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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

Teaching 6-Year-Olds About Privilege and Power

9/17/2019
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Privilege and power play out in the world all around us every day. And kids notice. First-grade teacher Bret Turner has decided not to avoid the difficult conversations and questions his students bring to class. Instead, he's weaving discussions of things like racism and gender inequality into everything he does.

Duration:00:21:12

Childhood As ‘Resume Building’: Why Play Needs A Comeback

9/3/2019
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The kind of free play grown-ups had in previous generations is looked at with nostalgia in today’s era of adult-supervised activities. Children are missing out on the benefits of unstructured play, but a group of dedicated educators are trying to give kids back their play time through the Global School Play Day movement.

Duration:00:22:10

How Can Schools Help Kids With Anxiety?

8/20/2019
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Anxiety is running rampant in high schools around the country, both rich and poor. It makes it hard for students to learn and to deal with life. Hear from two teens’ and learn strategies educators and parents can use to help them cope.

Duration:00:24:16

MindShift Podcast is Back With Season Four!

8/13/2019
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We asked what issues matter to you most and we listened. The fourth season of the MindShift podcast dives into the question: How can we bring joy back to learning and teaching?

Duration:00:02:41

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:00:20:24

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