Education Now Making Schools More Human A discussion on how the pandemic is reshaping education, and how we can move toward a more holistic and relationship-centered model of education, where deeper learning can thrive. Posted April 22, 2021 By News editor Disruption and Crises Education Policy Human Development Social Emotional Learning Student Achievement and Outcomes After a year of remote, hybrid, and altogether disrupted learning, we’re starting to envision a more-typical fall. But instead of going back to “normal,” how should schools look different? The pandemic revealed many of the failings of our current system — the effects of huge wealth gaps, the stifling effects of one-size-fits-all learning — but it also showcased some of the things that work: relationships and the time to build them; creativity, new solutions, and the room to innovate; new scheduling flexibility; and a new understanding of the essential role of teachers. How is the pandemic re-shaping education, and how can we move toward a more holistic and relationship-centered model of education, where deeper learning can thrive?Speakers: Jal Mehta, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education Devon LaRosa, Principal of La Follette High School, Madison, WisconsinResources:A New York Times opinion piece by Jal Mehta, "Make Schools More Human"Harvard Ed. magazine explores how members of the HGSE community "pivoted" in these extraordinary timesMehta and Sarah Fine speak to the Harvard EdCast: "In Search of Deeper Learning" Education Now A webinar and newsletter series to shape new approaches to challenges in education Explore All Articles Related Articles Education Now Back to School - Moving Forward from Here HGSE experts surface key challenges and concerns for educators, leaders, and families — and share concrete ideas for addressing them. Education Now Keeping Our Schools Healthy Experts in education and public health came together to discuss ways districts, schools, and families can put health first when navigating this complex school year. Education Now Will the Pandemic Change Higher Education for Good? A discussion among higher ed leaders at Harvard on innovations in teaching and learning — and which changes are likely to last.