Mike, Dan, and Brandon kick off our review by discussing our favorite episodes and topics covered throughout the year. We touch on some of the great guests we’ve had on the show and some of the predictions we made that came true (e.g., Kidsolving).
We then catch up with friend of the show, Matt Cooper, CEO of Skillshare. We explore what trends might have emerged since last we spoke. Matt talks about the gig economy, his vision for digital learning, and more.
Next, we bring back one of the great teachers we spoke to back in May as part of National Teachers Week. UNC Charlotte Philosophy Professor Mark Sanders discusses civic engagement around the 2018 elections and what he sees as challenges in keeping individuals active in government. Mark also touches on some trends he’s seeing in higher education and what's in store for 2019.
And we round out this episode talking with Samantha Jeklinksi, our 2018 March Madness listener bracket winner! Samantha showed us she has some trendspotting mojo by picking 15/16 correct in our yearly March Madness extravaganza. Listen in to hear what's on Samantha’s radar in 2019.
We wish everyone a very Happy New Year and look forward to great things to come in 2019. Here’s to continuing to get our learn on and having some fun while we do it!
Neuroscience, Whole Child Education, and Teacher Development with Dr. Bror Saxberg, VP of Learning at CZI & Glenn Whitman, Director of the CTTL - Trending in Education - Extra
Mike and Dan welcome two great guests, Bror Saxberg and Glenn Whitman, to discuss the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, neuroscience and learning, and how a holistic approach to education applies to teaching and teacher development. Phew!
Bror, Vice President, Learning Science at CZI, discusses the mission of the organization and how it recently invested in CTTL. Glenn describes the work that's been done on a local level at the St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Maryland and how that work is being scaled across the US and globally through CZI.
Can training teachers on how the brain works make them more effective in the classroom? We talk often about teaching the whole student, but can we miss out on reaching the whole teacher? CTTL has done some great work in the field and have partnered with CZI to build NeuroTeach, which is set to launch broadly in January. Tune in for a wide-ranging discussion on neuroscience, learning engineering, growth mindset, microlearninf, and much more. We may even debunk a few neuromyths before we’re done.
On this week’s episode, Mike, Brandon and Dan tackle the importance of math! How does learning math benefit a student? Has science isolated the parts of the brain most used when learning and applying math? Math, in all its forms, has long caused anxiety and fear amongst students and life-long learners. Why does math cause so many issues for some learners and how can they learn to adopt a growth mindset when it comes to math rather than a self-defeating one?
Tune in for a wide ranging discussion on math and learning! Join in the conversation by leaving a comment wherever you listen to podcasts or on Twitter by following us @TrendingInEd.
You've probably heard that we only use 10% of our brain. And 64% of us believe that's true, at least according to a 2014 study. Where did this myth begin and why are people so likely to believe it? How do pop culture references and science fiction movies help to perpetuate this false statement? Join us as we debunk this myth once and for all.
Mike, Brandon, and Dan discuss a recent New York Times article that points out that the digital gap between high and low socioeconomic status is not what we expected it to be. How have the leaders of Silicon Valley changed the way their children interact with screens and devices? How is the use of screen time inverting traditional expectations about use of digital products? Is screen time the learning equivalent of easy access to fast food? We explore our own personal experiences and awareness of time with screens, discuss how screens might influence empathy and social emotional learning, and look ahead to what might be next in the evolving landscape of parenting, education, and time on screens.
The Best Gifts for Kids and Life Long Learners this Holiday Season - Trending in Education Episode 119
On this week's episode, we turn our attention to the top learning gifts to give to kids and life long learners. As the holiday gift-giving season nears, we take a look back at our discussion last year on Magna-Tiles and explore some other great ideas for the young learners in your life. For lifelong learners, our trio of hosts discuss the idea of gifting a subscription to a service like Audible or Blinkist.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, here's to an amazing holiday season where we all explore how the gift of learning can bring joy to those you love.
Following up on our music and learning episode, Mike and Dan sit down with Ken Florence to discuss his own personal experiences with music and learning. As a performer, a composer, and a musical educator, Ken brings multiple perspectives to the conversation. Ken shares his experiences of synesthesia and how that impacts how he interacts with words, numbers, and music. We also discuss the use of music as a study and recall aid and reference the work of Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi as it relates to music, performance, and learning. Dan shares a story of how he used vocal lessons to overcome being monotone when speaking.
We hope you enjoy listening and we look forward to hearing more sound from Ken as a he continues to contribute to the show in the future.
On this week's episode, we explore the complex and multifaceted relationships between music and learning. Mike and Brandon kick off the conversation talking about their own experiences with music and learning while exploring some common myths and misconceptions relating to this topic.
Then we introduce a new contributor to the pod, Ken Florence. Ken's a composer, musician, and music teacher from NYC who will be adding new sound to our pods beginning with this episode. Ken talks briefly about how learning music changed the way he learned other subjects. We'll dig in further with Ken during an extra later this week.
As we add new music and sound over the course of this week and in upcoming episodes, we'd love to hear more from our listeners regarding what you like about the sound and what you'd like us to continue to improve on in future shows.
With that, we'd like to welcome Ken to our crew and hope you continue to enjoy listening.
Non-Obvious Trends and Predicting the Future with Rohit Bhargava - Trending In Education - Episode 117
Mike and Brandon welcome Rohit Bhargava, founder of the Non-Obvious company, back to the podcast to discuss trend curation, predicting the future, and the challenge of being Non-Obvious. Rohit grades himself on his 2018 prediction by reviewing how he did with Lightspeed Learning and Data Pollution in particular. He shares some initial thoughts about new trends that are emerging for 2019 and pays special attention to how this all relates to learning and education.
Listen in to get an early read on a few surprising trends that are on the horizon as we prepare to head into the new year.
Wendy Zukerman, host of the Science Vs Podcast on Gimlet, Talks Science, Pods, and Learning at NAB New York - Trending In Education - Episode 116
Live from the National Association of Broadcasters Trade Show in New York City, Mike and Brandon sit down with Wendy Zuckerman, host of the Science Vs podcast from Gimlet Media. The trio goes deep on the importance of science in an era of fake news and a crisis of trust while digging into the topics of many of Wendy's shows. We also explore whether you can be both educational and entertaining at the same time. Wendy shares some of the inner workings of producing an information-rich, entertaining audio experience about Science.
Thanks to Wendy, Gimlet Media, Podcast Movement, and NAB for giving us the chance to drive into new formats and approaches to podcasting. Have a listen and let us know what you think.
And stay tuned for more from this event which we'll release as an extra later this week!