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The Teach Thought Podcast

by Terry Heick

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The TeachThought Podcast delivers an insightful exploration of how teaching and learning are changing in a connected world, from the rise of project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and personalized learning experiences, to modern knowledge demands, emerging technologies, and the tools and shifts that characterize 21st century learning.


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Ep. 69: Coming To Terms With The 21st Century Classroom


Mon, Mar 20, 2017


Today's episode by educator Sam Nulf takes a look at the 21st century classroom.
 
Sam has been working in education since graduating from Queen’s University in 2003. He is a teacher and school Chairperson in the Toronto District School Board. Sam is the co-chair of The ICT Inquiry Committee and is an Inquiry Instructional Leader for Beginning Teachers in the TDSB. He has spoken domestically and internationally on Inquiry Instruction, and developed and published The Inquiry Framework Tool to assist teachers with implementing this innovative teaching practice.
 
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Ep. 68: How I Personalize Learning For Students Part 2


Mon, Mar 13, 2017


Today's episode is the follow-up in our first series guest-hosted by a variety of voices in and around education.
 
In this episode John Dollar, a former classroom teacher and current Education Specialist with Wisconsin Public Television, talks with colleagues Matt Koscinski and Chad Harnisch finish their conversation about personalized learning in the classroom.
 
 
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Ep. 67: How I Personalize Learning For Students In My Classroom


Mon, Mar 06, 2017


Today's episode is the first in a series guest-hosted by a variety of voices in and around education.
 
In this episode John Dollar, a former classroom teacher and current Education Specialist with Wisconsin Public Television, talks with colleagues Matt Koscinski and Chad Harnisch about their experience with personalized learning in the classroom.
 
This is part one in a 2-part series. The follow-up will be released on Monday, March 13th.
 
 

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Ep. 66 Teaching Like A Rebel With KY Teacher Of The Year


Thu, Feb 23, 2017


Drew Perkins talks with 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair about her web app Curio, education reform thoughts, and how her Teacher of the Year experience has helped her grow.



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Ep. 65 Using Mindfulness And Meditation To Help Children Manage Stress And Be More Compassionate


Fri, Jan 13, 2017


Drew Perkins talks with author Susan Kaiser Greenland about her books and work with children around mindfulness and meditation.



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Ep. 64 The War On Teaching Evolution And Science


Thu, Jan 05, 2017


Drew Perkins talks with the makers of We Believe in Dinosaurs about their film which explores the battle between teaching evolution and creationism through the lens of the Northern Kentucky Creation Museum.



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Ep. 63 Rethinking Leadership Through The Lens of Technology


Tue, Dec 06, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with co-authors of Blending Leadership, Reshan Richards and Stephen Valentine, about how leadership might look different through the lens of 21st Century technology.



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Ep. 62 Preparing Teachers For A Project-Based World


Tue, Nov 22, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Emily Liebtag, Project Manager at Getting Smart, about their recent paper, Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World.



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Ep. 61 Teaching Math Through PBL


Mon, Nov 14, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with New Tech Network School Development & Math Coach and author of the Emergent Math blog, Geoff Krall about teaching of math through project and problem based learning. 



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Ep. 60 Making History Come Alive Through Podcasting


Thu, Nov 10, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Mick Sullivan, host of The Past and the Curious Podcast about his work to help make history come alive.



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Ep. 59 Innovating With Authentic PBL And 3D Printing


Mon, Oct 31, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Rich Lehrer, Innovation Coordinator for the Enable Community Foundation and Brookwood School, about his work with 3D printing, authentic project-based learning and innovation. 



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Ep. 58 Lessons From Second City Improv To Improve Teaching And Learning


Mon, Oct 17, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Second City's Executive Vice President Kelly Leonard, about his book, Yes, And and how we might use the lessons from improv to improve teaching and learning.



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Ep. 57 How Can Teachers Move Students Of Poverty To Middle Or Upper Class?


Mon, Oct 10, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with author Eric Jensen about his book, Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Mindsets for Change (Raising Achievement for Youth at Risk) and how he believes teachers can change their mindsets to help students of poverty move to the middle or upper class.



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Ep. 56 How Google Is Winning The #Edtech Battle For America’s Classrooms


Tue, Oct 04, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Ainsley O’Connell, Staff Writer at Fast Company, about the battle between Google, Microsoft and Apple for America’s classrooms as well as trends and challenges in the Edtech space.



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Ep. 55 How Can EdTech Help Build Knowledge And Critical Thinking?


Tue, Sep 20, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Quizlet CEO Matthew Glotzbach about his Edtech journey that includes stints at Google and YouTube as well as how apps like Quizlet can help build critical thinking through better understanding of knowledge. Also discussed was the new international features of Quizlet. 



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Ep. 54 How The Gates And Other Foundations Have An Inside Track To Ed Policy


Thu, Sep 08, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with author Megan Tompkins-Stange about the influence four major non-profit foundations (Bill and Melinda Gates, Eli and Edythe Broad, Ford, and W.K. Kellogg) have on education policy and top level politicians. 



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Ep. 53 Exploring Ed Reform With Veteran Journalist John Merrow


Wed, Aug 24, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with veteran education journalist John Merrow about the origin of charter schools, how to get policymakers to affect real change, how he thinks our schools should really look and his upcoming book.



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Ep. 52 Using #Edtech And Graphic Novels to Engage Reluctant Readers


Tue, Jul 19, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Jeff Faulconer, VP of product development at StoryArc Media about engaging with reluctant readers using Poptropica.com and their Galactic Hot Dogs graphic novels.



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Ep. 51 Is The Gates Foundation Really Helping Our Schools and Students?


Wed, May 25, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Anthony Cody about the second edition of his book The Educator and the Oligarch and new developments in the type of education reform led by the Gates Foundation.



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Ep 50 What Are The Benefits Of Student Blogging?


Sat, May 21, 2016


In this episode, Terry Heick talks with Ronnie Burt of edublogs about blogging, specifically how blogging can improve student literacy, create opportunities for digital citizenship, and even act as publishable digital portfolios.



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Ep. 49 What New Technology Tools Are Teachers Using?


Thu, May 19, 2016


Terry Heick talks with Jennifer Gonzales about how teachers are using new technology in the classroom, and what they're hoping to accomplish as a result. We also discuss Jennifer's book "The Teachers Guide to Tech," which can be downloaded here.



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Ep. 48 Let's Make Thinking And Learning Visible With @explainevrythng


Mon, May 16, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Reshan Richards, Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, about their new Collaborative Whiteboard feature, his graduate level teaching, formative assessment and upcoming book. 



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Ep. 47 The Future Of Learning With Google For Education


Wed, May 11, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Jaime Casap, Google's Chief Education Evangelist, about the impact Google has made on the future of learning and what he sees as the important next steps.



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Ep. 46 Shared Learning With Quizlet


Tue, May 03, 2016


Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThoughtPD talks with Andrew Sutherland CTO andFounder of Quizlet about how he created and grew Quizlet as wellas the process behind the new and upcoming features. 



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Ep. 45 Let's Start With Why


Mon, Apr 25, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with David Mead from Simon Senek's Start With Why organization about the how and why of establishing purpose in education.



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Ep. 44 A Teacher Tells How Project-Based Learning Has Impacted Her Teaching


Thu, Apr 21, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with elementary teacher Nan Arant about her experience in our PBL workshop and the impact it has made on her teaching and her students.



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Ep. 43 Let's Grow Students With PBL And Urban Agriculture


Mon, Apr 18, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with the mind and personality behind the Green Bronx Machine, Stephen Ritz about his work to grow students by growing food. 



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Ep. 42 Should We Assign Homework And Grades?


Mon, Apr 11, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with author, speaker, and researcher Alfie Kohn about the negative effects of homework, grading and standardized testing.  



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Ep. 41 Is School Choice and Charter Schools The Answer?


Mon, Apr 04, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Western Kentucky University professor Gary Houchens about school choice and charter schools as a school reform model. 



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Ep. 40 Integrating Differentiation In Your Classroom


Tue, Mar 29, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with TeachThought Specialist John McCarthy about integrating Differentiated Instruction in the classroom.



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Ep. 39 What Is Differentiation?


Tue, Mar 22, 2016


Terry Heick talks with the godmother of differentiation, Carol Ann Tomlinson, about what differentiation is, why it's important, and how to begin to realize it in your classroom.



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Ep. 38 Scaling Project Based Learning Online


Mon, Mar 21, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Thom Markham about world class project based learning and how his new online course can help bring this framework to teachers around the world.



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Ep. 37 Growing Inquiry In The Classroom With The i5 Strategy


Mon, Mar 14, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Kimberly Mitchell about her journey as an educator and work increasing inquiry in the classroom.



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Ep 36 How Technology Is Changing Modern Knowledge Demands


Fri, Mar 11, 2016


Terry Heick talks with Conrad Wolfram of the Wolfram Knowledge Engine fame about knowledge, and how technology is changing how we think about it, including the concept of 'content areas.' Conrad's expertise is in mathematics, so that is used to frame the discussion.  



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Ep. 35 Growing Better Professional Learning Communities with Dr. Richard DuFour (part 2 of 2)


Wed, Mar 09, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Richard DuFour, in this second part of two podcasts, about his new book In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better, the state of American education and how to make Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) more effective.



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Ep. 34 Growing Better Professional Learning Communities with Dr. Richard DuFour (part 1 of 2)


Mon, Mar 07, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Richard DuFour, in this first part of two podcasts, about his new book In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better, the state of American education and how to make Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) more effective.



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Ep. 33 Innovating Education At High Tech High With Larry Rosenstock


Wed, Mar 02, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Larry Rosenstock, co-founder and CEO of High Tech High, about their approach in designing, sustaining and refining their approach as an education innovation.



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Ep. 32 Learning, Loving And Listening To Our Kids


Sat, Feb 27, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with John Thompson about his new book, A Teacher's Tale: Learning, Loving and Listening to Our Kids.



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Ep. 31 Let's Teach Students To Ask More And Better Questions With The QFT


Wed, Feb 24, 2016


Drew Perkins discusses the Question Formulation Technique with the Co-Director of the Right Question Institute, Dan Rothstein. Visit our Inquiry Services page learn more about our Inquiry Workshop focused on the QFT.



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Ep. 30 Let's Grow A Culture Of Personalized Learning


Mon, Feb 22, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Jim Rickabaugh, Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, about his work with schools to build a culture where personalized learning is the norm. 



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Ep. 29 Let's Increase The Use of #Inquiry In our Schools


Wed, Feb 17, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Amy Spinelli from Inquiry Partners about their work to spread the gospel of inquiry including their i5 approach and the new Earshot app.



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Ep. 28 Integrating #EdTech With The Padagogy Wheel


Mon, Feb 15, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Allan Carrington, the inventor of the popular Padagogy Wheel, about it's evolution and how to use it to purposefully integrate technology in teaching and learning.



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Ep. 27 Let's Make Professional Development More Effective


Wed, Feb 10, 2016


Drew Perkins discusses ways to make professional development more effective by using inquiry to align it with your mission and vision statements.



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Ep. 26 Weaving Creativity Into Your Curriculum With Cyndi Burnett


Wed, Feb 10, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Cyndi Burnett about her book Weaving Creativity Into Every Strand of Your Curriculum.



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Ep. 25 Education Through The Eyes And Work Of A Libyan Exile


Mon, Feb 08, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Shahrazad Kablan about her role in the overthrow of the Libyan regime and her efforts to help establish a working education system there. 



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Ep 24: Let's Build Better Relationships With Students


Fri, Feb 05, 2016


In this episode, Terry Heick speaks with James Sturtevant, a social studies teacher and author of 'You've Gotta Connect: Building Relationships That Lead to Engaged Students, Productive Classrooms, and Higher Achievement.' He speaks with James about the importance of building relationships with students, and offers 3 ways to do so.



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Ep. 23 Teacher Of The Year: Defining And Measuring Teachers


Wed, Feb 03, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Jason Korreck and Rob Phillips about their documentary, Teacher of the Year which explores the complexity of the teaching profession. 



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Ep. 22 Education And Entrepreneurship With Dyme Startup Founder Joey Prather


Mon, Feb 01, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Dyme startup founder Joey Prather about the parallels between the startup and the education worlds and how being more entrepreneurial can benefit teaching and learning. 



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Ep. 21: Reframing Education By Erasing the Deficit Mindset With Yong Zhao


Wed, Jan 27, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with internationally recognized education thought leader Yong Zhao about changing education from a standardized and deficit mindset to one that builds on student strengths. Also discussed were two of his recent books, Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes and Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: Correcting the Top 5 EdTech Mistakes



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Ep. 19: Learning for Social and Personal Change with Kahoot!


Mon, Jan 25, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Jamie Brooker, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Kahoot! about their mission driven approach to learning, how Kahoot! is more than just an assessment tool, their growth and the future of Kahoot!



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Ep. 18: #Edtech talk with the ISTE Chair of the Board of Directors


Wed, Jan 20, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Matt Harris about his work as the new Board Chair of ISTE, the refreshed ISTE Standards, teaching internationally and the integration of technology in teaching and learning. 



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Ep. 17: Most Likely To Succeed - The Purpose and Possibility Of Our Schools


Mon, Jan 18, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Ted Dintersmith, the producer of Most Likely to Succeed, about the film and book and why we need to innovate our current school model.

 



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Ep 20: The One Where Terry Speaks To A PhD That Prints Living Tissue


Mon, Jan 18, 2016


In this episode, Terry speaks with Dr. Adam Feinberg, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and a leader in the field of the creepy and stunningly interesting field of bioprinting.



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Ep. 16: How to leverage and grow thinking and learning with PBL


Fri, Jan 15, 2016


Drew Perkins talks about the TeachThought Levers for PBL Quality with a brief explanation of the 5 Levers. 



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Ep. 15: Teaching And Learning vs. Accountability With @justintarte


Wed, Jan 13, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Justin Tarte about his role as the Director of Teaching and Learning and Accountability in a school district near St. Louis, MO as well as his Life of an Educator site and social media presence and how educators might think differently about technology and social media.



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Ep. 14: Elevating student voice with the #stuvoice movement.


Mon, Jan 11, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Andrew Brennen, National Field Director of Student Voice, about his work as a student to elevate and amplify student voice in schools around the country.



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Ep. 13: How do we actually change schools?


Wed, Jan 06, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Grant Lichtman about his books, The Falconer: What We Wished We Had Learned In School and #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education which detail his insights on both the why and how we should change our schools. 



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Ep 12: What Are The Different Types Of Assessment?


Mon, Jan 04, 2016


In this 'quick' episode, Terry Heick reviews different types of assessment (e.g., formative, norm-referenced, etc.), and the defining characteristics of each.



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Ep. 11: Redefining intelligence to unlock the possibility in our students.


Mon, Jan 04, 2016


Drew Perkins talks with Scott Barry Kaufman about his book Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined which challenges the traditional measures of intelligence in a way that can actually help students unlock their possibilities.



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Ep 10: Are Charter Schools Solving The Equity Problem?


Wed, Dec 30, 2015


Director of Teachthought PD, Drew Perkins talks with Julian Vasquez Heilig about what is driving education reform, charter schools, poverty and the politics behind it all. 



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Ep. 9 How can "Beautiful Questions" improve teaching and learning?


Mon, Dec 28, 2015


Drew Perkins talks with Warren Berger, author of the book A More Beautiful Question, about the importance of increasing inquiry in innovating education. You can learn more about Warren at his web site.



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Ep 7: Teacher Accountability And a Challenge To The Gates Foundation


Fri, Dec 11, 2015


Drew Perkins and Anthony Cody discuss education reform efforts by the Gates Foundation, his book The Educator and the Oligarch, teacher accountability, the future of education--and his treehouse. 



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Ep 6: What's Wrong With Professional Development?


Thu, Dec 03, 2015


Terry Heick and Drew Perkins discuss what's so wrong with current approaches to professional development, and how TeachThought's new professional development company seeks to improve on those failures while helping to bring innovative thinking and approaches into the classroom.



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Ep 8: An Introduction To Critical Pedagogy


Tue, Dec 01, 2015


Critical Pedagogy and Critical Literacy both involve the idea of thinking carefully about human and social contexts--using knowledge to think critically about the systems that impact the way people live. 

In this conversation, I speak to Dr. Elizabeth Bishop, Deputy Director at the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School. We discuss social improvement, equity, and how teachers can begin to think about critical pedagogy for a more authentic and human educational experience.



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Ep 5: The Struggle Of Teaching In A Non-Progressive District


Sun, Nov 15, 2015


In this conversation, among other topics I talk with Jennifer Gonzalez about where she's from, how to pronounce "pedagogy," and how and why it's useful to connect with other teachers, and the struggles of teaching in a non-progressive district.



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Ep 4: Would Shakespeare Be On Twitter?


Sun, Oct 25, 2015


Would Shakespeare be on twitter? Was he an intellectual, or a budding Capitalist? In episode 4, I speak to Cass Foster, a theater professor, about making Shakespeare relevant to a modern audience.



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Ep 3: How Technology Is Changing Our Behavior


Thu, Oct 15, 2015


In this episode we talk with Nita Nehru from Kinsa, the company that created the world's first app-enabled thermometer. Among other topics, we discuss how emerging technologies are influencing our behavior.



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Ep 2: The Truth About College Entrance Exams


Wed, Oct 14, 2015


In this episode, we talk with Anthony-James Green, who's been profiled by the Wall Street Journal for commanding $1000 an hour for his services. We discuss test prep, how students can use what they don't know as a starting point for learning, and what tests like the ACT and SAT really measure.



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Ep 1: 3D Printing Is Changing Everything


Tue, Oct 13, 2015


In this episode, we talk with Dr. Laura Taalman, Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University and Senior Product Manager for Education at MakerBot. Among other topics, we discuss what it means to "make," the possibility of emailing physical objects, 3D-printed titanium rib cages, and other crazy realities of a world where 3D printers exist.    



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