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Updated February 2020
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Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor!We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding pl ...
 
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A conversation with Middle School Teacher Kaci Presnell about her relationship with students, cell phones in the classrooms and Project-Based Learning in her classroom. Links: Kaci's Instagram: @blendedcoffeeandclass Kaci's Twitter: @kacisunshine_ Chris's Twitter: @TechTeachTravelBy Jeff Utecht
 
This week Chris Butler and I have a chat with Tyler, Cassie, and Chris from the Sunnyside School District. A rural school district here in the central part of Washington State. Last November I was invited to be a part of their first Leveled UP conference and was so excited by the experience the participants had I wanted to have them on to share wit…
 
This week Chris Butler and I chat with Collin Gibbs a Social Studies teacher who shares his system for success he uses with his students. Collin also shares his “technology checklist” with all of you. You can find a link to it in the show notes to this episode. It’s a Google Slide so you can make a copy of it for yourself…if you do use and update i…
 
This week Chris Butler and I chat with new tech coach David Stiner and talk about the ups and downs of being a coach and coaching strategies when you are the only technology coach in the district. Links: Twitter: @madtechteacher CodeCombat: https://codecombat.com/ TikTok Education in India: https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/17/tiktok-education-edutok-…
 
This episode features a pair of interviews on a similar topic: First, Stephanie Lepp (host of the Reckonings podcast) discusses what she's learned from interviewing people who had a serious change of heart, or "reckoning," including a former Neo-nazi and a former sex offender. What causes a reckoning?Second, Buster Benson (author of Why Are We Yell…
 
Our last conversation of November with the authors of Classroom Management in the Digital Age our free give away this month. Remember you can enter to win a free copy of the book by leaving a Flipgrid response to this week's question. Links: Book Twitter: #CMDigitalAge Patrick Green Heather DowdBy Jeff Utecht
 
A great conversation with 6th Grade ELA teacher Kenzie Munn who teaches at a school that focuses on Project-Based Learning. She uses a host of different apps and has her classroom set up for students to have flexible seating. Check out a video of her classroom in our show notes below: Links: PearDeck: https://www.peardeck.com/googleslides EdPuzzle:…
 
What a fantastic conversation for our 100th episode of Shifting Our Schools. Chris Butler and I catch up with Tisha Richmond and talk about supporting teachers as a coach and the power of Personal Learning Networks (PLNs). Links: Voxer App: https://www.voxer.com/ Glide Apps: https://www.glideapps.com/ Marco Polo App: https://www.marcopolo.me/ Slack…
 
The idea of open borders -- letting people move freely between countries, taking a job wherever they can find a job they want -- is still a pretty fringe position, politically speaking. But economist Bryan Caplan makes a compelling case for it in his new graphic nonfiction book, "Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration," illustrated by …
 
This week Chris Butler and I chat with Adam Polluck an IB International Teacher working in Hangzhou, China at a school that focuses on a Project-Based Learning approach. Adam walks us through how he and his colleagues structure 32-week in-depth PBL experiences for students. Links: Adam Polluck: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-pollock-3b5b006/ Ente…
 
Philosopher of mind Keith Frankish is one of the leading proponents of "illusionism," the theory that argues that your subjective experience -- i.e., the "what it is like" to be you -- is a trick of the mind. It's a counterintuitive theory, but Keith makes the case for it in this episode, while explaining the other leading theories of consciousness…
 
The Stanford Prison Experiment is one of the most famous psychology experiments in history. For decades, we've been told that it proves how regular people easily turn sadistic when they are asked to role play as prison guards. But the story now appears to be mostly fraudulent. Thibault Le Texier is a researcher who dug into the Stanford archives an…
 
This week while working at the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) I sit down with my good friend Ashley Sawyer and we talk about her 3rd-grade classroom and some of the units she has done with her students that use technology in authentic ways. We also discuss the new portfolio system we are setting up here at ISL and are looking for ideas an…
 
Thanks to Katy McKee a technology coach in the Royal School District for sending this article to me that has me thinking and reflecting on the idea of engagement. Worth a read: Link: What is engagement in a learning experience? https://www.goguardian.com/research-and-insights/state-of-engagement-2019/…
 
How do you assess learning when it happens in the process of creating not the product? All too often we assess the product but that is not where the learning occurred. How can we assess learning when it is actually happening...in the process of creating. I invite you to leave a FlipGrid comment over at sospodcast.org and join the conversation on as…
 
If you want to understand why things go wrong in business, government, education, psychology, AI, and more, you need to know Goodhart's Law: "When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to become a good measure." In this episode, decision theorist David Manheim explains the dynamics behind Goodhart's Law and some potential solutions to it.…
 
It's rare for public intellectuals to talk about things they've gotten wrong, but geneticist Razib Khan is an exception. He recently published list of 28 things he's changed his mind about in the last decade, not just in genetics, but in other fields of science, politics, society, and religion. Julia interviews Razib about some of the items on the …
 
Here you go! My top Chrome Extensions for Students to start the new school year. My goal is for you to hear my 5 and then share your favorite chrome extensions that you like to use with students either at #sospodcast or at our Flipgrid at flipgrid.com/sospodcast. Links: Flipgrid: flipgrid.com/sospodcast Share to Classroom Screencastify Selection Re…
 
To kick off August and a month of 1:1 Summer of Fun we start with my reading of the peer-reviewed article I wrote along with Doreen Keller that was published in May 2019. We start with the Connectivism Learning Theory, a theory that talks about the connected ways in which we learn. It's the foundation for my own thinking in changing classrooms and …
 
As we continue on our August theme of 1:1 Summer of Fun I break down two of the major mind-shifts I believe need to happen before we worry about the actual technology in the classroom. Understand that we are redefining what it means to be "Knowledgable" and how we must shift to helping students organize their own learning in a decentralized knowled…
 
It's common wisdom that spending a lot of time on your smartphone, or checking social media like Facebook and Twitter, takes a psychological toll. It makes us depressed, insecure, anxious, and isolated -- or so people say. But is there any research to back that up? Julia discusses the evidence with professor Andy Przybylski, director of research at…
 
Over the last two decades, the prices of consumer goods like toys and electronics have gone way down, but the prices of health care and education have gone up roughly 200%. Why? In this episode, economist Alex Tabarrok discusses his latest book, co-authored with Eric Heller, "Why are the Prices So D*mn High?," which blames rising costs on a phenome…
 
A fantastic way to end our conversation with Enumclaw Educators taking to Steve Murphy a High School Social Studies Teacher who's real passion right now is connecting his students to the world outside his classroom. Steve is always looking for new connections around the world to bring into his classroom. Feel free to hit him up on Twitter if you wo…
 
We typically think of violence as being caused by a lack of control, or by selfish motives. But what if, more often than not, violence is intended to be morally righteous? That's the thesis of the book Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships. Author Tage Rai debates his book's thesis with Julia…
 
This week I have a conversation with Jen and Bob the two tech coaches at Enumclaw School District as they reflect on this year working with educators, the PD trainings that we ran what results did they see from the trainings in their schools. Tech Coaches... this one is for you! Links: Bob's Instagram: beaver_Knievel Jen's Twitter: jenlongmire1 Jef…
 
A great conversation with Allison a High School Science teacher who talks about her classroom, what's important to her as a teacher and some fun projects she did with her students this year. Also I personally had two projects released this last week. A peer-reviewed article I wrote was published as well as a Webinar Interview I did with Microsoft. …
 
The global poverty rate has fallen significantly over the last few decades. But there's a heated debate, between people like psychologist Steven Pinker and anthropologist Jason Hickel, over how to view that fact. Is it a triumph for capitalism? Should we celebrate it, or lament the fact that rich countries aren't doing more to close the poverty gap…
 
What a fantastic show talking science with Bobby and Julie from the Enumclaw School District. Two Middle School teachers who are using something called a "Learning Tracker" that they have created for their students to self-assess throughout the year. Julie was kind enough to share some templates and examples with me to share with you. So have a lis…
 
This week I have a great conversation with JB Blair a Middle School English teacher who talks about his philosophy and creating learning experiences that adhere to the 3Rs. Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. You're going to love hearing some of the ways he uses technology to bring relevance to his classroom. Links: JB's Blog Blog Post on Mission …
 
Technology writer Clive Thompson discusses his latest book, Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World. Topics Clive and Julia cover include:- Why coders love efficiency so much- Are there downsides to efficiency?- Do coders have particular blindspots when it comes to human nature?- What is a "10x Coder," and why do people disa…
 
This week I get to kick off my exit conversations with Enumclaw Educators with a conversation with Gunner Argo. Gunner is a High School English Teacher at Enumclaw HS how has been involved in a year-long blended-learning PD experience with me. You're going to enjoy hearing from this thoughtful teacher about his classroom, his approach, and what he …
 
This week I go over some questions I was recently asked by a school district as they get ready to launch there 1:1 program next year. I hear very similar questions all the time, so thought I would just turn my responses into this week's podcast. Let me know if you agree or disagree with anything I say. Leave a comment on our Flipgrid or reach out t…
 
Economist Tyler Cowen discusses his latest book, "Big Business: A love-letter to an American anti-hero." Why has anti-capitalist sentiment increased recently, and to what extent is it justified? How much are corporations to blame for wage stagnation, climbing cost of living, or the slow response to climate change? Tyler and Julia also explore their…
 
This week what a pleasure to sit down with Monica and Stefan from Moses Lake to talk about the trainings we've been doing together all year, what we're seeing and to explore a bit more their YouTube Challenge they have going on just between the two of them. A great reflective podcast! Links: Monica's YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2KXcBol Monica's …
 
This week it was a great honor to sit down with Andy Torris a mentor and friend through the years who was always willing to allow me to take risks as a teacher and try things out and was right there with me supporting me as a leader. Links: Avenues: https://www.avenues.org/ Andy's Twitter: https://twitter.com/atorris Andy's LInkedIn: https://www.li…
 
Helen Toner, the director of strategy at Georgetown's Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), shares her observations from the last few years of talking with AI scientists and policymakers in the US and China. Helen and Julia discuss, among other things:How do the views of Chinese and American AI scientists differ? How is media coverage…
 
Just a quick episode this week challenging educators to teach the specific skill of calendaring in a digital world. Today's calendars are so powerful yet as I talk to students I find that very few actually use them to strucutre their very busy lives. Let's take some time to specifically teach this very important skill. Links: Avenues School: https:…
 
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