Wholehearted Teaching with Adrian Del Monte

Having Brave Conversations about Race, Equity and White Fragility with Superintendent Derek Chen

January 12, 2021 Season 1 Episode 10
Wholehearted Teaching with Adrian Del Monte
Having Brave Conversations about Race, Equity and White Fragility with Superintendent Derek Chen
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Wholehearted Teaching with Adrian Del Monte
Having Brave Conversations about Race, Equity and White Fragility with Superintendent Derek Chen
Jan 12, 2021 Season 1 Episode 10

In this conversation, we speak with TCDSB Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, Indigenous Education and Community Relations, Derek Chen. 

Superintendent Chen speaks about the importance of being brave enough to have courageous conversations about anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, white fragility, and systemic problems that oppress non-white students in the education system. 

It's a powerful conversation, and one that I'm sad took so long to have. In having it, I realized that I will never been a fully wholehearted teacher until I confront my own biases directly.  I hope this is the start of a journey for me. 

You can connect with Superintendent Chen on twitter at www.twitter.com/TCDSB_DChen

This conversation is the first in a series about Anti-Racism. Next week will look at larger systemic problems from a legal and system wide perspective. 







Show Notes

In this conversation, we speak with TCDSB Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, Indigenous Education and Community Relations, Derek Chen. 

Superintendent Chen speaks about the importance of being brave enough to have courageous conversations about anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, white fragility, and systemic problems that oppress non-white students in the education system. 

It's a powerful conversation, and one that I'm sad took so long to have. In having it, I realized that I will never been a fully wholehearted teacher until I confront my own biases directly.  I hope this is the start of a journey for me. 

You can connect with Superintendent Chen on twitter at www.twitter.com/TCDSB_DChen

This conversation is the first in a series about Anti-Racism. Next week will look at larger systemic problems from a legal and system wide perspective.