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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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Jan 4, 2016

In this 'quick' episode, Terry Heick reviews different types of assessment (e.g., formative, norm-referenced, etc.), and the defining characteristics of each.

Jan 4, 2016

Drew Perkins talks with Scott Barry Kaufman about his book Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined which challenges the traditional measures of intelligence in a way that can actually help students unlock their possibilities.

Dec 30, 2015

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. 

Dec 28, 2015

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.

Dec 11, 2015

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. 

Dec 3, 2015

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.

Dec 1, 2015

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.

Nov 15, 2015

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.

Oct 25, 2015

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.

Oct 15, 2015

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.

Oct 14, 2015

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.

Oct 13, 2015

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.    

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