May 1, 2021
How does design thinking help us in everyday life? Not the textbook version. The practical day in and day out version. John Coyle, Olympic Medalist and design thinking expert, breaks down the theory of design thinking and helps us apply it. to daily life.
March 29, 2021
Anaiah Downing, Eliana Downing, and Teo Downing had the opportunity to ask some curious questions to Judy Schachner, #1 New York Times author/illustrator. (See episode #29 for the complete conversation with Judy.)
March 1, 2021
Design has a significant impact on the way information is conveyed, and the degree to which learners are able to process and understand content. Oliver Caviglioli breaks down the way the mind works, organizes content, and what we can do to better facilitate understanding.
Feb. 18, 2021
Noan Fesnoux highlights the importance of experiences within our educational journey. He shares how they have impacted his learning, and also how he views learning for students. Noan shares all of this with clarity and a deep conviction.
Feb. 8, 2021
Kristen Graham, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, shares some of her experiences while covering education in Philadelphia. She also breaks down important skills needed in journalism and describes events from a recent arrest.
Feb. 5, 2021
Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times reporter, brings needed and helpful insight into the current state of education. Amelia's observations are not only pertinent to our current situation with her work on the Coronavirus Briefing, but can help move education forward.
Jan. 30, 2021
Professional rock climber Sierra Blair-Coyle helps us better understand the complex dynamics of rock climbing, and what is needed to succeed. Sierra tells us about her favorite places to climb, how to improve, and the impact of her coaches.
Jan. 23, 2021
Anaiah Downing, Eliana Downing, and Teo Downing asked some curious questions to previous guests (ep 16-19). The answers were great for listeners of all ages.
Dec. 22, 2020
Voltaire shares his early learning experiences like when he recorded Thriller over a precious family VHS tape, and memorized the various movements. Voltaire goes on to share the importance of movement w/ learning, and plenty of insightful Hamilton stories!
Dec. 17, 2020
What can we learn from musicals like Hamilton? TONS! Join Matthew Downing and Stephanie Klemons as they dive into Hamilton (the musical), choreography, Katie's Art Project, and what makes a beneficial learning experience.
Dec. 7, 2020
What can great leaders learn from living like a drug addict? Listen in as Matthew Downing chats with Michael Brody-Waite about his journey and the many lessons he has applied to successful leadership.
Nov. 20, 2020
What can we learn from this remote learning experience? Matthew Downing chats with Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth about broader theoretical insights as well as practical takeaways that can be easily applied.
Nov. 11, 2020
What can help lead to deeper learning when integrating technology? Matthew Downing and Dr. Scott McLeod discuss this relevant and important question. Scott brings it with theory and examples galore that can be easily applied.
Nov. 4, 2020
Matthew Downing chats with Todd Nesloney about his biggest takeaways from education. Todd mentions relationships with staff, students, and families as some of the key ingredients towards success. Todd also shares stories of his creative endeavors to...
Oct. 18, 2020
What can foster an authentic learning experience? Matthew Downing and Jon Smith discuss how to create these types of authentic learning experiences through students publishing their work. Listen to hear practical examples and interesting stories.
Oct. 9, 2020
Teachers are on constant lookout to promote deeper learning with the use of technology. Matthew Downing and Monica Burns discuss many ways to accomplish deeper learning, such as creating authentic audiences, purpose, and open ended activities.
Sept. 27, 2020
Innovation is lacking in schools across the country. Matthew Downing and Jennie Magiera talk about ways to foster greater innovation within schools, the importance of taking risks, lessons learned from remote learning, and the food scene in Chicago...
Sept. 19, 2020
Matthew Downing chats with Richard Byrne about a multitude of topics. They go from student agency to 200+ mile bike rides. How do they fit together? You will have to listen to find out.
Sept. 12, 2020
Matthew Downing talks with Jennie Kristoffersen about classroom culture, transformative technology integration, importance of relationships, and the latest developments at . Jennie shares from her experience as a classroom teacher and curriculum leader.
Sept. 3, 2020
Matthew Downing talks with Tony Vincent about the progress of technology integration, and how to effectively use it to engage students in learning. If you feel overwhelmed with technology integration, this conversation will provide a clear and simple path forward.
Aug. 29, 2020
Matthew Downing and Rachelle Dene Poth dive deep into charting a new course for learning. Topics include AR/VR, Project Based Learning, and Genius Hour. This conversation is filled with practical guidance that will be sure to inspire.
Aug. 14, 2020
Technology is a great tool, but it is important to think about it in deeper terms. Matthew Downing talks with Thomas C. Murray about elevating the purpose of technology within the learning experience.
Aug. 14, 2020
Education and society are changing at a rapid pace. Instead of memorizing facts and dates, we should approach education and the work we are doing in terms of solving a problem. Listen in as Matthew Downing and Jamie Casap discuss this and more.
Attitudes and beliefs are a starting point for effective technology integration. We get into many of these ideas on the first batch of episodes on Divin…
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