32 episodes

Travel with award-winning educator Michael Hernandez as he interviews innovation leaders and searches for answers about how to innovate in education and the workplace.

Change the Narrative Michael Hernandez

    • Education
    • 4.5, 19 Ratings

Travel with award-winning educator Michael Hernandez as he interviews innovation leaders and searches for answers about how to innovate in education and the workplace.

    Student Confessions About Remote Learning: How To Let Go Of The Past (S2 E16)

    Student Confessions About Remote Learning: How To Let Go Of The Past (S2 E16)

    What do students REALLY think about remote learning? A high school freshman from Los Angeles talks about the advantages of flexible schedules, the time she's had to learn about herself, and her advice about how to move forward.

    • 23 min
    Student Confessions About Remote Learning: Rediscovering Your Humanity (S2 E15)

    Student Confessions About Remote Learning: Rediscovering Your Humanity (S2 E15)

    What's missing from all conversations about remote learning and school re-openings is the main stakeholder--students. In this episode, I talk with two  Silicon Valley HS students about what academic pressure looks like in the age of remote school, what happens when they see their teachers in the wild, the rediscovery of self-care, and how their perceived privilege keeps them from talking about depression. And they have some choice advice for teachers...

    • 47 min
    Student Confessions About Remote Learning: Trust, Ownership, and Responsibility (S2 E14)

    Student Confessions About Remote Learning: Trust, Ownership, and Responsibility (S2 E14)

    All the conversations about remote learning and school re-openings has left out the most important stakeholders--students. In this episode, I talk with a high school Junior in North Carolina about what remote learning has meant for her independence, owning her learning, and the flexibility she has to spend time with her family.

    • 32 min
    How to Adapt To Remote Learning (S2 E13)

    How to Adapt To Remote Learning (S2 E13)

    How do you keep a kindergartener engaged in remote learning? How does technology and a calendar change help social emotional learning?  Jill Maza, Director of Libraries and Research at Montclair-Kimberly Academy, reveals the secrets to innovation in the time of COVID, story time playlists, and more.

    • 40 min
    Identity Crisis: How Remote Learning Can Break You Or Make You Whole (S2 E12)

    Identity Crisis: How Remote Learning Can Break You Or Make You Whole (S2 E12)

    Tampa, Florida science educator Jaraux Washington has found many silver linings in remote teaching, even while teaching at a Title I school. Also: How students are more successful than we think, and why the old education system may just be a way to keep kids in poverty.

    • 40 min
    Rip Off The Band Aid: Why Do We Rely On Schools To Solve Social Problems? (S2 E11)

    Rip Off The Band Aid: Why Do We Rely On Schools To Solve Social Problems? (S2 E11)

    Alaska State Teacher of The Year and National Geographic Teacher Advisory Council member Ben Walker talks about the intersection of society, schools, and the Education Industrial Complex. He talks about how our system of  'surveillance pedagogy' has led to so many problems, shares his ideas about the future of schools, and his secrets for surviving remote learning (Spoiler: It involves Legos).

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Ali27P ,

Excellent!

Fantastic narratives on pressing topics in an open and upfront discussion format. Not normally a podcast listener, but Change the Narrative is informative, encouraging, and thought-provoking. Worth a listen!

Bvphelps ,

Inspired to change my narrative

The topics and guests that Michael presents gives me some great ideas on how I can add more value to myself and my work. The episodes allow me to make my travel time to work more productive and energizing.

Bisitos ,

Reassuring and helpful

The podcasts are not a perfect fit for me because I’m a college professor, but the sentiments of the most recent episodes have been helpful.

We’re all trying to figure out how to get through this pandemic. But we’re also always trying to figure out how to improve and be open to change, even before all of this.

Thanks for making these perspectives available.

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