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Mar 23, 2020

In which Dan talks with six teachers from American School in Japan, where they've done lots of thinking and experimenting with online learning. Teachers from across the K-12 school discuss the adjustment to digital, social-emotional support for their students, and what advice they'd give American schools now thinking...


Mar 19, 2020

In which Dan talks with Jesse Stommel of University of Mary Washington in Virginia, and someone who has done a ton of thinking about the intersection of pedagogy, purpose, equity, and life online. They talk about the role of schools during the coronavirus crisis, the ‘pivot’ to online learning, ungrading, and the...


Mar 16, 2020

In which Dan investigates the impact of the coronavirus on learning and explores the possibilities of online learning. First he interviews a teacher from Seattle who's going through the uncertainty of a school closure (2:40) before talking about online learning around the country with a reporter from EdSurge...


Mar 8, 2020

In which Dan wants you to know all about the Human Restoration Project, a grass-roots progressive education organization. After a brief description of the organization, Dan talks with Nick Covington, one of its leaders, about learning, grades, the 'evidence-based movement', and fatherhood. As always, we welcome comments...


Feb 27, 2020

In which Dan discusses crucial issues facing math education with Stanford University professor Dr. Jo Boaler, author of 'Limitless Mind'. They talk growth mindset, math's obsession with testing, the overabundance of content in most school courses, and the role of colleges and universities in addressing these problems....