On this episode of Deeper Learning, Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad speaks with Dwight Carter and Doc West III on the inequities in education, anti-racism, anti-biases and what changes educators and leaders can make. Mr. Carter and Mr. West talk about the current climate of the world in regards to the pandemic, racism and the growth that can come from it. They also touch on topics ranging from making sure every child is given the ability to grow and thrive, that educators are cognizant of any biases they may have and how to change them. Lastly, the three discuss the reopening of schools and working within constraints they may face. Dwight Carter is a nationally recognized school leader from Central Ohio. Because of his collaborative and innovative leadership, in 2010 he was inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame. He was also named a 2013 National Association of Secondary School Principals “Digital Principal of the Year,” the 2014 Academy of Arts and Science Education “High School Principal of the Year,” and the 2015 Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators “Principal of the Year.” He currently is an Assistant Director and Eastland Career Center in Groveport, Ohio. He is the co-author of three books: What’s In Your Space? Five Steps to Better School and Classroom Design (Corwin, 2015), Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How to Survive Hyper-change (Corwin 2017), and 10 Perspectives on Innovation in Education (Routledge, 2019). Additionally, he has contributed to a number of educational books and articles. You can follow him on Twitter @dwight_carter or Instagram at @dwightcarter. Reach out by email at [email protected]
and visit his website at https://mrdwightcarter.wixsite.com/. His blog is also available at https://dwightcarter.edublogs.org. Ernest Doc West III, family and friends call him “Doc”. He’s been working in education for 24 years. He is currently the principal of Columbus Scioto High School. He’s also been the principal of Independence High School, he was an administrator at Yorktown and Linmoor middle school, and the Africentric Early College. You can follow him on Instagram @docwestphd or email him at [email protected]
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