Episodes

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 me…

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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 Inst…

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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 h…

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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 q…

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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 ve…

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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 wan…

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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 t…

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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 …

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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 won…

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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 alrea…

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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…

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May 30, 2022

Carter Weinstein: Helping Students Conquer Fears

This episode’s topic couldn’t be timelier. I have a really enlightening conversation with my guest, Carter Weinstein, who as a hi…

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May 23, 2022

A Special Announcement About the Fauxsie Awards

Since every episode starts with a fauxmercial - a commercial parody about fake educational products we wish were real - So New Le…

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May 16, 2022

Beyond STEAM: Blending All Subjects for Better Learning

My special guest is an educational tech expert, IT superstar and STEAM teacher, Yossie Frankel (and he’s also my husband!). I fin…

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May 2, 2022

Deborah Farmer Kris: The Power of Play, Awe and Awesome SEL

In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I invited longtime educator and author, Deborah Farmer Kris as my guest to o…

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April 18, 2022

Easy Ways to Overthrow Outmoded Education

In this episode, the tables are turned.  I was a guest on Shane Lawrence’s The Ed Podcast and we talked about so many important w…

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April 4, 2022

Jacob Johnson: How to Go Gradeless

Jacob Johnson, aka Grade Slayer shares his continuing journey on going gradeless and gives help for any teacher who wants to star…

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March 20, 2022

Matt Miller: Level Up Learning

On this episode I welcome back amazing educator and author, Matt Miller. After this episode, check out his appearance way back on…

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March 7, 2022

Shane Lawrence: Reflection, Wisdom, and Practical Ideas

Shane Lawrence, veteran educator, and the long-time host of The Ed Podcast shares some wisdom he has learned and gained from all …

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Feb. 27, 2022

DISCOVER Assessment Mini Episode 2

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 alrea…

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Feb. 20, 2022

Katie White: Student Success with Self-Assessment

On this episode I have an incredibly insightful and super practical conversation with veteran educator and author Katie White. Pe…

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Feb. 7, 2022

Barbara Heller: Generate Wellbeing, Focus and Creativity with Mindful…

My guest, Barbara Heller, and I discuss how to integrate mindful meditation into your class routine to help your students feel ce…

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Jan. 24, 2022

Matthew Woods: Leadership in Our Burned-Out Times

My guest is educational leader Matthew Woods, host of the podcast Leading Out of the Woods. Our discussion covers a lot of differ…

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Jan. 9, 2022

Kayhan Ali: Students Driving Change

As educators and parents, we need to listen more to what students are voicing about education. While I hope to have more students…

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