Episodes

Jan. 26, 2023

Build Student Voice, Agency & Hope by Becoming ”Solutionaries”

Middle School teacher, Julia Fliss, shares the resources, framework and trainings from The Institute for Humane Education, that have guided her students to become "solutionaries" in their classroom, school, families and the wider community. Resourc...

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Jan. 19, 2023

Proven Strategies for Students with Dyslexia: Structured Literacy for…

Stephanie Pratt, M.Ed. is a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist, explains the proven strategies to support students with dyslexia, and how the Science of Reading is essential tier one instruction for all learners. Stephanie is Founder and Directo...

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Jan. 12, 2023

Learn About a Text-to-Speech Tool Increases Equity & Engages ALL Read…

Mike Daugherty, director of technology and Innovation at Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools, shares how Read&Write increases equity and improves outcomes for all students. The easy to access app helps with reading text out loud, understanding unf...

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Jan. 5, 2023

Coming of Age in 2020: Teenagers on the Year That Changed Everything …

Join this inspiring and touching conversation with New York Times Learning Network editor-in-chief, Katherine Schulten. Former high school English and literacy consultant, she shares the process and creators of the NYT recently released book, Coming...

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Dec. 29, 2022

Build Educator and Student Well-Being Through the Science and Practic…

Paloma Mena-Werth, a teacher-leader and Middle School Band teacher, shares how GiveThx has built community among the staff and students at her school and is elevating relationships, overall school climate, and the work environment. It's quick, resea...

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Dec. 22, 2022

Book Banning, Triggers, Cancel Culture, and the Teacher’s Dilemma--wi…

In Literature and the New Culture Wars, Professor Deborah Appleman addresses the contentious contemporary discourse around which books deserve a place in the classroom, breaking down practical strategies for teaching troubled texts while still confro...

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Dec. 15, 2022

Moosiko Makes Music Instruction Accessible to All, Helping Students T…

Veteran music teacher, Matthew Hall, shares how Moosiko's K12 guitar (& ukelele) platform has increased both student engagement and achievement by allowing for student choice. Flexible and systematic instruction, and easy tracking for the teacher all...

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Dec. 8, 2022

Dr. David Bain Believes in Making Teaching Both More Doable and More …

Dr. David Bain, Sr. Vice President of Innovation & Analytics at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, helps us understand how advancing educational technology is shifting our approach to intervention from a way to address struggling learners to a way to provid...

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Dec. 1, 2022

Dyscalculia: Diagnosing and Addressing Math Challenges

Luke Butcher, Product Developer at International Dyslexia Learning Solutions, discusses dyscalculia research, helping us sort through, understand and address our students' math challenges. Learn about the tools for screening and addressing dyscalculi...

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Nov. 24, 2022

Drag Queen Story Hour celebrates literacy, diversity, and inclusivity…

Jonathan Hamilt, Executive Director of Drag Queen Story Hour, shares the literary and creative programming for kids and teens of all ages led by drag queens. Drag Queen Story Hour, often misunderstood, is a family friendly program working to create …

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Nov. 17, 2022

Educators and Students love Gamified, Real-World Career Exploration f…

In this episode we hear from Laura Benisch, the Director of Career Planning and Partnerships at the Lincoln Academy Public Charter School in Beloit Wisconsin, about real-world and career-focused learning, and the platform that is supporting all of t...

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Nov. 10, 2022

Teach More, Hover Less: How to Stop Micromanaging Your Secondary Clas…

Author and educator, Miriam Plotinsky, shares strategies for giving students more voice, more choice, more responsibility and more challenge. Having spent 20 years as a classroom educator, Miriam now writes for publications like Ed Surge, Ed Week, an...

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Nov. 3, 2022

High-Impact Tutoring, 24/7, For All Grade Bands and Subjects, in Seve…

Principal Melissa Barlow, English Teacher Hannah Hodge, and 11th Grader Kaleb, are enthusiastic to share how TutorMe has enhanced student achievement, empowered teachers, and is shifting the culture at Yukon High School in Oklahoma City. TutorMe provides...

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Oct. 27, 2022

Build Students’ Confidence, Critical Thinking and Growth Mindset With…

Andrea Keith brings her background as a classroom teacher, professional developer and ed-tech leader, to her current role as the Executive Director of Let Grow. Let Grow is making it easy, normal and legal to give kids the independence they …

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Oct. 20, 2022

Current Events, Science & Social Studies Content Delivered in Daily N…

Middle school teacher, Thé Bui, inspires us with all the ways NexGen News has elevated student voice, brought continually new and engaging content to his curriculum, and built a culture of curiosity, creativity and student-led learning in his science and...

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Oct. 14, 2022

Effective, System-wide Bullying Prevention Strategies for All Schools

Adam Collins, PhD, the Statewide Bullying-Prevention Manager and MTSS Specialist for the Colorado Department of Education, and his colleague Jason Harlacher, PhD, Senior Researcher with American Institutes for Research are passionate about making schoo...

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Oct. 6, 2022

Simplify Communication Between School & Families in 125 Different Lan…

Veteran administrator and teacher, Wendy Young, had 100% attendance at parent teacher conferences, twice a year, for two years in a row. She also had 100% student engagement for 98% of the time during remote learning, and she communicates with …

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Sept. 29, 2022

High Quality Instructional Materials help students outpace peers by u…

Jocelyn Pickford from CurriculumHQ and Josh Parrish from the Collaborative for Student Success, discuss how High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) transform classrooms, empower and retain teachers, and accelerate student learning and engagement expo...

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Sept. 22, 2022

Transform Learning with Inquiry-Based Strategies for All Content & Gr…

Educators, Dan Fouts & Eryn Sherman, share the transformative, inquiry strategies that bring spice, curiosity, engagement, and belonging to their classrooms. Hear how student-led learning hits all the standards and shifts school culture. Resources: Con...

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Sept. 15, 2022

What Students Have to Say About ”Who is American Today?”

Artists, educators and researchers James Rees and Flavia Bastos share the powerful, nationwide digital storytelling project and research project, Who Is American Today. Hear student projects, learn about research findings, and discover how to participate...

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Sept. 8, 2022

The Turnkey, Screen-free Solution for Primary Math Facts Fluency

Andria Danko has been teaching primary school for 18 years, and she knows what works. Since using Page a Day Math, her students' progress has accelerated, and they are even asking for Math during their free time! Resources: Connect with …

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Sept. 1, 2022

Powerful Anti-Bullying & Kindness Initiatives with The Wonder Project

Dina Zuckerberg, the Director of Family Programs at myFace.org, shares the challenges of having a craniofacial difference, and the ways that The Wonder Project launches kindness and anti-bullying movements and momentum. Resources: Connect to Learning ...

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Aug. 25, 2022

News and Media Literacy Learning - Integrated, Easy to Implement, and…

Monica Valdes is a 21-year teaching veteran with a background in media and film. She shares how Checkology has empowered both her and her students to sort through the onslaught of misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories. Media literacy has...

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Aug. 18, 2022

Transforming Schoolyards into Outdoor Learning Spaces to Improve Lear…

Sharon Gamson Danks, the CEO and founder of Green Schoolyards America, shares all the educational, social, environmental and health-related benefits of redesigning schoolyards into living, diverse, outdoor learning spaces. Resources: Connect to The Ins...

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