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The Modern Classroom

A Conversation with Kareem Farah

Kareem Farah is an educator and Co-Founder of the Modern Classrooms Project – a nonprofit that empowers educators to meet student needs through blended, self-paced, mastery-based instruction. In this episode, Chanda and Kareem talk about the 21st-century skills that need to be taught in the classroom, the importance of trauma-informed teaching, and how COVID-19 has affected education.

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Kareem Farah

Kareem Farah earned a B.A. in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis and M.A. in Secondary Education from Johns Hopkins University. After joining Teach for America in 2013, he spent six years teaching in Hawaii and DC. Kareem was given the award for DC Public Schools Most Innovative Educator in 2018 for his new approach to teaching and learning.

In an effort to scale his classroom model, Kareem launched a nonprofit, the Modern Classrooms Project. As the CEO of the Modern Classrooms Project, Kareem and his team train and support teachers who seek to redesign their classroom to better support the unique needs of their students, particularly in our most underserved communities. They currently have over 25,000 educators enrolled in their free course and over 40 school and district partners.