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The TeachThought Podcast

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, to technology-driven inquiry, and the new possibility of personalized learning. Our mission is to grow teachers.
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Sep 17, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Trace Pickering, Executive Director/Co-Founder of Iowa BIG, about how their program develops and delivers a more authentic and entrepreneurial high school experience.

Sep 10, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Dan Meyer about the role of inquiry, practice, and drilling in the teaching of math.

Sep 5, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Anya Kamenetz about her new book and the issue of balancing the use of digital media and screen time with our children and students.

Aug 29, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Director of National School Reform Faculty, Michele Mattoon, about their work with educators around the world using protocols to improve teaching and learning.

Aug 28, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with author, professor, and MOOC instructor Barb Oakley about their differences and intersections of thinking about teaching and learning.

Aug 22, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with sociologist and author Bradley Campbell about how educators might benefit from a better understanding of victimhood culture.

Aug 19, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Michael J. Hynes, Superintendent of Pat-Med Schools, about his recent letter to his district principals and teachers asking them to ignore state test results and his push to give more time for play within the school day. 

Aug 8, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Chris Domaleski, Associate Director at the Center for Assessment, about his recent publication "Establishing Performance Standards for School Accountability Systems" and how we might improve the process of evaluating and sharing the quality of schools.

Jul 20, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Heather Warrell about using digital tools and shifting mindset to help school leaders improve workflow and transparency in their schools.

Jun 17, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Arthur Chiaravalli, teacher and editor of Teachers Going Gradeless, about teaching and assessing with an eye towards going gradeless.

Jun 4, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with writer, educator, and futurist Zak Stein about the past, present, and possible future of education.

May 26, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with John Merrow in a repeat appearance about his new book, "Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education"

May 14, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Carole Basile, Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, about how they're shifting their teacher prep program to produce teachers better suited for the needs of modern schools and students. 

May 8, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Peter DeWitt about his work in the area of collaborative leadership, John Hattie's work, and innovating schools.

May 3, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Jamie Brooker in a repeat appearance about his experience with Kahoot! and We Are Human towards a more learner-centered culture and design of edtech tools.

Apr 24, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Round Rock ISD Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Ryan Smith, about his work to democratize leadership to help teachers and schools have a voice in growing their schools, classrooms, and schools.

Apr 10, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Mike Hourahine, CEO and Co-Founder of Edio, a PBL and Design Thinking Edtech Platform, about their work and lessons learned that PBL teachers might find useful. 

Apr 8, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with John Ewing, President of Math for America about how they support and grow math and science teachers and how math teaching and learning might be better and much different. 

Apr 5, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Ted Dintersmith about his experiences visiting schools and leaders in all 50 states following his first book and documentary "Most Likely To Succeed" which led to his new book, "What School Could Be".

Apr 4, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Playworks President, Elizabeth Cushing, and  Sara Shorey, Principal of Adams Elementary about using social-emotional learning to help kids navigate the world of play more productively. 

Mar 27, 2018

Episode 113 of the TeachThought Podcast is the final episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

Mar 24, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with University of Arkansas professor Chris Goering about his new book "Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post-Truth America". 

Mar 19, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with former astronaut and current MIT professor Jeff Hoffman about his experiences in space, science teaching and learning, and his role in the upcoming National Geographic Channel series "One Strange Rock" premiering March 26th, 2018.

Mar 12, 2018

Episode 110 of the TeachThought Podcast is the 11th episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation.

The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies & Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology at Notre Dame of Maryland University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.

Mar 8, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Barbara Condliffe, Research Associate at MDRC, about their recent research review publication "Project-Based Learning: A Promising Approach to Improving Student Outcomes".

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