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K-12 Greatest Hits: The Best Ideas in Education

BAM Radio has compiled the most popular segments hosted by the Executive Directors of the nation's 14 leading education associations including; The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development( ASCD), The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), 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 National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), the National Afterschool Association (NAA), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and more...K-12 Greatest Hits brings together the most insightful, relevant, compelling, and up-to-date thinking on the education issues that parents, educators, and advocates really care about -- through interviews with the nation's leading advocates and educators. Subscribe and get a 360 degree perspective from some of the leading education thinkers in the nation.

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Have I Totally Screwed Up My Kid? Is It Too Late?

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!

10mins

12 Feb 2010

Rank #1

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

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.

13mins

29 Jan 2013

Rank #2

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What Every White Teacher Needs to Know About Teaching Black Girls

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 @Bamradionetwork 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.

17mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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50 Things You Can Do Easier In Google Classroom

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.

10mins

30 Jun 2015

Rank #4

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Why Educators Are Losing Boys, How to Get Them Back

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.

11mins

2 Oct 2009

Rank #5

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SPECIAL: Fear of Men In Early Childhood Education

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.

11mins

1 Mar 2010

Rank #6

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Teaching and Leading Without Administration Support

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.

8mins

8 Mar 2016

Rank #7

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Teacher Talk That Improves Student Learning and Behavior

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.

11mins

26 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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Dump Report Card Grades, Replace Them With...

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,@tomwhitby @bamradionetwork Tom Whitbyis 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.

13mins

18 Dec 2012

Rank #9

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Managing the Growing Demands of Teaching

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;

12mins

5 Dec 2012

Rank #10

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[HOT] A Plan for the First 20 Days of School

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.

10mins

17 Sep 2015

Rank #11

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Differentiation in Elementary Grades: Do This, Not That

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.

10mins

16 Jan 2018

Rank #12

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Find Out Why Joy and Play Are Critical to Learning

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

11mins

4 Oct 2009

Rank #13

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

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.

12mins

5 Dec 2012

Rank #14

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Overly Talkative Students: What Can a Teacher Do?

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

10mins

5 Dec 2015

Rank #15

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What Every Teacher Can Learn from a Title I School

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 #edtechchat #edchat #edtech 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.

10mins

31 May 2015

Rank #16

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The One Thing Parents Really Want From Teachers and School Leaders

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.

11mins

2 Jun 2015

Rank #17

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If You Lose Control of Your Classroom, Try This...

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 #makercamp, #makerspace #worldsofmakingSugata 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.

11mins

5 Nov 2015

Rank #18

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Nipping Negative Student Behavior in the Bud

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#edchat #ece #earlyed #ELL #AskingWhatIfJessica 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.

11mins

15 Oct 2015

Rank #19

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Managing The Hidden Differences in Your Classroom

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.

12mins

9 Mar 2013

Rank #20