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Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.

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Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.

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A great professional learning experience

By Huynh angel reader - May 03 2020
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You can tell every podcast Jennifer creates is planned out and organized to support listeners. Her ideas are practical and her suggests always provide great insights. This podcast is great for new teachers to teachers with decades of experience! I appreciate the blog posts that accompany every podcast, which helps when you want to go back to review the content. I know it’s a lot of work to host this quality of a podcast. Keep it up, Jen!

A Must for all Teachers

By Bradley Peterson - Apr 06 2020
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Jennifer Gonzalez is the best, wide with awesome teaching ideas.

iTunes Ratings

1685 Ratings
Average Ratings
1550
78
29
12
16

A great professional learning experience

By Huynh angel reader - May 03 2020
Read more
You can tell every podcast Jennifer creates is planned out and organized to support listeners. Her ideas are practical and her suggests always provide great insights. This podcast is great for new teachers to teachers with decades of experience! I appreciate the blog posts that accompany every podcast, which helps when you want to go back to review the content. I know it’s a lot of work to host this quality of a podcast. Keep it up, Jen!

A Must for all Teachers

By Bradley Peterson - Apr 06 2020
Read more
Jennifer Gonzalez is the best, wide with awesome teaching ideas.
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The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

Latest release on May 24, 2020

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Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.

Rank #1: 48: Implementing a Classroom Management Plan that Works

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An interview with Michael Linsin, creator of the Smart Classroom Management website. Michael shares his insights about how to design and implement an effective classroom behavior plan.

Aug 07 2016

47mins

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Rank #2: 80: When Students Won't Stop Talking

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One thing they don't teach in our education courses is just how freaking much students talk, and how hard it can be to quiet them down. To tackle this problem I went to Michael Linsin, the creator of Smart Classroom Management. In this episode, we look at the reasons students talk when they shouldn't and what you can do about it.

Oct 08 2017

43mins

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Rank #3: 123: Four Research-Based Strategies All Teachers Should Be Using

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Cognitive scientists are learning more all the time about what strategies really work to help people learn, but teachers don't always know how to apply that knowledge in the classroom. In this episode, I talk with Pooja Agarwal and Patrice Bain, authors of the new book Powerful Teaching, about the four research-based teaching "power tools" that can be used in any classroom to boost student learning.

Jun 09 2019

37mins

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Rank #4: 57: Nine Simple Solutions for Common Teaching Problems

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This episode is a goody bag for everyone! My buddy Mark Barnes, publisher of the Hack Learning series, shares some of the best ideas from all nine of the books in his series. If you don't walk away from this episode with something new to try, then I'll refund you the price of the podcast. Just kidding. It's free. But you get what I'm saying, right?

Nov 27 2016

58mins

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Rank #5: 134: Repairing Harm: A Better Alternative to Punishment

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Detentions and suspensions don't really change behavior. What's much more effective is having students work to repair the harm done by their actions. In this episode, I talk with Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard, authors of Hacking School Discipline, about this restorative justice practice that is a powerful alternative to traditional punishment.

Nov 10 2019

39mins

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Rank #6: 58: Six Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

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Can studying be taught? I interview cognitive psychologists Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein about six high-power, research-based learning strategies most teachers don't know about. These can be used in instruction and should be taught to students so they can use them in their own studying. If you enjoyed reading "Make It Stick" last summer, you're going to love what you learn in this episode!

Dec 11 2016

44mins

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Rank #7: 3: The Montessori Method

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What makes a Montessori school so different from a traditional public or private school? How is the Montessori philosophy -- which many only associate with the preschool years -- applied on the elementary level? How can all teachers use some of the Montessori approach in their own classrooms? We spend an hour with Benedicte Bossut, who started her own Montessori school for grades K-8.

Nov 29 2013

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Rank #8: 95: Twelve Ways Teachers Can Build Their Emotional Resilience

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To do this work and stick with it long enough to get good at it, you need a level of emotional resilience most other jobs will never require. In this episode, my guest Elena Aguilar shares 12 habits teachers can develop that will build the resilience they need.

May 06 2018

51mins

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Rank #9: 33: Five Powerful Ways to Save Time as a Teacher

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Teachers never seem to be able to find enough time to get their work done AND have a healthy, balanced life outside of school. And until now, I had very few solutions to this problem. But that was before I heard about Angela Watson's 40 Hour Teacher Workweek. In this episode, she shares 5 of her incredible time-saving strategies for teachers...and everyone else.

Dec 26 2015

33mins

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Rank #10: 37: How to Motivate Students: Five Questions for Teachers

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If we know what works to motivate students, why are so many students still unmotivated? These five questions will help you determine if your practice is really in line with research.

Feb 20 2016

28mins

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Rank #11: 28: Class Discussion Strategies

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Do you need some fresh ideas for class discussions? When it comes to helping students practice speaking listening skills, are you stuck? In this episode, I describe 15 class discussion strategies you can start using right away. 

Oct 15 2015

38mins

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Rank #12: 16: Job Interview Advice for Teachers

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Are you preparing for a teaching job interview? In this episode, I talk to five experienced administrators about the things prospective teachers should and should NOT do in interviews. Many thanks to Chris Nordmann, Penny Sturtevant, Herbert O'Neil, George Couros, and Joe Collins for providing us with these great insights.

Apr 08 2015

55mins

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Rank #13: 45: Ten Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management

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If you’re finding that your classroom management seems to be a problem no matter what you do, there’s a good chance you might be doing something to get in your own way. Here are 10 mistakes teachers make that can undermine even the best classroom management system.

May 26 2016

27mins

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Rank #14: 71: Why It's So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves

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Why is it that so many teachers have a hard time taking good care of themselves? In this episode, I interview teacher productivity expert Angela Watson about the reasons we struggle to make time for self-care and four specific things we can do to change that.

Jun 19 2017

43mins

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Rank #15: 61: Seven Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners

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Most teachers struggle with what they might call lazy, unmotivated, or disorganized students. What really works with these learners? In this episode, I interview executive function coach Seth Perler about the systems he uses to help these kids finally reach their potential in school. 

To read the full blog post that goes with this episode, including links to all resources mentioned, visit 7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners.

Jan 29 2017

50mins

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Rank #16: 84: How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading w/Pernille Ripp

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In an effort to boost test scores and close gaps, too many schools are using more reading "activities and programs" and cutting back on time for actual reading. In this episode, teacher and author Pernille Ripp tells me about how she completely changed her approach to reading instruction to help students become life-long readers, and how other teachers can do the same.

Dec 03 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #17: 9: How to Connect with Your Students

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How important is the relationship you build with your students, and how can you make that relationship better? James Sturtevant, author of the book You've Gotta Connect, joins me to talk about why the teacher-student relationship is more significant to student learning than even socioeconomic status, the specific things teachers can do to build a strong, trusting relationship with students, and why sarcasm will always bite you in the butt. A must-listen for teachers interested in improving classroom management.

Dec 17 2014

40mins

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Rank #18: 103: Deeper Class Discussions with the TQE Method

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Want your students to have rich, complex discussions about the texts they read? In this episode, high school English teacher Marisa Thompson shares a method she calls TQE, which requires almost no prep or grading and leads to the kinds of classroom discussions you thought only happened in college.

Aug 26 2018

44mins

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Rank #19: 40: How to Stop Yelling at Your Students

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Do you yell at your students (or your own children) more often than you want to? I'll share some techniques that can help you stop yelling, and the research on why you should.

Apr 03 2016

26mins

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Rank #20: 91: Twelve Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design

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Money and space are nice, but they are NOT prerequisites for learning-friendly design. In this interview with learning space expert Bob Dillon, we explore tons of simple things teachers can do to make their classrooms better places for students to learn.

Mar 18 2018

44mins

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146: Reopening School: What it Might Look Like

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Some thoughts on what post-COVID instruction might look like when schools reopen. (Spoiler alert: None are as good as face-to-face, a few aren't too bad.) Plus my attempt at a pep talk. 

May 24 2020

35mins

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145: Flash Feedback: More Meaningful Feedback in Less Time

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We all want to give more high-quality feedback to students, but there's never enough time. In this episode I talk to Matthew Johnson, author of the book Flash Feedback, about three strategies he uses to get high-impact feedback to students much, much faster.

May 10 2020

37mins

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144: Making Great Screencast Videos

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If you are moving some of your direct instruction to video, whether it's by necessity or by choice, knowing how to create a good screencast is essential. In this episode, blended learning mentor Kareem Farah gives us advice on how to make screencasts that students will actually watch.

Apr 26 2020

47mins

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143: To Teach Social-Emotional Learning, Start with Yourself

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While most teachers recognize the value of social-emotional learning, many struggle to fit it into their curriculum. But one of the most powerful ways to teach SEL is through modeling the competencies ourselves every day, which doesn't require any extra time or materials. In this episode, second-grade teacher Wendy Turner shares her process for modeling her own social-emotional growth and weaving that seamlessly into regular instruction.

Apr 12 2020

38mins

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142: Distance Learning: A Collection of Resources for Teachers

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A general overview of the nuts and bolts of distance learning, including general tips, advice on tech, and troubleshooting some common problems.

Mar 30 2020

1hr 1min

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141: Getting Rid of "I Don't Know" in Your Classroom

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How often do you hear "I don't know" in your classroom? For some students, this phrase becomes a crutch that stops them from learning. In this episode, I talk with author Connie Hamilton about how we can teach students to use more specific phrases that will keep them engaged instead of taking a pass.

Mar 15 2020

26mins

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140: Nine Ways to be More Inclusive of Diverse Students

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Although well-intended, some of our efforts to include students from diverse backgrounds can make them feel anything but welcome. In this episode, my guest Hedreich Nichols shares nine tips that will help you improve your practice and avoid some of the faux pas that come with teaching students who look, think, or opine differently than you.

Mar 01 2020

1hr 3mins

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139: How to Create a Project Based Learning Lesson

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If you've been wanting to try Project Based Learning but have been unsure about exactly how to do it, this is the episode for you. PBL expert Jenny Pieratt takes us step-by-step through the planning of an 8-week PBL unit. 

Feb 17 2020

46mins

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138: Making Cooperative Learning Work Better

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If cooperative learning hasn't really worked for you in the past, don't lose hope. In this episode we'll explore tons of solutions to four of the most common problems with cooperative learning.

Feb 04 2020

32mins

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137: How Afterschool Staff Can Take Your Class to the Next Level

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How connected are you to the afterschool staff in your school? If you're like a lot of teachers, it's probably not much. In this episode I talk with educator Eva Jo Meyers about her work in afterschool programs, and she shares seven ways school-day teachers can build more powerful partnerships with afterschool teachers.

Jan 19 2020

25mins

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136: Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2020

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It's a new year and it's a great time to try out a few new tech tools. Here's my annual round-up of apps and sites I think are worth a look, plus two more extra just for the heck of it. The 2020 Teacher's Guide to Tech is now available at https://teachersguidetotech.com/guide/

Jan 07 2020

24mins

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135: The Time I Made a Fart Sound During a Test

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Just a little story for you; the title says it all. 

Nov 24 2019

17mins

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134: Repairing Harm: A Better Alternative to Punishment

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Detentions and suspensions don't really change behavior. What's much more effective is having students work to repair the harm done by their actions. In this episode, I talk with Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard, authors of Hacking School Discipline, about this restorative justice practice that is a powerful alternative to traditional punishment.

Nov 10 2019

39mins

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133: How One Makerspace is Meeting Students' Social-Emotional Needs

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Our students need more social-emotional support than ever before, and schools are coming up with creative ways to meet that need. In this episode, I interview Dan Ryder, whose high school makerspace serves as a stigma-free space for students to solve problems they have inside or outside the classroom.

Oct 27 2019

55mins

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132: How to Spot Dyslexia, and What to Do Next

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Students with special needs are spending more and more time in mainstream classrooms, so all teachers need to learn how to support them well. In this episode, special educator Lisa Brooks helps us learn to identify students who may have dyslexia. She then shares ways we can do a better job of supporting students with this learning difference that's far more common than you might think.

Oct 13 2019

31mins

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131: How World Language Teaching Has Evolved

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French class doesn't look the same as it did when you were in school. In this episode, veteran French teacher Rebecca Blouwolff walks me through six key shifts that have changed world language instruction for the better. 

Sep 29 2019

48mins

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130: Tips for Starting a Podcast

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Producing your own podcast is easier than you might think. In this episode, I share the tools and processes I use to produce my own podcast, plus some general advice to help you get started.

Sep 15 2019

34mins

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129: Let's Make Better Slideshows

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A lot of you are out there giving lectures, presentations, and workshops, and your slideshows need work. These seven tips will help.

Sep 03 2019

22mins

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128: When You Get Nothing But Crickets

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You ask your group a question, and you get nothing back. What's up with that? In this episode, we'll talk about some of the reasons your students (or audience members) aren't participating the way you want them to, and some new things you can try to get a better response.

Aug 19 2019

14mins

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127: A Few Ideas for Dealing with Late Work

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The problem of late work never seems to go away. In this episode, I share eight smart solutions teachers use to manage it with their students.

Aug 04 2019

24mins

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iTunes Ratings

1685 Ratings
Average Ratings
1550
78
29
12
16

A great professional learning experience

By Huynh angel reader - May 03 2020
Read more
You can tell every podcast Jennifer creates is planned out and organized to support listeners. Her ideas are practical and her suggests always provide great insights. This podcast is great for new teachers to teachers with decades of experience! I appreciate the blog posts that accompany every podcast, which helps when you want to go back to review the content. I know it’s a lot of work to host this quality of a podcast. Keep it up, Jen!

A Must for all Teachers

By Bradley Peterson - Apr 06 2020
Read more
Jennifer Gonzalez is the best, wide with awesome teaching ideas.