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The Last Day of School: A Comedy Radio Show

Overthrowing Education

Release Date: 08/03/2021

Kayhan Ali: Students Driving Change show art Kayhan Ali: Students Driving Change

Overthrowing Education

My guest on this episode, 17-year-old student, Kayhan Ali, who shares important ideas about what’s missing in education today and how a company he’s starting with friends, Dream It Youth, plans to fill in those gaps. He also lets us in on a huge change in education he would make (a change I have been advocating for extensively) and he gives advice on how other young people can make changes in education and how educators and parents can help them.

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Tara Raju: Create a No Place for Hate Space show art Tara Raju: Create a No Place for Hate Space

Overthrowing Education

Tara Raju, of the Mountain Region of the Anti-Defamation League, tells me all about an incredible resource for schools to create empathetic, tolerant learning environments for all students that work toward eliminating prejudice, implicit bias and bullying called No Place for Hate. We also discuss ways that individuals – whether teachers or students can try to combat these issues even when they don’t have the support they need from their school.

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DISCOVER Assessments Mini-Episode show art DISCOVER Assessments Mini-Episode

Overthrowing Education

This is the first in a series of mini-episodes that share ideas about the creative and authentic assessments I call DISCOVER assessments. In each short episode, I'll share an idea that will help students express not only what they know, can do and understand, but also synthesize the content, and express it using multiple intelligences. And enjoy it.  Tests and quizzes can't do that!

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How to Stop Student Cheating and Promote Better Learning show art How to Stop Student Cheating and Promote Better Learning

Overthrowing Education

In this episode, I address a major problem all educators can attest to: Cheating. It’s always been a serious issue, but the solutions are right in front of us. I talk about 3 key things we can do that will eliminate cheating, and also promote real learning. I also share my very favorite, true and hilarious plagiarism stories. If you are looking for laughs, here they are.

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Rachel Creeger: How Parents (and Comedians) Can Help Overthrow Education show art Rachel Creeger: How Parents (and Comedians) Can Help Overthrow Education

Overthrowing Education

On this episode, Rachel Creeger, a passionate parent and stand-up comic who has been advocating for better education in the UK, joins me to talk about what makes great learning. We discuss the importance of, cross -curricular and experiential education, integration of art, relationship building, getting rid of standardized test and much more. Rachel also shares insights about the similarities between teaching and doing stand-up, and some great lessons that educators can learn from stand-up comedians.

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Matt Barnes: Radically Redefining Learning and Success show art Matt Barnes: Radically Redefining Learning and Success

Overthrowing Education

Matt Barnes, podcast host and founder of started the Global Education Movement, so that educators and parents can team up to create and implement a whole new vision of learning that will benefit every student. Our conversation has many great take-aways for both parents and educators. Please share this episode with every parent you know!

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Zaynab Baalbaki: Creating Transformative Schools show art Zaynab Baalbaki: Creating Transformative Schools

Overthrowing Education

On this episode, Zaynab Baalbaki joins me. She's a passionate educator who is truly working on and supporting others in overthrowing education and creating amazing and equitable learning spaces joins.

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Jake Miller: Growing Your EdTech Integration Mindset show art Jake Miller: Growing Your EdTech Integration Mindset

Overthrowing Education

In this episode amazing educator and Ed Tech sage Jake Miller, host of the podcast Educational Duct Tape, and I discuss some great tech tools and how to make sure they enhance, not distract from, your lessons. We also laugh. A lot.

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Nadav Zeimer: Overthrowing Transcripts and Standardized Tests show art Nadav Zeimer: Overthrowing Transcripts and Standardized Tests

Overthrowing Education

I have a pretty radical guest today, Nadav Zeimer, an educator with a strong background in education and digital media, who is definitely doing his part in trying to overthrow education. He talks about how to completely overhaul our flawed transcript system that particularly effects high school students, and he has a plan for eradicating standardized testing that pretty much effects all students.

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Mealey & Tudisco: Curating a Collegial Base for Better Teaching show art Mealey & Tudisco: Curating a Collegial Base for Better Teaching

Overthrowing Education

In this really informative and fairly goofy episode. I chat with my Edu podcaster friends, William Mealey and Christopher Tudisco about how important collegial relationships are for educators and how to make them happen. It’s a perfect topic for this very collegial team behind one of my favorite education podcasts out there, Unprofessional Development.

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This bonus episode is just for fun! This radio comedy, "The Last Day of School" was performed live online during Edupodlooza back in June.  I joined a talented group of education podcasters to write and perform this brief glimpse at a very unique last day of school. We poke fun at ourselves, ed podcasts in general and some of the crazy things that educators endure . . . like Zombies (??!!) Edupodlooza was the brainchild of Mealy who, along with Tudisco host the awesome and hilarious podcast Unprofessional Development, and this was originally released on their podcast, but they said I was welcome to share it on mine. Enjoy!

Hear more episodes from Edupodlooza at Unprofessional Development!