40 episodes

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.

Free Range Humans Jal Mehta, Rod Allen

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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.

    Reflections - A Look Back at Season One of Free Range Humans

    Reflections - A Look Back at Season One of Free Range Humans

    A full year and forty episodes later, the first season of Free Range Humans is in the books. In this special episode, we look back and reflect upon the various themes, highlights, and guests that stood out during season one.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Three Act Play - A Conversation with Kaleb Rashad

    Three Act Play - A Conversation with Kaleb Rashad

    "What are your wonders?" This week Kaleb Rashad brings great energy to the podcast as we discuss what goes into strong learning design. One main idea that permeates throughout the episode - our students need to help drive design and that can be as simple as asking them about their interests and wonders.

    • 57 min
    In it for the Money? - A Conversation with Shanna Peeples

    In it for the Money? - A Conversation with Shanna Peeples

    "Does this spark joy?" Shanna Peeples visits with Rod and Jal to share her journey from journalist to national teacher of the year, and why joy is such an important element in the classroom.

    • 1 hr
    Encouraging Disruption and Co-Construction - A Conversation with Kim Ondrik

    Encouraging Disruption and Co-Construction - A Conversation with Kim Ondrik

    "We are all building something together." This week Kim Ondrik joins the podcast to share her journey through the education system, starting with her time as a student and continuing through her disruptive founding of Mill Bay Nature School on Vancouver Island.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Opening Doors with Philanthropy - A Conversation with Kent McGuire

    Opening Doors with Philanthropy - A Conversation with Kent McGuire

    For more than 50 years, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has worked to advance education for all. Today's guest, Kent McGuire shares insights on the role philanthropy plays in education, and how proper investment can be a powerful tool for transformation.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Designing for Belonging - A Conversation with Victor Cary and Susie Wise

    Designing for Belonging - A Conversation with Victor Cary and Susie Wise

    "We can all be designers..." In this episode Victor Cary and Susie Wise stop by to talk about how design, equity, and systemic change can intersect and help bring about transformation in our schools.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Fool_Hardy ,

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!

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