With their world changing at warp speed, adolescents are living out mind-bending quandaries as they learn in the context of crisis. More than ever, they need teachers to hear their voices and recognize their needs. In this podcast, author Kathleen Cushman invites educators to find new ways of making that happen — the theme of the new book "Fires in Our Lives: Advice for Teachers from Today's High School Students" (The New Press, 2021).
The Young and the Woke, with Young Whan Choi
A passionate advocate for youth in the Oakland, California school district, Young Whan Choi works to create structures that challenge hatred and division, supporting the rising generation as they actively shape a different world. What can that look like in a time of pandemic?
Teaching During Unrest, with Khari Bell
A young Black public high school teacher in Kenosha, Wisconsin talks about what happened to learning when his city became an epicenter of national protests. When history throws itself in your face, can you create respectful inquiry?