Playgrounds and Personalization with Mariana Morales Lobo – Season 1 Episode 7


This episode, I interview Mariana Morales Lobo, who taught high school in Madrid and Barcelona for 15 years, and who now works as a consultant in education, training teachers and helping school leaders implement innovation. One of her main areas of interest is “reinventing playground” spaces, considering the ways these supposedly neutral spaces can be made more equitable. Her writing can be found on the international platform of Práctica Reflexiva.

Topics include:

  • The landscape of grading and testing in Spain

  • Personalization vs. humanization in schools

  • What teachers going gradeless can learn from playground reform

  • Why playgrounds are not automatically neutral or equitable spaces

  • How schools can create more equitable spaces and involve the voices of children