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The Path To Learning Podcast

The Path To Learning Podcast

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A fresh perspective on education. What's working, what's broken, and how we can best advocate for children. A companion to the Garden of Children documentary series, this podcast explores a wider perspective on education in America. We shine a light on forces preventing a return to the play-based, STEM/design education we started with 150 years ago.
4 Episodes
In this episode, Mariah Bruehl talks about how play should be at the center of learning. She gives key insights on how to "follow a child's natural curiosity" to help guide the teaching process. Children are filled with wonder and tapping into that is key to keeping kids engaged in the learning process. Mariah is a parent, educator, entrepreneur, and author with over 25 years of experience working in the field of education. She is the founder of a school in East Hampton, New York called "Playful Learning" which can found here: Mariah has authored 2 books: "Playful Learning: Develop Your Child's Sense of Joy and Wonder" "Real-Life Rules: A Young Person's Guide to Self-Discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits" If you like this podcast, consider supporting us at: 
In this episode, Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin talks about her experience as an early childhood teacher at Mission Hill School in the Boston Public Schools. She unpacks what "child-centered" means and the importance of play and imagination in the learning process. She also discusses the importance of open-ended materials as a learning tool and how teachers can follow a child's curiosity.  Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin is one of the founders of D.E.Y. (Defending the Early Years) whose mission is to "support the rights and needs of young children." To find out more about all the work  D.E.Y. does, visit their website: If you like this podcast, consider supporting us at: Or like our Facebook page at: 
Julie Wilson gives an inspiring interview on how our current educational model is failing us, and how we need to begin to ask the deeper question, "What's worth learning" as the guide for the future.  Do we value testing over the content being taught? What kind of humans do we want to raise? Julie's non-profit organization can be found at: The Academic Leadership Group can be found at: You can find her book on Amazon: "The Human Side of Changing Education: How to Lead Change With Clarity, Conviction, and Courage" If you like this podcast, consider supporting us at and like our Facebook page. Other books Julie mentioned in this podcast are: "The Having of Wonderful Ideas" and Other Essays on Teaching and Learning" - Eleanor Duckworth "Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness" - Frederic Laloux "Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World" - David Perkins "The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development" - Robert Kegan
In this episode we introduce our podcast and documentary series on education and how we hope to inspire change, hope and awareness on the world of education. Join us!
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