In this episode, we discuss the U.S. school year, the rationale behind it, and why now is the time to start a discussion about making a change. Our guest identifies two significant challenges that could be resolved by tweaking the academic calendar.
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Brett Salakasis a teacher, leader, poet and the founder of #aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED. Brett has leadership experience within the Public Education System, Catholic and Independent systems as well as being a Curriculum and Digital Technologies Officer while teaching in Singapore. Couple that with the rare experience of having taught from Kindergarten to Year 10 and you will find that Brett brings a blend of deep pedagogical awareness and flexibility that allows him to rapidly adapt to and understand complex educational contexts.