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Harvard EdCast

In the complex world of education, we keep the focus simple: what makes a difference for learners, educators, parents, and our communities

The Harvard EdCast is a weekly podcast about the ideas that shape education, from early learning through college and career. We talk to teachers, researchers, policymakers, and leaders of schools and systems in the US and around the world — looking for positive approaches to the challenges and inequties in education. One of the driving questions we explore: How can the transformative power of education reach every learner? Through authentic conversation, we work to lower the barriers of education’s complexities so that everyone can understand.

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Contact: Jill Anderson for information or to submit a guest proposal. 

The Harvard EdCast is produced by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and hosted by Jill Anderson. The opinions expressed are those of the guest alone, and not the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Our theme music is by The Void Union.

 

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By Jill Anderson 02/25/2021 4:44 PM EST

How to nurture your young child's ideas and support their curiosities.


By Jill Anderson 02/18/2021 11:45 AM EST
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How students and parents can navigated the ever-changing college admissions landscape.


By Jill Anderson 02/10/2021 2:47 PM EST
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How Black educators worked together, often employing covert actions, to lead valuable learning for students in the Jim Crow South.


By Jill Anderson 02/04/2021 3:25 PM EST
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How lack of trust contributes to decision-making within a school community, and how strengthening it could put schools back on track toward in-person learning.


By Jill Anderson 12/17/2020 9:47 AM EST
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Lecturer Jacqueline Zeller discusses the importance of educator self-care and ideas on how educators can incorporate it in their professional lives.


By Jill Anderson 12/09/2020 4:17 PM EST
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The importance of student agency and how educators can teach students to be more engaged in their own learning.


By Jill Anderson 12/03/2020 11:29 AM EST
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One way to solve complex problems like climate change may be to teach science in more complex and personal ways.