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Your Weekly Dose of Wonder

Season five of the Remaking Tomorrow Podcast returns to bring you your weekly dose of wonder.

Each week, Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski explore the frontiers of learning on Remaking Tomorrow, a podcast featuring interviews with leading thinkers, practitioners, and experts navigating the future of learning.

After taking a summer break, Remaking Tomorrow returns for a fifth season starting today. New episodes drop every Tuesday and the entire archive of the past 4 seasons is freely available. Find them all at or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Here’s the lineup for season 5:

A portrait of David Schuler

The new season kicks off today, September 19th, with David Schuler, executive director of AASA, the School Superintendents Association. Known for his ability to inspire leaders and build new opportunities for student success, Dr. David R. Schuler earned the title of 2018 Illinois and National Superintendent of the Year and served as the 2015-2016 President of AASA.

A head-and-shoulder portrait of Deborah Farmer Kris

On September 26th, Gregg and Ryan will chat with child development expert Deborah Farmer Kris. Deborah works as a parenting columnist for PBS KIDS and writes education for NPR’s MindShift. Her work has also been featured in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe Magazine, CNN, and Oprah Daily.

Portrait of Monique Chism

On October 3rd, Gregg and Ryan will interview Monique Chism, Under Secretary for Education at the Smithsonian. Monique is responsible for defining the Institution’s educational priorities. She oversees the Smithsonian’s collective initiatives, communication strategies and funding for programs that benefit learners of all ages.

Portrait of Richard Culatta

On October 17th, the season begins with Richard Culatta, CEO of ASCD/ISTE. Richard has also served as the Chief Innovation Officer of the state of Rhode Island and was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology. His book, Digital for Good: Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World (Harvard Business Publishing) aims to help create conditions for healthy tech use at home and school.

Portrait of Stephanie Malia Krauss

On October 24th, Gregg and Ryan will talk with Stephanie Malia Krauss, educator, social worker, and leading voice on what kids need to thrive in times of crisis and change. Stephanie is the author of Whole Child, Whole Life: 10 Ways to Help Kids Live, Learn, and Thrive and Making It: What Today’s Kids Need for Tomorrow’s World.

On November 7th, Gregg and Ryan will share the studio with Todd Keruskin and Shawn Smith of McGraw Hill. Prior to assuming his role at McGraw Hill, Todd served as the superintendent of Elizabeth Forward School District in Elizabeth, PA for five years and an assistant superintendent nine years prior. As the Chief Innovation Officer at McGraw Hill, Shawn is a national leader on issues surrounding digital education and pedagogy.

Headshot of Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

On November 14th, Gregg and Ryan will speak with with Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Professor of Psychology at Temple University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her initiative Playful Learning Landscapes re-imagines cities and public squares as places with science infused designs that enhance academic and social opportunities.

Headshot of Junlei Li

On November 28th, Gregg and Ryan will reconnect with Junlei Li, co-chair of the Human Development and Education Program and the Saul Zaentz senior lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Junlei’s research and practice focuses on understanding and supporting the work of helpers — those who serve children and families on the frontlines of education and social services.

Headshot of Carole Basile

On December 5th, Gregg and Ryan interview Carole Basile, the Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Her work has centered on redesigning the education workforce and changing practices in teacher and leadership preparation.

Portrait of Marc Brackett

On December 12th, the season will conclude with Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine at Yale University. As a researcher for over 20 years, Marc has focused on the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance.