All posts tagged education

Episode 169: Ahmed Mohamed and Science Education

Nick and Virginia complain about the treatment of Ahmed Mohamed at the hands of the Irving School District.

Episode 155: Complexity

Virginia tells Nick about her awesome theory related to complexity and regulation.

Episode 150: The Finish Line

Virginia finishes a stressful final, and Nick talks about the aftermath of the DMS election.

Episode 135: School Fears

Virginia starts a new semester of PhD courses and worries that she’s in over her head. Nick reminisces about his college days and what it takes to make a good grade in a hard class.

NerdAbsurd Flashback: David Lankes

In December, we’re running some of our best podcast interviews. Check out this oldie by goodie: This week’s episode is super cool.  We got David Lankes, a professor of information studies at Syracuse University (also known as the world’s best public speaker), to talk to us about libraries.  We thought we’d have a grand debate on the topic of libraries and electronic media, but what we actually had was a Read More...

NerdAbsurd Flashback: Alfie Kohn

In December, we’re running some of our best podcast interviews. Check out this oldie by goodie: Alfie Kohn discusses his new book, “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting“, which is about common parenting myths, specifically whether or not children are spoiled and should be allowed to fail.

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 3)

This is Chapter 3 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

Episode 111: Is college dead?

Nick wonders whether college ought to exist in its present form.  Leland discusses his annoyance at how no one knows how to write an email, and Virginia finds studies showing that students don’t really learn all that much in college. Note: Here’s the video Nick watched about education.

Episode 103: Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn discusses his new book, “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting“, which is about common parenting myths, specifically whether or not children are spoiled and should be allowed to fail.

Episode 100: David Lankes returns (Part 1)

David Lankes, favorite librarian and podcast guest, returns for our 100th episode!  In the first of two parts, David talks to Nick about starting a Maker movement in local libraries.  Virginia asks about academia, and David discusses his experience with MOOCS. Thanks for listening to us for 100 episodes! We look forward to 100 more!