José Luis Vilson joins Justin Reich to discuss how to connect with your students, what it means to be a teacher of color, and the mission of EduColor, a movement and organization that Vilson co-founded to elevate the voices of public school advocates of color on educational equity and justice.
About Our Guest: Jose Vilson
José Luis Vilson is a full-time math teacher, writer, speaker, and activist in New York City, NY. He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education. He has spoken about education, math, and race for a number of organizations and publications, including the New York Times, The Guardian, TED, El Diario / La Prensa and The Atlantic. He's a National Board Certified teacher, a Math for America Master Teacher, and the executive director of EduColor, an organization dedicated to race and social justice issues in education.
Additional Resources for Teachers and other Listeners
This is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education - Read Jose Vilson’s book published in 2014
https://thejosevilson.com/ - Learn more about Vilson’s work
https://www.educolor.org/ - Learn more about EDUCOLOR
No conversation about education without teacher voice | TED-Ed - Check out José Vilson’s presentation for TED-Ed
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Produced by Aimee Corrigan and Garrett Beazley
Edited by Kate Ellis
Recorded and Mixed by Garrett Beazley
Filmed by Daymian Meija
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