Learning Grounds Ep. 021: From primary sources to private school to teaching kids history with Meredith Stewart

In this episode, Zac talks with History Teacher Meredith Stewart about primary sources, teaching at an independent school, education policy, and her approach to teaching history to middle and high schoolers.

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Learning Grounds Ep. 020: A Gap Year in Your Own Backyard with Adam Haigler

I this episode, Zac talks with Adam Haigler who, with his wife Allison, started and runs The Pioneer Project (a homesteading gap year initiative in Brasstown, NC). The conversation turns to misconceptions about gap years as well as the difficulties reaching all populations in recruiting for the program.

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Learning Grounds Ep. 019: Scott Nine discusses the Lessons Learned through ‘A Year at Mission Hill’

In this episode, Zac talks with Scott Nine, executive director of the Institute for Democratic Education in America about Scott’s learning throughout the web series A Year at Mission Hill.

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Learning Grounds Ep. 018: Christina Cantrill and Danielle Filipiack talk Connected Learning

In this episode of Learning Grounds, Zac talks with Christina Cantrill and Danielle Filipiack about connected learning and their learning at the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media in Learning Conference.

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Learning Grounds Ep. 017: Paul Oh on Civic Education, Student Voice and FanFic

The National Writing Project’s Paul Oh took some time to sit down at the DML Conference in Chicago to discuss his work on bringing student voice forward toward a more democratic education.

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Learning Grounds Ep. 016: Dean Shareski and Creating Online Community

In this episode, Zac talks with Dean Shareski about the difficulties unique to attempting to create a sense of community in online courses compared to face-to-face learning as well as other unique difficulties in community creation in conference presentations.

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Learning Grounds Ep. 15: Darren Hudgins and Bud Hunt Talk Learning Design Challenges

In this episode of Zac talks with Darren Hudgins and Bud Hunt about design challenges for learning with a focus on teacher development. The guys also talk risk aversion in education and where it might start.

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Learning Grounds Ep. 014: Ken Libby and the education conversation we’re not having

In this episode of Learning Grounds, Zac talks with doctoral student and researcher Ken Libby about the education conversation that’s not being had right now, what we could look at as good in education and how we could re-frame the conversation to improve teacher practice.

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Learning Grounds Ep. 013: In which Jolon McNeil discusses juvenile justice, New Orleans school reform and community activism

In this episode, Zac talks with Jolon McNeil of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana and the conversation moves from school suspension rates to community ties to community activism.

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Learning Grounds Ep. 012: In which Steve Moore talks communication in education systems and the importance of fly-over states

In this episode, Zac talks with Steve J. Moore about how we think about systems of communication in schools and the limited discussion of rural education in America.

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