K-12 Greatest Hits:The Best Ideas in Education

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BAM Radio has compiled the most popular segments, hosted by the Executive Directors of the nation's 14 leading education associations including ; the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Parent Teachers Association ( PTA), the National Head Start Association (NHSA), The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), the National Afterschool Association (NAA), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and more.. .

Episode Date
Reciprocal Teaching: Improving Reading Comprehension with Four Powerful Tools
10:53
Many students decode and yet don't comprehend what they read. The Fab Four is a protocol for improving reading comprehension with a metacognitive technique that produces significant growth in a very short period of time.<br /> <br /> Follow: @KyleHamstra @LoriOczkus @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Lori Oczkus, author of Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Powerful Strategies and Lessons for Improving Reading comprehension, 3rd Edition, is a literacy coach, author, and speaker across the United States. Lori works in classrooms and schools every week and knows the challenges that educators today face in teaching students to read and write. Kyle Hamstra is a STEM Specialist at Davis Drive Elementary in Cary, North Carolina and ASCD Emerging Leader 2016.
Jun 10, 2018
I'm a Teacher Struggling with Depression: Am I Really Alone?
9:35
In this episode, we talk about educators who struggle with depression. Our hosts share their own experiences and discuss why coping starts with this one key item. <br /> <br /> Follow: @jonHarper70bd @froehlichm @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology in Ripon, WI. She also consults, presents and keynotes nationally on teacher engagement, edtech, leadership, and climate & culture. Jon Harper was an elementary school teacher for ten years, a math coach for three years and is currently in his eighth year as an assistant principal. As a classroom teacher he taught 1st through 5th grades and was Nationally Board Certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist.
May 28, 2018
A Simple Road Map to Personalized Learning
13:36
Our guest says that personalized learning is essentially about sharing power with students. Join us for a four-step guide to enable personalizing instruction for every child.<br /> <br /> Follow: @eklundteaches @drrickabaugh @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> James Rickabaugh, author of Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning , is the director of the Institute for Personalized Learning. He formerly served as superintendent of the Whitefish Bay School District in Southeastern Wisconsin and other districts in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Abbie Eklund, Principal of Lincoln Elementary School, 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader.
Apr 29, 2018
How Some Teachers Find Time to Teach, Sleep, Live, and Love
16:34
Finding the time, saving time, making time, and making up time lost are challenges most of us struggle to manage. There just never seems to be enough time to do all that is expected of us. This teacher has dedicated her career to solving the time issues teachers face and has come up with some proven, practical strategies to help you teach and sleep, and live and love.<br /> <br /> Follow @Angela_Watson @froehlichm @ jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork <br /> <br /> Angela Watson is National Board Certified Teacher currently working as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. She has published four books and blogs The Cornerstone For Teachers. Her Sunday podcast is called Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers. <br />
Apr 21, 2018
Three Educators Talk About How They Battle and Overcome Self-Doubt
10:54
Self-doubt is more pervasive in education than we admit. We close our classroom doors, do the best we can, but often quietly question ourselves on many levels. In this segment, a teacher, a principal, and an educator turned consultant talk about how they keep self-doubt, from limiting them.<br /> <br /> Follow @PeterMDeWitt @froehlichm @ jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork <br /> <br /> Peter DeWitt is a former K–5 teacher and principal who is now a Visible Learning trainer, facilitating workshops with schools both nationally and internationally. His books include School Climate Change: How do I build a positive environment for learning? (ASCD) and Collaborative Leadership: Six Influences That Matter Most (Corwin). <br /> <br />
Mar 04, 2018
Second Thoughts: Think Arming Teachers Is Crazy? Okay, but Did You Really Think?
0:18
Special Report: Perhaps what's most crazy about the notion of arming teachers is how most discussions on this important issue are mostly devoid of sober, thoughtful, factual examination. On one extreme, we hear rabid gun supporters encouraging schools to enter an arms race. On the other we see a visceral rejection of the idea so strong that facts are irrelevant. We asked some educators and school security experts to really stop and think about this issue and were surprised by what we found. We think you will be too.<br /> <br /> Gregory Thomas is former director of security of New York City Schools. Michael Dorn has worked in the field of school safety for 33 years. Dr. Wm. E “Rob” Roberts, former Superintendent of the largest geographical school district in the contiguous U.S. Angela Maiers is a teacher educator, author and advocate. Steven Anderson is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Tom Whitby is founder of #Edchat, and NYSCATE Network. Nancy Blair is a former teacher and middle school administrator. Jerry Blumengarten taught in the NYC public schools for 32 years.
Mar 04, 2018
Rethinking School Safety: What Every Educator Need to Know
14:31
According to a recent report, 24% of parents are concerned about safety in school. Our guest says it's time for schools to rethink and decentralize how we approach school safety.<br /> <br /> Follow: @eklundteaches @wwmurawski @ASCD <br /> <br /> @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Dr. Amy Klinger is a nationally recognized school safety and crisis management expert. Amanda Klinger, Esq. is an expert in cyberbullying, school safety, and the law. They are the co-founders of the Educator's School Safety Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering educators with education-based school safety training and resources.Abbie Eklund, Principal of Lincoln Elementary School, 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader. <br />
Feb 15, 2018
I Said..."Teachers Are Lonely" -- Unmasking the Personal Crisis of Teacher Isolation
13:50
Do you spend the day surrounded by students and peers yet feel lonely? You're not alone. Many teachers feel the same way you do. No, it's not just new teachers. It's not just innovative teachers. It's not just veteran teachers. <br /> <br /> Follow @forthekiddoes @froehlichm @ jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork <br /> <br /> Dr. Valerie King is a teacher of gifted and advanced "Littles" in metro Atlanta. She has a heart for being relevant with kids and teachers and challenging things in education that don't move things forward for all of us.
Feb 03, 2018
"Yes, I Am a Teacher, a Damn Good Teacher, but I Need Help Too"
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It's a new year and Teachers Aid is rolling out a new format. We've refocused the show on meeting some of the biggest unmet needs every educator has. If you are an educator who gives teaching your all, but still feel that you're not doing enough, this show is for you. Tune in, we promise you that you won't hear teachers talking like this every day.<br /> <br /> Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology in Ripon, WI. She also consults, presents and keynotes nationally on teacher engagement, edtech, leadership, and climate & culture. Jon Harper was an elementary school teacher for ten years, a math coach for three years and is currently in his eighth year as an assistant principal. As a classroom teacher he taught 1st through 5th grades and was Nationally Board Certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist.
Jan 27, 2018
I Was So Proud of How I Handled a Challenging Student, Then I Discovered...
10:01
Managing student behavior can be a challenge. So when I handled a difficult student problem, I was proud. Later I found that my pride was premature. <br /> <br /> Follow: @jonHarper70bd @ShannaPeeples @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Shanna Peeples is 2015 National Teacher of the Year, 2016 NEA Global Fellow, and 14-year English teacher in Title I middle and high schools. Currently Secondary English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist for the Amarillo Independent School District and a co-author of the book: Best Lesson Series: Literature 15 Master Teachers Share What Works.
Jan 20, 2018
Differentiation in Elementary Grades: Do This, Not That
10:01
What are the best practices for differentiating instruction in the elementary grades? Join us as we lift the hood and take a look.<br /> <br /> Follow: @sarahdateechur @kjdoubet@ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Kristina Doubet is a professor at James Madison University and co-author (with Jessica Hockett)of Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners (ASCD). Sarah Thomas is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools and an ASCD Emerging Leader in 2016. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Jan 16, 2018
3 Ways Teachers Can Celebrate the Holidays with Cultural Sensitivity
9:27
Our guest offers tips for celebrating the holidays while respecting the diversity of the students in your classroom. <br /> <br /> Follow: @intoy2014 @mr_abud @meganoliviahall@bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Megan Olivia Hall teaches science at a diverse urban magnet school in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she leads social and emotional learning curriculum development. She has presented social and emotional learning master classes, coaching teachers in creating homeroom cultures that support and challenge their students' affective development.<br />
Dec 02, 2017
Why Teaching Reading Is So Complex: How to Simplify the Process
8:16
It's surprising how many of us feel ill-equipped to teach reading. In this segment, we explore a few practical approaches and strategies. <br /> <br /> Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @TeachingMatters<br /> <br /> #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf<br /> <br /> Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director of Teaching Matters, has over 20 years of experience in education. Her leadership has helped to quadruple Teaching Matters’ reach, and make the organization one of the leading innovators in scalable teacher development models. <br />
Nov 25, 2017
Why Principals Must Earn the Right to Lead: Six Steps to Get There
11:00
Join us as we unpack the top six leadership behaviors that drive optimism and commitment.<br /> <br /> Follow: @bobbdarnell @adambrownedu @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Bobb Darnell is president of Achievement Strategies Inc., an ASCD faculty member, and an advocate for high student achievement and daily professional growth. Emerging leader Matt Wachel is an elementary assistant principal in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, MO. Adam J. Brown Ed.D., an ASCD Emerging Leader, is a principal Re-ED/TRAEP- Virginia Beach SECEP at Renaissance Academy. <br />
Nov 18, 2017
How We Can Fix the Biggest Problem Created by Homework
18:08
For some time homework has been the subject of a growing debate. Join our guest as he proposes a solution to the biggest problem created by sending school work home with our students.<br /> <br /> Follow: @mattwachel @jonbergmann @ASCD<br /> <br /> Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the flipped learning movement, as well as the Founder and Chief Academic Officer of Flipped Learning Global, which supports the worldwide growth of flipped learning. Jon is the author/co-author of 9 books on flipped learning, including Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning (ASCD). Host and ASCD Emerging Leader Matt Wachel is an elementary assistant principal in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, MO.
Nov 12, 2017
Teaching Students to Ask Why, Where, What Is the Reason?
16:52
Teaching students to ask better questions is the way to get your kids to think more deeply about their learning.<br /> <br /> Follow: @MaverikEd @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Erik Francis is the owner and lead professional education specialist for Maverik Education LLC, providing professional development, guidance, and support in teaching and learning for cognitive rigor. He is author of the new book, Now That's a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning (ASCD). Host Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
Nov 05, 2017
Strategies for Staying Energized When Teaching Gets Tough
12:03
Our guest is passionate about helping teachers to stay positive and energized through the ups and downs of the school year. Join us as he shares proven strategies and techniques.<br /> <br /> Follow: @runnin26 @allenmendler @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Allen Mendler is an educator and school psychologist who has worked extensively with children of all ages in regular education and special education settings. His emphasis is on developing effective frameworks and strategies for educators, youth professionals, and parents to help difficult youth succeed. His books include <i>Discipline With Dignity</i> and <i>When Teaching Gets Tough</i>. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
Oct 29, 2017
Do We Really Understand School Culture and How To Assess It?
11:07
We've found a significant disparity in the perception and definition of school culture among educators. Join in as we define school culture, how to assess it and improve it. <br /> <br /> Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ElemCoach @bamradionetwork<br /> Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/<br /> <br /> Elaine Mendez has been an educator for the past 10 years. Her new role is as an new Instructional Coach eager to learn from all the educators she work with. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.
Oct 23, 2017
Three Smart, Effective Alternatives to Suspending Students
6:54
How is suspending students working for you? If you're not impressed with the results and would like to look at alternatives, tune in.<br /> <br /> Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @jess_hannigan @benjamingilpin <br /> <br /> Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan works with school districts and county offices in California on designing and implementing effective, successful school and district Response to Intervention (RTI) behavior systems. She is an adjunct professor at Fresno State in the Educational Leadership Department and co-author of Don't Suspend Me!. Ben Gilpin is currently serving as an elementary principal in Michigan. He is involved with classroomcribs.com and personalized learning initiatives with the Michigan Department of Education. Ben is known for his blog, The Colorful Principal.
Oct 15, 2017
Forcing Young Kids to Say "I'm Sorry"
7:52
We often tell our young students to apologize when they hurt or offend others. Learn why our guests say we shouldn't.<br /> <br /> Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @theteachertom @easycda<br /> <br /> #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf<br /> <br /> Thomas Hobson is a preschool teacher, blogger (teachertomsblog.blogspot.com), speaker, artist and the author of Teacher Tom's First Book. For the past 16 years, he's taught preschool at the Woodland Park Cooperative School. Debra Pierce is a professor of Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. She is the author of The CDA Prep Guide , 3rd edition. She hosts a website providing help and support for care providers earning the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. <br />
Oct 08, 2017
Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us
11:14
Teaching challenging students comes with the territory of any classroom. Our guest offers strategies for dealing with students who push the limits of our skills.<br /> <br /> Follow: @drncgarrett @JeffreyBenson61@ASCD @bamradionetwork <br /> <br /> Jeffrey Benson has worked in almost every school context, as a teacher and administrator. He is currently a consultant and author of the ASCD books Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most and Ten Steps to Managing Change In Schools: How do we take initiatives from goals to actions? Host Chaunte Garrett is the chief academic officer for Rocky Mount Preparatory Schools, an education consultant, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
Oct 01, 2017
Five Steps to Stimulating Thoughtful Classroom Discussions
12:24
Our guests wrote an award-winning book on facilitating thoughtful, meaningful and engaging discussions among students. Join us to learn the fundamentals. <br /> <br /> 'Follow: @Question2Think @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Jackie Acree Walsh and Beth Dankert Sattes are co-authors of the award-winning book, <i>Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful Speaking, Engaged Listening, Deep Thinking </i>(ASCD). Walsh is an independent educational consultant and the lead consultant for the Alabama Best Practices Center. Sattes consults through her business, Enthused Learning, primarily in the area of effective questioning in K–12 classrooms. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.<br /> <br />
Sep 23, 2017
Five Teaching Strategies That Grabbed and Kept My Students' Attention
11:41
Our guest is a teacher's teacher who shares some of her proven approaches to getting students hooked on learning.<br /> <br /> Follow: @jmattmiller @mrdearybury1 @mrsmieliwocki @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Rebecca Mieliwocki is a 7th grade English teacher in Burbank, California. She is the 2012 California and National Teacher of the Year. My Twitter handle is @mrsmieliwocki <br />
Sep 16, 2017
Read, Write, Lead: Creating a Powerful Culture of Learning
11:44
In this segment, our guest offers practical tips for empowering teachers, students, and all stakeholders to produce a culture of learning. Follow: @mjanatovich @regieroutman @ASCD @bamradionetwork <br /> <br /> Regie Routman is a longtime teacher and the author of many books and resources for educators. She is author of the ASCD book, Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success. Host Mike Janatovich is the assistant principal of Harmon Middle School in Aurora, OH, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.<br />
Sep 14, 2017
What Is a Culturally Responsive Classroom? Why It Matters
7:53
If you are unclear about the meaning of a culturally responsive classroom or why it matters, tune in.<br /> <br /> Follow: @bamradionetwork @jasonFlom @raepica1 @PrincipalKafele @jlwf <br /> <br /> Award-winning educator Baruti Kafele is a leading keynote speaker and best-selling author. His books include The Teacher 50: Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence. Jennifer L.W. Fink is a freelance writer who specializes in education and health. Her education articles have appeared in Scholastic Teacher, District Administration, and online at WeAreTeachers.com. Jason Flom is director of Cornerstone Learning Community in Tallahassee, Florida, a whole child school he cofounded with other educators and serves as a faculty member with ASCD’s Professional Learning Services. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Aug 14, 2017
I Was Performing Not Teaching: How I Realized Something Was Wrong
11:02
I woke up and realized that I was doing the work that my students should be doing. Follow: @jonHarper70bd @peterdocker @bamradionetwork Dan Tricarico has been a high school English teacher for over twenty years. He is author of The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom and You're a Teacher. . .So Act Like One! Improving Your Stage Presence in the Classroom. In his spare time, he enjoys writing fiction, listening to Classic Rock, reading mystery novels, staring out of windows, and watching movies.
Aug 11, 2017
Three Ways to Teach the Way the Brain Wants to Learn
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Our guest says that there are as many learning styles as there are individuals. So what are the basics we need to know to teach the way each student's brain wants to learn?<br /> <br /> Follow: @coolcatteacher @brainrulesbooks @rusticpathways @bamradionetwork <br /> <br /> #edtechchat #edchat #edtech<br /> <br /> Dr. John J. Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School -- a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed. His latest book is Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five.
May 19, 2017
What If We Ditch Student Rewards in Schools?
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Are awards and rewards antithetical to creating an authentic love of learning?<br /> <br /> Follow:@gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @chriswejr @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Chris Wejr is a father of 6-year-old twin girls and the principal of James Hill Elementary School in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Brad Gustafson is the principal and lead learner at Greenwood Elementary in Minnesota and author of Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital Age Learners Ben Gilpin is the principal at Warner Elementary School in Spring Arbor.
May 17, 2017
How Trust and Communication Can Energize School Culture
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Join us as we look at the pivotal levers of school culture, including school climate, trust, and communication.<br /> <br /> Follow: @toddwhitaker @stevegruenert @mjanatovich @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Todd Whitaker and Steve Gruenert are the co-authors of: School Culture Recharged: Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture and School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It. Whitaker is a leading presenter, a former teacher and principal, and is the author or co-author of more than 40 books. Gruenert is a professor at Indiana State University who has studied organizational culture and climate for more than 20 years.. Host Mike Janatovich is the assistant principal of Harmon Middle School in Aurora, OH, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
May 11, 2017
Three Smart, Effective Alternatives to Suspending Students
6:44
<br /> How is suspending students working for you? If you're not impressed with the results and would like to look at alternatives, tune in.<br /> <br /> Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @jess_hannigan @benjamingilpin <br /> <br /> Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan works with school districts and county offices in California on designing and implementing effective, successful school and district Response to Intervention (RTI) behavior systems. She is an adjunct professor at Fresno State in the Educational Leadership Department and co-author of Don't Suspend Me!. Ben Gilpin is currently serving as an elementary principal in Michigan. He is involved with classroomcribs.com and personalized learning initiatives with the Michigan Department of Education. Ben is known for his blog, The Colorful Principal.
Apr 29, 2017
Vocabulary Matters: 101 Ways to Help Students Overcome Word Poverty
12:44
Vocabulary is more important than we once thought. In the segment, we offer strategies to help students expand their command of words in just ten minutes a day. Follow: @Marilee_Sprenger @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork Marilee Sprenger is a highly regarded educator, presenter, and author who has taught students from prekindergarten through graduate school and has been translating neuroscience research into practice for more than 20 years. Her books include the ASCD titles 101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick and Vocab Rehab: How do I teach vocabulary effectively with limited time? Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
Apr 12, 2017
Fake News: Teaching Kids the Difference Between Bias and Truth
12:19
The need to help students do high-quality research begins with teaching students how to distinguish between fake news, bias, truth and credible sources. <br /> <br /> Follow: @erik_palmer @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork <br /> <br /> Erik Palmer is a professional speaker and educational consultant from Denver, Colo., who spent 21 years in the classroom, primarily as an English teacher but also as a teacher of math, science, and civics. He is author of the ASCD books Researching in a Digital World: How do I teach my students to conduct quality online research? and Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.<br />
Apr 05, 2017
When Students Disrespect You or Your Classroom, Do This...
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Tip #9 In this segment we talk about how to handle you baddest, meanest, scariest kids. <br /> <br /> Follow: @hiphughes @bamradionetwork <br /> <br /> Keith Hughes is an educator, youtuber and innovator in the field of technology and education. He has a Bachelors of Science in Social Studies Education and Masters Educational Technology. His channel has amassed over 13 million views worldwide. Keith has served as an adjunct professor of New Literacies and has also appeared on the History Channel’s “United Stuff of America” and AHC’s “America’s Most Badass.”<br />
Mar 23, 2017
How Great School Leaders Manage Resistance to Change
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Join us as we discuss practical ways school leaders can better manage individual resistance to change. <br /> <br /> Follow: @mjanatovich @bryanrgoodwin @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Bryan Goodwin, a former teacher and journalist, is the president and CEO of McREL International, a Denver-based nonprofit education research and development organization. Goodwin's books include Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning and The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching. He writes a monthly research column for Educational Leadership magazine. Host Mike Janatovich is the assistant principal of Harmon Middle School in Aurora, OH, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
Mar 08, 2017
3 Simple Ways to Handle Difficult Classroom Behavior
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Tip #8 If you teach, you think about classroom management. Here are three simple rules that will keep you in control. <br /> <br /> Follow: @hiphughes @bamradionetwork <br /> <br /> Keith Hughes is an educator, youtuber and innovator in the field of technology and education. He has a Bachelors of Science in Social Studies Education and Masters Educational Technology. His channel has amassed over 13 million views worldwide. Keith has served as an adjunct professor of New Literacies and has also appeared on the History Channel’s “United Stuff of America” and AHC’s “America’s Most Badass.”
Mar 02, 2017
Hard Lesson: Set Expectations for Students and Parents
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We were so excited that we jumped the gun and changed our teaching, but we forgot to prepare our students and parents. We learned why setting expectations is critical.<br /> <br /> Follow: @RossCoops31 @murphysmusings5 @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy are co-authors of the forthcoming Hacking Project-Based Learning. Ross is the Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12 in the Salisbury Township School District (1:1 MacBook/iPad) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Erin serves as the Assistant Principal at Eyer Middle School in the East Penn School District.<br />
Feb 26, 2017
Do No Harm: Homework Mistakes We Should All Avoid
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We're still trying to rethink homework. Join us as we look at the key points many have agreed we should all avoid. <br /> <br /> Follow:@gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @brandonkblom @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Brandon Blom is the principal/lead dreamer of Stoneridge Elementary School in Roseville, CA. Brandon has been a CUE Rockstar presenter, NAESP presenter, and keynote speaker. Dr. Brad Gustafson is the principal and lead learner at Greenwood Elementary in Minnesota and author of Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital Age Learners. Ben Gilpin is the principal at Warner Elementary School in Spring Arbor. <br />
Feb 26, 2017
Five Effective Co-teaching, Co-planning Models
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Co-teaching can be very effective when done well. Our guest reviews the most effective models for planning and managing a co-teaching scenario. <br /> <br /> Follow: @mattwachel @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Gloria Lodato Wilson, PhD, is professor of special education and director of the graduate programs in secondary special education at Hofstra University. She is the author of Co-Planning for Co-Teaching: Time-Saving Routines That Work in Inclusive Classrooms and Teaching in Tandem: Effective Co-Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom, both from ASCD. ASCD Emerging Leader and host Matt Wachel is an elementary assistant principal in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, MO.
Feb 26, 2017
TrumpED: Betsy DeVos Is In, Fume, Fight, Fold or Focus?
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<br /> It's now U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. While the weeping and gnashing of teeth have begun, forward-looking education thinkers are focused on next steps. <br /> <br /> Follow: @Eduflack @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Patrick Riccards is chief communications and strategy officer for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He is also the author of the nationally recognized Eduflack blog and its companion Twitter feed. PR News named Pat the Not-for-Profit Communications Professional of the Year for his work in teacher preparation and higher education transformation (2015). A former local school board chairman, Patrick is also the author of the award-winning <i>Dadprovement.
Feb 08, 2017
Is Your Lesson Plan a Blueprint, Burden, or Boondoggle?
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Some teachers love lesson planning, many don't. What are the factors that make lesson planning a useful tool versus a dreadful waste of time? <br /> <br /> Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @jcordery @bamradionetwork<br /> Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/<br /> <br /> Jim Cordery has been a teacher for over 20 years, most of them spent teaching Middle School Math. He is working for Brooklawn Public Schools in Brooklawn, New Jersey. He has taught Social Studies, Reading, and Language Arts. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia and previously served as a school improvement con
Feb 04, 2017
Five Principles of Courageous School Leadership
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Pedro jumps head first into the deep end of the issues that determine whether all kids are reached, inspired and taught. <br /> <br /> Follow: @PedroANoguera @mjanatovich @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Pedro Noguera is a Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA whose research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. He is the author or co-author of eleven books, including Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student (ASCD). Host Mike Janatovich is the assistant principal of Harmon Middle School in Aurora, OH, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
Jan 28, 2017
Teaching Empathy to Students in the Selfie Generation
12:27
Our world has become increasingly unkind and many of us are struggling to teach empathy to our students. Our guests offer some sage advice.<br /> <br /> Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @benjamingilpin @lubafeigenberg @myers_Berkowicz<br /> <br /> #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf<br /> <br /> Luba Falk Feigenberg is a developmental psychologist who studies social, emotional, and ethical development with a particular focus on how schools can best support children’s healthy development. She is the Research Director for the Making Caring Common project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. co-authored The STEM Shift with Ann Myers, Ed.D. and together they write a blog Leadership360 for Education Week. Ben Gilpin is the principal at Warner Elementary School in Spring Arbor. <br />
Jan 27, 2017
I Smothered Student Passion: It Was My Way or the Highway
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I went from focusing on compliance to letting go, and I saw my students' passion and creativity soar.<br /> <br /> Follow: @mraspinall @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Brian Aspinall is a thought leader with regards to computational thinking, STEM and the integration of coding into classrooms. He has given three TEDx Talks on education reform.
Jan 12, 2017
Teaching Students the Fabulous Five Essential Skills
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Our guest wrote the book on the fundamental formative skills we need to cultivate in every student.<br /> <br /> Follow: @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Tom Hoerr, PhD is head of New City School in St. Louis. His latest book is The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs (ASCD). He also writes a monthly column for “The Principal Connection,” an educational leadership magazine. He has led schools for 36 years, and has written on leadership, faculty collegiality, and multiple intelligences. He initiated and taught in the Non-Profit Management Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
Jan 07, 2017
Why Do We Still Ask Students to "Sit and Learn" When We Know...
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Physical activity supports learning, reduces student behavior issues, and can eliminate the need for ADHD and ADD medications. If the value of active learning is clear, why are we still asking students to sit still and learn? <br /> <br /> Follow: @coolcatteacher @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech <br /> <br /> Dr. Brad Johnson is an international speaker in the field of education. He is author of What Schools Don't Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and in Life and his latest book, From School Administrator to School Leader: 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential.<br />
Jun 09, 2017
Shifting Our Mindset from Teaching to Learning
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Join us as we talk about what a learning-centered culture looks like and how to make the shift.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Follow: @gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @mccoyderek @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Derek McCoy is the proud principal of West Rowan Middle School in Rowan-Salisbury Schools North Carolina. He brings a range of experiences as a secondary school assistant principal, instructional coach, Dir. of Curriculum and Innovation and principal. Dr. Brad Gustafson is the principal and lead learner at Greenwood Elementary in Minnesota. Ben Gilpin is the principal at Warner Elementary School in Spring Arbor.<br />
Nov 30, 2016
Teaching Students Who Struggle with Self-Control
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Many children struggle with managing their emotions, concentration or behavior. Join us as we talk about how teachers can best work with students who struggle with self-regulation<br /> <br /> Follow: @coolcatteacher @drmelrose @bloomzapp<br /> <br /> #edtechchat #edchat #edtech<br /> <br /> Psychologist Dr. Reggie Melrose is the best-selling author of The 60 Seconds Fix and creator of Brain Charge™: The K-12 Curriculum. She has authored several other noteworthy resources including the groundbreaking books, You Can Heal Your Child and Why Students Underachieve. She is a well-known international speaker and consultant specializing in the application of current neuroscience to educational practice and parenting.
Nov 26, 2016
The Hidden Side Effects of Classroom Management Systems
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<br /> Classroom management systems that rely on publicly posting students' behavior status have grown in popularity. Join us as we discuss the unintended consequences.<br /> <br /> Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @Teach_Preschool @JTeach529<br /> <br /> #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf<br /> <br /> Sally Haughey is the founder of Fairy Dust Teaching, a blog dedicated to helping teachers bring curiosity to the classroom, kindergarten teacher & author of No More Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light Behavior Management Plan. Dr. Judith Levin is an Associate Lecturer at UCF in the Early Childhood Development and Education Program. She teaches courses in classroom management, social emotional development, curriculum, and early childhood research. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed., with over 20 years experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, director, curriculum writer, and music director.
Jan 27, 2017
Metacognition: Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains
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<br /> Join us as we talk about thinking about our thinking with the goal of enhancing learning.<br /> <br /> Follow: @BrainSMARTU @jmaness4 @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Dr. Donna Wilson is an author and psychologist who conducts professional development internationally for teachers, administrators, and policymakers. Marcus Conyers is a doctoral researcher at the University of Westminster and founder of BrainSMART, Inc. Their latest book is Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas (ASCD). Host Jusmar Maness is principal of Balfour Elementary School in Asheboro, NC, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
Oct 29, 2016
Getting Over the Hidden Barriers to Leading School Change
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<br /> Leading school change is part science, part art and very difficult to achieve for even the most skilled leaders. Join us as we talk about some of the barriers to school change and how to break through them.<br /> <br /> Follow: @akoonlaba @cat3y @ASCD @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Carol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy and co-director of the Institutes on Academic Diversity at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. She is the leading authority on differentiated instruction and one of the most influential voices in education. Her books include The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners.. ASCD Emerging Leader and host Amanda Koonlaba, Ed.S., NBCT, is a teacher, artist, and writer.
Oct 19, 2016
Why Are We Still Talking About Homework? Everyone Knows...
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Recently the great homework debate went viral on social media. We have all seen the research, so why are we still talking about this?Follow:@gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @jcorippo @bamradionetwork <br /> Jon Corippo is the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE, leading CUE's professional learning throughout California and Nevada. He is the creator of the CUE Rock Star Camp Series. <br />
Oct 12, 2016
I Lost Sight of What Matters Most
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<br /> I was passionate committed and driven, but my priorities were mixed up. Then I got the wake-up call. <br /> <br /> Follow: @Dwight_Carter @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Dwight Carter is the Principal at New Albany High School, OH. He’s been an educator for 20 years and was a 2013 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year. He coauthored What’s In Your Space? Five Steps to Better Classroom and School Design, with Mark White and Gary Sebach
Oct 11, 2016
Strategies to Balance Student Engagement with Deeper Learning
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What does it take to achieve high levels of student engagement along with higher order thinking and deep learning? <br /> <br /> Follow: @dad2ella @WilliamHimmele @PersidaHimmele @ASCD @ bamradionetwork<br /> <br /> Drs. William & Pérsida Himmele are Associate Professors at Millersville University, in southeastern, PA. They are the authors of the ASCD books The Language-Rich Classroom, Total Participation Techniques and Total Literacy Techniques. (ASCD) with host Brian Smith, ASCD Emerging Leader and RtI/PD Facilitator for Newton-Conover City Schools.
Oct 05, 2016
300 Ways to Help Your Students Love Writing
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<br /> In this segment, we talk about a new book that offers 300 proven strategies to get students excited about writing. <br /> <br /> Follow: @coolcatteacher @jserravallo @write_the_world @bamradionetwork<br /> #edtechchat #edchat #edtech <br /> <br /> Jennifer Serravallo is a literacy consultant, speaker, and the author 11 books and resources including The Reading Strategies Book and the two-time award-winning Independent Reading Assessment Series.
Oct 05, 2016
I Challenged My Students to Design My Classroom and...
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Join us as our guest talks about her decision to let her students design her classroom layout. Follow: @coolcatteacher @TeachStanley @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Catherine Stanley is a sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher who is passionate about fostering an inclusive learning environment that is shaped and led by students. A former NC Teaching Fellow, Catherine enjoys reflecting on pedagogy through blogging, as well as serving on her school's Advisory and PBIS Committee.
Aug 19, 2016
Creating Riveting Lesson Plans with Gamified Instruction
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Join us to learn how the principles of "games" can fire up your lesson plans and drive passionate student engagement. Follow: @dad2ella @joncassie @ASCD @bamradionetwork Jonathan Cassie is author of Level Up Your Classroom: The Quest to Gamify Your Lessons and Engage Your Students (ASCD). He is head of the senior school at Sewickley Academy, just outside Pittsburgh, PA with host Brian Smith, ASCD Emerging Leader and RtI/PD Facilitator for Newton-Conover City Schools
Aug 18, 2016
How Model Teachers Model Digital Citizenship
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Our guest explains why digital citizenship is everyone's responsibility and how teachers can be great role models. Follow: @coolcatteacher @s_bearden @netsmartz @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Susan M. Bearden is the comoderator of #edtechchat, cohost of edTechChat Radio and creater of @tweechmeApp. She is the author of Digital Citzenship: A Community-Based Approach., a speaker, frequent guest blogger, and a contributing author to the Huffington Post, she was ranked number nine on their list of “The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter.
Aug 17, 2016
Self-Confidence Matters: "I Determine School (Student) Success"
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Our guest believes that a certain amount of self-confidence is required to lead great schools and create great classrooms. Education leaders and teachers have to bring their best selves and principal Kafele explains how you can. Follow: @mjanatovich@PrincipalKafel @ASCD @bamradionetwork Award-winning educator Baruti Kafele is a leading keynote speaker and best-selling author. His books include Motivating Black Males to Succeed in School and in Life, The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, and The Teacher 50: Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence. Host Mike Janatovich is the assistant principal of Harmon Middle School in Aurora, OH, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
Jul 18, 2016
The Top 3 Factors that Determine Success or Failure with Education Technology
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Some people like to learn from the mistakes of others. Some prefer trial, error, and reflection. Perhaps how we learn from mistakes is not important, as long as we learn. Follow: @mssackstein @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork Starr Sackstein teaches writing and journalism in New York City. She is a National Board-certified teacher and the New York director for the Journalism Education Association. Sackstein is also the author of the book Teaching Mythology.
Jul 12, 2016
Why Did It Take Me Years to Realize? Teaching Is Not About Me
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Some people like to learn from the mistakes of others. Some prefer trial, error, and reflection. Perhaps how we learn from mistakes is not important, as long as we learn. Follow: @mssackstein @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork Starr Sackstein teaches writing and journalism in New York City. She is a National Board-certified teacher and the New York director for the Journalism Education Association. Sackstein is also the author of the book Teaching Mythology.
Jul 11, 2016
6 Myths and Misconceptions about Differentiated Instruction
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Our guests tell us that the concept of differentiated instruction is often misunderstood and misapplied. Join us as we talk about differentiation dos and don'ts. Follow: @Lawhon @kjdoubet @DIY_Diff @ASCD @bamradionetwork Kristina Doubet is an associate professor at James Madison University and Jessica Hockett is an education consultant. Doubet and Hockett are ASCD Faculty members and authors of Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners. ASCD Emerging Leader and host Amanda Koonlaba, Ed.S., NBCT, is a teacher, artist, and writer.
Jul 04, 2016
Do Students Learn Better In Chairs or Couches?
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Our guest is on a mission to transform his classroom from regimented rows and columns of desks to a room that looks more like a cozy coffee shop. Join us as we follow one teacher's quest to Starbucks his classroom. Follow: @coolcatteacher @focus2achieve @CDPub @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Oskar Cymerman is a Chemistry and Principles of Engineering Teacher at Woodbury High School in the Twin Cities Metro Area, MN. He is interested in and frequently blogs about brain-based approaches to learning and classroom design. In addition to starting the "Starbucks My Classroom Project" and #StarbucksMyRoom, he is currently writing a book titled "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom."
Jun 29, 2016
How I Learned to Stop Second Guessing Myself
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Sometimes the biggest mistakes we can learn from are all inside our head. Follow: @seaAthom @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork I am currently the building principal of Brookfield Elementary in Haddon Heights, NJ. Our school specializes in providing a therapeutic approach to students with behavioral and emotional disorders. We pride ourselves in being innovative, practical, and effective in our approach to education and behavioral management. Prior to that, I spent six years teaching middle school science in Hoboken, Camden, and Millville, all in NJ.In addition to my role as a principal, I have received approval of a patent for a student-centered teacher feedback system.
Jun 15, 2016
Bringing Reflection into Your Classroom: Why It Matters
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Learn more about why reflection is so essential to mastery and how to successfully bring reflection into your classroom. Follow: @robpennington9 @MsSackstein @ASCD @bamradionetwork Starr Sackstein is an English and journalism teacher at World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing, New York, where she also directs students in running a multimedia news outlet at WJPSnews.com. She writes the Education Week Teacher blog, Work in Progress, and is author of the ASCD Arias, Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How do I help students reflect and grow as learners? Robert Pennington, middle school social studies teacher & lead tech coach, and ASCD Emerging Leader.
May 31, 2016
Surprise! Happiness Matters in Teaching and Learning
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Our guest tells us that happiness is more important to teaching and learning than we realized. Join us as we discuss five habits that support happiness and drive teaching and learning. Follow: @aasadan @AASAHQ @shawnachor @bamradionetwork Shawn Achor is considered a leading expert on the connection between happiness and success in business and education. He spent 12 years at Harvard, winning over a dozen distinguished teaching awards His research has made the cover of Harvard Business Review and his TED talk is one of the most popular ever, with over 12 million views. He is the author of New York Times best-selling books, The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness,and the popular parable The Orange Frog.
May 18, 2016
The Day I lost It with a Student
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I still can't believe how the day unfolded. One moment everything at school was fine, the next moment a student pushed my button and I lost it. Join me as we talk about lapses of self-control. Follow: @ToddWhitaker @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork Todd Whitaker is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has written over 30 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently.
May 16, 2016
The Final Grade: How Do You Measure What Matters Most?
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Join this fascinating discussion on creative assessment strategies to document and show student learning. Follow: @coolcatteacher @finleyt @freshgrade @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Todd Finley, PhD, is a tenured professor of English Education at East Carolina University and a staff writer and assistant editor for Edutopia. He has taught elementary and 7-12th grade English and co-developed the Tar River Writing Project. He is the author books, Dinkytown Braves and Rethinking Classroom Design.
May 06, 2016
What Do You Need to Risk, Innovate and Feel Safe in Your Classroom?
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Despite all of the talk about innovation and risk taking, many educators feel that innovation and risk-taking are tacitly discouraged. What is require for teachers to feel free to innovate? Follow: @gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @ElisaBostwick @bamradionetwork As a fourth grade teacher and facilitator of professional development, Elisabeth Bostwick avidly seeks alternative methods to innovate in the classroom, and support systemic change and is co-host for #Leadupteach, a part of LeadUpNow.com. Dr. Brad Gustafson is the principal and lead learner at Greenwood Elementary in Minnesota. Ben Gilpin is currently the principal at Warner Elementary School in Spring Arbor.
May 05, 2016
Lesson Planning: Moving Beyond the Way We've Always Done It
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Our guest offers three strategies to create more exciting and engaging lessons plans. Join us as we ditch those stale lesson plans and replace them with creative learning experiences. Follow: @dad2ella @fisher1000 @ASCD @bamradionetwork Michael Fisher is an instructional coach and educational consultant specializing in the intersection between instructional technology and curriculum design. His books include .Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan: How do I plan for meaningful student learning? (ASCD) and .Digital Learning Strategies: How do I design and assess 21st century work? (ASCD) with host Brian Smith, ASCD Emerging Leader and RtI/PD Facilitator for Newton-Conover City Schools.
May 03, 2016
Ditch the Textbook and Replace It with...
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Our guest is committed to teaching beyond the textbook. In this segment, we explore how he engages and effectively teaches using other resources. Follow: @coolcatteacher @jmattmiller @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Matt Miller is a Spanish teacher at Turkey Run High School. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. Matt is a Google Certified Teacher, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and Bammy! Awards nominee. He writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. Reach him at matt@DitchThatTextbook.com
Apr 02, 2016
Five Commonly Accepted Myth About Education Technology
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Join us as we debunk some inaccurate, but commonly held beliefs about education technology. Follow: @runnin26 @ReadByExample @ASCD @bamradionetwork Matt Renwick is an elementary school principal in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and the author of the ASCD Arias, 5 Myths About Classroom Technology. Matt regularly posts on his award-winning blog Reading by Example. ASCD Emerging Leader Dr. Rachael George is Principal of Sandy Grade School-Oregon Trail School District.
Mar 31, 2016
Growth Mindset Myths: Expectation Gap Versus Achievement Gap
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Welcome to the premier episode of WeLeadEd Radio. Join us as we look at the myths around growth mindset and how it relates to the so-called achievement gap. Follow: @ShanaVWhite @rosaIsiah #WeLeadEd #edchat Shana White serves as technology coordinator at Creekland Middle School in Lawrenceville, GA as well as an adjunct teacher for Georgia Virtual School. Rosa Isiah serves students as principal of Lucille Smith Elementary School Principal in California. Her experiences include 22 years in education as teacher, bilingual resource specialist, Language Arts Specialist, Teacher on Special Assignment, Assistant Principal, Coordinator of Federal and State Programs, and Principal.
Mar 30, 2016
What Are the Qualities of a Modern Teacher?
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The role of the teacher has changed and the evolution continues. In this segment we look at what it really takes to be a teacher today. Follow: @blairteach @tomwhitby @BarbaraGruener @bamradionetwork EdChat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Genise Reid is an instructional administrator in Birmingham, Al. She has been in education for 20 years. She is excited about serving learners, both teachers and students. She believes that collaborating in effective teams is a catalyst for strengthening school culture and for enhancing teacher learning. Nancy Blair has returned to public education as a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.
Mar 17, 2016
Grading Versus Knowledge
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Are your grading practices fair? Do you drop grades or average grades? What do the grades you give your students really mean? Follow: @coolcatteacher @tguskey @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Thomas Guskey is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. His research focuses on on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform.
Mar 13, 2016
Teaching and Leading Without Administration Support
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Strong support from administrators can positively impact everything from quality of instruction to school culture. In this segment, we discuss how teacher leaders can be effective when support from administrators is not present. Follow: @larryferlazzo @redhdteacher@Bamradionetwork Megan Allen is a National Board Certified teacher and the 2010 FL teacher of the year. She directs the online Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership program at Mount Holyoke College and blogs for Ed Week at An Edugeek's Guide to K12 Practice and Policy. David Allen teaches English education at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. His most recent book, with Tina Blythe, is Facilitating for Learning: Tools for Teacher Groups of All Kinds.
Mar 08, 2016
Modeling Digital Literacy to Teachers and Students
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Digital literacy in the rapidly changing education technology space requires both understanding and modeling. In this segment, we discuss what is required to ensure educators are prepared to keep pace. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Neena Grosvenor is a National Board Certified Media Specialist. She has been working at a Middle School, however she has been newly appointed to the position of staff developer for her district. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.
Mar 04, 2016
Transforming One Student and One Teacher at a Time
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If you loved watching the Ron Clark story or reading any of his books, you'll enjoy this discussion on changing our schools one student and teacher at a time. Follow: @ronclarkacademy @bamradionetwork Known to many as "America's Educator," Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy. Ron is regularly featured on network and cable television (The Today Show, CNN and Oprah,) and was dubbed by Ms. Winfrey as her first "Phenomenal Man."
Feb 29, 2016
Why Blended Professional Development Is Hot and Getting Hotter
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Mixing in-person and virtually professional development has gained momentum and is probably here to stay. Why are so many educators blending the way we continue to learn? Follow: @ajpodchaski @iplante @s_bearden @katrinastevens1 @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Sharon Plante is Director of Technology at Eagle Hill-Southport in Southport, CT. Katrina Stevens is Senior Advisor at the Office of Educational Technology, oversees work on the Future Ready initiative, rapid cycle tech evaluations and education innovation clusters at the US Department of Education. Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne.
Feb 25, 2016
Results of New Flipped Learning Study Surprise Researchers
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Educators in the UK have discovered the flipped classroom model and Educators in the UK have discovered the flipped classroom model and increasing numbers are turning learning upside down. Results of a new study of 12 UK schools with over 2,400 students was recently released. Follow: @jonbergmann @kirstytonksSCA @bamradionetwork #edchat #flipclass #teachers for flipping is accelerating. Follow: @jonbergmann @kirstytonicsSCA @bamradionetwork #edchat #flipclass #teachers Kirsty Tonks is Assistant Principal for e-learning and Teaching School Director at Shireland Collegiate Academy, in the West Midlands and has led on embedding technology since 2007. She has taught across both the Primary and Secondary Sector for almost two decades and provides the strategic lead on how to enable and use technology to affect whole school sustained school improvement.
Feb 25, 2016
Two Ways to Turn Struggling Students into Life-Long Readers
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Our guest is passionate about literacy. She has dedicated her life to helping kids master the fundamentals that lead to the love of reading, writing and life-long learning. Follow: @coolcatteacher @pamallyn @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Pam Allyn is a renowned literacy advocate, founder of the global organization LitWorld and author of 23 books for parents and educators on why reading and writing changes lives. Pam and her team are the founders of World Read Aloud Day on February 24th, 2016.
Feb 19, 2016
The Purpose of School Versus the Purpose of Education: Is There a Conflict?
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Highlights and commentary from the #weleadED chat drilling down on the purpose of education. Follow: @gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @rosaisiah @bamradionetwork Rosa Isiah currently serves students as principal of Lucille Smith Elementary School Principal in California. Her experiences include 22 years in education as teacher, bilingual resource specialist, Language Arts Specialist, Teacher on Special Assignment, Assistant Principal, Coordinator of Federal and State Programs, and Principal. #WeLeadEd
Feb 19, 2016
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: What Principals Need to Be Emotionally Equipped
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Our guest has done compelling research and writing on the impact of emotionally intelligent leadership. In this segment, we highlight the main ideas every principal needs to know. Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. His most recent book is Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence.
Feb 17, 2016
What Are the Attributes of a Positive School Culture?
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Highlights from the #edchat discussion on school culture. Follow:@tomwhitby @blairteach @bamradionetwork Edhcat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Kaitlin Morgan is a World and US History teacher at Woodlake High School in CA. She strives to create a meaningful classroom experience through the integration of technology, CCSS standards, primary resources, and various engagement strategies. Nancy Blair has returned to public education as a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.
Feb 15, 2016
Encouraging Students Versus Praising Students: Why It Matters
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While some educators swear by project-based learning, other say it's too hard to practice and doesn't work. We take a closer look. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach Our guests tell us that many parents and teachers see no distinction between praise and encouragement. In fact, there is a big difference between the two and it's important for every teacher to be clear about the distinction. Follow: @tweenteacher @vincent_kristen @Angela_Watson @bamradionetwork #edchat #teaching #edreform #AskingWhatIfio Kristen Vincent is Responsive Classroom Program Developer. Angela Watson is a National Board Certified Teacher with 11 years of classroom experience. She currently works as an author, instructional coach, and educational consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher in Los Angeles. She has authored workbooks on teaching Internet Literacy. Amber Chandler is a NBCT middle school ELA teacher, from Hamburg, NY. She is experienced in teaching students from 6 grade through graduate school students School Building Leader certification. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia and previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is a former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.
Feb 12, 2016
Project-Based Learning: Underestimated or Overvalued?
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While some educators swear by project-based learning, other say it's too hard to practice and doesn't work. We take a closer look. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @MsAmberChandler @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Amber Chandler is a NBCT middle school ELA teacher, from Hamburg, NY. She is experienced in teaching students from 6 grade through graduate school students School Building Leader certification. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia and previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is a former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.
Feb 11, 2016
Leading from the Classroom: The Unwritten Rules of Informal Leadership
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Our guest says that a boss says "go" while a leader says, "let's go." In this segment we explore the unwritten rules of informal leadership. Follow: @RossCoops31 @iplante @s_bearden @katrinastevens1 @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Ross Cooper is currently the Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12 in the Salisbury Township School District (1:1 MacBook/iPad). Previously, he was an Elementary Assistant Principal in the Williamsport Area School District, and before that he taught for six years in the East Penn School District as a fourth grade teacher.. Sharon Plante is Director of Technology at Eagle Hill-Southport in Southport, CT.
Feb 10, 2016
Makers Gone Wild: Expanding Your Vision of Makerspaces and Makers
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This segment will push your thinking and explode your vision of what makerspaces and makers are all about. Our guest intends to blow minds and he does. Follow: @wakeupsilver @travislape @nmhs_lms @bamradionetwork Jay Silver is the Founder/CEO of JoyLabz/Makey Makey and was the first ever Maker Research Scientist at Intel. Jay's MIT PhD topic was World as Construction Kit. He made many creative platforms such as Drawdio and Makey Makey. Jay has been a speaker at many TED events, exhibited artwork internationally, and been named a Top 100 Inspirational World Changer by DELL. He sits on the board of directors of Maker Ed,
Feb 06, 2016
Would You Want to Be a Student in Your Own Classroom?
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If you would want to be a student in your own classroom, take a bow. Then take a listen to this episode about how to continue innovating in ways that will supercharge learning in your classroom. Follow: @coolcatteacher @gcouros @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech George Couros is an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant and the author of the book, "The Innovator's Mindset."
Feb 05, 2016
Teaching Science Can Be Very Exciting, Here Is How...
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Our guest is one of the most exciting science teachers in the nation. Tune in to discover how he makes science enjoyable and engaging. Follow: @intoy2014 @mr_abud @BealsScience @bamradionetwork Craig Beals is a high school science teacher in Billings, MT. He also teaches field research courses for Miami University - Ohio and has traveled the world doing scientific research. Craig Beals is the host of a new show on the History Channel titled "Secret Earth" where he chases his scientific curiosities and explores the world through the eyes of science, taking the viewer along with him on a journey of discovery.
Feb 03, 2016
Would These 5 Tips Make You More Open to New Teaching Practices?
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Resistance to change is part of human nature. In this segment we look at how we can become more willing and comfortable with embracing new teaching strategies and techniques. Follow: @larryferlazzo @EducationHall @billsterrett@bamradionetwork #edchat #teachers #edtech Sally Zepeda is a professor at the University of Georgia in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy. Bill Sterrett serves as a faculty member and program coordinator in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Prior to his work at UNCW, Sterrett served as a principal, assistant principal, and middle school science teacher. Sterrett is the author of the ASCD books Insights into Action and Short on Time. Pete Hall is a school principal, author, consultant, and motivational coach.
Feb 02, 2016
Why the First and Last Four Minutes Matter Most
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Our guest is a master teacher with a heart for reaching the most difficult to reach students. Tune in as he shares his keys to success. @coolcatteacher @ronclarkacademy @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Known to many as "America's Educator," Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy. Ron is regularly featured on network and cable television (The Today Show, CNN and Oprah,) and was dubbed by Ms. Winfrey as her first "Phenomenal Man."
Feb 02, 2016
YES: How Smarter Conversations Drive Student Success
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In this episode, we speak with the founder of YES. YES is an unconventional program that has delivered exceptional academic success to students in some of the toughest neighborhoods in the nation. Follow: @YESscholars @bamradionetwork Eric Eisner graduated from Columbia College in 1970 and Columbia Law School in 1973 and practiced entertainment law in Los Angeles until 1980, when he became president of the David Geffen Company. Ten years later the company was sold to Universal and Eric retired. Soon after, inspired by Dorothy Courtney of the Richstone Family Center, Eric began to work with academically gifted kids from impoverished areas of Los Angeles. His fascination with education evolved observing the experience of his own children, Charles and Louis, at the elite schools of Los Angeles. In 1999 Eric began what was destined to become YES.
Jan 28, 2016
Reaching Hard-to-Reach Students with Passion and Tough Love
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Our guest is a master teacher with a heart for reaching the most difficult to reach students. Tune in as he shares his keys to success. @coolcatteacher @ronclarkacademy @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Known to many as "America's Educator," Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy. Ron is regularly featured on network and cable television (The Today Show, CNN and Oprah,) and was dubbed by Ms. Winfrey as her first "Phenomenal Man."
Jan 27, 2016
8 Things to Consider When Teaching Students Impacted by Poverty
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Teaching students impacted by poverty requires heightened awareness and sensitivity in eight specific areas. In this segment our guest defines poverty and provides a simple framework for educators. Follow: @rubyKpayne @bradmcurrie @wkrakower @ScottRRocco @bamradionetwork Ruby Payne is an Educator, writer, speaker. She wrote the book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty that is used nationally and internationally as a cognitive approach to understanding under-resourced environments.Brad Currie is the co-founder of #satchat, a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders. Brad is a Vice Principal and Supervisor of Instruction for the Chester School District in Chester, N.J. Billy Krakower is a co-moderator and is a Computer & Resource Reading Room Teacher in Woodland Park, N.J.
Jan 25, 2016
The Purpose of School Versus the Purpose of Education: Is There a Conflict?
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Highlights and commentary from the #weleadED chat drilling down on the purpose of education. Follow: @gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @rosaisiah @bamradionetwork Rosa Isiah currently serves students as principal of Lucille Smith Elementary School Principal in California. Her experiences include 22 years in education as teacher, bilingual resource specialist, Language Arts Specialist, Teacher on Special Assignment, Assistant Principal, Coordinator of Federal and State Programs, and Principal. #WeLeadEd
Jan 21, 2016
Epic Classroom Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them?
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What is the best way to respond when a student or classroom begins to spin out of control. Three experienced educators share their worst mistakes and best advice @larryferlazzo @kbaptiste22 @Gianna_Cassetta @Bamradionetwork #edchat #teachers #edtech Gianna Cassetta is a former school leader and teacher who now works as a consultant specializing in literacy, social and emotional learning, and classroom management practices and co-author of Heinemann’s Classroom Management Matters: The Social and Emotional Learning Approach That Children Deserve. Karen Baptiste is always at the core of positive movements by filling the “Opportunity Gap” with equity and access to improve student achievement, teacher effectiveness, school leadership, and self-efficacy. She is a consultant training school leaders.
Jan 21, 2016
Why Is There a Gap Between the PD Teachers Get and the PD Teachers Want?
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In the episode, we look at the professional development gap and discuss what can be done to close it. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @DennisDill @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com Dennis Dill is in his 14th year of teaching and currently teaching 6th grade Social Studies at Jewett School of the Arts, a STEAM school in Winter Haven Florida. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board. Tom Whitby is a former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.
Jan 16, 2016
How I'm Teaching Beyond the Textbook, Far Beyond...
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In this episode, we talk with a teacher on the leading edge of ditching traditional textbooks and teaching with primary sources. @coolcatteacher @fifer1863 @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr.James Beeghley is an educational technologist, a blogger, podcaster and expert in using technology to teach social studies with a particular interest in the American Civil War. He has spent 11 years as a technology coordinator, five years supporting educational technology for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, worked as an instructional technologist in higher education and is currently the instructional technology coordinator at Lancaster Country Day School in Lancaster, PA.
Jan 13, 2016
Flipping Your Class? Do This, Puh-Leeze Don't Do That - Part I
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This is the first in a series of episodes on the biggest mistakes teachers make when flipping their classrooms. Follow: @jonbergmann @bamradionetwork #edchat #flipclass #teachers Jon Bergmann is a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has had the privilege of helping educators “turn learning on its head.” Jon, along with Aaron Sams, is considered a pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement. He spent 24 years as a middle and high school science teacher before becoming the lead technology facilitator for a school district in the Chicago suburbs. Jon helps educators and corporations turn learning on its head by bringing flipped learning into schools and organizations and continues to write about education both on his blog and in books. He co-wrote three books with Aaron Sams, including soon to be released book: Flipping the Science Classroom.
Jan 07, 2016
3Classroom Myths and Misconceptions about the Growth Mindset
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There is much talk today about the growth mindset, but our guest says there is a lot of confusion about the concept. Learn what a growth mindset is, what it isn't and how to cultivate a growth mindset in your class. Follow: @larryferlazzo @eduardobricen0 @Bamradionetwork #edchat #teachers #edtech Eduardo Briceño is the Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Works, which helps people develop as motivated and effective learners.
Jan 07, 2016
The One Thing Your Students Need from Teachers and Parents to Do Well in School
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Our guest has conducted a meta-study on student achievement, aggregating the insights from 77 studies and 300,000 students. Though many factors shape student outcomes, one factor surfaced as particularly significant. Follow: @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr.William Jeynes is a Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach and has graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Chicago. He graduated first in his class from Harvard University and received the Rosenberger Award at the University of Chicago for being named as his cohort's most outstanding student. He has about 140 academic publications, including 95 articles, 12 books, and 35 book chapters.
Jan 06, 2016
Uncommon Makerspaces: Making It in the Hallway
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Yes, you heard it right. Our guest set up a makerspace in the school hallway. Tune in to find out what became of this unconventional makerspace. Follow: @Glennr1809 @travislape @nmhs_lms @bamradionetwork #makercamp, #makerspace #worldsofmaking Glenn Robbins is a Middle School Lead Learner/Designer @NCSNJ. Husband & Father. Ed.D Student. Organizer of Edcamps, @njpaecet2 & Ss led EdCamp period. 2015 MS Bammy EdVoice Award. Twitter ID https://twitter.com/ @Glennr1809.com
Jan 05, 2016
7 Apps Every Teacher Should Put on Her Christmas Wish List
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Our guest is doing amazing work with apps and art, and brings us a list of great digital tools to engage your student's. Follow: @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Meri Walker is a photographer who uses cameras to create both fine art and stories. She taught photography as art and practiced photojournalism for over four decades. Three years ago, she put down all her traditional camera equipment and now uses an iPhone 4S. Blog: http://iphoneartgirl.com
Dec 17, 2015
Smart Talk: 3 Ways to Stimulate High-Quality Classroom Conversations
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Student interaction is good and desirable, but what should a teacher do when student chatter is off task or disruptive?High-quality conversations can drive learning on many levels, but stimulating great classroom discussion is a skill. Our guests share the ABCs of encouraging of smart talk with students. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Dr. Sonia Cabell is an education researcher at the University of Virginia. Her work focuses on ways to help preschool teachers improve the quality of their language and literacy instruction, in an effort to prevent later reading difficulties among young children living in poverty. Stephanie M Curenton is the director of the Ecology of School Readiness Lab at Rutgers University where she also serves as an associate professor and Chancellor Scholar. Heidi Veal currently serves students, families, and staff as an Assistant Principal in McKinney, Texas at her district's only Early Childhood School, Lawson ECS. Before life as an administrator Heidi served as an Elementary Instructional Coach and as a RtI Specialist. Follow: @TeacherAdvice @vincent_kristen @bamradionetwork @raepica1 #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf
Dec 16, 2015
Overly Talkative Students: What Can a Teacher Do?
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Student interaction is good and desirable, but what should a teacher do when student chatter is off task or disruptive? Follow: @TeacherAdvice @vincent_kristen @bamradionetwork @raepica1 #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf
Dec 05, 2015
How the Fear of Being Wrong Limits Students and Teachers
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One of the factors that limits risk taking in learning and teaching is the fear of being wrong. In this segment we explore this fear and offer solutions. Follow: @suzieboss @ainissaramirez @PeterMDeWitt @Myers_Berkowicz @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork #edchat #teaching #edreform #AskingWhatIf Ainissa Ramirez is a scientist, speaker, and the author of two books (Newton's Football; Save Our Science). She co-hosts a science podcast called Science Underground. Peter DeWitt (Ed.D.) is a former school principal in Upstate, NY, and he is now a Visible Learning trainer. His syndicated blog Finding Common Ground is published by Education Week and he is a freelance writer for Vanguard Magazine. Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. works with school districts and building leaders facing the current challenges of evaluation for the improvement of teacher and leader performance, as they lead systems in service to children. She consults for Learner-Centered Initiatives.
Nov 21, 2015
The Deceptively Chaotic Look of the High Achieving Classroom
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The regimented classrooms of the past are slowly giving way to an new classroom culture that can look pretty chaotic and unproductive to the untutored eye. Tune in and find out how classrooms that are appear chaotic are actually spaces where greater academic achievement is happening. Follow: @pammoran @irasocol @mthornton78 @bamradionetwork #edchat #satchat Michael Thornton has been an elementary school educator in the Charlottesville, VA area for the last 10 years. He is a student-centered educator who encourages his students to be independent and creative critical thinkers.
Nov 19, 2015
Five Things You Should Know About Culturally Responsive Instruction
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Teaching to and from different cultural perspectives is becoming increasingly important. Why does culturally responsive instruction matter? What is required to do it well? Follow: @annaebaldwin @intoy2014 @mr_abud @bamradionetwork Dr. Anna Baldwin teaches high school English at Arlee High School on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana. She has taught for 16 years and is the 2014 Montana Teacher of the Year.
Nov 18, 2015
If You Lose Control of Your Classroom, Try This...
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Losing control of the classroom conjures up frightening images of students running amok. If classroom anarchy is one of your fears, you'll want to make sure you listen to this episode. Follow: @sugatam @travislape @nmhs_lms @bamradionetwork #makercamp, #makerspace #worldsofmaking Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University in the UK. He is known for his work showing that children in groups, unsupervised and allowed to use the Internet can learn anything by themselves.
Nov 05, 2015
The Four Qualities of Teachers Who Create World-Class Learners
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Our guest offers a clear set of guidelines to help us create world-class learners. One principle is teaching the child versus teaching the subject. Tune in to hear more. Follow: @YongZhaoUO @bradmcurrie@bamradionetwork Yong Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World. Brad Currie is the co-founder of #satchat, a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders. Brad is a Vice Principal and Supervisor of Instruction for the Chester School District in Chester, N.J.
Oct 27, 2015
Creating Riveting Learning Experiences that Students Will Never Forget
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In this premier episode of the new HookED, we talk about how to move beyond boring lesson plans to create learning experiences that students will never forget. Follow: @burgessdave @jmattmiller @mrdearybury1 @bamradionetwork Dave Burgess is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He received national recognition as recipient of the 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. As an award-winning teacher from San Diego, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year, a Golden Apple recipient, and a faculty
Oct 23, 2015
I Flipped My English Class and the Process of Grading Papers
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Teaching English typically involves grading mounds of papers. Our guest has flipped her English class and found a way around those long weekends with red markers. Follow: @jonbergmann @KtBkr4 @bamradionetwork #edchat #flipclass #teachers Teacher, Coach, and author Kate Baker is adept at integrating technology in her classes using flipped-blended learning strategies and has been recognized as a Jacobs Educator, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, and an Edmodo Certified Trainer. Blogging at kbakerbyodlit.blogspot.com.
Oct 20, 2015
How I Changed My Teaching Once I Learned How Students' Brains Work
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Our guest shares how learning neuroscience dramatically changed the way she teaches. Follow: @jmattmiller @mrdearybury1 @lavonnaroth @bamradionetwork LaVonna Roth is a high-energy and passionate professional development speaker and consultant with the privilege of working with teachers in four countries (soon to be five!) on understanding how the brain learns married with high-impact, engaging classroom strategies. Having taught elementary and secondary students, she used the knowledge and experience gained to author eight books centered around Brain-Powered Strategies and Lessons and continues her mission to support teachers in meeting today's demands while doing what is best for students.
Oct 16, 2015
Nipping Negative Student Behavior in the Bud
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The first days of school are behind us. Students are settling in and getting comfortable. This is the time when negative student behaviors can begin to emerge. Our guests offer proven tips for keeping your students and classroom on track. Follow: @jessica_minahan @mzteachuh @vincent_kristen @bamradionetwork @bodymindchild #edchat #ece #earlyed #ELL #AskingWhatIf Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to school’s nationwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). She is an adjunct professor at Boston University, a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press). Kristen Vincent is Responsive Classroom Program Developer. Melanie Link Taylor teaches both general ed. and Special Ed. She blogs on education topics at MzTeachuh.blogspot.com.
Oct 15, 2015
Dear, Parents: 5 Reasons to Thrilled That Your Kid Is in a Flipped Classroom
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A flipped class is good for students, good for teachers and good for parents too. Here's why. Follow: @airserver @jonbergmann @bamradionetwork #edchat #flipclass #teachers Jon Bergmann is a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has had the privilege of helping educators “turn learning on its head.” Jon, along with Aaron Sams, is considered a pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement. He spent 24 years as a middle and high school science teacher before becoming the lead technology facilitator for a school district in the Chicago suburbs. Jon helps educators and corporations turn learning on its head by bringing flipped learning into schools and organizations and continues to write about education both on his blog and in books. He co-wrote three books with Aaron Sams, including soon to be released book: Flipping the Science Classroom.
Oct 14, 2015
Fist Bumps Matter: Five Ways Touching Improves Teaching and Learning
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Our guests are unequivocal: students need to touch and be touched to maximize teaching and learning. Discover why fist bumps, high fives and tactile experiences all matter. Follow: @sianbeilock @jesslahey @flourishingkids @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork #edchat #teaching #edreform #AskingWhatIf Sian Beilock, an associate professor of psychology at The University of Chicago, is one of the foremost experts on the brain science behind performance under stress. Jessica Lahey is an educator, writer and speaker. She writes the bi-weekly New York Times column, “The Parent-Teacher Conference,” is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and commentator at Vermont Public Radio. Her book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed (2015). Joan Young is middle school learning specialist after teaching Kindergarten/1st grade and 4th grade for many years.
Oct 13, 2015
Developing the Growth Mindset in Students (and Yourself)
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What is the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset? Our guest offers insights on how a growth mindset powerfully impacts academic outcomes. She includes tips on how to cultivate the growth mindset in students and yourself. Follow: @lavonnaroth @bradmcurrie@bamradionetwork LaVonna Roth is a professional development speaker and consultant working with teachers in five countries on understanding how the brain learns married with high-impact, engaging classroom strategies. Having taught elementary and secondary students, she used the knowledge and experience gained to author eight books centered around Brain-Powered Strategies and Lessons and continues her mission to support teachers in meeting today's demands while doing what is best for students. Billy Krakower is a co-moderator and is a Computer & Resource Reading Room Teacher in Woodland Park, N.J.
Oct 12, 2015
Are You Teaching Kids to Read or to Love Reading?
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Current research indicates that kids love reading most when they are young, but by the teens years they read less than six minutes a day. Why does the love of reading too often diminish as kids grow? More importantly, how can we foster a love of reading in students? Follow: @DTWillingham @bamradionetwork @bodymindchild #edchat #AskingWhatIf Dan Willingham is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, and author of several books, most recently Raising Kids Who Read. As President and CEO of the Gesell Institute of Child Development on the Yale campus, Dr. Marci Guddemi leads in the Institute in its mission of promoting the principles of child development in all decision-making for young. Dan Brown is a National Board Certified Teacher and Director of the Future Educators Association. He is the author of The Great Expectations School: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle.
Oct 09, 2015
[HOT] How to Recover When Parent -Teacher Relationships Go Sour
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Occasionally, parent-teacher relationships go off the rails. Few teachers are prepared to handle these difficult confrontations. In this episode, our guest offers practical guidance and support. Follow: Curriculum Mapping. She has worked with leaders in the industry to design workshops sharing the best free web-based education resources for K-12 educators. @teach2inspireu @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Alicia Roberts is currently the Educational Technology Specialist at Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory K-12 and founder of Teach2Inspire,LLC, an educational consulting firm working with districts, schools and teachers to support successful implementation of Technology Instruction related to the Common Core State Standards, and
Oct 07, 2015
[HOT] Tools You Can Use To Get Parents on Your Side
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Parents can be great co-educators and partners in teaching your students. In this segment we discuss tools and strategies you can use to reach parents where they are. Follow: @KleinErin @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Erin Klein has her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and is the technology co-chairperson for the Michigan Reading Association, a national A Plus Workshop Presenter, SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, Edutopia guest blogger and award-winning EduTech blogger at Kleinspiration.com.
Oct 06, 2015
[HOT] A Plan for the First 20 Days of School
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Our guest founded the Choose2Matter movement. This year the program has gained momentum and in this segment she shares a plan to bring out the best in students in the first twenty days. Follow: @AngelaMaiers @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Angela Maiers has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years. Her powerful message and down-to-earth style have made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker for education conferences, corporate events and innovation summits. Angela is the author of six books, and the founder of Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems.
Sep 17, 2015
[HOT] 7 Tips and Tools to Better Assess What Your Students Are Really Learning
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How effective is your teaching? How do you know how much your students are learning? What are the best practices and tools for doing effective formative and summative assessment? We discuss all of this and more in this episode. Follow: @garnet_hillman @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Garnet Hillman is an instructional coach at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, IL. She is passionate about reforming assessment and grading practices to ensure the focus for all students is on learning.
Aug 09, 2015
[HOT] These Five Things Won't Make You a Better Teacher, This One Will
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What makes a teacher better? According to our guest, it's often not what we've been taught to believe. In this segment, Josh Stumpenhorst aims to debunk the myths and focus on what really makes a difference in our instruction. Follow: @stumpteacher @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Josh Stumpenhorst is a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher as well as an active blogger (stumpteacher.blogspot.com ) and tweeter (@stumpteacher). He has been named the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year, 2012 Illinois Teacher Excellence Award Winner, 2012 Illinois Computer Educator Teacher of the Year and a member of the 2011 International Society of Technology Educators Emerging Leaders class.
Aug 05, 2015
What is a Digital Portfolio? Why It Matters
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Most teachers are familiar with the idea of students developing a portfolio of their work, but what is a a digital portfolio? Today we'll explore the benefits and challenges of this teaching tool. Rusul Alrubail is an educator in residence at Design Cofounders. She is a co-creator of The Writing Project, an essay writing app for students currently in Beta. She is also an Edutopia blogger and an editor at Medium's largest publication on Education: The Synapse. Michael Fisher is an author and educational consultant working with schools around the country to upgrade current curricula, design new curricula, and modernize instruction with immersive technology. He is the author of Digital Learning Strategies: How do I assign and assess 21st Century Work? and the co-author of Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students.
Jul 30, 2015
20 Ways to Help Students Do Better This School Year
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Our guest argues that our schools are too often not teaching the skills that will most ensure student success in school and in life. What are these skills? How can you make sure these skills are taught in your classroom? Follow: @DrBradJohnson @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Dr. Brad Johnson is an international speaker in the field of education. He is author of What Schools Don't Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and in Life (Routledge) and his latest book, From School Administrator to School Leader: 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (Routledge).
Jul 30, 2015
The Tools and Skills You Need to Connect Your Students to the World
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Our special guest on this episode is our first international host of #edtechchat. He comes to us all the way from Singapore to talk about making global connections. Follow: @ajpodchaski @iplante @s_bearden @mrkempnz @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Craig Kemp is a New Zealand born educator with over 10 years experience both in the classroom and in leadership. Craig is now based in Singapore and is Head of ICT and Learning Innovation and Middle School Lead Teacher at Avondale Grammar School. He cofounder Twitter Chat. #whatisschool are simple, to give educators a space to express an unbiased response to questions about schooling, where educators have a voice in shaping the future through their experiences, recommendations and interests. Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne.
Jul 17, 2015
3 Things Great Teachers, Principals, Educators Do Differently
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This week we talk with Todd Whitaker about what it takes to create a school culture of greatness. Follow: @bradmcurrie @wkrakower @ToddWhitaker @bamradionetwork Todd Whitaker is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has written over 30 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Shifting The Monkey, Dealing With Difficult Teachers, What Great Principals Do Differently, Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, and Dealing With Difficult Parents. Brad Currie is the co-founder of #satchat, a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders. Brad is a Vice Principal and Supervisor of Instruction for the Chester School District in Chester, N.J.
Jul 08, 2015
50 Things You Can Do Easier In Google Classroom
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Our guest is passionate about Google classroom and literally wrote the book on how educators can make the most of this teaching tool. Follow: @ajpodchaski @iplante @s_bearden @alicekeeler @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Alice Keeler lives in Fresno, California where she is a mother of 5 and teaches in the credential program at Fresno State University. She is a Google Certified Teacher and the author of the book "50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom." Sharon Plante is Director of Technology at Eagle Hill-Southport in Southport, CT.
Jun 30, 2015
Why It's Important for Students to Create Content
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In this segment we talk about encouraging students to create content on the iPad. Though the iPad was central to the discussion, including pros and cons, the focus was promoting higher order thinking. Follow: @ajpodchaski @iplante @Katrinastevens1 @s_bearden @thomascmurray @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Alex J Podchaski serves as the Director of Technology at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ. Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne. Sharon Plante is Director of Technology at Eagle Hill-Southport in Southport, CT.
Jun 28, 2015
10 Ways Your School Library is Changing Teaching and Learning
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Your father's school library and school librarian are rapidly disappearing. In this segment we talk about the many ways that the school library is changing teaching and learning. Follow: @joycevalenza @shannonmmiller @elissamalespina @bamradionetwork Joyce is an Assistant Professor and Director of the MLIS Program at Rutgers University. She has been a school librarian for 25 years. Joyce was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the author of Social Media Curation, Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged for ALA Editions.
Jun 19, 2015
The One Thing Parents Really Want From Teachers and School Leaders
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Through trial and error, our guests discovered that what parents want from teachers and school leaders may differ from what schools and PTO's believe. Tune in to learn what matters most to many parents and how to marry what parents want with what schools need. Lisa Davis is a Parent Leader in her community. She currently serves as Vice President of Jericho joint council of PTAs. She previously held the position of President, Vice President, and chair of numerous committees. She also serves as a member of the district's President's Council and Health & Safety Committee. Gwen Pescatore is a mother of 3, serving as the home and school association president at @KnappElementary, and on the planning committee for #ParentCamp.
Jun 02, 2015
What Every Teacher Can Learn from a Title I School
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Our guest is a principal at a Title 1 school that is making exceptional progress with student achievement. In this segment he shares strategies that every teacher and school leader can use to produce better student outcomes. Follow: @jaysonsnyder13 @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Jayson Snyder is principal and lead-learner at Meadow's Edge Elementary in the PHM school district. Their dedicated staff, hard working students, and supportive parents are all instrumental pieces in them being recognized as one of Indiana's top Title I schools for student achievement.
May 31, 2015
5 Digital Note Taking Methods That Are Transforming Teaching and Learning
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New digital note taking methods are transforming teaching and learning. Our guest opens our eyes to the new possibilities with digital inking, collaborative note taking and enhanced note taking. Learn more... Follow: @tomgrissom @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork Dr. Tom Grissom specializes in the practical applications of technology, instructional design, and new media for the improvement of teaching and learning. He is a recognized leader in the area of educational technologies and technology planning. He is the Director of the Instructional Technology Center at Eastern Illinois University where he assists with preparing future teachers for a changing world.
May 27, 2015
[Premier Episode] Interview with Timothy Shriver, Special Olympics Chairman
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In this inaugural episode of Learning Differently, the chairman of the Special Olympics talks with us about pivotal themes involved in teaching students with learning disabilities and bring out the best in all children. Follow on Twitter: @SpecialOlympics @TimShriver, @ShaaonPlante. @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #spedchat #specialed Timothy Shriver is an educator, a social activist, a film producer, and Chairman of the Special Olympics. He has led Special Olympics to serving upward of four million athletes in 170 countries, for more than a decade. Shriver is the author of Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most
Jan 22, 2015
A Crash Course In Teaching With Apps That Align to Bloom's Taxonomy
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Our guest today shares a mind-blowing array of apps that she has aligned to Bloom's Taxonomy and the Common Core. Follow:@mrsevon1 @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Monica Evon is a third grade teacher and will be teaching fourth grade in the fall. This will her 29th year in the education profession. She is a team leader, literacy facilitator, a K-Kid's advisor, and 1:1 iPad Classroom. She also has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Ed. and Special Education K-12 and Masters Degree in Counseling.
Jan 22, 2015
Four Must-Know Tips for Giving Effective Feedback to Students
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Student feedback can be productive, counterproductive or just plain useless. Our guest offer vital tips for giving feedback that advances student learning. Follow: @susanbrookhart @blairteach @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork Edward "Ed" L. Deci is Helen F. & Fred H. Gowen Professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester. A specialist in human motivation, he has published 10 books on the topic. Susan "Sue" M. Brookhart, Ph.D. ia a Senior Research Associate, at the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning and author of author, How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant.
Nov 12, 2014
Too Much, Too Fast: Coping with the New Speed of Change in Education
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New programs are being introduced into education at an accelerated rate. This is leading to something called initiative fatigue. In this segment our guests offer practical tips for coping with the new speed of change in education. Follow: @NancyFlanagan @mrkevinparr @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork Dr. Vicki Caruana is a professor of education currently at Regis University in Colorado who has written a variety of books to educate and encourage educators to strive for excellence. Her book, Recess for Teachers: Taking Time out for your Body, Mind, and Soul, is available to help teachers find rest and balance in their lives. Kevin Parr is a 4th grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Wenatchee, Washington. A 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader, he is also a regular guest blogger for the Whole Child Blog and Inservice. Nancy Flanagan is a retired teacher, with 31 years as a K-12 Music specialist in the Hartland, Michigan schools. Flanagan is co-founder of the Network of Michigan Educators and her blog, Teacher in a Strange Land/Edutopia.
Oct 24, 2014
Five Counterintuitive Ways to Be a Better Teacher This School Year
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The resounding message of this interview is that great teachers are not born and that the keys to great teaching are beyond what most of us assume. Learn more... Follow: @deborah_ball @DanBrownTeacher @bodymindchild @bamradionetwor Elizabeth Green has written for the New York Times Magazine and many other publications. The cofounder of Chalkbeat and former Spencer Fellow at the Columbia School of Journalism. Deborah Loewenberg Ball is dean of the University of Michigan School of Education and as director of TeachingWorks. She taught elementary school for more than 15 years. Dan Brown is a National Board Certified Teacher and Director of the Future Educators Association. He is the author of The Great Expectations School.
Sep 03, 2014
Flipping Your Classroom With Limited Technology and Resources
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Our guest has mastered the art of doing much with little. He has flipped his classroom in a school with limited technology and resources. Follow @jonbergmann @TechNinjaTodd #edtechchat #edchat #edtech #flipclass Todd Nesloney, @TechNinjaTodd, Educator, Author, Speaker and White House Champion of Change, NSBA "20 to Watch", Classroom Champions Teacher, CDE "Top 40 Innovators in Education", Remind101 Teacher Advisory Board Member, Flip Class Certification Instructor for Sophia.org.
Aug 22, 2014
Why Playful Learning is Vital to Developing 21st Century Skills
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Our guest believes that learning is supposed to be fun. The more playfully and joyfully we approach learning the more engaged and successful we are at acquiring knowledge and skills. Learn more... Follow: @LEGO_Education @coolcatteacher #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Stephan Turnipseed is the President Emeritus of LEGO Education, North America and Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships for LEGO Education. He also serves as the Chairman for The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As part of the global LEGO Education team, he helps to establish the strategic direction for the company, leads advocacy and outreach efforts and is responsible for strategic relationships.
Aug 08, 2014
What is the Proper Role of Testing in Schools, How Can We Keep Testing in Perspective?
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Our guest believes that testing mandates are sucking the life of schools and creating what one educator calls the testing sweat shop mentality. What is the right role of testing in education and how can we restore balance? Follow:@pammoran @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech Pamela Moran has served as the Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since January 2006. She oversees a division with an annual operating budget of $151 million, with more than 1,100 teachers educating 13,000 students in 26 schools.
May 27, 2014
Why Principals Should Be the School's Chief Story Teller
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How to take control of your school's public relations and get the media clamoring to tell your story. Follow: @NMHS_Principal @Joesanfelippofc @TonySinanis @bamradionetwork Eric Sheninger is an award-winning Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ, speaker and author of Leadership for Principals Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. (www.ericsheninger.com...Twitter handle-@NMHS_Principal and blog, A Principal's Reflections.
Feb 11, 2014
Classroom Champions: How Students Are Learning Critical Skills from the Best in the World
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Catholic, religious and private schools have unique issues with Common Core State Standards. In this segment we explore the perspectives that many parochial and private schools hold regarding Common Core implementation. Discuss it at #commoncore and #CCSS Follow: @Eduflack @dgburris @rpondiscio @bamradionetwork Father Jose Medina is the former principal of Cristo Rey Boston and now at Human Adventure Corporation (Catholic nonprofit). Robert Pondiscio is the executive director of CitizenshipFirst, a civic education initiative based at Democracy Prep Public Schools in Harlem. Patrick Riccards has been a communications and policy expert for 20 years. Darren Burris is a member of the state's Model Curriculum Development Team.
Feb 11, 2014
The Parochial School's View of Common Core Implementation
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Catholic, religious and private schools have unique issues with Common Core State Standards. In this segment we explore the perspectives that many parochial and private schools hold regarding Common Core implementation. Discuss it at #commoncore and #CCSS Follow: @Eduflack @dgburris @rpondiscio @bamradionetwork Father Jose Medina is the former principal of Cristo Rey Boston and now at Human Adventure Corporation (Catholic nonprofit). Robert Pondiscio is the executive director of CitizenshipFirst, a civic education initiative based at Democracy Prep Public Schools in Harlem. Patrick Riccards has been a communications and policy expert for 20 years. Darren Burris is a member of the state's Model Curriculum Development Team.
Feb 11, 2014
Rethinking Classroom Cell Phone Policies, High-Tech Cheating and the Meaning of Google Glass
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In this segment, two camps face off on classroom cell phone policies. While some of our guests "just say no" to cell phones, others say cell phones are an asset in the classroom and Google Glass is going to be an even larger game changer. Learn more... Follow: @JOwensTeacher@InnovativeEdu @jesslahay @davidthornburg @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork John Owens is the author of Confessions of a Bad Teacher. Dr. Thornburg has worked in the field of education since 1981. Jessica Lahey is an educator who writes about parenting and education for the New York Times. Lisa Nielsen is the author of the book Teaching Generation Text.
Jan 22, 2014
Combining the Seven Habits, Hip Hop and Video to Teach Character Development
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Our guest today runs an inner-city, low-income school and is doing amazing work by employing some unconventional strategies. Learn how The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Hip Hop and video are changing students lives. Follow: @donwettrick @bowmanstrong @bamradionetwork Jamaal Bowman is the founding Principal of Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School. He is a life long learner and educator, husband, father, and passionate about changing the world. Twitter: @bowmanstrong .
Jan 22, 2014
Using "Tech Challenges" to Engage Teachers and Students
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In search of creative ways to get teachers and students to embrace education technology our guest came up with the novel idea of a "tech challenge" The results were exciting. Hear what happened and exactly how she did it. Follow: @akbusybee @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork Andrea Keller, @akbusybee, ITS. Wife to Executive Chef. Lover of volunteering and technology. 2011-2012 TCEA Teacher of the Year. NSBA 20 to Watch.
Jan 22, 2014
New Year, New Paradigm, New Possibilities
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We kick off the year with a look at a new book about digital leadership and the new paradigm driving education forward. Follow: @NMHS_Principal @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork Eric Sheninger is an award-winning Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ, speaker and author of Leadership for Principals Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. (www.ericsheninger.com...Twitter handle-@NMHS_Principal and blog, A Principal's Reflections.
Jan 09, 2014
Strategies for Connecting Your Students to the World
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Pernille Rip shares her process for giving students voice and connected them to the world through blogging. Follow: @PernilleRipp @Joesanfelippofc @TonySinanis @bamradionetwork Pernille Ripp a passionate 5th grade teacher in Middleton, Wisconsin, USA, proud techy geek, and honest to a fault. Creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, Co-founder of EdCamp MadWI, and believer in all children. Her first book coming out in 2013 from PLPress Education blog “Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension.” Twitter @PernilleRipp.
Jan 09, 2014
Trusting Students to Lead Their Learning: Does It Really Work? If So, How?
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A growing number of teachers are embracing the notion of empowering students to control and lead their own learning. However, many teachers push back on this emerging model for various reasons. In this segment we explore the viability of student-directed learning and ask those who embrace it to share the keys to making the model work. @coolcatteacher, @stumpteacher @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork David Ginsburg helps schools improve student outcomes through leadership coaching and instructional coaching and blogs for Edweek. Ariel Sacks teaches eighth grade English and is the author of "Whole Novels for the Whole Class: A Student-Centered Approach." Vicki Davis a classroom technology teacher and author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. Josh Stumpenhorst is a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher.
Nov 21, 2013
The Classic Classroom Management Mistake and How to Avoid It
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@JasonFlom @PeterMDeWitt @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork Sarah Fillion is a Professional Development Designer and Consultant for the Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.'s Responsive Classroom. Olga Jarrett, PhD is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Georgia State University. She is both a recess researcher and a recess advocate. Jason Flom is the Director of Learning Platforms at Q.E.D. Foundation Peter DeWitt, Ed.D., has been a principal in upstate, NY since 2006. He blogs at Finding Common Ground for Education Week.
Nov 21, 2013
Staying Motivated, Passionate and Excited About Teaching
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A recent Gallup poll found that within one to three years of teaching less than a third of teachers are still deeply enthusiastic about their work and actively contributing to their organizations. For the most part we know why so many teachers become demotivated. What we don't broadly know is how to prevent it. Our guests today have spent decades in the classroom and are still passionate and engage. They've come to share the keys to staying excited about teaching. Tune in... @TeachaKidd @NancyFlanagan @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork Rafe Esquith, award-winning teacher, is in his 31st year of teaching and is author of four books, including the bestseller Real Talk for Real Teachers. Dr. Allen Mendler, trainer, author, develops effective frameworks and strategies for educators to help difficult youth succeed. Lee Kolbert is a blogger, educator, and self-proclaimed geek. She has been with Palm Beach County Schools for over 27 years. Nancy Flanagan is a retired teacher, with 31 years as a K-12 Music specialist.
Oct 07, 2013
iLiteracy: Distinguishing Fact From Fiction Online
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Along with the many benefits of being able to freely access the world's information online comes the challenge of separating reliable information from unreliable. How can teachers help students avoid the scams, scoundrels and hoaxes that come with bringing the Internet into the classroom? Robert Pondiscio is a former South Bronx 5th grade teacher, Pondiscio has written and lectured extensively about education and ed reform, most recently as the Vice President of the Core Knowledge Foundation. Brian Mull has been a middle school teacher, a technology director and a curriculum specialist. He now assists schools and districts in the building of robust and rigorous educational environments. Lisa Nielsen, author of the book Teaching Generation Text, is a long time public school educator who has worked in various capacities. Dr. Joyce Valenza is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, PA. She is a prolific education and technology writer who for ten years.
Aug 08, 2013
Is the Sage on the Stage Really Dead? Yes. Well, Almost...
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A growing cabal of educators is concluding that giving control of learning to students is the ideal path forward. But are teachers, accustomed to being the sage on the stage, really ready to step down? Are school leaders ready to support teachers taking a backseat to students? Can the standards be met this way? Follow: @CoachGinsburg @globalearner @stumpteacher @bamradionetwork David Ginsburg helps schools improve student outcomes through various services including leadership coaching and instructional coaching. Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. Josh Stumpenhorst is a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher. He has been named the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year.
Jul 26, 2013
Advanced Degrees? Additional Credentials?: What Teachers Really Need
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While one of our guests refers to some advanced certifications as "meaningless credentials,” another says the move to discount advanced degrees is dumbing down teaching. Listen and tell us what you think Follow: @bodymindchild @stumpteacher @bamradionetwork John Wilson is former executive director of the National Education Association and a senior fellow with the Pearson Foundation. Marcus A. Winters is an assistant professor in the Leadership, the College of Education at the University of Colorado. His research focuses on K-12 education policy including teacher compensation policies. Nancy Flanagan is a retired National Board Certified Teacher. Josh Stumpenhorst, is a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher.
Jul 20, 2013
Teaching Creativity in a Climate That Discourages It
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The rules and expectations in today's schools creates a climate that many believe conflicts with encouraging creativity. What's a teacher to do? Our guests offer some ideas and practical strategies. Follow: @AngelaMaiers@kylepace @edrethink @wmchamberlain @bamradionetwork Robert J. Sternberg is Provost, Senior Vice President, and Regents Professor of Psychology and Education at Oklahoma State University. Angela Maiers is a teacher educator, author and advocate. Kyle Pace is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. William Chamberlain is a husband, father, and an educator. John Spencer is currently a sixth grade ELL teacher in a low-income urban school in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jul 05, 2013
Taking Back the Teaching Profession: Can it Be Done?
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Our guests move beyond lamenting the lack of respect teachers receive and offer some practical ideas about how teachers can reclaim the profession. Daniel Willingham is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Steve Paine is current President of P21 (Partnership for 21st Century Skills) and a consummate life-long educator; he served as West Virginia's 25th state superintendent of schools. Lisa Nielsen is an educator and author of the book Teaching Generation Tex. Jerry Blumengarten taught for 32 years at inner city NY school. Follow: @DTWillingham @InnovativeEdu cybraryman1 @bamradionetwork
Jul 05, 2013
Closing The Edtech Preparation Gap
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According to our guests pre-service teachers, administrators, and universities are behind the education technology curve. This week's Edtech Chat discussed the challenges we face in bridging the gap between etdech possibilities and preparation. Follow:@L_Hilt @Mcleod @thomascmurray @bamradionetwork Lyn Hilt is an Elementary principal; K-6 technology integration coach; author, "The Principal's Post" (blog)and regular on-air commentator for BAM Radio Network. Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on K-12 school technology leadership issues. Dr. McLeod currently serves as the Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE).
Jul 05, 2013
Bribes & Threats Work in the Classroom But....
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When the subject turns to classroom management, using carrots and sticks has been the prevailing strategy for getting compliance. But research and an emerging cadre of voices are asserting that engagement trumps compliance. So is there a place in the enlightened teacher's classroom for rewards and punishments? Follow: Follow: @danielpink@@Teach_Preschool @stumpteacher@LarryFerlazzo @bamradionetwork.com Dan Pink is the author of 5 best-selling books about business, work, and management, including Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. Larry Ferlazzo, author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves and Self Driven to Learn, is a high school teacher. Josh Stumpenhorst, award winning teacher, is a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has over 20 years experience in the field of early childhood education and is the Executive Educational Director over three childcare campuses.
May 24, 2013
Getting it Right: Technology Infused Professional Development
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In this episode of EdTechChat Radio, we discuss what makes really great and effective technology-based professional development. We also cover things to avoid. Follow:@thomascmurray @ajpodchaski @Cvanderark@SrtaLisa @garnet_hillman @Getting_Smart @bamradionetwork Caroline Vander Ark Davis is COO and Partner of Getting Smart an education advocacy firm that advocates for innovations that customize learning and extend access (Twitter @Cvanderark). Alex J Podchaski serves as the Director of Technology at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, NJ. Tom Murray serves as the Director of Technology and Cyber Education for the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, Pa. Tom is a former middle school assistant and elementary school principal.
May 24, 2013
Why Computer Science is Not Just for Geeks
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Learning to write computer code is a skill that our guest believes is not just for geeks and will be increasingly important to students and teachers in the future. Follow:@coolcatteacher @alfredtwo @bamradionetwork Alfred Thompson currently teaches high school computer science at Bishop Guertin HS in New Hampshire. He has also been a software developer and worked at academic relations at Microsoft. He is the author of several computer science textbooks, project books, and a blog about computer science education. He was recently elected to the board of the computer Science Teachers Association.
May 24, 2013
First Time Flipper: New Teacher Flips Classroom and Finds...
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In this episode, we talk with a brand new teacher who decided to try flipping her classroom. Find out what this first-time flipper discovered and the impact it had on her and her students. Follow:@amber_mueller2 @jonbergmann @bamradionetwork <br /><br /> Amber Mueller, 5th grade teacher at Lily Lake Elementary in Stillwater, MN, has been teaching for the past two years..
May 24, 2013
It's About The Learning, It's Not About the Grades, Right?
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Most educators agree that education is all about the learning and not the grades. However, the messages we give students and the expectations of parents suggest that grades are indeed the name of the game. How do we change this. Highlights and commentary from the 3/12 Edchat. Follow:@blairteach, @markbarned19 @bamradionetwork Mark Barnes is a 20-year classroom teacher, education consultant and author of Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom (www.markbarnes19.com). Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives.
Apr 06, 2013
Managing The Hidden Differences in Your Classroom
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Student bodies have changed in dramatic ways. There are more differences in your classroom than ever, but many of these differences are below the surface. Children of divorced parents, children of single parents, children in blended families, children with LGBT parents, children from homeless families and military families all bring a different set of issues into your classroom. What do you need to know to manage these new classroom dynamics? Eileen Kugler is author of Innovative Voices in Education: What It Takes to Engage Diverse Communities. Lisa King is co-author of "Today's Families: Who Are We & Why Does it Matter?" (Exchange magazine). Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher. Peter DeWitt (Ed.D.)a principal in Upstate, NY and is the author of Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students.
Mar 09, 2013
Is Creativity The New Literacy? Can We Teach It? Will We Test IT?
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Highlights and commentary from the 2/19 Edchat about Creativity as the new literacy and concerns about what could happen if we try to test for creative competence. Follow:@blairteach,@kylepace @tomwhitby @bamradionetwork Kyle Pace is an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Lee’s Summit School District in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives.
Mar 09, 2013
What Teachers Want, Versus What Teachers Need
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Highlights and commentary from the 2/12 Edchat about the tension between the kind of professional development teachers want and what teachers need to know. Follow:@jswiatek,@blairteach, @tomwhitby@bamradionetwork Aaryn Schmuhl is the Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Leadership Services in Henry County, Georgia. Jerry Swiatek is a District Technology Specialist for the Citrus County School District in Florida and founder/ organizer of EdCamp Citrus. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network. Nancy Blair is a school
Feb 23, 2013
Thinking Deeply about Education Face to Face
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Educon is all about putting big thinkers in a small place and turning them loose to tackle education's biggest issues. In this segment Edchat's hosts bring you highlights of the big ideas from this year's event. Follow:@blairteach, @tomwhitby @bamradionetwork Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives.
Feb 10, 2013
Keeping Up with the Pace of Education Technology
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The rate at which new education technologies are being developed and diffused is accelerating at a mind-numbing pace. How can teachers, especially matures teachers who are not digital natives, discern what technologies they need to embrace and master. Neil Charness, author of Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective. Dr. Kathy King is a professor of education, and chair of the Department of Adult, Career and Higher Education at the University of South Florida. Maria Knee is an award winning, educator whose kindergarten students use a personal and a classroom blog, twitter and skype. Vicki Davis is a classroom technology teacher and author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds.
Feb 05, 2013
Homework? Really? That's So 1950s
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The debate about homework is heating up again, much of it driven by connected educators through social media. The growing consensus is that the notion of homework has passed its expiration date, but has it? Are you still assigning homework? Should you? Etta Kralovec, co-author of The End of Homework, is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education, University of Arizona, South. Janine Bempechat is a professor of psychology and human development at Wheelock College in Boston, MA. Josh Stumpenhorst, is an award winning teacher and a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher. Brian Nichols is currently the Executive Director of School Leadership for Newport News Public Schools, located in Newport News, Virginia.
Feb 02, 2013
Is Homework Dead? If Not, Why Not?
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Welcome to the 1/22 episode of EdChat Radio. An increasing amount of research and growing numbers of teachers believe it's time to bury homework. So why is it still alive and well? Follow:@blairteach,@cybraryman @tomwhitby @bamradionetwork Jerry Blumengarten taught in the NYC public schools for 32 years and serves as an ed-chat monitor. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives.
Feb 02, 2013
Teachers, Tattoos, Piercings and Provocative Dress: Fashion Anarchy v. Fashion Fascism?
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A new generation of young teachers, combined with more casual trends in dress, has raised some prickly questions about what is appropriate attire for teachers. Teachers with tattoos, piercings and provocative clothing are acceptable to some and strictly off-limits to others. In this segment our guests tackle the issue in what became a surprisingly spirited discussion. Eve Michaels, author of Dress Code: Ending Fashion Anarchy, believes that Americans suffer from a pandemic of fashion anarchy. Beth Winfrey Freeburg, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair in the Department of Workforce Education and Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. David Bloomfield is Professor of Education Leadership, Law, and Policy at Brooklyn College and the City University. Amanda Dykes M.Ed, is a sixth grade teacher who is passionate about technology integration.
Jan 29, 2013
Overcoming the Six Biggest Objections to Project -Based Learning (PBL)
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Interest in project based learning continues to accelerate. However this approach to teaching has its share of skeptics and detractors. In this segment our guests do a wonderful job of laying out the benefits of Project based learning and dispelling the concerns, doubts and objections. Check it out! John Larmer is Director of Product Development at the Buck Institute for Education. Nikhil Goyal is a 17-year-old author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School. Lisa Nielsen, author of the book Teaching Generation Text, is a long time public school educator. Nicholas "Nick" Provenzano is a high school English teacher and writes thoughts on education at TheNerdyTeacher.com.
Jan 26, 2013
When Angry Parents Target Teachers, What to Do
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According to our guests there are many factors driving the increase in angry parents: fewer stay-at-home moms to deal with student issues, increased expectations that schools should solve problems and fix kids, and growing external pressures. Dealing with angry parents can be a teacher's worst nightmare. Our guests offer some tips, tools and tactics to help. Jim West is a counselor and author of the StressLess Series. Neill Gibson is co-author of the book What's Making You Angry? Dr. Jann Gumbiner is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychology. Beginning as a Head Start preschool teacher and ultimately moved to higher education, author of Adolescent Assessment, and writes a blog for Psychology Today titled The Teenage Mind. Deven Black is a school librarian and father of an 18-year-old.
Jan 09, 2013
Think Arming Teachers is Crazy? Okay, But Did You Really Think?
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Special Report: Perhaps what's most crazy about the notion of arming teachers is how most discussions on this important issue are mostly devoid of sober, thoughtful, factual examination. On one extreme, we hear rabid gun supporters encouraging schools to enter an arms race. On the other we see a visceral rejection of the idea so strong that facts are irrelevant. We asked some educators and school security experts to really stop and think about this issue and were surprised by what we found. We think you will be too. Gregory Thomas is former director of security of New York City Schools. Michael Dorn has worked in the field of school safety for 33 years and has published 26 books on school safety. Dr. Wm. E “Rob” Roberts, former (retired) Superintendent of the largest geographical school district in the contiguous U.S. Angela Maiers is an advocate, teacher educator, author and consultant. Steven Anderson is the Director of Instructional Technology for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Tom Whitby is founder of #Edchat, and NYSCATE Network, Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant . a former teacher and middle school administrator. Jerry Blumengarten taught in the NYC public schools for 32 years.
Jan 02, 2013
Reinventing the Classroom: What's Next?
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Welcome to the 12/18 episode of EdChat Radio. The typical classroom has not changed much in 100 years. However, through technology, learning has moved beyond the classroom. Students are engaging with information in new ways, driving a need to rethink the classroom and the role of teachers in the learning process. How will the classroom adapt? What will be the role of teachers in the new learning environment? Follow:@blairteach,@web20classroom, @tomwhitby @bamradionetwork Tom Whitby is Contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, NYSCATE Network, St. Joseph's College NY group. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board. Steve Anderson is an educator, #Edchat Co-Creator, ASCD Emerging Leader and one the Top 50 Innovators in Education.
Dec 31, 2012
Principal’s Security Checklist: 3 Keys to Making Tough Decisions During School Security Reviews
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In the wake of the tragic shootings at Newtown, conducting school safety reviews can be challenging. Pressure to respond quickly and decisively can lead imprudent, costly, ineffective and unnecessary measures. We have assembled an "A -team" of leading school safety experts to help principals make smart decisions, avoid routine mistakes and determine what's over the top and what's not when making school security decisions. Michael Dorn has worked in the field of school safety for 33 years, has published 26 books on school safety. Dr. Melissa Reeves is a school psychologist and chair of our PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Workgroup. Gregory Thomas is former director of security of New York City Schools. Dr. Gary Mathews is Superintendent of the Newton County Schools in Covington, Georgia. Dr. Nancy Flatt Meador is the Principal of Madison Middle School.
Dec 25, 2012
Dump Report Card Grades, Replace Them With...
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Welcome to 12/4 episode of EdChat Radio. In this segment we recap this week's, shall we say, "spirited" discussion on report cards, the meaning of letter grades (or lack there of) and punishing student behavior by deducting grade points. Your EdChat hosts provided insightful analysis, personal commentary and fresh donuts from last year's Christmas party. Follow:@blairteach,@web20classroom, @tomwhitby @bamradionetwork Tom Whitby is Contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, NYSCATE Network, St. Joseph's College NY group. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board. Steve Anderson is an educator, #Edchat Co-Creator, ASCD Emerging Leader and one the Top 50 Innovators in Education.
Dec 18, 2012
Crisis Communication 101: Why School Leaders Need a Plan
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More often than not a crisis is unexpected and leaves little time for planning. This is why developing a crisis communications plan in advance is critical. In this segment we discuss the basics you need to know to plan ahead and be prepared and cool during a school crisis. As a former Emmy Award-winning Reporter, Anchor, Executive Producer, and Paris Correspondent for the United Stations Radio Network, Candace Belair is an expert in presentation skills training, media skills and crisis communications
Dec 18, 2012
Outdated Teaching Methods and the Teachers who Love Them
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Highlights and commentary on last week's Edchat about dealing with peers who are using outdated approaches to teaching and handling behavior issues with students.. Tom Whitby is Contributing Editor at SmartBrief, Founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, NYSCATE Network, St. Joseph's College NY group. Jerry Swiatek is an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Citrus County School District in Citrus County. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board.
Dec 13, 2012
Teachers Watching Teachers: Keys to Peer Observation
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Where administrator observation is typically viewed as an evaluation, peer observation is more generally seen as an approach to professional development and improvement of personal skills. In this segment we look at the keys to making peer observation work. Elena Silva, PhD in education, is a senior associate at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where she researches and writes on a range of K-12 and higher education issues. Lisa Dabbs spent 19 years as an education administrator. Ariel Sacks teaches eighth grade English at a middle school in Brooklyn, NY. She has published articles about her work in Edweek Teacher Magazine and is a co-author of the new book Teaching 2030.
Dec 13, 2012
Everybody Wants a Piece of Me:Setting Boundaries in a 24/7 World
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Now that we teach in a wired world anyone and everyone can get hold of you 24/7. Teachers are increasingly reporting that interruptions are on the rise. Even during class, parents are texting and calling and expecting an immediate response. In this session our guest talk about where the new boundaries need to be placed in a wired world and how to set them. Maureen Moriarty, helps leaders and managers improve leadership and team performance and author of "Setting & Keeping Boundaries." Dr. Jane Bluestein is a former classroom teacher and author of article "The Challenge of Setting Boundaries." Patrick Riccards, CEO of ConnCAN, has more than 20 years of communications strategy under his belt. Vicki Davis is a classroom technology teacher and author of the book Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds.
Dec 06, 2012
Handling Conflicting Holiday Expectations
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Too much to do, too little time. It's an old problem that just keeps getting bigger as more demands are placed on education leaders. But our guests say they have found extra time in some unexpected places and share their discoveries with us in this segment. Zoë Chance is a postdoctoral researcher at Yale School of Management specializing in decision making and social welfare. Lisa Dabbs spent 19 years as an education administrator. Jessica Johnson has been an elementary school teacher in Minnesota, Arizona and is now an Elementary School Principal in Wisconsin.
Dec 04, 2012
Dealing With Parents Who Expect Special Treatment for Their Child
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In addition to dealing with a generation of students who feel entitled to good grades and special treatment, teachers are often finding they have to deal with parents who feel equally entitled. How do savvy teachers handle parents in the age of entitlement? Dr. Mari Cortez is co-autho of Parents as Partners in Education. Karen Deerwester is the owner of Family Time Coaching & Consulting, as well as the Mommy & Me director. She is the author of The Entitlement-Free Child. Nancy Flanagan is a retired teacher, with 31 years as a K-12 Music specialist. She is co-founder of the Network of Michigan Educators.
Dec 03, 2012
How Simply Focusing on Literacy Can Turn Around the Most Challenging Schools
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Our guest today shares with us how she took a challenging, failing school and turned it into a stellar performing, award winning high school by simply focusing on getting every teacher to concentrate on literacy. It's a fascinating story with useful insights about actionable tips. Dr. Susan Szachowicz is the principal of Brockton High School, a large (4,350 student) comprehensive urban high school. Under her leadership, Brockton High has been recognized as a Massachusetts Compass School, a National Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education for five years in a row, a recipient of the National School Change Award, and received a Bronze Medal from U.S. News and World Report as one of America's Best High Schools.
Dec 04, 2012
Cell Phones in the Classroom: Distraction or Undervalued Teaching Tool?
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While some educators see cell phones and digital devices as distractions and sources of attention deficit, others say these are wonderful, undervalued teaching tools. Do we need to suppress the use of cell phones in classrooms or bring today's teachers up to speed on how to teach with this new tool? Greg Graham is the author of, "Cell Phones in the Classroom? No, Students Need to Pay Attention." Liz Kolb is a clinical assistant professor at The University of Michigan and authored "Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator." Lisa Nielsen,award-winning blogger and author of "Teaching Generation Text," is a long time public school educator.
Dec 05, 2012
I don't Like You, But I Guess I Can Work With You
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The education world is not exempt. Education leaders have rivals and enemies. In this segment our guest presents new science which explains why it's so difficult to turn workplace enemies into allies. He then builds on this new knowledge to offer a viable strategy for getting more of your rivals to becoming willing collaborators. Brian Uzzi, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational. Business School, MBA, Executive Education, Executive Program, Kellogg School of Management; Justin Baeder is a public school principal in Seattle, Washington. He speaks and writes about principal performance and productivity, and is a doctoral student at the University of Washington in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. He writes "Leader Talk" at Education Week. writes a blog called "On Performance."
Dec 02, 2012
Balancing Act: Celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza in School
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The holidays are coming and with them comes the challenge of celebrating the holidays while being sensitive to an increasingly culturally diverse student population. Add to the mix widely varying school policies and guidelines, and the holidays can quickly become a stress-inducing balancing act. What's an educator to do? Our guests offer some sage advice and practical tips. Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Psychology Department, Rutgers University. Julie is the director of Epiphany Early Learning Preschool in Seattle Washington and is the author of "Celebrate! An Anti-Bias Guide to Enjoying Holidays in Early Childhood Programs." Lee Kolbert is a educator and blogger. She has been with Palm Beach County Schools for over 27 years
Dec 02, 2012
Students Who Feel Entitled to Succeed Without Effort
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Decades of telling children that they are special has engendered a generation of students who feel entitled to good grades and special treatment without being encumbered by the need to earn them. The fall out creates many challenges for teachers who must deal with this sense of entitlement is their classrooms. Our guests offer, perspective, practical insights and solutions. Robert J. MacKenzie, Ed.D., is an educational psychologist and founder of the Setting Limits program. Jean M. Twenge is Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and the author of Generation Me, The Narcissism Epidemic. Steve Reifman is a National Board Certified elementary school teacher and author of Eight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8. Jon has been a public school teacher for the past 15 years and has taught grades 3rd-8th.
Dec 06, 2012
The Student Drug Abuse Problem We Often Miss
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The new trend in student drug abuse is more insidious because it often goes undetected by parents, teachers and school nurses. The abuse of legal over the counter drugs like cough medicine can produce major health issue that confound school nurses who don't know what to look for and what questions to ask. Find out what you need to know. Shelley Schneiderman Ducker is Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)'s Director of Communications and Outreach. A former reporter with pharmaceutical business newsletter The Pink Sheet, Shelley has covered a broad range of issues ranging from FDA policy and enforcement, drug advertising and FDA reform and more. Peggy McKibbin has nearly 15 years' experience as a school nurse and currently works at Polytech High School in Woodside, Delaware. Peggy, a mother of two, is also a member of the Five Moms: Stopping Cough Medicine Abuse initiative, part of the Stop Medicine Abuse prevention campaign..
Oct 05, 2016
Managing the Growing Demands of Teaching
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Between the increasing mandate for academic outcomes, expanding class sizes and the daily litany of demands by students, parents and administrators, teaching can drain even the most energetic of educators. In this segment our guests share thoughts and strategies to keep your energy high and your stress low. Dr. Jack Singer, is a Clinical Psychologist and author of "The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide." Carol Bergmann Corporate Coach, Consultant, and DiSC-Certified Facilitator Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. She has also founded various acclaimed educational projects and trained teachers face to face and online in 100 countries. Joan Young is a 4th-grade teacher and a clinical psychologist;
Dec 05, 2012
Four Strategies for Managing Unmanageable Students In The Classroom
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You know the student we're talking about. Yes, the one who regularly makes you want to consider a new career. Dealing with difficult students has always been a part of teaching, but with all the new demands, many teachers are feeling more challenged in this area than ever before. Our guests offer proven strategies that can make a difference immediately. Sheryl K. Pruitt, M.Ed., ET/P, is the Clinical Director of Parkaire Consultants, a clinic she founded to serve neurologically impaired individuals. She is the Co-author of Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers. Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. is the author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School and he is Associate Clinical Professor, at Harvard Medical School. He is also founding director of the non-profit, Lives in the Balance, through which he provides free, web-based resources on Collaborative Problem Solving.
Feb 12, 2012
Five Proven Strategies for Engaging Minorities In STEM
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Our guest is considered a leading innovator of strategies to engage underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math. His program has become the leading producer of African Americans who complete Ph.D.s in primarily white universities. In this segment he shares the strategies he has used to achieve such extraordinary success.<br /> <br /> Freeman A. Hrabowski, III is President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County). His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He chaired the National Academies’ committee that recently produced the report, “Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.
Jan 29, 2012
DISSED! Part 1: Why Teachers Get No Respect
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We hear it all the time: teachers feel disrespected by principals; principals feel disrespected by superintendents; superintendents feel dissed by local school boards; school boards feel discounted by the feds; early child- hood educators feel dismissed by the rest of the education community; and parents feel marginalized by all levels of professional educators. - Why do so many educators feel disrespected? What can be done about it? We start with principals and teachers. Gail Connelly is Executive Director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). Kathleen Hoffman is Teacher & Spokesperson for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Stephen Sawchuk is an assistant editor for Education Week. He is the senior writer of Joining Forces, a recent special report on the topic of labor-management collaboration.
Jan 27, 2012
The 3 Qualities Educators Need to Survive and Thrive in These Troubling and Uncertain Times
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The ground under many school districts is feeling very shaky, and if renowned author Jim Collins is right, we'd better get used to it. Collins asserts that we are entering an era of chronic and permanent instability, uncertainty, rapid change, episodes of chaos, violent disruption and big, fast moving forces that we can neither predict nor control. How does an educator thrive in this climate? Collins offers insights based on nine years of research and vigorous analysis of leaders who are showing us the way.
Jan 12, 2012
Why Are We Arguing About Professionalism?
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Why is professionalism such a controversial subject among educators? Why is there a raging debate about whether some sectors of the education community qualify as professionals? What does professionalism really mean in the education field and, in practical terms, what does all of this mean to you on the front lines? Dr. Stephanie Feeney is Professor Emerita of Education at the University of Hawaii and author of "Professionalism in Early Childhood Education: Doing Our Best for Young Children." Dr. Sue Martin is Co-author of "Perceptions of Professionalism Among Individuals in the Child Care Field." Sarah Garland is a staff writer at the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization that focuses on education journalism
Jan 12, 2012
The Dangers of Decision Making Fatigue, How Education Leaders Can Avoid Them
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Principals and directors are on all day and often into the night, making decision after decision after decision. We know this is not a healthy practice, but who hasn't gotten into the rut of not taking breaks? Our guest says this practice can have profound consequences, compromising your ability to make sound decisions or even handle yourself in critical management situations. Learn more... Author Roy Baumiester is the Social Psychology Area Director and Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar. Self-control, choice, decision making is part of his ongoing research. Susan Offutt is the Executive Director at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.
Jan 12, 2012
Who Are Your Trusted Advisors? Who Should They Be?
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When it's time to make those tough leadership decisions who do you turn to for trusted advice? Is it always the same handful of people? When should you look outside of your trusted advisors? How do you determine who should be at the table to get the right advice, at the right time, to make to make the right decision? Bob Frisch, managing partner of The Strategic Offsites Group, is the author of "Who Really Makes the Big Decisions in Your Company?" and his latest book "Who's In The Room? How great leaders structure and manage the teams around them." David Bloomfield is Professor of Education Leadership, Law, and Policy at Brooklyn College and the City University.
Jan 12, 2012
Radical School Cost Containment Strategies for Tough Financial Times
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Savvy school business officials have already cut school budgets to the bone. But these financial times are requiring more radical strategies for cost containment. Our guest today has helped many school districts develop these radical cost-cuttings plans and shares his insights on today's program
Jan 12, 2012
3 Things Educators and Parents of Teens Should Know about Hate Groups
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In this fascinating interview, a former skinhead takes us inside the process of how teens are recruited in school and why some teens are more susceptible than others. Listen and learn how to determine if teens are vulnerable. More importantly, learn how to help teens avoid the traps of hate groups, gangs and other cultural predators. Bryon Widner is a former skinhead and took part in the documentary, “Erasing Hate". Kathryn Stamoulis, PhD, is a counselor and educational psychologist. She teaches "Tweens & Teens" at Temple University. Ugo Uche is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes with adolescents and young adults in his practice.
Jan 12, 2012
Helping Teens to Manage Their Emotional States
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Our guest's research indicates that the heart has an intelligence of it's own. Understanding how the heart interacts with the mind and how to balance the two can help teens deal with various emotional issues. Learn how you can use this research to help your children manage their emotional states. Robert A. Rees, Ph.D., is Director of Education and Humanities at the Institute of HeartMath in Boulder Creek, California. Dr. Rees develops programs that reduce stress and increase resilience for students based on HeartMath's research on emotional physiology, heart-brain interactions and the psychophysiology of learning and performance. Ugo Uche is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes with adolescents and young adults in his practice .
Jan 12, 2012
Good Bye NCLB, Hello What?
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Finally, Schools Get Relief From No Child Left Behind, Three Strings Attached Today at the White House, senior administration officials released three requirements in President Obama's plan for states to get relief from No Child Left Behind. The plan provides flexibility, but comes with many conditions and aims to maintain a high bar. Not all schools will qualify. Those that don't will be stuck with the old rules. Listen now for details. .
Sep 23, 2011
Education Money Inside Obama's Job Act: Who will get what,when?
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President Obama's recently proposed American Jobs Act includes some 60 billion dollars to save 280,000 teacher Jobs and repair dilapidated schools. If passed, how will the money be distributed, what will be the criteria, and will the money reach your school district in time to make a difference this year? Guests: Arne Duncan is the U.S Secretary of Education appointed by President Barack Obama. Melody C. Barnes is was chosen by President Barack Obama to serve as the Director of the Domestic Policy Council for his administration. Carmel Martin is Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the Department of Education. .
Sep 12, 2011
Teachers Demoralized: Getting the Grove Back
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Historian and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch travels the nation speaking to educators and says that the depth of discouragement in the field is at an all time high. Why are so many educators demoralized? More importantly, how can those who feel this way recover their passion to make a difference? Diane has offers some great advice.. .
Sep 09, 2011
Let's Get Real About What Makes a Good Teacher
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There's a lot of attention on evaluating teachers these days. The relentless pursuit to improve student achievement has put teacher performance under the microscope. But are we clear about what really makes a good teacher, how to measure good teaching and how to replicate it?
Jul 21, 2011
Testing and Accountability Trickle Down to Pre- K
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The Obama Administration just released proposed competition criteria for the Race to The Top - Early Learning Challenge, directed at preschool and kindergarten children. Pre-K testing will be part of the initiative. How will this program impact teachers, care givers and early learning providers? What kinds of tests will preschool teachers have to administer to young children under this new program? What new criteria will be set in place for the early childhood work force?
Jul 01, 2011
Tough Questions on NCLB Flexibility Plan
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In the past a sedentary lifestyle was something routinely associated with middle aged and older adults. Today, teens are increasingly less active and manifesting may of the maladies of inactivity-- obesity, poor health, depression. In this segment we look at what's driving the inactivity and how to get teen up and active.
Jun 15, 2011
Delusions of Gender: Debunking 3 Big Fat Myths About Teaching Boys Versus Teaching Girls
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Are boys' brains and girls' brains fundamentally different? If there are differences, are they significant, and do they really matter in the context of teaching? In this segment our guests identify and attempt to debunk the big myths about teaching boys versus teaching girls.
May 13, 2011
Creating Praise Junkies: Are You Giving Children Too Much "Positive" Reinforcement?
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"Great job!" "That was very good!" Teachers and parents use phrases like these everyday to give positive reinforcement to children. But are we creating praise-addicted children by giving them too much unwarranted, rote and excessive praise? Turns out that positive reinforcement can be negative. In this segment our guests give us the basics on how to get it right
May 05, 2011
How to Fix Our Teacher Evaluations System
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It's generally agreed that the system of teacher evaluation is broken. The question is how do we develop a new system which provides a valid means for evaluating teachers, allows for and supports improvement and includes a quick, but fair mechanism for removing teachers who don't perform. In this segment the head of the school superintendents association and head of the American Federation of Teachers discuss a joint initiative to design a framework for creating an effective system.
Oct 05, 2016
Is Teaching Cursive Handwriting Still Important in This Digital Age?
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Many believe that there is a correlation between the quality of a child's handwriting and their literacy and intelligence. Others assert that there is no relevant connection and, more importantly, that the advent of computers makes practicing handwriting less important.
Apr 08, 2011
Budget Cuts: Teachers or Students, Who Will Feel The Most Pain?
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A state education funding crisis is looming. How will it impact students and teachers? How will states juggle available funds? In this segment Education Secretary Arne Duncan outlines opportunities for flexible use of federal education dollars and weighs in on teacher layoffs, program cuts and essential priorities.
Mar 04, 2011
3 Reasons Next Week May Be an Historic Turning Point in Public Education Reform
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Next week hundreds of teams of school board presidents, school superintendents and teacher union leaders will converge at a "collaboration" conference in Denver. The event is being called historic by some education leaders. It is also being compared to the unprecedented breaking down of barriers among traditional adversaries that was orchestrated at this year's State of The Union address. Even some traditional cynics are acknowledging that next week could indeed be an historic turning point in public education. In this pre-event interview, we go behind the scenes and speak candidly with three of the key organizers.
Feb 09, 2011
End NCLB or Mend it? And Will The New Name Be "Every Child Counts?"
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President Obama made it clear that education is a top priority during his State of the Union Address. But will the troubled No Child Left Behind program be repaired or replaced? In this segment U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is joined by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in a national press call following the President’s address. They outline the changes ahead for NCLB and share, possibly for the first time, what the name of the new program may be. How about, "Every Child Counts?" .
Jan 27, 2011
Has School Reform Been Taken Over By Bad Ideas?
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Education historian Diane Ravitch points out the education has been in crisis every decade for over 100 years. But Ravitch says that this time the educational crisis is different and more profound, as public education is under attack from bad ideas.
Jan 19, 2011
OMG! National Standards For Kindergarten?
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Are proposed national, common core standards developmentally appropriate at the kindergarten level? Class, wealth, social status, and implementation may all be factors. In this two-part series Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, defends the program to critics who argue that national standards are neither needed nor helpful.
Jan 06, 2011
Rethinking Phonics for the 21st Century
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Phonics has been a controversial practice in the educational field for decades and opinion about the appropriate role of phonics has evolved. So here in the 21st century, what should educators be thinking about in terms of what constitutes effective and appropriate phonics instruction? Tune in and get up to date on the latest thinking on the subject of phonics.
Dec 22, 2010
Junk Science: Multiple Learning Styles Real or Bogus?
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Some students are visual learners, some students are auditory learners, and others are kinesthetic learners. Right? Well, maybe not; at least the answer is not quite that simple. Our guests discuss recent research showing that commonly accepted notions about learning styles are wrong. Looks like it may be time to update your understanding of learning modalities.
Nov 19, 2010
Moving Forward to the Past
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The power shift in Congress may mean significant changes for the education community. Funding priorities and the disposition of many popular and unpopular programs are up in the air. There is tremendous uncertainty about what lies ahead for teachers, students and classrooms. In search of clues, we talked with six informed education observers, to get their view of what's coming next. Consensus: We are about to move forward to the past.
Nov 16, 2010
Does Class Size Matter?
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It is generally accepted wisdom that small classes produce better student outcomes than larger classes and there is data that supports this. There is also data that contradicts this notion, asserts that other factors have more impact on student outcomes and that the significance of class size is largely over rated. Tune in and join this discussion.
Nov 05, 2010
Overcoming Staff Division to Transform School Culture
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School culture is critical argues Anthony Muhammad. Anthony believes that without a healthy school culture, no amount of structural change will produce positive results. In this segment we talk about the how principals can transform a toxic school culture.
Oct 25, 2010
Waiting for Superman: Fact or Fiction?
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Education insiders say "Waiting for Superman," a heart-rending documentary/movie about the struggles five children face in pursuit of a good public school education, is grossly distorted, even dangerous. The movie has received high ratings from the public, but those inside education see a different picture. In this segment former U.S Assistant Secretary of Education, Diane Ravitch, and four education reporters aim to separate fact from fiction.
Oct 13, 2010
Is Your Child Overexposed to Sex?
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Today's children are exposed to more sexual images and sexual messages than any other generation in history. They are consuming sexual messages on television, the radio, movies, billboards and on line at increasingly younger ages. What is the impact? How will this affect their sexual lives and ability to experience intimacy as they grow up? Many parents are deeply concerned. But do they really need to be?
Oct 09, 2010
Is The Public Bipolar on Public Education?
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A recent survey of American views of public education paints a mixed and confusing picture. From grading performance to federal involvement, Americans appear uncertain about the state of public education and what's needed.
Sep 23, 2010
Cash Rewards for Academic Performance: A Good Idea?
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The notion of offering incentives, including cash rewards, to motivate students to excel academically has arrested the imagination of educators eager to close the achievement gap. Are gold stars, Pizza or cold cash appropriate and effective ways to drive academic performance? Expert opinion and the data are mixed. Tune in and draw your own conclusions.
Sep 03, 2010
Education Reform: How Important Are Principals?
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks with NAESP's executive director Gail Connelly on the role of principals in education reform. Duncan shares his thoughts on principal evaluations, managing with limited resources and amending No Child Left Behind.
Aug 27, 2010
Is Standardized Testing Producing a Creativity Crisis?
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Are American students falling behind in their ability to think and solve problems creatively? Is the focus on standardized testing and high stakes accountability obscuring our ability to truly prepare students for work and life in the 21st century? Are testing and developing creativity mutually exclusive? What can teachers do to encourage creativity in a climate where the emphasis is on standardized testing?
Aug 13, 2010
Grading the Administration's Blueprint for Education
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With the new administration we have a new blueprint for education. But our guest says that the new plan is even more unrealistic than the old plan. His comment on the plan's proposal to replace principals at under performing schools is particularly troublesome. Listen in as Rothstein makes a compelling case for rethinking the new one.
Jul 12, 2010
Handling Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Early Childhood Settings
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Increasingly early childhood professionals are being confronted with inappropriate sexual behaviors by the children in their care. We're seeing young children mimicking sexual acts, touching each other's body parts and displaying sexual curiosity far beyond their age. What is normal? What is not? What is developmentally appropriate? How should parents and early childhood professionals best handle these behaviors?
Jul 09, 2010
Inside Dolly Parton's Literacy Project
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Dolly Parton's Literacy initiative is called the Imagination Library project. The program gives a book a month to over 600,000 children from zero until their fifth birthday. Beginning in Tennessee, the program now reaches over 1200 communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Tune in and discover how this program is promoting literacy in the 21st century.
Jul 09, 2010
All The Children Are White. So What?
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What if all the children in your program are white? All the teachers are white? Attracting staff and children of color may seem impossible. What if all the children are black? All the teachers are black? Should attracting teachers and children of other ethnicities be a priority? After 55 years of desegregation, segregated schools are alive and well. At this point does it really matter?
Jun 18, 2010
Gays In Education: Don't Ask Don't Tell?
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Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender educators are with us. Many have never heard this subject discussed openly...until now. Is don't ask, don't tell the education community's unwritten policy on LGBT educators? What should it be? Listen to this thoughtful, provocative and insightful segment, with commentary by Jay Mathews of the Washington Post.
Jun 06, 2010
When Children Fight: Promoting Conflict Resolution Among Young Children
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When children fight, should you be a Paris peace negotiator or an Ultimate Fighting Challenge referee? Typically neither teachers nor parents are taught how to manage conflicts between children. Tune in now and get some solid, tested guidance on what to do when children are ready to rumble.
Jun 04, 2010
Change Agents:49 Ways to Get and Keep Control of Your Classrooms
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Doug Lemov went out into the field to discover and thoroughly document what great teachers are doing in the toughest classrooms in the toughest neighborhoods in his community. His findings were distilled down to 49 specific techniques that can help create exceptional learning environments and provide useful insights to administrators, directors, teachers and parents.
May 16, 2010
Teaching Conundrum: Touching Children in the Classroom: Why No Touch Policies Are Harmful
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Many teachers fear touching children and many schools have no touch policies. Our guests say that children need to be touched. In fact, they assert that low-touch-teaching retards children's development and creates social dysfunctions that can last a life time. In this segment we'll talk about embracing touching in the classrooms, why it's essential and consider the practical issues and risks. .
Apr 28, 2010
Teaching Strategies: Handling Young Students Who Just Won't Sit Still
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Why won't Johnny just sit still? How can I teach a child who is constantly fidgeting and moving? In this segment our guests examine this problem and share a considerable amount of research challenging the notion that children need to sit still to learn. A new approach is offered along with specific teaching strategies.
Apr 21, 2010
Five keys to Helping Your Daughter Navigate The Sexual Minefield
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Yes, we all survived the sexual revolution and turned out okay. News flash: The sexual landscape for teenagers today is exponentially more dangerous than what most fathers experienced in the 60's and 70s. Meeker shares solid, practical, advice for fathers on everything from helping your daughter set sexual boundaries, helping her delay sexual activity and teaching her how to respect and protect her mind, body and heart.
Apr 14, 2010
Teaching Strategies: Digital Media: Great Teaching Tool or Big Liability in the Classroom
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Computers, learning software, gaming, and the use of Internet are tools that are growing in popularity in the early childhood classroom. But is digital media a wonderful asset in early childhood education, a distracting and harmful liability or somewhere between the two. Our distinguished guests offer some perspective.
Apr 01, 2010
Music Education is Fluff Right? WRONG! Why Music is Essential to Learning
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Music education is considered fluff and superfluous in many education circles. But noted researcher Eric Jensen explains the connection between music and cognitive development and shows why music is essential to learning.
Mar 22, 2010
Nation of Wimps:How and Why We're Creating Psychologically Fragile Children
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At one extreme there are satellite parents and at the other extreme are helicopter parents. How do we determine the right balance between being too involved in our children's education and development and being not involved enough? Three thoughtful parents and experts share their insights and offer some guidelines.
Mar 15, 2010
Dealing With The Unspoken Challenges Women Educators Face
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Many of the biggest challenges women leaders in education face are taboo topics that are rarely openly discussed. This segment brings together three distinguished women in a heart to heart conversation about these unspoken challenges and how to deal with them.
Mar 08, 2010
SPECIAL: Fear of Men In Early Childhood Education
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Whether it's on the quiet or in your face the fear of men in early education is widespread. Yes, it's difficult to quantify and talk about, but It's real. From parents, to administrators the fear of men who work with young children has a significant impact in classrooms and beyond. We brought together a parent, a male educator and an early education attorney to look at the fear and the reality of men in ECE.
Mar 01, 2010
Street Smart Lesson in Education From Around the World
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Greg Mortenson has spent almost two decades traveling the world to promote community based education and literacy . Tune in as Greg shares some of the insights he has learned from his travels, with Gail Connelly, Executive Director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Feb 17, 2010
Have I Totally Screwed Up My Kid? Is It Too Late?
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For many parents and teachers, the more books they read, the more programs they listen to and the more experts they watch, the more things they discover they have failed to do. This often leads to a persistent lingering question: have I totally messed up my kids? This segment provides some much needed answers!
Feb 12, 2010
ROOM FOR DEBATE:Has Spanking Received a Bad Rap?
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In the shadow of parents and teachers increasingly wrestling with unruly behavior and intractable discipline problems comes a new study that raises questions about current attitudes on spanking. Recent research compared spanked children with non-spanked and, in some important developmental areas, spanked children were better off. So now what?
Feb 05, 2010
ROOM FOR DEBATE:ADHD: Medical Problem? Parenting Problem? Teaching Problem?
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Is it possible that ADHD is really the result of poor parenting or misguided teaching? Is ADHD even a legitimate diagnosis, or have we simply "medicalized" what is typical child behavior under specific conditions? The issue is far from settled. Our two guests share very different views and both make a compelling case. Listen, get the facts and decide for yourself.
Jan 12, 2010
3 Things Every Parent and Teacher Needs to Know About Gender Differences
10:12
The explanation for the differences in the way boys and girls develop and therefore what should expected of each has changed over the years. Our two experts offer a panoramic view of gender differences and identify the three basic things you need to know to be an effective parent and teacher
Jan 05, 2010
Managing Aggressive Children
10:12
Kicking, biting, hitting, fighting, why are some children more aggressive than others? In this segment our guests explore the foundations of aggression in children, the causes, the warning signs and specific techniques for preventing and managing aggression from birth to age eight.
Dec 29, 2009
Can Digital Media Enhance Learning?
10:12
Computers, Internet, television, Twitter, iPods, can these technologies really enhance early childhood learning? The Corporation for Public Broadcasting challenges some conventional wisdom with the use of digital media in their "Ready to Learn" program. Learn more...
Dec 22, 2009
Why Rough and Tumble Play is Really a Good Thing
10:12
While many teachers, schools and parents discourage rough housing, the data suggests that rough and tumble play is actually very good. Among the many unrecognized benefits is the intimacy and need for touch that it provides young boys. Thomas Reed makes a compelling case for not only encouraging rough and tumble play but for joining in frolic.
Dec 15, 2009
Doing More to Protect Children From Health Hazards in Child Care
10:56
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon talks with the Executive Director of the Association for Childhood Education International and explains why so many child care centers and preschools are behind the curve in protecting children from environmental health hazards. Witherspoon explores why young children are particularly at risk and offers solutions and resources.
Dec 07, 2009
Literacy 2.0: Rethinking Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the Digital Age
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Peter Johnston makes a compelling case for the notion that the world has so fundamentally changed that the meaning of literacy has to be redefined. Peter discusses a new initiative to rethink what literacy means today along with new standards for measuring it.
Dec 03, 2009
ROOM for DEBATE: When and How to Say "NO" to Children
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Today, parents and teachers agonize about when to say no, how to say no and whether the word “no” should even be used with children at all. In this segment, two experts face off in an attempt to find the balance between being too permissive and too restrictive.
Nov 19, 2009
5 Ways We Are Miseducating Our Children
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Candid, thoughtful and straight talking, Dr. Diane Ravitch gives an unvarnished report card on the errors of our national educational policy. Ravitch offers a prescription for getting children and our educational system back on track. Hosted by Dan Domench Executive Director of the American Association of School Superintendents.
Nov 19, 2009
Children Addicted to Technology
11:30
Dr. Gary Small says that overexposure to technology alters your child's brain and can impact a number of important, basic social skills. How can you determine if your child is addicted to technology and, more importantly, what should you do if she is? Gary Small, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of the UCLA Center on Aging.
Nov 11, 2009
Coping With The Parent From Hell!
11:30
Someone once defined difficult parents like this:They don't do what you want them to do, they do what you don't want them to do and you don't know what to do about it. In this segment, Dr. Fiore explains why the number of difficult parents is skyrocketing and shares savvy insights and specific tips for dealing with them.
Nov 03, 2009
Are You Teaching Your Child Fear or Safety?
13:30
Lenore Skenazy says that telling kids not to talk to strangers is one of the most useless and misguided pieces of advice ever foisted on us. Lenore turns conventional wisdom on its head and asserts that we're not teaching safety to kids but in fact are just teaching fear and preventing kids from developing critical street smarts. Debbie Johnston strongly disagrees. Hear both sides...
Oct 24, 2009
What's Working: The Harlem Children's Zone
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This segment focuses on an education reform initiative that is already producing exceptional outcomes. Today's interview is with Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children's Zone, a system of schools that have effectively eliminated the achievement gap among its students.
Oct 17, 2009
Why Educators Are Losing Boys, How to Get Them Back
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In this fascinating discussion, Larry Griffin asserts that the number of boys who are unmotivated and underachieving is growing. He has identified five reasons why educators and society are failing to successfully launch boys and why increasing numbers of boys are simply being lost. Larry goes on to offer his insights on what educators can do to get them back on course. From the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Oct 02, 2009
CULTURE SHOCK: Stimulating Educational Success
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Award winning writer, Malcom Gladwell says that if you want to transform educational outcomes culture is the key. Gladwell shares insights from research that makes a strong case for robustly experimenting with changing school cultures. From the American Association of School Superintendents.
Sep 03, 2009
5 Ways Education Leaders Can Spend Less and Get More Through Technology
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Keith Krueger shares five strategies and a three tactics which allow you to leverage ARRA funds to get more while spending less. Keith explains how to focus on value and align your spending with the educational mission. From the Association of School Business Officials.
Aug 20, 2009
Find Out Why Joy and Play Are Critical to Learning
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Steve Gross shares with us why joy and play opens up the world for children and why parents, teachers and care takers need to be playful and joyful to interact well with children. From Southern Early Childhood Association
Oct 04, 2009