All These Ts of C in One Place!

Kevin and Gerardo catch up on the University of Colorado’s Teachers of Color and Allies summit. This episode is why this podcast exists. Join us as we talk about this amazing gathering of teachers of color and next steps in building a community. Complete with toodope teacher interviews! Download and listen today!

Episode 28: All the World’s a Too Dope Stage

This week the fellas are joined this week by Caroline and Judd of the Create-Perform-Respond blog, two dope high school theater teachers whose sole purpose is to make the performance arts accessible to all. Hear our conversation about equity, access and opportunities for young people in the arts. Plus all four of us list our top five musicals (Kevin may not hate them as much as we thought). Listen today!

Hispanic Heritage, Two Halves, and Cultural Representation

Kevin and Gerardo are back with another surprise episode! In today’s platica, we are joined by student guest host Sofia, who offers her thoughts on Identity, the complexity of “Hispanic” or “LatinX” identity and this time of year, when many of us know that it is Hispanic Heritage month but few of us do more than a passing acknowledgment before getting back to “real” content. A fun and energetic episode with a rising young podcaster!

New Dope Teachers, Episode 1

Kevin and Gerardo kick off New Dope Teachers, stories of new and early-service teachers of color as they navigate all the intersections of this important work. We begin our year-long story of Ray, a first year kindergarten teacher. He discusses his Teach for America experience, the unique demands and pressures facing new teachers of color, and his care and concern for the youngsters in his charge. Listen today!

Season 3 Premiere!

The boys are back, having mastered all things audio, to welcome you all back to a new school year! We discuss tension with students, Back to School night, and the painful process of letting go of summer. We shout out Angela Watson (again), praise the gods of meal prep, and once again show the difference between friends and homies. Plus we roll out a new segment, The Block is Hot, where we answer questions, even those that no one asked us.

Episode 24: Survive and Commence!

The fellas are back from Chicago, all fired up and ready to go! Summer is upon us, just a few days before we cash in our overtime for the year. We discuss concluding a school year, Kev tears up about his graduating seniors, Gera complains but ultimately gets positive. Also, we shout out new Twitter followers, and talk about the incredible conference put on by the Journey for Justice Alliance. Plus, Gera is all about musicals, Kev not so much. Download and listen today!

Episode 23: Don’t Fake the Funk!

The fellas are back with a late-year episode! As teacher protests swept the country in April, the boyz were onhand to absorb the energy and bear witness to a movement of public intellectuals and allies all over the community. We break down the movement, push the envelope, and try to keep it together for the conclusion of the school year.

Episode 22: Spring Break Silliness!

Listen as Kevin and Gerardo decompress a little on the eve of Spring Break. We interrogate snow that won’t melt, puzzle over what, precisely, is a “stay-cation” and try really hard to plan for the final quarter of the school. Listen and laugh with us today!

Where the Heroes At? Black Panther and Testing Season

Kevin and Gerardo saw Black Panther and now they’re on one. It is testing season, and here is how teachers of color can support each other, support students, and do the impossible. To support and encourage our community in these trying times of accountability and pressure. Plus Gerardo learns what a true homie is.