Ep. 30: Getting Hired


Nick and Marc begin a new series of mini episodes entitled, FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING: A road map to mastery.

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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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  1. Method Test Prep

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. 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

Ep. 14: Day One


Nick and Marc discuss some changes to A.P.P.R. in New York State, an ongoing legal action by a teacher in Great Neck and a valedictorian’s appeal for greater college affordability.

“Methods Lab” – The First Days of School

  • How can you turn a traditionally rote, boring day into one that fosters excitement and interest?

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Links related to this episode:

  1. Great Neck teacher’s trial
  2. Kacie Candela’s Newsday piece
  3. Victor Fleischer’s indictment of Yale
  4. First Five Days
  5. Twitter Hashtag on First Days