In this highlight clip from Episode 013 of the ClassCast Podcast, teacher and writer Beth Konkoski talks with host Ryan Tibbens about grading, how GPA-mania hurts education, college admissions, how competition for admission to elite universities might be counterproductive, and the relationship between high school grades and future success.
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Episode 013 of the ClassCast Podcast features host Ryan Tibbens and teacher, author, and innovator Beth Konkoski discussing the value of school, challenges in the modern classroom, student stress and pressures, innovative instruction, administrative initiatives, how cultural changes have undermined classroom education, and more. The episode is now available to stream/download on Spotify, iTunes, iHEARTradio, Google Podcasts, YouTube, this websites, and other common streaming services. Beth will likely return as a guest on a future episode, so please leave your questions and suggestions in the comments!
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In this highlight clip from Episode 005 of the ClassCast Podcast, teacher and debate coach Jim Dunning questions host Ryan Tibbens about his motivations to become a teacher and students' motivations for learning in school.
ClassCast Podcast Episode 011 showcases a discussion with Ryan Orr, a technology consultant, public health enthusiast, former premed student, and the founder of Drop Dead Premed, a mentoring and support service for premed students considering academic and professional changes in lieu of medical school. A former student of our host, Ryan Patrick Tibbens, Ryan Patrick Orr (coincidence, no relation) reflects on his high school and college experiences, ways to improve school, premed, public health, bioethics, and influential reading.
One part of the discussion links public health to ethics and the famous Trolley Problem thought experiment. For listeners who are unfamiliar, we strongly recommend you both check the link above AND consider your own responses. Plus, the thought experiment goes better with visuals aids.
This episode offers great perspectives on the premed track, college transfers, finding a career, consulting, science, books, school, and much, much more! Please enjoy this wide-ranging discussion, and let us know what questions or topics you'd like us to address in the future!
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Ryan Tibbens, the creator and host of the ClassCast Podcast, has had a big year. In 2019, he's been recognized in the Loudoun 40 Under 40, Loudoun 100, and Best of Loudoun -- Best Teacher. The Loudoun 40 Under 40 event was hosted at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia the evening of 9/12/2019. Because of Mr. Tibbens' increased visibility, we're taking this opportunity to share a compilation of short clips from the first six episodes of the ClassCast Podcast as a way to invite and initiate new listeners. Now that the 2019-2020 school year is underway, we plan to record and post a new episode approximately every three weeks (more when possible). Watch for the release of the full audio of Episode 006 -- US Army Sergeant Brandon Middleton -- later this week. (And remember -- ClassCast episodes are now available to stream on YouTube, via ReadThinkWriteSpeak.com, AND FOR DOWNLOAD. Save your data -- download on wifi and listen later!)
In this third segment from ClassCast Episode #005, teacher and philosopher Jim Dunning and host Ryan Tibbens discuss how we do school, how we should do school, and how students' goals and agency affect the morality of our educational institutions. Starting off with how schools operate and why reading and lecture may (or may not) offer value, they move on to the differences between teacher and student goals, exam scores, and student agency. Ultimately, the question is this: Is school, as it currently functions, moral?
Critical discussions about education, school, careers, philosophy, politics, culture, & more.