The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Impactful Instructional Coaching With Jim Knight

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Impactful Instructional Coaching With Jim Knight Drew Perkins talks with Jim Knight, Founding Partner at the Instructional Coaching Group, about his work and approach to instructional coaching. Links & Resources Mentioned...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Do The Science Of Learning And Inquiry Converge?

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Do The Science Of Learning And Inquiry Converge? Drew Perkins talks with author and education professor, Carl Hendrick, about updates to his latest co-authored book and the nuances of the science of learning and inquiry. Links...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Talking Inquiry With Kath Murdoch

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Talking Inquiry With Kath Murdoch This episode is the archived audio of a May 25, 2024, ThoughtStretchers Education Community discussion event titled “A Journey Through the Landscape of Inquiry with Kath Murdoch” Links &...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: How Should We Think About Antiracism In Education?

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: How Should We Think About Antiracism In Education? This episode is the archived audio of a May 23, 2024, ThoughtStretchers Education Community discussion event titled "Antiracism in Education: How should we think about race,...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: A Veteran Teacher Who Rejects Black And White Thinking

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: A Veteran Teacher Who Rejects Black And White Thinking Drew Perkins talks with veteran teacher, Melinda Karshner, about her teaching and how she navigates the landscape of false binaries being pushed about the science of...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: A Conservative Vision For Improving Education

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: A Conservative Vision For Improving Education Drew Perkins talks with Rick Hess, Director of Education at the American Enterprise Institute, about his new co-authored book, Getting Education Right: A Conservative Vision for...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: When A GOP Insider Realizes Moms For Liberty Claims Are False

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: When A GOP Insider Realizes Moms For Liberty Claims Are False Drew Perkins talks with Granbury, Texas school board member, Courtney Gore, and journalist, Jeremy Schwartz, about her experience with GOP efforts in her town to...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: School Desegregation In 1868? The Story Of Susie Clark

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: School Desegregation In 1868? The Story Of Susie Clark Drew Perkins talks with Joshalyn Hickey-Johnson, author of the children's book, Susie Clark: The Bravest Girl You’ve Ever Seen, a story about desegregating Iowa schools in...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Using Thinking Maps To Empower Project-Based Learning

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Using Thinking Maps To Empower Project-Based Learning Drew Perkins talks with David Hyerle, Founder of Thinking Foundation and CEO/Owner of Thinking Schools International, about the use of Thinking Maps to help learners in and...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Hard Questions About School Choice

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Hard Questions About School Choice Drew Perkins talks with Shaka Mitchell, a Senior Fellow with the American Federation for Children, about school choice issues and challenges, including recent legislation passed in Kentucky....

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: 2024 Federal Education Budget Advocacy

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: 2024 Federal Education Budget Advocacy Drew Perkins talks with NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe about their advocacy efforts regarding the 2024 federal education budget. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 2024 NAESP-NASSP...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Community-Led Education, Overcoming The Culture Wars

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Community-Led Education, Overcoming The Culture Wars This episode is the audio archive from a ThoughtStretchers Education Community discussion event on April 18, 2024, titled Catalyzing Community-Led Change: Overcoming the...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: A School Focused On Intellectual Virtues?

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: A School Focused On Intellectual Virtues? Drew Perkins talks with Jacquie Bryant, Founding Principal of a public middle school called Intellectual Virtues Academy. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Sorting The Evidence For Direct Instruction And Inquiry

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Sorting The Evidence For Direct Instruction And Inquiry Drew Perkins talks with Dylan Wiliam about the evidence and support for different instructional approaches including direct instruction and inquiry-based learning. Links...

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Is Higher Education A Bait And Switch?

The ThoughtStretchers Education Podcast: Is Higher Education A Bait And Switch? Drew Perkins talks with Bill Coplin about his new book, The Path to Equity: Inclusion in the Kingdom of Liberal Arts, which calls for a shift in liberal arts education to a more practical...
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8 Steps For Teaching Through Project Based Learning

8 Steps For Teaching Through Project Based Learning

8 Steps For Teaching Through Project Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education The process of designing and implementing project based learning can be fairly complex. A big part of that complexity is the shift toward inquiry that uncovers...

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The Thing About Homework

The Thing About Homework

The Thing About Homework by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education As schools around the United States get restarted for another year so does the annual debate about homework. Should there be mandatory homework? How much is appropriate? Does it further...

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How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schools

How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schools

How The Culture Of Achievement Is Hurting Our Schools by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Achievement sounds great, doesn't it? What parent doesn't want their child to achieve? What teacher doesn't hope their students achieve at a high level? Of...

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The Delicate Dance Of Professional Development

The Delicate Dance Of Professional Development

The Delicate Dance of Professional Development by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Professional Development. We need it. You need it. Our students need us all to do it but how? And when? And about what? But just mention those two words,...

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The PBL Mindset For Leadership

The PBL Mindset For Leadership

The PBL Mindset for Leadership by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education In a recent blog post (How the Culture of Achievement is Hurting Our Schools) I noted the dangers of chasing achievement and scores in lieu of creating a culture focused on...

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How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development

How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development

How To Avoid Pointless Professional Development by Drew Perkins, Director ThoughtStretchers Education We've all been there. Professional development that felt pointless and left us wondering why we were there. It might have been because the person(s) facilitating the...

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5 Barriers To More Authentic Learning

5 Barriers To More Authentic Learning

5 Barriers To More Authentic Learning By Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education School should be different. Teaching should be different. Learning should be different. In most cases, it's not. The pieces and parts of most schools and school days look...

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Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning

Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning

Spotlight: Student Work In Project Based Learning by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Recently Abby Griffy, a school leader from a district with which I've worked developing project-based learning capacity, graciously shared examples of their...

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What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t

What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t

What PBL Can Do For Your School--And What It Can't by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Project based learning is a great way to reach and teach students, but what is often overlooked is what high-quality PBL can do for a school and district--and...

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