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We use language for our kids around self-awareness, being able to access external supports, and also being able to understand their needs and emotions. NTC’s instructional coaching process develops similar competencies in teachers themselves. And when teachers experience high-quality relationships and trust, they can reflect that into their classroom.

We use language for our kids around self-awareness, being able to access external supports, and also being able to understand their needs and emotions. NTC’s instructional coaching process develops similar competencies in teachers themselves. And when teachers experience high-quality relationships and trust, they can reflect that into their classroom.

Dr. Tanji Reed Marshall from The Education Trust, and Atyani Howard from New Teacher Center, reflect on key learnings from 2020, distill the learnings down into actions, and offer insights into where our education discussions might go next. They also remind us that the intellect of every child matters, as does the intellect of our educators.

Teacher Chrystal Seawood shares how she builds relationships with students through deeply understanding who they are as people. She discusses how she led with vulnerability through transitions brought on by the pandemic. Listen in to hear ways you can join Chrystal in following the breadcrumbs your students drop to show you who they truly are.

The revolution for our students must come through a focus on their learning and a pedagogy of empowerment. Join Zaretta Hammond and Dr. Tanji Reed Marshall to hear how teachers and leaders can ensure students are being given the cognitive tools to take agency of their own learning. Listen in as they explore a framework for getting ready for rigor, important leadership shifts to support educators, and issue a call to action for how we message the work with our students.

How do systems leaders remain grounded in the best practices for ensuring equity for each students in their schools? Dr. Lillian Lowery, Vice President of Student and Teacher Assessment at Educational Testing Service, shares strategies that systems leaders can leverage to support schools and teachers in remaining student-centered. She speaks to the importance of systems leaders gathering multiple types of data, listening to educators and students and analyzing data, and then utilizing the data to allocate resources and make decisions.

How does our country need to change systems and structures to better support a diverse educator workforce? Eric Duncan, Senior Data and Policy Analyst on the P-12 team at The Education Trust, shares how to gather the data needed to move forward in recruiting, hiring, and creating an environment where educators of color thrive. He discusses specific ways Boston Public Schools changed their policies to support diverse educators and suggestions for how system leaders can rebuild the trust of their educators.

Professional learning needs to be cohesive and situated in the work of educators to be effective. Atyani Howard, Chief Program Officer for New Teacher Center, shares how we are exploring new ways to work with our partners in response to the context our educators and students are living in today. She pushes us to consider how critical it is to know the story of students in order to keep students at the heart of teaching and learning.