63 episodes

‘What I Want to Know’ provides answers to some of the biggest questions in education. As the traditional model undergoes a dramatic shift accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering what the future holds. Kevin P. Chavous connects with industry leaders to get their insights on how we can better prepare learners to unlock their full potential, no matter their learning environment.

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 150 Ratings

‘What I Want to Know’ provides answers to some of the biggest questions in education. As the traditional model undergoes a dramatic shift accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering what the future holds. Kevin P. Chavous connects with industry leaders to get their insights on how we can better prepare learners to unlock their full potential, no matter their learning environment.

    61. Can games improve student outcomes?

    61. Can games improve student outcomes?

    A recent survey finds that nearly two-thirds of parents want schools to experiment with new ways of teaching children. But where do we begin?
    With so many issues to address, some influential voices say we should look to games for inspiration. Can games reinvigorate our kids' zest for learning? Can they improve student outcomes as a result?
    Dr. Barry Fishman, Professor in the Schools of Education and Information at the University of Michigan, joins Kevin in this episode. They'll discuss how games can help solve some of the biggest issues in education today and how they can help refocus our efforts on the fundamental goals of teaching and learning.

    • 18 min
    60. How have the last two years impacted social and emotional learning?

    60. How have the last two years impacted social and emotional learning?

    Social and emotional learning - the process by which young people acquire the knowledge and skills to develop healthy identities, manage their emotions, show empathy for others, and achieve their personal goals - seems more important than ever after two years of pandemic lockdowns and social unrest. In this episode, Dr. Aaliyah Samuel, President and CEO of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, joins Kevin to discuss SEL, and how educators can help kids be their best. 

    • 17 min
    Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 Trailer

    Welcome to season 3 of What I Want to Know! As you begin a new school year, we’re beginning a new season, in a new office with a great line-up of new guests. Stay current on the things that matter most to educators, with host Kevin P. Chavous. Subscribe or follow the podcast to keep up with What I Want to Know. 

    • 2 min
    Are we doing enough to support our teachers?

    Are we doing enough to support our teachers?

    A recent study by Miami University of Ohio found that nearly two-thirds of teachers reported increased anxiety and emotional exhaustion concerns. In fact, with teacher shortages and student learning loss, 84 percent of teachers are working more than 40 hours per week. In this episode, Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO of Teach for America, joins Kevin to discuss what more we can do to support our teachers at this critical moment.

    • 20 min
    How can we stop teen suicide?

    How can we stop teen suicide?

    Even before the pandemic, suicide was the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24. Teenage emergency room visits for suicide attempts have risen sharply since 2020, with a 50 percent rise in cases involving young women alone. What has been driving these startling increases? And is there more our schools can do to help identify and intervene with at-risk kids before they attempt to hurt themselves or others? In this episode, Dr. David Brent, the Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, joins Kevin to discuss what more we can do to combat a problem that is reaching epidemic proportions.

    • 19 min
    How can we expose more students to careers in data science?

    How can we expose more students to careers in data science?

    In 2019, the highest-paying entry-level jobs were in data science, at $95,000 a year. But these lucrative jobs employ a smaller percentage of women and people of color than any other field. How can we spark interest in analytics as a springboard to careers in science and technology? And how can our schools ensure that STEM programs are open and accessible to all? Robert Clayton, CEO and Founder of the Sports Analytics Club Program, joins Kevin in this episode to tell us more about the program and what we all can learn from its successes to date.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

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Terrific resource for teachers and administrators

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