Behaviorism & "Cog Sci" - Oh No!

November 7, 2021
Deeply examining behaviorism's pervasiveness and danger to classrooms everywhere.

In this podcast, Nick and I are continuing our foray into random topics of progressive education! Today's episode centers cognitive science, research movements, and "studies of the brain." Within, we'll be talking about what's currently going on at HRP, articles and books that Nick and I have been reading recently, what's going on in our classrooms, Q&A from listeners via Twitter, and then a pop-quiz for who stays alive.


Hosted by Human Restoration Project.


Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang's work and development in neuroscience

Audrey Watter's Teaching Machines, and the history of B.F. Skinner/behaviorism, especially his behaviorist "Utopian" book Walden Two

Nick using the "Tier List Maker" for class assignments

Chris using Floop for workshoping and ungrading

Responding to "How do you motivate reluctant learners?" and "What does a student-driven curriculum look like in practice?"

A game show(!) featuring "Doug Lemov (Teach Like a Champion) said what!?" and "Ungrading: The Research." Who will be sent out of the airlock?

A YouTube icon.

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