E13: Discussing Discussions: A conversation with Bobby McDonald
This week, we were joined by Bobby McDonald, founder of Parlay Ideas, to talk about what makes classroom discussions difficult and how to overcome these challenges.
Parlay Ideas is an instructional technology platform aimed at helping teachers facilitate, measure, and assess student-driven discussions. Learn more at https://parlayideas.com/.
Dr. Matt Bateman
Dr. Matt Bateman earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught and continued his research at Franklin and Marshall College in the Department of Psychology, on topics ranging from neuroscience to evolutionary theory to philosophy, before joining the LePort Schools as Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy in 2014.
In 2016, Dr. Matt Bateman became a founding member of Higher Ground Education. He is now Vice President of Pedagogy for Higher Ground and the Executive Director of Montessorium.
E14: The Future of Education: A conversation with Yusuf Ahmad
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E11: Education in Antiquity Pt. 2: A conversation with Dr. Jason Rheins
Dr. Jason Rheins, historian and philosopher, joins us to discuss ancient Greek education during the Socratic Era. Listen to learn about the ancient Greek approach to mathematics, moral edification's role in ancient education, and more.
Dr. Rheins is a Montessorium Senior Research Fellow; you can find more of his work in our History of Education initiative.
E10: Becoming a Montessori Educator: A conversation with Louise Livingston
Louise Livingston, an AMI Montessori Trainer at the Maria Montessori Institute joins Ray Girn and Matt Bateman for a discussion about the distinct virtues and mindsets required to become a Montessori educator.
What is the role of the Montessori educator? How is it different from how we might conceive of a teacher and other approaches? What is technology's role in these questions?
E09: Doing Real Things: Opportunities in High School: A conversation with Staci Hill and Dr. Laura Mazer
Staci Hill and Dr. Laura Mazer join Matt Bateman to discuss the value of adolescents "doing something real" during their middle and high school years.