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Jan. 24, 2023

Sustaining Effort & Persistence - E111

This week, we are exploring the sustaining effort and persistence aspect of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. We'll go over the four key checkpoints within effort and persistence as well as explain how you ca...

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Jan. 17, 2023

How To Get Students Thinking - E110

This week, we are starting a new book talk series! We are chatting about our learning and reflections on chapter 1 from Daniel Willingham's book, Why Don't Students Like School? There are lots of great brain-based and scienti...

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Jan. 10, 2023

New Year Goals and Reflections - E109

This week, we are back and reflecting on the 2022 year. We'll chat about what we've struggled with and what we've learned as well as what our goals are for the new year. If you like what you hear, we …

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Nov. 29, 2022

Sparking Excitement and Curiosity for Learning - E108

This week, we are diving deeper into the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) framework by exploring multiple means of engagement in the classroom. Specifically, we are focusing our discussion on how to spark excitement and cu...

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Nov. 22, 2022

From The Archives: Supporting English Language Learners In Your Class…

In this episode, we are exploring the ways that you can leverage technology to support the English language learners in your classroom. We'll cover tech tools such as Google Read&Write and Mote, as well as some general tips a...

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Nov. 8, 2022

Specifications Grading - E107

This week, we are chatting all about specifications (or specs) grading. This is an alternative grading strategy that focuses on mastery of learning by defining specific requirements for what students need to meet. If you like...

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Nov. 1, 2022

De-streaming Revisited: Progress, Strategies, and Reflections - E106

This week, we are reflecting on our experiences with de-streaming in our classrooms so far in this school year. We will share our progress, our wins and challenges, and, most importantly, resources to help guide you along wi...

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Oct. 25, 2022

Learner Variability and UDL - E105

This week, we are chatting about learner variability in the context of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Learner variability is not just simply learning styles; we'll define what learner variability is as well as the vario...

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Oct. 18, 2022

May Tired in October? - E104

This week, we are chatting about how chaotic this school year has been so far. We will share some of the different things that are making it feel so crazy, and we'll also brainstorm some ways that we can improve …

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Oct. 11, 2022

From The Archives: Making Learning Accessible With UDL - E087

This week, we are chatting all about why UDL (Universal Design For Learning) is a great approach to designing classrooms that make learning accessible for all students. We are focusing on the big picture in this episode by go...

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Oct. 4, 2022

An Update on Mastery-Based Learning - E103

This week, we are back with an update on how mastery-based learning is going in our classrooms. We'll chat about our successes and challenges with mastery-based learning and provide some helpful tips and tricks along the way!...

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Sept. 27, 2022

Getting Started With Station-Based Learning - E102

This week, we are chatting all about station-based learning. This instructional model is frequently used at the elementary level, so our focus for this conversation is how to implement station-based learning in the secondary ...

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Sept. 20, 2022

Our Favourite Formative Assessment Tools - E101

This week, we are sharing our favourite formative assessment tools. Formative assessment is essentially how we are assessing students for what they know while they are learning it in an ongoing format. There are so many great...

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Sept. 13, 2022

Celebrating 100 Episodes - E100

This week, we are celebrating the 100th episode of the EduGals podcast. We have handed over the reins to two amazing guests, Stephen Hurley and Doug Peterson, to interview us about our journey with podcasting and the future o...

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Sept. 6, 2022

From The Archives: Digital Organization For Teachers - E062

This week, we are discussing various strategies, tips, and ideas for digital teacher organization. As we embark on a new school year, this is a great time for you to get organized and develop some systems to help keep you …

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Aug. 30, 2022

New Google Features We Love! - E099

This week, we are sharing our favourite new Google features. There have been so many great updates to Google tools over the past few months and we are excited to share new features that we are excited about in Google …

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Aug. 23, 2022

Gearing Up For a New School Year - E098

This week, we are sharing some tips and tricks to gear up for the new school year. We'll discuss reminders, considerations, and EdTech tools you might use as you get started with your planning. If you like what you hear, …

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Aug. 16, 2022

Getting Buy In For Ungrading - E097

This week, we are talking all about how to build buy-in for ungrading in your school community. We'll discuss ungrading buy-in strategies for various different stakeholders such as teachers, admin, parents, and most important...

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Aug. 9, 2022

From The Archives: Leveraging Tech Tools To Build Community In Your C…

We are talking all about how to leverage tech tools to build community in your (hopefully) face-to-face classroom. We'll link different tools to our four whys of community building: collaboration, communication, social-emotio...

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Aug. 2, 2022

Classroom Strategies to Support Multilingual Learners - E096

This week, we are chatting all about different classroom strategies that we can use to support our English language learners (or multilingual learners). We'll explore a variety of strategies to support learners at varying lev...

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July 19, 2022

Problem Solving Mastery-Based Grading - E095

This week, we are chatting all about mastery-based grading in skills-based curriculum areas. We've got a packed episode where Rachel is reflecting on her thought processes and Katie helps with problem-solving some challenges ...

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July 5, 2022

Our Why and What Brings Us Joy in Education - E094

This week, we are chatting all about our why and what brings us joy in education. We'll reflect on our educational journeys and talk about how we've made decisions that have impacted our career pathways. Reminding ourselves o...

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June 28, 2022

From The Archives: The HOW of Ungrading - E071

In this blast from the past, we are digging into the HOW of ungrading. In part 2 of this 2 part series, we are talking about different strategies and ideas to get started with ungrading in the classroom. It can …

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June 21, 2022

From The Archives: Setting Up Your Virtual Learning Space - E056

In this blast from the past, Katie and I explore the ways to set up your Learning Management System (LMS) effectively and efficiently to optimize course organization and learning for your students. We reviewed tips, strategie...

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