People in conversation

Guide to Conversations About Education After COVID


The return to in-person education invites many different, often difficult conversations. Each conversation has its own purpose, intended to meet the needs of specific circumstances. 

In this guide, you'll find resources to support three of these conversations, which invite people to talk about the stakes of in-person learning, the experience of the pandemic, and what will be needed to heal after this traumatizing period. 

You'll find brief descriptions of when and why you might convene each of these dialogues as well as a set of three questions for each, designed to facilitate conversations that lead to more trust, mutual understanding, and stronger relationships.

This resource is based on real conversations among educators, caregivers, and school leaders, led by Essential Partners in collaboration with Mount Holyoke College.