For many students, teachers, and educational professionals around the world, learning looks very different to how it did 12 months ago. That’s why the focus of this year’s International Day of Education is recovering and revitalizing education for the COVID-19 generation. 

The pandemic has not only caused school closures and a whole host of corresponding logistical problems but also enormous emotional upheaval for students, teachers, and their loved ones. But educators everywhere have risen to the challenge and found new ways to make learning effective and engaging, whether it’s face-to-face or online. Today is an opportunity to celebrate innovation and the education heroes who champion it and we’ve included some of their stories via our content partner, Brainwaves Video Anthology. 

1- Michael J. Hynes: Teaching in the Global Pandemic in the USA by Brainwaves Video Anthology 

Dr. Michael Hynes is the Superintendent of Schools in Port Washington, New York. He is a Fulbright Specialist and an associate professor of education and leadership at Stony Brook University and Long Island University. He talks about the resilience of students, teachers, and everyone involved in education. 


2- Ann Sørum Michaelsen: Teaching in the Global Pandemic in Norway by Brainwaves Video Anthology 

Ann S. Michaelsen, is an administrator, teacher and author of 2 books. She is currently working at Sandvika vgs, a high school in Norway. She talks about logistical challenges with reopening schools and hope for the future. 


3- Hugo Maldonado Figueroa: Teaching in the Global Pandemic in Mexico by Brainwaves Video Anthology

Hugo Maldonado Figueroa teaches at CBTis No.66, in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz. He talks about issues with access to technology but also the opportunity to take new approaches to learning. 


Brainwaves Video Anthology is a collection of interviews with thinkers, dreamers and innovators; some of the brightest minds in education. This series is designed to inspire and engage the viewer to dig deeper and learn more. 

Want to find out how you can use these clips, along with thousands of other high-quality educational videos, in your courses? Boclips makes it easy to integrate copyright-cleared videos into your learning materials, without the hassles of open video platforms. Just get in touch with our team to learn more. 

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Suzanna Taylor

Suzanna is a marketing specialist at Boclips. As a former languages teacher, she is passionate about quality, accessible educational resources.

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