Title

Two Guys Walk into a School, One Black, One White. Field notes from the Front Lines of Antiracist Education

Conference Strand

Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy

Abstract

The unlikely meeting between two educators, one Black, one White, led to a discussion on education and institutional racism. Within their capacities as a math teacher and a school counselor, a commonality was found through their eforts to mitigate and combat the negative impacts of racism in education. Their experiences on the frontlines of antiracist education will be shared along with potential solutions for antiracism eforts for all educators in the k-12 environment.education will be shared along with potential solutions for antiracism eforts for all educators in the k-12 environment.client’s choices

Description

See Abstract

Evidence

Not available- external review.

Format

Individual Presentations

Biographical Sketch

From https://www.liberty.edu/behavioral-sciences/counselor-ed/faculty/tylon-crook/

Dr. Crook, a national board-certified counselor, began his career as a school counselor working with high school students. He is a licensed school counselor in OH, MS, and GA. His experiences include working at the elementary, middle, and high school levels within traditional public and magnet schools. As a mental health counseling practitioner, Dr. Crook primarily works with children, adolescents, and their families in agency and private counseling settings. He specializes in crisis and trauma, youth mental health, career development, and social justice advocacy in counseling and education. Dr. Crook’s research agenda is primarily focused in the areas as well. Specific topics of focus include implicit bias reduction training, the school to prison pipeline, culturally competent school counselors, and mental health within the African American community and church.

From https://educationpost.org/network/jay-wamsted/

Jay Wamsted has taught math at Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta for fourteen years. His writing has been featured in various journals and magazines, including “Harvard Educational Review,” “Mathematics Teacher” and “Sojourners.” He can be found online at “The Southeast Review,” “Under the Sun” and the “TEDx” YouTube channel, where you can watch his 2017 talk “Eating the Elephant: Ending Racism & the Magic of Trust.”

Location

Virtual Conference

Start Date

2-12-2021 11:15 AM

End Date

2-12-2021 12:15 PM

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Two Guys Walk into a School, One Black, One White. Field notes from the Front Lines of Antiracist Education

Virtual Conference

The unlikely meeting between two educators, one Black, one White, led to a discussion on education and institutional racism. Within their capacities as a math teacher and a school counselor, a commonality was found through their eforts to mitigate and combat the negative impacts of racism in education. Their experiences on the frontlines of antiracist education will be shared along with potential solutions for antiracism eforts for all educators in the k-12 environment.education will be shared along with potential solutions for antiracism eforts for all educators in the k-12 environment.client’s choices