A weekly podcast about the future of learning. Join host Jeff Young and other EdSurge reporters as they sit down with educators, innovators and scholars for frank and in-depth conversations.
The Growing Push to Recruit New Teachers
Schools of education are working harder at recruiting these days, in response to enrollment declines. Can more people — and more people from a variety of backgrounds — be convinced to join the teaching profession in this particularly trying time?
Why Schools Should Teach Philosophy, Even to Little Kids (Encore Episode)
It’s important to nurture philosophical thinking in kids throughout school and college. So argues a philosophy professor who wrote a book that highlights the natural tendencies of kids to think like philosophers. When big, important questions arise, he says, parents and educators should treat kids like conversational equals. This is a rerun of an episode that first ran in June.
How AI Could Spark Fundamental Shifts in Education
The rise of generative AI technology such as ChatGPT could rapidly reshape knowledge work in the next few years. A trio of education researchers recently sat down to map out what those changes could mean for education — and what steps should be taken to bring out the best of the tech while avoiding pitfalls.
Why a New Teaching Approach is Going Viral on Social Media
When a professor’s research showed that standard methods of teaching problem-solving weren’t working, he set out to figure out what led to more student thinking. His resulting approach is spreading through classrooms, helped by teachers sharing examples on social media.
Is It Time to Rethink the Traditional Grading System? (Encore Episode)
More educators are wondering whether the grading system hinders many students rather than helps them learn. For this week’s podcast, we’re rebroadcasting an episode from this summer diving into alternative methods of marking papers in ways that encourage students to continually revise their work rather than quibble over which letter grade they deserve.
What a Popular TikTok Channel Reveals About the Stress of College Admissions
It’s statistically harder to get into a selective college these days, and who gets in and why can feel like a mystery. So students are turning to TikTok and other social media platforms to fill the void, in what some admissions folks call a “toxic” trend. We talked to a TikToker and an admissions counselor on how to help.
One of the best!
I listen to this podcast on my way to work. I love it! As an instructional coach for digital learning, it is like free PD to keep up to date with the latest in technology in the classroom!
Among the best education coverage
Impressive breadth and depth; matter-of-fact viewpoints; impressive ability to spot current trends while maintaining historical references. A podcast that helps you connect the myriad of issues at play across an education system that balances needs across students, families, and educators.
My go-to resource for educational trends
This show is my top education industry podcast. Jeffrey Young is a gifted journalist and storyteller and approaches his guests with thoughtfulness, humility and care. He has a way of taking often abstract issues and making them personal and applicable. Having led an edtech company for the past 15 years, this podcast is the easiest and most enjoyable way for me to stay on top of trends within the industry. Highly recommend!