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TeachThought’s Director of Professional Development, formerly with the Buck Institute for Education and the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning after 15 years of classroom teaching. Passionate about the leading of learning through inquiry, I have been called a professional thought stretcher due to my love for questioning.

TeachThought Podcast Ep. 94 Why I Don’t Grade

Drew Perkins talks with Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington about grading (or not grading), assessment and the relationship to teaching and learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Jesse Stommel – web site, Twitter Jesse’s “Why I Don’t Grade” blog Digital Pedagogy Lab […]


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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 93 Recognizing Learning And Growth With Open Badges

Drew Perkins talks with Wayne Skipper, CEO and Founder of Concentric Sky about open badging, micro-credentialing and education and learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Concentric Sky: web site, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube Badgr, Twitter InstructureCon Gamification video Light at Play Wired Magazine:The Great Tech Panic: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework Edward Tufte – Data Visualization […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 87 Helping Questions Flourish With Recap

Drew Perkins, talks with Emily Merritt and Brian Lamb of Recap about the inquiry process and how they’ve iterated and used Design Thinking to develop their and their app/platform. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Recap @RecapThat Right Question Insitute – Question Formulation Technique (QFT) Trevor McKenzie – Dive Into Inquiry Chris Bronke Adam Watson Susan Cain – Quiet Guided […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 86 Engaging Students With Robotics And STEM

Drew Perkins talks with recent high school graduate, Edward Holicky, about his experience and involvement in FIRST Robotics Competitions and STEM education. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Edward’s email US First Robotics Edward’s high school Robotics team: SWAT 1806 Team 1806 History Vex Robotics Best Robotics Project Lead The Way *Also published at […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 83 School Choice And Control, The Structure Of Educational Revolutions

Drew Perkins talks with Andy Smarick, Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, about his recent article in National Affairs Magazine regarding the legacy of the structures of control of our education systems and school choice and how rethinking those might lead to real improvements. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @smarick National Affairs Article: The […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 82 Navigating The Ever-Changing Landscape Of #Edtech

Drew Perkins talks with Jeff Lowe and Sarah Richards from SMART Technologies about the challenges and best practices for implementing #Edtech and effective collaboration strategies. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: SMART Technologies @SMART_Tech SMART on Facebook Engineering Brightness video Inspire Greatness Hub SMART Tech Customer Stories SMART Learning Products Subscribe Listen on: Stitcher Podbean […]

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Ep. 80 A Deep Dive Into Equity Through Assessment And PBL

Drew Perkins talks with JuanCarlos Arauz of E3 Education as a second part to their recent conversation about equity and education. This time they take a deeper dive into equity in assessment and differentiation practices as well as PBL. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Make Just One Change: The Right Question Institute Ep. 77 Growing Educational […]

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