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Batsheva Frankel presents an edgy and entertaining educational podcast for teachers, students, parents, administrators and anyone else who cares about the state of education. While it is playful and fun, I also address the revolutionary changes that are happening and need to happen to create more meaningful and engaging education. We’ll celebrate students, educators, and schools who are getting it right and give tools and guidance for inspiring everyone else. Each episode starts with a fauxmercial - a commercial parody for fake educational products we wish were real. And every interview ends with the guest playing The 5-Minute Game Show which is written specifically for the topic and guest of each episode. Who knew that revolutionizing schools could be so fun?

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    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Batsheva Frankel presents an edgy and entertaining educational podcast for teachers, students, parents, administrators and anyone else who cares about the state of education. While it is playful and fun, I also address the revolutionary changes that are happening and need to happen to create more meaningful and engaging education. We’ll celebrate students, educators, and schools who are getting it right and give tools and guidance for inspiring everyone else. Each episode starts with a fauxmercial - a commercial parody for fake educational products we wish were real. And every interview ends with the guest playing The 5-Minute Game Show which is written specifically for the topic and guest of each episode. Who knew that revolutionizing schools could be so fun?

    New Episode: The Tragic Death of Critical Thinking

    New Episode: The Tragic Death of Critical Thinking

    This is the first totally new episode in about 10 months. What could get me to put aside my other work to make sure this episode gets out? Only something as important as the death of critical thinking in our education system and how it has especially played out this school year of 2023-24 would make me drop everything to make sure to get this out.  
    Please open your mind and heart while listening to this episode. 
    I want to thank Distant Cousins, one of my favorite bands, for their incredible music that opens and closes my show. Give them a listen!
    Want to get in touch with me? 
    IG: @batsheva.frankel
    X: @batshevafrankel
    website: batshevafrankel.com

    • 12 min
    Encore of Episode 94: Matt Miller: ChatGPT and Other AI in Our Classrooms

    Encore of Episode 94: Matt Miller: ChatGPT and Other AI in Our Classrooms

    In this encore of the 4th episode in the series on AI in education, my guest, Matt Miller and I discuss the issues we need to consider as well as some very practical ideas for using ChatGPT and other really cool AI in our classes. Matt has been digging deep into this subject and brings so much wisdom and insight into our conversation.
    Matt shares some great resources to explore in the links below. And he also plays a fun version of The 5-Minute Game Show called “ChatGPT, Google or Me?”
    I’d like to thank my awesome guest Matt Miller and my fauxmercial helpers including my award-winning Voice Actor friend, Eli Schiff as the announcer and Jakey Schiff, Yossie and Tuvia Frankel.
    This is a great time to buy any burned-out or otherwise deserving teacher friend or colleague some Overthrowing Education Swag. Or buy some for yourself. You totally deserve it!
     
    Links and Resources:
    ChatGPT, Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence in Education
    Tons of great resources and classes: DitchThatTextbook.com
    Get on Matt’s email list to get all kinds of amazing resources: DitchThatTextbook.com/join
    Classroom videos to use in class TODAY:  Teachflix
    This project provides you with research-based teaching practices you can use in class tomorrow to save time AND teach better: EfficienTEACH.com

    • 54 min
    Encore of Episode 96: Will AI Replace Teachers?

    Encore of Episode 96: Will AI Replace Teachers?

    This encore episode is a favorite of mine, but maybe I'm just partial. Here is the description from the original version:
    Is it possible that Robots/AI will replace teachers someday? II first examined this question in an episode in early 2020. My guests said no, but my son, 14 at the time, predicted much of what we are seeing now with the explosion of growth in Artificial Intelligence. So, I brought my son, now almost 18,  back on the show to give his reflections on his past predictions and update us again. Is it inevitable that teachers will become obsolete? What can we do to make sure that we, as real live educators, are irreplaceable? 
    What do you think? What do your students think? Let me know on the platform formerly known as Twitter @overthrowinged. 
    I want to thank Tuvia for indulging me and coming back on with his updated reflections, and a special shout out to the amazing voice over artist Eli Schiff for playing the male teacher and Robo-Helper on the fauxmercial. I also want to thank all the teachers who originally let me know what tasks they dread that they would love to outsource to a robot which were reflected in Robo-Helper 
    Make someone’s day with cool Overthrowing Education swag!
     

    • 18 min
    Encore of Ep. 91: Stephen Marche: How Will AI Affect Education Part 2

    Encore of Ep. 91: Stephen Marche: How Will AI Affect Education Part 2

    This encore episode is the second part of my early exploration of AI in education. Here is the description of this episode from January, 2023:
    If you haven’t yet listened to the first in this AI in Education series, episode 89, you might want to do that first. It’s not essential but it does give some background that feeds this episode’s discussion. In that episode, I mention some excellent essays by super prolific author and culture writer Stephen Marche. And now Stephen is my special guest on the show today. He is a font of information and a lot of fun to talk with. Among many other aspects, we discussed some great things we can do with AI in our lessons, along with other potential benefits. Additionally, we addressed how AI will affect homework, tests, and essays in many subjects. We also get into the scary potential for increasing inequity in the education system. And I asked a really important question on many educators’ minds – Can AI write lesson plans for us?
    Speaking of AI writing things for us, I decided to see what would happen when I asked ChatGPT to write my fauxmercial. And I really did give it the first and second prompt that were described in today’s fauxmercial, and those really were the responses it gave me. The rest of it I wrote and performed along with Yossie Frankel as the announcer, Tuvia Frankel as the first AI response and Robin Glickstein as the second AI response. After sort of co-writing with ChatGPT, I was really happy to co-write The 5-Minute Game Show with an actual person – Eve Hirschman. It was a lot more fun. Spoiler: Stephen aced his game show.
    I believe that educators everywhere should be hearing what Stephen has to say, so please share this episode with every educator you know.
    @stephenmarche on the platform formerly known as Twitter
    Find Stephen’s essays, novels, non-fiction books, appearances and more at www.stephenmarche.com
     

    • 51 min
    Encore of Episode 89: AI in Education Part 1

    Encore of Episode 89: AI in Education Part 1

    This episode was orginally recorded in November of 2022, just as we were hearing about ChatGPT and AI in education. Many of us were wondering what will happen to the way we teach and the way students learn. This is the first part of my exploration about AI in Education. My views on it, my concerns, my hopes have all changed many times over the last year and 1/2. It's interesting to go back and see how far we've come.
    Here is my original description of the episode:
    There has been an explosion of handwringing among educators and academics, and cheers from students about the strides and easy accessibility of Artificial Intelligence that will probably change the entire nature of how we educate. What can we expect? How do we adapt?  Can anything good come out of this? This is just the first in a series of examinations of this incredibly important topic that will certainly affect every aspect of education at least from middle school through higher education. On this episode it’s just me and AI. We even had fun playing The 5-Minute Game Show! Well, at least I did. I can’t speak for my friendly AI.
    I want to especially thank Tuvia Frankel for clueing me in to the importance of dealing with this issue right away, and for writing the fauxmercial!
    Resources and Links:
    Various great essays on AI by Stephen Marche in The Atlantic
    The End of High-School English by Daniel Herman in The Atlantic
    The Brilliance and Weirdness of ChatGPT by Kevin Roose in The New York Times

    • 30 min
    Special Announcement for the New Year

    Special Announcement for the New Year

    I've been taking a break from publishing new episodes since mid-August, and now I have a special announcement! 

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Crys from ,

Relatable and helpful

I especially appreciated the recent episode on returning to the classroom. It was like Batsheva was speaking directly about my own career journey. I highly recommend this podcast to all educators.

ConfettiCreative.Co | PR ,

A guide to teaching in 2023!

In this podcast, Batsheva walks you through how to navigate the unique challenges of being an educator in this day and age. From ever-changing technology to addressing equity in the classroom to guiding students through all the wacky world events, this podcast shows you how to manage it all and have a laugh at the same time!

SCL71 ,

Refreshing and intriguing

I love the quirky and fun bookends (fauxmercials and game show) in each episode. It's so refreshing to listen to you having fun while also digging into meaningful ways to create change in education. I'm a fan!!!

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