Melissa Griffith and Dan Strafford rejoin Mike to look back on an amazing year in learning trends. We take a cautiously optimistic stance looking back on the year and peering ahead into the future as we review highlights from some of the top episodes of Trending in Education from 2020. We talk about the pandemic response, the promise of the vaccines, and the transformational thinking about race that has emerged in response to George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement. We also touch on the emerging renaissance in online learning as we look forward to turning the page to 2021 to lean into disruption and reinvention with renewed grace, empathy, and hope.Read more
Mike and Dan break down our 2020 March Madness for Learning Trends tournament. We begin by reflecting on how crazyRead more
It’s March and that means it’s time for Trending in Education’s Fourth Annual Learning Trends March Madness Brackets. And to help kick off the festivities, we spend time with Dan, Melissa, Brandon, and Mike as they remember tourneys past and gear up for an amazing March Madness for 2020.Read more
This week, we close out our 2019 Learning March Madness tournament.
Over four rounds and 15 games, 16 of our favorite trends and topics were voted on by our listeners and now it’s time to dig into the results.
It’s time for our 2019 Learning and Education March Madness! Mike and Brandon draft eight topics each to go head to head in round one of this year’s tournament. Which of our best episodes made this year’s field? What didn’t make the cut? Tune in to find out how we break down the field for this year’s tourney!Read more
Mike and Brandon put a bow on the 2018 March Madness bracket. They take the opportunity to look back at the topics, lessons learned, and to assess some of Trending In Education’s own ability to spot trends and shine a light on important changes in education. Listen in to learn the Winning Trend for the Year!Read more
After going through our Sweet Sixteen and Elite voting on Twitter, we present our Final Four and our finals match-up. Tune in to find out who moved forward from the Social Emotional Learning versus Fake News as well as number one overall seed Kidsolving taking on Laughing & Learning.Read more
Let the madness begin. Brandon, Mike, and Dan discuss 21 topics from the past year of Trending In Education. Brandon and Mike then draft their own eight-topic teams to go up against one another in our Sweet Sixteen March Madness bracket. Who will come out on top? Stay tuned for our final four-episode later this March.Read more
Mike, Dan, and Brandon discuss one of the latest fads in the classroom. Are fidget spinners an aid to learning or just a distraction to classrooms? Can distracted learning really work? Also, Brandon shares a story of being the lead importer of slap bracelets at his middle school.Read more
Dan, Mike, and Brandon are back to break down the bottom of the Trending In Education bracket. The last four matchups have some great matchups. Mike and Brandon break down each side of the debate. Who wins? Who Loses? Vote this week for your favorites to move on to round number two.Read more