Teachers Have Something to Say

63 minutes

This week on TeachLab, host Justin Reich is joined by a panel of teachers from across the country to bring their personal experiences of teaching during the pandemic and to discuss a recent report that was led by Natasha Esteves, a former teacher, and now a student at the Harvard graduate school of education called The Teachers Have Something to Say: Lessons Learned from U.S. PK-12 Teachers During the COVID-impacted 2020-21 School Year.

“I had one interviewee say, ‘Everybody wants to tell teachers what to do, but nobody knows what teaching is like, and nobody knows what teaching is like during a pandemic.’ It's a very odd place to be in when you have other people telling you what to do while they are working from home and asking you to return to the classroom, or while they are working from home and asking you to teach remotely without sufficient professional development and how to do so.”     -Natasha Esteves

 

In this episode we’ll talk about:

  • The experience of interviewing teachers for the report
  • Advocacy for teachers concerns
  • The toll of widening inequities in pandemic learning
  • Ever-changing school COVID policies
  • Public support for schools and teachers
  • Human interactions with students

 

Resources and Links

Check out the full live event Teachers Have Something to Say

Check out the report The Teachers Have Something to Say: Lessons Learned from U.S. PK-12 Teachers During the COVID-impacted 2020-21 School Year

Check out all of Teaching Systems Lab COVID-19 resources

 

Transcript

https://teachlabpodcast.simplecast.com/episodes/teachers-say/transcript

Produced by Aimee Corrigan. Recorded and mixed by Garrett Beazley

 

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