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The ClassCast Podcast is the best education podcast for everyone, not just teachers. ClassCast is about honest discourse and critical thinking to better understand education, about big, outside-the-box ideas to improve education for students and society. The ClassCast Podcast features award-winning teacher Ryan Tibbens discussing school, education, careers, and culture with a diverse collection of entrepreneurs, community leaders, teachers, and students.

The ClassCast Podcast is the best education podcast for everyone, not just teachers. ClassCast is about honest discourse and critical thinking to better understand education, about big, outside-the-box ideas to improve education for students and society. The ClassCast Podcast features award-winning teacher Ryan Tibbens discussing school, education, careers, and culture with a diverse collection of entrepreneurs, community leaders, teachers, and students.

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United States

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The ClassCast Podcast is the best education podcast for everyone, not just teachers. ClassCast is about honest discourse and critical thinking to better understand education, about big, outside-the-box ideas to improve education for students and society. The ClassCast Podcast features award-winning teacher Ryan Tibbens discussing school, education, careers, and culture with a diverse collection of entrepreneurs, community leaders, teachers, and students.

Language:

English

Contact:

7178569858


Episodes

Ep.078 -- Kohila Sivas -- MathCodes: Coaching, Tutoring, & Serving Students

10/11/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.078 features Kohila Sivas, the founder and lead coach at MathCodes, an innovative program designed to help students build their math skills, personal confidence, and executive functions. Kohila's amazing work builds on the idea that most students need more than just content help, so adults must be more than just tutors or teachers; instead, Kohila recommends serving as a "coach," one who works with the student, on the same team, to achieve mutual goals. In addition to...

Duration:01:25:20

Ep.077 -- Grant Schafer -- Connecting Communities & Schools

9/27/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.077 features Grant Schafer, the Supervisor of Community Connections for Loudoun County Public Schools. Working closely with Career & Technical Education, Computer Science Experiential Learning, and a few other specialized programs in the school system, Grant strives to connect community resources with individual teachers, students, and classrooms to make school-based learning as authentic as possible. His hard work, power skills (soft skills), and ever-growing rolodex...

Duration:01:14:58

Ep.076 -- Simon Tang -- Student, Semi-Staffer, School Critic, Sailor

9/12/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.076 features Simon Tang, a former student of host Ryan Tibbens, sharing his thoughts on school improvement, student choice, dual enrollment programs, post-high school plans, Dick Wolf TV shows, and much, much more. Throughout his public school career, Simon distinguished himself from most students by serving as a technology support specialist/paraprofessional in the school, forming close bonds with faculty members, challenging the status quo, earning top grades and...

Duration:01:52:32

Ep.075 -- The Cookout (Cary Vipond & Kevin Cook) -- Anti-racism, CRT, and "The Conversation"

8/30/2021
Classcast Podcast Ep.075 features Cary Vipond and Kevin Cook, members of "The Cookout," a discussion group focusing on race relations and making positive change in the Loudoun County, Virginia community. Along with host Ryan Tibbens, they discuss the recent debates (and hysteria?) over critical race theory, equity training for school staff, anti-racism, and politics in public schools. Given Fox News' new obsession with Loudoun County Public Schools as well as the parent and political groups...

Duration:01:31:09

Ep.074 -- Al Kingsley -- My Secret #EdTech Diary

8/16/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.074 features Al Kingsley -- CEO of NetSupport Inc., school leader & administrator in the United Kingdom, and author of the hit new book My Secret #EdTech Diary -- speaking with host Ryan Tibbens about his career in educational technology, what he's learned by leading his own schools, how the pandemic has changed education, why personal reflection is so important, why #EdTech really is for everyone, and more. Al's book "gives an insider's view of education technology...

Duration:01:24:16

Ep.073 -- Tibbens -- Don't Dummy-Proof Teaching (#EduPodlooza Innovation Response)

8/2/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.073 -- Host Ryan Tibbens ruminates on how efforts to standardize, scale, and reproduce great teaching ultimately lead to dummy-proofing, to treating teachers like dummies who need scripts and Choose-Your-Own-Adventure styled lesson plans. This solo talk was recorded in response to Ep.072, the #EduPodlooza Innovation Roundtable, in which participants addressed concerns with micromanagement, groupthink, mass appeal, and more. If you believe that great schooling requires...

Duration:00:39:00

Ep.072 -- Make School Less Like School (Edupodlooza Roundtable, Pt.2) -- Season 3 Launch!

7/19/2021
Episode 072, the first of Season 3, features a great segment from the "Innovation Roundtable," the first group discussion from the 1st annual #Edupodlooza, an all-day education-podcast marathon in which teachers from around the world talked about improving schools, podcasting, and hot topics, with a few games and creative elements mixed in. The guys over at the Unprofessional Development Podcast hosted the event and did amazing work all day. The full innovation discussion will be available...

Duration:00:41:26

Ep.071 -- Cristina Groeger -- The Education Trap: Social Mobility & Public Schools

7/5/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.071, the FINAL episode of Season 2, features college professor, education enthusiast, and author Christina (Tina) Groeger, whose new book -- The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality. Tina and host Ryan Tibbens discuss school's limited ability to affect social inequality, how quality education relates to social mobility, project-based learning, unschooling, and much, much more. Tina is a professor at Lake Forest College, a graduate of Harvard University,...

Duration:01:16:59

Ep.070 -- Melinda Arnost -- Inclusion, Social-Emotional Learning, & Serving All Our Students

6/21/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.070 features intervention specialist, special education teacher, and author Melinda Arnost discussing inclusion, social-emotional learning, differentiation, and how good relationships combine with common sense to create functional classrooms and effective teachers. Melinda recently published her first book, Empowering Inclusion: The Tool Teachers Need to Help All Students Succeed. In this talk with host Ryan Tibbens, Melinda shares tips for team-teaching, demands...

Duration:01:04:59

Ep.069 -- Tibbens Goes Virtual: Pandemic, Purpose, & Progress

6/8/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.069 features host Ryan Tibbens reflecting on the 2020-2021 school year, pandemic-related changes in schools, 4-day work weeks, and a HUGE career shift -- to 100% virtual instruction. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone differently, but one thing is certain -- it is has affected everyone. Tibbens has experienced loss in his family, a massive shift at work, and a sea-change in education beliefs. This quick solo talk starts with a brief promo of #Edupodlooza (check...

Duration:00:32:49

Ep.068 -- Chris Rader -- Higher Ed Abroad, STEM, & Making High School More Valuable

5/24/2021
EP.068 -- CHRIS RADER -- HIGHER ED ABROAD, STEM, & MAKING HIGH SCHOOL MORE VALUABLE5/24/20210 Comments ClassCast Podcast Ep.068 features Chris Rader, a former student of host Ryan Tibbens, sharing his experiences and perspectives on education and how to better serve students. Since graduating from high school in 2012, Chris has found immense success in the fields of chemistry and material science at Virginia Tech and now as a Ph.D. student the Adolphe Merkle Institute in Switzerland. Aside...

Duration:01:21:24

Ep.067 -- Peter Hubbell, CEO of Apply : you, on Students' Interview Skills & Personal Branding

5/17/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.067 features Peter Hubbell, founder & CEO of Apply : you, discussing personal branding, storytelling, improving education, and helping recent college graduates to secure their first jobs through innovative interviewing techniques. Apply : you runs a series of practical workshops that apply Madison Avenue branding and storytelling techniques to help graduates market their way to their first job in any career. Peter forged an admirable career in advertising before shifting...

Duration:01:06:08

Ep.066 -- Dr. Casey Jakubowski -- #ChangeTheNarrative & Better Schools for Better Communities

5/10/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.066 features Dr. Casey Jakubowski, a professor, author, and teacher from upstate New York sharing his views on education in the United States, our need for greater civic education and engagement, as well as how we can "#ChangeTheNarrative" about our school system's successes and failures. Casey has worked in K12 and higher ed., in humanities and STEM, in the classroom and in leadership roles. Through his long and varied career, he has gained unique perspectives on what...

Duration:01:11:01

Ep.065 -- Dr. Sam Fecich -- Improving Education via Teacher Preparation

5/3/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.065 features Dr. Sam Fecich, an education professor, author, speaker, and podcaster who works with pre-service teachers. She and host Ryan Tibbens discuss teacher preparation, how we can attract and train the best talent, why pedagogy and content both matter, and more. Sam's enthusiasm is infectious, so you're sure to find this episode both engaging and enlightening. Worried about the national teacher shortage? We cover it. Wondering how to help talented young people get...

Duration:00:50:32

Ep.064 -- Tibbens -- Thoughts on School Choice (Mini-Series Wrap-Up)

4/19/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.064 features host Ryan Tibbens sharing his thoughts on school choice while concluding a five episode mini-series on school choice. After engaging, informative discussions with Citizen Stewart (pro-school choice), Jennifer Berkshire (pro-public school), Neal McCluskey (pro-school choice, and Jon Hale (pro-public school), Tibbens tries to connect the dots, share the learning, and make meaningful predictions about the future of school in the United States. Over half the...

Duration:00:56:58

Ep.063 -- Jon Hale -- School Reform, Not School Choice (School Choice Mini-Series Pt.4)

4/12/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.063 features education historian, professor at the University of Illinois, and author Jon Hale discussing school choice, its dark history, and the problems it may spawn in the future. Much of Jon's work focuses on past school choice movements and Civil Rights era freedom schools; he makes invaluable contributions to the on-going ClassCast discussion of school choice and freedom by provide clear historical context and common sense predictions about what the future may...

Duration:01:04:04

Ep.062 -- Neal McCluskey -- School Choice & Liberty (School Choice Mini-Series Pt.3)

4/5/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.062 features Neal McCluskey PhD, the Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute, discussing school choice, individual liberty, and the future of education with host Ryan Tibbens. Neal has spent most of his career studying public policy with a focus on education; he is a leader in the national school choice conversation, has written and edited three books on the subject, and explains his beliefs and goals through a lens of respect for individuals...

Duration:01:26:41

Ep.061 -- Jennifer Berkshire -- The False Promises of School Choice (School Choice Mini-Series Pt.2)

3/29/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.061 features Jennifer Berkshire, an education journalist, podcaster, and co-author of a great new book about school choice, A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door. She and host Ryan Tibbens discuss school choice, racial and economic inequality, the politics behind the choice movement, and problems that school choice is likely to cause. Throughout the discussion, Jennifer shares her own experience being bused across town to a public school, her concerns about how school choice...

Duration:01:04:57

Ep.060 -- Citizen Stewart -- School Choice & Educational Opportunity (School Choice Mini-Series Pt.1)

3/21/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.060 features Chris "Citizen" Stewart discussing school choice, educational opportunity, dismantling oppressive systems, and empowering individuals with host Ryan Tibbens. Citizen Stewart is CEO of the Brightbeam Network, founder of Citizen.Education, host of the UnPublic Podcast, co-host of the 8 Black Hands Podcast, a former school board member, father of five, and school choice advocate. In this episode, we discuss the value of choice, the significance of freedom for...

Duration:01:14:29

Ep.059 -- Tibbens -- The Lies of Learning Loss

3/8/2021
ClassCast Podcast Ep.059 features host Ryan Tibbens exploring the concept of "learning loss," how it's being applied during the COVID-19 pandemic, and why most of these discussions are biased, flawed, and misleading. If you pay attention to education-related news, then you know that politicians, state education boards, testing companies, university researchers, school choice advocates, and even some local school leaders have been ranting about "learning loss" for months. But you may not have...

Duration:00:50:56