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Innovative lessons learned by teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic

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I was invited to be a guest on a teacher-led podcast called ReThinkingEdu. This podcast is about three professors exploring and imagining what education is. Mike Dunn, Julie Cook and Jeanine Dunn are all experienced educators and school administrators. They have their finger on the pulse of educational innovation through their own experiences and the guests they host on the podcast. I asked them what innovations they had implemented or observed in the past year, and I wanted to know if other teachers or administrators could benefit from it. Here are some key moments from our conversation. Mike Dunn, characteristics. , director of College and Career counseling at the Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center said:

“In February 2021, I read a book by Emily Liebtag and Tom Vander Ark, It’s called Difference Making at the Heart of Learning. My podcast host (we interview outstanding educators at RethinkingEDU) and I just wrapped up an interview with Tom and scheduled an interview with Emily for early March.

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As an educator with roots in examining history, I have always been acutely aware of the need for teachers to promote critical thinking and relevance in classroom practice. Students need to build up their background knowledge with clues and then feel able to relate that knowledge to action. In their book, Emily and Tom’s efforts speak directly to this point and have inspired me to think a lot during the second half of the 2020-21 school year. How would I encourage students to ask themselves: How do you want to make a difference in the world? How can I help you find a way to do that?

I recently started a new job at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colo., and I find myself in a unique position to raise this issue with students. As director of Eagle Rock College and Career Counseling, I am honored to form a program that centers on students’ dreams and encourages them to identify their motivations and potential actions after graduation. To be clear: this is not an easy task, and it has been complicated by recent flooding in Detroit, hurricane damage in Louisiana and on the East Coast, the continuing threat of wildfires on the West Coast, and the challenges posed by the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. With all these problems and the continued fragmentation and threats to individual and community suffrage, the world seems a bleak place for young people.

That’s why my work is so important. As someone who guides young people forward, I sit at the fulcrum of their lives. At this point, decision-making is complex, but constant learning is essential. As I enter the 2021-22 school year (and beyond), my mandate is clear: we need young leaders who take risks. We need young people to stand up for poor communities, to ask tough questions, to confront classism, racism and misogyny ruthlessly, and to realise that action must be taken now. We also need personalized courses and resources designed to connect young people with possibilities. College and career guidance are vital, and I hope that my actions, words and support can help the young people I serve leave a better world.”