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Meet Education Project

Summary: The Meet Education Project is a podcast series, hosted by Nick DiNardo, focused on deep conversations with the thought leaders, action takers, and “do’ers” in the education industry. Learning and education are only as good as the people behind it. MEP interviews inspiring people who hold many different roles in K-12 and higher education, such as: Teachers, Education entrepreneurs and startups, School leaders & administrators (public, private, and new school models), Consultants, Professors, Higher education professionals, & Students.

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  • Artist: Nick DiNardo: Education Technology Professional, Action-Taker, and Podcaster
  • Copyright: 2013


 BEP063 – Today’s One Thing Week 3: Setting Up Systems of Accountability | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:37

Today’s One Thing is a series produced in partnership with The Learning Accelerator. Week 3: How can we develop systems and strategies that help students to self-manage engagement and progress, and also own the accountability for their work?    01:13 Recap of past Today’s One Thing episodes 02:51 4 different things you can do to […]

 BEP062 – Virtual End of Year Celebrations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:54

We’re sharing virtual end-of-year activities and ideas in the classroom.   03:08 Compliment trade or compliment exchange 05:46 Digital scrapbook Canva Google Slides 07:05 Top 10 list 08:05 Letter to your future self 10:32 Dance video 11:17 Virtual awards event Edutopia –  

 BEP061 – Today’s One Thing Week 2: Structures for Independent Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:10

Bianca Davila of The Learning Accelerator joins us again as we talk about how can educators help set up daily structures at home so that students can engage with content, feel supported, and build habits that create independence and autonomy.   The Learning Accelerator – 02:40 What are the tips and tricks to just […]

 BEP060 – School Story: Student Engagement with Baychester Middle School | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:09

Nando Prudhomme and Maureen Sigler of the Highlander Institute, and Liz Leebens of Baychester Middle School join us to talk about how the school is keeping kids and families at the center, and how that is driving student engagement in this time of a pandemic.   01:50 Background on Baychester Middle School  Baychester Middle School […]

 BEP059 – Today’s One Thing Week 1: Building Connections Virtually | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:36

We teamed up with The Learning Accelerator for this series, Today’s One Thing, where we focus on one thing that teachers can enact within the virtual classroom every week to connect with students. In this first episode, Bianca Dávila joins us as we talk about how teachers can continue to provide touchpoints with their students […]

 BEP058 – The Evolution of the Parent-Teacher Relationship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:14

We talk about the evolution of the parent-teacher relationship and how these virtual parent-teacher conferences have started to become much more important as parents take on more of the teaching role and the teachers take on more of a consulting role.    01:30 Feedback on BEP052 – What Does “Developmentally Appropriate” Mean? 02:44 What was […]

 BEP057 – School Story: Greystone Elementary Shifts to Distance Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:26

Mike Miele of the Highlander Institute and Stefanie Lafleur of Greystone Elementary School join us to talk about the expectations and reality of making the shift to distance learning during a pandemic.   02:31 Difference between digital and distance learning 02:58 Distance learning is not a synonym for virtual learning 04:09 Their [our kids’] social […]

 BEP056 – Experiential Learning through the Food System with Laura Jackson & The Yellow Farmhouse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:31

Laura Jackson tells us about the Yellow Farmhouse, a working farm where they do education, food, and farm-based education for children and adults. Yellow Farmhouse Education Center –   02:20 Yellow Farmhouse Education Center and its mission 03:36 Reconnecting to food – How much extra time does it imply? 05:08 If you include kids in […]

 BEP055 – Teaching to and through Covid-19 with Vera De Jesus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:03

Vera De Jesus of the Highlander Institute shares a bundle of resources for teachers, families, partners, etc. that could potentially support or inform around Covid-19.   02:11 Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically – resources and links that provide lenses for how we can talk to students about what’s going on currently, and what […]

 BEP054 – Remote Learning vs. Online Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:48

We talk about the differences between remote learning and online learning, and the misconceptions about the two.   02:24 If this was an easy transition, you might have been doing something wrong. 02:50 Where does the student fit in? 03:25 There needs to be some predictability and routine to how the classrooms are built out  […]

 BEP053 – Covid-19 and the Impact on Education (4/8/20 Update) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:29

This is an update on the Covid-19 situation and how it’s applied to K-12 education.  01:59 Trends observed as schools went into remote/distance learning  03:35 People making adjustments based on feedback coming from families and communities 04:36 Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger 05:00 Everybody is in the shared adversity situation where we’re […]

 BEP052 – What Does “Developmentally Appropriate” Mean? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:10

Malika Ali of the Highlander Institute joins us in talking about the ways that we use the concept of “developmentally appropriateness” as kind of a deficit lens or as an excuse not to have high expectations for kids. 01:53 How we hear the phrase “developmentally appropriate” thrown around without evidence or without doing work that’s […]

 BEP051 – The WOOP Process | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:28

The WOOP toolkit for educators helps students set a goal (wish), and by visualizations, help them imagine an outcome and an obstacle, then plan for it.   01:01  What is WOOP? WOOP for classrooms:  02:28. WOOP process (Nick) Wish: To be in much better shape in 3 months Outcome: I will feel much more […]

 BEP050 – The Importance of Preparation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:36

What’s the importance of preparation in education, in the classroom setting?   02:00 Home Depot analogy: You wouldn’t go into Home Depot without a project in mind. 03:10 How do you plan with just the right amount of effort? 03:45 To those who say, “I’ve been in this for 10-20 years, so why do I […]

 BEP049 – Pandemic & the Implications on Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:15

In the midst of the coronavirus discussion, we talk about the implications that this is going to have through the end of the school year, what this is going to do to student learning, and to administrations who are making these decisions.    02:06 What I see is not necessarily a fear of this actual illness […]


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