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A podcast about big ideas in education. Tune in to listen and think, then respond on Twitter and Instagram @BigIdeaEd

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A podcast about big ideas in education. Tune in to listen and think, then respond on Twitter and Instagram @BigIdeaEd

    How to Teach Media and News Literacy with Ebonee Rice

    How to Teach Media and News Literacy with Ebonee Rice

    In which Dan talks with Ebonee Rice (@EboneeSpeaks), Senior VP of Educator Network at the News Literacy Project. They talk about the unprecedented amount of information at our fingertips, the danger of passive media consumption, the importance of understanding how news gets made, and the incredible work of the News Literacy Project. 

    Mentioned in the show:
    Why do people claim things that can be easily disproven with a Google search?
    Truth Decay, The RAND Corporation's insightful take on media literacy
    Can you spot fake news before hitting “share”? Kids are learning and so can you by Fast Company
    The News Literacy Project -- Start here for some amazing resources
    Checkology, NewLitPro's flagship platform
    NewsLit Nation, a fantastic group to join

    Music:
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    • 42 min
    Pernille Ripp on how we can nurture young readers

    Pernille Ripp on how we can nurture young readers

    In which Dan talks with educator, author, and speaker Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp) about the importance of developing young readers. For over a decade Pernille has run the Global Read Aloud, a six-week program that unites classrooms around a single text. Dan and Pernille discuss what it means to be a reader, helping our reluctant readers find books that speak to them, and why teachers need to listen to students about their reading needs. As always, I welcome comments and questions on Twitter @BigIdeaEd

    Mentioned in the show:
    The Global Read Aloud, created and run by Pernille Ripp
    Pernille Ripp on the web
    Books:
    The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
    Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
    The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
    When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert
    Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte
    Black Boy Joy, edited by Kwame Mbalia
    This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
    Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young
    In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

    Music:
    Track: Sunflower — Soyb [Audio Library Release]
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    • 47 min
    Globally-Minded Education with Julia Fliss

    Globally-Minded Education with Julia Fliss

    In which Dan is joined by Colorado educator Julia Fliss to discuss the importance of cultivating globally-minded students in our increasingly interconnected world. Dan and Julia start by examining the power of learning additional languages as a portal into deeper cultural understanding. Then they discuss the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, local activism, and Julia's work with Girl Rising. As always I welcome comments and questions on Twitter @BigIdeaEd

    Mentioned in the show:
    The UN's Sustainable Development Goals
    Teach the SDGs
    Inspire Citizens
    Girl Rising
    Julia Fliss on Twitter

    Music:
    Track: Sunflower — Soyb [Audio Library Release]
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    • 52 min
    Monise Seward on the hardest teaching year, the 2020 election, and America's misunderstanding of history

    Monise Seward on the hardest teaching year, the 2020 election, and America's misunderstanding of history

    In which Dan hosts the always-candid Monise Seward (@MoniseLSeward), a special education teacher and interventionist. Living in Georgia, Monise had a front row seat to one of the most tumultuous years in American history and she comes on the pod to talk about teaching and learning during the pandemic, election denialism, historical ignorance, and what she's optimistic about. As always, I welcome comments and questions on Twitter @BigIdeaEd

    Music:
    Track: Sunflower — Soyb [Audio Library Release]
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    • 58 min
    A Rural View of Education and Progressivism

    A Rural View of Education and Progressivism

    In which Dan talks with educator, author, and big thinker Casey Jakubowski. They discuss rural education, the state of the teaching profession, the current debate over history class, and progressivism. As always I welcome comments and questions on Twitter @BigIdeaEd

    Mentioned in the show:

    Thinking About Teaching: A Rural Social Studies Teacher's Path to Strive for Excellence by Casey Jakubowski
    Report: Why Rural Matters, 2018-19: The Time is Now from The Rural School and Community Trust
    Dividing Paradise: Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream by Jennifer Sherman
    Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Handing Biden a Bipartisan Win from the New York Times
    Education in Rural California from EdSource

    Music:
    Track: Sunflower — Soyb [Audio Library Release]
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Human-Centered Approach to Education with Chris McNutt

    A Human-Centered Approach to Education with Chris McNutt

    In which Dan talks with Chris McNutt, an Ohio educator, the executive director of the Human Restoration Project, and a leading voice for a progressive, human-centered education. They talk about the manufactured myth of "learning loss", media literacy, and the incredible work of HRP. As always, I welcome comments and questions on Twitter @BigIdeaEd

    Mentioned in the show:

    From the Human Restoration Project 
    Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave: How the Testing Industry Manufactured the "Learning Loss" Narrative by Chris McNuttPrimer on Progressive EducationUngrading HandbookEvidence Journal (great alternative to traditional grading!)Microcredentialing and CourseworkHRP Podcast #95: Deciphering "Learning Loss" w/ Akil Bello

    McKinsey's report on learning loss: "COVID-19 and student learning in the United States: The hurt could last a lifetime"

    Music:
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Leith Bauer ,

Great Podcast!

This is the best podcast I’ve ever heard! It has great intro and amazing audio quality.

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Great podcast, well produced, interesting topics!

This is a good one to listen and subscribe to. Thanks for having me on as a guest, Dan!

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