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Apr 1, 2019

 Drew Perkins talks with Colin Seale about his work as founder and CEO of ThinkLaw to help schools teach critical thinking to students.

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Mar 22, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Irshad Manjji about her new book and how we might better navigate the landscape of labels in the context of social justice and equity.

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Mar 1, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Sara DeWitt, Vice-President of PBS Kids Digital, about how to navigate the positives and negatives of screen time for kids.

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Feb 21, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Jecorey Arthur, aka 1200, about his journey and work as a musician and educator in a world that has presented significant challenges to being successful.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 155 Does Competition And School Choice Meaningfully Improve Education?

Drew Perkins talks with Corey DeAngelis of the Cato Institute about the ability of school choice and competition to improve our education system.

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Feb 19, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with John Wood Jr. and Bill Doherty of the Better Angels organization about their workshops and efforts to depolarize America.

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Feb 12, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Brittany McBride about her work with Advocates for Youth about sexuality education, social justice, and equity issues.

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Feb 8, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with author and reading specialist Lois Letchford about her story and ongoing work teaching of reading based on lessons learned from helping her son overcome massive reading issues.

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Feb 2, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with teacher and author of  Monte Syrie about his reflections on teaching, classroom culture, and teacher preparation. 

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Jan 30, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Nicola Giardina about her book and work with educators using her "Pyramid of Inquiry" to pull deeper learning and thinking through art.

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Jan 14, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with James Lindsay about his recent article in Areo and work about social justice and activism in the peer review process in academia.

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Jan 9, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with New Zealand student E. Wen Wong about her passion for project-based learning and how it has impacted her thinking, learning, and future.

Jan 5, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Dean Shareski about the lack of substance in some education related social media postings, the importance of being able to discuss difficult ideas, and teacherly authority vs. self-directed learning.

Jan 3, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Telannia Norfar and Chris Fancher about their upcoming book "Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom". 

Dec 22, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Ron Ritchhart, Principal Investigator for the Cultures of Thinking Project and Senior Research Associate at Project Zero (Harvard Graduate School of Education), about his work around creating Cultures of Thinking and the idea of Intellectual Character.

Dec 14, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Michael J. Hynes, Superintendent of Pat-Med Schools in Long Island, NY, to reflect on his recent trip to visit and learn from schools in Finland.

Nov 18, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Talia Milgrom-Elcott, co-founder and Executive Director of 100Kin10, about their work to address teacher shortages by improving the work environments in multiple ways and specifically with regards to STEM.

Nov 13, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Tamara Fyke, creator of Love in A Big World, about her work in Social Emotional Learning and how things like managing emotions and setting boundaries can empower kids.

Nov 9, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Neal Manegold, Director of Minecraft: Education Edition and Mark Sparvell, who leads marketing at Microsoft Education, about learning and technology and the use of Minecraft Education as a tool to prepare learners for the modern world.

Nov 7, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Michael B. Horn, Chief Strategy Officer at The Entangled Group and Distinguished Fellow at the  Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Education, about his work and thoughts about the future of education.

Nov 1, 2018

Drew Perkins talks with Katharine Birbalsingh, Headmistress and Founder of Michaela School in London, and Tom Hudock, Director and Founder of ARC Academy in Victoria, BC about the different approaches to addressing the importance of knowledge and and inquiry in teaching.

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