What sorts of gifts do you give to the lifelong learners in your life? We explore several options and stumble onto insights about the power of teaching, listening, and learning from others.
Tis the season! Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss some potential gifts for the young learner in your life. What are some of the more popular STEM focused gifts this holiday season? What gift combines the best digital and real world applications? Brandon also discusses a product very popular at his daughter's pre-school.
Why was six afraid of seven? On this week's episode, Mike, Brandon, and Dan tackle the use of humor in the classroom. Can a good joke help students feel more at ease? How about a timely or topic-driven pun or funny turn of phrase? Can too many jokes makes students feel uneasy? Tune in for our thoughts on laughing and learning.
Trending in Education - Episode 66 - DuoLingo, Blue Canoe And You - An Inside Look at Language Learning
Mike, Brandon, and Dan take a look at different approaches to language learning and education. Are apps like Duolingo and Blue Canoe making foreign language learning easier through gamification? Can language education be harder when binge learn? How important is the language used in a podcast title to get you to listen? All that and more on our latest Trending In Education.
We take a trip to Hawkins, Ind and The Upside Down to dig into Season 2 of Stranger Things. Be forewarned, Thar Be Spoilers! The squad begins by going deep on binging patterns and the way media consumption has changed. Brandon theorizes about themes involving science, the gap between childhood and adulthood. A good time is had by all.
This week, we look at disruption in edtech and education. We talk about the Innovator's Dilemma and look to see where the much discussed education disruption may come to fruition. We also grade a recent list of "10 disruptions that will revolutionize education" from Peter Cookson Jr at Edweek. Where did our trio fall in grading out the predictions? Which did Brandon see as incomplete? And which did Mike give an A for aspirational?
On this week's Trending In Education, Brandon, Mike, and Dan discuss creativity and brain chemistry. Mike introduces ScienceDaily.com as an excellent resource to the discussion. What does it mean to be in a rut and how can creative thinking help push your way out of it? We also find out how to properly pronounce the word macaque.
This week we welcome special guest Nancy Sanchez, author of the just released book Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer. Nancy provides insight into the transfer process and how access to premium institutions don't always take the same path. What do you need to know about transferring for your children or students? How can you plan the way forward in education that best suits you? For more on the guide, visit www.yourguidetocollegetransfer.org.
Mike, Brandon, and Dan discuss the intersection of sports and education. What can lessons can be learned in how and why we play sports that could be beneficial in the classroom? Does learning a new sport later in life help you as much mentally as it does physically? We also look at the latest venture from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and how he's discussing the total athlete preparation.
Following up on our Fake News episode, Mike Palmer and Esther Lee sit down to chat with Kisha Henry. Kisha is a teacher from the Bronx who engaged students on fake news and media literacy via a chat bot they were already using in the classroom. Listen to how Kisha integrated the new lessons and challenged her students to question what they read online.