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Now displaying: 2016
Nov 25, 2016

Nick and Marc sit down with Tom Ehlers, founder and owner of Method Test Prep, to delve into the world of nationwide testing. Tom provides incredibly valuable information about these exams, plus offers some really smart tips to maximize student achievement.

NOTE: Method Test Prep is not a sponsor, nor is this a paid endorsement. Quite simply, Tom is a very bright guy with a great program that helps kids.

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Links from the show:

  1. Method Test Prep
Nov 18, 2016

Nick and Marc welcome a special guest, Jared Fox, LGBT Community Liaison for the New York City Department of Education.

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Links from the show:

  1. trevorproject.org
  2. Jared Fox on Twitter: @edugaytional
Oct 10, 2016

What do The Godfather movies and the State of Ed Podcast series from EdCampLI have in common? Part II is even better than Part I.

In this show, Nick and Marc host a round table discussion with educators seeking to understand more about podcasting and how they can utilize it to improve instruction.

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Links from the show:

  1. Common Sense Education
  2. Emath Instruction
Oct 2, 2016

Nick and Marc attend their first EdCamp. Part I features discussions with:

  1. Audra Beberman (@audrab_edtech)
  2. Don Gately (@donald_gately)
  3. Ed Kemnitzer (@kemnitzer3) & Joe Wiener (@jmwiener)

Stay tuned for Part II...

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  1. EdCamp homepage
Aug 2, 2016

After a long hiatus, Nick and Marc return with a show about why America's education system shouldn't be compared to Finland's.

"Methods Lab" - How do babies learn and how can that research improve classroom instruction?

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Links from the show:

  1. How young children learn
  2. Diane Ravitch on Common Core
  3. Why we’re not Finland
  4. How much American doctors earn
  5. 4 Reasons why schools in Finland are better
  6. Unicef study on child poverty rate
Apr 30, 2016

Nick and Marc celebrate the show's first anniversary at the Gilder Lerhman Institute in Manhattan and interview their president, Dr. James G. Basker.

Topics include:

  1. Teaching through primary source documents
  2. Promoting a love of history in our schools
  3. Opportunities for teachers to study abroad

"Methods Lab" - Bringing Hamilton, the man and the musical, to urban schools

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Links from the show:

  1. The Gilder Lehrman Institute
  2. Oxbridge Academic Programs
  3. Hamilton educational outreach
  4. Nominate someone for National History Teacher of the Year
Mar 17, 2016

Nick and Marc discuss the recent Tri State Technology Conference, sponsored by EdSurge.

"Methods Lab" - One to One Implementation

  • How do we avoid turning tablets into really expensive notebooks?

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Links from the show:

  1. SAMR Model
  2. kytelearning.com
  3. Tri State Technology Conference
Feb 20, 2016

Nick and Marc discuss the movie THE MARTIAN, tearing up student work and Internet access in Mississippi.

"Methods Lab" - Untimed Assessments

How will these new changes in New York State impact students?
Will testing ever be the same?
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Links from the show:

PBS piece on Internet access in Mississippi schools
Clip from THE MARTIAN (spoiler alert)
NYT article on The Success Academy Charter School in Brooklyn

Jan 8, 2016

Nick and Marc discuss the newly enacted Every Child Succeeds legislation, as well as two articles illustrating the vast educational disparities that exist from community to community.

"Methods Lab" - Midterms

  • Should we continue to administer midterm exams?
  • What do quality midterms look like?

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Links from the show:

  1. NYT article on Ethnic Divide in New Jersey
  2. NYT article on diminishing value of high school diplomas
  3. Every Child Succeeds Act
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