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. 

Find more about Deborah on deborahmeier.com


00:00-02:09 Intros

02:10-03:24 What is an ethical school?

03:25-04:48 Transparency

04:49-06:31 Centering families in secondary school

06:32-09:54 School as an intergenerational community

09:55-12:39 Advisory

12:40-16:11 Advisories and a democratic community

16:12-16:20 Connections between teaching early childhood and high school


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