Laurie Gabriel’s “Heal Our Schools” May Be Coming to Your City: Watch It if You Can

Found Laurie’s trailer videos on Vimeo. Resonated very well.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Laurie Gabriel, a teacher with nearly three decades experience, decided that she had to do something to fight back against the absurd attacks on teachers.

The first thing she did was to create a documentary to explore the critical issues of the day. It is called “Heal Our Schools,” and it offers practical advice that most teachers would vigorously agree with. In her video, she interviews teachers, students, and a few outsiders (like me). The people she spoke to talked about what matters most in teaching and learning, which she would say is to encourage students to find their passions and pursue them. Her first recommendation, by the way, is to reduce class size so children can get individual attention when they need it.

The high point of the film, in my estimation, was when she spoke to some vocal critics of teachers. She invited them to teach a list…

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