During 2019, faculty and students discussed their research into school improvement strategies, teacher leadership, teenagers' social-moral identity and more in the University of Washington College of Education's podcast series. Listen to our most popular podcasts of the year (as of Dec. 19) below.

No. 9: Rhoan Garnett | Exploring Undermatch

Rhoan Garnett (PhD '19) discusses his research exploring the phenomena of undermatch and how the college information gap impacts high-achieving high school students who attend under-resourced schools.

No. 8: Sylvia Bagley | Teacher leadership in Special Education

Sylvia Bagley, director of the UW's graduate program in instructional leadership, discusses the findings in her article “Teacher leadership in Special Education: Exploring skills, roles, and perceptions,” published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership.

No. 7: Jenni Conrad | Centering Indigenous Knowledges and Pedagogies

Jenni Conrad, a doctoral student in social studies education, discusses her paper "Unsettling History: Understanding Non-Indigenous Teachers’ Practices, Resources and Tensions in Centering Indigenous Knowledges and Pedagogies in Hyper-Diverse Schools." Conrad received the Kipchoge Kirkland Social Justice Award from the National Council for the Social Studies for her paper.

No. 6: Min Sun | Using a Text-as-Data Approach to Understand Reform Processes

Professor Min Sun, director of the UW's Education Policy Analytics Lab, discusses her paper "Using a Text-as-Data Approach to Understand Reform Processes: A Deep Exploration of School Improvement Strategies," which was published in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

No. 5: Karin Frey | How helping friends impacts teens' identity

Professor Karin Frey, primary investigator for the UW's Sociomoral Action and Identity Lab, discusses her research exploring how teens respond when their friends experience bullying, discrimination or other threats, and how those responses influence their identity and future behavior. 

No. 4: Thomas Halverson | Education in the 2019 Washington Legislative Session

Thomas Halverson, director of the Master’s in Education Policy program at the UW, comments on what's in store for education funding and policy in the Washington Legislature's 2019 session.

No. 3: Elham Kazemi & Cap Peck | A Place Called School

Professors Elham Kazemi and Cap Peck discuss “A Place Called School,” a groundbreaking account of the largest on-scene study of U.S. schools ever conducted, authored by the late UW faculty member John Goodlad.

No. 2: Aditi Rajendran & Charlene Montaño Nolan | Community Design Circles in Family-Community-Research Partnerships

Doctoral students Aditi Rajendran and Charlene Montaño Nolan discuss their paper “Community Design Circles: Co-designing Justice and Wellbeing in Family-Community-Research Partnerships,” co-authored with Professors Ann Ishimaru and Megan Bang, which was published in the Journal of Family Diversity in Education.

No. 1: Django Paris | Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies

Django Paris, director of the UW’s Banks Center for Educational Justice, discusses a new book series on culturally sustaining pedagogies for which he will serve as editor.

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