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Interview with Doug Lemov on “Teaching in the Online Classroom”

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, 50CAN will be working to connect with some of our country’s leading thinkers, educators and policymakers as they share their best thinking on needed adaptations for our education system, districts, schools and classrooms that will best serve students during this challenging and chaotic time.

Uncommon Schools Managing Director Doug Lemov, the author of “Teaching As Leadership,” returns to 50CAN for an interview with CEO Marc Porter Magee. Doug talks about his new book, “Teaching in the Online Classroom,” and the importance of authentic human connection as a baseline requirement for distance learning.

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The 50CAN network grows every year to include more CANs, affiliates, fellowship communities, neighborhood initiatives and more. Here’s a peek at where we work.

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National Team

Cari Isham

Development Director


Laura Hunt

Manager of Advocacy and Strategy

National Team

Andi Shaw

Digital Experience Manager


Patricia Morgan

Executive Director

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