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Batsheva Frankel Wraps it Up

Overthrowing Education

Release Date: 08/15/2023

Encore of Episode 96: Will AI Replace Teachers? show art Encore of Episode 96: Will AI Replace Teachers?

Overthrowing Education

This encore episode is a favorite of mine, but maybe I'm just partial. Here is the description from the original version: Is it possible that Robots/AI will replace teachers someday? II first examined this question in an episode in early 2020. My guests said no, but my son, 14 at the time, predicted much of what we are seeing now with the explosion of growth in Artificial Intelligence. So, I brought my son, now almost 18,  back on the show to give his reflections on his past predictions and update us again. Is it inevitable that teachers will become obsolete? What can we do to make sure...

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This encore episode is the second part of my early exploration of AI in education. Here is the description of this episode from January, 2023: If you haven’t yet listened to the first in this AI in Education series, episode 89, you might want to do that first. It’s not essential but it does give some background that feeds this episode’s discussion. In that episode, I mention some excellent essays by super prolific author and culture writer Stephen Marche. And now Stephen is my special guest on the show today. He is a font of information and a lot of fun to talk with. Among many other...

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This episode was orginally recorded in November of 2022, just as we were hearing about ChatGPT and AI in education. Many of us were wondering what will happen to the way we teach and the way students learn. This is the first part of my exploration about AI in Education. My views on it, my concerns, my hopes have all changed many times over the last year and 1/2. It's interesting to go back and see how far we've come. Here is my original description of the episode: There has been an explosion of handwringing among educators and academics, and cheers from students about the strides and easy...

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I've been taking a break from publishing new episodes since mid-August, and now I have a special announcement! 

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Encore: Lindsay Portnoy: Game and Play Based Learning show art Encore: Lindsay Portnoy: Game and Play Based Learning

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My awesome guest on this encore episode is educator, author, and lovely, charming human being Lindsay Portnoy who joins me today to talk about why playing games, and playing in general are the best way to learn and how to incorporate games and play into any subject or grade. Lindsay has so many inspiring and wise approaches to education and we really geek out together on this favorite topic for both of us. As for the 5-Minute game show, Lindsay racks up lots of imaginary points as she slays it! Thank you so much to Lyndsay Portnoy and also to Yossie Frankel, the deep voice that joined me...

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What is a fauxmerical? It's a commercial parody with fake educational products we wish were real. They come towards the beginning of every episode. What is an encore? It means I've played it before, in this case 12/22. What is 12/22? A year I was relieved was almost over, until experiencing 12/23, that is. This last year was so awful that I'm nostalgic about 2022. Go figure. Anyway, now, I really need to laugh. I hope you enjoys these as much as we enjoyed making them. Special thanks to all the voice artists who contributed to not only these fauxmercials, but all of them from the last 4 years....

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Encore of Episode 60: Creating Transformative Schools with Zaynab Baalbaki show art Encore of Episode 60: Creating Transformative Schools with Zaynab Baalbaki

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Jump into the Overthrowing Education archives with me in this encore episode! On this episode, Zaynab Baalbaki joins me. She is a passionate educator who is truly working on and supporting others in overthrowing education and creating amazing and equitable learning spaces joins. She talks about an incredible public school, Escuela Verde, where she worked in and I also talk about Qualia: The School for Deeper Learning, another example of education at its best. We also discuss how more traditional schools and districts can start slowly to incorporate elements of both these and other...

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Jump into the Overthrowing Education archives with me in this encore episode! In this episode, veteran educator and podcast host  and I have a great conversation about the work we need to do to create true equity in education and the importance of challenging our current narratives. We also talk about problematic intrinsic biases that we all have and how to change them. Even though the topics we discuss are serious and important, along with all the practical ideas, we do get very silly (and not just on The 5-Minute Game Show, although he slays his food themed game show!). Special thanks...

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Jump into the Overthrowing Education archives with me in this encore episode! Long-time educator Jared Magee, from the very cool The Winchendon School, shares what Impact Learning is, why it’s important, and how to make it happen for all educators. Jared and I discuss ways to take what he has learned from his experiences there and mine working for another non-traditional school, Arete Preparatory Academy , and apply them to other, more traditional school situations. Special thanks to guest Jared Magee, and also Yossie Frankel for joining me on today’s fauxmercial! Check out all of...

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Even before the extreme challenges of pandemic teaching, my guest, Amber Harper of The Burned-In Teacher Podcast was a valuable resource for helping with the very real problem of teacher burn-out that affects most teachers even multiple times in a career. But now, with everything educators have been through trying to teach in 2020, Amber’s Burned-In Teacher approach is a true remedy where she gives solid tools and advice on what to do when you’re feeling burnt-out. And then Amber plays a fun The 5-Minute Game Show, where the clues are Haikus. Thank you so much to my wonderful guest, Amber...

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This is kind of a bittersweet episode for me. I was blessed to get the job of my dreams, and I couldn’t be happier, but it means I’ll be wrapping things up for this podcast. After 4 amazing years, this will be my last new episode.  I’m going to give everyone a chance to catch up by rereleasing older episodes.

I’ve been thinking about what I would want to say in this last episode. What are some magical words of wisdom I can leave you with?  Then I decided that the best way to end this run is to chat with the person who helped me start the podcast and continued to sponsor and support it for the last 4 years, Jim Hahn. In this conversation we talk about our “origin story”, how education has changed for better and for worse during this time, how long it takes a bowl of Cheetos to burn and a lot more.

I feel so lucky to have had this opportunity to chat with over 120 incredible educators, students, and parents in these last 4 years. I’ve learned so much from all of them, and I’ve made some friendships that I truly cherish. I’ve also given away a lot of mugs!! I’ve been embraced by the “edupodster” community who are just the best, and I feel grateful that this show is part of the Education Podcast Network. I’m so thankful for all the talented voice actors who’ve helped me with my fauxmercials including Eli Schiff, Barbara Heller, Jill Moray, Spencer Krull, Ben Elterman, Karen Hollender, most of the Bookstein family, and my family Rivi, Tuvia and my awesome husband, announcer, and the builder of my recording booth, Yossie Frankel. And also those that helped write and produce some of the fauxmercials like Joshua Silverstein, Ben Talsma, Noah King and Eve Hirschman. And for my musical helpers Linda Leah Korn, Robby Helperin, Casey Arillaga and Barbara Heller, and for my theme music – Raise it Up, I thank the wonderful Distant Cousins.

I really want to thank you, the listeners for sharing this continuing journey in bettering education for our students!

Please stay in touch with me at [email protected] I’d love to hear from you. And this is a great time to get your Overthrowing Education swag. Who knows, maybe one day those mugs will become a collector’s item.