11 episodes

We seek to entertain and enlighten parents, teachers, and all who care about education. Yes, Betsy DeVos, testing opt-outs, and school funding are serious topics that also can bring a laugh (or two).

180 Days Podcast Tim Pope, Karen Greenhaus, educators

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We seek to entertain and enlighten parents, teachers, and all who care about education. Yes, Betsy DeVos, testing opt-outs, and school funding are serious topics that also can bring a laugh (or two).

    Ep 11: #Metoo in Schools

    Ep 11: #Metoo in Schools

    This episodes focuses on sexual harassment in the K-12 school environment. We hear some real stories about a student-on-teacher experience and a student-on-student experience We also hear suggestions and perspectives about sexual harassment knowledge from the parent and student perspective, and then hear from a school administrator on ways to change school culture to address and prevent sexual harassment and bullying and creating a positive school environment.

    • 51 min
    Ep 10: Spotlight on Special Education

    Ep 10: Spotlight on Special Education

    Episode 10 focuses on special education. How are students identified as needing services, what are those services, and what are the legal ramifications for schools in providing special education services? We share some personal experiences, talk about the difference between a 504 and an IEP, explore the IDEA federal law and discuss difficulties around funding and training and support for special education services.

    • 43 min
    Ep 9: Education Adventures in Kenya

    Ep 9: Education Adventures in Kenya

    This special episode Tim Pope and guest Mary Mooney share their experiences with Teacher2TeachersGlobal in Kenya in the summer of 2016. They talk about the differences and similarities between teachers and students and education perspectives. We also hear voices from Kenya that spoke to Tim and Mary about their own thoughts on education, hear a little singing and laughing and experience some wonderful insight into a different culture.

    • 47 min
    Ep 8: Tracking in Education (Homogeneous Grouping)

    Ep 8: Tracking in Education (Homogeneous Grouping)

    This episode explores the pros and cons of tracking in education (i.e. grouping students by perceived ability into grades/courses). We explore the history, arguments for and against, get some teacher input. We also hear from San Francisco Unified School Districts K-12 Math Supervisor, Lizzie Barnes, about SFUSD's radical shift to heterogenous math courses for all students through 8th grade, with no students taking Algebra until 9th grade.

    • 46 min
    Ep 7: Custom Curriculum

    Ep 7: Custom Curriculum

    In this episode, we talk to Lizzie Hull Barnes, the Director of Mathematics for the San Francisco Unified School District, about how they created curriculum to replace textbooks in order to best meet the needs of their students and teachers.  Karen and  Tim discuss the pros and cons of abandoning traditional textbooks while Tim falls over himself providing the disclaimer about how this discussion is now part of his job.

    • 41 min
    Ep 6: The Homework Dilemma

    Ep 6: The Homework Dilemma

    This episode explores the many questions surrounding homework: 1) should teachers give homework? 2) How much homework is too much (or too little?; 3) Why did you assign homework anyway?; 4) Should homework be graded? 5) What are some strategies for dealing with homework? 6) and more!

    We don't necessarily answer all the questions, but we share some research and ideas surrounding the homework dilemma.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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Scuba Jack ,

great new podcast!!!

I've listened to the first two episodes and this is gonna be a good one. For anyone with kids in the
public school system it's good to get the perspective of the educators of this country. I have a feeling
that we are going to get a lot of insights into the inner workings of the education system. Keep 'em
coming!!!

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