Humane Education; Behring Teacher Ambassador; Keiki Rally; Swan Lake
It’s Monday, March 10th – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation
Over the last 100 years, many educational movements have come into the classroom. Now there’s another one: Humane Education. You might think that all education these days would be humane...but not as the co-founder of the small but growing national movement sees it. Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, is in Hawaii this week. We talked with her before she left for her trip. With the many similarities between her Humane Education and other pedagogy, we asked her why the need to create a whole new movement.
Intro Music: Soul Education by Jamiroquai
Outro Music: Backyard Quiz Theme by Jon de Mello
Recognition for teachers is all too rare – so it’s all the more gratifying when it comes along unexpectedly. Dorian Langi has spent her entire teaching career at Kahuku Elementary and was recently chosen as one of 36 teachers around the country to be named a Behring Teacher Ambassador and regional winner by National History Day.
Intro Music: Gust of Wind by Pharrell William
Outro Music: How D’Ya Do by Gabby Pahinui
There are several months left in the current school year yet many parents are already looking to the beginning of the next...and what they will do with their pre-K kids now not eligible for kindergarten. Two laws that took effect respectively in 2010 and 2012 changed the age requirement. A collaboration of Native Hawaii early childhood agencies is sponsoring a rally tomorrow at the state capitol. Lisa Pakele is one of the organizers as well as a Native Hawaiian educator.
Intro Music: Now Or Forever by Stereo Explosion
Outro Music: Keiki Slack Key by Sonny Chillingworth
Maui’s balletomanes are in a fever of preparation for a production that never grows old – Swan Lake, the dark and mysterious and irresistible story of a princess who falls under an evil spell. Danelle Watson is directing a production at the Alexander Academy of Performing Arts that includes some 150 dancers, from ages three on up.
Intro Sounds: Everyday A Dream by Menahan Street Band
Outro Music: Swan Lake, Act III Finale by Peter Tchaikovsky