Drew Perkins discusses ways to make professional development more effective by using inquiry to align it with your mission and vision statements.
Drew Perkins talks with Cyndi Burnett about her book Weaving Creativity Into Every Strand of Your Curriculum.
Drew Perkins talks with Shahrazad Kablan about her role in the overthrow of the Libyan regime and her efforts to help establish a working education system there.
In this episode, Terry Heick speaks with James Sturtevant, a social studies teacher and author of 'You've Gotta Connect: Building Relationships That Lead to Engaged Students, Productive Classrooms, and Higher Achievement.' He speaks with James about the importance of building relationships with students, and offers 3 ways to do so.
Drew Perkins talks with Jason Korreck and Rob Phillips about their documentary, Teacher of the Year which explores the complexity of the teaching profession.
Drew Perkins talks with internationally recognized education thought leader Yong Zhao about changing education from a standardized and deficit mindset to one that builds on student strengths. Also discussed were two of his recent books, Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes and Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: Correcting the Top 5 EdTech Mistakes.
In this episode, Terry speaks with Dr. Adam Feinberg, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and a leader in the field of the creepy and stunningly interesting field of bioprinting.
Drew Perkins talks with Jamie Brooker, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Kahoot! about their mission driven approach to learning, how Kahoot! is more than just an assessment tool, their growth and the future of Kahoot!
Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Matt Harris about his work as the new Board Chair of ISTE, the refreshed ISTE Standards, teaching internationally and the integration of technology in teaching and learning.
Drew Perkins talks about the TeachThought Levers for PBL Quality with a brief explanation of the 5 Levers.
Drew Perkins talks with Justin Tarte about his role as the Director of Teaching and Learning and Accountability in a school district near St. Louis, MO as well as his Life of an Educator site and social media presence and how educators might think differently about technology and social media.
Drew Perkins talks with Andrew Brennen, National Field Director of Student Voice, about his work as a student to elevate and amplify student voice in schools around the country.
Drew Perkins talks with Grant Lichtman about his books, The Falconer: What We Wished We Had Learned In School and #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education which detail his insights on both the why and how we should change our schools.
In this 'quick' episode, Terry Heick reviews different types of assessment (e.g., formative, norm-referenced, etc.), and the defining characteristics of each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.