March 20, 2023

Will AI Replace Teachers?

Is it possible that Robots/AI will replace teachers someday? II first examined this question in an episode in early 2020. My guests said no, but my son, 14 at the time, predicted much of what we are seeing now with …

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March 4, 2023

Barbara Smith: Storming the Gates of Traditional Education

In this episode, I speak with Barbara Smith, a long-time forward-thinking educator and prolific writer. We talk about her upcoming book, The Gatekeepers: Why School Systems Should Rethink Resisting Change. We discuss who the gatekeepers are that keep...

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Feb. 20, 2023

Matt Miller: ChatGPT and Other AI in Our Classrooms

In the 4th episode in this series on AI in education, my guest, Matt Miller and I discuss the issues we need to consider as well as some very practical ideas for using ChatGPT and other cool AI in our …

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Feb. 6, 2023

Protecting Students From Toxic Influencers

This episode is important for parents and educators to listen to. In it, my special guest – a teenage boy - and I dig deep into the ever increasing problem of teens and pre-teens being influenced by toxic people and …

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Jan. 22, 2023

Ben Talsma: Get Weird and Wonderful with AI

After 2 more philosophical looks at AI in education, I wanted to bring in some super practical ways to incorporate ChatGPT and other AI sites into your lessons and schools as a whole. My guest is Ben Talsma who you …

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Jan. 9, 2023

Stephen Marche: How Will AI Affect Education? Part 2

If you haven’t yet listened to the first in this AI in Education series, episode 89, you might want to do that first. It’s not essential but it does give some background that feeds this episode’s discussion. In that episode, …

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Dec. 23, 2022

Dr. Lacrecia Terrance: Create Excellent & Equitable Learning with PBL…

I am so ready for some huge, great changes, to education. How about you? How are we going to make this happen? How can we provide a super high quality education for every student? My guest today, Dr. Lacrecia Terrance, …

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Dec. 20, 2022

Holiday Fauxmercial Bonus Episode

In September of 2022, Fauxsie awards were given out at a fake, but very fun awards ceremony honoring the talented people who have helped me create the commercial parodies - fauxmercials - that come at the beginning of each episode. …

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Dec. 12, 2022

How Will AI Affect Education? Part 1

There has been an explosion of handwringing among educators and academics, and cheers from students about the strides and easy accessibility of Artificial Intelligence that will probably change the entire nature of how we educate. What can we expect?...

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Nov. 28, 2022

Starr Sackstein & Connie Hamilton: Disrupting the Homework Habit

Today, I’m continuing a hot topic in education right now -homework. My guests in this episode are incredible educators Starr Sackstein and Connie Hamilton who co-authored the excellent book, Hacking Homework. We have a great conversation that...

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Nov. 14, 2022

Pete & Noah: We Can All Be Math People

My guests on this episode, Noah King and Peter Littig have podcast called The Math Club that I really love. I would never have guessed that I would enjoy a podcast about math, but I really love it. The show …

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Oct. 31, 2022

Elizabeth Jorgensen: Process Based Assessment & Going Homework-less

My guest on this episode is awesome educator and author Elizabeth Jorgensen who I initially met on a social media platform that rhymes with bitter (which is basically how many of us feel about it right now). We discuss Process …

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Oct. 17, 2022

Batsheva: Reflections and Moving Forward

On this episode, I reflect on the past - sharing ideas, musings, anecdotes, subtle hints, honest confessions, and a look at how reflection moved education forward for all of us. Special thanks to Barbara Heller and Yossie Frankel, my fauxmercial …

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Oct. 3, 2022

Jason Ablin: Creating Gender Equality

My guest today is longtime educator and author Jason Ablin. We talk about creating gender equality in education – what does it mean? What would it look like? And how to get it. Then Jason performs well with a music/literature …

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Sept. 19, 2022

Alfonso Mendoza: Tech for Going Gradeless, SEL, and More

In this episode, I have a great conversation with Alfonso Mendoza, also known as Fonz, of the website and podcast . He is an Instructional Technologist and Google Innovator who shares a huge range of insights, ideas, effective pedagogy and …

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Sept. 5, 2022

Jacki Edry: Understanding and Supporting Our Neurodivergent Students

My special guest today is educator and author Jacki Edry. I learned so much from Jacki about neurodivergence in many forms. She has experience with neurodivergence as an educator, a mother, and through an experience she herself had. Jacki has …

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Aug. 28, 2022

DISCOVER Assessment Mini-Episode 4

Remember mix-tapes? This is formative assessment is about curating music. I share two ways to use published music and songs for quick check-ins. Need help getting started? Wanna share something cool your students have done? Any questions? DM me on...

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Aug. 22, 2022

Starr Sackstein: Going Gradeless & Creative, Authentic Assessments

My guest is Starr Sackstein, who is returning for a third time! We are both extremely passionate about going gradeless and its very important companion - creative and authentic assessments. Our conversation is all about practicality. I have lots of...

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Aug. 8, 2022

Micaela Blei: The Pedagogy of Story Framing

Episode 80: Micaela Blei: The Pedagogy of Story Framing Overthrowing Education’s 3rd anniversary is this month, and one way I wanted to celebrate was by replaying an early interview I loved with incredible educator and award-winning storyteller,...

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July 24, 2022

Episode 79: Chris Nesi: Ed Tech Past, Present and Future

My guest is a fellow edupodster. Christopher J. Nesi is from House of Ed Tech, among others, and he’s an ed tech tool maven. In this episode, you’ll hear all about the awesome things he does in our discussion, which …

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July 10, 2022

Lessons of Qualia-ity Students: Ella, Jiyen and Diego

In the last episode, I interviewed Jim Hahn and Jon Cassie, the founders of to find out what their secret sauces to success are and how they can be added to other schools and classrooms. I thought it was important …

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June 26, 2022

Improving the Quality of Education with "Qualianess"

In this episode, Jim Hahn and Jon Cassie from Qualia: The School for Deeper Learning and The Arete Institute, are not only my wonderful guests, but they also the sponsors this podcast. Jim and Jon chat with me about the …

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June 21, 2022

Discovery Assessments Mini Episode 3

For this series, on each mini-episode, I share one quick idea that can be applied to any subject. Some of them you may have already mastered, or maybe just tried once, or hadn’t even thought about yet. Today’s DISCOVER assessment …

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June 13, 2022

Jessica Fuller: Games and Tools Transforming Education

My guest, Jess Fuller tells us about RESCHOOL, the creators of the amazing game Revolve as well as other education-changing tools. I love game-based learning – I don’t really video games, and I definitely don’t mean badges and leveling up. …

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