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Jul 23, 2020

In which Dan talks with Monise Seward, a grade 6 special education teacher in Georgia. In this time of great turmoil and uncertainty, they talk Covid, BLM, textbooks, and how special education is a portal into many of the larger issues facing education. As always, we welcome comments and questions on Twitter @BigIdeaEd


Jul 8, 2020

In which Dan examines two very different approaches to teaching Literature in middle and high schools today. He's joined by Jasmine Lane and Jarred Amato to examine the "literary canon", the role of choice in the classroom, and books that have left an impression on these two educators. As always, we welcome comments and...


Jun 10, 2020

In which Dan discusses the importance of understanding historical context, especially during times of great change and crisis. He's joined by Matt, the host of the excellent Reflecting History podcast to talk about what it means to truly 'understand' history, the importance of creating and reading primary sources, and...


May 28, 2020

In which Dan reaches out to educators from different contexts and with different perspectives, and asks them for their answer to the question, 'What has the Covid crisis taught you about education?' Some really powerful stuff here. As always, we welcome comments and questions on Twitter @BigIdeaEd


May 18, 2020

In which Dan talks with Laura England, an IB teacher who's done a ton of thinking about projects and what they mean for student learning. They talk about what we mean by 'project', process vs product, and why establishing a classroom culture of good questions is so important. As always we welcome comments on...