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Your Guide to Gameschooling for All Ages, with Cait Curley

Cait Curley, school psychologist and founder of Never Board Learning joins the podcast to talk a little Wordle, her belief that almost all of school can be fun and games, and the academic power of gamification.

How to Solve Wicked Problems, with Dr. Paul Hanstedt

Dr. Paul Hanstedt, Director of the Houston H. Harte Center for Teaching and Learning at Washington and Lee University and author of “Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses For a Complex World," talks about the need to create wicked students ready to solve the future’s most wicked problems.

What Kinds of Students Does MIT Look For?, with Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson, Director of Special Projects at MIT Admissions and Student Financial Services, discusses what MIT looks for when reviewing college applications and how students can create an MIT-friendly application.

The Future of Digital Education, with Matthew Rascoff

Matthew Rascoff, Vice Provost for Digital Education at Stanford University, talks about the positive learnings from the pandemic’s emergency remote learning experiment, breaking the boundary between in-school and after-school learning, and the future of digital education.

How Improv Can Train Innovators, with Deana Criess

Deana Criess, former Director of ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, talks about why the practice of improvisation is a crucial skill for problem solvers to master.

Freeing the World from Math Phobia, with Eugenia Cheng

Dr. Eugenia Cheng, mathematician, educator, writer, public speaker, and artist, talks about how to simplify and destigmatize advanced math to restore its deeper beauty to the next generation of students.

Navigating ‚ÄúBack to School‚ÄĚ After a Pandemic, with Richard Rusczyk

Richard Rusczyk, Founder and CEO at Art of Problem Solving, talks about how the existing academic gap in our classrooms turned into a chasm after the pandemic and how Art of Problem Solving families are navigating this new reality.

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