Recently, I had the great honor of interviewing Dr. Sarah Pazur for the BRIGHT podcast. She’s the director of student leadership for FlexTech High School, which has three campuses in Brighton, Oakland, and Shepherd, Michigan.
And goodness, every time I listened to Sarah speak, I learned something new and left inspired. This trend continued when I read her piercing and persuasive article, “Myth of the ideal classroom” which totally made me rethink some of the “tensions” between face-to-face and online learning.
I knew we had to get her on the BRIGHT podcast to talk about her experiences and vision as a school leader. As one of my colleagues shared, “Sarah truly is a national treasure.”
I learned so much from talking with Sarah, and I can’t wait for you to learn from her, too.
Here’s a sneak peek of our conversation:
One of my favorite moments during this interview was when Sarah spoke about the power of project-based learning to reignite students’ love of learning. She said:
“It’s so exciting to see that shift in their personalities. They love working on projects instead of working through worksheets. We just see this kind of transformation and a love of learning that just blossoms when they come to us.”
- Myth of the ideal classroom
- The principal’s dream work
- Sarah Pazur recommends “The Manifesto for Teaching Online”
- The menagerie, myths, and merits of the Bitmoji classroom
- Keep Michigan Learning – Resources for Michigan Educators