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@The Meadow with Dr. Anindya Kundu

@The Meadow

Dr. Anindya Kundu is a thought leader in the student agency space and an important voice around discussions of grit and success in schools. In this episode, he and Joe sit down to discuss the challenges facing students today.

52mins

3 Feb 2022

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The Power of Student Agency with Dr. Anindya Kundu

Tech Conversations at FIU’s Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator

Meet Dr. Anindya Kundu, a sociologist who loves thinking about how people can succeed despite various challenges. In 2020, his TED Talk ranked in the Top 5 !  In this podcast episode, we discuss how to close the opportunity gap and more!  How can we promote the learning and well-being of all students, especially those who come from some of the most disadvantaged backgrounds? We can fight against deeply rooted inequalities in the American educational system by harnessing student agency―each person’s unique capacity for positive change. In 2020, Kundu's book, The Power of Student Agency, was published by Teachers College Press and endorsed by Dr. Pedro Noguera and Dr. Angela Duckworth, among other influential scholars and practitioners. It was a 2021 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award (Professional and Scholarly Excellence) Finalist. Dr. Kundu is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Florida International University, College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE). 

45mins

2 Jan 2022

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Ep. 162: Dr. Anindya Kundu - Power of Student Agency

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Conventional wisdom propels the notion that children from low-income backgrounds perform poorly because their families are less invested or do not value education as much as those from higher-income backgrounds. However, by applying a sociological framework to education, the evidence shows that schools, instead of contributing to the breaking of economic and social barriers, are actively widening the achievement gap by furthering inequalities. How do we rethink these challenges and actualize our belief that all students are brimming with the same potential to develop an internal drive and curiosity for learning? Fostering a child’s agency means helping them to help themselves in such a way that they can overcome obstacles and create positive changes in their own lives.On this episode, education sociologist, professor of Educational Leadership at Florida International University, and author of “The Power of Student Agency”, Anindya Kundu, Ph.D., discusses how to help educators and stakeholders build practical resources that enhance children’s lives while inspiring them to take learning into their own hands. No matter how diverse students’ backgrounds may be, all students possess the capacity to leverage resources and master their own Executive Function in order to navigate a world of uncertainty and challenge through a cultivated sense of agency. About Dr. Anindya KunduAnindya Kundu is an acclaimed education sociologist and incoming professor of Educational Leadership at Florida International University. His book, The Power of Student Agency, has been touted as a critical and practical resource for educators and stakeholders in the lives of children. Anindya studies how students overcome challenges and the support systems that help all young people thrive. He is an award winning educator who believes that collective responsibility is what will help us improve our systems of education.Website:https://www.AnindyaKundu.comBook: The Power of Student Agency: Looking Beyond Grit to Close the Opportunity GapAbout Host, Sucheta KamathSucheta Kamath, is an award-winning speech-language pathologist, a TEDx speaker, a celebrated community leader, and the founder and CEO of ExQ®. As an EdTech entrepreneur, Sucheta has designed ExQ's personalized digital learning curriculum/tool that empowers middle and high school students to develop self-awareness and strategic thinking skills through the mastery of Executive Function and social-emotional competence.Support the show

1hr

27 Aug 2021

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The Power of Student Agency with Anindya Kundu

The Rewired Soul

Episode Notes Many people have read the best-selling book from Angela Duckworth, Grit. But does it take more than grit for kids to succeed? Kids from disadvantaged communities don't have the same advantages as some who develop grit, which is why they also need agency. In this episode, we chat with educational sociologist Anindya Kundu about his book The Power of Student Agency to discuss how we can come together and help level the playing field for future generations when it comes to education. Follow Anindya on Twitter @DrAnindyaKundu Get a copy of The Power of Student Agency For the interview transcript visit www.TheRewiredSoul.com/interviews Follow @TheRewiredSoul on Twitter and Instagram Support The Rewired Soul:Get books by Chris Support on Patreon Try BetterHelp Online Therapy (affiliate)Donate

46mins

3 Aug 2021

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#169 How Teachers Can Begin Fixing the System (Dr. Anindya Kundu pt.2)

Teach Me, Teacher

Hello everyone! Today I have a special episode for you. We are discussing systematic inequality in America, and what teachers SPECIFICALLY can do about it. If you missed part one, check it out here.  To help us navigate these complex issues, I have brought on Dr. Anindya Kundu, a sociologist who currently serves as a Senior Fellow at The City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Kundu brings his sharp insight to the podcast to discuss his unique work on the fallacy of grit, and how just telling people to “work harder” is ignoring one of the biggest factors that plays into a persons ability to succeed—the supports they receive actively or passively. In this talk we:  Discuss the unique roles schools play in supporting students How teachers can begin fixing the systems of inequality in their classrooms  Explain why the change has to happen now You do not want to miss this vastly important episode. I learned a lot, and you will too. And once you are done listening (or right now), check out Dr. Kundu’s latest book The Power of Student Agency: Looking Beyond Grit to Close the Achievement Gap, due out on July 10th.       This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and by their Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo. I hear about this book all the time from teachers because it’s so accessible and so respectful of teacher’s time. Each page is a different strategy to share directly with a student—little nudges to make whatever skill they’re working become automatic. Jen Serravallo really knows what teachers need. Each strategy includes teaching language, prompts, and visuals you can also share with kids. There’s 300 strategies total, and they’re all organized by important reading goals like comprehension, vocabulary, writing about reading, and more. You’ll find something here to help every reader in your classroom grow. If you don’t have The Reading Strategies Book, head on over to Heinemann.com to read a sample chapter and find out what you’re missing or order yourself a copy.

25mins

22 Jun 2020

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#168 Systematic Inequality with Dr. Anindya Kundu (pt.1)

Teach Me, Teacher

Hello everyone! Today I have a special episode for you. We are discussing systematic inequality in America, and how it is not only affecting our communities and students, but what teachers SPECIFICALLY can do about it. To help us navigate these complex issues, I have brought on Dr. Anindya Kundu, a sociologist who currently serves as a Senior Fellow at The City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Kundu brings his sharp insight to the podcast to discuss his unique work on the fallacy of grit, and how just telling people to "work harder" is ignoring one of the biggest factors that plays into a persons ability to succeed—the supports they receive actively or passively. In this talk we:  Define systematic inequality and grit  Examine underlying systems that fail students who struggle  Begin unpacking the unique role teachers can play in fixing the issues plaguing our schools and communities You do not want to miss this vastly important episode. I learned a lot, and you will too. And once you are done listening (or right now), check out Dr. Kundu's latest book The Power of Student Agency: Looking Beyond Grit to Close the Achievement Gap, due out on July 10th.     This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and by their Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo. I hear about this book all the time from teachers because it’s so accessible and so respectful of teacher’s time. Each page is a different strategy to share directly with a student—little nudges to make whatever skill they’re working become automatic. Jen Serravallo really knows what teachers need. Each strategy includes teaching language, prompts, and visuals you can also share with kids. There’s 300 strategies total, and they’re all organized by important reading goals like comprehension, vocabulary, writing about reading, and more. You’ll find something here to help every reader in your classroom grow. If you don’t have The Reading Strategies Book, head on over to Heinemann.com to read a sample chapter and find out what you’re missing or order yourself a copy.

32mins

15 Jun 2020

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The Power of Human Agency with Anindya Kundu

The Coaching Show

Episode SummarySuccess is not just about grit, hard work must have social and cultural supports in order to obtain goals. Dr. Anindya Kundu discusses the kinds of school and community-based resources that can allow individuals to tap into their potential and harness their agency. How do individuals come to form goals that are important to them? How can students overcome various personal, social, and institutional challenges to thrive? These are the kinds of questions Dr. Kundu has been researching for the last decade and he's excited to provide his insights today.Guest: Anindya KunduShow Notes Introduce Hayden and Anindya and have a chat about COVID-19 How Anindya;s work can help this world? Education as a collective responsibility What's the new book about? Who do we want to see pick up the book. Let's talk long term look on education One last story, please. Follow Us:Business Websitewww.anindyakundu.comLinkedIn Page/Profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dranindyakundu/Business Twitterhttps://twitter.com/KunduPhD

57mins

19 Mar 2020