Wirth The Byrne



Wirth the Byrne: A weekly podcast featuring our favorite arts and technology integrated lessons, exploring authentic assessment, and why its worth the extra effort to allow our lessons to leap off the page and into the real world.


  • Episode 5: Let's Finally Kick That Lecture Habit!

    13/11/2018 Duración: 06min

    In this episode, we debunk three common myths about the benefits of lecture-based classes. Thanks to our former students Dario Rock and Krish Malhotra for allowing us to interview you and creating our theme music! For more information or to contact us, please visit wirthitteaching.com.

  • 8th Graders Reflect on Innovative Projects

    08/05/2018 Duración: 23min

    In our 4th episode, we interview a few members of the Class of 2018 about the most innovative projects they remember from their time at MJS.

  • The Power of the Kid

    19/04/2018 Duración: 21min

    Part 2 of our discussion with history teacher Jill Frazee as she grapples with the idea of communicating without using the five paragraph essay and reaching an authentic audience. We begin to tackle the design thinking process and using the problems of our past to find solutions for the future. Raw and real, we deal with issues of assessment and time management; this is not a polished because teaching is messy!

  • History is NOT Boring!

    13/04/2018 Duración: 18min

    In this episode, we discuss a specific project with history teacher Jill Frazee to explore ways of making content more innovative and relevant to her students.

  • Starting the Conversation

    02/04/2018 Duración: 18min

    The first episode of our podcast featuring our favorite innovative and arts integrated lessons. We explore authentic assessment, and why it’s worth the extra effort to allow our lessons to leap off the page and into the real world. Thank you to Krish Malhotra for our theme music!