Summit #4 w/ Starr Sackstein

On Sunday, October 27th from 9:30AM-10:30AM EDT, join Starr Sackstein, NBCT and author of many titles including Hacking Assessment, Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to Be the Experts, and From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader without Losing Your Mind, in an online video conference on self-assessment, gradeless learning, and teacher well-being.

https://www.humanrestorationproject.org/summit-4-selfassessment-gradeless-learning-and-teacher-wellbeing-w-starr-sackstein

On Sunday, October 27th from 9:30AM-10:30AM EDT, join Starr Sackstein, NBCT and author of many titles including Hacking Assessment, Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to Be the Experts, and From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader without Losing Your Mind, in an online video conference on self-assessment, gradeless learning, and teacher well-being.

https://www.humanrestorationproject.org/summit-4-selfassessment-gradeless-learning-and-teacher-wellbeing-w-starr-sackstein

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S3: E15: EdSpace.Live + a new blog post.

Listen in as we speak with Michael J. Crawford, co-founder of EdSpace.Live - a new social media platform for educators. Perhaps it will be the next big thing?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1jU9Vx8eOe98FdN6D9KdOO?si=UTfUxzWdQbepQm5rmCy6Qw

Also, this evening check out a new post from Abe Moore on play, learning, and the growth of "career-prep kindergarten."

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Our new podcast is out!: Listen to Students

We're focused on student voice: how to engage students, what it means to share power with students, and the possibilities that can occur when we truly let students speak.

Listen in to teachers and students share the powerful opportunities of school and how we can embrace their purpose and passions.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/04jRJMc7bOLOupQcQhNAkZ?si=Tvgj1LoLRYKsPS5Z6YWkFQ

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Just published - our October book of the month: The Schools Our Children Deserve by Alfie Kohn (review by Nick Covington):

"Though Kohn has published entire books singularly focused on the topics of motivation, competition, homework, standardized testing, among others, The Schools Our Children Deserve manages to elaborate on each of these aspects of his vision for progressive education. What’s more, Kohn supports each topic with an incredible volume of research and related literature — my paperback edition contains 94 pages of notes and references. Each chapter focuses on Kohn’s analysis of the issue and synthesis of the research supporting his interpretation"

https://medium.com/human-restoration-project/hrp-book-of-the-month-alfie-kohn-the-schools-our-children-deserve-ab476db880d9

Summit #3 w/ Sunil Singh

Hello, all!

Attached is a recording of our latest Summit with Sunil Singh on Humanizing Mathematics (which went incredibly!)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAVJWiXaBS0

Audio will be available via Things Fall Apart (on any podcast player.)

We are hoping to have a free PD Summit every month.

Upcoming, we have our student voice podcast at the end of September, plus new episodes from our latest podcast, Re:Teaching.

We will be delaying the release of Restore Humanity (the magazine) until the end of October to ensure we have enough writing to supplement the work. We'll be seeking out new voices to promote and spread the word. We appreciate your patience as we navigate our release scheduling.

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New post on gamification

Here’s an excerpt from a new post on gamification, game design, and making experiences that are worthwhile for students:

"“Gamification” is a popular buzzword — whether it be corporations wanting users to excitedly spend money or educators motivating students through extrinsic rewards. Consistently, well-meaning educators are seeking gamification to encourage students to meet their standards.

I’ve written about the issues with gamification and whether or not it’s good pedagogy (I don’t believe it is in its widely used state.) However, that does not mean game design has no place in the classroom."

https://medium.com/human-restoration-project/game-design-classroom-design-and-the-faux-use-of-gamification-75b51491de50

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