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.
New Approaches to Attracting and Retaining Teachers of Color
America is getting more and more diverse. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at the makeup of public-school teachers, who are overwhelmingly white. This week, we look at research into new approaches to attracting and retaining teachers of color.
Why It’s So Hard to Escape the Narrative of ‘Grit’ in Education. Bootstraps Ep. 7
It’s still popular to prize students who have “grit,” who overcome tough odds to succeed. A new book by Alissa Quart called “Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream,” looks at why this narrative is so hard to shake—and proposes more community-minded alternatives that could improve equity. We dive into the book in this bonus episode of our Bootstraps podcast series.
A New Approach to Gifted Education
A new effort is trying to bring a fresh approach to gifted education, and it doesn't take place in a school building. Instead, it works either as a project-based homeschool curriculum and support system, or as an unusual boarding school option that involves a kind of educational road trip. How does it fit into broader debates about the future of gifted programs?
Why One University Is Moving Toward a Subscription Model
One big theme in education innovation circles is that the professional world is changing faster than ever, and so schools and colleges have to change what and how they teach to meet those changing needs. For one college in St. Louis, that means experimenting with revamping its liberal-arts curriculum, and even changing its business model.
Educator Face-Off: Is a College Degree the Worst Investment You Can Make, or the Best?
At a recent education event, two devoted educators debated the question: Is a university degree the worst investment a young person can make? The discussion turned on a bigger question: What exactly is higher education for?
Students Have Different Thinking Speeds and Styles. Inclusive Teaching Means Realizing That
Many classroom environments favor a certain kind of thinker, usually the students who are quick to recall a fact when the instructor asks a question. But that’s not the only type of mind, and it’s not even always the best kind of mind for learning, says Barbara Oakley, a professor of engineering at Oakland University who works at translating the latest brain research into practical advice for teachers and learners.
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!
Great content for those passionate about education
I’m a regular reader and listener of EdSurge content. This podcast has fantastic content that covers ideas, people and technology shaping the future of learning. Kudos to Jeffrey Young for managing and creating this valuable podcast.