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Robert Kaplinsky

14 Podcast Episodes

Latest 4 Feb 2023 | Updated Daily

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Agent Robert Kaplinsky (#ObserveMe)

Lesson: Impossible - An Exploration of Educational Innovation

Your lesson, should you choose to accept it, is to join the global #ObserveMe movement by requesting constructive feedback from your colleagues. The special agent assigned to help you with this task is Robert Kaplinsky In our conversation we discuss: 1️⃣ The origins of the #ObserveMe movement 2️⃣ Why we need to rethink how we ask for feedback and why it matters 3️⃣ The role of the observer Click here for links and resources mentioned in the episode or more information about the podcast. Click here for Lesson: Impossible’s blog for modern languages/ELL teachers. Lesson: Impossible is proud to be one of the many amazing School Rubric podcasts.


4 Apr 2022

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Improving Teaching Practice with Robert Kaplinsky

Ready Set Growth - Inspiration for Teachers

If you are looking to re-energize the way you think about teaching look no further than Nick's discussion with Robert Kaplinsky. Join Nick as he speaks with Robert about the small changes any teacher can make right now that will have a massive impact on the way we deliver material and interact with our students as we head into a new year.  Help celebrate 1 year of Ready, Set, Growth by listening to Nick speak with one of the most influential figures that have helped shape the way he sees math and a better way of teaching it.  Follow us on: https://bit.ly/37lIvod - Instagram https://bit.ly/2EBSkCz - Facebook https://twitter.com/ReadySetGrowth - Twitter https://www.readysetgrowthpodcast.com/ - website  Follow our guest: Robert Kaplinsky Twitter - https://twitter.com/robertkaplinsky Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/robert_kaplinsky/?hl=en Website - https://robertkaplinsky.com/ Open Middle - https://www.openmiddle.com/


25 Jan 2021

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Robert Kaplinsky: Teaching Mathematical Problem-Solving Digitally

Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset

#EduDuctTape S03-E049 Episode Notes Available at: jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-49 Episode Sponsors: PolyUp.com - Fall Math and STEM Challenge - Visit PolyUp.com and click apply for a grant, or AVID schools sign up via polyup.com/c/AVIDrocks TextHelp - Sign up for a free EquatIO teacher account at text.help/equatio-fft Today’s Guest: Robert Kaplinsky Robert has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist, instructor for the UCLA, and presenter at conferences around the world. He's the author of Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking and created the #ObserveMe movement.  He’s also the founder and president of Grassroots Workshops. Contact Info: @robertkaplinsky on Twitter, @robert_kaplinsky on Instagram, @robertkaplinsky on Facebook, robertkaplinsky.com, openmiddle.com, grassrootsworkshops.com, robert@robertkaplinsky.com 2 Truths & 1 Lie Educational Duct Tape Question: "How do I teach mathematical problem solving digitally?" "We are coming from a position where we have always taught it without technology, we should give ourselves a lot of grace." In-N-Out burger question Find similar problems at robertkaplinsky.com/lessons Desmos Activity Builder for a real-world problem Desmos has pre-built classroom activities, as well as the "Activity Builder" for making your own. Use drag-and-drop editing to add content to an interactive slide deck (text boxes, sketches, graphs, etc.) Slides can be oneway (providing info to students) or interactive (text questions, drag-and-drop, sketch, card sorts, etc.) Can see an overlay view that is similar to what Pear Deck offers Teacher.desmos.com Desmos Marbleslides Desmos can anonymize student names and freeze student screens Sliders let students explore elements of problems, patterns, and graphs (for example, changing the m or b in y=mx + b) "A lot of the way that we value mathematics in the United States is on getting the right answers quickly and efficiently. As a teacher, I was really good at creating math robots who could get the answers, but really didn't know what they were talking about."  Focus on real-world problem-solving in mathematics → mathematical modeling "It's easy to enter into, but challenging to master and that, I think, is very satisfying in general." Open Middle Math Find problems on https://www.openmiddle.com/ Learn why educators' like Open Middle problems at #WhyOpenMiddle Open Middle - “Want the Google Slides?” Asynchronous use of the Google Slides - a separate set of slides for each kid, but that makes it more difficult to observe their work Synchronous - collaborative Google Slides Level up - Google Slides with Pear Deck The video of Robert using Pear Deck with an Open Middle problem is in this workshop. or The Answer Pad Open Middle with Desmos Activity Builder The Dunning-Kruger Effect - "The more that you learn, the more that you realize you don't know." The Celebration of the Adjacent Possible Apple Podcast Review from Jated Bubbsy #EduDuctTape Flipgrid Question from Andrew Nikola microphones that I mentioned: Samson Q2U Handheld Dynamic Audio-Technica ATR2100 Audio-Technica ATR2100x Blue Snowball Blue Yeti Rode

1hr 9mins

18 Nov 2020

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Open Middle ® Math with Robert Kaplinsky

Teacher's Corner

Imagine that you assign a math problem and your students, instead of getting discouraged after not solving it on the first attempt, start working harder—as if on a quest to figure out the answer. What could possibly make this fantastic scenario come true? The answer is: Open Middle ® Math by Robert Kaplinsky.  With these practical and intuitive strategies, extensive resources, and Robert’s own stories about his journey learning to use Open Middle math problems successfully, you will be able to support, challenge, and motivate all your students. Today’s Teachers Corner features Robert reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 of Open Middle ® Math: Problems that Unlock Student Thinking, Grades 6-12.     Links: https://www.stenhouse.com/1174.asp https://www.RobertKaplinsky.com https://www.OpenMiddle.com Twitter:  @RobertKaplinsky


29 May 2020

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Robert Kaplinsky: Depth of Knowledge, Open Middle Problems and effective CPD

Mr Barton Maths Podcast

Robert is a US maths educationalist and all round legend. He is the brains behind the Open Middle website, and the depth of knowledge framework. In this episode we delve deep into problem solving using those two key ideas as a stimulus, and also discuss effective CPD. It is a good one! For more information about today’s guest, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/robert-kaplinky-depth-of-knowledge-open-middle-problems-and-effective-cpd/ 

2hr 19mins

22 May 2020

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Ep 17: Robert Kaplinsky

Unprofessional Development

Hey Unprofessionals!  Today, Tudisco and Mealey sit down with and actual expert of Professional Development:  Robert Kaplinsky.  We talk about his "Open Middle" questions, his Grassroots Workshops to change the future of professional development, the #ObserveMe movement, and that one time someone almost died during training.  You know-- fun stuff.  To Learn More About Robert Kaplinsky:  https://robertkaplinsky.com/  To find individualized professional development from real teachers:  https://grassrootsworkshops.com/ Don't forget to like and subscribe, and follow us on Twitter @unprocast email us at unprofessionaldevelopmentcast@gmail.com Fill out this survey please


4 May 2020

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Robert Kaplinsky

The Make Learning Magical Podcast

In this episode I chat with the incredible Robert Kaplinsky. Robert has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for the Downey Unified School District, an instructor for University of California, LA, and a presenter at conferences around the world. He co-founded the website Open Middle, has been published in Edutopia and Education Week, is the author of Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, and created the #ObserveMe movement. He is also the president of Grassroots workshops: a company that provides flexible online workshops for educators. Find him on: Twitter: @RobertKaplinsky Instagram: @Robert_Kaplinsky Website: OpenMiddle.com, RobertKaplinsky.com Workshop: Grassrootsworkshops.com


20 Mar 2020

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The more that you learn, the more you realize you don't know featuring Robert Kaplinsky E49

EduMagic: Future Teacher Podcast

Today I have with me Robert Kaplinsky a Math educator who developed the #oberveme movement and @GrassrootsWS. If that isn't enough he is also the co-creator of @openmiddle. During our conversation, Robert shares about his teaching journey and his passion for helping all educators succeed. Show notes can be found: https://www.sfecich.com/post/the-more-that-you-learn-the-more-you-realize-you-don-t-know-featuring-robert-kaplinsky


10 Mar 2020

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Episode 40 - Opening the Middle with Robert Kaplinsky

Instant Relevance Podcast

**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** Welcome to the 3rd Season of the Instant Relevance Podcast!  Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview math educator, speaker, and author of "Open Middle Math: Problems that Unlock Student Thinking' - Robert Kaplinsky (@robertkaplinsky).  The hosts talk to Robert about his work with Open Middle problems, his new book, and the importance of bridging the gap when working with other educators.  More from Robert Kaplinsky: -- robertkaplinsky.com/ More about Open Middle: -- openmiddle.com/ Check out more from Denis: -- denissheeran.com/ Check out more from Ray: -- blendedlearningnetwork.org The Instant Relevance Podcast is a member of VoicEd.ca  and the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/instant-relevance-podcast/support


14 Dec 2019

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#53 Open Middle Math: An Interview with Robert Kaplinsky

Making Math Moments That Matter

This week we sit down with problem creator, national presenter, and now author,  Robert Kaplinsky. In this tip-filled episode we chat with Robert about how to implement problem based lessons so kids high 5 each other, how we can squeeze open middle problems into our routines and why we should, and finally we chat about Robert’s mission to provide great professional development to teachers no matter their geographical location.  You’ll Learn:  What makes good problem based lessons and how to teach with them.  How to avoid creating math robots.  How to use x-ray vision to see what your students know.  How open middle problems can fit into your teaching routine.  Where you can find good math professional development.  Resources:  https://robertkaplinsky.com/ I Hope You’re Embarrassed  How much does a 100 by 100 cost?  Openmiddle.com bit.ly/openmiddlebook bit.ly/openmiddlebookca Grassrootsworkshops.comGet a Customized Math Improvement Plan For Your District.Are you district leader for mathematics? Take the 12 minute assessment and you’ll get a free, customized improvement plan to shape and grow the 6 parts of any strong mathematics program.Take the assessment


2 Dec 2019