In this episode, we are going to be talking about the road to becoming an evidence-informed school with the one, the only, Jade Pearce! Jade is the author of What Every Teacher Needs to Know, and so it was fitting that we began this interview talking about three things that every teacher should know. And … Continue reading S2E15: Jade Pearce on Evidence-Informed Education
Every week, I write a short blurb about teaching and learning for my school's parent newsletter. They're supposed to be brief, punchy, and informative. I've decided to post old ones on this site from time to time so that teachers and leaders can steal them to use in their own newsletters. I hope doing so … Continue reading Parent Digest #1: Has Google Revolutionized Education?
In this episode I interview Ryan D. Campbell, a teacher and associate principal who has spent the majority of his career in international schools. Avid followers of this podcast and my blog, educationrickshaw.com, will know about my international school teaching experience in Vietnam, Sudan, and China. International schools vary in shape and size, but what … Continue reading S2E14: Ryan Campbell on Nuance and Educational Leadership
When I was just starting out my career as an elementary teacher, I attended a staff meeting where the principal asked us what we thought about ending the practice of giving out homework. I was one of the few in the room who expressed their concern that such a move would deny students sufficient opportunities … Continue reading Book Review: The Scientific Principles of Reading Instruction
I was recently invited to debate the merits of direct instruction and project-based learning with Drew Perkins on the TeachThought podcast. It was fun being back on the other side of the interview table after hosting so many consecutive episodes of Progressively Incorrect. There are a couple of tweaks I would make to my "performance" … Continue reading PBL or Direct/Explicit Instruction: What Works?
In this episode, Sarah Cottingham discusses effective teacher professional development, as well as one of the most powerful strategies derived from cognitive science: retrieval practice. First things first, what is retrieval practice? Retrieval practice is the use of practice tests or quizzes to enhance learning. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that having students "retrieve" or recall … Continue reading S2E13: Sarah Cottingham on Retrieval Practice and Diagnosing Teaching Problems
In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Britain's "strictest" headmistress, Katharine Birbalsingh. Katharine is the founder of Michaela Community School, a secondary school in London that always seems to be mired in controversy. As other school leaders have sought to innovate their programs by opting for child-led learning and a softer touch to … Continue reading S2E12: Katharine Birbalsingh on Discipline and Traditional Education
This week I'm speaking with an all-around legend, Bradley Busch, co-author of The Science of Learning, 99 Studies that Every Teacher Needs to Know. Bradley works at InnerDrive, a UK-based professional development company that specializes in bringing the science of learning to life through fantastic visuals, workshops, and webinars. If you follow my blog, educationrickshaw.com, … Continue reading S2E11: Bradley Busch on Illuminating the Science of Learning
In this episode of the Progressively Incorrect podcast, I talk substitute and supply teaching with Broccoli Guy (real name: Jim Stewart Allen)! Broccoli Guy is a bit of a local celebrity over here in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Tune in to any of the Seattle sports games, and the probability is high … Continue reading S2E10: Jim “Broccoli Guy” Allen on Substitute Teaching
Somehow, someway, we are already on episode 9 of season 2 of the Progressively Incorrect podcast! Today I have the absolute pleasure of talking with the incredible Nate Joseph, the author of the Scientific Principles of Teaching (check out this page for all his books) Nate is a fan of secondary meta-analysis, a methodology popularized … Continue reading S2E9: Nate Joseph on Meta-Analysis and the Scientific Principles of Teaching