Sept. 3, 2021
What can we learn from Mr. Rogers in respect to blended learning? Mr. Rogers transformed the television experience for kids decades ago, and there is much we can continue to learn from him today.
Aug. 27, 2021
What does an online school look like that elevates self directed learning, utilizes learning challenges, and taps into student agency? Let me introduce you to The Forest School Online. This conversation with Maxwell Smith seeks to elevate...
July 30, 2021
How can we utilize the blended learning environment towards deeper learning? Dr. Scott McLeod chats with Matthew Downing about this and the need for thoughtful planning, the temptation towards wishful thinking, and the way 4 Shifts Protocol can guide towards success.
July 23, 2021
The experiences throughout the past year have helped us grow in our understanding of using technology in the classroom and being able to ask the "why" when considering technology classroom application.
July 16, 2021
Blended learning is not for every student or educator. Todd Nesloney and Matthew Downing discuss limitations of the blended learning environment for both students and teachers. We also consider unique ways blended learning can serve students and educators.
July 9, 2021
Risks can be a powerful tool within our learning. Blended learning has offered numerous opportunities for teachers and students to take risks they wouldn't have taken otherwise.
June 28, 2021
Organizing a blended learning classroom serves as one of the biggest obstacles for educators. Matthew Rhoads shares examples of how to best organize a blended learning classroom while offering practical guidance that can be easily applied.
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...
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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