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A weekly podcast about how education is changing. Join host Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters as they sit down with educators, innovators and scholars for frank and in-depth conversations.

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A weekly podcast about how education is changing. Join host Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters as they sit down with educators, innovators and scholars for frank and in-depth conversations.

    We Know How to Diversify STEM Fields. The Challenge is Spreading What Works.

    We Know How to Diversify STEM Fields. The Challenge is Spreading What Works.

    Freeman Hrabowski is a college president who has long fought for civil rights and racial justice. When he was 12 years old he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama—and got arrested. His program to help students major and persist in STEM fields hsa been shown to work, and several colleges are trying to replicate it.

    • 35 min
    How to Continuously Improve Teaching

    How to Continuously Improve Teaching

    Learning science is always advancing, yielding new insights about how people gain and retain knowledge and skills. How can classroom teachers keep up—and even conduct their very own research to improve their instruction, day-by-day and week-by-week?

    • 40 min
    How Antiracism Work is Changing Early Childhood Education

    How Antiracism Work is Changing Early Childhood Education

    Little kids are curious about race and difference. So how are teachers preparing to help children develop positive social identities, encourage their self-expression and help them feel comfortable and safe? We talk with Dr. Calvin Moore, Jr., CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition, which administers the Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program, the most widely-used credential in early childhood education.

    • 32 min
    Encore: How YouTube Star John Green Thinks About His Educational Videos

    Encore: How YouTube Star John Green Thinks About His Educational Videos

    Just after the pandemic began, we reached out to one of the masters of making educational videos, John Green, for his advice and thoughts on education during this unprecedented time. And he talks about his podcast, The Anthropocene Reviewed, now a bestselling book by the same name.

    • 36 min
    That Assignment Where Students Give Someone In Need $1,000

    That Assignment Where Students Give Someone In Need $1,000

    Teachers around the country have been giving an unusual assignment to their students that goes like this: Think of someone who is in a bit of a financial pinch, make a video about why the person deserves a boost, and then hand-deliver the person a check for $1,000. The money comes from a philanthropic effort called VING, and on this week’s podcast we talk to its founder and hear one of these surprise student gifts in action.

    • 27 min
    Why Curiosity Is Key to Detecting Misinformation

    Why Curiosity Is Key to Detecting Misinformation

    We’re living in a world of big data, but also one where misinformation spreads like never before. On this week's podcast we talk with Tim Harford, author of The Data Detective, about his advice for how to better understand the numbers in our world.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Arlie K ,

A must listen!

This show has quickly become one of my favorites! The EdSurge podcast offers thought-provoking conversations in an easy to consume format. No matter the topic, I gain something from every single episode.

Frances SL ,

Great Podcasts on educational issue!

Really like your Podcasts. There are so many great points from your guest speakers and good questions from the host! Hope you can have the transcripts for all your Podcasts so that I can review this by reading!

mindofmoser ,

Great podcast on higher ed

This is one of my favorite podcasts on higher education. Great episodes and Jeff Young is an enjoyable host to listen to. The pandemic-related campus diaries this fall semester was a helpful and insightful series.

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