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In this interview with Matinga Ragatz, we discuss Matinga’s journey into education, creating environments where kids can learn through struggle, the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL), how schools promote individualism and exceptionalism, the intersections of project-based learning and SEL, decolonizing education, the importance of shared values in education, and so much more.
00:57 Matinga introducing herself
01:29 How Matinga got into education
03:36 Multiperspectivalism and education
04:30 How Matinga's experiences in education informed her approach
06:55 Why SEL is important for educators
11:05 Decolonizing education
14:03 Matinga's school in Tanzania
16:04 How teaching in Tanzania informed Matinga's understanding of education
19:33 How does PBL intersect with SEL?
21:27 When is PBL a form of colonization?
26:07 That feeling when you finish a dissertation
28:01 When wouldn't Matinga use PBL or SEL?
29:48 Why is it important for students to have shared values?
34:49 The irony of the pushback to CRT
38:43 Comparing and contrasting education outside the US
42:53 How Matinga iterates on her abilities
44:49 How Matinga prevents burnout when doing equity work
50:19 Recommendations for regaining a love of teahing
53:43 Matinga's thoughts on educational research
58:26 Something a listener could help Matinga with
59:22 How to connect with Matinga
01:00:49 Closing thoughts