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Mindshift Podcast

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The MindShift podcast explores the innovations in education that are shaping how kids learn. Hosts Ki Sung and Katrina Schwartz introduce listeners to educators, researchers, parents and students who are developing effective ways to improve how kids learn. We cover topics like how fed-up administrators are developing surprising tactics to deal with classroom disruptions; how listening to podcasts are helping kids develop reading skills; the consequences of overparenting; and why interdisciplinary learning can engage students on all ends of the traditional achievement spectrum. This podcast is part of the MindShift education site, a division of KQED News. KQED is an NPR/PBS member station based in San Francisco. You can also visit the MindShift website for episodes and supplemental blog posts or tweet us @MindShiftKQED or visit us at MindShift.KQED.org.

The MindShift podcast explores the innovations in education that are shaping how kids learn. Hosts Ki Sung and Katrina Schwartz introduce listeners to educators, researchers, parents and students who are developing effective ways to improve how kids learn. We cover topics like how fed-up administrators are developing surprising tactics to deal with classroom disruptions; how listening to podcasts are helping kids develop reading skills; the consequences of overparenting; and why interdisciplinary learning can engage students on all ends of the traditional achievement spectrum. This podcast is part of the MindShift education site, a division of KQED News. KQED is an NPR/PBS member station based in San Francisco. You can also visit the MindShift website for episodes and supplemental blog posts or tweet us @MindShiftKQED or visit us at MindShift.KQED.org.
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United States

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The MindShift podcast explores the innovations in education that are shaping how kids learn. Hosts Ki Sung and Katrina Schwartz introduce listeners to educators, researchers, parents and students who are developing effective ways to improve how kids learn. We cover topics like how fed-up administrators are developing surprising tactics to deal with classroom disruptions; how listening to podcasts are helping kids develop reading skills; the consequences of overparenting; and why interdisciplinary learning can engage students on all ends of the traditional achievement spectrum. This podcast is part of the MindShift education site, a division of KQED News. KQED is an NPR/PBS member station based in San Francisco. You can also visit the MindShift website for episodes and supplemental blog posts or tweet us @MindShiftKQED or visit us at MindShift.KQED.org.

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English


Episodes

Dropping Out and Coming Back: Stories of Persevering for a Diploma

11/20/2018
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Civicorps is a program designed to support young people ages 18-26 who have come back to get a high school diploma. Three recent graduates tell their stories -- why they dropped out and what brought them back.

Duration:00:23:19

How Teachers Designed a School Centered On Caring Relationships

11/6/2018
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Students at Social Justice Humanitas Academy graduate and go to college at some of the highest rates of any district school in Los Angeles, despite coming from mostly low-income backgrounds. Teachers say a strong vision, backed up with love, makes all the difference.

Duration:00:19:41

The Role of Community in Creating and Healing Trauma in Kids

10/23/2018
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The RYSE Center in Richmond is teaching young people how to heal from trauma in their community by showing them persistent care and opportunity.

Duration:00:24:53

Overcoming Childhood Trauma: How Parents and Schools Work to Stop the Cycle

9/25/2018
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Many people have experienced some kind of trauma in their childhood, such as loss of a caregiver, substance abuse in the home, homelessness or abuse. Educators and parents are finding trauma-informed tools to lead healthier lives for themselves and the children in their care.

Duration:00:25:54

Why Ninth Grade Can Be a Big Shock For High School Students

9/12/2018
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Starting high school is a big transition, and it turns out, the ninth grade a pivotal moment for teens’ potential success or failure in high school. At Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, California, educators are combating “ninth grade shock” by developing the kind of community kids don’t want to miss.

Duration:00:32:05

Can Inviting Teachers Over to Your Home Improve How Kids Learn?

8/28/2018
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Teachers in at least 20 states are visiting students' families in their homes as a way to build trust between families and the school.

Duration:00:22:51

MindShift Podcast Season 3 is Coming Soon!

8/15/2018
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We're getting ready for new episodes of the MindShift Podcast!

Duration:00:02:05

Courage To Change: What It Takes to Shift to Restorative Discipline

10/24/2017
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Many schools are transitioning to restorative discipline practices in recognition that suspensions don't help kids succeed academically. We take you inside two schools at different stages of the transition.

Duration:00:22:31

How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn

10/11/2017
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What does listening to podcasts have to do with English language arts? A whole lot, according to one English teacher who dropped Hamlet in favor of teaching Serial.

Duration:00:22:33

Be The Change You Want To See

9/26/2017
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Catlin Tucker and Marika Neto are shaking up the traditional high school experience and learning a lot about what it takes to make change along the way.

Duration:00:20:34

Stepping Back from Overparenting: A Stanford Dean’s Perspective

9/12/2017
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Parents are essential to a child’s development. But when parents get too involved in helping and directing a child’s every move, they can end up doing more harm than good.

Duration:00:21:21

A Whole School Approach to Behavior Issues

8/29/2017
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Classroom management is a fundamental element of a strong learning environment, but it has been a struggle at MLK Middle School. Principal Michael Essien is changing that story by emphasizing teamwork among adults.

Duration:00:19:29

A Preview of the MindShift Podcast

8/25/2017
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Sample a preview of the latest season of the MindShift podcast.

Duration:00:02:09

The Epic April Fool’s Day Prank

3/15/2016
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Teachers Alex Fernandez and Al Julius set up their students for an April Fool’s Day prank that ultimately landed Mr. Julius in handcuffs. Once the prank was over, the teachers learned about their students’ characters in ways they didn't anticipate.

Duration:00:22:59

What Makes a Teacher Special to a Student?

2/23/2016
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Great teachers are constantly evaluating what works to help their students learn. But teachers don't often hear what impact they have made on students.

Duration:00:20:21

The Coach

2/10/2016
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For high school science teacher and basketball coach Jim Clark, coaching went beyond the classroom and the court. More than ten years later, he's still plays a support role for one of his former athletes who wouldn't let go of his dream to become a doctor.

Duration:00:21:55

Questions Adolescent Boys Ask About Puberty

2/3/2016
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For boys, the world of puberty is often a silent one when it comes to meaningful conversations with their dads and adult caregivers. Health educator Dr. Rob Lehman empowers dads and demonstrates helpful ways to answer a boy’s wide-ranging concerns about puberty, including myths about masturbation. He teaches in the Seattle area through his company, "Great Conversations."

Duration:00:28:48

The Puberty Lady

1/26/2016
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Sex education is supposed to be for the kids, but Julie Metzger, known as "The Puberty Lady," also targets her message to moms who are often the ones feeling awkward talking about puberty. A mother and daughter open up about their journey of feeling empowered to talk about sex.

Duration:00:23:50

Wet Sundays

1/25/2016
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The first year of teaching can be so tough, a teacher can't help but cry on Sundays. Sadie Guthrie recalls her first year of teaching special education and surviving with the help of her mom, boyfriend, and the inspiration she found in her incredible students.

Duration:00:21:31

The Creative Writing Assignment

1/25/2016
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When English teacher Alexa Schlechter gave an assignment to her high school students asking them to think about their personal memoirs, she received details about a student’s life that stunned her.

Duration:00:17:09