Episode 21

January 13, 2021

01:01:49

Teaching and Race in a Pandemic

Teaching and Race in a Pandemic
Women Bridging the Gap
Teaching and Race in a Pandemic
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High school teacher Arleta joins Alexandra and Lenya to discuss race and womanhood in schools and teaching environments. Topics include what has changed in teaching during COVID, if Arleta’s race or ethnicity have affected her in the workplace, and what it’s like to go through active shooter drills where her priority is to save the children over herself. Arleta is an educator and administrator at an independent charter high school that serves a diverse population of Los Angeles. She has been in the education field going on a decade and has worked in all sides of education, from the administrative side to the classroom. Arleta has seen education as an equalizer in our society and believes in its power to change lives, as it was her ticket to escaping poverty. When she's not shaping minds, she's shaping her body at the gym, hanging out with her wonderful husband, eating her way through LA, and her friends from all walks of life. -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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