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TeachLab is a podcast that investigates the art and craft of teaching. There are 3.5 million K-12 teachers in America, and we want to explore how they can become even better at what they do. Hosted by Justin Reich, MIT Professor and director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. New episode every Thursday, starting January 16th, 2020.

TeachLab with Justin Reich MIT Teaching Systems Lab

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TeachLab is a podcast that investigates the art and craft of teaching. There are 3.5 million K-12 teachers in America, and we want to explore how they can become even better at what they do. Hosted by Justin Reich, MIT Professor and director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. New episode every Thursday, starting January 16th, 2020.

    Dr. Liz Self

    Dr. Liz Self

    Dr. Liz Self, Assistant Professor of the Practice at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development joins Justin Reich on TeachLab. They discuss Liz’s early teaching experiences, racial equity in the classroom, and Liz’s current work where she uses clinical simulations to help teachers practice for challenging situations in teaching.

    • 31 min
    Geoffrey Canada

    Geoffrey Canada

    Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone joins Justin Reich to discuss fighting intergenerational poverty for inner-city children, the approach Harlem Children’s Zone is taking, and how you have to address the entire context of the child, not just their academics.

    • 36 min
    Milly Arbaje-Thomas

    Milly Arbaje-Thomas

    Milly Arbaje-Thomas joins Justin Reich to discuss the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a voluntary school integration program in Boston, Massachusetts. They’ll focus on METCO’s mission, its underlying values, and Milly’s personal experience with the program as a former METCO parent and as its current CEO.

    • 26 min
    Dr. Ilana Horn

    Dr. Ilana Horn

    Dr. Ilana Horn joins Justin Reich to discuss finding the strengths in every student, listening more closely to student thinking, and finding ways to shift curriculum from “school math” to the kind of math that’s both more engaging to students and closer to what real mathematicians do. Dr. Horn offers a slew of concrete strategies for teachers and teacher educators, from roster audits, to “becoming invisible” to mediated field experiences.

    • 29 min
    José Luis Vilson

    José Luis Vilson

    José Luis Vilson joins Justin Reich to discuss how to connect with your students, what it means to be a teacher of color, and the mission of EduColor, a movement and organization that Vilson co-founded to elevate the voices of public school advocates of color on educational equity and justice.

    • 26 min
    Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

    Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

    In TeachLab’s first episode, our host Justin Reich has a powerful conversation with renowned author, psychologist and educator Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. Dr. Tatum shares some of the stories that inspired her bestselling book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race and offers tips for addressing the ongoing challenges of racial issues in classrooms and schools.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

CPKZAK ,

Informative, engaging, and important podcast

This podcast is a power packed list of people who have championed equity in education. Justin Reich keeps the conversation going while letting his guests share their experiences and insights. I look forward to listening every week!

Boston2031 ,

Great Start!

Only two episodes out so far, and TeachLab is sharing vital lessons. José Luis Vilson on scaffolding questions into tiers that center students, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum on crossing lines of difference - powerful ideas to improve instruction and equity.

amagnacarta ,

Exciting, necessary conversations

As someone who worked on this podcast, I'm so proud to help share some of these exciting, necessary conversations about teaching and learning. Enjoy!

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