The Robertson Center is a home for believers in the power of public education. Extraordinary is its virtual sidekick, filling the ears and minds of educators nationwide with the ideas, inspiration, and big questions they grapple with every day. Featuring voices of leaders and thinkers pushing for an education system that allows every child to soar, Extraordinary invites each of us to take an active role in creating a system of public schools that deliver on their promise.
Building the education system our kids deserve is complex, and the topics we discuss on this podcast are, too. There are no silver bullets in this work, and often the questions we ask are just as important as the answers we seek. Extraordinary aims to lift up the voices of the many folks moving the needle and shaping the conversation around how to deliver a world-class education for every child. We are honored and grateful for the opportunity to listen and learn from their brilliance. Extraordinary is available for streaming on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud.
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Spotting & Supporting Kids in Crisis
Jacob Ham, Associate Professor of The Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai sat down with Peter Brown, Associate Director of Crisis Support and Prevention at Success Academy, to discuss how to support children who’ve experienced trauma and help them heal.
The Equity Effect
Mario Shaw, Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer of Profound Gentlemen, sits down with Sharif El-Mekki, CEO of The Center for Black Educator Development, to discuss the importance of teacher diversity and creating equitable spaces for educators of color.