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Episode 10: Accelerating Learning After COVID-19

May 3, 2021


Season 1, Episode 10:

COVID-19 was the disruption none of us wanted or expected - but it happened. Now school leaders have a choice: Will you contribute to the negative narratives surrounding it, or rebound better than before? In this informative and practical episode, Peter talks with Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey about shifting the narrative from "learning loss" to "learning leaps." There are several ways to accelerate learning as we rebound:

  • Teacher clarity
  • Collective student efficacy
  • Reciprocal teaching
  • Paying attention to feedback from kids - and so much more.

It's time to celebrate all that we've learned and how far we've come as a community.



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Douglas Fisher


Doug Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He has served as a teacher, language development specialist, and administrator in public schools and non-profit organizations, including 8 years as the Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Collaborative, a time of increased student achievement in some of San Diego’s urban schools. Doug has engaged in Professional Learning Communities for several decades, building teams that design and implement systems to impact teaching and learning.

Recent Books:
Collective Student Efficacy, Rebound Grades K-12, Leading the Rebound, The Quick Guide to Simultaneous, Hybrid, and Blended Learning, The Success Criteria Playbook, Removing Labels, The Assessment Playbook for Distance and Blended Learning, Great Teaching by Design, The Distance Learning Playbook Grades K-12, The Distance Learning Playbook for School Leaders, The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents, The Distance Learning Playbook for College and University Instruction, comprehension.

Check out his consulting services, and connect with him on Twitter.


Nancy Frey



Peter DeWitt


Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D.), a former school principal in Upstate, NY, previously taught elementary school for 11 years. His syndicated blog, Finding Common Ground, is published by Education Week and he is a freelance writer for Vanguard Magazine. Peter has traveled the world, developing content, visiting school sites, influencing policy, and presenting with John Hattie. He has worked with educators at schools, districts, educational service centers, and educational organizations, including the Council of Chief State School Officials. His presentations focus on school leadership, school climate, as well as safeguarding LGBT students and other social justice topics.

Learn more about Peter's onsite professional development consulting, Collaborative Leadership, and connect with him on Twitter.




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Rebound: A Playbook for Rebuilding Agency, Acelerating Learning Recovery, and Rethinking Schools

For more than a year now, we educators have been tested and tested again. We’ve been stretched, we’ve been pulled, we’ve been put through the wringer. But now it’s time to “rebound.” It’s time to bounce back, come back better, and benefit from the many lessons learned to reignite engagement, accelerate learning, and move forward with fresh optimism and better systems for schooling.

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Leading the Rebound

Rebound: 20+ Must-Dos to Restart Teaching and Learning

Let’s make the “next normal” a “better normal”

If there ever was a time for our heroic school leadership to persevere, it’s now. Because now, well over one year since the pandemic stretched the resilience and reserves of our school systems, it’s time to “rebound.” It’s time to leverage this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reboot teaching and learning as we know it so that we magnify the effective practices from the past while leveraging the so many recent lessons learned.

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