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The MindShift podcast explores the innovations in education that are shaping how kids learn. Hosts Ki Sung and Katrina Schwartz introduce listeners to educators, researchers, parents and students who are developing effective ways to improve how kids learn. We cover topics like how fed-up administrators are developing surprising tactics to deal with classroom disruptions; how listening to podcasts are helping kids develop reading skills; the consequences of overparenting; and why interdisciplinary learning can engage students on all ends of the traditional achievement spectrum. This podcast is part of the MindShift education site, a division of KQED News. KQED is an NPR/PBS member station based in San Francisco. You can also visit the MindShift website for episodes and supplemental blog posts or tweet us @MindShiftKQED or visit us at

Customer Reviews

Feels real

I loved hearing teachers' voices in a way that was so real to the experience. There are many other teachers like Alexa and Sadie out there in the world. Thank you!

Stories Teachers Share: Boys and Puberty

As both a former teacher, and a formerly awkward pubescent boy, this story was a delight. “We all yelled penis as loud as we could,”—that’s not something I recall from any class when I was a kid. What a great model for demystifying puberty and sex for young boys and their fathers. Thanks for bringing Dr. Rob’s story to a broad audience.

Refreshing voices

Stories Teachers Share is a breath of fresh air in a stagnant education debate that seems to continually circle around the same tired themes. It was fascinating to learn about the large and small dramas that play out in classrooms daily from the people who spend so much time with out children. Bravo!