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Podcast480: Pedagogy Matters with Shelly Fryer



Welcome to the first of a new podcast interview series I'm titling, "Pedagogy Matters." This episode, recorded on May 30, 2022, features the pedagogy of my wife, Shelly Fryer, which I would summarize as "A Pedagogy of Computational Thinking: Constructionism, Coding, Robotics, Play, and Student Choice." Shelly started her journey as a classroom teacher in 1987 after she graduated from the College of Education at Texas Tech University. In addition to teaching in several Title 1 elementary schools in Lubbock ISD, Texas, Shelly taught for the U.S. Department of Defense in Germany for 3 years. After staying home with our children for several years, Shelly served as the Director of PreSchool Ministries at our church in Edmond, Oklahoma, and returned to the classroom in 2013 to teach 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at Positive Tomorrows in Oklahoma City for four years, which is Oklahoma's only school exclusively serving homeless children and their families. In 2017, Shelly moved to Casady School, where s