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Where to Begin?

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Reviewed: 09-12-19

Brilliant narrative! Brilliant narrator! Dr. Parti's experience has reinforced my own personal spiritual understanding and journey's desire. The authors couldn't have picked a better narrator in Steve West to punctuate the significant important message expressed within. Dr. Eben Alexander mentioned this book and I am glad that I was able to find it and dive into it. I couldn't turn it off. The story was so compelling and brilliantly developed and produced. Coupled with the elegant reading of West, I imagined that I was having a personally deep and thoughtful discussion with Dr. Parti, not simply listening to his amazing journey from materialist to spiritual guide. I couldn't be happier that I own this very important piece of literature, and mikie importantly, that I was able to hear it in its entirety.

Thank you Rajiv, Paul, and Steve. My life has changed behind this book.

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Tears, tears, and more tears!

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Reviewed: 08-21-19

I was a student in, an educator of, and the parent of two students that has and will attend, a deeply segregated school in one of the United States most liberal cities-- the New York City public schools system. I was recently told by an admissions aide in a district 11 Family Welcome center, a NYCDOE center that allows parents to register their children to district 8 and 11 schools, that I could not enroll my son, who is a soon-to-be kindergarten student, in a school that was much closer to my home. This school reserved a waitlist that was highly selective to families of whom resided in the private homes of Morris Park, unlike myself who lives in Parkchester. Parkchester children are all dumped in P.S. 106. For me to get my child in PS/MS 498 the principal would have to meet me and sign off on it. But I'm Black, so I am a victim of New York City's apartheid school system!

This book is a sad reminder that NOTHING has changed! In fact, schools are more segregated now then ever before. I recommend this book for everyone. Whether you're an educator, a pastor, a racist, a saint, or a cynic, this book is for you!

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  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too
  • Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
  • By: Christopher Emdin
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson

Amazing!!!

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Reviewed: 07-02-19

AMAZING, Need I Say More? This book addresses why there's the need for culturally aware educators and how to establish sensitivity and more inclusive pedagogical contribution from all persons, regardless of their race or socioeconomic background.

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  • The Trouble with Black Boys
  • ...And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education
  • By: Pedro A. Noguera
  • Narrated by: David Baker

Cannot! Stop! Listening!

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Reviewed: 06-17-19

This is an amazing Audible book; so much so that I purchased the physical book for reference. All educators and social scientists need a copy of this book in their personal library. This is a necessary book for all those training to be pre-K and K - 12 pedagogues or K - 12 administrators. I am absolutely blown away with the book's fluidity and well conceived theories/ praxis. I cannot stress how elated I am to have found such a well authored book, one in which makes me eager to frame my own educational administrative career on.