As we enter a third school year in the coronavirus pandemic, the MindShift team examines sustaining teaching practices that can help educators and their students. This season, we’ll bring you stories and strategies that helped school communities prioritize what’s important in a child’s education. The crises of 2020 created opportunities for change in how teachers grade and how school leaders treat their staff, but some change didn’t go far enough.
This season, co-host Ki Sung fact-checks some entrenched beliefs about grading practices and reports on more helpful – and more accurate – ways teachers can grade what students learn. Our new co-host Nimah Gobir takes us to a school that’s been proactive about student mental health in much-needed ways. You’ll hear from teachers who are struggling with colleagues’ toxic positivity and how they overcame it. We’ll also cover data science in math education, cultivating genius in all students and how school communities can have real conversations about race.
Take a listen to our trailer to hear what’s coming up! The first episode of the season launches on July 20 and you’ll hear new episodes every other week.