The Liberated Educator

The Liberated Educator

Dee Lanier and Ken Shelton are brothers, intellectuals, and equity-enthusiasts, just having regular conversations about things that matter to the culture. For the record, we're not late talking about these issues, you just may be late in hearing it! Find us on X: Ken Shelton: @k_shelton Dee Lanier: @deelanier Brian Smith Sr: @BrianRSmithSr

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June 11, 2024 70 mins

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The conversation explores the promises and perils of AI in education, focusing on the potential for AI to perpetuate the status quo or challenge it. The hosts discuss the importance of courage, commitment, and creativity in utilizing AI to dismantle inequitable barriers and create positive change. They emphasize the need for awareness, self-reflection, and self-interrogation in challenging the status quo and using ...

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The conversation explores the importance of data regulation and policy in the context of AI in education. It emphasizes the need for transparency and accountability in the use of student data and the ethical considerations surrounding AI platforms. The hosts discuss the misconceptions about data privacy and the responsibility of educators and decision-makers to ask the right questions and provide clear information ...

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The conversation explores the promises and perils of AI in education, with a focus on synthetic media. The hosts discuss the importance of media literacy in educational experiences and the potential dangers of creating counterfeit content. They delve into the ethical implications of AI-generated media, such as voice mimicking and video manipulation. The chapter emphasizes the need for guidance and support in using ...

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The conversation explores the promises and perils of AI in education, addressing equity, admissions, grading, student tracking, and the ethical considerations of AI. It delves into the potential impact of AI on high-stakes decisions in schools and the need for transparency, accountability, and human involvement in the decision-making process.

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AI in education has the potential to address ...

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The conversation between Ken Shelton and Dee Lanier explores the promises and perils of AI in education, focusing on the digital divide, equity, and the ethical use of AI tools. The discussion delves into the impact of AI on access, opportunity, and learning outcomes, highlighting the disparities that exist and the potential for AI to promote equity and inclusion in education.

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The conversation explores the promises and perils of AI in education, focusing on bias, data sets, and the impact on students of color. It delves into the ethical considerations and offers solutions for addressing bias in AI. The discussion emphasizes the importance of acknowledging bias, critically evaluating AI systems, and incorporating critical and analytical information literacy strategies.

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This conversation explores the promises and perils of AI in education, focusing on equity, ethics, and the impact on students and staff of color. It delves into the rush to claim expertise, the ethical use of technology, and the struggle between short-term gains and long-term benefits. The discussion also covers the concepts of AI, machine learning, large language models, and generative AI, highlighting the potenti...

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July 4, 2022 19 mins

Though our time seemed short in New Orleans, LA this year, it was very important to take the tame and get a recording with none other than Leon Tynes, @ISTE ‘18 Award, @NatGeoEducation GTF,  @Fulbrightteach, #PBSDigitalInnovator & @thehenryford Innov Award winner. 

Dee and Ken were able to catch Leon downstairs and this is what they were able to talk about...


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In absence of Ken, I get to join this very special conversation about fatherhood with our featured guest, Daryl Johnson. 

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It's been a busy season for the the Liberated Educator Podcast crew. Books, Keynotes, Production events, you name it, but it was an honor to set down with the one and only Yaritza Villalba to create to enjoy a little CPT of our own.

Enjoy Part 2 of the conversation.


President and Founder of YV Educational Resources Inc. 501(c)3, Yaritza Villalba has twelve years of experience in education. She started he...

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It's been a busy season for the the Liberated Educator Podcast crew. Books, Keynotes, Production events, you name it, but it was an honor to set down with the one and only Yaritza Villalba to create to enjoy a little CPT of our own.

Enjoy the conversation.


President and Founder of YV Educational Resources Inc. 501(c)3, Yaritza Villalba has twelve years of experience in education. She started her career...

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March 10, 2022 10 mins

Since we have all been traveling, we just picked up the phone and just chopped it up over what we were looking at. This conversation just happened to be a reaction the the Juwan Howard, the Head Coach Basketball Coach at Michigan, being suspended for... well, you'll have to look it up. 


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Welcome back to the pod, Ken and Dee finally catch up after traveling to spread the liberation gospel and hop on to have another classic conversation over coffee while breaking down. 

C: Catching Up
P:  Part of the reality
T:  Trouble the narrative


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February 6, 2022 30 mins

Troubling the narative is what they do and they end up talking about it in most conversation among friends. In this episode, Ken and Dee pick up the phone and have a CPT convo over...

C: Carter Woodson
P: Pause
T: Time

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January 25, 2022 28 mins

Happy New Year! Yeah, we are just now saying it to you all. But it's like we always say, we not late talking about it, you're just late hearing it. So, this is the first of many episodes for 2022. Please enjoy another casual CPT convo between Ken and Dee as they pontificate

C: Continuation
P: Progress
T: Tenacity

Books referenced in this episode:
Native Son - Richard Wright
12 Million ...

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December 22, 2021 34 mins

Where do you draw the line?

Resident host, Victoria Thompson joins Dee and Ken to have a CPT convo on
Chaos, Perturbed, and Trouble in the water.

Victoria also provides some tips to help you step away for a bit to put yourself in your own calming room.

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November 24, 2021 39 mins

One reason why Dee and Ken are able to easily have compelling conversations is because they genuinely care about one another. So, for this episode, the fellas talk about men's health and health in general in regards.

C: Care
P: Propping Up
T: Time for a check up.

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Part Deux or Due of Season 2 opening CPT conversation, CPT Part Two. This part of the conversation, Dee and Ken look at the conflation of CRT as many mix Critical Race Theory with Culturally Responsive Teaching with the dubbed Chris Rufo Theory.

Take a ride around the globe as the brothers use language to tie in the part 2 discussion.


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After some much needed time off, Ken and Dee are back for season 2 of the Liberated Educator Podcast produced by Brian Romero Smith Sr of 4:13Media.

In this episode, the CPT in centered around the misconceptions around CRT and using the Riverside High School teacher viral video as a catalyst to analyze the truths behind the current argument in schools.

This is part 1 of 2 conversations around the subject. Listen...

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September 10, 2021 39 mins

Our resident host, Victoria Thompson is back to close out Season 1 of The Liberated Educator Podcast. She joins Dee and Ken in a personal CPT conversation over: 

C:Cryptic
P: Platitudes
T: Takeaways
And yes, there is a Real Housewives reference...




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