by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center
If you want a break from true crime podcasts this summer, here are a couple of recommendations for podcasts that deal with timely teaching and learning issues. Are there educational podcasts you’re loving lately? Please feel free to tell us about them in the comments.
Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning
Inspired by The Tyranny of Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning [article link:https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/edblogs.columbia.edu/dist/8/1109/files/2016/07/Dead-Ideas-2.pdf]
This podcast examines pedagogical practices that were once standards but may be no longer useful or relevant. The post pandemic conversations with students are of special interest. There are also episodes on inclusive teaching, dismantling traditional approaches to grading, and student reading load.
Tea for Teaching
This podcast from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at University of New York at Oswego is notable for conversations with some of the leading minds in pedagogy. Michelle Miller, author of Minds Online, [https://www.amazon.com/Minds-Online-Teaching-Effectively-Technology/dp/0674660021/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Minds+Online&qid=1621370280&sr=8-1] delves into the role mobile technology can have in student efficiency. Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do and the new Super Courses [https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691185460/super-courses] , discusses courses framed around big ideas. Linda Nillson, author of Infusing Critical Thinking into your courses discusses helping students become critical thinkers.