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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108: How to be the teacher they make movies about, with Mike Roberts

Mark interviews Utah English Teacher of the Year Mike Roberts, author of Hacking Classroom Management: 10 Ideas To Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About. Learn more about Roberts and the Movie...
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107: Why Google hates the GPA and the SAT - Hack Learning Uncut

Mark cites a Psychology Today Blog post, in which the author references an interview with a Google executive who says the search engine giant does not use GPAs and SAT scores to assess potential new hires. Mark Barnes...
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106: That's the Way We've Always Done it! -- Hack Learning Uncut

Mark posted this on social channels: "No, I won’t lecture, assign homework, punish, or grade my students, just because that’s the way we’ve always done it." And people reacted. He talks about it in classic Hack...
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105: The World Really Is Different - Hack Learning Uncut

For parents and teachers, the old, "Back-in-my-day" mentality no longer works, because, as Kimberley Moran writes in Hacking Parenthood, The World Really Is Different. In this special Friday edition of Hack Learning...
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104: Teach Kids to Debate, not to Diss

Love him or hate him President Donald Trump isn't the best example for kids, when it comes to debating issues on social media. In this non-political episode, Mark Barnes shares an excerpt from Shelly Terrell's book,...
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103: When teachers ask for the finger - Hack Learning Uncut

EduHacker Mark Barnes explains the problem with rewards, gestures, and asking kids to give you the finger, when attempting to effectively "manage" students. Of course, he's got a hack for that.
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102: How Mission-Minded Learning Makes the World a Better Place

Mark talks about the power of mission-minded learning with NAPW Woman of the Year, renowned EdTech presenter, and author of Hacking Digital Learning Strategies Shelly Sanchez Terrell.Learn more about EdTEch Missions...
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101: Teacher Dress Unraveled - Hack Learning Uncut

A recent #HackLearning chat sparked some hot debate about appropriate teacher dress and engaging with students outside of class. Mark has opinions, and he's sharing in another Uncut episode.See the Twitter chat...
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100: Hacking the Why - Hack Learning Uncut

In Episode 100, Mark reflects on century's worth of podcasts, asking Why he produces the show. Find out the "Why" and ask yourself why you do what you do.Share your thoughts at #HackLearning on Twitter and on the Hack...
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99: How Mantras reduce the stress of parenting

Hacking Parenthood author Kimberley Moran explains how mantras were created thousands of years ago by people in ancient India who understood that sound is a pathway to reaching enlightenment and they became sound...
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98: What is your inspirational story?

With so much tragedy in the world, we need inspirational stories to ease the stress. Mark shares his favorite inspirational teaching story and puts a Hack Learning spin on it, providing some right-now solutions for...
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97: Working 40 hours, semantics, and other rants - Hack Learning Uncut

A blog post suggesting that teachers should work less draws Mark's ire, and he sounds off in another Uncut version of the podcast. Mark says teachers can't be effective in less than 40 hours a week, but the whole...
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