Ep. 28: ACT v SAT


Nick and Marc sit down with Tom Ehlers, founder and owner of Method Test Prep, to delve into the world of nationwide testing. Tom provides incredibly valuable information about these exams, plus offers some really smart tips to maximize student achievement.

NOTE: Method Test Prep is not a sponsor, nor is this a paid endorsement. Quite simply, Tom is a very bright guy with a great program that helps kids.

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Links from the show:

  1. Method Test Prep

Ep. 26: EdCampLI – Part II


What do The Godfather movies and the State of Ed Podcast series from EdCampLI have in common? Part II is even better than Part I.

In this show, Nick and Marc host a round table discussion with educators seeking to understand more about podcasting and how they can utilize it to improve instruction.

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Links from the show:

  1. Common Sense Education
  2. Emath Instruction

@eileen_lennon requested that we share how the show is produced. Here you go Eileen: Podcasting 101

Ep. 25: EdCampLI – Part I

Nick and Marc attend their first EdCamp. Part I features discussions with:

  1. Audra Beberman (@audrab_edtech)
  2. Don Gately (@donald_gately)
  3. Ed Kemnitzer (@kemnitzer3) & Joe Wiener (@jmwiener)

Stay tuned for Part II…

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  1. EdCamp homepage

Ep. 24: We Ain’t No Finland

After a long hiatus, Nick and Marc return with a show about why America’s education system shouldn’t be compared to Finland’s.

“Methods Lab” – How do babies learn and how can that research improve classroom instruction?

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Links from the show:

  1. How young children learn
  2. Diane Ravitch on Common Core
  3. Why we’re not Finland
  4. How much American doctors earn
  5. 4 Reasons why schools in Finland are better
  6. Unicef study on child poverty rate

 

Episode 23: The Gilder Lehrman Institute


Raise the history geek flag high! Nick and Marc celebrate the show’s first anniversary at the Gilder Lehrman Institute in Manhattan and interview their president, Dr. James G. Basker.

Topics include:

  1. Teaching through primary source documents
  2. Promoting a love of history in our schools
  3. Opportunities for teachers to study abroad

“Methods Lab” – Bringing Hamilton, the man and the musical, to urban schools

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Links from the show:

  1. The Gilder Lehrman Institute
  2. Oxbridge Academic Programs
  3. Hamilton educational outreach
  4. Nominate someone for National History Teacher of the Year