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School's In

School’s In is a lively podcast exploring current issues in education and the future of learning and teaching.

Hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Education Senior Lecturer Denise Pope and Dean Dan Schwartz, the show delves into what’s working and what needs to change to ensure that all children are prepared for a dynamic future. Are you worried about your kids’ teachers being too strict? Is homework drowning your fifth grader or stressing out your high school freshman? How do you know if your child is on track with reading? How can you get a student excited about math? Does technology improve learning or create distractions? Dan and Denise share research facts and their own real-life experiences, interviewing experts who add understanding and tips so families and school leaders can incorporate new discoveries and knowledge into their lives and practice.

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Hosted by Denise Pope and Dean Dan Schwartz

Denise Pope is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that aims to reduce unhealthy pressure on youth and champions a broader vision of youth success. She lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student well-being, engagement with learning, and integrity. She specializes in curriculum studies, service learning, student engagement, school reform and qualitative research methods. She focuses on academic stress and its consequences for students’ mental and physical health, engagement with learning and integrity.

Dan Schwartz is a specialist in the science of learning. He taught secondary school in Kenya, inner-city Los Angeles and Kaltag, Alaska. He returned to graduate school to gain a doctoral degree in human cognition and learning technologies. He is currently the Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology and Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education.


Denise Pope and Dean Dan Schwartz in the studio

Featured Episodes

Helicopter Parents with guest Julie Lythcott-Haims

Improving Education Across America with guest Linda Darling-Hammond

Transgender in School: New Ways to Talk about Sexuality & Gender with guest Inge Hansen