Jenee Henry Wood and David Nitkin on Conversations with Kids

Key Points

  • Nobody is more of an expert in their own experience than themselves. 

  • Adults said the activity of listening to young people is super helpful in rethinking school.

  • Young people’s environments need to reflect a better world.

Podcast: Jenee Henry Wood and David Nitkin

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined by Jenee Henry Wood, a Partner at Transcend Education and David Nitkin, also a Partner at Transcend

David and Jenee recently worked on an initiative called Conversations with Kids, a research project and culminating paper that analyzed data from 20,000+ students who participated in Transcend’s Leaps Student Voice Survey and focus groups. Tons of outstanding themes were identified as a result. 

School should be a place for practice, not for performance.

Jenee Henry Wood


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