18. Designing for Equity in this Micro-School Moment

As our country addresses both a global pandemic and the discomfort of acknowledging systemic inequity, we are in crazy unprecedented times as schools. With intention and determination, we can design our school solutions with equity in mind. But it will take a commitment of time and resources and a healthy dose of passion to get it done.

On this episode of the Education Evolution podcast, I’m sharing some of the big ah-ha’s that I’ve seen in this moment that micro-schools are having. From small instructional pods in homes and garages to parents looking for a private alternative school, now is the time to make a change. But not one that’s simply a Band Aid for this fall. A change that will ensure our students have equitable access to quality education in the long-term.

Jump Through the Conversation

  • [3:10] Principle of equity and access in parent pod discussions
  • [5:46] WGNTV’s Kristina Miller emphasizing relational teaching is always needed
  • [6:26] HLN anchor, Lynn Smith addressing adolescent mental health and decreasing learned hate
  • [7:21] Creating norms based on kindness
  • [10:40] Micro-School Magic Wand: rethinking the institution of education

 

For complete show notes and more, go to https://educationevolution.org/18

Maureen O’Shaughnessy, EdD

Maureen O’Shaughnessy, EdD, is a career school innovator with over 30 years transforming learning in schools to better serve students. She is the founding director of Leadership Preparatory Academy, a progressive micro-school in Washington State, and is an educational change agent across the globe.

James Hamilton Healy

James Hamilton Healy is a Best Selling Author, host of Business Innovators Radio and contributor to Small Business Trendsetters and Business Innovators Magazine covering Influencers, Innovators and Trendsetters in Business, Health, Finance and Personal Development.

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