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It’s easy to see a child’s education as a path determined by grades, test scores and extra curricular activities. But genuine learning is about so much more than the points schools tally. MindShift explores the future of learning and how we raise our kids. This podcast is part of the MindShift education site, a division of KQED News. You can also visit the MindShift website for episodes and supplemental blog posts or tweet us @MindShiftKQED or visit us at MindShift.KQED.org. Take our audience survey! https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7297739/b0436be7b132

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 240 Ratings

It’s easy to see a child’s education as a path determined by grades, test scores and extra curricular activities. But genuine learning is about so much more than the points schools tally. MindShift explores the future of learning and how we raise our kids. This podcast is part of the MindShift education site, a division of KQED News. You can also visit the MindShift website for episodes and supplemental blog posts or tweet us @MindShiftKQED or visit us at MindShift.KQED.org. Take our audience survey! https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7297739/b0436be7b132

    What's Lost When Books Are Banned?

    What's Lost When Books Are Banned?

    We're sharing an episode from our friends at the Adult ISH podcast. In light of the latest number of attempted book bans as tracked by the American Library Association (ALA), Adult ISH hosts Nyge Turner and Dominique “Dom” French speak to Traci Thomas, host of “The Stacks” podcast, and Scott Stuart, author of “My Shadow is Purple,” about how removing access to books can cause harm.
    Want more great ideas about teaching and learning? Subscribe to the MindShift newsletter https://www.kqed.org/newsletters/mindshift

    • 38 min
    Dipping Into the Mindshift Mailbag

    Dipping Into the Mindshift Mailbag

    We love hearing from you, our listeners, and learning how you’re putting the insights that we share into your teaching and your parenting. We like to see the way that we deliver value to your lives. If you appreciate the work that we do on Mindshift, please visit https://donate.kqed.org/podcasts to support us. 

    • 3 min
    Where Are All the School Buses?

    Where Are All the School Buses?

    We're sharing an episode from our friends at the Bay Curious podcast. 
    California has fewer school buses than in other parts of the country. A survey conducted by the Federal Highway Administration found that nationally, almost 40% of school-aged kids ride a school bus. In California, that number is only 8%. KQED's Katrina Schwartz tracks down the reason why that number is so low.
    Want more great ideas about teaching and learning? Subscribe to the MindShift newsletter. https://www.kqed.org/newsletters/mindshift

    • 23 min
    How Much Phonemic Awareness Do Students Really Need?

    How Much Phonemic Awareness Do Students Really Need?

    Education journalist, Jill Barshay of the Hechinger Report, writes a weekly column about education research called “Proof Points.” She joins KQED's Ki Sung to discuss her latest piece about phonemic awareness and why this important skill, that's at the root of learning how to read, is so hotly debated.

    • 22 min
    5 Cognitive Biases that Shape Classroom Interactions - and How to Overcome Them

    5 Cognitive Biases that Shape Classroom Interactions - and How to Overcome Them

    Educator, Tricia Ebarvia advocates for a more complete way of seeing ourselves, one another and curricula. She just published a book titled “Get Free: Antibias Literacy Instruction for Stronger Readers, Writers, and Thinkers." She joins KQED's Ki Sung in conversation to unpack bias, which is all around us, and to share tips on how teachers can enable students to improve their reading and writing skills.

    • 23 min
    Bettina Love Explains How Policy Ended a 'Glorious' Era in Black Ed

    Bettina Love Explains How Policy Ended a 'Glorious' Era in Black Ed

     In "Punished for Dreaming," Bettina Love reflects on a 'glorious' era in Black education, unraveling historical nuances and consequences of policy decisions that led to its decline. Through insightful analysis, she navigates the challenges faced by Black students and educators, offering solutions for a more equitable educational future.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

MarcAlexander7 ,

Yay for New Season!

Great first episode back. The awareness being made surrounding assessments is crucial and something that must always be scrutinized and re-evaluated.

August Consumer ,

Professor full of empty air

Study strategies lecture
Professor typified the empty chatter of US colleges.
The tragedy is students in the USA pay a ransom to be a captive audience to them—and the professor gets a pay check.
I remember from the first day till decades later when we sat in the beginning of a University lecture was like a train starting — stop the conversation and jump on.
There are too many great books to read rather than listening to this.
The internet revolution allows us to filter much and see how much busy chatter is in US academics.
And his book won’t be on my list

Elise M.C ,

Every episode is gold

This podcast adds so much to my life, I don’t know how I survived before it. Short yet tells a complete story that is well researched and captivating. As a parent this expands my view so wildly and for that I am appreciative.

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