10 episodes

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).

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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).

    #10 - Heidi Hayes Jacobs: How Post-Pandemic Schools Can Create Remarkable Learning Environments

    #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.

    • 34 min
    #9 - Julie Stern, Kayla Duncan, Trevor Aleo: Learning That Transfers

    #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.

    • 34 min
    #8 - Zaretta Hammond and Pooja Agarwal: The Science of Learning and the Brain

    #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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #7 - Dion Lim: How to Backward Design an Ed Tech Startup

    #7 - Dion Lim: How to Backward Design an Ed Tech Startup

    In this episode, we chat with NextLesson CEO and Founder Dion Lim. Dion has had tremendous success backward designing various areas of life. Now he has taken on education with his startup NextLesson and Grokspot. Listen as we talk about his upbringing, his business story, and how he is currently handling the challenge of parenting. 

    • 51 min
    #6 - Annie Jean-Baptiste and Catlin Tucker: Designing Blended Learning That Works For Everyone

    #6 - Annie Jean-Baptiste and Catlin Tucker: Designing Blended Learning That Works For Everyone

    In this episode of The Backwards Podcast, we talk with Building For Everyone author, Annie Jean-Baptiste, and Blended Learning in Action author, Catlin Tucker. 

    Annie Jean-Baptiste is the Head of Product Inclusion at Google and dives into ways we can design learning with equity and inclusion in mind. Catlin Tucker follows up with practical strategies to create relevant and meaningful blended learning experiences. 

    • 50 min
    #5 - James Clear: How To Actually Reach Your Goals By Focusing On Your Habits

    #5 - James Clear: How To Actually Reach Your Goals By Focusing On Your Habits

    In this episode, we talk with Atomic Habits author James Clear. This book has sold over 1 million copies and has helped change countless lives around the world. James breaks down how to actually reach your goals by backward planning your habits in ways that allow for growth and consistency.

    • 49 min

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