Take a deeper dive into the Mind, Brain, and Education Science research articles authored by teachers at St. Andrew's Episcopal School for the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning's research journal, "Think Differently and Deeply."
Chasing Sleep: Think Differently and Deeply Ep. 13
As we approach the first major projects and exams of the school year, there's one research-informed success strategy that students and teachers alike tend to downplay - getting a full night's sleep. In the latest episode of the Think Differently and Deeply Podcast, we get some insight on the importance of sleep from a recent high school graduate, Sarah Schwartz, who wrote about the impact of sleep on her own life from a research-informed perspective for Volume 4 of Think Differently and Deeply.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Schools Today: Think Differently and Deeply Ep. 12
The Think Differently and Deeply Podcast returns with a conversation with Dr. Rodney Glasgow, former Head of Middle School and Chief Diversity Officer at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, and now Head of School at Sandy Spring Friends School, on how schools can support their teachers and students as they navigate the current movement to fight systemic injustices. This interview was recorded via Zoom in July 2020.
Metacognition Across Disciplines: Think Differently and Deeply Ep. 11
English and math may seem like polar opposite disciplines, but Mind, Brain, and Education Science strategies like metacognition help students excel at both. St. Andrew's teachers and CTTL staff members Julia Dean and Molly Magner chat with Glenn about collaborating on their Think Differently and Deeply article as English and math teachers, and discuss how teachers can help students develop metacognitive skills by demonstrating them in their own classroom practice. (Note: this episode was recorded in spring 2019, before Julia departed St. Andrew's and the CTTL to begin her Master's degree in social work. Thank you again, Julia, for your enthusiasm and dedication to countless teachers and students.)
Illustrating the Teenage Brain: Think Differently and Deeply Ep.10
As a St. Andrew's student, alumna Joy Reeves '18 contributed to the CTTL as a research fellow and a resident illustrator, having designed the covers of two workbooks for the Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy. She returns to St. Andrew's after her first semester at Duke University to chat with Glenn about her experience bringing Mind, Brain, and Education Science strategies to her college course load.
Reading "Unhappy" Books: Think Differently and Deeply Ep.9
Why do we teach serious novels and tragic dramas, rather than "happy" books, in high school English? Andrew Seidman, St. Andrew's English teacher, shares how reading "unhappy" books helps students put themselves in someone else's shoes, an exercise in theory of the mind that builds social cognition and empathy.
Spaced Repetition for Math Success: Think Differently and Deeply Ep. 8
Have you ever passed out a final exam review packet, only to hear students ask, "Did we ever learn about this?" Karen Kaufman, St. Andrew's Math Department Head, speaks with Glenn about how she introduced the Mind, Brain, and Education Science strategy of spaced repetition to keep her math students from slipping down the "forgetting curve."