The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
About This Show
Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pius Wong, engineer.
This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking.
Topics to cover are intended to be wide-ranging. They include overcoming institutional barriers to engineering in K12, cool ways to teach engineering, equity in access to engineering, industry needs for engineers, strategies for training teachers, "edtech" solutions for K12 classrooms, curriculum and pedagogy reviews, and research on how kids learn engineering knowledge and skills. Thanks for listening!
Most Recent Episode
Teacher Dreams and Nightmares
2 days ago
We explore the alleged phenomenon of teachers getting bad dreams and nightmares, more often than everyone else, starting with several engineering teachers' most memorable ones. Do other teachers really get these dreams? Why do they get them? What should they do about them, if anything? Based on a little reading and communication with experts, we developed some preliminary answers to those questions.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
● Research on dream content and emotions, "Thematic and Content Analysis of Idiopathic Nightmares and Bad Dreams" (Robert & Zadra, 2014): http://www.journalsleep.org/viewabstract.aspx?pid=29326
● Research on dream frequency and themes, "Nightmare frequency and nightmare topics in a representative German sample" (Schredl, 2010): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20229263
● Website of Roxanna Elden, author of the book "See Me After Class" and the "Disillisionment Power Pack" email series: http://roxannaelden.com
● "What are Dreams?", PBS Nova documentary: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/what-are-dreams.html
● Research on the transactional stress model/theory in teachers, "Identification of Elementary Teachers’ Risk for Stress and Vocational Concerns Using the National Schools and Staffing Survey" (Lambert, McCarthy, Fitchett, Lineback, & Reiser, 2015): http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v23.1792
● TeacherPop.org, a teachers' mental health blog: http://teacherpop.org
Our opening music comes from "School Zone (radio edit)" by The Honorable Sleaze. Our closing music is from "Late for School" by Bleeptor. Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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