The Inaugural Podcast

Nick and Marc launch the podcast. They discuss the “Opt Out” movement that is resulting in tens of thousands of students refusing to take the New York State assessments.

In the “Methods Lab” segment, Nick and Marc share their views on the importance of the Motivational Activity.

Listeners are welcome to ask a question or share their thoughts:

Links to things discussed in the show:

Diane Ravitch’s blog post on Long Island as the epicenter of the Opt-Out Movement

Newsday piece on opting out

CNN piece on opting out

How Do I Motivate My Students? by Mekiva Callahan