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!
83: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning w/ Dr. Susan Blum
Transcripts can be found via our website, humanrestorationproject.org.Today we are joined by Dr. Susan Blum, Dr. Blum is a professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, and the author of many works and articles, including her recently released: Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), which features fifteen different educators, such as Arthur Chiaravalli, Jesse Stommel, Aflie Kohn, and Laura Gibbs, speaking on their ideas and implementation of the practice. And as an interesting side note, more than half of the educators in the book have appeared on our podcast! In this conversation we'll be talking about ungrading, framed on the ideas found in the book - the “how” of the practice, and particularly how ungrading fits within COVID-19 and promoting equity as a whole.GUESTSDr. Susan Blum, professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame and active author, with a recent focus on ungrading.RESOURCESUngrading Book Club (assembled by David Buck)West Virginia University Press: Ungrading, edited by Dr. Susan BlumHuman Restoration Project Ungrading HandbookHuman Restoration Project Ungrading CourseFURTHER LISTENING78: A Way to Ungrade, Floop w/ Christine Witcher74: The Research on Assessment w/ Dr. Astrid Poorthuis54: Making the Switch to Ungrading feat. Abigail French, Dr. Susan Blum, and Dr. Laura Gibbs47: Redefining Assessment by Implementing Gradeless Learning feat. Jeffery Frieden, Aaron Blackwelder, & Nick Covington
82: Build a New Future: Teaching Action and Coalition Building w/ Dr. Kevin Gannon
Transcripts can be found via our website, humanrestorationproject.org.Our conversation today will center on teaching organization and collective activism. Essentially, we find ourselves at an important crossroads, as the administration shifts to new policies - teachers will be at the whim of new federal (and likely, state) policies that will have massive ramifications on classrooms, especially during COVID-19. And I hope out of this conversation, we’ll be able to address - what should I be concerned about? What problems may exist? And then, okay...what can I do to actually mitigate these problems and demand an equitable education system?GUESTSDr. Kevin Gannon, the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and a Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, and author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto. Further, Gannon actively writes and teaches on the science of learning, racism and race in education, and building inclusivity online and offline. You can learn more on his website, TheTattooedProf.com and on Twitter @TheTattooedProf.RESOURCESThe Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door by Jack Schneider and Jennifer BerkshirePedagogy of Hope by Paulo FreireRadical Hope by Kevin GannonHRP Book Review: Radical HopeFURTHER LISTENINGThinkUDL with Kevin Gannon: Radical Hope for Online Teaching
81: One Teacher Can't Save the World
This is a recording of our Teacher Powered Schools Virtual Conference 2020 presentation: Sharing Power with Students: Reframing Systems Toward a Liberatory Pedagogy. This session dives into why reform doesn't work, how teachers can use collective action to change systems, and what really, is the point of us working against inhumane structures if not much is actually changing?RESOURCESOne Teacher Can't Save the World by Nick Covington and Chris McNuttFURTHER LISTENINGIntroduction: Human Restoration Project