Season 2

Oct. 28, 2021

A Turnkey, Evidence-Based Literacy Solution for English Language Lear…

Veteran ESL teacher Jean Luppino, and her colleague, Kristina Signore, share how their English learners have made rapid progress, real-world connections and gained confidence through STORYWORLD's digital, story-based learning platform. STORYWORLD utilize...

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Sept. 30, 2021

Teaching With HEART: Integrating SEL into School Practices, Products,…

Dr. Lorea Martínez Pérez, the award-winning founder of HEART in Mind Consulting, and author of the recently released book Teaching With the HEART in Mind: A Complete Educator's Guide to Social Emotional Learning. Her work is dedicated to helping schools …

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June 24, 2021

Math Strategies for Low Achievement & Math Anxiety

Join math intervention specialist and founder of CollaboratEd Consulting, Juliana Tapper, to learn how to increase engagement, participation, and success of students who struggle in mathematics. Resources: Connect to Page a Day Math Connect to Collabo...

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June 10, 2021

Achievement Teams Help teachers Collaborate Effectively to Raise Stud…

Steve Ventura, president at Advanced Collaborative Solutions, discusses his upcoming book on Achievement Teams™ -- an experiential and effective four-step protocol centered around Collective Teacher Efficacy (a shared belief that educators can have a gre...

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June 4, 2021

Maximizing All Learning as Social Emotional Learning

Districtwide Manager of Social Emotional Academic Learning, Kim Price, shares the promising practices that are making classrooms more welcoming, safe, nurturing environments that empower students and staff to best attend to holistic learning and greater ...

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May 29, 2021

Enhancing Learning Across Content Using Popular Media

Secondary math and finance teacher Eric Sigman, and 5th grade teacher Shon Villars, share how ClassHook captures students attention, makes ideas and concepts concrete and relatable, and keeps students engaged. This is an easily affordable and timesaving ...

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May 21, 2021

Arts Integration Increases Engagement and Achievement for All Students

Professional theater director and Ithaca college professor Gavin Mayer discusses the High School Arts Integration program he and his colleagues founded and how the arts make our students better, smarter and kinder human beings. Resources: Connect with...

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May 13, 2021

Movement, Leadership and the Benefits of Gender Specific Education wi…

Entrepreneur,TED speaker, equity warrior, and GALS co-founder, Liz Wolfson discusses positive gender identity, integrated movement and the game-changing model of the Girls Athletic Leadership Schools. Resources: Connect with Unruly Studios Connect with...

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May 6, 2021

Adventurous and Beautiful Computer Science for Elementary Students

Technology and Special Education teacher Lee Hollman, from PS 132 in Brooklyn NY, shares how Codemancer has filled a technology gap and energized all of his students to love coding, expanding their skills for al content areas. Resources: Connect to …

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April 29, 2021

Restorative Processes & Trauma Informed Instruction to Shift School C…

District Managers for Restorative Process, Deanna Goodrich and Yeruwelle de Rouen share trauma-informed and Restorative Process Practices to help shift school climate and create safe, nurturing spaces to accelerate learning. Resources: Connect to Class...

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April 23, 2021

Vocabulary study as a sport? Susan Holcomb tells you how.

Veteran Gifted and Talented teacher Susan Holcomb, shares how the national WordMasters Challenge competition keeps vocabulary alive through analogy and competition. She credits the program with developing autonomous learners who consistently end up as me...

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April 15, 2021

Dr. Kenneth Waters discusses how to change the outcomes and narrative…

Cultural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader at St Andrew's Episcopal School, Baltimore Maryland, Dr. Kenneth Waters shares research, his own experiences, best practices and tips for supporting and improving outcomes for Black boys. Resources: Con...

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April 8, 2021

Addressing math gaps through personalized learning with Joel Rose

Joel Rose, Co-­Founder and CEO of New Classrooms, shares a whole new model for structuring learning that not only accelerates achievement and closes learning gaps in middle school math, but also improves classroom culture and increases student engagement...

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April 1, 2021

Talking about race and other tough topics with Lana Hailemariam

Educator, certified coach & trainer, and sought after speaker Lana Hailemariam shares stories and strategies for how to empower students' voices, facilitate tough conversations, and talk to kids about race. Resources: Connect with SPEAK Lana's EdCurati...

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March 25, 2021

Colorado State Specialist Veronica Fiedler discusses how to best supp…

Veronica Fiedler, Specific Learning Disability Specialist for the state of Colorado, discusses how to best support diverse learners and their teachers, and helps us better understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Resources: Co...

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March 18, 2021

Integrate STEM, Coding, Movement & Content Learning! Christine Danho…

Christine Danhoff, technology integration specialist at the Genoa School District, shares the Unruly Splats which have allowed her and her teachers to integrate STEM, movement and coding into pretty much any content area. I'm not even kidding. And it's F...

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March 11, 2021

Jeremy Keeshin, CEO & Founder of CodeHS, discusses his new book--Read…

In Read Write Code, Jeremy Keeshin demystifies the world of computers, starting at the beginning to explain the basic building blocks of today’s tech: programming, the internet, data, apps, the cloud, cybersecurity, algorithms, artificial intelligence, a...

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March 4, 2021

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion expert Dr. Aaron Griffen, shares his ne…

Dr. Aaron Griffen, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Denver Schools of Science and Technology, discusses his new role, his new book (Challenges to Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs in Organizations) and building DEI...

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Feb. 18, 2021

Michael Spencer Loves Cultural Music

Michael Spencer, 8-year music teaching veteran, shares about the impact of cultural music on cross-content learning, community building and school climate. Resources: Find Michael at Find QuaverEd Michael Spencer's EdCurat...

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Feb. 4, 2021

Diedre Spicer Loves Actively Learn

Diedre Spicer, teacher and founder at of Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California, shares how Actively Learn helps learners with all learning styles to engage, and find multiple points of access into texts of all kinds …

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Jan. 21, 2021

Keena Day Loves Culturally Responsive Literacy

Keena Day, Senior Manager of Humanities at Denver Schools of Science and Technology enlightens us on best practices in culturally responsive literacy and encouraging critical thinking. Resources: This episode was sponsored by Reading Plus Find Keena ...

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Jan. 8, 2021

Anthony Chiles Loves building student relationships and MVPSpaces

Anthony Chiles, Student Support Coordinator at Burke County School District, discusses practical strategies for building positive relationships with students. Resources: Building-Relationships-Toolkit.pdf See Anthony's session from the C...

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Dec. 17, 2020

Andrew Roberts Loves Inquiry-Based Math

Andrew Roberts, veteran math teacher, instructional coach, teacher trainer and data guy says that there is just no arguing with results when it comes to inquiry-based vs direct instruction. Resources: Connect with Figure Math Angela Duckworth's book -...

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Nov. 27, 2020

Becca Fenton Loves Mini Money Management

Middle school teacher Becca Fenton from John E. Flynn A Marzano Academy in Westminster Colorado has found an integrated, easy-to-implement, and highly effective system of classroom management that also teaches authentic life skills and financial literacy...

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Nov. 15, 2020

Heather Eskridge Loves Quaver SEL (Social Emotional Learning)

Heather Eskridge, elementary school counselor in Franklin Tennessee, says that in her 23 years as a counselor she's never found a program more comprehensive, engaging and flexible than Quaver Social Emotional Learning. Resources: You can learn more an...

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Nov. 6, 2020

Angela Mangum Loves Quaver Music

Angela Mangum, a 26 year veteran of both elementary and secondary music, share the ways Quaver music has increased student engagement, made advanced skills and concepts accessible, and increased the fun and joy in her classroom and life. Resources: C...

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Sept. 28, 2020

Kelly Crowe Loves the Axiom Dashboard

School counselor, Kelly Crowe, shares how the Axiom dashboard allows her to easily track and communicate personally with students and their families in their language of choice--addressing questions, needs and concerns. It's a system that leaves no stude...

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Aug. 4, 2020

Two High School Students SPEAK Out About Activism & Vocal Empowerment

Students Lerato and Eliza, from Boulder Colorado share their experience learning with SPEAK's Vocal Empowerment Curriculum. SPEAK supports students to empower their voices for self-advocacy and civic participation. Resources: Connect with SPEAK

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July 23, 2020

Mary Bonnetty Love CoSpaces

Mary Bonnety shares how her students are able to build their own 3D, interactive digital spaces, integrate them with different academic content areas, collaborate, and share their spaces during both in-person and remote learning.

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July 20, 2020

Cindi Krebs Loves BoomWriter

Veteran teacher Cindi Krebs explains how BoomWriter allows students to collaborate on a story which can then be published into a softcover book. Students also love group writing activities, skills lessons and journal activities.

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July 5, 2020

Benjamin Dancer Loves Expeditionary Learning

Benjamin Dancer, a teacher at the Jefferson County Open School (JCOS) and a 24 year veteran, shares his huge passion for fostering curiosity and connection through authentic relationship and experience. JCOS is a life changing alternative to conventional...

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Feb. 16, 2020

Susan Connick loves Lexia Core 5

Susan Connick from St. Benilde School in Metarie, Louisiana shares how she uses Lexia Core 5 to support her Tier II struggling readers in grades K-7. Resources: Connect to Lexia Core5

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Feb. 14, 2020

Jared Adamson loves Big Ideas Math

Jared Adamson from Cherokee Trail High School discusses how Big Ideas Math helps him increase student achievement through the curriculum's Investigations, Game Closet and other tools that provide students with immediate feedback. Resources: Connect t...

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