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The TeachThought Podcast delivers thoughtful heterodox conversations and ideas to help educators think about their craft and better prepare learners for the modern world.
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Drew Perkins talks with Evan Erdberg, CEO and founder of Proximity Learning, about his company's work to help address qualified teacher shortages in our schools of highest needs. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Proximity Learning Evan's email: eerdberg@proxlearn.com Visit wegrowteachers.com for more information on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Jay McCullar about his work to empower traditionally marginalized students further their education.  Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Maya Consulting My Brother's Keeper Austin jay@mayaconsultingllc.com Bakari Sellers Malik Muhammad Dr. Gregory Vincent DL Hughley Visit wegrowteachers.com for more info on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Brad Hayes, Chief Technology Officer at Circadence and cybersecurity professor at University of Colorado, about online learning design, cybersecurity, and career paths in the remote work and cyber space. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: circadence.com bradhayes.info Visit wegrowteachers.com for more info on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Karen Gross about her new book, Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door: Strategies and Solutions for Educators, PreK–College, in an exploration of student trauma symptoms and responses. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: karengrosseducation.com @KarenGrossEdu   Please visit wegrowteachers.com for more info on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Rod Graham, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University, to discuss Critical Theory, White Fragility, and postmodernism in the context of education. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: roderickgraham.com @roderickgraham Facebook: Conversations and Perspectives Braver Angels: America’s Public Forum: Systemic Racism & the Data | Wilfred Reilly & Roderick Graham with John Wood, Jr. Visit wegrowteachers.com for more information on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Raj Valli, CEO of Thinkster, about updating education to meet the demands of today's knowledge economy. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: HelloThinkster.com Thinkster on Twitter and Facebook @rajvalli Visit wegrowteachers.com for more info on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Darrin Peppard, Superintendent of West Grand, CO schools, about his new book, Road To Awesome: Empower, Lead, Change the Game and lessons of school leadership he's learned through his years of experience. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @DarrinPeppard roadtoawesome.net facebook.com/RoadToAwesome.net @CoachKurtHines simonsinek.com jongordon.com/books/theenergybus @Joe_Sanfelippo Kim Bearden Fight Song Visit wegrowteachers.com for more info on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Tyrone Howard, professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, director of the university’s Black Male Institute as well as director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families about how to make real progress on racism. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @TyroneCHoward Edweek: How to Root Out Anti-Black Racism From Your School UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools Black Male Institute The UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families Visit wegrowteachers.com for information on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Irshad Manji, Director for Courage, Curiosity, and Character at Let Grow, about the ways in which we can implement enduring anti-racist measures. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: irshadmanji.com Twitter: @IrshadManji, Instagram, Facebook letgrow.org New York Daily News: How protesters can reclaim the movement: The path to underlining police-reform protesters’ moral authority Audre Lorde moralcourage.com/learn Visit wegrowteachers.com for more information on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Cory Clark, Director of Academic Engagement at Heterodox Academy, about her work to encourage viewpoint diversity in academia. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Heterodox Academy @ImHardcory www.coryjclark.com The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 175 Are Good Intentions But Bad Ideas Growing Fragile Students? How to Have Impossible Conversations Coddling of the American Mind Tribalism in War and Peace: The Nature and Evolution of Ideological Epistemology and Its Significance for Modern Social Science Visit wegrowteachers.com for information about our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with social psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman about his new book, "Transcend, The New Science of Self-Actualization", and how it might help educators grow the potential in students. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: scottbarrykaufman.com Scott on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Scott's Psychology Podcast The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 175 Are Good Intentions But Bad Ideas Growing Fragile Students? Visit wegrowteachers.com for information about our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with John Wood Jr. of Braver Angels about bringing people together on the most polarizing of issues, including racism, and how that work touches education. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: braverangels.org/ @braverangels Braver Angels on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube @JohnRWoodJr Race, Culture and the Dynamics of Prejudice There Are Evils Worse Than Racism 1776 1619 Project The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 154 Depolarizing America Through Inquiry And Critical Thinking Visit wegrowteachers.com for information on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Ron Ritchhart, Author of The Power of Making Thinking Visible and Creating Cultures of Thinking & Making Thinking Visible and Senior Research Associate at Harvard's Project Zero, about his new book co-authored with Mark Church.  Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: ronritchhart.com @RonRitchhart Project Zero Book: The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Using Routines to Engage and Empower Learners Visit wegrowteachers.com for more information on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Sarah Westbrook of the Right Question Institute and author Warren Berger as part of a Zoom discussion about inquiry teaching and learning in uncertain times. This discussion included almost 500 participants adding their comment and questions in the chat section. This is the archived audio, to view the video and review chat notes please visit wegrowteachers.com/covidresources. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: rightquestion.org warrenberger.com archived video and chat notes at wegrowteachers.com/covidresources  
Drew Perkins talks with journalist Graham Couch about how his training as a sportswriter has helped him write dispassionately about polarizing topics. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Lansing State Journal: Graham Couch @Graham_Couch @couchandtherube Couch and the Rube Podcast Matt Taibbi: Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling Visit wegrowteachers.com for information about our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Maria Castelluccio, Head of School at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, about the lessons she's learned as a female educator and now school leader. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Léman Manhattan Preparatory School  admissions@lemanmanhattan.org  Visit wegrowteachers.com for information about our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Caitlin Sweetapple, Director of Education at Shrub Oak International School, about teaching and learning with autistic students and what regular education teachers might learn from that experience. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: shruboak.org Shrub Oak on Facebook and Instagram Visit wegrowteachers.com for more information on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Reid Nicewonder about his street epistemology work, inquiry, and questioning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @CordialCurious twitch.tv/cordialcuriosity Cordial Curiosity on YouTube @ReidN @StEpistemology streetepistemology.com streetepistemologyinternational.org @magnabosco Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay: How To Have Impossible Conversations Jonathan Haidt: The Righteous Mind The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 177 How Educators Can Help People Have Impossible Conversations Visit wegrowteachers.com for more info on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with Colleen Shogan, Senior Vice President and Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center, about their online digital educational resources for teachers and how they might be helpful as schools respond to COVID-19 with online instruction. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: The White House Historical Association @WhiteHouseHstry and on Facebook Stewart D. McLaurin - @WHhistoryPres Visit wegrowteachers.com for more info on our workshops and services.
Drew Perkins talks with David McCullough about his startup project called The American Exchange Project which aims to help American high school students better understand and empathize with people and cultures within the United States. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: americanexchangeproject.org AEP on Instagram Better Angels John Wood Jr.: Race, Culture and the Dynamics of Prejudice Coddling of the American Mind Visit wegrowteachers.com for more information on our workshops and services.
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