120: Separating Evaluation and Feedback
Mark shares a story from author/consultant Angela Stockman about a student who asked for feedback from her teacher, only to be given judgement and criticism. You'll be surprised at what Angela instructed the student...View Episode
What if You Knew Every Student's Quit Point?
What if educators knew their students so well, they could predict exactly when kids would quit? Imagine how easily you could propel learners forward, if you had this incredible power.Longtime classroom teachers Adam...View Episode
118: When Teachers Bash Teachers, Education Suffers
And educator commented on a tweet, which ignited what someone called a "mob mentality." This Twitter conversation inspired Mark Barnes to share a scenario he envisioned, during what he says looked like teachers...View Episode
117: What if teachers could extinguish shame?
Shame permeates our schools and classrooms. Kids shame their peers and, sometimes, unwittingly, teachers shame their students.Compassionate classrooms, detailed in Hacking Classroom Culture by Angela Stockman and...View Episode
116: The Stupidest School Policy Ever - Hack Learning Uncut
Mark Barnes says he used to penalize kids for insignificant things like using a pencil or putting their names in the wrong spot (a bad practice he now admits). But failing a kid for not printing a Google Doc? Mark...View Episode
115: The worst thing you can do to your students - Hack Learning Uncut
Mark shares the worst thing he did to his students and how you may be doing the same thing right now. Then, he provides one simple hack to avoid doing it again.View the archive at http://hacklearningpodcast.comBrowse...View Episode
114: The Power of Unanswerable Questions
EduHacker Mark Barnes admits that math has always eluded him, until he stumbled upon the Unanswerable Questions hack in Hacking Mathematics, by Denis Sheeran. Mark shares Sheeran's reasoning behind Unanswerable...View Episode
113: No, Mr. President, We Will NOT Arm our Teachers!
Mark Barnes is angry and Uncut, as he unabashedly says No to the president's plan to arm teachers, in an attempt to stop school shootings. Not only does Mark say educators must say no to guns, he provides a few more...View Episode
112: My son hates school but you can help
Mark shared this on social channels, and something amazing happened: "A model student his whole life, my son, a freshman, suddenly hates school. He says the teachers are boring and most of the subject matter he will...View Episode
111: Homework mandates and politicians are undermining teachers and learners: Hack Learning Uncut
The Mississippi State legislature wants to mandate nightly homework, including spelling, across the state. Mark Barnes explains why any homework mandate undermines teachers, learners, and parents. He also declares...View Episode
110: Why grading and evaluating are not parts of effective assessment
A reader pushed back hard against Mark Barnes' article about going gradeless in Education Week's 10 Big Ideas Special Report. As you may have expected, Mark pushes back against the pushback in this episode, sharing...View Episode
109: Stop making the principal the bad guy
Mark discusses changing the narrative about school leaders. With a little help from principals Dan McCabe and Tracy R. Taylor, Mark says, it’s time to stop making the principal the bad guy. Visit the Show’s archive at...View Episode