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0 minutes | 17 days ago
Blake Boles, Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? (006)
On this month’s PrepTalks, Ned sits down with Blake Boles, Founder and Director of Unschool Adventures and author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? They talk about how mainstream schooling isn’t for everyone and why parents and educators should support young people in exploring alternative paths grounded in self-directed, experiential learning.Follow Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson and Blake at @blakeboles.
59 minutes | a month ago
Akil Bello, Equity, Justice, and Standardized Testing (005)
“A core problem with the SAT right now is the belief in the test and what it measures. The SAT has jumped the shark as a useful tool.” On PrepTalks, Ned Johnson dives deep into questions of equity, justice, and standardized testing with Akil Bello, Senior Director of Advocacy and Advancement at FairTest. Follow Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson and Akil at @akilbello.Read more about FairTest, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, at https://www.fairtest.org/.
66 minutes | 2 months ago
Paul Tough, The Years That Matter Most (004)
On PrepTalks, Ned Johnson chats with Paul Tough, author of The Years That Matter Most: How Colleges Makes or Breaks Us. In their conversation, Ned and Paul dig into how while higher education is a public good, the system (especially of selective colleges) is designed to help the most privileged members of society get even further ahead. Follow Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson and Paul at @paultough.
72 minutes | 2 months ago
Jessica & Tim Lahey, Back to School in a Pandemic (003)
On PrepTalks, Ned chats with parenting expert Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed) and Tim Lahey, infectious disease physician and Director of Clinical Ethics at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Ned, Jess, and Tim discuss how parents can balance empathy, resilience, risk management, and maintaining a sense of control while our kids go back to school during COVID-19.Follow Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson, Jessica at @jesslahey, and Tim at @TimLaheyMD.Read Jessica and Tim’s article in The Washington Post, “Back to School in a Pandemic: A Guide to All the Factors Keeping Parents and Educators Up at Night.”
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Meghan Leahy, Parenting Outside the Lines (002)
Ned Johnson chats with Meghan Leahy, author of Parenting Outside the Lines. In her new book, the Washington Post columnist offers many concrete (and hilarious!) tips for throwing away the rule book & building genuine connection with your kids instead. Follow Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson and Meghan at @mlparentcoach.
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Jeff Selingo, Who Gets In and Why? (001)
On this debut episode of PrepTalks, Ned Johnson chats with Jeff Selingo, author of the just-published Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. The New York Times best-selling author spent a year embedded in admissions offices, and through the stories of college staff, students, counselors, & marketers, opens an unprecedented window on the whole admissions ecosystem. A must-listen for anyone with kids applying to college or in US higher education!Follow Ned on Twitter at @nedjohnson and Jeff at @jselingo.
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