Lasting Learning

Episode 11-Teachers Matter More

An episode of Lasting Learning

By David Schmittou
In this podcast we explore ways to make learning last. It's not good enough to simply gain exposure to content, to learn a skill just long enough to take a test, or to never develop any skills that endure. Based on key concepts from the book: "It's Like Riding a Bike: How to make learning last a lifetime", this podcast will give listeners opportunities to reflect on the lessons they teach and more importantly the skills students learn.
Summer learning series: It's Like Riding a Bike: Chapter 2
In this episode, Dave shares Chapter 2- Be ready to have your thoughts challenged. This chapter actually caused Dave to be banned from two school districts because the ideas were so disruptive to the status quo. For a signed copy of the full book sent to you, visit 
May 16, 2019
Summer Learning Series- It's Like Riding a Bike- Chapter 1
In this episode, Dave reads Chapter 1 of his book, It's Like Riding a Bike, and challenges us all to make learning safe.  For a signed copy of the full book sent to you, visit  
May 15, 2019
Summer Learning Series: It's like Riding a Bike-The intro
In this episode, Dave reads the most debated and discussed section of his book, the introduction. When he says, "I don't care if my kids read." he can't really mean that...can he??? Find out here.  For a signed copy of the full book sent to you, visit  
May 15, 2019
Preventing the summer slide
In this episode, Dave reminds us all that the summer slide is not automatic. We can prevent it. It's all about the  months BEFORE summer, not the  months OF summer that impacts Lasting Learning.
May 9, 2019
A passionate plea to end the epidemic
In this episode Dave spends 10 minutes explaining how to really solve the teacher shortage...spoiler alert- it has nothing to do with money.
May 7, 2019
Fixing the teacher shortage
In this episode Dave discusses how to really solve the teacher shortage.
April 9, 2019
Has it been a good day?
The ability to reflect is the secret sauce to becoming great.
March 29, 2019
The diet that all schools need
The diet that all schools need
March 1, 2019
What is curriculum?
In this episode Dave discusses how we really decided what kids need to learn.
January 31, 2019
Avoiding the pendulum swings
In this episode, Dave discusses why we have such a hard time maintaining momentum with initiatives and why we always chase the latest fad in education.
January 16, 2019
Decision making can be a MINDfield
Decision making can be tricky as you try to change minds and challenge the status quo. In this episode, Dave addresses the question of how to disrupt the status quo.
January 14, 2019
The teacher shortage
In this episode Dave goes on a rant explaining why so many of the strategies designed to solve the teacher shortage problem actually make the problem worse.
December 31, 2018
Talking about a dirty word
In this week's episode we discuss a dirty word...assessment. Does it really have a place in education?
December 19, 2018
Their futures or your past?
A sneak peek into Dave’s latest article for AMLE
December 11, 2018
Episode 11-Teachers Matter More
In this episode we explore why we need to work more on supporting teachers and less on circumventing them.
December 5, 2018
Episode 10-A Standard is Only Standard if it is Standard
What should really drive instruction and assessment?
November 21, 2018
A conversation with the inspirational Amanda Dykes
This week we explore the need to teach and model skills for life.
October 30, 2018
Episode 8-Buzzwords galore
In this episode, Dave will examine three different yet related concepts and share his take on how best to address assessment, standards, and engagement.
October 30, 2018
Episode 7- A talk with the amazing Laura Coker
Sorry in advance for the poor audio, but the words from Laura Coker were just too good to delete. You may have a hard time hearing Dave, but in this episode, Laura is the one bringing the truth. Enjoy!!!
October 30, 2018
Episode 6- How do we do this?
In this episode we learn some easy to implement strategies to actually help us focus on the process of learning so that it can last.
October 18, 2018
Episode 5-Goals are great. Failure sucks!
In this episode we discuss how we can reframe failing as overcoming.
October 12, 2018
Episode 4-Momentum matters
The latest episode of Lasting Learning. Exploring the power of momentum.
October 11, 2018
Episode 3- Does it really last?
Why use the metaphor of riding a bike? What does that have to do with teaching?
October 11, 2018
Episode 2- When should they learn that?
Today on Lasting Learning we explore ARBITRARY timelines and how our own experience often drive us to define what "should be" instead of letting us focus on what can be.
October 8, 2018
Episode 1- What is Lasting Learning?
The very first episode of Lasting Learning! Who is Dave Schmittou? What is Lasting Learning?
October 4, 2018
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