Episode 18: What Do Young People Need to Be Ready and Well? with Stephanie Malia Krauss

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Episode Summary:

Stephanie Malia Krauss is an author, advocate, and consultant for designing systems, structures, policies, and practices that support young people in building lives and futures they love. During our conversation together, Stephanie shares how we can support the whole child during such an unprecedented timeโ€”calling for us to slow down, nurture relationships, collaborate across ages and roles, and make wellbeing the guiding priority of our educational approaches.

During the episode, Stephanie shares:

  • ๐Ÿ˜Š Why she had to leave school to fall in love with learning.
  • ๐Ÿง The influence Urie Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory has had on her education philosophy.
  • ๐Ÿซ‚ The importance of acknowledging how the COVID-19 pandemic caused today’s youth to have missed developmental milestones.
  • ๐Ÿค How in-person interactions build caring communities.
  • ๐Ÿƒ The value in seeing our collective role in caring for kids.
  • ๐ŸŒฑ Why wellbeing should be our north star in education.
  • ๐Ÿ™ Stephanie’s hope is that prioritizing child wellbeing will revolutionize and humanize education.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ The biggest thing educators, parents, and anyone who supports the growth and development of young people must keep doing no matter what.

Related Resources:

  • Nurture a Meaningful and Engaging Community (Online Course). Explore strategies to get to know your learners, embed social emotional learning (SEL) into your learning experiences, and build community with learners leading to deeper and more meaningful learning experiences.
  • Whole Child, Whole Life (Corwin). Order Stephanie’s latest book from Corwin and save 20% at checkout using promo code SAVE20.
  • Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems: 5 Forces Impacting Our Lives (Sprouts). Learn about the five ecological forces Urie Bronfenbrenner theorized were significantly contributing factors to a child’s development.
  • 2023 Back-to-School Book Tour (Details). Stephanie is touring across the country through November sharing more about her book and what it means to make kids’ wellbeing a top priority this school year.

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