Justin Reich, Maura, Harvard University Press discussed on Tech Nation


Your podcast IRA lab called the Teaching Systems Lab in our thesis is that all around the world? People want to see more ambitious teaching and learning and classrooms. They want to see less recitation. More active, Engage students entered learning, and the only way that'll happen is We can dramatically increase the quantity and quality of teacher learning. So how will that happen? We think online learning will play an incredibly important role in the future of teacher learning, because teacher lied incredibly busy, complex lives even when they're not in the midst of a pandemic on DA Online learning can reach people where they're at So for us Teach lab is not just a service effort to share the kinds of things that we're learning with teachers. But it's part of a broader research agenda to say like what is the role All of public media of podcasts of massive open online courses of freely available digital clinical simulations to improve teaching and learning What we actually talked about and teach lab kind of depends on whatever it is that we're working on this Last spring. The beginning of the year. We were doing a bunch of research into equity teaching practices and anti racist teaching practices. And so the whole first season of teach lab was about that topic, particularly with an eye towards one of the things we found is that there was a lot of discussion about how to avoid issues of bias and inequality in policy in curriculum in lesson planning. But less discussion about how to do anti racist teaching work in the improvisational data day, minute to minute interactions with teachers so with between teachers and students, so we found an area in which we thought the research was lacking, and we brought in a bunch of smart people to help us talk through and think through that issue while sharing it widely. With the world and then in March, the pandemic struck and we just spent all of our time talking about Cove in teaching and how we're going to figure out this very difficult pivot that teachers have been working on since then. Spontaneous outpourings are always great radio, you know, and I discovered that 2015 You wrote a Children's book Baby's first book of zombies. That's right. It's an instant classic. And I'm so pleased now that when you goto my Amazon page, there's a failure to disrupt dot com This sort of very serious scholarly text next to the baby's first book of Zombies. Yeah, Erotic is a friend had a baby and the this couple just like loved horror and sci fi and stuff like that, And I thought the I thought the the offerings in the Children's book section we're a little bit wimpy, and then I went to this. This couple's baby shower. And the first person I met was a comic book illustrator who is also having kids at the same time, And it was just sort of Tio perfectly coincidental to do anything other than producer book and and self publish it through Kickstarter. So So, if you were say, if you're watching zombie movies in afraid your kids it might rub off on your kids. This makes him feel good. Yes, that was exactly was designed for whether or not it works is hard to say, but that I was a lot of kids thought it was fun science, that Theo guy and so I've got it. I've got to tell you the limits of my own knowledge and understanding that za consistent policy even with Children. Books about zombies. Justin Thank you so much for joining me. I hope you come back and see us again. It's been a pleasure, Maura. Thanks for having me. My guest today is m I T professor Justin Reich. His weekly podcast can be found at teach lab podcast dot com. His book is failure to disrupt why technology alone can't transform education. It's published by Harvard University Press. I'm lawyer again. You're listening to tech nation. Technician. Health chief correspondent Dr Daniel Craft has just thrown.

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