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The Path To Learning Podcast

17 EpisodesProduced by Match Frame CreativeWebsite

A fresh perspective on education. What's working, what's broken, and how we can best advocate for children. A companion to the Garden of Children documentary series, this podcast explores a wider perspective on education in America. We shine a light on forces preventing a return to the play-based, S… read more

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Why Is the Reggio Approach So Popular? - (Jennifer Azzariti)

August 17th, 2020


Why is the Reggio Approach So Popular?

Jennifer Azzariti, an artist, studio teacher and atelierista, began her career at the Model Early Learning …

Who Speaks for Froebel? - (Helge Wasmuth)

August 7th, 2020


Does anyone really​ know what Froebel​ intended his Kindergarten to be? How much of that survives today, who changed it ... and why? Helge Wasmuth, Associate Professor in the Department of Childhood Education​ at Mercy …

Pandemic Pods vs. Micro Schools - (Mara Linaberger)

July 30th, 2020


What are parents and teachers going to do about school this year? Many are talking about starting pods or micro schools. After decades in the …

Power to the Profession - (Rhian Allvin)

July 23rd, 2020


What can we do to empower those working in early childhood to ensure all children get a quality education?

Our guest today is Rhian Evans Allvin, CEO of NAEYC, the largest organization of early …

The Power of Hands-On Learning - (Doug Stowe)

July 6th, 2020


Powerful learning happens through creative hands-on activities. How can schools better promote learning beyond eyes and ears? Doug Stowe, an expert …

Clearing the Air - (John, Jay & Scott)

June 18th, 2020


In the first of several “behind the scenes” episodes, John, Jay and Scott discuss the history and motivation behind the Garden of Children documentary series and Path to Learning podcast. With all the talk about Froebel …

Fostering Wonder and Inquiry in Children - (Paul Andersen)

June 6th, 2020


Paul Andersen, an educational consultant and YouTube creator based in Bozeman, MT, reflects on the differences in good and bad teaching. He explains …

A Natural Way to Assess Learning - (Stacey Wellman)

May 27th, 2020


Stacey Wellman, a speech/language pathologist with Winnetka public schools, describes how the  Froebel method helps her identify and assess a child's …

Assessing the Value of Standardized Testing - (William Jeynes)

May 14th, 2020


In this episode we speak with Dr. William Jeynes, Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach about standardized testing in America.  How did testing and our industrial model come about, and is it …

Visual Spatial Learning - (Alex Wolf and Vijal Parikh)

May 4th, 2020


In this episode we discuss visual-spatial learning with Alex Wolf and Dr. Vijal Parikh of Hear how they got started, about their Pattern …

Kindergarten & the Birth of Modern Art - (Norman Brosterman)

April 17th, 2020


In this episode John, Jay and Scott interview Norman Brosterman at Blockspot Learning in Southampton, NY (October 2015). We discussed the history of the Froebel Kindergarten and its impact on modern art, design and …

Intro to the Froebel Kindergarten pedagogy - (John, Jay & Scott)

April 8th, 2020


In this episode we discuss who Friedrich Froebel was and what his educational pedagogy is all about. Learn about the Froebel's Gifts and Occupations and how he combined child-centered, play-based, hands-on, and …

What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive - (Rex Miller)

April 4th, 2020


Data tells a different story of what's really going on in the classroom. Business consultant/coach, Rex Miller shares the …

Playful Learning - (Mariah Bruehl)

March 25th, 2020


In this episode, Mariah Bruehl talks about how play should be at the center of learning. She gives key insights on how to "follow a child's natural …

Child-centered Education in a Public School Setting - (Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin)

March 20th, 2020


In this episode, Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin talks about her experience as an early childhood teacher at Mission Hill School in the Boston Public …

Do We Value What We Measure in Education? - (Julie Wilson)

March 16th, 2020


Julie Wilson gives an inspiring interview on how our current educational model is failing us, and how we need to begin to ask the deeper question, …

The Path to Learning - An Introduction - (John, Jay & Scott)

March 13th, 2020


In this episode we introduce our podcast and documentary series on education and how we hope to inspire change, hope and awareness on the world of education. Join us!

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