Grounded Optimism in Education
On today’s episode of the Learning Can’t Wait podcast, host Hayley Spira-Bauer has a conversation with Chelsea Waite, Principal at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. In this fascinating discussion, Chelsea explains how she’s recently realized that the three institutions with the biggest impact on her life—school, church, and community theatre—are all shrinking today. Hayley and Chelsea explore what it means for institutions to change, and how they can best understand the needs of the communities they serve.
Chelsea also discusses her work researching the effects of the COVID pandemic on learning, and explains why she believes that the best innovations are often not the most flashy.
Join us every Tuesday at fullmindlearning.com/podcast. Next week, we talk to Hedy Chang, Executive Director of Attendance Works, and Malika Elwin, Executive Director of Attendance, Research, and Innovation at NYC DOE.