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.

Listen on Google Play, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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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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.

Listen on Google Play, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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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Mindshift Podcast

Mindshift Podcast

United States

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.

Listen on Google Play, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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.

Episodes

Stepping Back from Overparenting: A Stanford Dean’s Perspective  

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.

A Whole School Approach to Behavior Issues  

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.

A Preview of the MindShift Podcast  

Sample a preview of the latest season of the MindShift podcast.

The Epic April Fool’s Day Prank  

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.

What Makes a Teacher Special to a Student?  

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.

The Coach  

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.

Questions Adolescent Boys Ask About Puberty  

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."

The Puberty Lady  

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.

Wet Sundays  

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.

The Creative Writing Assignment  

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.

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