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Daniel's Proposal
March 17, 2011 07:28 PM PDT
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In this episode, we take a slightly different approach to the issues associated with education. We're going to spend some time focusing on our own proposals for educational change rather than discussing what others have done and/or proposed. In this episode, Daniel talks about re-imagining the high school experience.

Patrick's Proposal
March 09, 2011 06:31 PM PST
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In this episode, we take a slightly different approach to the issues associated with education. We're going to spend some time focusing on our own proposals for educational change rather than discussing what others have done and/or proposed. In this episode, Patrick talks about an educational game that he would develop.

Simon's Proposal
March 02, 2011 06:32 PM PST
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In this episode, we take a slightly different approach to the issues associated with education. We're going to spend some time focusing on our own proposals for educational change rather than discussing what others have done and/or proposed. In this episode, Simon talks about his philosophy of technology usage and what that means for teacher training.

Is Homeschooling the Answer?
February 03, 2011 07:38 PM PST
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In this episode, the kids at the back of the class take a look at the arguments for homeschooling, and explore whether it is the answer to all of education's problems.

Grading Parents! No, Really...They Want To Grade Parents.
January 27, 2011 07:27 PM PST
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In this show, the kids at the back of the class discuss the idea of having teachers grading parents on how prepared their child(ren) is/are for school each day. It won't take long to find out how the kids in the back of the class feel about that one.

Practical Wisdom
January 19, 2011 07:51 PM PST
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In this episode, the kids at the back of the class are joined by an often-referenced person to discuss Barry Schwartz TED Talk, titled "Using Our Practical Wisdom". Simon was in the field, so Mark Salata joined us, and brought the topic.

The Thiel Conundrum
January 12, 2011 07:02 PM PST
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In this show, the kids at the back of the class discuss the Thiel Foundation's Fellowship program that gives $100,000 to each of 20 recipients under the age of 20. The program is designed to reward "stopping out of school" and furthering innovative science and technical ideas.

CAREing Schools
January 06, 2011 07:29 PM PST
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In this episode, the kids at the back of the class discuss, some in a very grumpy way, an article about CARE, a school initiative to bring values learning to students.

Education with SOLE
December 23, 2010 08:09 PM PST
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In this show, the kids at the back of the class discuss Sugata Mitra's TED talk about Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE). For the most part, we just gush about the whole idea, but we do it in a confrontational manner.

The Pandora Classroom
December 08, 2010 07:45 PM PST
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In this episode, the boys at the back of the class discuss the feasibility of classes set up like the Pandora music service in order to differentiate and individualize instruction.

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