Dec. 9, 2021

Healing, Community, and Humanity with Neema Avashia

Healing, Community, and Humanity with Neema Avashia

This week on TeachLab, host Justin Reich is joined by Neema Avashia to discuss the recently released Teaching Systems Lab report Healing, Community, and Humanity: How Students and Teachers Want to Reinvent School Post-COVID. Together they reflect on what educators have seen in their classrooms since the pandemic, and how we can learn and grow from these experiences.

“I'm a pretty firm believer that the old normal didn't work already for too many young people. And that a lot of our young people, even if they're going through the paces of education or complying, that didn't mean that education was meeting their needs, or providing them with the educational experience that they deserve.” - Neema Avashia


This week on TeachLab, host Justin Reich is joined by Neema Avashia to discuss the recently released Teaching Systems Lab report Healing, Community, and Humanity: How Students and Teachers Want to Reinvent School Post-COVID. Together they reflect on what educators have seen in their classrooms since the pandemic, and how we can learn and grow from these experiences.

“I'm a pretty firm believer that the old normal didn't work already for too many young people. And that a lot of our young people, even if they're going through the paces of education or complying, that didn't mean that education was meeting their needs, or providing them with the educational experience that they deserve.”  - Neema Avashia

In this episode we’ll talk about:

  • How Neema adapted her class in the face of the pandemic
  • The research and methodology from Healing, Community, and Humanity: How Students and Teachers Want to Reinvent School Post-COVID 
  • The pressures of “learning loss”
  • What the students missed most about being in school
  • How the pandemic served as a window into longstanding school inequities and how we are adapting school based on what we’ve learnedWWays that Neema is incorporating these new insights  into her classroom teaching
  • How Neema incorporates these new ideas into her classroom

 

Resources and Links

Check out the full webinar Healing, Community, and Humanity

Check out the report Healing, Community, and Humanity: How Students and Teachers Want to Reinvent School Post-COVID

Check out all of Teaching Systems Lab COVID-19 resources

 

Transcript

https://teachlabpodcast.simplecast.com/episodes/healing-community-humanity/transcript

 

Produced by Aimee Corrigan. Recorded and mixed by Garrett Beazley

 

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