E13: Discussing Discussions: A conversation with Bobby McDonald

Written by Dr. Matt Bateman on February 1, 2022

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.

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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.