Against the Grain: Mindful Pedagogy



Much of middle school and high school education is mind-numbing, with students being taught to the test, based on a rigid curriculum that elevates breadth over depth and memorization over critical inquiry. How might it be done differently? Educator Ira Rabois spent almost three decades teaching secondary students at an alternative public school. He discusses an approach to pedagogy that emphasizes compassion and Socratic questioning.

Out of Bounds

With Tish Perlman


An interview of Ira Rabois by Tish Pearlman, on the NPR show Out of Bounds, about teaching critical thinking with meditation, empathy and emotional awareness.

Out of Bounds

Interview with Tish Perlman


An interview of Ira Rabois by Tish Pearlman, on the NPR show Out of Bounds, about teaching critical thinking with meditation, empathy and emotional awareness.

Against the Grain

The Radical Philosophy of Alternative Public Education


An interview of Ira by Sasha Lilley, on Pacifica Radio’s Against The Grain, about alternative education and the state of education in the U. S. today.

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