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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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Starting my own podcast

By ChiTown Tahany - Oct 10 2019
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I want to so badly and I need to get it together already! Thank you!!!

Great resource

By Evanthes - Sep 17 2019
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This is a great resource for teachers! Listen and soak it up!

iTunes Ratings

1545 Ratings
Average Ratings
1429
67
25
11
13

Starting my own podcast

By ChiTown Tahany - Oct 10 2019
Read more
I want to so badly and I need to get it together already! Thank you!!!

Great resource

By Evanthes - Sep 17 2019
Read more
This is a great resource for teachers! Listen and soak it up!

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The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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24: Five Teaching Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb

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Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? I have done them all, but now I know better. In this episode, I'll explain what the research says about these methods and what you should do instead.

Sep 03 2015

34mins

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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79: Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You're Not Using

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The research is clear: Retrieval practice is one of the most powerful ways to learn. In this episode, I talk to Pooja Agarwal about what retrieval practice is and how teachers can start incorporating it into their teaching tomorrow.

Sep 24 2017

58mins

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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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126: Student-Created Graphic Novels

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Graphic novels are wonderful for reading, but when students use the graphic novel form for their own writing, incredible stories can emerge. In this episode, I talk with English teacher Shveta Miller about how she teaches this process to her students, and why this particular genre allows students to share some of their most important stories.

Jul 21 2019

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125: Think Twice Before Doing Another Historical Simulation

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Historical simulations can be a powerful teaching tool that fully immerses students in an experience, but when it comes to traumatic or violent periods, like slavery, there really isn't a good way to do them. My guest Hasan Kwame Jeffries talks with me about why teachers should avoid these kinds of simulations, and what to do instead.

Jul 07 2019

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124: A Closer Look at Open Educational Resources

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OERs have gotten really good over the last few years, but in order to steer clear of the crap, you have to know where to look. In this episode, I interview curriculum evangelist Karen Vaites about where teachers can go to find outstanding materials—from single-use resources to full-year curricula—that are 100% free.

Jun 23 2019

34mins

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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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122: A Simple Trick for Success with One-Pagers

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A one-pager is a highly engaging, visual tool that allows students to synthesize learning, but some kids don't think they're creative enough to make them. My guest, Betsy Potash, host of the Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast, shares her simple solution to this problem, along with a step-by-step plan for using one-pagers in your classroom.

May 26 2019

26mins

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121: Is that Higher-Order Task Really Higher Order?

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Ask any group of teachers if their goal is to simply have students regurgitate facts, and every one of them will say no. Despite that, it keeps happening. In this episode, we'll look at two of the most common errors teachers make when planning lessons for higher-order thinking, and some ideas for what to do instead.

May 12 2019

28mins

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120: How One District Learned to Talk About Race

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When you've done lots of diversity training, but something is still missing, it might be that people still aren't comfortable having honest conversations about race. In this episode, I talk with Glenn Singleton, creator of the Courageous Conversations About Race online course, and David Watkins, Director of Equity and Diversity for Broward County, Florida, where the course has already helped over 300 teachers get more comfortable having these conversations.

Apr 28 2019

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119: "We're a Family" and Other School Norms that Can Cause Burnout

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Is it a reflection of a warm school culture, or a subtle way to get teachers to volunteer more time? If you suspect it's the latter, it's time to push back. In this episode, I talk with Angela Watson, author of the new book Fewer Things Better, about three popular school norms that can ultimately lead to teacher burnout, plus some specific ways teachers can push back on those messages.

Apr 14 2019

38mins

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118: To Boost Learning, Just Add Movement

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Physical movement makes learning stick better. In this episode, we'll explore six different ways to add more movement to your classroom.

Mar 31 2019

31mins

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117: Five Ways to Improve Your Rubrics

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If you use rubrics, this episode is for you. I talk with administrator Mark Wise about five guidelines that can help make your rubrics more effective.

Mar 17 2019

39mins

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116: Mastery Learning with Khan Academy

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In this episode, I talk with Khan Academy's founder, Sal Khan, about the platform's new mastery learning feature, which allows learners to get personalized practice, filling much needed skill gaps and advancing at their own pace. And it's all completely free.

Mar 03 2019

30mins

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