Ep. 35: Live from the Coding Den

Nick and Marc welcome Baxter Mante and Zachary Rankin of Kelvin Education, a California-based company dedicated to improving the way schools focus on and address social-emotion learning (SEL). Inspired by the challenges of their own childhoods, these two coder-engineers are driven to help educators create environments that will maximize the well-being of all students.

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For more on the great work at Kelvin Education, check out kelvineducation.com or follow them on Twitter: @kelvineducation

Check out Marc’s new book, available wherever books are sold.

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Ep. 34: Droppin’ Some NYC

Nick and Marc welcome Jennifer Gunn and Vince Joralemon, two of the organizers and visionaries behind the popular EDxED NYC Conference held each year in Manhattan. They discuss the power of teacher-led professional development and what it takes to launch a 1200 person conference.

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Follow EDxED NYC Conference on Twitter: @edxednyc

Check out Marc’s new book, available wherever books are sold.

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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

 

Ep. 21: You Have Infinite Minutes Remaining…


Nick and Marc discuss the movie THE MARTIAN, tearing up student work and Internet access in Mississippi.

“Methods Lab” – Untimed Assessments

  • How will these new changes in New York State impact students?
  • Will testing ever be the same?

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Links from the show:

  1. PBS piece on Internet access in Mississippi schools
  2. Clip from THE MARTIAN (spoiler alert)
  3. NYT article on The Success Academy Charter School in Brooklyn

Ep. 20: A Tale of Two Cities


Nick and Marc discuss the newly enacted Every Child Succeeds legislation, as well as two articles illustrating the vast educational disparities that exist from community to community.

“Methods Lab” – Midterms

  • Should we continue to administer midterm exams?
  • What do quality midterms look like?

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Links from the show:

  1. NYT article on Ethnic Divide in New Jersey
  2. NYT article on diminishing value of high school diplomas
  3. Every Child Succeeds Act