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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.

Mar 23, 2018

Sexual harassment and gender bullying is in the public eye these days, particularly in politics and Hollywood. But it is prevalent in schools as well. 

In this episode we focus on sexual harassment, hearing a real student-on-student experience from a student, Ava, and her mother, Mia and how things were addressed...


Feb 14, 2018

Students with disabilities, under  the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004), have the right to a free and appropriate public education, which means they are ensured they will get the needed related services and special education accommodations.  But who are these students and what are...


Jan 18, 2018

We are back from our extended holiday break with a special episode. One of our hosts, Tim, as part of his work with Teachers2Teachers Global, traveled to Kenya this past summer to work with teachers and students and share educational and cultural experiences. Our guest this episode, Mary Mooney, a colleague and friend...


Dec 14, 2017

Tracking students in education has been around a long time. Grouping students into grades or courses by their perceived ability, based on some assessment or criteria, has long been the practice, with the idea that students will 'get what they need' if they are grouped together. But does this work? Can...


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...