Napcast

Napcast

www.hilltopcc.com/institute
Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words, thoughts, advice, and the perspective of two male early childhood educators of color. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hilltopcc/support


Ep 8 - Got It From My Mama
Aug 3 • 52 min
It’s super tough being a mother. You have children to take care of, bills to pay, and you have to satisfy your own needs. Now imagine doing that while experiencing hardships like homelessness, and while starting your own childcare business? How do you…
Ep 7 - Role of the Family
Jul 20 • 37 min
It’s easy to say you want family to be partners in the process? So, how are you cultivating and foster a rapport with families? How are you best supporting BIPOC families? Where in your practice have you stopped hoping and wishing and instead eliminated…
Ep 6 - Role of the Educator
Jul 6 • 24 min
Survey 100 people and you’ll probably get a 100 different answers to the question “What is the role of an educator?” For Nick and Mike, we’re co-constructors, researchers, advocates, and documenters. How does these roles allow us to be an active…
Ep 5 - Image of the Child
Jun 22 • 38 min
In this episode, we reflect on our own childhood and how the image of the child encourages us adults to value children’s thinking, and to authentically make it visible to them and others. Along with the hundred languages concept which tells us that…
Ep4 - You’re More Than An Educator
Jun 8 • 45 min
We’re more than just an educator. We’re researchers, therapists, party planners and activists. We might say we are educators to our friends and family. But we’re not. We play so many different roles for young children which is why being in ECE is so fun.…
Special Ep1- Is America Anti-Black?
Jun 3 • 51 min
In this episode, we are joined by Amir Gilmore (he/him), Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education at Washington State University. In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, we gather to talk, to mourn, and to heal. With…
Ep3 - La Revolución
May 25 • 43 min
In this episode, we dive into ways we can build the resiliency, the leadership, the foundations of critical thinking in young learners. We also discuss ways to light the fire under children’s bellies to be able to empower them to the lead a revolution and…
Ep2 - Deathmetal & Toddlers
May 11 • 34 min
In this episode, we discuss who we are and how we give ourselves permission to be our authentic self at work. Oh.. and as the title suggest… deathmetal & toddlers. Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark…
Ep1 - Finding Strength Amid COVID19
Apr 24 • 35 min
Napcast is a podcast designed to help you learn on the go, hear another perspective, spark debate, agree incessantly, and honestly, remind you that you’re not alone. We live in a complex world, so allow us to challenge your orientation with words,…