Standing in front of the class: From student to teacher

11/ 03 /17 standing in front of the class: from student to teacher
Topic: Standing in front of the class: from student to teacher
Segment: D Report
Participants: Alma Guadalupe Lopez, Assistant Professor of English at San Bernardino Valley College, Co-Coordinator of Puente Project, and UCR Alumni
Broadcast Air Date: 11/ 03/17 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion points:
How did we become educators?
what made you think, “Hey I want to go to college?”
Why is track A, the college track?
How did the Puente project offer new direction toward navigating college?
How did seeing shades of yourself in the literature allow you to see yourself as part of college?
How do get the different tools for navigating college?
Did you know you wanted to teach in College?
Did you know you wanted to go to graduate school?
Where did you find a sense of community while away in college?
How did Chicana Student Programs and Raza Graduate Student Association allow us to make it through graduate school?
Why do some of us feel strong in graduate school while some of us feel strong as undergraduates?
How does seeing the built patterns of the graduate program offer strength?
Can we see that the program, curriculum, students and educator has flaws?
How does graduate school admittance offer a false measure of competence to succeed in graduate school?
What are the expected roles of graduate school?
Is the stereotype of the “brown body” also in graduate school?
What are those experiences that you put on the shelf and move forward?
What if your graduate program “destroys your life?”
How do you make it through school, when you know what you want to do and you know who are the students you need to help?
What changes when you move to the front of the class from being the student?
How do we remember “them” as students; they were our peers?
The students we see are familiar; they are the same students, just different time.
How do we offer respect to our students?
Do educators also have a safe space to build community?
Do students think about the teachers?
Do educators feel safe in the class?
How do the educators stay healthy?
How do educators plant seeds?
What happens with the student- teacher relationships if students move on with their respective education career?
Can you go back and check in with your past teacher if don’t have post school degree?

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