Matt and Courtney talk about the near-future in a pandemic world of education. We get some tips from Allison Zmuda, along with some of our own ideas.
Matt and Courtney are back talking about grading, now in a pandemic situation. How is it done during a remote/distance learning time, and how do we make it fair for our learners? If we have been preaching providing evidence anytime anywhere anyhow, then how do we make it fair for all? And Courtney's soul-rocking question: is anywhere anytime learning problematic from the angle of equity? WHOA.
And we got Zoombombed. It was nice. We cut it, but you hear the aftermath. Plus, a listener question!
Matt and Courtney return! Although we are homebound these days, as is everyone else, there are still lots of things to think about around personalized learning. We talk about a lot of big picture things, how this is a perfect time to think about those things, and lots more. We'll be back weekly to talk through issues that come up - give us your feedback and what you'd like us to discuss!
Matt and Courtney return with an in-person pod! We recorded this one just before the coronavirus closed school around the world, but the intentions still work for learners. Awhile back, we talked about the role of argument being the key for all critical thinking - now Matt brings in the role of statistics into critical thinking (and Courtney wins, as statistics seems to be a subset of argument). Anyways, take a listen from the Before Times. Let us know what you think at plearnmc.com!
Matt and Courtney continue to catch up with teachers we have talked to - Matt Lunt is back! He is an OG from season one, and he's back to talk about teaching during these strange times.
Matt and Courtney shift gears a bit, and start catching up with teachers we've talked with in the past, and figure out what they are doing in these remote learning times. We start this mini-series with Shannon Heath, an elementary teacher from Maine. What is happening in her multi-age classroom that she shares with other teachers, and how does it all work in these remote learning times?
Matt and Courtney discuss how much learning in these times is appropriate. We talk through what it looks like 3 weeks in - what does managing distance learning look like, because it sure isn't about DOING distance learning.
Matt and Courtney are back with an interview with Dr. Cathy Vatterott, author of Rethinking Homework, now in its second edition. They discuss why she got into research around homework, what the research says (and why it's sometimes inconsistent), and some ideas about what to do in your school. Like a bunch of do-do's for homework.
Matt and Courtney continue their Critical Thinking trimester with a discussion of concept attainment (or as we call it, the yes/no game). This is something you can do with your learners TODAY, be it young ones or adult ones. It's a short pod, but it's packed with goodness.....
Find the book Courtney talks about here at https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Deeper-Learning-Students-Meaning/dp/1416628622/ .
Matt and Courtney have pulled off a coup of some sort, interviewing Dr. Alfie Kohn, an education researcher and author. He answers a bunch of questions Matt and Courtney had, including why we might have to change our podcast name. Read the stuff on his website at alfiekohn.org and become more critical thinkers about what we are doing in our education system to our learners. Follow him on Twitter at @alfiekohn