/ and support its Black-Owned brands today using the promo code “MAXOUTTIME” for 10% off your first purchase.   In addition to this podcast, please follow the full Education Reboot series on Spotify and SoundCloud. Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode?    Sign up to get our email updates at https://linktr.ee/MaxOutTimeWithAJII You’ll get every episode, exclusive bonus content, and free guides straight to your inbox every week.   VISIT MAX OUT TIME ON: Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MaxOutTime/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/max_out_time_with_aj_ii/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/maxouttime_ajii Website | www.maxouttimewithajii.com   This episode was previously recorded on Monday, February 14th, 2022.   -AJ II
2021 Teacher Of The Year Anthony Swann Sounds Off On Education In Virginia
Jan 20 2022
2021 Teacher Of The Year Anthony Swann Sounds Off On Education In Virginia
This week on #MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: Ben Franklin Middle School Instructional Coach Anthony Swann discusses the state of education in the commonwealth.   Amid staff shortages and a change in political leadership, Virginia educators like Mr. Swann endured a challenging transition back to the classroom this month. Mr. Swann was last year’s state teacher of the year and recently returned from Indianapolis, where he joined the nation’s educators at the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers Summit. He is advocating for all educators on social media, so please follow Mr. Swann @2021VATOTY on Twitter for more.   Max Out Time listeners, don’t forget you can visit www.boldxchange.com/ and support its Black-Owned brands today using the promo code “MAXOUTTIME” for 10% off your first purchase.   In addition to this podcast, please follow the full Education Reboot series on Spotify and SoundCloud. Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode?    Sign up to get our email updates at https://linktr.ee/MaxOutTimeWithAJII You’ll get every episode, exclusive bonus content, and free guides straight to your inbox every week.   VISIT MAX OUT TIME ON: Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MaxOutTime/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/max_out_time_with_aj_ii/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/maxouttime_ajii Website | www.maxouttimewithajii.com   This episode was previously recorded on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022.   -AJ II
Jonathan Lee Is Bridging Legacies Across Independent School Campuses
Jan 11 2022
Jonathan Lee Is Bridging Legacies Across Independent School Campuses
This week on #MaxOutTime #EducationReboot: Seattle Academy Director of Admissions and Bridging Legacies Across Campuses (BLAC) Founder Jonathan Lee discusses how the pandemic has exacerbated the independent school admissions process.   A native of Alexandria, Virginia, and graduate of Episcopal High School, Jonathan’s LLC aims to make independent schools like Episcopal and Seattle Academy more diverse through networking and consulting across the country.   Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement and predominantly white institutions’ reckoning with racism in 2020, Jonathan’s roles as an administrator and founder are facing unprecedented challenges this school year. Not only did COVID-19 impact diversity initiatives and the way schools operate, but it also affected Jonathan on a personal level. He opens up about his late mother Sheila’s battle with the virus plus much more.   To help Jonathan make independent schools more diverse in 2022, visit https://www.bridginglegaciesacrosscampuses.org/   Max Out Time listeners, don’t forget you can visit www.boldxchange.com/ and support its Black-Owned brands today using the promo code “MAXOUTTIME” for 10% off your first purchase.   In addition to this podcast, please follow the full Education Reboot series on Spotify and SoundCloud. Want to make sure you don’t miss an episode?    Sign up to get our email updates at https://linktr.ee/MaxOutTimeWithAJII You’ll get every episode, exclusive bonus content, and free guides straight to your inbox every week.   VISIT MAX OUT TIME ON: Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MaxOutTime/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/max_out_time_with_aj_ii/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/maxouttime_ajii Website | www.maxouttimewithajii.com   This episode was previously recorded on Thursday, December 30, 2021.   -AJ II