We talk with MacArthur “genius” award winner Deborah Meier, a founder of the small schools movement, about what makes a good school. She talks about how to build and maintain trust and mutual respect among students, teachers, and families.
*Overview and transcript below.
02:10-03:24 What is an ethical school?
04:49-06:31 Centering families in secondary school
06:32-09:54 School as an intergenerational community
12:40-16:11 Advisories and a democratic community
16:12-16:20 Connections between teaching early childhood and high school