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Learn quick and easy ways to improve education, leadership, and parenting: How to replace traditional homework; how to improve leadership; how to integrate new technology; how to assess for learning; how to eliminate useless meetings; how to engage even the most reluctant learners; how to inspire a lifelong love of reading; how to combine writing with the maker space; how to take learning mobile; how to improve social media strategies. Teacher/author/global influencer Mark Barnes, creator of the Bestselling Hack Learning Book Series, explains precisely what's wrong with education and what you can do about it, tomorrow; because you don't need a 5-year plan. Learn more at http://hacklearning.org.

Learn quick and easy ways to improve education, leadership, and parenting: How to replace traditional homework; how to improve leadership; how to integrate new technology; how to assess for learning; how to eliminate useless meetings; how to engage even the most reluctant learners; how to inspire a lifelong love of reading; how to combine writing with the maker space; how to take learning mobile; how to improve social media strategies. Teacher/author/global influencer Mark Barnes, creator of the Bestselling Hack Learning Book Series, explains precisely what's wrong with education and what you can do about it, tomorrow; because you don't need a 5-year plan. Learn more at http://hacklearning.org.
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Learn quick and easy ways to improve education, leadership, and parenting: How to replace traditional homework; how to improve leadership; how to integrate new technology; how to assess for learning; how to eliminate useless meetings; how to engage even the most reluctant learners; how to inspire a lifelong love of reading; how to combine writing with the maker space; how to take learning mobile; how to improve social media strategies. Teacher/author/global influencer Mark Barnes, creator of the Bestselling Hack Learning Book Series, explains precisely what's wrong with education and what you can do about it, tomorrow; because you don't need a 5-year plan. Learn more at http://hacklearning.org.

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Episodes

125: Leave your gender bias at the door - Hack Learning Uncut

9/11/2018
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A tennis match was interrupted by, of all things, coaching and, possibly, a little gender bias, and Mark Barnes has some simple hacks to put a stop to this insanity. In a departure from his usual education hacks, Mark discusses the women's US Open tennis championship and an outburst from star Serena Williams that may have overshadowed a young player's victory but shed light on a big problem in sports and society. Share you thoughts on Twitter at #HackLearning Visit our episode library at...

Duration:00:11:49

124: Transform your school library

9/6/2018
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Instead of de-funding school libraries, it's time to transform them into the revolutionary space that can inspire all education shareholders to view the library as a learning community--not just an archive of books. Learn more at http://hacklearning.org/libraries Browse all episodes at http://hacklearningpodcast.com

Duration:00:13:31

123: Changing the conversation with parents

8/7/2018
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Is it time to reconsider parents' role in teaching and learning in your space? Parent and family involvement in education can now be so much more than a phone call, open house, or parent-teacher conference. In her new book, Hacking Early Learning, Principal of the Year Jessica Cabeen shares some practical strategies for engaging parents in daily teaching and learning, using 21-century technology. Mark Barnes shares an excerpt from Jessica's book, explaining how you can bring parents along...

Duration:00:08:41

122: How can we teach kids to stand up for the oppressed? Hack Learning Uncut

8/2/2018
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When celebrities stand by and protect bullies, without punishment, how can adults teach kids to stand up? Mark uses a high-profile example of a celebrity covering for an abuser, wondering if the person goes unpunished how it will impact our ability to teach kids to do what's right. Continue the conversation on Twitter at #HackLearning View all episodes at http://hacklearningpodcast.com Browse the library at http://hacklearningbooks.com

Duration:00:08:29

121: Turn Your Students into a Focus Group - Hack Learning Uncut

7/18/2018
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In another uncut edition of the show, Mark Barnes challenges you to take a chance and ask students to rate your in-class presentations or lessons. Channeling Hacking Engagement author and podcaster James Sturtevant, Mark shares Hack 35 from Sturtevant's 50 Tips & Tools to Engage Teachers and Learners Daily, along with one nifty tech tool to easily empower your student focus groups. Listen now and learn how to leverage student opinion to be the best teacher you can be. Check out Hacking...

Duration:00:09:47

120: Separating Evaluation and Feedback

6/25/2018
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Mark shares a story from author/consultant Angela Stockman about a student who asked for feedback from her teacher, only to be given judgement and criticism. You'll be surprised at what Angela instructed the student to do next. Read the story, excerpted from Stockman's Hacking the Writing Workshop at http://hacklearning.org/feedback Visit our episode archive at http://hacklearningpodcast.com

Duration:00:09:17

What if You Knew Every Student's Quit Point?

6/14/2018
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What if educators knew their students so well, they could predict exactly when kids would quit? Imagine how easily you could propel learners forward, if you had this incredible power. Longtime classroom teachers Adam Chamberlin and Sveti Matejic say that understanding Quit Point is the key to unlocking the full potential of teaching and learning. Learn more at http://hacklearning.org/quitpoint Browse our shelves at http://hacklearningbooks.com

Duration:00:12:15

118: When Teachers Bash Teachers, Education Suffers

5/31/2018
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And educator commented on a tweet, which ignited what someone called a "mob mentality." This Twitter conversation inspired Mark Barnes to share a scenario he envisioned, during what he says looked like teachers bashing teachers on social media. For more detail, read the show notes at http://hacklearning.org/bashingteachers For more episodes, visit http://hacklearningpodcast.com

Duration:00:06:56

117: What if teachers could extinguish shame?

5/8/2018
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Shame permeates our schools and classrooms. Kids shame their peers and, sometimes, unwittingly, teachers shame their students. Compassionate classrooms, detailed in Hacking Classroom Culture by Angela Stockman and Ellen Feig Gray, extinguish shame. Mark shares an excerpt from Hack 5 of this new book, helping you find out how to eliminate shame in your space and design your own compassionate classroom. Check out the resources from this episode and an excerpt from Hacking School Culture at...

Duration:00:11:49

116: The Stupidest School Policy Ever - Hack Learning Uncut

4/24/2018
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Mark Barnes says he used to penalize kids for insignificant things like using a pencil or putting their names in the wrong spot (a bad practice he now admits). But failing a kid for not printing a Google Doc? Mark argues that this is the stupidest school policy ever. He explains why and how this needs to be hacked ... immediately, while providing a few hacks from numerous Hack Learning experts. Check out the books referenced in this episode at http://hacklearningbooks.com Browse the...

Duration:00:12:43

115: The worst thing you can do to your students - Hack Learning Uncut

4/16/2018
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Mark shares the worst thing he did to his students and how you may be doing the same thing right now. Then, he provides one simple hack to avoid doing it again. View the archive at http://hacklearningpodcast.com Browse books at http://hacklearningbooks.com

Duration:00:10:49

114: The Power of Unanswerable Questions

4/3/2018
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EduHacker Mark Barnes admits that math has always eluded him, until he stumbled upon the Unanswerable Questions hack in Hacking Mathematics, by Denis Sheeran. Mark shares Sheeran's reasoning behind Unanswerable Questions and the power they hold over not just math students, but all teachers and learners. Read the excerpt at http://hacklearning.org/UQ Browse the library at http://hacklearningbooks.com

Duration:00:14:59

113: No, Mr. President, We Will NOT Arm our Teachers!

2/24/2018
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Mark Barnes is angry and Uncut, as he unabashedly says No to the president's plan to arm teachers, in an attempt to stop school shootings. Not only does Mark say educators must say no to guns, he provides a few more ways to stop school shootings. Listen and comment on Twitter at #HackLearning. More from Mark Barnes and Hack Learning at http://hacklearningpodcast.com

Duration:00:11:10

112: My son hates school but you can help

2/7/2018
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Mark shared this on social channels, and something amazing happened: "A model student his whole life, my son, a freshman, suddenly hates school. He says the teachers are boring and most of the subject matter he will never use in real life. This is heartbreaking. He has three and a half years left, and I don't know what to do." Listen to how people reacted and how Mark disseminates their reactions into some powerful, What-You-Can-Do-Tomorrow strategies to make school an engaging, fun place...

Duration:00:10:46

111: Homework mandates and politicians are undermining teachers and learners: Hack Learning Uncut

1/28/2018
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The Mississippi State legislature wants to mandate nightly homework, including spelling, across the state. Mark Barnes explains why any homework mandate undermines teachers, learners, and parents. He also declares that politicians must stay out of education policymaking, unless they enlist the help of progressive-minded educators. Learn more at http://hackinghomework.com Listen to more episodes at http://hacklearningpodcast.com

Duration:00:12:10

110: Why grading and evaluating are not parts of effective assessment

1/18/2018
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A reader pushed back hard against Mark Barnes' article about going gradeless in Education Week's 10 Big Ideas Special Report. As you may have expected, Mark pushes back against the pushback in this episode, sharing excerpts from the EdWeek article and the comments. Along the way, Mark explains why grading and evaluating are not the same as effectively assessing learning in the no-grades classroom. Check out an excerpt from the article, No, Students Don't Need Grades, on our show notes page...

Duration:00:15:19

109: Stop making the principal the bad guy

1/8/2018
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Mark discusses changing the narrative about school leaders. With a little help from principals Dan McCabe and Tracy R. Taylor, Mark says, it’s time to stop making the principal the bad guy. Visit the Show’s archive at http://hacklearningpodcast.com Browse the library at http://hacklearningbooks.com Check out http://spreaker.com for fast and hacky podcasting

Duration:00:11:29

108: How to be the teacher they make movies about, with Mike Roberts

12/14/2017
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Mark interviews Utah English Teacher of the Year Mike Roberts, author of Hacking Classroom Management: 10 Ideas To Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About. Learn more about Roberts and the Movie Teacher approach at http://hacklearning.org/movieteacher

Duration:00:23:06

107: Why Google hates the GPA and the SAT - Hack Learning Uncut

12/8/2017
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Mark cites a Psychology Today Blog post, in which the author references an interview with a Google executive who says the search engine giant does not use GPAs and SAT scores to assess potential new hires. Mark Barnes despises grades and tests, and he wonders why schools continue to use them when one of the most successful companies on the planet disdains them. Read the article at https://medium.com/the-mission/inverse-relationship-between-gpa-and-innovative-orientation-57e604e7112 Listen...

Duration:00:14:51

106: That's the Way We've Always Done it! -- Hack Learning Uncut

11/30/2017
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Mark posted this on social channels: "No, I won’t lecture, assign homework, punish, or grade my students, just because that’s the way we’ve always done it." And people reacted. He talks about it in classic Hack Learning Uncut style. Want more episodes? http://hacklearningpodcast.com Need a solution to a big problem? http://hacklearningbooks.com

Duration:00:13:05