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Dec 1, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Steven Wilson, founder and former CEO of Ascent Charter Schools, about his work and concerns about some anti-racist efforts that might be counter-productive to our shared mission of schools that better prepare all students for the modern world.

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Nov 19, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Dan Cogan-Drew and Matthew Gross of Newsela about the challenges and their processes in providing balanced and non-biased content for teachers and students.

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Nov 5, 2019

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 183 Developing Kindness, Character And Honesty In Today's Learners

Drew Perkins talks with Houston Kraft about his work with Character Strong to develop SEL skills in students and schools.

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Oct 31, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Michael Rousell about his research and work with using feedback that includes the element of surprise to help stimulate more of a growth mindset.

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Oct 27, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Brenda Bisner, Senior Vice-President of Content at Kidoodle.TV, about her work to provide safe video streaming content.

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Sep 18, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with James Lindsay about his new book with Peter Boghossian, How To Have Impossible Conversations, social justice, and critical race theory. 

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Sep 11, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Kris Wobbe and Mia Dubosarsky from Worcester Polytechnic Institute about how they use PBL and STEM to help prepare their students at the post-secondary level in addition to pre-k through 12.

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Aug 21, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Jonathan Haidt, Social Psychologist, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business, and author about his most recent book with Greg Lukianoff, Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. 

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Aug 19, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Ben Rein, Senior Director of Outreach and Partnerships at Mastery Transcript Consortium, about their work to remake the transcript into a more useful and meaningful tool for schools and students.

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Jul 27, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Maria Hyler of the Learning Policy Institute about their new book and research on preparing teachers to shift their teaching to support deeper learning.

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Jul 14, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Glenn Loury, economist, academic, author, and professor at Brown University, to get his thinking on education topics like school choice and competition and social justice issues like racial equality.

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Jul 9, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Hilary Allen, Senior Associate at Net Impact and Community Manager of the Up To Us Competition, about their work to help inspire college students to take collective action around our nation's economic challenges.

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Jul 2, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Chloé Valdary about her Theory of Enchantment work and how it might help answer this question: What is the psychology of connection and can we use that psychology to heal and navigate the conflicts we inevitably have with each other and with ourselves? 

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Jun 23, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with three teachers from The Berkeley School, Vanessa DeNino, Tanya Madrid-Campbell, and Jeff Sandler, about their experience and reflections from a recent project-based learning unit they implemented with their students.

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Jun 10, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with school psychologist Izzy Kalman about his work to help bullied kids better deal with their aggressors and why the "anti-bullying" movement is not helping.

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May 21, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Chang Wathall about her concept-based curriculum and instruction and book and how we can use social constructivist teaching to teach math for deeper learning. *note -Jennifer would like to thank the co-authors she collaborated with in writing the Oxford University Press IB Diploma books. 

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May 13, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Michelle Montgomery of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and student Eric Chai of High Technology High School from the champion MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge team.

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Apr 30, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Kevin Vanzant, history instructor at Tennessee State University, about how he's adjusted his teaching to better engage his introductory history class students.

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