Drew Perkins

TeachThought's Director of Professional Development, formerly with the Buck Institute for Education and the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning after 15 years of classroom teaching. Passionate about the leading of learning through inquiry, I have been called a professional thought stretcher due to my love for questioning.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 186 Are Some Well-Intentioned Anti-Racism Efforts Actually Hurting The Cause?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 186 Are Some Well-Intentioned Anti-Racism Efforts Actually Hurting The Cause? Drew Perkins talks with Steven Wilson, founder and former CEO of Ascent Charter Schools, about his work and concerns about some anti-racist efforts that might be counter-productive to our shared mission of schools that better prepare all students for the modern …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 185 Presenting Content To Students In A World Of Biased Media

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 185 Presenting Content To Students In A World Of Biased Media Drew Perkins talks with Dan Cogan-Drew and Matthew Gross of Newsela about the challenges and their processes in providing balanced and non-biased content for teachers and students. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Newsela.com @Newsela, Facebook, Instagram @dcogandrew @matthew_gross …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 183 Developing Kindness, Character, And Honesty In Today’s Learners

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 183 Developing Kindness, Character, And Honesty In Today’s Learners Drew Perkins talks with Houston Kraft about his work with Character Strong to develop SEL skills in students and schools. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: CharacterStrong.com @careacter, Instagram, Facebook Listen and subscribe on: iTunes Stitcher Podbean PodcastLand YouTube Also available …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 179 Lesson Study And Growing A Culture Of Teaching And Learning

Drew Perkins talks with Vicki Collet about her new book and how the process of Lesson Study can improve the culture of teaching and learning.  Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: vickicollet.com Book: Collaborative Lesson Study: ReVisioning Teacher Professional Development Collaborative Lesson Study Book Club on Facebook Vicki’s blog: mycoachescouch.blogspot.com Vicki on Facebook, and …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 177 How Educators Can Help People Have Impossible Conversations

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 177 How Educators Can Help People Have Impossible Conversations Drew Perkins talks with James Lindsay about his new book with Peter Boghossian, How To Have Impossible Conversations, social justice, and critical race theory.  Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Book: How To Have Impossible Conversations @conceptualjames @HPluckrose Areo Magazine @MikeNayna …

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Ed Leaders, Want To Implement PBL? Attend “Leadership PBL” October 18th!

<<Register on Eventbrite>> Are you a district or school leader interested in using Project-Based Learning to empower students and want to implement sustainably? Join us at TeachThought LEADERSHIP PBL: Developing A Sustainable Project-Based Learning Implementation Plan and develop: An understanding of quality project-based learning to help you better support teachers A short and long-term implementation …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 176 How PBL Works At The University Level

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 176 How PBL Works At The University Level Drew Perkins talks with Kris Wobbe and Mia Dubosarsky from Worcester Polytechnic Institute about how they use PBL and STEM to help prepare their students at the post-secondary level in addition to pre-k through 12. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: WPI …

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What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t

What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *Visit our PBL Workshops Page for workshop options on Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning is a great way to reach and teach students, but what is often overlooked is what high quality PBL can do for a school and …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 175 Are Good Intentions But Bad Ideas Growing Fragile Students?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 175 Are Good Intentions But Bad Ideas Growing Fragile Students? Drew Perkins talks with Jonathan Haidt, Social Psychologist, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and author, about his most recent book with Greg Lukianoff, Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are …

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 174 How Might We Build A Better Transcript?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 174 How Might We Build A Better Transcript? Drew Perkins talks with Ben Rein, Senior Director of Outreach and Partnerships at Mastery Transcript Consortium, about their work to remake the transcript into a more useful and meaningful tool for schools and students. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: mastery.org @MastTranscript …

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