EdNext Podcast: Why Some Schools Are Responding Well to the Pandemic

“There’s just something magical about being live.”

The CEO of the Silicon Schools Fund, Brian Greenberg, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how some schools have transitioned well to distance learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, and others have struggled.

Successful schools, Greenberg says, “had such deep relationships with these kids and such a moral purpose in what they were doing, it felt unconscionable to just take a week or a month or three months off and come back and see where the kids had landed.”

By contrast, “if you’re in a highly rule-bound organization where there is not a sense of teamwork, where there’s not trust, where there’s not an overall commitment to high quality, I would go as far as to say it is impossible to make the jump to distance learning with any quality.”

Greenberg’s post, “What We’ve Learned from Distance Learning, and What it Means for the Future,” is available now.

The EdNext Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every Wednesday.

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