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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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Dec 6, 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Oct 4, 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.

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. 

Sep 8, 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

May 3, 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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Apr 11, 2016

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

Apr 4, 2016

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

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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