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Ep. 84 Reinventing Learning: Part 2: The Nine Core Learning Attributes of the Digital Generation: A Primer

Episode 84 of the TeachThought Podcast is the second in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21. The next installment in the series will be Part 3, Attribute #1: Digital learners prefer receiving information quickly from multiple, hyperlinked digital sources, will be released next week. Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: Strategies and Apps that Work Ryan Schaaf on twitter InfoSavvy21


31 Aug 2017

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Ep. 139 Exploring False Dichotomies In Education

Drew Perkins talks with Michael B. Horn, Chief Strategy Officer at The Entangled Group and Distinguished Fellow at the  Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Education, about his work and thoughts about the future of education.

1hr 4mins

7 Nov 2018

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Ep. 124 Teachers Going Gradeless

Drew Perkins talks with Arthur Chiaravalli, teacher and editor of Teachers Going Gradeless, about teaching and assessing with an eye towards going gradeless.

1hr 6mins

17 Jun 2018

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Ep. 132 How Should We Be Teaching Math?

Drew Perkins talks with Dan Meyer about the role of inquiry, practice, and drilling in the teaching of math.


10 Sep 2018

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Ep. 156 Building Community, Overcoming Barriers, Music Education

Drew Perkins talks with Jecorey Arthur, aka 1200, about his journey and work as a musician and educator in a world that has presented significant challenges to being successful. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 1200llc.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Simmons College of Kentucky WUOL Education


21 Feb 2019

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Ep. 160 Navigating The Landscape Of Labels In Social Justice And Equity

Drew Perkins talks with Irshad Manjji about her new book and how we might better navigate the landscape of labels in the context of social justice and equity. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: irshadmanji.com @IrshadManji, Facebook, Instagram Book - DON'T LABEL ME: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times Deeya Khan


22 Mar 2019

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Ep. 173 How Can We Prepare Teachers For Deeper Learning?

Drew Perkins talks with Maria Hyler of the Learning Policy Institute about their new book and research on preparing teachers to shift their teaching to support deeper learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Learning Policy Institute @LPI_Learning Book: Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 162 What Do We Really Mean By “Deeper Thinking And Learning”?

1hr 16mins

27 Jul 2019

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Ep. 141 Using SEL to Manage Emotions, Set Boundaries, And Empower Vs. Protect Kids

Drew Perkins talks with Tamara Fyke, creator of Love in A Big World, about her work in Social Emotional Learning and how things like managing emotions and setting boundaries can empower kids.

1hr 3mins

13 Nov 2018

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Ep. 49 What New Technology Tools Are Teachers Using?

Terry Heick talks with Jennifer Gonzales about how teachers are using new technology in the classroom, and what they're hoping to accomplish as a result. We also discuss Jennifer's book "The Teachers Guide to Tech," which can be downloaded here.


19 May 2016

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

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. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: CharacterStrong.com @careacter, Instagram, Facebook

1hr 5mins

5 Nov 2019

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Ep. 188 What Might We Learn From Schools Around The World?

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. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: TeruClavel.com World Class book @TeruClavel, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram

1hr 2mins

12 Dec 2019

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

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.  Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @OnlineCrsLady LauraGibbs.net — MythFolklore.net A Better Way To Grading Student Writing The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 124 Teachers Going Gradeless Teachers Going Gradeless web site Visit wegrowteachers.com for more information on our workshops and services.

1hr 14mins

15 Feb 2020

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Ep. 190 Growing Engaged Citizens With Healthy Skepticism Of The News

Drew Perkins talks with Jane Nussbaum, Executive Editor at Junior Scholastic, about healthy skepticism of the news in service of engaged citizenship. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Scholastic Classroom Magazines: www.scholastic.com/magazines Junior Scholastic: https://junior.scholastic.com/ Junior Scholastic Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/juniorscholastic/ @Scholastic on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Scholastic

1hr 17mins

23 Dec 2019

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Ep. 159 The Science Of Deeper Learning And Why We're Not Doing More Of It

Drew Perkins talks with neuroscientist and author Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath about his new book and work the science of learning.  Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @JCHorvath https://www.lmeglobal.net/ Book: Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights From Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

1hr 24mins

8 Mar 2019

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Ep. 143 Talking Finland And The Soul Of Education

Drew Perkins talks with Michael J. Hynes, Superintendent of Pat-Med Schools in Long Island, NY, to reflect on his recent trip to visit and learn from schools in Finland.


14 Dec 2018

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Ep. 120 Conversation in Collaborative Leadership

Drew Perkins talks with Peter DeWitt about his work in the area of collaborative leadership, John Hattie's work, and innovating schools.


8 May 2018

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Ep. 130 How Can We Improve Teaching And Learning Using Protocols?

Drew Perkins talks with Director of National School Reform Faculty, Michele Mattoon, about their work with educators around the world using protocols to improve teaching and learning.

1hr 6mins

29 Aug 2018

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Ep. 147 Unpacking PBL Through A Student's Passion

Drew Perkins talks with New Zealand student E. Wen Wong about her passion for project-based learning and how it has impacted her thinking, learning, and future.


9 Jan 2019

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Ep. 182 Using The Element Of Surprise In Feedback To Build A Growth Mindset

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. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: michaelrousell.com @rousellm, Facebook, LinkedIn Surprise! How Your Brain Secretly Changes Your Beliefs | Michael Rousell | TEDxSalem


31 Oct 2019

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Ep. 129 Learning To Learn: Rote Memorization Or Constructivism?

Drew Perkins talks with author, professor, and MOOC instructor Barb Oakley about their differences and intersections of thinking about teaching and learning.


28 Aug 2018

Rank #20