The original PsychSessions podcast is co-hosted by Garth Neufeld from Cascadia College and Eric Landrum from Boise State University. We leverage our connections with psychology teachers from all levels (high school, community college, college, university) as well as individuals from other occupations to have meaningful conversations about what it means to be an educator. Of course, we veer away from the teaching conversation from time to time to hear about origin stories and the personal perspectives of our guests, touching on current events and topics of interest.
Our ASKPsychSessions feature is hosted by Marianne Lloyd from Seton Hall University. For ASKPsychSessions, listeners submit questions about teaching and learning, and Marianne interviews experts and posts short features with the question and answer together. These features are often be thematically grouped, such as information about making the sudden pivot to online instruction or various aspects of improving equity, diversity, and inclusion instruction in your course.
Anna Ropp from Metropolitan State University-Denver presents the SoTLPsychSessions feature, in which she interviews researchers who are just publishing new work in an area related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Anna allows them to describe the work in their own voice and then has researchers describe the practical applications of the new study for teachers to apply in their courses.
E127: Aaron Richmond (Part 2): Teacher / Editor / Guru, Pandemic Survivor, DNA-Infused Work Ethic
In this episode Eric interviews Aaron Richmond from Metropolitan State University-Denver in Denver, CO. In his 2nd podcast interview, Aaron shares homecare challenges with two educators and three school-age daughters during the pandemic. In 2020 he became the Editor of STP's Teaching of Psychology journal, and he shares his insights and excitement about that new role. Aaron has an off-the-charts work ethic, starting at age 12, and this helped him succeed though high school and college struggles.
TMS02E10: Oh Rob. But Eric. Thus Season 2 Endeth [Only Listening Reveals The Context]
Episode snippets: test item formats and how the item format is related to the effectiveness of the assessment procedure; do we ever match the measurement modality to optimize to what we want to know about the construct? (No.) The Laura Petrie "oh Rob" moment is born; equivalencies and validities, the hard work of writing test item files for intro psych publishers, the difficult task of predictive validity studies, Rob's single diagnostic assessment item technique, quibbling over the word "best"
TMS02E09: I Learned It From You, Rob, I Learned It From You: Technology in My Classroom
Episode snippets: four students working together in research methods on one project; the shared lab notebook through Google Docs; the possible usefulness of Microsoft OneNote for a lab notebook; attempting to record how students think, and if their thinking changes over the course of a year-long research methods course; using Poll Everywhere to engage students in class; the dominance of Google-suite products
TMS02E08: Albert Bandura and Garth Neufeld Walk into a PsychSessions Podcast (Wait--I've Heard This One Before)
Episode snippets: Rob mentions the re-release of the Albert Bandura episode after his death; the newsletter; Eric tells his own story of meeting Dr. Bandura at the 2010 RMPA in Denver; the dinner with Nancy Karlin, Cheryl Sanders, Albert Bandura, and me at a Mexican restaurant; got to introduce Elizabeth Loftus too.
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TMS02E07: Back to the Classroom: Consultation Projects, Research Deep Dives, and Masks & Vaccines: Oh My!
Episode snippets: the joy of being face to face with students again, a capstone course and an intense research methods experience, consulting projects in the capstone course, writing in shorter segments, meaningful parent-teacher conferences, infographics, students leveraging grade feedback, Jane Halonen and magic, high school researchers and the challenge of access to resources
TMS02E06: Introductory Psychology, The Bachelor's Degree, and What's the Workforce Got To Do With It?
Episode snippets: introductory psychology and APA's Introductory Psychology Initiative (IPI), preparing psychology majors for the psychology workforce, access and affordability, educational systems, is the AP psych course an equivalent to the college level intro psych? The apprenticeship model, "Cs get degrees," the benefit of transfer credits to students (and parents), some current students are paralyzed by the number of options/choices before them regarding career options; imposter phenomenon
Brookfield inspires action!
What an interview. Who else can push white educators like me to walk the walk? His principled self-reflection and what I can only call “confessional consciousness” inspired me to finally form a white accountability group for myself, as Dr Kathy Obear suggested days after George Floyd’s murder. What a “get” for your awesome podcast.
Garth & Eric’s passion is inspiring
Though I am not a teacher, I walk away from this podcast each time with new perspectives on life and the human condition. Garth and Eric ask insightful questions, are not afraid to dig deep, and are truly passionate about this work. You can probably remember moments in the classroom when a teacher ignited a fire inside of you - this podcast is like that, episode in and episode out. Take a listen to add some spark and passion to your day.
Wonderful Podcast and an Inspiration!
I love this podcast! Garth and Eric are great hosts, excellent interviewers, and awesomely insightful. Their guests are expert psychology instructors that offer some of the best teaching advice. I've incorporated much of the suggestions into my own teaching of psych. Finally, this podcast was one of the inspirations for starting my podcast! Keep up the great work, fellas!