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In Times of Uncertainty with Dr. Martha James

July 08, 2020 Andy Vasily
Run Your Life Show With Andy Vasily
In Times of Uncertainty with Dr. Martha James
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Run Your Life Show With Andy Vasily
In Times of Uncertainty with Dr. Martha James
Jul 08, 2020
Andy Vasily

In this episode, Dr. Martha James and I have an in-depth discussion about critical pedagogy, professional accountability, differentiation, and the importance of critical feedback. With over 30 years of experience in urban education, Martha shares her thoughts about what the biggest gaps are in the field of physical education and health and how schools can address these gaps in order to improve teacher practice and better engage students in their learning in physical education. I'd like to thank Martha for her time and for being on my podcast.

Martha's Bio:
Martha James is a researcher, teacher, and leader with nearly 30 years of experience in PK-21urban education. Dr. James is an Assistant Professor at Morgan State University in the School of Education and Urban Studies and serves as Policy Chair on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners.
 
Dr. James earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in
Kinesiology; her Master’s in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota; and
with her dissertation, “Physical Education as a Medium for Anti-Racist Consciousness Raising,” she earned her Doctorate in Critical Pedagogy from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2016 she proudly participated in the inaugural cohort of AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy going on to earn AASA’s prestigious Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award for her work with social justice in education.
 
Dr. James has served in leadership roles advocating for equity on numerous professional
committees related to her work at Morgan State University and across the nation. Currently, she serves as the President of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education and on the Board of Directors for the Council of Great City Schools. Recently she has also served as the Past Chair of the Resolutions and Policy Chair for the Council of Urban Boards of Education, SHAPE America Diversity and Inclusiveness Group, and of the Social Justice and Cultural Diversity Taskforce for the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education.
 
Dr. James has written and presented extensively on the theoretical model of Cultural
Fluency, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and best practices in education. She has earned numerous additional awards, including State and National teacher of the year, and the 2014 NAKHE outstanding young scholar in Kinesiology.
 
She is a mother, friend, sister, aunt, and in 2008 became an Ironman by completing the 140.6-mile racecourse in 14 hours 9 minutes and 31 seconds.

Connect With Martha:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJamesHassan

Special thanks to Bronx based band Conversing with Oceans and Alex Bondarev for creating the podcast music.
https://www.conversingwithoceans.com/

Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Martha James and I have an in-depth discussion about critical pedagogy, professional accountability, differentiation, and the importance of critical feedback. With over 30 years of experience in urban education, Martha shares her thoughts about what the biggest gaps are in the field of physical education and health and how schools can address these gaps in order to improve teacher practice and better engage students in their learning in physical education. I'd like to thank Martha for her time and for being on my podcast.

Martha's Bio:
Martha James is a researcher, teacher, and leader with nearly 30 years of experience in PK-21urban education. Dr. James is an Assistant Professor at Morgan State University in the School of Education and Urban Studies and serves as Policy Chair on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners.
 
Dr. James earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in
Kinesiology; her Master’s in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota; and
with her dissertation, “Physical Education as a Medium for Anti-Racist Consciousness Raising,” she earned her Doctorate in Critical Pedagogy from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2016 she proudly participated in the inaugural cohort of AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy going on to earn AASA’s prestigious Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award for her work with social justice in education.
 
Dr. James has served in leadership roles advocating for equity on numerous professional
committees related to her work at Morgan State University and across the nation. Currently, she serves as the President of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education and on the Board of Directors for the Council of Great City Schools. Recently she has also served as the Past Chair of the Resolutions and Policy Chair for the Council of Urban Boards of Education, SHAPE America Diversity and Inclusiveness Group, and of the Social Justice and Cultural Diversity Taskforce for the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education.
 
Dr. James has written and presented extensively on the theoretical model of Cultural
Fluency, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and best practices in education. She has earned numerous additional awards, including State and National teacher of the year, and the 2014 NAKHE outstanding young scholar in Kinesiology.
 
She is a mother, friend, sister, aunt, and in 2008 became an Ironman by completing the 140.6-mile racecourse in 14 hours 9 minutes and 31 seconds.

Connect With Martha:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJamesHassan

Special thanks to Bronx based band Conversing with Oceans and Alex Bondarev for creating the podcast music.
https://www.conversingwithoceans.com/