Students Talk Equitable and Personalized Learning in Remaking Tomorrow Podcast Takeover

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Topics: Education Equity

Students have returned to take over the Remaking Tomorrow podcast, and this time, when talking about personalized learning, they’re talking about equity.

Remaking Tomorrow typically features interviews between hosts Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski and leading thinkers, practitioners and experts navigating the future of learning. For the next several weeks, the podcast is being handed over to those most closely engaged with the learning: students. The conversations highlight thoughts that learners have on personalized and equitable learning. They define these terms and also provide examples of how their experiences have been personalized and equitable or not. The students also provide advice and suggestions for systems and educators in order to make a more promising future for every learner.

While producers from Remake Learning, SLB Radio and KnowledgeWorks supported these new podcast hosts through technical assistance, background research and stipends, the students are very much in charge of the topics and interviews, which has led to great results. Starting on May 5, 2022, and continuing for five more episodes over the course of a month, students are discussing the issues of equity in education.

Podcast episodes

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High school students Delena and Henry talk with Aura, Alex and Roma about what equitable, personalized learning means to them, valuing mental and social health, disability accommodation and identity in their experiences. They give advice for students and educators to help advocate for what students need.
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High school student Mohammad joins Delena and Henry to talk about equity around personalized learning, standardized testing, updating curriculum, diversifying after school activities, self worth, and supports during the teacher shortage. Mohammad stresses the importance of listening and mental health.
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Henry is joined by high schooler Brendan to host guests Rishi and Daniel as they discuss equity in education. They discuss how personalized learning supports curiosity so that students can truly learn, social and historical implications in what students learn, cross-content skill development, students supporting other students and classroom management according to class size and class emotional and mental state.
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The Remaking Tomorrow podcast is available on all major platforms.