Dear White Teacher

by Brandon R. Scarborough

In many urban schools across the country, you will find the primary audience to be minorities while the primary authority are white administrators and educators. Dear White Teacher is a podcast and platform designed to shed light on the struggles and to discuss strategies to build lasting relationships with students of color in order to teach them successfully. This podcast is for anyone that finds it challenging creating conn... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E05 - We All Have a voice!

    S01 E05 - We All Have a voice!

    Teachers, we know you have a voice. Many times we fail to recognize and/or give our students permission to use their voice and treat them like the human beings they are. Join us in this conversation we have with Elijah Hill, an Af...

    36:59
  • S01 E04 - Build It Before You Need It!

    S01 E04 - Build It Before You Need It!

    Mr. Willie Cook is the first African American Dean of Students at Copley High School in Copley, Ohio. We discuss building relationships with students, the nuances of being a African American Principal in a suburban, and his journe...

    52:18
  • S01 E03 - Don't Touch My Hair!

    S01 E03 - Don't Touch My Hair!

    James Talbert, Pastor, community leader and in the education realm, he is the only Black male teacher and is now the Coordinator of Multicultural Belonging at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA). Listen in as he explains his ...

    45:24
  • S01 E02 - Who Stole My Car?

    S01 E02 - Who Stole My Car?

    Meet Kenneth "JoJo" Smith, veteran educator known for his relationship strategies in working with youth who have been labeled. His approach to finding common ground with his students included removing those labels and seeing his s...

    39:45
  • S01 E01 - Building Relationships in the Classroom

    S01 E01 - Building Relationships in the Classroom

    Dr. Erica Glover is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion learning specialist for Akron Public Schools. With over 20 years of experience in the classroom and in administration, she sat down with us to talk about the importance of b...

    58:08