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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Elizabeth Warren, Tim Gunn & "Skylight" on Broadway

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segment's from the week! 
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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Making It As A Writer

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Laura Van Den Berg has the kind of literary success writers dream of. Her debut novel comes out later this month, and already it's become one of the most anticipated books of the year. But for Laura, writing hasn't always been easy.

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The Takeaway

School Discipline: It's Different For Black Girls

Friday, December 12, 2014

New data shows that black girls and white girls are disciplined very differently by the U.S. educational system—and the disparity in treatment begins as early as elementary school.

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BackStory

Columbus in the Classroom

Friday, October 10, 2014

Columbus in the Classroom

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Teaching is Criticized as Much as (or More Than) It's Praised

Monday, September 08, 2014

The profession of teaching has been simultaneously attacked and admired, and the issues being debated in education today have been debated for many decades.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Eric Cantor Sure Wears Beautiful Shoes Edition

Friday, June 13, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: The shocking primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices, and a major blow against teacher tenure in California.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Class on Death Teaches About Life

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nurse Norma Bowe explains why she decided to teach a college course on death and why it became so popular.

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Radio Rookies

DIY TOOLKIT: How to report your own story

Sunday, September 15, 2013

WNYC

This animated short is part of a toolkit of DIY videos we’re creating in partnership with the Hive NYC Learning Network.  Educators can use this DIY to teach students of all ages to report stories about their own lives.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Evaluating Arts and Gym Class Teachers

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Laura Bornfreund, a senior policy analyst in the New America Foundation's Education Policy Program, takes your suggestions about how to evaluate arts and gym students for the purposes of evaluating teachers.

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Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies DIY: Educators Guide to Teaching Interviewing Skills

Monday, March 25, 2013

WNYC

Rookies DIY: How to do vox pop

The first in a series of videos we’re creating in partnership with the Hive NYC Learning Network, teaches people to produce their own stories using digital media. This animated short, along with the accompanying resources, will help educators teach interviewing skills to students of all ages.



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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Would You Teach?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

If you could teach a class on anything, what would be the topic? What's your micro-specialty - the thing you know so well that you could share with others? It could be anything - a skill, a concept, the history of whatever - as long as you could teach it to someone who would want to learn it. Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

Jonathan Soma, co-founder of the Brooklyn Brainery, talks about what makes a good topic for a class and the Brainery's mission. 

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Phillip Lopate on His Writing Life

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Author Phillip Lopate discusses his latest books, Portrait Inside My Head, a collection of personal essays on memory, culture, parenthood, the trials of marriage, and New York’s storied past and present, and To Show and to Tell, which combines more than 40 years of lessons from his career as a writer and professor in a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction.

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Schoolbook

Reformers Could Use a History Lesson

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Two professors argue that present-day reformers could avoid making past mistakes if only they studied the history of school reform.

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Schoolbook

Should Program to Reward Teachers Include More Hours and Students?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A high school teacher writes: "Before we discuss extending school days and years, I would rather examine how to better use the time we have. I have seen far too many teachers and schools make the mistake of saying, 'we need to do more,' when in reality they need to do less better."

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Schoolbook

Sitting on the Other Side of the Desk

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Teachers training teachers is a common practice at Urban Assembly, a public school in the South Bronx. Teachers almost always complete tasks such as lesson planning and curriculum development collaboratively and under the guidance of “team leaders,” typically more experienced teachers who have previously taught the class they are team leading. A Columbia journalism student sits in.

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Schoolbook

The Student Who Made Me a Better Teacher

Monday, May 14, 2012

Laura Klein, a middle school teacher and blogger, writes: "Perhaps all teachers have one student for whom they are teaching. Sedina was that student for me. Even now, when I am no longer her teacher, she’s still the one."

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Schoolbook

Appreciating, and Assessing, Teachers

Monday, May 07, 2012

Charles M. Blow focused his Op-Ed column on a teacher near and dear to his heart: his mother, a teacher of 34 years who then volunteered in a school after she retired, then won a seat on the school board -- proof, he writes, that "teaching is one of those jobs you do with the whole of you." And Michael Winerip devotes his On Education column to teaching students who are resisting participation in a new Stanford University and Pearson Education study to develop a system to weed out unfit teachers.

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Schoolbook

Life Lessons, Taught the Hard Way

Monday, April 30, 2012

In her latest blog post about teaching at a South Bronx middle school, Laura Klein writes about visiting a student at an in-patient psychiatric facility. As a teacher, she writes, it's easy to take comfort in knowing that her expectations for troubled students provide "simplicity in a world that is chaotic and scary." But when an incident occurs, she writes, it reinforces that, "We don’t have the solutions, and even if we did, we don’t have the power to fix the things that are broken in their lives."

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Schoolbook

How Testing Is Hurting Teaching

Monday, April 23, 2012

A staff developer writes: 'The tests have gained an outsized influence on what happens in classrooms. They are not measuring student learning, as any good test should, but rather determining it. And in so doing they have shut down the most important quality of a good teacher -- the ability to learn.'

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Schoolbook

The Art of Slipping in Some Learning

Friday, April 06, 2012

In Eric Azcuy's art class at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the South Bronx, art projects are used to reinforce what the students are learning in other classes. Students at the 6-12 school have worked on projects that include painting a giant periodic table of the elements, creating a mural based on "The Great Gatsby" and redesigning the Cup Noodles container.

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