Human Restoration Project
Introduction: Human Restoration Project
What is Human Restoration Project?
This introductory podcast provides an overview to our organization, what we do, and the goals of progressive education. Listen in to learn about the pedagogy and join the cause!
92: Paul Geheeb and the School of Humanity
Today we’re doing something a bit different. I was checking my email a few months ago, and I have Google Scholar set up to send me articles about progressive education, and this name showed up I had never heard of before: Paul Geheeb. Geheeb was a German school leader who led a progressive school at the advent of the Nazi seizure of power. The story is wildly interesting in terms of historical significance as well as progressive pedagogy, as Geheeb led a self-directed school centered on learning by doing. We’ve gathered information about the relatively unknown life of Paul Geheeb, and we wanted to present this to you. Enjoy.*Not stated in the episode, but relevant information due to Odenwaldschule's recent closure. "Odenwaldschule" is a separate entity from the Odenwaldschule Gaheeb opened in 1910. It was then reopened under the same name in the 1930s by the Nazi party, which continued to operate until a series of sexual abuse scandals in the 2010s.CITATIONSWith Paul Geheeb from the "Odenwaldschule" to the "Ecole d'Humanité" by Edward Diller, 1983Paul Geheeb and Nazi Germany: Progressive Education in the Age of Fascism in Historians on Leadership and Strategy by Ashley Curtis, 2020Paul Geheeb and the école d'Humanité in Switzerland by Hans-Ulrich Grunder, 2014OECD Country Notes, Finland; OECD Country Notes, USAEcole d'Humanité - WikipediaWorld Happiness Report - Wikipedia
91: Expanding on Experiential Learning w/ Emi Takemura
Today we're speaking with Emi Takemura. Emi is the co-founder and representative director of FutureEdu Tokyo, which seeks to reimagine education in Japan based on project based learning and experiential education inspired by High Tech High. She is also the representative director of Learn by Creation, which provides professional development, conferencing, and networking for inspiring hands-on learning in Japan.Emi is a veteran entrepreneur who co-founded Peatix, a mobile event platform, and engages in many events on social entrepreneurship and start-up funding. She's worked at a senior level in various financial firms, and has been an advocate for female leadership, ethical investing, and reimagining education in Japan. Our conversation dives into what it means to develop a hands-on learning curriculum, how Japan and the US relate and differ, and how all of this should or shouldn't relate to the job market.GUESTSEmi Takemura,co-founder and representative director of FutureEdu Tokyo, representative director of Learn by Creation, co-founder of Peatix, and veteran entrepreneurRESOURCESFutureEdu Tokyo (Japan)FURTHER LISTENING15: What School Could Be w/ Ted Dintersmith
90: Equity-Centered, Trauma-Informed Teaching w/ Alex Venet
Transcripts can be found via our website, humanrestorationproject.org.In today's conversation, we are joined by Alex Venet. Alex teaches undergraduate students at the Community College of Vermont, graduate classes at Castleton Center for Schools and Antioch University New England, creates PD, is a community facilitator for Edutopia, co-organizes Edcamp Vermont and Trauma Informed Educators Network Conference, and is soon releasing her new book Equity-Centered, Trauma-Informed Education, releasing May 25th, 2021. A link is in the show notes.We received an advanced copy, and I cannot emphasize enough how much this book is needed, and how much it resonated with my own practice. Alex not only perfectly outlines trauma-informed education, but places reflections, challenges, and paramount questions for us to rethink systems in education toward including and advocating for all students. In this conversation, Alex and I talk about shifting the system toward fostering critical wellness and systemic change for equity. Enjoy this listen!GUESTSAlex Venet,educator at Community College of Vermont, teaches graduate classes at Castleton Center for Schools and Antioch University New England, creates PD, is a community facilitator for Edutopia, co-organizes Edcamp Vermont and Trauma Informed Educators Network Conference, and author of Equity-Centered, Trauma-Informed EducationRESOURCESEquity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education (Releasing May 2021); Phoenix BooksUnconditional Learning (Alex Venet's Website)FURTHER LISTENINGTrauma Informed Educators Network Podcast: Episode 34: Alex Shevrin Venet