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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 169 Revisiting Mindfulness, Meditation, Awareness

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 169 Revisiting Mindfulness, Meditation, Awareness

Drew Perkins talks with Susan Kaiser Greenland about how mindfulness, meditation, and awareness can help students be more successful learners.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 168 PBL Reflections With 3 Middle School Teachers

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 168 PBL Reflections With 3 Middle School Teachers

Drew Perkins talks with three teachers from The Berkeley School, Vanessa DeNino, Tanya Madrid-Campbell, and Jeff Sandler, about their experience and reflections from a recent project-based learning unit they implemented with their students.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 167 Why “Anti-Bullying” Is A Problem And What Works Better

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 167 Why “Anti-Bullying” Is A Problem And What Works Better

Drew Perkins talks with school psychologist Izzy Kalman about his work to help bullied kids better deal with their aggressors and why the “anti-bullying” movement is not helping.

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The Teachthought Podcast Ep. 166 Deeper Learning Of Math Concepts Through Social Constructivism

The Teachthought Podcast Ep. 166 Deeper Learning Of Math Concepts Through Social Constructivism

Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Chang Wathall about her concept-based curriculum and instruction and book and how we can use social constructivist teaching to teach math for deeper learning. *note -Jennifer would like to thank the co-authors she collaborated with in writing the Oxford University Press IB Diploma books. 

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The Teachthought Podcast Ep. 165 Bridging Polarization To Improve Education Policy

The Teachthought Podcast Ep. 164 Bridging Polarization To Improve Education Policy

Drew Perkins talks with Janet Tran, Director of Learning and Leadership at the Reagan Institute about their work to host productive bipartisan conversations about better education policy.

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The Teachthought Podcast Ep. 164 Drawing Students To Math With Authentic Purpose

The Teachthought Podcast Ep. 164 Drawing Students To Math With Authentic Purpose

Drew Perkins talks with Michelle Montgomery of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and student Eric Chai of High Technology High School from the champion MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge team.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 163 Using Purpose And Fiction To Teach History More Effectively

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 163 Using Purpose And Fiction To Teach History More Effectively

Drew Perkins talks with Kevin Vanzant, history instructor at Tennessee State University, about how he’s adjusted his teaching to better engage his introductory history class students.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 162 What Do We Really Mean By “Deeper Thinking And Learning”?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 162 What Do We Really Mean By “Deeper Thinking And Learning”?

Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Tim Simpson about classical and constructivist education and how both rely heavily on inquiry in order to get to deeper thinking and learning.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 161 Building Critical Thinking Dispositions Using Real Life Legal Cases

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 161 Building Critical Thinking Dispositions Using Real Life Legal Cases

Drew Perkins talks with Colin Seale about his work as founder and CEO of ThinkLaw to help schools teach critical thinking to students.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 160 Navigating The Landscape Of Labels In Social Justice And Equity

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 160 Navigating The Landscape Of Labels In Social Justice And Equity

Drew Perkins talks with Irshad Manjji about her new book and how we might better navigate the landscape of labels in the context of social justice and equity.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 159 The Science Of Deeper Learning And Why We’re Not Doing More Of It


The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 159 The Science Of Deeper Learning And Why We’re Not Doing More Of It

Drew Perkins talks with neuroscientist and author Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath about his new book and work the science of learning.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 158 How Do We Teach Kids To Talk About Taboo Topics?


The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 158 How Do We Teach Kids To Talk About Taboo Topics?

Drew Perkins talks with elementary teacher Liz Kleinrock about her TED Talk and work to help teachers and students talk about difficult topics.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 157 How Can We Make Screen Time Work For Kids?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 157 How Can We Make Screen Time Work For Kids?

Drew Perkins talks with Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS Kids Digital, about how to navigate the positives and negatives of screen time for kids.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 156 Building Community, Overcoming Barriers, Music Education

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 156 Building Community, Overcoming Barriers, Music Education

Drew Perkins talks with Jecorey Arthur, aka 1200, about his journey and work as a musician and educator in a world that has presented significant challenges to being successful.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 155 Does Competition And School Choice Meaningfully Improve Education?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 155 Does Competition And School Choice Meaningfully Improve Education?

Drew Perkins talks with Corey DeAngelis of the Cato Institute about the ability of school choice and competition to improve our education system.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking

Drew Perkins talks with John Wood Jr. and Bill Doherty of the Better Angels organization about their workshops and efforts to depolarize America.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 153 Communicating Effectively About Sexuality Education

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 153 Communicating Effectively About Sexuality Education Drew Perkins talks with Brittany McBride about her work with Advocates for Youth about sexuality education, social justice, and equity issues. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 152 Reading Lessons Learned From A Child Left Behind

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 152 Reading Lessons Learned From A Child Left Behind

Drew Perkins talks with author and reading specialist Lois Letchford about her story and ongoing work teaching of reading based on lessons learned from helping her son overcome massive reading issues.

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