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We seek to entertain and enlighten parents, teachers, and all who care about education. Hopefully we will inform and engage you, and even have a laugh or two.

Nov 17, 2017

 

In this episode, we talk to Lizzie Hull Barnes, the Director of Mathematics for the San Francisco Unified School District, about how they created curriculum to replace textbooks in order to best meet the needs of their students and teachers.  Karen and  Tim discuss the pros and cons of abandoning traditional textbooks...


Nov 3, 2017

What's the purpose of homework?  Students hate it, parents often say it's too much or interferes with home life and students free time, and teachers - who knows what they're thinking?! Is it punishment? Is it assessment? Is it busy work? Is it necessary? The answer - it depends.

This episode explores the origination of...