Designing for Equity in this Micro-School Moment
August 11, 2020
equity in micro-schools

As our country addresses both a global pandemic and the discomfort of acknowledging systemic inequity, we are in crazy unprecedented times as schools. With intention and determination, we can design our school solutions with equity in mind. But it will take a commitment of time and resources and a healthy dose of passion to get it done.

On this episode of the Education Evolution podcast, I’m sharing some of the big ah-ha’s that I’ve seen in this moment that micro-schools are having. From small instructional pods in homes and garages to parents looking for a private alternative school, now is the time to make a change. But not one that’s simply a Band Aid for this fall. A change that will ensure our students have equitable access to quality education in the long-term.

Jump Through the Conversation

[3:10] Principle of equity and access in parent pod discussions
[5:46] WGNTV’s Kristina Miller emphasizing relational teaching is always needed
[6:26] HLN anchor, Lynn Smith addressing adolescent mental health and decreasing learned hate
[7:21] Creating norms based on kindness
[10:40] Micro-School Magic Wand: rethinking the institution of education

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