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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 11/24/2021 11:20 AM EST
Thank you note

How bringing gratitude into the classroom can have a positive impact on student learning.

By Jill Anderson 11/19/2021 2:47 PM EST
Chris Emdin

Reimagining what teaching and learning looks like when we allow authenticity to happen across the board.

By Jill Anderson 11/12/2021 3:00 PM EST
Fire, Water, Earth, Wind

What are kids being taught about climate change in American schools, what part of the discussion is causing friction, and what are the potential effects a generation miseducated on this topic?

By Jill Anderson 11/04/2021 3:40 PM EDT
Maleka Donaldson

Maleka Donaldson shares how the ways in which teachers frame mistakes to their students as early as kindergarten can impact lifelong learning.

By Jill Anderson 10/29/2021 4:16 PM EDT
Oakland Promise

Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, discusses the way in which higher education needs to change to be more accessible to all students.

By Jill Anderson 10/22/2021 3:39 PM EDT
School nurse door

A conversation about the impact of COVID on school nurses and why every school needs a nurse.

By Jill Anderson 10/15/2021 2:48 PM EDT
School board

A look at the role of school boards and the current debates playing out at school board meetings.