Unless we can see things from teachers’ vantage point, we can’t say we know what they do to help each student get to the next level of understanding. We can’t know how difficult it is to truly know each of the 30+ kids in each class in each period of the day—to know not just their skill level but also what may be upsetting them that day that is distracting from their learning.
When we set out to record the HMH Learning Moments: Teachers in America series, we wanted to give teachers a platform to tell the story of what it means to be a teacher in America today.
How Are We All Shaping the Future?
For the second part of our podcast, we asked, “What is the essence of learning and of education but to gain and give knowledge?” And so, what can we, as employees of a learning company, learn from principals, superintendents, and teachers to get better at what we do every day? At the same time, what can superintendents learn from CEOs? What can curriculum directors learn from the latest tech innovations? How do we bring these learnings into the classroom to prepare students for their future? We hope these will be honest, open conversations that will shine a light on some of education’s biggest needs.
In capturing these stories, the intent is that teachers and education leaders can make connections that will impact the learning experience for every student. Our objective is that listeners can leverage these conversations to improve our education system—and make things better for teachers and kids across America. We hope you enjoy them!