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It’s easy to see a child’s education as a path determined by grades, test scores and extra curricular activities. But genuine learning is about so much more than the points schools tally. MindShift explores the future of education by investigating innovations and issues that are shaping how kids learn. This season, we investigate the intangible, and often overlooked, elements of academic success: emotional safety, trust, and relationships. You’ll hear how teacher home visits can help parents see themselves as a valued a partner in their child’s education; how far a public high school goes to develop an inclusive experience for the crucial transition to ninth grade; how parents and schools can address childhood trauma so it doesn’t become an obstacle to learning, and what parents and communities can do to help kids grow. 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!