In the complex world of education, the Harvard EdCast keeps the focus simple: what makes a difference for learners, educators, parents, and our communities. The EdCast is a weekly podcast about the ideas that shape education, from early learning through college and career. We talk to teachers, researchers, policymakers, and leaders of schools and systems in the US and around the world — looking for positive approaches to the challenges and inequities in education. Through authentic conversation, we work to lower the barriers of education’s complexities so that everyone can understand.
The Harvard EdCast is produced by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and hosted by Jill Anderson. The opinions expressed are those of the guest alone, and not the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Getting Back to Education in Developing Countries
Claudia Costin talks about how COVID has impacted education in developing countries like Brazil.
Giving Thanks in the Classroom
Michael Fauteux talks about how gratitude practice shifted teaching and learning and impacted students.
Embracing the Whole Student, Being Ratchetdemic
Christopher Emdin discusses a new educational model and how to be ratchetdemic.
How Climate Change is Taught in America
Journalist Katie Worth shares what she discovered about how climate change is taught in America.
Learning from Mistakes in Kindergarten
Maleka Donaldson shares different ways teachers frame mistakes in kindergarten and how mistakes can impact lifelong learning.
Reclaiming Higher Ed for All Students
Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, talks about how higher education needs to change and some of the innovative efforts his institution has taken to be more accessible to all students.