Apply by July 18 for the 2018 Rida Institute!


People in Education is now accepting applications for the Rida Institute, a year-long training that prepares educators to facilitate humanizing classrooms.  

We believe that in order to transform our school system, educators must begin by transforming our own practices and design our classrooms to nurture leadership in our students. 

The primary goals of the Rida Institute are to:

  • Connect teachers to their personal purpose in education, exploring why they teach.

  • Increase the resilience of educators, lowering rates of teacher burnout.

  • Provide insight on practices to create more compassionate classrooms.

  • Increase the relevance of classroom content to students’ and teachers’ lives.

  • Create deep relationships that will support educators throughout their career.

Apply here for the 2018 Rida Institute. The deadline is July 18th.

We do not want cost to be an obstacle for anyone; we are happy to work with you to make the Institute affordable. The cost for the year-long Institute for individuals is a sliding scale, from $500 to $50. The cost to participate as a representative of an institution is $500. Meals will be provided on all three days of the Rida Institute Retreat and at other events throughout the year.

The application is where you can enter the amount you decide upon.

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The Rida Framework

The Rida Framework is the primary planning and evaluation tool that PIE uses to humanize schooling, inspired by the educational theories of Paolo Freire, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, and James and Grace Lee Boggs. Freire, a Brazilian educator and theorist, believed that cycles of critical reflection and action were key to any transformative learning process. From this approach, users of the Rida Framework articulate practices (action) that will result in desired/outlined outcomes within their classrooms, which they will document and evaluate via predetermined metrics (reflection).