Empty Seats, Full Hearts: The Podcast

(Arizona's Family Originals) -- 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.

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.


Available Now: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Stitcher | Google Podcasts


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.


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