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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Links from the show:

  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

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

Ep. 19: Is 2 Greater Than 2.3?


Nick and Marc discuss Secretary Duncan’s recent about face on the abundance of standardized testing time.

“Methods Lab” – Flippin’ Review

  • How much time, if any, should be dedicated to review?
  • Nick offers a great solution for increasing test preparation while preserving instructional time in the classroom.

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Links from the show:

  1. NY Times article on the rollback of testing time by Secretary Duncan
  2. A listener shares a great video

Ep. 18: The Revolution Will Be Tweeted


Nick and Marc welcome Dr. Carol Burris, former New York State High School Principal of the Year and current Executive Director of the Network for Public Education Fund, as well as the codirector of the Schools of Opportunity Project at the National Policy Education Center.

“Methods Lab” – The Observation Process

  • What is a principal looking for?
  • What makes for an effective post-observation conference?

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Links from the show:

  1. NY Times article on the rollback of testing time by President Obama
  2. Dr. Burris takes on APPR
  3. Dr. Burris tackles Common Core