The TeachThought Podcast

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The Future Of Education


221 Addressing Teacher Shortages With Online Teaching
Oct 10 • 54 min
Drew Perkins talks with Evan Erdberg, CEO and founder of Proximity Learning, about his company’s work to help address qualified teacher shortages in our schools of highest needs. Visit wegrowteachers.com for links mentioned in this episode and for more…
220 Empowering Traditionally Marginalized Students
Sep 23 • 61 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jay McCullar about his work to empower traditionally marginalized students further their education. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes/links and for more info on our workshops and services.
219 Online Education And Growing Your Cyber Expertise
Aug 26 • 62 min
Drew Perkins talks with Brad Hayes, Chief Technology Officer at Circadence and cybersecurity professor at University of Colorado, about online learning design, cybersecurity, and career paths in the remote work and cyber space. Visit wegrowteachers.com…
218 Effectively Addressing Symptoms Of Trauma In Our Students
Aug 14 • 69 min
Drew Perkins talks with Karen Gross about her new book, Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door: Strategies and Solutions for Educators, PreK–College, in an exploration of student trauma symptoms and responses. Please visit wegrowteachers.com for show…
217 A Closer Look At Critical Race Theory And White Fragility
Aug 4 • 71 min
Drew Perkins talks with Rod Graham, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University, to discuss Critical Theory, White Fragility, and postmodernism in the context of education. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and…
216 Updating Education For The Knowledge Economy
Aug 2 • 70 min
Drew Perkins talks with Raj Valli, CEO of Thinkster, about updating education to meet the demands of today’s knowledge economy. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and links and for more info on our workshops and services.
215 School Leadership Lessons On The Road To Awesome
Jul 23 • 51 min
Drew Perkins talks with Darrin Peppard, Superintendent of West Grand, CO schools, about his new book, Road To Awesome: Empower, Lead, Change the Game and lessons of school leadership he’s learned through his years of experience. Visit wegrowteachers.com…
214 Let’s Talk About Rooting Out Anti-Black Racism In Our Schools
Jun 27 • 58 min
Drew Perkins talks with Tyrone Howard, professor of education at UCLA and the Pritzker Family Endowed Chair for Strengthening Children and Families as well as Faculty Director of the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools, about how to make real…
213 Enduring And Sustainable Anti-Racism
Jun 13 • 62 min
Drew Perkins talks with Irshad Manji, Director for Courage, Curiosity, and Character at Let Grow, about the ways in which we can implement enduring anti-racist measures. Visit wegrowteachers.com for links and show notes and for more information on our…
212 Academic Engagement And Heterodoxy
Jun 6 • 72 min
Drew Perkins talks with Cory Clark, Director of Academic Engagement at Heterodox Academy, about her work to encourage viewpoint diversity in academia. Visit wegrowteachers.com for links and show notes and for more information about our workshops and…
211 Updating Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs For Greater Student Potential
May 30 • 62 min
Drew Perkins talks with social psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman about his new book, “Transcend, The New Science of Self-Actualization” and how it might help educators grow the potential in students. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and more…
210 Polarization, Racism, And Education
May 13 • 75 min
Drew Perkins talks with John Wood Jr. of Braver Angels about bringing people together on the most polarizing of issues, including racism, and how that work touches education. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and for information on our workshops and…
209 Exploring The Power Of Making Thinking Visible
May 10 • 75 min
Drew Perkins talks with Ron Ritchhart, Author of The Power of Making Thinking Visible and Creating Cultures of Thinking & Making Thinking Visible and Senior Research Associate at Harvard’s Project Zero, about his new book co-authored with Mark Church.…
208 The Power of Inquiry in Times of Uncertainty
May 4 • 73 min
Drew Perkins talks with Sarah Westbrook of the Right Question Institute and author Warren Berger as part of a Zoom discussion about inquiry teaching and learning in uncertain times. This discussion included almost 500 participants adding their comment and…
207 The Challenge Of Dispassionate Media Production And Consumption
Apr 23 • 75 min
Drew Perkins talks with journalist Graham Couch about how his training as a sportswriter has helped him write dispassionately about polarizing topics. Visit wegrowteachers.com for links and show notes and for information about our workshops and services.…
206 School Leadership From A Female Perspective
Apr 20 • 72 min
Drew Perkins talks with Maria Castelluccio, Head of School at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, about the lessons she’s learned as a female educator and now school leader. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and links and for information about our…
205 Pedagogical Takeaways From Teaching Autistic Students
Apr 16 • 64 min
Drew Perkins talks with Caitlin Sweetapple, Director of Education at Shrub Oak International School, about teaching and learning with autistic students and what regular education teachers might learn from that experience. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show…
204 Inquiry, Questions, And Street Epistemology
Apr 8 • 63 min
Drew Perkins talks with Reid Nicewonder about his street epistemology work, inquiry, and questioning. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and links and more info on our workshops and services.
203 New Virtual Education Resources Available from The White House Historical Association
Apr 6 • 52 min
Drew Perkins talks with Colleen Shogan, Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center, about their online digital educational resources for teachers and how they might be helpful as schools respond to COVID-19 with online…
202 What If We Had A Domestic Student Exchange Program?
Apr 3 • 65 min
Drew Perkins talks with David McCullough about his startup project called The American Exchange Project which aims to help American high school students better understand and empathize with people and cultures within the United States. Visit…
201 The Importance Of Critical Thinking In Navigating The Modern World
Mar 26 • 84 min
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. Please visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes…
200 Teaching With Tech In Coronavirus Times (And Beyond)
Mar 24 • 85 min
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…
199 The Intricacies Of Teaching Through Robotics And Coding
Mar 10 • 51 min
Drew Perkins talks with Rikke Paaskesen from KUBO Robotics about the use of robots, robotics, and coding to teach STEM and critical thinking skills. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and information on our workshops and services.
198 The News Literacy Project
Mar 7 • 71 min
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…
197 Are We Teaching Reading Wrong By Omitting Knowledge?
Feb 27 • 61 min
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,…
196 Modernizing Our Math Programs
Feb 20 • 79 min
Drew Perkins talks with Kathleen Almy about making our math programs better serve students as they transition from k12 to college and career. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show links and more information on our workshops and services.
195 Using An All-Feedback-No-Grades Approach To Teaching
Feb 15 • 74 min
Drew Perkins talks with Laura Gibbs about her all-feedback-no-grades approach in her teaching. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and more information on our workshops and services.
194 Coming of Age As A Student in Black and White America
Feb 12 • 82 min
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. Visit wegrowteachers.com for more information.
193 Myths We Use To Improve Education
Feb 6 • 94 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Borgioli Binis about myths and inaccuracies espoused by prominent education voices in pursuit of progress. Visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and more info.
192 Using Inquiry To Unpack Charged Topics Like The Holocaust
Jan 24 • 57 min
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. Please visit wegrowteachers.com for show notes and…
191 Is Critical Thinking A Nonsense Concept?
Jan 18 • 76 min
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. Interested in our open to the public workshops? Visit:…
190 Growing Engaged Citizens With Healthy Skepticism Of The News
Dec 23, 2019 • 77 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jane Nussbaum, Executive Editor at Junior Scholastic, about healthy skepticism of the news in service of engaged citizenship.
189 Is Our Culture Limiting Females in STEM?
Dec 16, 2019 • 81 min
Drew Perkins talks with Chrissy Newell about her work to help promote opportunities for girls and women in STEM.
188 What Might We Learn From Schools Around The World?
Dec 12, 2019 • 62 min
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.
187 Making Math More Accessible
Dec 5, 2019 • 61 min
Drew Perkins talks with Robert Kaplinsky about math teaching and learning and how he thinks about making it more accessible.
186 Are Some Well-Intentioned Anti-Racism Efforts Actually Hurting The Cause?
Dec 1, 2019 • 65 min
The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 186 Are Some Well-Intentioned Anti-Racism Efforts Actually Hurting The Cause? Drew Perkins talks with Steven Wilson, founder and former CEO of Ascent Charter Schools, about his work and concerns about some anti-racist efforts…
185 Presenting Content To Students In A World Of Biased Media
Nov 19, 2019 • 55 min
Drew Perkins talks with Dan Cogan and Matthew Gross of Newsela about the challenges and their processes in providing balanced and non-biased content for teachers and students.
184 Nurturing Curiosity And Inquiry In Academia
Nov 14, 2019 • 72 min
Drew Perkins talks with Megan Gafford, adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver, about how she engages teaching, writing, and art through inquiry and curiosity on some of the most controversial topics.
183 Developing Kindness, Character And Honesty In Today’s Learners
Nov 5, 2019 • 65 min
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.
182 Using The Element Of Surprise In Feedback To Build A Growth Mindset
Oct 31, 2019 • 59 min
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.
181 What Video Content Should Children Be Exposed To?
Oct 27, 2019 • 60 min
Drew Perkins talks with Brenda Bisner, Senior Vice-President of Content at Kidoodle.TV, about her work to provide safe video streaming content.
180 Rethinking Academic Credits For Digital Natives
Oct 16, 2019 • 74 min
Drew Perkins talks with Nadav Zeimer about his idea to offer digital natives a set crowdsourced standards and academic credits. Visit teachthought.com/podcast/ for show notes and links.
179 Lesson Study And Growing A Culture Of Teaching And Learning
Oct 3, 2019 • 65 min
Drew Perkins talks with Vicki Collet about her new book and how the process of Lesson Study can improve the culture of teaching and learning. Visit teachthought.com/category/podcast/ for the links and resources mentioned in this episode.
178 Can We Improve Public Discussion Through Letter Writing?
Sep 23, 2019 • 79 min
Visit teachthought.com/category/podcast for links and resources mentioned.
177 How Educators Can Help People Have Impossible Conversations
Sep 18, 2019 • 76 min
Drew Perkins talks with James Lindsay about his new book with Peter Boghossian, How To Have Impossible Conversations, social justice, and critical race theory. Please visit teachthought.com/category/podcast/ for the Links & Resources Mentioned In This…
176 How PBL Works At The University Level
Sep 10, 2019 • 89 min
Drew Perkins talks with Kris Wobbe and Mia Dubosarsky from Worcester Polytechnic Institute about how they use PBL and STEM to help prepare their students at the post-secondary level in addition to pre-k through 12.
175 Are Good Intentions But Bad Ideas Growing Fragile Students?
Aug 21, 2019 • 63 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jonathan Haidt, Social Psychologist, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and author, about his most recent book with Greg Lukianoff, Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions…
174 How Might We Build A Better Transcript?
Aug 19, 2019 • 79 min
Drew Perkins talks with Ben Rein, Senior Director of Outreach and Partnerships at Mastery Transcript Consortium, about their work to remake the transcript into a more useful and meaningful tool for schools and students. Visit TeachThought.com for the…
173 How Can We Prepare Teachers For Deeper Learning?
Jul 27, 2019 • 76 min
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.
172 The Complexity Of Shortcomings In Education
Jul 14, 2019 • 50 min
Drew Perkins talks with Glen Loury, economist, academic, author, and professor at Brown University, to get his thinking on education topics like school choice and competition and social justice issues like racial equality.
171 Inspiring Collective Action In Students Around Economic Challenges
Jul 9, 2019 • 54 min
Drew Perkins talks with Hilary Allen, Senior Associate at Net Impact and Community Manager of the Up To Us Competition, about their work to help inspire college students to take collective action around our nation’s economic challenges.
170 The Theory Of Enchantment And Connecting To Humans
Jul 2, 2019 • 60 min
Drew Perkins talks with Chloé Valdary about her Theory of Enchantment work and how it might help answer this question: What is the psychology of connection and can we use that psychology to heal and navigate the conflicts we inevitably have with each…
169 Revisiting Mindfulness, Meditation, Awareness
Jun 27, 2019 • 82 min
Drew Perkins talks with Susan Kaiser Greenland about how mindfulness, meditation, and awareness can help students be more successful learners. For Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode visit The TeachThought Podcast Page…
168 PBL Reflections With 3 Middle School Teachers
Jun 23, 2019 • 55 min
Drew Perkins talks with three teachers from The Berkeley School, Vanessa DeNino, Tanya Madrid-Campbell, and Jeff Sandler, about their experience and reflections from a recent project-based learning unit they implemented with their students.
167 Why “Anti-Bullying” Is A Problem And What Works Better
Jun 10, 2019 • 71 min
Drew Perkins talks with school psychologist Izzy Kalman about his work to help bullied kids better deal with their aggressors and why the “anti-bullying” movement is not helping.
166 Deeper Learning Of Math Concepts Through Social Constructivism
May 21, 2019 • 75 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Chang Wathall about her concept-based curriculum and instruction and book and how we can use social constructivist teaching to teach math for deeper learning. *note -Jennifer would like to thank the co-authors she…
165 Bridging Polarization To Improve Education Policy
May 17, 2019 • 85 min
Drew Perkins talks with Janet Tran, Director of Learning and Leadership at the Reagan Institute, about their work to host productive bipartisan conversations about better education policy.
164 Drawing Students To Math With Authentic Purpose
May 12, 2019 • 50 min
Drew Perkins talks with Michelle Montgomery of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and student Eric Chai of High Technology High School from the champion MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge team.
163 Using Purpose And Fiction To Teach History More Effectively
Apr 29, 2019 • 74 min
Drew Perkins talks with Kevin Vanzant, history instructor at Tennessee State University, about how he’s adjusted his teaching to better engage his introductory history class students.
162 What Do We Really Mean By “Deeper Thinking And Learning”?
Apr 20, 2019 • 75 min
Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Tim Simpson about classical and constructivist education and how both rely heavily on inquiry in order to get to deeper thinking and learning.
161 Building Critical Thinking Dispositions Using Real Life Legal Cases
Apr 1, 2019 • 69 min
Drew Perkins talks with Colin Seale about his work as founder and CEO of ThinkLaw to help schools teach critical thinking to students.
160 Navigating The Landscape Of Labels In Social Justice And Equity
Mar 22, 2019 • 47 min
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…
159 The Science Of Deeper Learning And Why We’re Not Doing More Of It
Mar 8, 2019 • 84 min
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 available at…
158 How Do We Teach Kids To Talk About Taboo Topics?
Mar 3, 2019 • 49 min
Drew Perkins talks with elementary teacher Liz Kleinrock about her TED Talk and work to help teachers and students talk about difficult topics.
157 How Can We Make Screen Time Work For Kids?
Mar 1, 2019 • 25 min
Drew Perkins talks with Sara DeWitt, Vice-President of PBS Kids Digital, about how to navigate the positives and negatives of screen time for kids. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:TED Talk: 3 fears about screen time for kids - and why they’re…
156 Building Community, Overcoming Barriers, Music Education
Feb 21, 2019 • 56 min
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,…
155 Does Competition And School Choice Meaningfully Improve Education?
Feb 20, 2019 • 65 min
The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 155 Does Competition And School Choice Meaningfully Improve Education? Drew Perkins talks with Corey DeAngelis of the Cato Institute about the ability of school choice and competition to improve our education system. Links &…
154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking
Feb 18, 2019 • 74 min
Drew Perkins talks with John Wood Jr. and Bill Doherty of the Better Angels organization about their workshops and efforts to depolarize America. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Better-Angels.org @BetterAngelsUSA Better Angels on Facebook…
153 Communicating Effectively About Sexuality Education
Feb 12, 2019 • 69 min
Drew Perkins talks with Brittany McBride about her work with Advocates for Youth about sexuality education, social justice, and equity issues. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: amaze.org advocatesforyouth.org 3rs.org @amazeorg Amaze on…
152 Reading Lessons Learned From A Child Left Behind
Feb 7, 2019 • 59 min
Drew Perkins talks with author and reading specialist Lois Letchford about her story and ongoing work teaching of reading based on lessons learned from helping her son overcome massive reading issues. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:…
151 Chasing The Next Better, Reflections From #MyRoomMessage
Feb 1, 2019 • 69 min
Drew Perkins talks with teacher and author of #MyRoomMessage Monte Syrie about his reflections on teaching, classroom culture, and teacher preparation. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Monte’s web site: letschangeeducation.com @MonteSyrie…
150 Deeper Thinking Through Inquiry And Art
Jan 30, 2019 • 55 min
Drew Perkins talks with Nicola Giardina about her book and work with educators using her “Pyramid of Inquiry” to pull deeper learning and thinking through art. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: nicolagiardina.com Book: The More We Look, the…
149 Is Constructivist Education Addressing Inequality?
Jan 22, 2019 • 65 min
Drew Perkins talks with author Natalie Wexler about her work, specifically her recent Forbes article asserting constructivist education is not closing educational gaps that are rooted in socioeconomic differences.
148 Can We Discuss Social Justice Honestly?
Jan 13, 2019 • 91 min
Drew Perkins talks with James Lindsay about his recent article in Areo and work about social justice and activism in the peer review process in academia. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @ConceptualJames Areo: Postmodern Religion and the Faith…
147 Unpacking PBL Through A Student’s Passion
Jan 9, 2019 • 39 min
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.
146 Does Education Have A Twitter Problem?
Jan 5, 2019 • 68 min
Drew Perkins talks with Dean Shareski about the lack of substance in some education related social media postings, the importance of being able to discuss difficult ideas, and teacherly authority vs. self-directed learning.
145 Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom
Jan 2, 2019 • 60 min
Drew Perkins talks with Telannia Norfar and Chris Fancher about their upcoming book “Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom”.
144 Creating Cultures Of Thinking And Intellectual Character
Dec 22, 2018 • 50 min
Drew Perkins talks with Ron Ritchhart, Principal Investigator for the Cultures of Thinking Project and Senior Research Associate at Project Zero (Harvard Graduate School of Education), about his work around creating Cultures of Thinking and the idea of…
143 Talking Finland And The Soul Of Education
Dec 14, 2018 • 52 min
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.
142 Addressing Teacher Shortages By Creating Strong Work Environments
Nov 18, 2018 • 48 min
Drew Perkins talks with Talia Milgrom-Elcott, co-founder and Executive Director of 100Kin10, about their work to address teacher shortages by improving the work environments in multiple ways and specifically with regards to STEM.
141 Using SEL to Manage Emotions, Set Boundaries, And Empower Vs. Protect Kids
Nov 13, 2018 • 63 min
Drew Perkins talks with Tamara Fykes, 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.
140 Getting The Most Out Of Minecraft In Education
Nov 9, 2018 • 54 min
Drew Perkins talks with Neal Manegold and Mark Sparvell of Minecraft Education about learning and technology and the use of Minecraft Education as a tool to prepare learners for the modern world.
139 Exploring False Dichotomies In Education
Nov 7, 2018 • 64 min
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.
138 Is Knowledge Being Overlooked For Inquiry In Progressive Education?
Oct 31, 2018 • 67 min
Drew Perkins talks with Katharine Birbalsingh, Headmistress and Founder of Michaela School in London, and Tom Hudock, Director and Founder of ARC Academy in Victoria, BC about the different approaches to addressing the importance of knowledge and and…
137 Using Movement Theater And Inquiry To Increase Authentic Learning
Oct 25, 2018 • 45 min
Drew Perkins talks with Paul Rajeckas, Co-Artistic Director of Theater Moves, about his work with physical movement theater to help deepen learning and increase authenticity through inquiry.
136 Designing “Low Floor/High Ceiling” Learning Through Edtech
Oct 8, 2018 • 61 min
Drew Perkins talks with Charlotte Cheng, Curriculum Product Manager at Wonder Workshop, about their design processes to engage and sustain learners.
135 Teaching With Apps In Elementary
Oct 3, 2018 • 34 min
Drew Perkins talks with Angela French about her work and experience in helping to develop learning apps geared towards elementary learners.
134 Equity and Authentic PBL through #HipHopEd
Sep 27, 2018 • 62 min
Drew Perkins talks with Sam Seidel about his work to improve teaching and learning with the Stanford Design School and through the lens of Hip Hop Education.
133 How To Build An Authentic And Entrepreneurial High School Experience
Sep 17, 2018 • 57 min
Drew Perkins talks with Trace Pickering, Executive Director/Co-Founder of Iowa BIG, about how their program develops and delivers a more authentic and entrepreneurial high school experience.
132 How Should We Be Teaching Math?
Sep 10, 2018 • 51 min
Drew Perkins talks with Dan Meyer about the role of inquiry, practice, and drilling in the teaching of math.
131 Balancing Screen Time And Digital Media With Real Life
Sep 5, 2018 • 47 min
Drew Perkins talks with Anya Kamenetz about her new book and the issue of balancing the use of digital media and screen time with our children and students.
130 How Can We Improve Teaching And Learning Using Protocols?
Aug 29, 2018 • 66 min
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.
129 Learning To Learn: Rote Memorization Or Constructivism?
Aug 28, 2018 • 59 min
Drew Perkins talks with author, professor, and MOOC instructor Barb Oakley about their differences and intersections of thinking about teaching and learning.
128 Navigating Victimhood Culture As An Educator
Aug 22, 2018 • 68 min
Drew Perkins talks with sociologist and author Bradley Campbell about how educators might benefit from a better understanding of victimhood culture.
127 What If We Ignored State Tests And Encouraged More Play?
Aug 18, 2018 • 58 min
Drew Perkins talks with Michael J. Hynes, Superintendent of Pat-Med Schools, about his recent letter to his district principals and teachers asking them to ignore state test results and his push to give more time for play within the school day.
126 Improving School Ratings And Accountability
Aug 8, 2018 • 62 min
Drew Perkins talks with Chris Domaleski, Associate Director at the Center for Assessment, about his recent publication “Establishing Performance Standards for School Accountability Systems” and how we might improve the process of evaluating and sharing…
125 Mindshifting School Leadership
Jul 19, 2018 • 52 min
Drew Perkins talks with Heather Warrell about using digital tools and shifting mindset to help school leaders improve workflow and transparency in their schools.
124 Teachers Going Gradeless
Jun 17, 2018 • 66 min
Drew Perkins talks with Arthur Chiaravalli, teacher and editor of Teachers Going Gradeless, about teaching and assessing with an eye towards going gradeless.
123 Moving Education from Post-Modern to Metamodern
Jun 4, 2018 • 66 min
Drew Perkins talks with writer, educator, and futurist Zak Stein about the past, present, and possible future of education.
122 Rescuing Public Education From Reformers
May 26, 2018 • 62 min
Drew Perkins talks with John Merrow in a repeat appearance about his new book, ”Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education”
121 The Teacher Prep That Our Schools Really Need
May 13, 2018 • 60 min
Drew Perkins talks with Carole Basile, Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, about how they’re shifting their teacher prep program to produce teachers better suited for the needs of modern schools and students.
120 Conversation in Collaborative Leadership
May 8, 2018 • 57 min
Drew Perkins talks with Peter DeWitt about his work in the area of collaborative leadership, John Hattie’s work, and innovating schools.
119 Building Learner-Centered Edtech And Culture
May 3, 2018 • 58 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jamie Brooker in a repeat appearance about his experience with Kahoot! and We Are Human towards a more learner-centered culture and design of edtech tools.
118 Democratizing Leadership To Empower And Grow Schools
Apr 24, 2018 • 69 min
Drew Perkins talks with Round Rock ISD Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Ryan Smith, about his work to democratize leadership to help teachers and schools have a voice in growing their schools, classrooms, and schools.
117 PBL Lessons Learned By Designing A PBL Edtech Tool
Apr 10, 2018 • 58 min
Drew Perkins talks with Mike Hourahine, CEO and Co-Founder of Edio, a PBL and Design Thinking Edtech Platform, about their work and lessons learned that PBL teachers might find useful.
116 Changing The Landscape Of Math Teaching
Apr 8, 2018 • 70 min
Drew Perkins talks with John Ewing, President of Math for America about how they support and grow math and science teachers and how math teaching and learning might be better and much different.
115 Let’s Talk About What School Could Be
Apr 5, 2018 • 60 min
Drew Perkins talks with Ted Dintersmith about his experiences visiting schools and leaders in all 50 states following his first book and documentary “Most Likely To Succeed” which led to his new book, “What School Could Be”.
114 Helping Kids Get More Out Of Play With SEL
Apr 3, 2018 • 66 min
Drew Perkins talks with Playworks President, Elizabeth Cushing, and Sara Shorey, Principal of Adams Elementary about using social-emotional learning to help kids navigate the world of play more productively.
113 Reinventing Learning: Time for a Change
Mar 26, 2018 • 12 min
Episode 113 of the TeachThought Podcast is the final episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps…
112 Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post-Truth America
Mar 24, 2018 • 64 min
Drew Perkins talks with University of Arkansas professor Chris Goering about his new book “Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post-Truth America”.
111 Science and Earth Through The Eyes Of An Astronaut
Mar 19, 2018 • 34 min
Drew Perkins talks with former astronaut and current MIT professor Jeff Hoffman about his experiences in space, science teaching and learning, and his role in the upcoming National Geographic Channel series “One Strange Rock” premiering March 26th, 2018.
110 Reinventing Learning: Digital Learners want Useful, Relevant, and Fun Learning
Mar 12, 2018 • 10 min
Episode 110 of the TeachThought Podcast is the 11th episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies & Apps That…
109 What The Research Says About Quality PBL
Mar 8, 2018 • 61 min
Drew Perkins talks with Barbara Condliffe, Research Associate at MDRC, about their recent research review publication “Project-Based Learning: A Promising Approach to Improving Student Outcomes”.
108 Breaking Barriers With The Values of Jackie Robinson
Mar 1, 2018 • 45 min
Drew Perkins talks with the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon, about her life and experiences and wisdom in addition to her educational work with Scholastic and Major League Baseball called Breaking Barriers which teaches students the values and…
107 School Safety: What You May Not Have Considered
Feb 23, 2018 • 69 min
Drew Perkins talks with Doug Parisi, Director of Training at SafeDefend and school and workplace safety expert, about school safety, active shooters, gun rights, and how to possibly prevent and respond to crisis situations.
106 Empowering Teachers To Accelerate Deeper Learning
Feb 21, 2018 • 68 min
Drew Perkins talks with a group of Fern Creek High School teachers from Louisville, KY who are engaging in a School Startup cohort attempting to rethink and redesign Deeper Learning in their classrooms and professional learning communities.
105 Debating The Impact Of Scholarship Tax Credits
Feb 16, 2018 • 64 min
Drew Perkins talks with Senior Policy Analyst at The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, Anna Baumann, and Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership, & Research at Western Kentucky University and member of the Kentucky Board of…
104 Education Budgets And Legislative Priorities
Feb 14, 2018 • 58 min
Drew Perkins talks with Kentucky superintendents Dr. Nick Brake and Matt Robbins about education budget cuts, their potential impact on teaching and learning, and the legislative priorities laid out by the collaborative efforts between their districts.
103 Critical Thinking Your Way Through The News
Feb 12, 2018 • 66 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jens Erik Gould, Editor in Chief of The Knife Media, about how they use critical thinking to analyze the spin, slant, and logic of news media.
102 Reinventing Learning: Digital Learners are Transfluent
Jan 27, 2018 • 10 min
Episode 102 of the TeachThought Podcast is the ninth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies & Apps That…
101 Removing Barriers To Higher Ed With Virtual Learning
Jan 13, 2018 • 60 min
Drew Perkins talks with Deputy VP & CEO of Arizona State University’s Prep Digital High School about their work to help remove barriers to higher education by integrating high school and university courses using virtual education.
100 So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide To Differentiation
Dec 31, 2017 • 67 min
Drew Perkins talks with TeachThought PD Facilitator John McCarthy about his new book So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation.
99 Reinventing Learning: Digital Learners Prefer Instant Gratification
Dec 26, 2017 • 12 min
Episode 99 of the TeachThought Podcast is the ninth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies & Apps That…
98 Moving PBL From Surface To Transfer Level
Dec 21, 2017 • 72 min
Drew Perkins talks with Napa New Technology High School Principal Riley Johnson about his school’s work to deepen the quality of PBL including authenticity, grouping, and collaboration tools.
97 Growing PBL With Mentorship
Dec 17, 2017 • 59 min
Drew Perkins talks with author Patty Alper about her book “Teach To Work” and how adding quality mentors can help students, especially in the context of PBL.
96 Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation Series: Part 8
Dec 4, 2017 • 12 min
Episode 96 of the TeachThought Podcast is the eighth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies & Apps That…
95 Growing Deeper Thinking With Coding
Dec 4, 2017 • 56 min
Drew Perkins talks with former NASA Engineer now game designer Mark Engleberg about coding, math education, and the transferability to thinking in disciplines outside of STEM.
94 Why I Don’t Grade
Nov 16, 2017 • 50 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington about grading, assessment and the relationship to teaching and learning.
93 Recognizing Learning And Growth With Open Badges
Nov 8, 2017 • 71 min
Drew Perkins talks with Wayne Skipper, CEO and Founder of Concentric Sky about open badging, micro-credentialing and education and learning.
92: Translating Courses from Face-to-Face to Online
Nov 3, 2017 • 25 min
For episode 92 of the TeachThought podcast, Dr. Stacy Greathouse and Dr. Sheryl Hathaway explain a six-step process to translate courses from F2F to online formats. Using the example of an introduction activity from a Business Marketing course, the…
91 Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation Series: Part 7
Oct 30, 2017 • 12 min
Episode 91 of the TeachThought Podcast is the seventh episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps…
90 Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation Series: Part 6
Oct 18, 2017 • 16 min
Episode 90 of the TeachThought Podcast is the sixth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps…
89 Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation Series: Part 5
Oct 8, 2017 • 11 min
Episode 89 of the TeachThought Podcast is the fifth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps…
88 Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation Series: Part 4
Sep 22, 2017 • 13 min
Episode 88 of the TeachThought Podcast is the fourth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, . In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern…
87 Helping Questions Flourish With Recap
Sep 19, 2017 • 49 min
Director of TeachThought Professional Development, Drew Perkins, talks with Emily Merritt and Brian Lamb of Recap about the inquiry process and how they’ve iterated and used Design Thinking to develop their and their app/platform.
86 Engaging Students With Robotics And STEM
Sep 14, 2017 • 29 min
talks with recent high school graduate, Edward Holicky, about his experience and involvement in FIRST Robotics Competitions and STEM education.
85 Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation Series: Part 3
Sep 7, 2017 • 13 min
Episode 85 of the TeachThought podcast is the third 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…
84 Reinventing Learning: Part 2: The Nine Core Learning Attributes of the Digital Generation: A Primer
Aug 30, 2017 • 11 min
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…
83 School Choice And Control, The Structure Of Educational Revolutions
Aug 18, 2017 • 56 min
Drew Perkins talks with Andy Smarick, Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, about his recent article in National Affairs Magazine regarding the legacy of the structures of control of our education systems and school choice and how…
82 Navigating The Ever-Changing Landscape Of #Edtech
Aug 17, 2017 • 53 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jeff Lowe and Sarah Richards from SMART Technologies about the challenges and best practices for implementing #Edtech and effective collaboration strategies.
81 Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation Series
Aug 9, 2017 • 9 min
Episode 81 of the TeachThought podcast is the first 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.
80 A Deep Dive Into Equity Through Assessment And PBL
Jul 26, 2017 • 60 min
talks with JuanCarlos Arauz of as a second part to their recent initial conversation about equity and education. This time they take a deeper dive into equity in assessment and differentiation practices as well as PBL.
79 Moving The Rock Of Educational Change
Jul 8, 2017 • 59 min
talks with author and thought-leader about educational change and his latest book.
78 The Ripple Effect Of Valuing The Lives Of Girls And Women
Jul 4, 2017 • 53 min
talks with , VP of Business Development at , about the role of women in the tech industry and how increasing that presence can impact women and society.
77 Growing Educational Excellence Through Equity
Jun 28, 2017 • 70 min
talks with ‘s Founding Executive Director, JuanCarlos Arauz about educational equity as it relates to excellence.
76 Deeper Learning Through Collaborative Edtech Tools
Jun 17, 2017 • 34 min
talks with Soundtrap Education Ambassador about using tools like Soundtrap to increase student collaboration and deepen learning.
75 Sustainability And Project-Based Learning
Jun 13, 2017 • 55 min
talks with Chief Innovation Officer for EcoRise in Austin, Texas, , about their work with teachers to design and develop PBL that focuses on teaching environmental literacy, social innovation and hands-on design skills.
74 Reflections Of A First Year Principal
May 29, 2017 • 61 min
talks with about what she learned from her first year of being a middle school principal.
73 The Power Of A Plant: Growing Healthy Minds and Schools
May 17, 2017 • 52 min
talks with and , co-authors of The Power of a Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools.
72 The Power of Inquiry
Apr 30, 2017 • 55 min
talks with from Australia about her work and book and creating a culture of inquiry in schools around the world.
71 How Can Virtual Reality Grow Teaching And Learning?
Apr 26, 2017 • 41 min
talks with of about their virtual science books as well as the current and future state of virtual reality in education.
70 Assessment and Personalized Learning in Project-Based Learning
Apr 6, 2017 • 51 min
talks with from the about the role of assessment, rubrics, and student contracts in personalizing learning and helping to create a stronger PBL culture.
69: Coming To Terms With The 21st Century Classroom
Mar 20, 2017 • 22 min
Today’s episode by educator takes a look at the 21st century classroom. Sam has been working in education since graduating from Queen’s University in 2003. He is a teacher and school Chairperson in the Toronto District School Board. Sam is…
68: How I Personalize Learning For Students Part 2
Mar 13, 2017 • 30 min
Today’s episode is the follow-up in our first series guest-hosted by a variety of voices in and around education. In this episode , a former classroom teacher and current Education Specialist with Wisconsin Public Television, talks…
67: How I Personalize Learning For Students In My Classroom
Mar 6, 2017 • 27 min
Today’s episode is the first in a series guest-hosted by a variety of voices in and around education. In this episode , a former classroom teacher and current Education Specialist with Wisconsin Public Television, talks with…
66 Teaching Like A Rebel With KY Teacher Of The Year
Feb 22, 2017 • 62 min
talks with 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair about her web app Curio, education reform thoughts, and how her Teacher of the Year experience has helped her grow.
65 Using Mindfulness And Meditation To Help Children Manage Stress And Be More Compassionate
Jan 13, 2017 • 72 min
talks with author about her books and work with children around mindfulness and meditation.
64 The War On Teaching Evolution And Science
Jan 5, 2017 • 59 min
talks with the makers of about their film which explores the battle between teaching evolution and creationism through the lens of the .
63 Rethinking Leadership Through The Lens of Technology
Dec 6, 2016 • 47 min
talks with co-authors of , Reshan Richards and Stephen Valentine, about how leadership might look different through the lens of 21st Century technology.
62 Preparing Teachers For A Project-Based World
Nov 22, 2016 • 48 min
talks with , Project Manager at , about their recent paper, Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World.
61 Teaching Math Through PBL
Nov 14, 2016 • 49 min
talks with New Tech Network School Development & Math Coach and author of the Emergent Math blog, about teaching of math through project and problem based learning.
60 Making History Come Alive Through Podcasting
Nov 10, 2016 • 38 min
talks with Mick Sullivan, host of about his work to help make history come alive.
59 Innovating With Authentic PBL And 3D Printing
Oct 31, 2016 • 52 min
talks with , Innovation Coordinator for the Enable Community Foundation and Brookwood School, about his work with 3D printing, authentic project-based learning and innovation.
58 Lessons From Second City Improv To Improve Teaching And Learning
Oct 17, 2016 • 55 min
talks with Second City’s Executive Vice President , about his book, Yes, And and how we might use the lessons from improv to improve teaching and learning.
57 How Can Teachers Move Students Of Poverty To Middle Or Upper Class?
Oct 10, 2016 • 55 min
talks with author about his book, and how he believes teachers can change their mindsets to help students of poverty move to the middle or upper class.
56 How Google Is Winning The #Edtech Battle For America’s Classrooms
Oct 4, 2016 • 39 min
talks with , Staff Writer at , about the battle between Google, Microsoft and Apple for America’s classrooms as well as trends and challenges in the Edtech space.
55 How Can EdTech Help Build Knowledge And Critical Thinking?
Sep 20, 2016 • 43 min
talks with CEO about his Edtech journey that includes stints at and as well as how apps like Quizlet can help build critical thinking through better understanding of knowledge. Also discussed was the new international features of…
54 How The Gates And Other Foundations Have An Inside Track To Ed Policy
Sep 8, 2016 • 47 min
talks with author about the influence four major non-profit foundations (Bill and Melinda Gates, Eli and Edythe Broad, Ford, and W.K. Kellogg) have on education policy and top level politicians.
53 Exploring Ed Reform With Veteran Journalist John Merrow
Aug 24, 2016 • 77 min
talks with veteran education journalist about the origin of charter schools, how to get policymakers to affect real change, how he thinks our schools should really look and his upcoming book.
52 Using #Edtech And Graphic Novels to Engage Reluctant Readers
Jul 19, 2016 • 28 min
talks with Jeff Faulconer, VP of product development at about engaging with reluctant readers using and their graphic novels.
51 Is The Gates Foundation Really Helping Our Schools and Students?
May 24, 2016 • 64 min
talks with about the second edition of his book and new developments in the type of education reform led by the Gates Foundation.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 50 What Are The Benefits Of Student Blogging?
May 20, 2016 • 44 min
In this episode, Terry Heick talks with Ronnie Burt of edublogs about blogging, specifically how blogging can improve student literacy, create opportunities for digital citizenship, and even act as publishable digital portfolios.
49 What New Technology Tools Are Teachers Using?
May 18, 2016 • 50 min
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
48 Let’s Make Thinking And Learning Visible With @explainevrythng
May 16, 2016 • 38 min
talks with , Chief Learning Officer at , about their new Collaborative Whiteboard feature, his graduate level teaching, formative assessment and upcoming book.
47 The Future Of Learning With Google For Education
May 11, 2016 • 56 min
talks with , Google’s Chief Education Evangelist, about the impact Google has made on the future of learning and what he sees as the important next steps.
46 Shared Learning With Quizlet
May 2, 2016 • 46 min
Drew Perkins, Director of talks with Andrew Sutherland CTO andFounder of about how he created and grew Quizlet as wellas the process behind the new and upcoming features.
45 Let’s Start With Why
Apr 25, 2016 • 44 min
talks with from Simon Senek’s organization about the how and why of establishing purpose in education.
44 A Teacher Tells How Project-Based Learning Has Impacted Her Teaching
Apr 21, 2016 • 32 min
talks with elementary teacher Nan Arant about her experience in our PBL workshop and the impact it has made on her teaching and her students.
43 Let’s Grow Students With PBL And Urban Agriculture
Apr 18, 2016 • 41 min
talks with the mind and personality behind the , Stephen Ritz about his work to grow students by growing food.
42 Should We Assign Homework And Grades?
Apr 11, 2016 • 29 min
talks with author, speaker, and researcher about the negative effects of homework, grading and standardized testing.
41 Is School Choice and Charter Schools The Answer?
Apr 4, 2016 • 48 min
talks with Western Kentucky University professor about school choice and charter schools as a school reform model.
40 Integrating Differentiation In Your Classroom
Mar 29, 2016 • 23 min
Drew Perkins talks with about integrating in the classroom.
39 What Is Differentiation?
Mar 22, 2016 • 56 min
talks with the godmother of differentiation, Carol Ann Tomlinson, about what differentiation is, why it’s important, and how to begin to realize it in your classroom.
38 Scaling Project Based Learning Online
Mar 21, 2016 • 33 min
Drew Perkins talks with about world class project based learning and how his new online course can help bring this framework to teachers around the world.
37 Growing Inquiry In The Classroom With The i5 Strategy
Mar 14, 2016 • 37 min
talks with Kimberly Mitchell about her journey as an educator and work increasing inquiry in the classroom.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 36 How Technology Is Changing Modern Knowledge Demands
Mar 10, 2016 • 56 min
Terry Heick talks with Conrad Wolfram of the Wolfram Knowledge Engine fame about knowledge, and how technology is changing how we think about it, including the concept of ‘content areas.’ Conrad’s expertise is in mathematics, so that is used to frame…
35 Growing Better Professional Learning Communities with Dr. Richard DuFour (part 2 of 2)
Mar 9, 2016 • 25 min
talks with , in this second part of two podcasts, about his new book , the state of American education and how to make Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) more effective.
34 Growing Better Professional Learning Communities with Dr. Richard DuFour (part 1 of 2)
Mar 7, 2016 • 37 min
talks with , in this first part of two podcasts, about his new book , the state of American education and how to make Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) more effective.
33 Innovating Education At High Tech High With Larry Rosenstock
Mar 2, 2016 • 39 min
Drew Perkins talks with , co-founder and CEO of High Tech High, about their approach in designing, sustaining and refining their approach as an education innovation.
32 Learning, Loving And Listening To Our Kids
Feb 27, 2016 • 38 min
talks with about his new book, .
31 Let’s Teach Students To Ask More And Better Questions With The QFT
Feb 24, 2016 • 50 min
discusses the Question Formulation Technique with the Co-Director of the Right Question Institute, . Visit our page learn more about our Inquiry Workshop focused on the QFT.
30 Let’s Grow A Culture Of Personalized Learning
Feb 22, 2016 • 49 min
Drew Perkins talks with , Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, about his work with schools to build a culture where personalized learning is the norm.
29 Let’s Increase The Use of #Inquiry In our Schools
Feb 17, 2016 • 39 min
Drew Perkins talks with from Inquiry Partners about their work to spread the gospel of inquiry including their i5 approach and the new Earshot app.
28 Integrating #EdTech With The Padagogy Wheel
Feb 15, 2016 • 45 min
Drew Perkins talks with , the inventor of the popular Padagogy Wheel, about it’s evolution and how to use it to purposefully integrate technology in teaching and learning.
27 Let’s Make Professional Development More Effective
Feb 10, 2016 • 8 min
Drew Perkins discusses ways to make professional development more effective by using inquiry to align it with your mission and vision statements.
26 Weaving Creativity Into Your Curriculum With Cyndi Burnett
Feb 10, 2016 • 39 min
talks with Cyndi Burnett about her book .
25 Education Through The Eyes And Work Of A Libyan Exile
Feb 8, 2016 • 47 min
Drew Perkins talks with about her role in the overthrow of the Libyan regime and her efforts to help establish a working education system there.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 24: Let’s Build Better Relationships With Students
Feb 5, 2016 • 47 min
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…
23 Teacher Of The Year: Defining And Measuring Teachers
Feb 3, 2016 • 45 min
Drew Perkins talks with Jason Korreck and Rob Phillips about their documentary, Teacher of the Year which explores the complexity of the teaching profession.
22 Education And Entrepreneurship With Dyme Startup Founder Joey Prather
Feb 1, 2016 • 31 min
Drew Perkins talks with startup founder about the parallels between the startup and the education worlds and how being more entrepreneurial can benefit teaching and learning.
21: Reframing Education By Erasing the Deficit Mindset With Yong Zhao
Jan 27, 2016 • 38 min
Drew Perkins talks with internationally recognized education thought leader about changing education from a standardized and deficit mindset to one that builds on student strengths. Also discussed were two of his recent books, and .
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 20: The One Where Terry Speaks To A PhD That Prints Living Tissue
Jan 26, 2016 • 30 min
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.
19: Learning for Social and Personal Change with Kahoot!
Jan 25, 2016 • 44 min
Drew Perkins talks with , co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of about their mission driven approach to learning, how Kahoot! is more than just an assessment tool, their growth and the future of Kahoot!
18: #Edtech talk with the ISTE Chair of the Board of Directors
Jan 20, 2016 • 38 min
Drew Perkins talks with 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.
17: Most Likely To Succeed - The Purpose and Possibility Of Our Schools
Jan 18, 2016 • 50 min
Drew Perkins talks with , the producer of , about the film and book and why we need to innovate our current school model.
16: How to leverage and grow thinking and learning with PBL
Jan 15, 2016 • 9 min
Drew Perkins talks about the with a brief explanation of the 5 Levers.
15: Teaching And Learning vs. Accountability With @justintarte
Jan 13, 2016 • 41 min
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 and and how educators might think differently about technology and…
14: Elevating student voice with the #stuvoice movement.
Jan 11, 2016 • 17 min
Drew Perkins talks with , National Field Director of Student Voice, about his work as a student to elevate and amplify student voice in schools around the country.
13: How do we actually change schools?
Jan 6, 2016 • 35 min
Drew Perkins talks with Grant Lichtman about his books, and which detail his insights on both the why and how we should change our schools.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 12: What Are The Different Types Of Assessment?
Jan 4, 2016 • 9 min
In this ‘quick’ episode, Terry Heick reviews different types of assessment (e.g., formative, norm-referenced, etc.), and the defining characteristics of each.
11: Redefining intelligence to unlock the possibility in our students.
Jan 4, 2016 • 35 min
talks with about his book Ungifted: which challenges the traditional measures of intelligence in a way that can actually help students unlock their possibilities.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 10: Are Charter Schools Solving The Equity Problem?
Dec 30, 2015 • 50 min
Director of Teachthought PD, Drew Perkins talks with about what is driving education reform, charter schools, poverty and the politics behind it all.
9 How can “Beautiful Questions” improve teaching and learning?
Dec 28, 2015 • 32 min
Drew Perkins talks with Warren Berger, author of the book , about the importance of increasing inquiry in innovating education. You can learn more about Warren at
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 8: An Introduction To Critical Pedagogy
Dec 12, 2015 • 37 min
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….
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 7: Teacher Accountability And a Challenge To The Gates Foundation
Dec 11, 2015 • 35 min
Drew Perkins and Anthony Cody discuss education reform efforts by the Gates Foundation, his book , teacher accountability, the future of education—and his treehouse.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 6: What’s Wrong With Professional Development?
Dec 2, 2015 • 25 min
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…
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 5: The Struggle Of Teaching In A Non-Progressive District
Nov 15, 2015 • 34 min
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.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 4: Would Shakespeare Be On Twitter?
Oct 25, 2015 • 49 min
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.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 3: How Technology Is Changing Our Behavior
Oct 15, 2015 • 34 min
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.
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 2: The Truth About College Entrance Exams
Oct 14, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode, we talk with Anthony-James Green, who’s been profiled by the Wall Street Journal for commanding $1000 an hour for his services. We discuss test prep, how students can use what they don’t know as a starting point for learning, and…
The TeachThought Podcast Ep 1: 3D Printing Is Changing Everything
Oct 13, 2015 • 37 min
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Laura Taalman, Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University and Senior Product Manager for Education at MakerBot. Among other topics, we discuss what it means to “make,” the possibility of emailing…