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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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Jun 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Soundtrap Education Ambassador Meredith Allen about using tools like Soundtrap to increase student collaboration and deepen learning. 

Jun 13, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Chief Innovation Officer for EcoRise in Austin, Texas, Richard Kincaid, about their work with teachers to design and develop PBL that focuses on teaching environmental literacy, social innovation and hands-on design skills.

May 29, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Cox about what she learned from her first year of being a middle school principal.

May 17, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Stephen Ritz and Suzie Boss, co-authors of The Power of a Plant: A Teacher's Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools.

May 1, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Kath Murdoch from Australia about her work and book and creating a culture of inquiry in schools around the world.

Apr 26, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Steve Grubbs of VictoryVR about their virtual science books as well as the current and future state of virtual reality in education.

Apr 7, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with Drew Schrader from the New Tech Network about the role of assessment, rubrics, and student contracts in personalizing learning and helping to create a stronger PBL culture.

Mar 20, 2017
Today's episode by educator Sam Nulf takes a look at the 21st century classroom.
 
Sam has been working in education since graduating from Queen’s University in 2003. He is a teacher and school Chairperson in the Toronto District School Board. Sam is the co-chair of The ICT Inquiry Committee and is an Inquiry Instructional Leader for Beginning Teachers in the TDSB. He has spoken domestically and internationally on Inquiry Instruction, and developed and published The Inquiry Framework Tool to assist teachers with implementing this innovative teaching practice.
 
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Mar 13, 2017
Today's episode is the follow-up in our first series guest-hosted by a variety of voices in and around education.
 
In this episode John Dollar, a former classroom teacher and current Education Specialist with Wisconsin Public Television, talks with colleagues Matt Koscinski and Chad Harnisch finish their conversation about personalized learning in the classroom.
 
 
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Mar 6, 2017
Today's episode is the first in a series guest-hosted by a variety of voices in and around education.
 
In this episode John Dollar, a former classroom teacher and current Education Specialist with Wisconsin Public Television, talks with colleagues Matt Koscinski and Chad Harnisch about their experience with personalized learning in the classroom.
 
This is part one in a 2-part series. The follow-up will be released on Monday, March 13th.
 
 

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Feb 23, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair about her web app Curio, education reform thoughts, and how her Teacher of the Year experience has helped her grow.

Jan 13, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with author Susan Kaiser Greenland about her books and work with children around mindfulness and meditation.

Jan 5, 2017

Drew Perkins talks with the makers of We Believe in Dinosaurs about their film which explores the battle between teaching evolution and creationism through the lens of the Northern Kentucky Creation Museum.

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.

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