Human Restoration Project
94: Catalyzing the Ungrading Movement w/ Zoe Bee
On today's podcast we are joined by Zoe Bee. Zoe is an English professor, poet, and content creator who produces content for YouTube and streams on Twitch. Some of her work includes "A Professor Explains", where Zoe dives into why Grammarly is a poor product or what makes a poem a "good" poem; or full overview of the themes of H.P. Lovecraft.
Zoe is a successful content creator despite being active for less than a year. We specifically learned about her after seeing her wildly successful video, "Grading is a Scam (and Motivation is a Myth)", which is nearing 500,000 views within 3 weeks. Her takedowns of PragerU, support of progressive education, and overall extensive, fact-checked videos show a growing interest, especially by younger viewers, in educational pedagogy and politics.
In this podcast, we sat down with Zoe to talk about her growth, practices as an educator, and content creation. To start off, here's a short segment from Grading is a Scam:
Zoe Bee, YouTuber, streamer, professor, and investigator of educational pedagogy, poetry, and English
- Zoe Bee's YouTube
- Zoe Bee's Twitch
- Zoe Bee's Patreon
- Grading is a Scam (and Motivation is a Myth) | A Professor Explains
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