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Sylwia Międzybrodzka: There are very simple methods to stop school from being a place associated with stress
An interview with Sylwia Międzybrodzka, a school teacher, certified trainer, coach, mentor, and certified Positive Discipline educator.
05 October 2023
Leszek Olpiński: Teachers often choose quiet quitting. I did it my way
An interview with Leszek Olpiński, philosopher, physicist, former teacher (he worked in schools for 22 years), and today: educator, social skills trainer, and coach.
21 September 2023
Jolanta Okuniewska: Every true teacher has reflexivity and flexibility
Interview with Jolanta Okuniewska, early school education teacher and teacher trainer. She has received numerous national and international awards for her teaching activities, including the Medal of the National Education Commission and the Title of Honorary Professor of Education. She was a finalist for the "Teacher Nobel Prize" - the Global Teacher Prize.
07 September 2023
Mariola Bogucka, Ph.D.: Believing young generation is inferior means losing touch with reality
An interview with Mariola Bogucka, an English philologist, Ph.D. in social sciences, and academic teacher at the University of Gdańsk. Dr. Bogucka is also a member of the Scientific Board at the Holistic Think Tank.
24 August 2023
Abusers of school shootings have usually been victims of peer violence themselves. Meanwhile, a teacher can prevent it
Interview with Prof. Jacek Pyżalski, pedagogue, academic teacher (from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), trainer in the area of communication and school violence prevention, and author of numerous publications - both scientific and popularizing - in the field of pedagogy. Prof. Pyżalski is also a Holistic Think Tank's Scientific Board member.
27 July 2023
Teaching children with special educational needs is a mission
Interview with Barbara Skrok, an English teacher with over 40 years of experience and trainer of other educators in teaching neuroatypical children and those with other difficulties. Lecturer and participant in numerous trainings and conferences on polysensory teaching and inclusive education.
13 July 2023
A strategy for the turnaround, or what a school should be. Essay by Joanna Górecka, Ph.D.
Why schools need to be transformed, what that transformation should look like, and what impact a Holistic Think Tank would have. This piece is written by Dr. Joanna Górecka, a teacher, a specialist in innovative education, and HTT's Ambassador of Educational Change.
07 July 2023
Piotr Walda: Stop punishing children for our own mistakes. It’s not right
Piotr Walda, history teacher: Sometimes I hear pedagogues saying, "This kid is so stupid, he didn't learn again." Zero self-reflection, asking the question: "What did I do wrong that the child did not learn?".
22 June 2023
Małgorzata Nowakowska: As a teacher and as a mother, I dream of schools that teach how to live wisely
An interview with Małgorzata Nowakowska, physicist, school teacher, founder of the blog "Fake news busters," and Copernicus Science Center employee. Małgorzata Nowakowska is also one of the IDS Ambassadors, working with the Holistic Think Tank.
07 June 2023
Reputable pedagogue: If we are serious about the future, there is no sector more worth investing in than education
Interview with Bogusław Śliwerski, pedagogue, professor at the University of Łódź, chairman of the Committee on Pedagogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
25 May 2023
Edyta Kłeczek: One of the fundamental mistakes in relationships with students is an assumption that we don’t need each other
Interview with Edyta Kłeczek, historian, an English teacher at a primary school in Brzeźnica near Skawina (Małopolska), school coordinator of the Erasmus Plus and English Teaching programs, and ambassador of the IDS Program established by the Holistic Think Tank.
18 May 2023
How to remain Human in the World of Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Ryszard Tadeusiewicz: Thanks to Artificial Intelligence, we can build a future where everyone lives with dignity. But for the world to have justice, we must first believe in that justice.
11 May 2023
Dr. Joanna Górecka: It’s time for schools to be a place of humanity
Interview with Joanna Górecka, a doctor of humanities, a Polish language teacher at the "No Bell" school in Konstancin-Jeziorna, and director of the Institute of Educational Innovation there. Dr. Górecka co-creates innovative curricula and conducts training in non-oppressive and engaging pedagogy. She is also one of the "IDS Agents of Educational Change" that work on developing lesson scenarios and implementing them in schools.
04 May 2023
Prof. Dominika Dudek: I dream of schools that teach students how to deal with stress
Interview with Prof. Dominika Dudek, psychiatrist, president of the Polish Psychiatric Association, head of the Department of Psychiatry at Jagiellonian University's Collegium Medicum, editor-in-chief of the journal "Polish Psychiatry," organizer of meetings with people of art, sports, and science in the series "Talks about the human being."
30 January 2023
Anna Szulc: Yesterday’s teachers are using the day before yesterday’s methods. How is it supposed to work well?
An interview with Anna Szulc, a mathematics teacher from Kazimierz Wielki High School in Zdunska Wola, Poland, who does not give grades, does not assign homework, does not quiz at the blackboard, and does not conduct tests. Anna Szulc is also a mediator, tutor, teacher trainer, the initiator and organizer of the conference "Empathic Education => Empathic Poland" and the author of the book "New School. Changing education is worth starting at the blackboard".
16 January 2023
“Empty Pedagogy, Behaviorism, and the Rejection of Equity” – Chris McNutts diagnosis on the educational reality.
The use of techniques based on the achievements of behaviorism stirs rampant emotions among education specialists. It is worth remembering, that behaviorism had its origins in experimental research involving animals. Conducting research on the impact of stimuli, and human reactions to them, took place at a later date. Therefore, the use of the most rudimentary mechanisms of this kind of science in the teaching of the younger generations may generate doubts, either of a moral or methodological nature.
20 September 2022