Peter Gow, Independent Curriculum Resource Director at One Schoolhouse, discusses the education issues of the day with a variety of thought leaders and experts, with a particular focus on how schools can become more student-focused and values-driven in all aspects of their programs.
Chesapeake Watershed Semester at The Gunston School
Host Peter Gow speaks about PLACE-BASED LEARNING with John Lewis and Emily Beck of The Gunston School in Maryland—how thoughtful and immersive place-based learning can help students build deep understanding and meaningful engagement with their studies, their communities, and their world.
CRITICAL THINKING: WHAT IS IT?
Host Peter Gow interviews Jonathan Haber, author of the forthcoming book CRITICAL THINKING, from MIT Press. What exactly is critical thinking, and how can educators do more to help students develop and apply this essential skill/disposition across domains and disciplines? Jonathan Haber has answers!
THINKING STRATEGICALLY ABOUT HIRING
Host Peter Gow interviews Dr. Greg Martin, author of the Triple Threat Blog and principal at TeachCoachLive.com, about how independent schools ought might think more strategically about the VERY important work of hiring faculty. It's not just about filling positions—it's about fulfilling your mission!
Curriculum Review: One School's Learning Journey
In this episode One Schoolhouse head Brad Rathgeber gets long-time educator (and official podcast host) Peter Gow to tell the story of a complex and comprehensive "curriculum review" as experienced at the independent school where Peter was one of the leaders of the process. The conversation explores assumptions, false starts, surprises, and lessons learned, and Peter summarizes some "mindsets" that might help any school embarking on such a process.
Crediting for Competency-Based Education with Jonathan Martin
Educational deep thinker Jonathan Martin and host Peter Gow discuss Jonathan's new book, REINVENTING CREDITING FOR COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION: THE MASTERY TRANSCRIPT CONSORTIUM MODEL AND BEYOND (Routledge, 2019). Discussion ranges far beyond the Mastery Transcript to the lessons to be learned from other current and planned competency-based crediting schemes and what schools need to think about in order to "get it right."
STARTING A SCHOOL with Mike Simpson of The Stone Independent School (PA)
When great ideas and great ambitions fired a group of teachers, it seemed that starting their own school was the only option. Learn how dreams became reality through a thicket of bureaucratic and operational obstacles—and how The Stone Independent School came into being.