Hack Learning

Hack Learning

Hosted by: Mark Barnes

Learn quick and easy ways to improve education, leadership, and parenting: How to replace traditional homework; how to improve leadership; how to integrate new technology; how to assess for learning; how to eliminate...

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132: Hacking School Policies That Harm Kids

Mark Barnes shares a story about a school district that makes students wear color-coded badges that label them as potential failures. We need better leadership in 2019, Barnes says, and we need to hack these policies...
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131: The questions all teachers should ask themselves - Uncut

Mark Barnes shares some tough questions that, he says, all teachers should ask themselves. Are you ready to answer them?Browse the Hack Learning library at http://hacklearningbooks.comSubscribe to the show at...
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130: How to Create Mental Velcro in Your Classroom

Mark Barnes shares Hack 7 from the new Hacking Instructional Design, in which the authors explain how to use mental velcro--must one of 33 extraordinary ways to create a contemporary curriculum. Grab the authors'...
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129: How Experiential Learning Inspires Compassionate Learners

Teachers and school leaders want compassion in their classrooms and schools. Mark Barnes explains how Experiential Learning inspires compassion in students, with plenty of help from Hacking School Culture: Designing...
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128: Why do kids hate school and what can we do about it? Hack Learning Uncut

A concerned educator and parent writes: "My kids tell me that [their classes are] basically -- take notes, do worksheets, take tests. They don't really DO anything with the stuff they're learning. No discussions or...
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127: How to easily build good habits and break bad ones, with James Clear

Popular author and speaker James Clear says, "Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement." That is, the effects of your habits multiply, when repeated, much like your money multiplies, as it sits in an...
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126: How Teachers Can Find Balance

Veteran teacher, author, and presenter Chuck Poole believes that one of the keys to becoming an unforgettable teacher is to find your balance. In his book, uNforgettable: Your Roadmap to Being the Teacher They Never...
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125: Leave your gender bias at the door - Hack Learning Uncut

A tennis match was interrupted by, of all things, coaching and, possibly, a little gender bias, and Mark Barnes has some simple hacks to put a stop to this insanity. In a departure from his usual education hacks, Mark...
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124: Transform your school library

Instead of de-funding school libraries, it's time to transform them into the revolutionary space that can inspire all education shareholders to view the library as a learning community--not just an archive of books....
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123: Changing the conversation with parents

Is it time to reconsider parents' role in teaching and learning in your space? Parent and family involvement in education can now be so much more than a phone call, open house, or parent-teacher conference. In her new...
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122: How can we teach kids to stand up for the oppressed? Hack Learning Uncut

When celebrities stand by and protect bullies, without punishment, how can adults teach kids to stand up? Mark uses a high-profile example of a celebrity covering for an abuser, wondering if the person goes unpunished...
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121: Turn Your Students into a Focus Group - Hack Learning Uncut

In another uncut edition of the show, Mark Barnes challenges you to take a chance and ask students to rate your in-class presentations or lessons. Channeling Hacking Engagement author and podcaster James Sturtevant,...
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