In this episode we continue to talk with Dr. Peter Gray, author of 'Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life'. We discuss the importance of play and the implications for today's classroom.
Welcome to the all new 360 Podcast, an all-around look at student-centered education. Through interviews with experts both on campus and further afield, we will be exploring various aspects of a great education.
In this episode we talk with Dr. Peter Gray, author of 'Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life'. We discuss the importance of play and the implications for today's classroom.
In this episode we talk with author of 'Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success': Principal Baruti Kafele. We discuss how we can relate to African-American students and how we can best identify our conscious and subconscious biases, as educators.
In this episode we talk with author of 'The Space, a Guide for Educators': Dr. Robert Dillon. We discuss how we use our spaces to optimize teaching and learning.
Listen to our conversation around how our best intentions sometimes backfire when it comes to preparing students for college and beyond. We also discuss how we can provide environments promoting positive mental health and where students can truly thrive in the independent school setting.
360 Podcast Hosts
Mr. Pumphrey taught Middle and Upper school math in London before moving to Indianapolis in 2012. He taught Algebra 2 and Statistics at Herron High School before joining Park Tudor in 2014. He now teaches middle school mathematics and co-presents and directs the school's 360 Podcast, discussing topics around student-centered education. He recently received an award of distinction from the University of Oxford for his Masters thesis researching 'Low-floor-high-ceiling' math tasks and student engagement. Mr. Pumphrey also teaches Mathematics Education at IUPUI and is on the committee for Elementary Mathematics Specialist Standards with the Indiana Department of Education.