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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.