The Podcasts

Education Next Podcasts are available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every week.

More Lecturing, More Learning

Podcast: Guido Schwerdt talks with Ed Next about his new study finding that students learn more math and science when their teachers devote more time to lecturing and less time to problem-solving activities.

Ed Next Book Club: Alexander Russo’s Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors

Podcast: Mike Petrilli talks with author Alexander Russo about his book on Locke High School and Green Dot's efforts to turn it around.

Taking the Measure of Michelle Rhee

Podcast: Paul Peterson analyzes two new reports on Michelle Rhee’s performance as D.C.’s Schools Chancellor and describes his new findings on the gains made by D.C. students.

How Valuable Is an Effective Teacher?

Podcast: Rick Hanushek talks with Ed Next's Paul Peterson about his new study estimating the economic impact of teachers who produce higher than average gains in student learning.

Ed Next Book Club: Richard Kahlenberg’s Tough Liberal

Podcast: Mike Petrilli talks with author Richard Kahlenberg about his biography of Al Shanker.

Audio Excerpt: NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Podcast: An audio excerpt from "NurtureShock" by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Ed Next Book Club: Dan Willingham’s Why Don’t Students Like School?

Podcast: Mike Petrilli talks with psychology professor Dan Willingham about his book, which is organized around nine questions a teacher could ask a cognitive scientist.

Ed Next Book Club: Richard Whitmire’s The Bee Eater

Podcast: Mike Petrilli talks with Richard Whitmire about his new biography of Michelle Rhee.

Merit Pay in the U.S.

Podcast: Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss why merit pay experiments in the U.S. tend not to last very long or work very well.

Merit Pay Around the Globe

Podcast: Eric Hanushek talks with Ed Next's Paul Peterson about a new study that finds that countries that reward teachers for effective teaching outperform countries that don't.

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