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Podcast: Kara Vandas Shares Tips On "Stay at Home Learning"

Dr. Charity Stephens is the host of the Knowledge Seeker Podcast, where educators value knowledge-seeking over point-chasing. 

Episode 4 is centered on Stay At Home Learning During the COVID crisis and features author Kara Vandas.  The conversation is centered around four main ideas about distance learning, including:

  • Relationships before Rigor

  • Clarity before Content

  • Empowerment before Engagement

  • Grade before Grades 

We hope you enjoy listening!


As a consultant, Kara Vandas works with districts and schools around the country to implement processes and practices that best support student learning.  She is the co-author ofPartnering with Students: Building Ownership of Learning andPeer Power: Unite, Learn, Prosper. Her areas of focus include implementing practices that encourage students to be partners in learning, the Visible Learning research and professional learning, EmpowerED Coaching™, EmpowerED Assessment™ and EmpowerED curriculum design™.