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Podcasts Suggestions

On this page you will find podcasts, from many different sources, that I feel, in some important way, teach us something about teaching, learning, the brain, or how we think. 

I hope you enjoy!

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Podcast: Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

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Now that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel of Covid-19, we have an opportunity for a fresh start in schools, and we can't waste it. Let’s take the wisdom we've gained over the last year and use it. Let's not go back to the way things used to be.

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1000 Brains

Podcast:  Inquiring Minds

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We talk to neuroscientist and computer pioneer Jeff Hawkins about his new book A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence.

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Dean Buonomano on Time, Reality, and the Brain

Podcast:  Mindscape

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“Time” and “the brain” are two of those things that are somewhat mysterious, but it would be hard for us to live without. So just imagine how much fun it is to bring them together. Dean Buonomano is one of the leading neuroscientists studying how our brains perceive time, which is part of the bigger issue of how we construct models of the physical world around us. We talk about how the brain tells time very differently than the clocks that we’re used to, using different neuronal mechanisms for different timescales. This brings us to a very interesting conversation about the nature of time itself — Dean is a presentist, who believes that only the current moment qualifies as “real,” but we don’t hold that against him.

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Retrieval Practice

Podcast:  The Learning Scientists


Over the past few decades, cognitive psychologists have found evidence for the following 6 strategies for effective learning:

Spaced Practice
Retrieval Practice
Concrete Examples
Dual Coding


Today we’re introducing retrieval practice – in other words, bringing information to mind.

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