Student Well-Being Video

How Students Find Strength Now | Becoming Independent Learners – Collectively

By Jaclyn Borowski — September 8, 2020 3:22

What student goals should a school leader be prioritizing during this pandemic? How are students coming to understand themselves as learners differently? Principal Jill Gurtner and Matthew Thompson, a recent graduate of her Clark Street Community School in Wisconsin, discuss how a community can encourage students in the productive struggle of learning—even when that has to happen remotely.

Jaclyn Borowski is the visuals editor for Education Week leading video and photo initiatives.

Elizabeth Rich, Opinion Editor and Mary Hendrie, Deputy Opinion Editor contributed to this video.
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