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Mar 26, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Colin Seale about his new book, Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students, and the importance of critical thinking to the success of learners.

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Mar 24, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Sarah Gilmore and Katierose Deos of Intechgrate and authors of a new book "Integrating Technology: A School-Wide Framework to Enhance Learning" about effective use of technology to teach, especially in this time of school closures due to coronavirus.

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Mar 10, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Rikke Paaskesen from KUBO Robotics about the use of robots, robotics, and coding to teach STEM and critical thinking skills.

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Mar 7, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Suzannah Gonzales and John Silva from the News Literacy Project about their work to empower educators to teach students the skills they need to become smart, active consumers of news and other information and engaged, informed participants in civic life.

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Feb 28, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Natalie Wexler about her new book, The Knowledge Gap, which examines what elementary literacy instruction currently looks like, how it evolved to this point — and how it can be changed so that all students receive a meaningful, rigorous education.

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Feb 20, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Kathleen Almy about making our math programs better serve students as they transition from k12 to college and career. 

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Feb 15, 2020

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 195 Using An All-Feedback-No-Grades Approach To Teaching

Drew Perkins talks with Laura Gibbs about her all-feedback-no-grades approach in her teaching. 

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Feb 12, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Veda Pendleton about her book which details her journey as a black student from Arkansas attending a primarily white prep school in New England.

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Feb 6, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Borgioli Binis about myths and inaccuracies espoused by prominent education voices in pursuit of progress.

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Jan 24, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Melissa Mott and Tyrone Shaw about Echoes and Reflections and the use of inquiry to teach emotionally and politically charged topics like the Holocaust and social justice issues.

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Jan 18, 2020

Drew Perkins talks with Daniel Buck about his recent Areo magazine article titled "Critical Thinking is Nothing Without Knowledge" and how an inquiry-based approach squares with that.

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Dec 23, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Jane Nussbaum, Executive Editor at Junior Scholastic, about healthy skepticism of the news in service of engaged citizenship.

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Dec 16, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Chrissy Newell about her work to help promote opportunities for girls and women in STEM.

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Dec 12, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Teru Clavel about her book, World Class: One Mother's Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for Her Children.

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Dec 5, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Robert Kaplinsky about math teaching and learning and how he thinks about making it more accessible.

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Dec 1, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Steven Wilson, founder and former CEO of Ascent Charter Schools, about his work and concerns about some anti-racist efforts that might be counter-productive to our shared mission of schools that better prepare all students for the modern world.

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Nov 19, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Dan Cogan-Drew and Matthew Gross of Newsela about the challenges and their processes in providing balanced and non-biased content for teachers and students.

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Nov 5, 2019

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 183 Developing Kindness, Character And Honesty In Today's Learners

Drew Perkins talks with Houston Kraft about his work with Character Strong to develop SEL skills in students and schools.

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Oct 31, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Michael Rousell about his research and work with using feedback that includes the element of surprise to help stimulate more of a growth mindset.

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Oct 27, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with Brenda Bisner, Senior Vice-President of Content at Kidoodle.TV, about her work to provide safe video streaming content.

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Sep 18, 2019

Drew Perkins talks with James Lindsay about his new book with Peter Boghossian, How To Have Impossible Conversations, social justice, and critical race theory. 

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