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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Mar 24, 2023

Students tend to see exams as a means to evaluate learning, but expert educators recognize assessments as instrumental elements of the teaching process. Amy and Mike invited researcher Ayanna Thomas to explain how tests aid memory.

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  1. How can completing practice...

Mar 21, 2023

So much of the college admissions conversation seems to assume perfect grades and test scores along with ultra-selective ambitions. What about the other 99% of the applicant pool? Amy and Mike invited college advisors Katie Garrett and Melanie Talesnick to discuss college advising for B students.

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Mar 19, 2023

Everything you need to teach your class in one place with ed tech developer Cameron Stoker

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What is the story behind Speechcloud?

  2. How does Speechcloud work?

  3. Who currently uses Speechcloud?

  4. What kinds of outcomes do users experience?

  5. What should someone...

Mar 17, 2023

The educational system in the United States bears a stark similarity to our political and economic structures, marked by both astonishing successes and painful failures. Amy and Mike invited professor Ashley Berner to examine pluralistic models and explore assumptions about public education.

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Mar 14, 2023

Teens–like people at every other stage of human development–need to feel confidence, satisfaction, and respect for themselves. Alas, that isn’t always easy. Amy and Mike invited life coach Nellie Harden to share insights into cultivating teen self-esteem.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What...