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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. Emotional safety, trust, and relationships: this season, we investigate the intangible, and often overlooked, elements of academic success. 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 MindShift.KQED.org.
||CleanDropping Out and Coming Back: Stories of Persevering for a Diploma||Civicorps is a program designed to support young people ages 18-26 who have come back to get a high school diploma. Three recent graduates tell their stories -- why they dropped out and what brought them back.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Teachers Designed a School Centered On Caring Relationships||Students at Social Justice Humanitas Academy graduate and go to college at some of the highest rates of any district school in Los Angeles, despite coming from mostly low-income backgrounds. Teachers say a strong vision, backed up with love,||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Role of Community in Creating and Healing Trauma in Kids||The RYSE Center in Richmond is teaching young people how to heal from trauma in their community by showing them persistent care and opportunity.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercoming Childhood Trauma: How Parents and Schools Work to Stop the Cycle||Many people have experienced some kind of trauma in their childhood, such as loss of a caregiver, substance abuse in the home, homelessness or abuse. Educators and parents are finding trauma-informed tools to lead healthier lives for themselves and the.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Ninth Grade Can Be a Big Shock For High School Students||Starting high school is a big transition, and it turns out, the ninth grade a pivotal moment for teens’ potential success or failure in high school. At Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, California, educators are combating “ninth grade shock” by||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Inviting Teachers Over to Your Home Improve How Kids Learn?||Teachers in at least 20 states are visiting students' families in their homes as a way to build trust between families and the school.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMindShift Podcast Season 3 is Coming Soon!||We're getting ready for new episodes of the MindShift Podcast!||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCourage To Change: What It Takes to Shift to Restorative Discipline||Many schools are transitioning to restorative discipline practices in recognition that suspensions don't help kids succeed academically. We take you inside two schools at different stages of the transition.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn||What does listening to podcasts have to do with English language arts? A whole lot, according to one English teacher who dropped Hamlet in favor of teaching Serial.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe The Change You Want To See||Catlin Tucker and Marika Neto are shaking up the traditional high school experience and learning a lot about what it takes to make change along the way.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStepping Back from Overparenting: A Stanford Dean’s Perspective||Parents are essential to a child’s development. But when parents get too involved in helping and directing a child’s every move, they can end up doing more harm than good.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Whole School Approach to Behavior Issues||Classroom management is a fundamental element of a strong learning environment, but it has been a struggle at MLK Middle School. Principal Michael Essien is changing that story by emphasizing teamwork among adults.||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Preview of the MindShift Podcast||Sample a preview of the latest season of the MindShift podcast.||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Epic April Fool’s Day Prank||Teachers Alex Fernandez and Al Julius set up their students for an April Fool’s Day prank that ultimately landed Mr. Julius in handcuffs. Once the prank was over, the teachers learned about their students’ characters in ways they didn't anticipate.||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes a Teacher Special to a Student?||Great teachers are constantly evaluating what works to help their students learn. But teachers don't often hear what impact they have made on students.||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Coach||For high school science teacher and basketball coach Jim Clark, coaching went beyond the classroom and the court. More than ten years later, he's still plays a support role for one of his former athletes who wouldn't let go of his dream to become a doc.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuestions Adolescent Boys Ask About Puberty||For boys, the world of puberty is often a silent one when it comes to meaningful conversations with their dads and adult caregivers. Health educator Dr. Rob Lehman empowers dads and demonstrates helpful ways to answer a boy’s wide-ranging concerns abo||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Puberty Lady||Sex education is supposed to be for the kids, but Julie Metzger, known as "The Puberty Lady," also targets her message to moms who are often the ones feeling awkward talking about puberty. A mother and daughter open up about their journey of feeling em.||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWet Sundays||The first year of teaching can be so tough, a teacher can't help but cry on Sundays. Sadie Guthrie recalls her first year of teaching special education and surviving with the help of her mom, boyfriend, and the inspiration she found in her incredible s.||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Creative Writing Assignment||When English teacher Alexa Schlechter gave an assignment to her high school students asking them to think about their personal memoirs, she received details about a student’s life that stunned her.||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast tells poignant stories of excellent teachers and their students. It is about the teacher I strive to be.
Such good stuff
I’ve been a follower of the blog for years. Happy to discover I can now listen, too. My morning commute just got better.
The Podcast I Needed
It's like embedded meets education, but a focus on education. As a teacher, it's the podcast I have been wanting. It approaches education in depth and in a way that looks at the system with respect and clarity. Thank you.