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.