In this episode I interview former Phi Delta Kappan Editor-in-Chief Joan Richardson. Joan is now in charge of polling for PDK and she has written an article on the 50-year history of the annual Kappan poll of U.S. attitudes toward public schools (http://pdkpoll.org/history). There is also a cool timeline compiling key findings from the last five decades of results, along with noteworthy events in the nation each year (http://pdkpoll.org/timeline). I had no idea about the origins of this annual poll, and I hope you find it as fascinating as I did. Joan has promised to come back on the show when the results of the current year’s poll are released in September.
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In this episode I interview educator and author Kim Marshall. You can access much of Kim Marshall’s work for free at www.marshallmemo.com. His weekly Marshall Memo helps countless educators stay current on what’s happening in K-12 education. We talk about how he creates and publishes the Marshall Memo, where education is headed in the next decade, best practices in teacher evaluation, how to stay current in the field, good habits that successful administrators have, and rookie mistakes to avoid. Enjoy this interview with Kim Marshall.
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