School’s In is a lively podcast exploring current issues in education and the future of learning and teaching. Hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Education Senior Lecturer Denise Pope and Dean Dan Schwartz, the show delves into what’s working and what needs to change to ensure that all children are prepared for a dynamic future. Are you worried about your kids’ teachers being too strict? Is homework drowning your fifth grader or stressing out your high school freshman? How do you know if your child is on track with reading? How can you get a student excited about math? Does technology improve learning or create distractions? Dan and Denise share research facts and their own real-life experiences, interviewing experts who add understanding and tips so families and school leaders can incorporate new discoveries and knowledge into their lives and practice.
Student stress during the pandemic, with Denise Pope
Denise Pope talks about COVID-19’s impact on students’ mental health and engagement with school.
Teaching about racism, with Matthew Snipp
Stanford sociologist Matthew Snipp talks about teaching race and ethnic relations in America.
The debate over reopening schools during COVID-19, with William Koski
Why are some schools open for in-person learning while others aren’t? Stanford Professor Bill Koski talks about the challenges in reopening schools, from legal issues to infrastructure problems, and who (or what) is to blame for those that remain shuttered to students.
Education around the world, with Christopher J. Thomas
Christopher J. Thomas explains why education in the developing world matters for everyone.
Resolving conflict through peacemaking, with Karen Biestman
Karen Biestman talks about a framework long used by indigenous communities that can help students, parents and teachers better understand one another.
Special ed during COVID-19, with Christopher J. Lemons
Stanford education professor Chris Lemons discusses how parents and teachers can support students with learning disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Confronting Race at and in the Future
Eric’s perspectives were antidotes were on target and insightful