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The Parent Scoop - bringing research and knowledge to parents, from parents.

Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Ed.D., education professor and mom of two. 

The Parent Scoop is produced by Marko Kucher (Ameena's husband and partner). The podcast's theme music - Jazz Baba - features their teenage son, Josef Kucher, on guitar. The artwork for the podcast was created by their daughter, Laila Kucher, in collaboration with her dad.

May 13, 2021

This week’s parent guest is Tricia Ebarvia, a high school English teacher and a mom of three boys who is one of the four co-founders of the #DisruptTexts movement - a “crowdsourced, grass roots effort by teachers for teachers to diversify literature taught in schools in order to create a more inclusive, representative, and equitable language arts curriculum” (Disrupt Texts website).

In this episode, we explore what the Disrupt Text collective is really about, clearing up misunderstandings and misinformation about the movement to highlight why this work is so necessary. We also provide parents with tangible steps on how to support their children and teachers in this work. 


***Episode Notes***

  • Understanding the Disrupt Texts movements
  • The four Disrupt Text principles
  • Parents roles in supporting their children in disrupting texts
  • Why some parents push back against disrupting texts
  • Parents roles in supporting teachers/schools to disrupt texts
  • Why speaking up matters

Follow Tricia and the Disrupt Text collective on twitter at: @disrupttexts #DisruptTexts