Askwith Stories, Videos, & EdCasts
By Emily Boudreau 03/29/2019 7:22 AM EDT
For World Autism Awareness Day, the Askwith Forum will welcome Ron Suskind, exploring what autism teaches us about identity and the power of passion-informed learning.
By Emily Boudreau 03/19/2019 10:26 AM EDT
At the Askwith Forums on Thursday, March 28: an exploration of how the voices of Black educators have contributed to the conversation in education — and how they have been silenced.
By Emily Boudreau 02/25/2019 12:34 PM EST
At the Askwith Forums on February 27, a panel of political thinkers, educators, historians, and economists will explore where we are and how far we need to go reducing poverty, inequality, and racial injustice in the U.S.
By Emily Boudreau 11/26/2018 4:50 PM EST
At the Askwith Forums on November 29, a discussion on how communities can collaborate to accelerate positive outcomes for children.
By Emily Boudreau 10/30/2018 4:26 PM EDT
At the Askwith Forums on November 1, a conversation with Michael Sandel about robust discourse and ethical decision-making during polarized times.
By Grace Tatter 10/25/2018 3:58 PM EDT
He prized gentleness and kindness, but Fred Rogers was a stubborn advocate for children — and his message continues to shape early education.
By Emily Boudreau 10/25/2018 8:53 AM EDT
On Friday, October 26, Askwith Forums will host a panel discussion about the advancement of education opportunity, equality, and inclusion on an international scale.
By Emily Boudreau 10/18/2018 4:23 PM EDT
On Wednesday, October 24, the Askwith Forums will explore the legacy of children’s television pioneer Fred Rogers.
By Jill Anderson 10/17/2018 3:48 PM EDT
University of Missouri Associate Professor Ben Trachtenberg on why the 2015 Mizzou protests escalated to such dramatic levels and what other universities can learn from the school’s experience.
By Jill Anderson 10/10/2018 4:50 PM EDT
How one globally recognized teacher uses the arts as a powerful tool for inclusion in schools.
By Jill Anderson 10/03/2018 12:53 PM EDT
Private school enrollments are declining — a trend that reveals a lot about the middle class in America. Here’s why it’s important for everyone to pay attention to who goes to private school.
By Emily Boudreau 09/27/2018 4:40 PM EDT
On Monday, October 1, Askwith Forums will host a dialogue to illuminate the barriers to voting, to describe new ways to encourage civic action, and to discuss the issues at stake in the upcoming midterm elections.
By Jill Anderson 09/26/2018 11:06 AM EDT
The real reason teachers are leaving the profession (not burn out!) and how school leaders can help stave off this phenomenon.
By Emily Boudreau 09/24/2018 4:28 PM EDT
On September 27, Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou, will visit the Askwith Forums to speak on the importance of making an arts education accessible to all.
By Marin Jorgensen 09/20/2018 10:04 AM EDT
The Askwith Forums series invites you to participate in its fall 2018 season.
By Jill Anderson 09/19/2018 8:10 AM EDT
With evidence mounting that tackle football can have lasting, negative effects on children's brains, is it unethical for schools to continue their programs?
By Jill Anderson 09/12/2018 2:15 PM EDT
An early childhood expert — inspired by Mister Rogers — describes the meaning of "high quality" in early education, the lasting legacy of Fred Rogers, and the power of "deep and simple" interactions between caregiver and child.
Civil Rights activist Minnijean Brown-Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine, discusses the need for America to face the truth and understand it — especially in schools — if we want to see change.
By Matt Weber 05/09/2018 12:28 PM EDT
Vicky Colbert, director of the Escuela Nueva Foundation and former vice-minister of education in Colombia, discusses what makes Escuela Nueva's unique school model so successful.
By Sagra Alvarado 04/24/2018 1:22 PM EDT
At the Askwith Forum on April 26, panelists from Harvard, Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Tolerance, and the Anti-Defamation League will discuss how students are participating in greater activism to protect their right to safety in schools.