This podcast highlights developing trends in K-12 education, postsecondary and lifelong learning. Each week, Getting Smart team members interview students, leading authors, experts and practitioners in research, tech, entrepreneurship and leadership to bring listeners innovative and actionable strategies in education leadership.
This podcast is most frequently hosted by Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart. Be sure to check out the Getting Smart Newsletter and Twitter Feed to stay on the cutting edge of innovations in learning.
Shiva Rajbhandari on Hope, Green New Deal for Schools and Youth Civic Action
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is brought to you by our recent publication Green Pathways, and makes the case for why ALL pathways need sustainability and green embedded. Find out more here.
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Mason Pashia is joined by Shiva Rajbhandari, a current freshman at UNC Chapel Hill and avid climate and education activist who is, to date, the first student on a school board in the state of Idaho.
School Board Activist Shiva Rajbhandari
Idaho Climate Justice League
The Sierra Club
Green New Deal for Public Schools Act
Mickey Breeze and H. Bernard Hall on Hip Hop As a Lifestyle
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Victoria Andrews is joined by Producer Mickey Breeze, the 10-time Beat Battle Champion of the Twin Cities. He is also a former teacher for the “Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project.” and a DJ for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Twins. He’s a proud alumni of the High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul, MN.
We’re also joined by Dr. H. Bernard Hall an Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Education at Drexel University in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum. His teaching and research interests include urban teacher education and development, social justice-oriented approaches to secondary English education, hip-hop pedagogy, anti-Black educational policy and practice, and critical qualitative research.
Mickey Breeze H. Bernard Hall
IG: Mickey. Breeze
Frisco ISD on Student Entrepreneurship and INCubatoredu
On this episode of Getting Smart Podcast Victoria Andrews discusses student entrepreneurship with an awesome group from Frisco ISD. Tommy Thompson teaches Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Finance Classes, as well as the DECA sponsor in Frisco ISD. Before teaching he worked in the corporate world for 18 years, started his own business, and served as an industry volunteer in the INCubatoredu program at Centennial High School which he now teaches.
We’re also joined by two students: Rupa Kumaran, the founder of Infiniti Board, a Board Game for Neurodiverse individuals and Esha Bandi, the founder of MyCourseWay, a company that digitizes a school’s entire course catalog.
Getting Smart Podcast on Uncharted Learning
Frisco ISD Business Incubator
Infiniti Board Game
Susan Faircloth on Reciprocity, Relationship and Responsibility in Indigenous Leadership
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is part of a new short monthly series where Mason Pashia is joined by Dr. Jason Cummins, a previous guest and a friend of the podcast, to speak with indigenous leaders and academics to discuss how indigenous ways of knowing and leading can, and should, shape the education system.
In this episode, they are joined by Dr. Susan Faircloth to discuss the relationship between education and sovereignty, the National Indian Education Study, identity and home, and indigenous leadership.
Awaachiáookaate’, or Jason Cummins Ed.D is an enrolled member of the Apsaalooke Nation, and recently served as the Deputy Director for the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities, Office of the Secretary. Previously, he was the principal at Crow Agency Public School. As an Indigenous scholar and school leader he has innovatively worked to lead schools towards authentically serving Native American students PreK-12 and their communities by implementing culturally sustaining, trauma-informed, and restorative approaches.
Dr. Susan Faircloth, the former director of the School of Education at Colorado State University. An enrolled member of the Coharie Tribe of North Carolina, she focuses her research on Indigenous education; education of culturally and linguistically diverse students with special educational needs; and moral and ethical dimensions of school leadership.
Faircloth has published widely in such journals as Educational Administration Quarterly, Harvard Educational Review, The Journal of Special Education Leadership, International Studies in Educational Administration, Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, Rural Special Education Quarterly, and Journal of Disability Policy Studies. She has also authored, co-authored, edited and contributed chapters to several books on topics related to Indigenous education.
Q&A about the National Indian Education Study
Dr. John Tippeconnic III
Indian Education for All Act
National Indian Education Study - Setting the Context
Chris Unger on A Revolution in Education
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by our friend Dr. Chris Unger, a Teaching Professor in the Graduate Programs in Education including the Doctor of Education program and author of the great new book A Revolution in Education: Scaling Agency & Opportunity for All.
Viva La Revolucion Blog Post
Season 1: https://arevolutionineducation.buzzsprout.com
Season 2: https://arevolutionineducation2.buzzsprout.com
Season 3: https://arevolutionineducation3.buzzsprout.com
Difference Making at the Heart of Learning
Living in Beta
Palisades High School
Charlotte Lab School
High Tech High
Tacoma Public Schools
Purdue Polytechnic Podcast - THIS… is the Revolution Podcast
Purdue Polytechnic - Getting Smart Podcast
Northern Cass School District
Support & Guidance for All New Pathways Journeys
On this Getting Smart Town Hall, we took a look at our latest publication, Support & Guidance For All New Pathways Journeys and spoke with practitioners and policy experts to get an overview of the current state of advisory models in U.S. schools. Together, we highlighted some exemplars in the space and discuss how support, guidance and advisory systems are critical parts of building New Pathways that serve all learners. Be sure to check out some of the links that were shared in the deck and the chat at the button below:
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100% Revlevant Podcast Series
This podcast series of a must listen for all educators, public, private and charter. The topics are 100% relevant to reimagining education. If you listen to only one episode, choose the one with Aaron Schorn and Trinity Asing. It’s an incredible conversation that gets to the heart of what school could be.
Top education podcast!
Big podcast fan and this is a top pick for teaching and learning topics.
Let’s try OPEN-ENDED questions
Just listened to my first episode and found the opening painful. Awesome guest (Anant Agarwal from EdX), but the interviewer led with yes/no questions and personal interjections that clearly made the guest uncomfortable. I won’t give up yet, but it was an unfortunate first impression.