MRH Alternative Services Teachers Introduce Podcasts
Intervention specialists at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School are the catalysts behind a new series of podcasts. Podcasting is a free service that allows Internet users to pull audio files from a podcasting web site to listen to on their computers or personal digital audio players.
The MRH Alternative Services team is producing the podcasts in conjunction with Educational Equity Consultants. Since 2001, Educational Equity Consultants has worked with approximately 3,000 district leaders and school faculties through the Leadership & Racism Program. President Tony Neal says the LRP explores how our own attitudes about race and racism might be limiting students’ capability to achieve. Through a process of challenging introspection and reflection, educators learn to identify behaviors and policies that adversely affect how students see themselves and their potential to succeed in school. Most importantly, participants develop ways to alter or eliminate those behaviors, and build positive strategies for their schools and districts to adopt.
The podcasts produced to-date feature instructor Travis Williams dissecting the practices of trauma-informed teaching.
Next week, the site will present podcasts created by the alternative services students themselves.
For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.