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October 20, 2019
Education technology can be both an asset and a liability in the same classroom. In this segment, we ask teachers how they determine when to use education technology and when to pass. Irina V. McGrath, Ph.D. is a District Instructional Coach and Google Certified Trainer in Jefferson County Public School (JCPS), KY. She is also a co-director of the Louisville Writing Project (LWP) and the University of Louisville adjunct who teaches Literacy and ESL methods courses. Michelle Shory, Ed.S. is a District Instructional Coach and Google Certified Trainer in Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY. She is passionate about literacy and helped establish Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Louisville. Anne Jenks is the principal of a TK - 5 elementary school in Oxnard, California. She is a Leading Edge Certified teacher and the 2015 CUE Site Leader of the Year.
September 27, 2019
What is white privilege? Why do two white male educators think it’s an important subject for all educators? Brandi L. Bates is an international, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and mentor from Los Angeles, California; educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Spelman College, Meredith College, University of Southern California and The Master’s College and Seminary.
September 11, 2019
Whether we call it feedback or constructive criticism opening ourselves to receive good and bad reviews is tough. Our guest explains how to make the most of an effective feedback loop. Jennifer Gonzalez is editor-in-chief of the Cult of Pedagogy website, where she shares resources and inspiration to help teachers work happier and more effectively. A National Board Certified Teacher and self-taught technology lover, she is the author of The Teacher’s Guide to Tech. 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. @cultofpedagogy.
September 9, 2019
Our guest supports the notion that the environment is the third teacher. What does this mean? How and what does the environment teach? Follow on Twitter: @coolcatteacher @djakes @bamradionetwork David Jakes spent three decades in education as a teacher, administrator, technologist, and designer. After working with The Third Teacher+, a leading learning space design firm, David now works as an independent consultant helping schools design solutions for organizational change that feature compelling physical and digital spaces for learning.
September 7, 2019
Being transparent about mistakes allows us to grow and see how much we’ve grown. Join us as we talk to Tony Sinanis about how he learned that relationships matter in school leadership. Dr. Tony Sinanis is currently the Lead Learner of Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho, New York, and he received the 2014 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year Award. He serves as the founder and co-moderator of #NYedchat. He has co-authored two books with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo: The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story and Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in the Digital Age.
September 4, 2019
I was sure that as the teacher I was supposed to have all the answers. Eventually, the light came on. Follow: @MathDenisNJ @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork Denis Sheeran is a father of 4, district mathematics administrator in NJ, speaker, and author who travels the country helping educators learn how they can relevantly connect their content to their students' lives and their own in powerful ways. He is the author of Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons.
September 4, 2019
Black girls are suspended twice as often as white girls. The list of school discipline disparities is significant and comes with many adverse effects. Discover what you need to know. @larryferlazzo @Ruizsealey @terrinwatson @DrVEvansWinters @Bamradionetwork Dr. Venus E. Evans-Winters is an Associate Professor of Education and faculty affiliate in Women & Gender Studies, African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Illinois State University. Terri N. Watson, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership and Human Development at The City College of New York. A Harlem native, her research examines the practices of successful school leaders and the impact of education policies on children, specifically Black girls. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is Associate Professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is founder of the Racial Literacy Project at TC. Host Larry Ferlazzo is an English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.
September 1, 2019
Brad Gustafson and Ben Gilpin with Sanée Bell It’s back to school time. Listen in as our guest explains why she is challenging us to start the school year with vulnerability instead of strength. Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @SaneeBell @bamradionetwork Dr. Sanée Bell is a middle school principal and an adjunct professor in Houston, TX. Sanée is passionate about authentic, purposeful learning for students and teachers, and she also has a strong passion for leadership and its impact on teacher engagement, student learning, and school culture.
September 1, 2019
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.
August 29, 2019
Setting rules for students can be challenging. In this segment, we talk about how to set classroom rules, get buy-in and enforce them. Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @alicemercer @bamradionetwork Dr. Lou Denti is a Professor in Teacher Education/Special Education at California State University Monterey Bay. He has published several books and articles in education aimed at improving student learning. Alice Mercer is a fifth grade elementary teacher in Sacramento, California and has taught for over 15 years.
June 30, 2019
Black girls are suspended twice as often as white girls. The list of school discipline disparities is significant and comes with many adverse effects. Discover what you need to know. @larryferlazzo @Ruizsealey @terrinwatson @DrVEvansWinters @Bamradionetwork Dr. Venus E. Evans-Winters is an Associate Professor of Education and faculty affiliate in Women & Gender Studies, African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Illinois State University. Terri N. Watson, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership and Human Development at The City College of New York. A Harlem native, her research examines the practices of successful school leaders and the impact of education policies on children, specifically Black girls. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is Associate Professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is founder of the Racial Literacy Project at TC. Host Larry Ferlazzo is an English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.
June 30, 2019
If you haven't heard about the GEEFL, or if you have but are unsure how to use it to teach more effectively, this episode is for you. Join us for a discussion about a new roadmap to more effective teaching and learning. Follow: @jonbergmann @kathyswanger @ideasforteacher Kathy Swanger has spent more than three decades in public education. She has taught every subject in the social studies department and well as a dropout prevention program. Throughout her career, she has incorporated technology into her teaching and has helped colleagues to do the same through professional development.
February 9, 2019
We've been teaching math for generations. It's hard to believe we haven't been doing it right. Join us to learn what we need to stop doing, start doing, and continue doing to teach math well. Follow: @ASCD @jbaywilliams @runnin26 @bamradionetwork Jennifer M. Bay-Williams is a mathematics teacher educator at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She has written many articles and books related to K–12 mathematics education, including Math Fact Fluency (ASCD, 2019) and the popular Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally and the related three-book series. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
January 26, 2019
In this segment, we look at the often overlooked ways teachers impact students' learning, behaviors, and mindset through what we say and how we way say it. Follow: @ASCD @runnin26 @balancedteacher @bamradionetwork Mike Anderson is a former award-winning teacher, an education consultant, and author of ASCD book, What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk That Improves Student Learning and Behavior (ASCD, 2019) and Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn: The Key to Student Motivation and Achievement. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
January 5, 2019
Our guest encourages school leaders to ask a series of challenging self-reflective questions about whether or not they are making a positive difference. In this interview, he explains how the answers to these questions provide a roadmap to better leadership and better schools. Award-winning educator Baruti Kafele is a leading keynote speaker and best-selling author. His books include Is My School Better a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, and The Teacher 50: Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
December 6, 2018
The use of behavior charts can be effective for short-term compliance. However, there is substantial evidence that shaming students is counterproductive in the big scheme of educating our students. Follow: @ASCD @leeannjung @a_rebora @bamradionetwork Lee Ann Jung, PhD, is Founder of Lead Inclusion (www.leadinclusion.org), a Clinical Professor at San Diego State University, and a consultant to schools worldwide. Follow Lee Ann @leeannjung. Lee Ann Jung (and Dominique Smith) are authors of the article "Tear Down Your Behavior Chart!" Host Anthony Rebora is the Editor in Chief of Education Leadership.
November 3, 2018
Teen exposure to adult content on school grounds is a subject that many school leaders have been unwilling to confront. The known impact on students is profound but not fully understood. Join us for the first in a series on the pandemic of adult content in schools. Follow: @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork @protectyoungminds #edchat #parenting Kristen A. Jenson is the author of the Good Pictures Bad Pictures series of read-aloud books including the best-selling Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids and Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds. She is the founder of ProtectYoungMinds.org, a website dedicated to helping parents empower their kids to resist and reject pornography.
September 11, 2018
We're constantly planning, moving, doing, and going. This is the life of a teacher. Even our breaks are used to get things done. Our guest says it's critical that we learn to take a break. Follow: @jonHarper70bd@froehlichm @DanielPink @bamradionetwork Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which has spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human.
July 8, 2018
Teaching has evolved in ways that are very different from what many educators expected when they chose this career. What's a teacher to do? Follow: @jonHarper70bd @froehlichm @Trevormuir@bamradionetwork Trevor Muir is a teacher, speaker, and author of the book, The Epic Classroom: How to Boost Engagement, Make Learning Memorable, and Transform Lives. His viral videos for educators can be found at trevormuir.com and at his Facebook page, The Epic Classroom.
June 10, 2018
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. Follow: @KyleHamstra @LoriOczkus @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
May 28, 2018
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. Follow: @jonHarper70bd @froehlichm @bamradionetwork 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.
April 29, 2018
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. Follow: @eklundteaches @drrickabaugh @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
April 21, 2018
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. Follow @Angela_Watson @froehlichm @ jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork 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.
March 4, 2018
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. Follow @PeterMDeWitt @froehlichm @ jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork 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).
March 4, 2018
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. 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.
February 15, 2018
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. Follow: @eklundteaches @wwmurawski @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
February 3, 2018
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. Follow @forthekiddoes @froehlichm @ jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork 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.
January 27, 2018
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. 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.
January 20, 2018
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. Follow: @jonHarper70bd @ShannaPeeples @bamradionetwork 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.
January 16, 2018
What are the best practices for differentiating instruction in the elementary grades? Join us as we lift the hood and take a look. Follow: @sarahdateechur @kjdoubet@ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
December 2, 2017
Our guest offers tips for celebrating the holidays while respecting the diversity of the students in your classroom. Follow: @intoy2014 @mr_abud @meganoliviahall@bamradionetwork 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.
November 25, 2017
It's surprising how many of us feel ill-equipped to teach reading. In this segment, we explore a few practical approaches and strategies. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @TeachingMatters #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf 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.
November 18, 2017
Join us as we unpack the top six leadership behaviors that drive optimism and commitment. Follow: @bobbdarnell @adambrownedu @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
November 12, 2017
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. Follow: @mattwachel @jonbergmann @ASCD 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.
November 5, 2017
Teaching students to ask better questions is the way to get your kids to think more deeply about their learning. Follow: @MaverikEd @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
October 29, 2017
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. Follow: @runnin26 @allenmendler @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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 Discipline With Dignity and When Teaching Gets Tough. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.
October 23, 2017
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. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ElemCoach @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ 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.
October 15, 2017
How is suspending students working for you? If you're not impressed with the results and would like to look at alternatives, tune in. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @jess_hannigan @benjamingilpin 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.
October 8, 2017
We often tell our young students to apologize when they hurt or offend others. Learn why our guests say we shouldn't. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @theteachertom @easycda #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf 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.
October 1, 2017
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. Follow: @drncgarrett @JeffreyBenson61@ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
September 23, 2017
Our guests wrote an award-winning book on facilitating thoughtful, meaningful and engaging discussions among students. Join us to learn the fundamentals. 'Follow: @Question2Think @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork Jackie Acree Walsh and Beth Dankert Sattes are co-authors of the award-winning book, Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful Speaking, Engaged Listening, Deep Thinking (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.
September 16, 2017
Our guest is a teacher's teacher who shares some of her proven approaches to getting students hooked on learning. Follow: @jmattmiller @mrdearybury1 @mrsmieliwocki @bamradionetwork 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
September 14, 2017
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 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.
August 14, 2017
If you are unclear about the meaning of a culturally responsive classroom or why it matters, tune in. Follow: @bamradionetwork @jasonFlom @raepica1 @PrincipalKafele @jlwf 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.
August 11, 2017
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.
June 9, 2017
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? Follow: @coolcatteacher @bloomzapp #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 and his latest book, From School Administrator to School Leader: 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential.
May 19, 2017
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? Follow: @coolcatteacher @brainrulesbooks @rusticpathways @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech 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 17, 2017
Are awards and rewards antithetical to creating an authentic love of learning? Follow:@gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @chriswejr @bamradionetwork 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 11, 2017
Join us as we look at the pivotal levers of school culture, including school climate, trust, and communication. Follow: @toddwhitaker @stevegruenert @mjanatovich @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
April 29, 2017
How is suspending students working for you? If you're not impressed with the results and would like to look at alternatives, tune in. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @jess_hannigan @benjamingilpin 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.
April 12, 2017
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.
April 5, 2017
The need to help students do high-quality research begins with teaching students how to distinguish between fake news, bias, truth and credible sources. Follow: @erik_palmer @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
March 23, 2017
Tip #9 In this segment we talk about how to handle you baddest, meanest, scariest kids. Follow: @hiphughes @bamradionetwork 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.”
March 8, 2017
Join us as we discuss practical ways school leaders can better manage individual resistance to change. Follow: @mjanatovich @bryanrgoodwin @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
March 2, 2017
Tip #8 If you teach, you think about classroom management. Here are three simple rules that will keep you in control. Follow: @hiphughes @bamradionetwork 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.”
February 26, 2017
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. Follow: @RossCoops31 @murphysmusings5 @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork 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.
February 26, 2017
We're still trying to rethink homework. Join us as we look at the key points many have agreed we should all avoid. Follow:@gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @brandonkblom @bamradionetwork 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.
February 26, 2017
Co-teaching can be very effective when done well. Our guest reviews the most effective models for planning and managing a co-teaching scenario. Follow: @mattwachel @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
February 8, 2017
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. Follow: @Eduflack @bamradionetwork 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 Dadprovement.
February 4, 2017
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? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @jcordery @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ 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 consultant. Tom Whitby is a former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.
January 28, 2017
Pedro jumps head first into the deep end of the issues that determine whether all kids are reached, inspired and taught. Follow: @PedroANoguera @mjanatovich @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
January 27, 2017
Classroom management systems that rely on publicly posting students' behavior status have grown in popularity. Join us as we discuss the unintended consequences. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @Teach_Preschool @JTeach529 #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf 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.
January 27, 2017
Our world has become increasingly unkind and many of us are struggling to teach empathy to our students. Our guests offer some sage advice. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @benjamingilpin @lubafeigenberg @myers_Berkowicz #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf 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.
January 12, 2017
I went from focusing on compliance to letting go, and I saw my students' passion and creativity soar. Follow: @mraspinall @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork 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.
January 7, 2017
Our guest wrote the book on the fundamental formative skills we need to cultivate in every student. Follow: @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
November 30, 2016
Join us as we talk about what a learning-centered culture looks like and how to make the shift. Follow: @gustafsonbrad, @benjamingilpin @mccoyderek @bamradionetwork 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.
November 26, 2016
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 Follow: @coolcatteacher @drmelrose @bloomzapp #edtechchat #edchat #edtech 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.
October 29, 2016
Join us as we talk about thinking about our thinking with the goal of enhancing learning. Follow: @BrainSMARTU @jmaness4 @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
October 19, 2016
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. Follow: @akoonlaba @cat3y @ASCD @bamradionetwork 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.
October 12, 2016
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 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.
October 11, 2016
I was passionate committed and driven, but my priorities were mixed up. Then I got the wake-up call. Follow: @Dwight_Carter @Jonharper70bd @bamradionetwork 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
October 5, 2016
What does it take to achieve high levels of student engagement along with higher order thinking and deep learning? Follow: @dad2ella @WilliamHimmele @PersidaHimmele @ASCD @ bamradionetwork 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.
October 5, 2016
In this segment, we talk about a new book that offers 300 proven strategies to get students excited about writing. Follow: @coolcatteacher @jserravallo @write_the_world @bamradionetwork #edtechchat #edchat #edtech 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.
October 5, 2016
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. .
October 5, 2016
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.
August 19, 2016
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.
August 18, 2016
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
August 17, 2016
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.
July 18, 2016
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.
July 12, 2016
The road to launching digital technologies in school districts is riddled with stories of missteps, misfires and outright failures. By contrast, our guest has led one of the most successful school transitions to digital technology in the nation. In this segment, he tells us why patience is a virtue when going digital. Follow: @aasadan @bamradionetwork #supchat #satchat #edchat Terry Grier is superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the nation's seventh largest school system and an acknowledged leader in digital conversion. Dr. Grier was named a Leader To Learn From by Education Week for HISDs PowerUp initiative which provides laptops to high school students for anytime/anywhere learning. PowerUp has also established a districtwide digital platform, known as the HUB, that is transforming teaching and learning, and is moving HISD away from the use of textbooks in favor of digital curricula.
July 11, 2016
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.
July 4, 2016
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.
June 29, 2016
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."
June 15, 2016
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.
May 31, 2016
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 18, 2016
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 16, 2016
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 6, 2016
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 5, 2016
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 3, 2016
Our guest is committed to teaching beyond the textbook. In this segment, we 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. 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
April 2, 2016
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
March 31, 2016
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.
March 30, 2016
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.
March 17, 2016
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.
March 13, 2016
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.
March 8, 2016
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.
March 4, 2016
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.
February 29, 2016
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."
February 25, 2016
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.
February 25, 2016
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.
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