"Drawing from years of experiences and insights about teaching, Paul France has produced a timely and necessary book that will help educators humanize distance learning. By co-constructing with students and families norms of trust, collective problem solving and advocacy, educators are challenged to reflect on the best of their established toolkit while simultaneously co-creating new ways to build communities of learning.
"This book is equal parts visionary and practical, courageous and invitational. It addresses foundational needs and wrenching challenges teachers faced during the recent time when U.S. teachers abruptly found themselves teaching remotely—a time defined by multiple crises with little time for careful reflection. More to the point, the book’s deeply thoughtful guidance from an educator with rich experience in both technology and teaching points the way to more promising practices in times ahead that can dignify both teaching and learning both in classrooms and on-line.
"Humanizing Distance Learning is a book for our times not only because it addresses how to build a culture of thinking and teach for understanding at a distance, but also because it challenges the status quo of education by offering a more liberated and humane vision. Through his personalized writing, examples, and stories, Paul France helps us explore how all of us can do a better job of cultivating independence, agency, and empowerment in our students even as we attend to the need of the curriculum we are charged to teach."
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