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Ed's Not Dead Podcast - Not Your Average Education Podcast

Dec 18, 2018

Show Notes:

Today's episode focuses on a big ole' round up of education in the news including:

Finland’s digital-based curriculum impedes learning, researcher finds

* Is #EdTech as glorious a solution as it has been promoted? What are the downsides to technology in the classroom?

The Students Suing for...

Dec 10, 2018

Show Notes:

During today's interview segment, we chat with Andrew Marcinek, former (and first) Chief Open Education Adviser for the US Department of Education, and current Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

In his role at the Department of Education, Andrew focused on...

Dec 3, 2018

Show Notes:

During this episode's Teacher Tips segment, the gang discusses tips and tricks for how to check for student understanding throughout and at the end of each lesson, why it's important, and how to most effectively implement strategies.

Resource mentioned:

52 Ways to Check for...

Nov 26, 2018

Show Notes:

During Episode 4's interview with Joe Feldman (of Crescendo Ed Group), we discuss the history of grading, why it hasn't changed, and how current grading policies widen opportunity gaps for students of color.

Assessing students is incredibly important, most teachers detest grading, but the purposes of grading...

Nov 20, 2018

Show Notes:

During the first segment of Episode 4, the crew discusses a recent piece by Valerie Strauss entitled: Linda Darling-Hammond VS Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris (

Darling-Hammond's side takes exception in this piece that there is room for charters in America. She takes up "the issues...