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!
98: Militarism, Baudrillard, Video Game Design, and the College Board
In this podcast we've decided to experiment a bit with our programming. To be honest, right now there's a ton of burnout in the education world, from the pandemic to ongoing struggles of teacher power and support, and the culture war once again resurfacing in the classroom. As educators by day and nonprofit workers by night, we totally get that struggle.Therefore, we're putting a slight pause on our typical interview format to try out something new. This frees us up from the workload of scheduling, researching, and working with guests. And, it opens up the door for us to produce more casual content. If you like the guest stuff, don't worry - we'll come back to that in early December! But...if you like the new stuff, please let us know.In this podcast we're going to go through four parts:An update of what we're working on at HRP.Article shareouts that Nick and I have been interested in recently.Talking about what we're currently doing in our classrooms.A pop-quiz to see who exits this podcast alive (or something.)And we discuss:Militarism and increased nationalism in the classroom.Simulation theory, Baudrillard, and fatal strategies.How video game design relates to classroom pedagogy.Celebrating Columbus Day (and the surrounding debate) and its context to nationalism.The corruption of large-scale nonprofits, including testing companies and public charter networks.
97: What *was* lost during the pandemic? Here's how we rebuild our classrooms.
Today, Nick and I are continuing our dissection of learning loss via our Learning Loss Handbook. In part 1, we spoke about the myth surrounding "learning loss" and the dire implications it has on our practice in schools. If you haven't listened in yet, I highly recommend checking out that episode.In this episode we discuss:What was lost during pandemic schooling?What actions can we take in order to counteract the problems resulted from an isolated, virtual year(s)?How can we take these actions even in districts that don't support progressive actions?RESOURCESHRP's Learning Loss Handbook96: Unpacking Learning Loss: The Who, the What, and the WhyIs Learning “Lost” When Kids Are Out of School? by Alfie KohnIs Summer Learning Loss Real? by Paul T. von Hippel
96: Unpacking Learning Loss: The Who, the What, and the Why
Today, Nick and I are going to break down Human Restoration Project's recently released "Learning Loss" Handbook, providing an overview of the ideas we present in the book, the faux narrative being created surrounding "learning loss", and offering an alternative for educators to push for and pursue. You can find the free download at humanrestorationproject.org/materials.Included in this conversation is...The history of the term "learning loss"An analysis of standardized testing and what we're measuringShowcasing the overall negative impacts of standardized testingDeconstructing the financial ties to learning loss and the testing industryDissecting the stereotype threat and Pygmalion effect and its potential connection to the negative narrative of learning lossNext time we'll break down *how* we counteract this narrative. Stay tuned!*Apologies for the audio quality, my mic literally broke while recording this podcast! Support our funding drive! :)FUNDING DRIVEHuman Restoration Project is currently in the midst of our September 2021 funding drive. You can learn more, help us out, obtain donor gifts, and support future podcasts/ resources by visiting Human Restoration Project's website.RESOURCES95: Deciphering "Learning Loss" w/ Akil BelloFutureEd State Plan TrackingIntroducing "Operation Reverse the Loss" (IES)HRP's Learning Loss Handbook