Join Weston, Molly, and a bottle of wine as we use iconic teaching moments from movies and television as a vehicle to reflect on instructional practice. We invite you to laugh, agree or disagree, and work toward discovering exactly who you are and where you stand as an educator. Weston is a former high school teacher and administrator who now works as a Senior Fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education. His work as a keynoter and instructional coach has afforded him the opportunity to learn alongside teachers and administrators from all 50 states and more than 30 countries around the world. Molly is a former elementary and middle school teacher who now works with teens and young adults in parochial education programs around Colorado. She and Weston are the parents of two elementary aged children who provide additional fodder for an ed-centric podcast. Cheers!
YES WE DID! Game of Thrones and Education! A perfect pair right? What can the battle for the iron throne teach us about school leadership? Turns out...plenty! Join Molly and Weston and play along as we build the perfect school leader using Game of Thrones characters.
Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock helps us understand the importance of metacognition, the "Think Aloud", and finding more teachable moments within our content objectives. It's after six and Molly and I are in our tuxedos! I mean, what are we, farmers?
Andy Dufresne gives us a lesson in persistence. Anything worth having (i.e. knowledge & wisdom) is worth the hard work it takes to attain it. We'd never let students try something challenging and then quit if it doesn't go well the first time. Why should we allow it for ourselves?
How do we value all of our students' skills? How do we mitigate cultures of elitism in our schools? How can we help students to understand exactly what plagiarism is and why it's wrong? Good Will Hunting shows us how!