A Place for Informal Educators

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The Podcast

Every week, I talk with an informal science educator from around the world – coaches, museum educators, guides, naturalists, music teachers, and more.

The Blog

I blog about our podcast guests, topics in informal education, educator jargon, and a whole lot more!

Get Involved!

Are you an informal science educator? Get in touch – I would love to talk with you for a future episode of the podcast! Sign up for the newsletter to let you know when new episodes are out. Or follow the podcast with your favorite podcast app. Got more questions?

What's Latest

Audience-Centered Teaching

In this week’s podcast, educator Kady Yeomans describes her work leading groups of kids on the floor of a large science museum. And the main sense I got from Kady was that she is always thinking about her audience – there are facts to deliver, sure, but there’s no lecture. Here’s how she put it, speaking from her learners’ point of view: This is a new place! And an exciting person who has this new perspective about things!

Freeman Tilden wearing a hat
Small Town, Big Museum

Welcome to The Classroom Beyond – our very first podcast episode! For our inaugural podcast, I talk with science educator Kady Yeomans of the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. The small city is the museum hotspot of rural Georgia, and the 100,000-foot Tellus is their crown jewel. Kady and I talk about techniques for working a museum floor and also, what happens when controversial topics come up, like evolution and cosmology?

Archaeologist and educator Kady Yeomans at a dig

Check it Out!

Audience-Centered Teaching

In this week’s podcast, educator Kady Yeomans describes her work leading groups of kids on the floor of a large science museum. And the main sense I got from Kady was that she is always thinking about her audience – there are facts to deliver, sure, but there’s no lecture. Here’s how she put it, speaking from her learners’ point of view: This is a new place! And an exciting person who has this new perspective about things!

Freeman Tilden wearing a hat

A Community of Practice

We want to create a community of practice for informal educators: people who teach outside a traditional classroom.