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BAM Radio has compiled the most popular segments, hosted by the Executive Directors of the nation's 14 leading education associations including ; the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Parent Teachers Association ( PTA), the National Head Start Association (NHSA), The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), the National Afterschool Association (NAA), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and more...

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BAM Radio has compiled the most popular segments, hosted by the Executive Directors of the nation's 14 leading education associations including ; the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Parent Teachers Association ( PTA), the National Head Start Association (NHSA), The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), the National Afterschool Association (NAA), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and more...

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The term “Behavior Chart” has many different uses for teachers in many different settings. Listeners may need the context of the specific kind of chart Lee Ann is discussing. I recommend reading her article.

Miss the podcast

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I enjoyed listening to the hosts' take on education. Why aren't they producing more shows?

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63 Ratings
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37
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4

Reading Specialist

By rdng.tchr - Aug 10 2019
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The term “Behavior Chart” has many different uses for teachers in many different settings. Listeners may need the context of the specific kind of chart Lee Ann is discussing. I recommend reading her article.

Miss the podcast

By emuwhee - May 19 2012
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I enjoyed listening to the hosts' take on education. Why aren't they producing more shows?
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K-12 Greatest Hits:The Best Ideas in Education

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BAM Radio has compiled the most popular segments, hosted by the Executive Directors of the nation's 14 leading education associations including ; the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Parent Teachers Association ( PTA), the National Head Start Association (NHSA), The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), the National Afterschool Association (NAA), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and more...

Rank #1: Have I Totally Screwed Up My Kid? Is It Too Late?

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For many parents and teachers, the more books they read, the more programs they listen to and the more experts they watch, the more things they discover they have failed to do. This often leads to a persistent lingering question: have I totally messed up my kids? This segment provides some much needed answers!

Feb 12 2010

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Rank #2: Teachers, Tattoos, Piercings and Provocative Dress: Fashion Anarchy v. Fashion Fascism?

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A new generation of young teachers, combined with more casual trends in dress, has raised some prickly questions about what is appropriate attire for teachers. Teachers with tattoos, piercings and provocative clothing are acceptable to some and strictly off-limits to others. In this segment our guests tackle the issue in what became a surprisingly spirited discussion.
Eve Michaels, author of Dress Code: Ending Fashion Anarchy, believes that Americans suffer from a pandemic of fashion anarchy. Beth Winfrey Freeburg, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair in the Department of Workforce Education and Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. David Bloomfield is Professor of Education Leadership, Law, and Policy at Brooklyn College and the City University. Amanda Dykes M.Ed, is a sixth grade teacher who is passionate about technology integration.

Jan 29 2013

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Rank #3: What Every White Teacher Needs to Know About Teaching Black Girls

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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

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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.

Sep 04 2019

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Rank #4: 50 Things You Can Do Easier In Google Classroom

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Our guest is passionate about Google classroom and literally wrote the book on how educators can make the most of this teaching tool.

Follow: @ajpodchaski @iplante @s_bearden @alicekeeler @bamradionetwork

#edtechchat #edchat #edtech

Alice Keeler lives in Fresno, California where she is a mother of 5 and teaches in the credential program at Fresno State University. She is a Google Certified Teacher and the author of the book "50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom." Sharon Plante is Director of Technology at Eagle Hill-Southport in Southport, CT.

Jun 30 2015

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Rank #5: Why Educators Are Losing Boys, How to Get Them Back

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In this fascinating discussion, Larry Griffin asserts that the number of boys who are unmotivated and underachieving is growing. He has identified five reasons why educators and society are failing to successfully launch boys and why increasing numbers of boys are simply being lost. Larry goes on to offer his insights on what educators can do to get them back on course. From the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Oct 02 2009

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Rank #6: SPECIAL: Fear of Men In Early Childhood Education

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Whether it's on the quiet or in your face the fear of men in early education is widespread. Yes, it's difficult to quantify and talk about, but It's real. From parents, to administrators the fear of men who work with young children has a significant impact in classrooms and beyond. We brought together a parent, a male educator and an early education attorney to look at the fear and the reality of men in ECE.

Mar 01 2010

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Rank #7: Teaching and Leading Without Administration Support

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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.

Mar 08 2016

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Rank #8: Teacher Talk That Improves Student Learning and Behavior

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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.

Jan 26 2019

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Rank #9: Dump Report Card Grades, Replace Them With...

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Welcome to 12/4 episode of EdChat Radio. In this segment we recap this week's, shall we say, "spirited" discussion on report cards, the meaning of letter grades (or lack there of) and punishing student behavior by deducting grade points. Your EdChat hosts provided insightful analysis, personal commentary and fresh donuts from last year's Christmas party.

Follow:@blairteach,@web20classroom,

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Tom Whitby
is Contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, NYSCATE Network, St. Joseph's College NY group. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board. Steve Anderson is an educator, #Edchat Co-Creator, ASCD Emerging Leader and one the Top 50 Innovators in Education.

Dec 18 2012

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Rank #10: Managing the Growing Demands of Teaching

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Between the increasing mandate for academic outcomes, expanding class sizes and the daily litany of demands by students, parents and administrators, teaching can drain even the most energetic of educators. In this segment our guests share thoughts and strategies to keep your energy high and your stress low.
Dr. Jack Singer, is a Clinical Psychologist and author of "The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide." Carol Bergmann
Corporate Coach, Consultant, and DiSC-Certified Facilitator Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. She has also founded various acclaimed educational projects and trained teachers face to face and online in 100 countries. Joan Young is a 4th-grade teacher and a clinical psychologist;

Dec 05 2012

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Rank #11: [HOT] A Plan for the First 20 Days of School

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Our guest founded the Choose2Matter movement. This year the program has gained momentum and in this segment she shares a plan to bring out the best in students in the first twenty days.

Follow: @AngelaMaiers @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork

#edtechchat #edchat #edtech

Angela Maiers has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years. Her powerful message and down-to-earth style have made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker for education conferences, corporate events and innovation summits.
Angela is the author of six books, and the founder of Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems.

Sep 17 2015

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Rank #12: Differentiation in Elementary Grades: Do This, Not That

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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.

Jan 16 2018

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Rank #13: Find Out Why Joy and Play Are Critical to Learning

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Steve Gross shares with us why joy and play opens up the world for children and why parents, teachers and care takers need to be playful and joyful to interact well with children. From Southern Early Childhood Association

Oct 04 2009

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Rank #14: Cell Phones in the Classroom: Distraction or Undervalued Teaching Tool?

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While some educators see cell phones and digital devices as distractions and sources of attention deficit, others say these are wonderful, undervalued teaching tools. Do we need to suppress the use of cell phones in classrooms or bring today's teachers up to speed on how to teach with this new tool?
Greg Graham is the author of, "Cell Phones in the Classroom? No, Students Need to Pay Attention." Liz Kolb is a clinical assistant professor at The University of Michigan and authored "Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator." Lisa Nielsen,award-winning blogger and author of "Teaching Generation Text," is a long time public school educator.

Dec 05 2012

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Rank #15: Overly Talkative Students: What Can a Teacher Do?

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Student interaction is good and desirable, but what should a teacher do when student chatter is off task or disruptive?

Follow: @TeacherAdvice @vincent_kristen @bamradionetwork @raepica1

#edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf

Dec 05 2015

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Rank #16: What Every Teacher Can Learn from a Title I School

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Our guest is a principal at a Title 1 school that is making exceptional progress with student achievement. In this segment he shares strategies that every teacher and school leader can use to produce better student outcomes.

Follow: @jaysonsnyder13 @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork

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Jayson Snyder is principal and lead-learner at Meadow's Edge Elementary in the PHM school district. Their dedicated staff, hard working students, and supportive parents are all instrumental pieces in them being recognized as one of Indiana's top Title I schools for student achievement.

May 31 2015

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Rank #17: The One Thing Parents Really Want From Teachers and School Leaders

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Through trial and error, our guests discovered that what parents want from teachers and school leaders may differ from what schools and PTO's believe. Tune in to learn what matters most to many parents and how to marry what parents want with what schools need.
Lisa Davis is a Parent Leader in her community. She currently serves as Vice President of Jericho joint council of PTAs. She previously held the position of President, Vice President, and chair of numerous committees. She also serves as a member of the district's President's Council and Health & Safety Committee. Gwen Pescatore is a mother of 3, serving as the home and school association president at @KnappElementary, and on the planning committee for #ParentCamp.

Jun 02 2015

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Rank #18: If You Lose Control of Your Classroom, Try This...

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Losing control of the classroom conjures up frightening images of students running amok. If classroom anarchy is one of your fears, you'll want to make sure you listen to this episode.

Follow: @sugatam @travislape @nmhs_lms @bamradionetwork

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Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University in the UK. He is known for his work showing that children in groups, unsupervised and allowed to use the Internet can learn anything by themselves.

Nov 05 2015

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Rank #19: Nipping Negative Student Behavior in the Bud

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The first days of school are behind us. Students are settling in and getting comfortable. This is the time when negative student behaviors can begin to emerge. Our guests offer proven tips for keeping your students and classroom on track.

Follow: @jessica_minahan @mzteachuh @vincent_kristen @bamradionetwork @bodymindchild

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Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to school’s nationwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). She is an adjunct professor at Boston University, a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press). Kristen Vincent is Responsive Classroom Program Developer. Melanie Link Taylor teaches both general ed. and Special Ed. She blogs on education topics at MzTeachuh.blogspot.com.

Oct 15 2015

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Rank #20: Managing The Hidden Differences in Your Classroom

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Student bodies have changed in dramatic ways. There are more differences in your classroom than ever, but many of these differences are below the surface. Children of divorced parents, children of single parents, children in blended families, children with LGBT parents, children from homeless families and military families all bring a different set of issues into your classroom. What do you need to know to manage these new classroom dynamics?
Eileen Kugler is author of Innovative Voices in Education: What It Takes to Engage Diverse Communities. Lisa King is co-author of "Today's Families: Who Are We & Why Does it Matter?" (Exchange magazine). Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher. Peter DeWitt (Ed.D.)a principal in Upstate, NY and is the author of Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students.

Mar 09 2013

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Five Things We Wish We Knew About Distance Learning Before We Took the Leap

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We’ve come to the end of the school year and the end of this series on the rapid transition to online learning. Time to reflect and sign off. We hope you’ll join us!

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Follow on Twitter: @ideasforteacher @bamradionetwork @petersantoro @MrHabegger @DrBioTom @jonbergmann @jonHarper70bd

Jake Habegger is an 8th grade US History Teacher in Franklin, Tennessee. His goal in education is to invigorate student learning by meeting them where they are through the use of technology. Peter Santoro has been teaching high school mathematics for 12 years. In addition to two sections of Introductory Calculus, Peter also teaches one section of Geometry and two sections of Mathematics Research Honors. In addition, he is the coach of the Garden City High School Math Team (Mathletes). Dr. Thomas Mennella has been an instructor in higher education for over ten years. Starting as a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and then moving on to an Assistant Professorship at Delaware State University (DSU), Tom is now an Associate Professor at Bay Path University, a private liberal arts institution in western Massachusetts. Dan Jones earned a BS in Middle Grades Education from Ashland University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education. Dan is an FLGI Master Teacher whose professional interests include e-learning and technology, as well as Project-Based Learning.

Jun 17 2020

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A New Normal? When We Return To School, What Can We Expect?

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COVID-19 has disrupted education worldwide, but what will “school” look like on the other side? Will disruption evolve into substantive transformation or just a temporary departure from the status quo?

Follow on Twitter: @MsSackstein @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @HarveyAlvy1 @ShiftParadigm @bamradionetwork @DennisDill @jonHarper70bd
Dennis Dill is a Technology and Social Studies teacher at Jewett School of the Arts, a STEAM PreK - 8th grade school, in Winter Haven, Florida. He manages the Fabrication Lab where technology enhances the making process, but the kids still get their hands dirty. Dennis earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of South Florida and an MS in Education Media Design and Technology from FullSail University. Dennis has been teaching for 17 years. Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

May 10 2020

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Teaching During a Pandemic: Self-Care Is Good, Self-Compassion Is Better

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As the pandemic-driven demands placed on teachers escalates, the need for self-care and self-compassion is rising as well. Join us as we clarify the difference between the two and discuss how we can do both better.

Follow on Twitter: @jonHarper70bd @froehlichm @stantonalana @self_compassion Rapid Transition to Online Learning @bamradionetwork
Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over fifteen years ago. She has co-developed an empirically-supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and is author of the books Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals and founder of www.self-compassion.org. Alana Stanton is a kindergarten teacher at Mulberry Elementary in Gwinnett County, Georgia. She has taught several grades over her 15-year career including K-3 literacy special, first grade, second grade, kindergarten, and technology special. Alana believes that relationships always come first in the classroom and the classroom should be a place where students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. She currently writes for her blog, More Than A Lesson
http://morethanalessonst.blogspot.com/ where she shares the stories of her classroom and her heart.

Apr 28 2020

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Is It Just Me or Are You Struggling to Get Students to Show Up for Online Classes?

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This week student attendance was a big challenge. Why is one of us getting 20 percent attendance while another just got 100 percent of his students to show up? Listen in to this ongoing series with four teachers from different schools, as they reflect, share experiences, and identify the big lessons they are gleaning as they make a rapid transition to online learning. It’s a virtual weekly happy hour at the RTOL Bar and Grill.

Follow on Twitter: @jonbergmann @ideasforteacher @bamradionetwork @peter_santoro @MrHabegger @DrBioTom @jonHarper70bd

Jake Habegger is an 8th grade US History Teacher in Franklin, Tennessee. His goal in education is to invigorate student learning by meeting them where they are through the use of technology. Peter Santoro has been teaching high school mathematics for 12 years. In addition to two sections of Introductory Calculus, Peter also teaches one section of Geometry and two sections of Mathematics Research Honors. In addition, he is the coach of the Garden City High School Math Team (Mathletes). Dr. Thomas Mennella has been an instructor in higher education for over ten years. Starting as a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and then moving on to an Assistant Professorship at Delaware State University (DSU), Tom is now an Associate Professor at Bay Path University, a private liberal arts institution in western Massachusetts. Dan Jones earned a BS in Middle Grades Education from Ashland University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education. Dan is an FLGI Master Teacher whose professional interests include e-learning and technology, as well as Project-Based Learning.

Apr 19 2020

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What Teachers Need From Administrators While Shifting to Remote Learning

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We are all trying to figure out how to handle this unprecedented disruption of the school year. In this episode, we talk about what some teachers are saying they need from their administrators during these stressful and demanding times.

Follow on Twitter: @jonHarper70bd @froehlichm @pfagell @bamradionetwork @Joe_Mazza

Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC is the school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington, D.C. and a therapist at The Chrysalis Group. Phyllis frequently writes columns on counseling, parenting and education for The Washington Post, and she’s the author of "Middle School Matters" (Hachette, 2019). Phyllis blogs at phyllisfagell.com. Joe Mazza, Ed.D. is Principal at Seven Brides Middle School in the Chappaqua Central School District (NY). He is a strong advocate for middle-level ed, family and community partnerships and connected learning while embracing the idea of today’s educators serving as the lead learners in their schools. Joe's innovative work has been featured in 17 books dating back to 2005.

Apr 16 2020

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12 Ways You Can Meet Students’ Social-Emotional Needs While Teaching Online

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Is it possible to meet the social-emotional needs of students while teaching online? Yes and no. Tune in for a candid look at what we can do, what we can’t do, and what we should do to help students through this emotional period.

Follow on Twitter: @jonHarper70bd @froehlichm @pfagell @bamradionetwork @Joe_Mazza

Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC is the school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington, D.C. and a therapist at The Chrysalis Group. Phyllis frequently writes columns on counseling, parenting and education for The Washington Post, and she’s the author of "Middle School Matters" (Hachette, 2019). Phyllis blogs at phyllisfagell.com. Joe Mazza, Ed.D. is Principal at Seven Brides Middle School in the Chappaqua Central School District (NY). He is a strong advocate for middle-level ed, family and community partnerships and connected learning while embracing the idea of today’s educators serving as the lead learners in their schools. Joe's innovative work has been featured in 17 books dating back to 2005.

Apr 10 2020

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Why the Two Most Important Online Teaching Skills Today Are Grace and Choice

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As schools around the world scramble to make a rapid transition to online learning, a highly respected education technologist is telling teachers to think twice about all the free new technology offers. Instead, she is encouraging educators to focus on a few more important priorities.

Follow on Twitter: @micheeaton @ISTE @mrhooker @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork

Michele Eaton is the director of virtual and blended learning for the MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and the district’s various blended initiatives and programs, from elementary to adult education. Eaton is a Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) and 2016 Next Generation Leader, 2018 EdWeek Leader to Learn From, president-elect of the ISTE Online Learning Network, conference chair for Indiana Connected Educators (an ISTE affiliate), member of the EdTech Heroes and moderator for the #INeLearn chat.

Apr 02 2020

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The 7 Social-Emotional Needs We Discovered in Week One of Teaching Online

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In this ongoing series, four teachers from different schools, reflect, share experiences, and identify the big lessons they are learning as they make a rapid transition to online learning.  You can listen in on their weekly virtual happy hour at the RTOL Bar and Grill. 

Follow on Twitter: @jonbergmann @ideasforteacher  @bamradionetwork @peter_santoro @MrHabegger @DrBioTom  @jonHarper70bd

Jake Habegger is an 8th grade US History Teacher in Franklin, Tennessee. His goal in education is to invigorate student learning by meeting them where they are through the use of technology. Peter Santoro has been teaching high school mathematics for 12 years. In addition to two sections of Introductory Calculus, Peter also teaches one section of Geometry and two sections of Mathematics Research Honors. In addition, he is the coach of the Garden City High School Math Team (Mathletes). Dr. Thomas Mennella has been an instructor in higher education for over ten years. Starting as a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and then moving on to an Assistant Professorship at Delaware State University (DSU), Tom is now an Associate Professor at Bay Path University, a private liberal arts institution in western Massachusetts. Dan Jones earned a BS in Middle Grades Education from Ashland University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education. Dan is an FLGI Master Teacher whose professional interests include e-learning and technology, as well as Project-Based Learning.

Mar 30 2020

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Maslow Before Bloom’s: Clarifying Our Priorities As Teaching Goes Online

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Covid-19 has disrupted the best-laid district plans, school plans, and lesson plans of educators worldwide. As more schools, teachers, and students are upended by the rapid transition to online learning, what should our priorities be?
Follow on Twitter: @barberchicago @CathleenBeachbd @AmyRoediger @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork

Lorie Barber is a 5th-grade teacher in Illinois and a National Board Certification candidate. She works through an anti-oppressive lens and believes in getting high quality, relatable books into the hands of all of her students. Cathleen Beachboard has served for over a decade as an instructional coach, professional developer, and teacher. Cathleen currently serves as an 8th grade English teacher and department chair for her school in Fauquier County, Va. Her book, 10 Keys to Student Empowerment, features tools to unlock student potential and develop courage in learners to face challenges head-on. Amy Roediger has been teaching science for 28 years and was recently recognized as a PAEMST award winner for Ohio. Amy blogs about the things she tries in her classroom at aleverandaplacetostand.blogspot.com. David Sherrin is the father (and temporary educator) of three young children, a social studies teacher at Scarsdale High School, author of Authentic Assessment in Social Studies: A Guide to Keeping it Real, and recipient of the 2014 Robert H Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice. He maintains the teaching website JADE Learning.

Mar 25 2020

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What Surprised Us, What We Learned in the First Week of Teaching Online

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In response to coronavirus, more schools are making a rapid transition to online learning. Most of us have never taught online. How should the process look and feel and how do we know that we are doing it well? Here’s what we learned in week one.

Follow on Twitter: @jonbergmann @ideasforteacher @bamradionetwork @peter_santoro @MrHabegger @DrBioTom

Jake Habegger is an 8th grade US History Teacher in Franklin, Tennessee. His goal in education is to invigorate student learning by meeting them where they are through the use of technology. Peter Santoro has been teaching high school mathematics for 12 years. In addition to two sections of Introductory Calculus, Peter also teaches one section of Geometry and two sections of Mathematics Research Honors. In addition, he is the coach of the Garden City High School Math Team (Mathletes). DR. THOMAS MENNELLA has been an instructor in higher education for over ten years. Starting as a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and then moving on to an Assistant Professorship at Delaware State University (DSU), Tom is now an Associate Professor at Bay Path University, a private liberal arts institution in western Massachusetts. Dan Jones earned a BS in Middle Grades Education from Ashland University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education. Dan is an FLGI Master Teacher whose professional interests include e-learning and technology, as well as Project-Based Learning.

Mar 21 2020

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Rapid Transition to Online Learning: 7 Big Questions, 3 Epic Hurdles, 1 Silver Lining

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This week we unpack the rush to use remote learning in response to Covid-19. What questions do we need to consider? What unknowns lie ahead? What challenges will we face? When all is said and done, what impact with this historic event have on the future of education.

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Adam Yankay has 20 years of teaching experience, 13 of which are in boarding schools. His students learn AP Statistics, various sports, and hopefully even more about themselves. He believes his most valuable work in schools is to help the most vulnerable math students develop confidence and joy in the learning process. He currently lives in Hudson, Ohio with his wife and three children. Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

Mar 17 2020

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Coronavirus: Switching to Teaching Online Overnight? Here's What to Expect

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In response to coronavirus, schools and universities are preparing to practice extreme social distancing.  They are closing down and transitioning to online learning.  But what's involved in moving your teaching from your classroom to distance learning overnight?  Join us for a discussion with three teachers and a school administrator about what to expect, what you'll need to know and what you'll need to do.

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Maureen O'Shaughnessy is the founding director of FLGI’s flagship flipped school, Leadership Preparatory Academy, a 6-12th grade micro-school with campuses in Seattle and Kirkland, WA. She also founded a micro-school in the Andes and a school-within-a-school in a large suburban high school. Dr. O’Shaughnessy is a career educational innovator and school leader who has served in seven international schools and is the author of Creating Micro-Schools for Mismatched Kids. Jake Habegger is an 8th grade US History Teacher in Franklin, Tennessee. His goal in education is to invigorate student learning by meeting them where they are through the use of technology. Peter Santoro has been teaching high school mathematics for 12 years. In addition to two sections of Introductory Calculus, Peter also teaches one section of Geometry and two sections of Mathematics Research Honors. In addition, he is the coach of the Garden City High School Math Team (Mathletes). Dan Jones earned a BS in Middle Grades Education from Ashland University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education. Dan is an FLGI Master Teacher whose professional interests include e-learning and technology, as well as Project-Based Learning.

Mar 09 2020

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Teaching Impeachment with Authenticity, Fidelity, Courage and Skill

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In this first episode of Teachable Moments, award-winning educator, and former social studies teacher turned college professor, shares research-based guidance on teaching impeachment in the classroom. She begins by explaining why it’s so important for social studies, history and civics teachers to lean into this historic and critical teachable moment to model high-quality disagreement in the classroom. #sschat #socialstudies #historyteacher #civics #medialiteracy #apgov #iCivicsEdNet

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Diana Hess became dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1, 2015. Hess is only the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930. Since 1997, she has been researching how teachers engage their students in discussions of highly controversial political and constitutional issues, and what impact this approach to civic education has on what young people learn. Her first book on this topic, Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion won the National Council for the Social Studies Exemplary Research Award in 2009. Her most recent book, The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education, co-authored with Paula McAvoy, won the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Book Award in 2016 and the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in 2017. Also in 2017, Diana Hess was recognized by the National Council on Social Studies with Grambs Distinguished Career Award for Research. Professor Hess is deeply committed to working with teachers to improve the quality of democratic education in schools.

Jan 12 2020

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An Historic Teachable Moment: Is It Too Hot For Classroom Discussion?

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It’s times like these that scream out for us to discuss with our students what’s going on in the world around us. Are we prepared to teach at this most critical teachable moment?

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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.

Dec 12 2019

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Knowing When to Say Yes and When to Say No to Education Technology

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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.

Oct 20 2019

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Two White Male Educators Question White Privilege: Why It Matters

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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.

Sep 27 2019

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Bravely Seeking and Accepting Constructive Feedback

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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.

Sep 11 2019

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Three learning experiences you should give every student

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Our guest supports the notion that the environment is the third teacher. What does this mean? How and what does the environment teach?

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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.

Sep 09 2019

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Before I Was a Good Lead Learner, I Was a Bad One

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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.

Sep 07 2019

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I Am the Teacher, I Have All the Answers

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I was sure that as the teacher I was supposed to have all the answers. Eventually, the light came on.

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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.

Sep 04 2019

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Reading Specialist

By rdng.tchr - Aug 10 2019
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The term “Behavior Chart” has many different uses for teachers in many different settings. Listeners may need the context of the specific kind of chart Lee Ann is discussing. I recommend reading her article.

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By emuwhee - May 19 2012
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I enjoyed listening to the hosts' take on education. Why aren't they producing more shows?