Free Range Humans is a podcast that explores how we can make schools fit for human consumption. Hosted by Jal Mehta, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Rod Allen, former district superintendent and Assistant Deputy Minister with the BC Ministry of Education.
Behind the Curtain – Sarah Fine and Jal Mehta Take Us Inside the Making of “In Search of Deeper Learning”
In this special episode, Jal invites Sarah Fine to the podcast. Jal and Sarah are co-authors of "In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School" and their conversation offers an inside look at how the book came to be.
Free Range Classrooms - A Conversation with Tyler Thigpen
"Each person that enters our doors will find a calling that will change the world." This week, Tyler Thigpen joins us to talk about the school he helped build, and the power of giving students more freedom and choice when designing learning models.
Revolution Through Evolution - A Conversation with Suzanne Dillon
"You can't change anybody except yourself." This week Suzanne Dillon joins the pod and immediately reminds us that if you really want to make change, you have to make sure those around you "want to change," and sometimes that requires an entirely new narrative.
Hopeful - A Conversation About Education Transformation with David Albury
"One of the tricks of transformation is to combine urgency and passion with courageous patience." This week David Albury joins us to talk about what is needed, and how long it will take, to make transformational changes in our education systems.
Equity in Curriculum - A Conversation with Houdda Balouch and Shannon Guglielmo
"It's really hard to talk about equity if the classroom structures are already inequitable." This week, Houdda Balouch and Shannon Guglielmo join us to share insights on their own equity research and what the data means for improving our classrooms.
“We need to be smarter than pigs!” - A Conversation with Yong Zhao
Some say pigs are among the smartest animals in the world. Yong Zhao joins us and shares all sorts of ideas he was pondering during the pandemic, one of which is how humans need to be smarter than pigs!
The podcast title says it all
Thank you for challenging the trend toward standardization in education. Your podcast is a breath of fresh air in my work as a public library manager. I meet so many youth and families worried about kindergarteners who can’t read and high schoolers who think they must attend an elite university to have a successful life. Thank you for broadening my perspective!