Empty Seats, Full Hearts: The Podcast

(Arizona's Family Originals) -- Leading an elementary school through online learning, a pandemic, education inequities, and food scarcity, Principal Janet Hecht shares how relationships are key to community building and success.

Watch the documentary now at emptyseatsfullhearts.com

With unprecedented access over the course of a year, Empty Seats, Full Hearts: A New World in Education follows the dedication and optimism of a west Phoenix elementary school principal, Janet Hecht, as she sets out to fill the void in virtual learning.


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How the documentary came to be: Hear a comprehensive Q&A with the crew that gained unprecedented access to follow an elementary school, its teachers, students, and families through the 2020-21 school year as they navigated the pandemic, education inequities, food scarcity, isolation, illness, death, and grief.

Never underestimate a first year teacher - Kelsey Morales: A first-year teacher, teaching first grade online during the pandemic, reflects on the historic 2020-21 school year, what she’s learned, her advice for other future teachers...and if she’s coming back.


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