[NHIE] Teachers Pt. 2: Mr. Shapiro & Mr. Kulkarni

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zycq2-128fdf9 Time for some teacher-to-teacher talk on our two favorite Sherman Oaks teachers! This episode discusses and analyzes the pedagogical practices and personalities of Mr. Shapiro and Mr. Kulkarni. What do I agree and disagree with these teachers on as a high school English teacher myself? What are my predictions for Season 3? Catch themContinue reading “[NHIE] Teachers Pt. 2: Mr. Shapiro & Mr. Kulkarni”

2 Causes to Support: Sign the Petitions!

As I mentioned in my latest podcast episode, there are 2 causes I am currently supporting/working to advocate for during the Muslim holy month Dhul Hijjah. Close Guantanamo In the light of a handful of Supreme Court decisions and mass shootings, you may be wondering what America stands for. Supporting the closure of Guantanamo BayContinue reading “2 Causes to Support: Sign the Petitions!”

5 Free Teacher Resources for Dava Shastri’s Last Day

The podcast about the full set of free teacher resources that I’ve created for Dava Shastri’s Last Day by Kirthana Ramisetti is finally out! I discuss 5 different resources I’ve created: literary analysis essay with two prompts group project: mini mixtape personal essay & artwork extension: racial identity autobiographical essay homework assignment: weather and moodContinue reading “5 Free Teacher Resources for Dava Shastri’s Last Day”

BTR Origin Story: My Reading and Teaching Journey Toward Multicultural Texts

Today’s episode is the ORIGIN STORY you’ve all been waiting for–what is Brown Teacher Reads? Who is behind it? What was her journey toward reading and teaching multicultural texts like? Hear about all of these questions and more when you listen to this podcast episode! A summary of the different phases of my education: HighContinue reading “BTR Origin Story: My Reading and Teaching Journey Toward Multicultural Texts”

“A Brown Muslim,” Recent Reads, and Current Events

In today’s podcast episode, I read “A Brown Muslim,” a sample personal essay that I wrote for the assignment I created (Racial Identity Autobiography Personal Essay & Artwork) for Dava Shastri’s Last Day. I also cover some of my Recent Reads and Current Events. DSLD Assignment: “A Brown Muslim“ & “1000+56 Words” The first assignmentContinue reading ““A Brown Muslim,” Recent Reads, and Current Events”

Dava Shastri’s Last Day, Ch. 5 (Part 1)

Check out the second podcast episode on Dava Shastri’s Last Day! I’m continuing reading this book and in this episode, I dive a bit deeper into the text as the story progresses. This episode covers the first two segments of Chapter 5 (“Force of Nature”) which are told from Arvie and Sandi’s perspectives, respectively. FindContinue reading “Dava Shastri’s Last Day, Ch. 5 (Part 1)”