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November 30, 2022Podcast

E30: Rethinking Pedagogy, Online: A conversation with Garrett Smiley and Jeffrey Imrich

What pedagogy plays well with virtual and tech-enabled education? Discovery-based? Project-based? Both? Neither? Join us for a lively discussion with Garrett Smiley of Sora Schools, and Jeffrey Imrich of Rock by Rock.

September 6, 2022Podcast

E29: Merging High School, College, and Work: A conversation with Ivan Cestero

One big idea in secondary and post-secondary education: collapse everything together. Join us for a discussion with Ivan Cestero of Portal Schools, on making high school a comprehensive bridge to adulthood.

August 24, 2022Podcast

E28: Innovation, Progress, and Education: A conversation with Rohit Krishnan

We are joined by software and fin-tech investor Rohit Krishnan for a sweeping discussion of big patterns around progress and innovation, and how these present both opportunities and challenges for educators today.

August 17, 2022Podcast

E27: Web3 in Education: A conversation with Vriti Saraf

Should educators care about blockchain? What does web3 actually help solve for in education? How does it relate to other trends in education?

July 5, 2022Podcast

E26: The Tumultuous History of Active Learning: A conversation with Martin Bickman

This week, we are joined by Professor Martin Bickman of the University of Colorado Boulder to discuss the American tradition of "active learning" and its relationship to John Dewey and the Transcendentalist movement.

June 17, 2022Podcast

E25: The Microschool Revolution: A conversation with Josh and Kirk Umbehr

Join us for a conversation with Kirk and Josh Umbehr of, a microschool management platform. We discuss's unique model—and also why structural innovation is on the critical path for education reform.

June 16, 2022Core PhilosophyFeatured Essay

Benevolence Without Compromise

A core benevolence is a foundational pillar of good character. It underwrites all thought, all action, all relationships. It’s the ultimate “secure attachment”.

This is what school shootings threaten.