This is the latest in a series of blogs by partners of the Fluency work.
By Jessica Kaminsky
Many of you have probably already seen the blog post I co-wrote with Autumn Troullos in June, where we took inspiration from Arundhati Roy’s "The Pandemic is a Portal" to rethink the current COVID-19 pandemic as a portal to a new way of teaching and learning.
Following the original blog post, we put out a call for fellow dreamers to come imagine #TheNewHomeroom with Autumn and me. A group of fifteen dreamers spent several weeks gathering to discuss and create their own #TheNewHomeroom. This new list below is the collaborative vision of this team. Some from this group have already begun to share this process - letting go what has never served us, saying out loud our beliefs, committing to them through actions - with other colleagues in education.
In reflecting back on this journey with #TheNewHomeroom so far, I have two lessons I’ve already learned:
Below is the new list of beliefs and actions, created by the team of dreamers. Thank you Tamara Pearson, Rachel Miller, Natalie Bigelow, Laurie Ruberg, Rachelle Poth, Lori Dougherty, Michelle Dietrich, Lindsey Lamm, Jen Wooding, Jordan Bishop, Gail Adams, Bennet McKinley, MaryLu Hutchins, and Bea Dias.