A.J. Juliani shares insights and stories on how to reverse-engineer any goal with a backward design approach. Drawing on years of experience using the backward design process for curriculum and learning development, he talks with experts and leaders who know a lot more than him about succeeding through backward planning in all kinds of areas (business, learning, sports, and life).
#13 - Melinda Wenner Moyer: The Research Behind Parenting, Connecting With Kids, and Homework
Melinda Wenner Moyer has been a science journalist for 15 years, covering new trends and controversies in science and medicine. She was Slate’s first parenting advice columnist, and regularly writes about parenting (and science) for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her first book, How To Raise Kids Who Aren’t A******s: Science-based Strategies for Better Parenting—From Tots to Teens, was published in July 2021.
#12 - Trevor Ragan: 21st Century Skills Are Built Not Born (Growth Mindset Like A Jungle Tiger)
In my recent conversation with Trevor Ragan (founder of TheLearnerLab.com) we talk about all things “growth mindset” and the important distinction that happens when we see for ourselves that skills are built, not born.
#11 - A.J. Juliani: Building From The Ground Up - A Story Of Adaptable People Solving Unique Problems
The Backwards Podcast is back, and in our first episode of Season 2, Host A.J. Juliani shares a story of adaptable people solving unique problems. If we want to build something better, we almost always have to start from the ground up!
#10 - Heidi Hayes Jacobs: How Post-Pandemic Schools Can Create Remarkable Learning Environments
In this episode, we talk with best-selling author and curriculum expert Heidi Hayes Jacobs about her book Bold Moves For Schools and her work in education around the world.
#9 - Julie Stern, Kayla Duncan, Trevor Aleo: Learning That Transfers
In this episode we talk with Learning That Transfers co-authors Julie Stern, Kayla Duncan and Trevor Aleo (we were missing their fourth co-author Krista Ferraro). How can we design curriculum for a changing world? That is the question that their new book sets out to solve, and our conversation is a wide-ranging dive into all things design, especially in our current situation where education has been impacted by the pandemic.
#8 - Zaretta Hammond and Pooja Agarwal: The Science of Learning and the Brain
This week we are chatting with two amazing educators: Zaretta Hammond is the author of Culture Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting authentic engagement and rigor among culturally and linguistically diverse students.
We'll also hear from cognitive scientist, Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. She is the author of the book Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning.