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The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education seeks to inform and engage educators, parents, community members -- and you -- about what works in today's schools. Guests include educational leaders, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students from around the globe who share their insights about sound education policies and practices that ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

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The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education seeks to inform and engage educators, parents, community members -- and you -- about what works in today's schools. Guests include educational leaders, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students from around the globe who share their insights about sound education policies and practices that ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

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22 Ratings
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By Saynotostatism - May 12 2010
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This is nothing new. This is no different than what catholic and other religious schools have done for years, Except these people replace God with the state. Raise your own kids and keep your liberty.

Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged

By teachinkids - Mar 14 2009
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ASCD knows kids and they know how to best teach the whole child. This podcast needs to be on the iPod of every educator!

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
7
1
4
2

Ironic

By Saynotostatism - May 12 2010
Read more
This is nothing new. This is no different than what catholic and other religious schools have done for years, Except these people replace God with the state. Raise your own kids and keep your liberty.

Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged

By teachinkids - Mar 14 2009
Read more
ASCD knows kids and they know how to best teach the whole child. This podcast needs to be on the iPod of every educator!
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The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education

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The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education seeks to inform and engage educators, parents, community members -- and you -- about what works in today's schools. Guests include educational leaders, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students from around the globe who share their insights about sound education policies and practices that ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Rank #1: Empowering Our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse English Learners

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Guests: Emily Davis, Aman Dhanda, Jane Hill, and Adam Holman - Our schools are responsible for meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population, including those who are learning the English language. These English learners represent nearly 10 percent of the total K–12 student population and are the fastest growing segment in U.S. public schools, yet they are almost twice as likely as their native-English-speaking classmates to drop out of school. On this episode, we explore how educators can create equitable educational settings that utilize the skills and knowledge of English learners as they navigate multiple languages and cultures.

Feb 11 2016

32mins

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Rank #2: Every Teacher Is a Leader

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Guests: Fred Ende, Maddie Fennell, and Bryan Goodwin - Teacher leadership is not a new topic in education, but it is one that has continued to grow in importance. When teachers are empowered to lead in their schools, they experience greater job satisfaction and are empowered to make a greater impact—and students benefit by having the best teachers in the classroom. On this episode, you'll hear a range of perspectives on teacher leadership that will address many key concerns, such as how administrators and teachers both benefit from empowered teacher leaders, how they can work together to develop a solid structure, and how such a structure benefits the whole child.

Jan 21 2016

46mins

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Rank #3: Teaching Is a Team Sport

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Guests: Peter Anderson, Jeffrey Bradbury, and Gordon Stokes - We may wish for teacher collaboration, by itself, to improve learning, but the reality is more complex. What does team teaching look like in today's schools? Do teachers have the skills and supports they need to make such collaboration work? How are teachers transforming their practice by working together? On this episode we explore the benefits and challenges of educators working together to plan and deliver instruction.

Dec 03 2015

33mins

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Rank #4: Beyond Test Scores: Other Data to Support Student Success

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Guests: Marc Brackett, Anthony Cody, and Joshua P. Starr - Data, data, and more data. Educators are asked to gather and interpret student data to guide improvement, measure student learning, and track efforts to engage and support learners. On this episode we explore the data schools and districts collect and how to translate them into meaningful action.

Nov 05 2015

35mins

Play

Rank #5: When It Comes to Learning, Emotions Play An Important Role

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Guests: Jeffrey Benson, Giacomo Bono, Laurie A. Namey - How educators respond to students' emotions and emotional behaviors can have lifelong effects—on students' academic growth, on the way they see themselves as people, and on the well-being of all the other students. In this episode, we explore how we all can help develop kids who are emotionally healthy and resilient.

Oct 01 2015

41mins

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Rank #6: Using Essential Questions to Uncover Content and Spark Thinking

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Students learn best when they are engaged in what they are learning and why they are learning it. In this episode, we explore what makes questions essential, how they are used to engage learners in thoughtful "meaning making," and how they help develop and deepen understanding of important ideas and processes.

Sep 03 2015

47mins

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Rank #7: One Size Doesn't Fit All: Teachers Share Strategies to Engage Parents and Families

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Educators often mention engaging families and the broader community as the ideal -- not only in terms of achievement but also in establishing effective communication and a support structure for all students. Forming these relationships allows schools to access the wide range of resources across the community and also help build a culture for success that is inclusive of everyone. On this episode, teachers share their stories and favorite tips and strategies to engage parents and families in their children's learning.

Aug 06 2015

31mins

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Rank #8: Whole Child Across the States: How Are We Doing?

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How well are we, as a nation, supporting the whole child? On this episode, we explore ASCD's Whole Child Snapshots and how they can be used to prompt conversations about how well states support the whole child, where they need to improve, and what strategies can help them meet the comprehensive needs of children.

Jun 11 2015

41mins

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Rank #9: Reflective Teachers Are More Effective: Improvement Doesn't Happen by Accident

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On this episode, we explore how to develop and grow our capacity for success through self-reflection and its impact on student learning, the quality of our schools, and the state of our profession.

May 04 2015

42mins

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Rank #10: Teaching Students, Not Subjects

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Recorded live at the 70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Houston, Tex., this episode features teachers and administrators from Magnolia Elementary, the 2015 Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award-winning school.

Apr 02 2015

57mins

Play

Rank #11: Culturally Relevant Teaching: How Do We Create Equitable Learning Environments?

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Students enter the classroom with their own specific learning needs, styles, abilities, and preferences. They also bring with them their own cultures, backgrounds, and personal histories. On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we explore what it means to empower students, how to create a positive classroom learning community, and what supports teachers need to serve their diverse students.

Mar 05 2015

38mins

Play

Rank #12: Differentiated Instruction Works: How and Why to Do DI

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Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching in which educators actively plan and adjust for students' differences so that instruction suits and supports all students' strengths and needs. On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we explore what differentiated instruction is, what the necessary components of a differentiated learning environment are, and how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners.

Feb 05 2015

39mins

Play

Rank #13: STEM Makers and Shakers

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From specialty schools to courses and programs of study within larger school offerings, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is an interdisciplinary approach where academic learning is matched with authentic projects. Engaging students in these practical, kid-centered projects develops critical thinking and problem solving skills, fosters creativity, and inspires innovation.

Jan 08 2015

36mins

Play

Rank #14: Learning and Leading at Every Level: Whole Child Lessons Learned

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What does a whole child education look like in a school setting? Four ASCD leaders share elementary, middle, and high school projects, student outcomes, and lessons learned.

Dec 11 2014

31mins

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Rank #15: Hope, Meaning, and Challenge: The Building Blocks of Motivation

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Teachers know that engaging and inspiring students initially requires building positive relationships and creating relevant learning experiences. In this episode, our guests take a look at how teachers can spark inner motivation in all students and create meaningful connections that get students excited about learning.

Sep 10 2014

40mins

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Rank #16: Believing in Students So They Believe In Themselves

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Ask educators why they went into teaching, and the majority will respond that they wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people. In this episode, our guests will share what led them to teaching, what inspires them, and how they make a difference in their students' lives and learning.

Jun 12 2014

41mins

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Rank #17: Glowing, Growing, and Getting Back to the Real Basics

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In this era of school reform, turn around, and educational change, it is easy to overlook the basics of why we educate and what we want for our children. What are the fundamental elements and habits that bring us together and set the stage for lasting, comprehensive school improvement?

Apr 15 2014

50mins

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Rank #18: Whole Child Symposium Town Hall Discussion: Bringing the Questions Together

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The decisions we make today -- for our systems, our schools, and our classrooms -- will affect what all of our tomorrows will look like tomorrow. This month ASCD launches its inaugural Whole Child Symposium -- a conversation about the future of education comprising three events over eight weeks that includes not only some of the leading educators and thinkers, but also you and your voice.

Mar 19 2014

1hr 21mins

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Rank #19: Bring Yourself to Work Every Day to Build Trust, Morale, and Culture

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School cultures should support, reinforce, and reflect the well-being of everyone in it, ensuring that students and adults feel valued, respected, and cared for and are motivated to learn, lead, and teach. In this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we take a look at how we build school morale so that administrators, teachers, students, and parents are energized and positive about learning.

Feb 27 2014

34mins

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Rank #20: Early Childhood Education: Balancing Expectations and What Young Learners Really Need

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What does "education" mean for our youngest learners? The first years of school are as important for an educated population as any other period, perhaps more. With the current focus on standards and academic achievement, is learning and testing coming too early? Curriculum and assessment should be based on the best knowledge of theory and research about how children develop and learn with attention given to individual children's needs and interests in a group in relation to program goals.

Oct 10 2013

41mins

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Every Child. Whatever It Takes.

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Guests: 2017 Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award-winning School Butterield Trail Middle School, Van Buren, Arkansas - Recorded live at ASCD Empower17 in Anaheim, California, ASCD recognizes the school's tremendous dedication and many accomplishments through a discusion around the importance of relationships, culture, healthy and safe environment, and community involvement.

Apr 06 2017

50mins

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Empowering Educators

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Guests: Jason Flom, Ross Hall, and Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year - The skills needed in society today are not the skills that have dominated education for the past half-century. They are the skills that utilize and synthesize knowledge and require us to act in concert with each other, develop relationships, and take ownership. These skills are founded in empowering individuals—requiring voice and ensuring meaning—as they navigate their unique educational paths. On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, host Sean Slade, director of outreach and whole child at ASCD, and our panelists discuss why empowerment is important in education.

Jun 23 2016

40mins

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The Engagement Gap

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Guests: Nancie Atwell and Michael Soskil - Although much has been written about the achievement gap, less has been said about redirecting our focus to student engagement in learning. And focusing on engagement may be the closest thing we have to ensuring effective learning is taking place. On this episode, host Sean Slade, director of outreach and whole child at ASCD, and the inaugural winner and a 2016 finalist of the Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Prize discuss how we can make our schools and classrooms all-engaging environments. Why is engagement important? What do we mean by engagement, and what does it look like?

May 19 2016

34mins

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Supporting Students for Success

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Guests: Christine Brandt, Krystal Keller, Sharice Madison, Ryan Prosser, Danielle Shumate - Jason Lee Middle School, a high-poverty school in Tacoma, Washington, serves 584 students from grades 6 through 8. The success of the school—which was removed from Washington’s low-performing school priority list last year—begins with a clear vision and mission, aligned to the district strategic plan, to help students realize their potential by providing rigorous academics, equitable opportunities, and programs that allow for student creativity in a diverse community where all are accepted, valued, and supported. For its tremendous dedication and many accomplishments, Jason Lee Middle School is the 2016 winner of the Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award! This episode of the Whole Child Podcast was taped live at ASCDls 71st Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Atlanta, Georgia.

Apr 07 2016

48mins

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Learning for All: The Importance of Culturally Responsive Classrooms

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Guests: Richard Curwin, Brenda Mendoza, Laurie A. Namey - Classrooms today educate increasingly diverse students who live in a globalized and interconnected world. To ensure our children are prepared to thrive in this environment, we must deliver each of them the quality education they deserve―one that focuses on the whole child and ensures access to quality teachers, provides use of quality learning tools and professional development for their educators, and establishes safe and supportive learning environments. On this episode, we ask our panelists how they define an all-inclusive learning environment.

Mar 03 2016

40mins

Play

Empowering Our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse English Learners

Podcast cover
Read more
Guests: Emily Davis, Aman Dhanda, Jane Hill, and Adam Holman - Our schools are responsible for meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population, including those who are learning the English language. These English learners represent nearly 10 percent of the total K–12 student population and are the fastest growing segment in U.S. public schools, yet they are almost twice as likely as their native-English-speaking classmates to drop out of school. On this episode, we explore how educators can create equitable educational settings that utilize the skills and knowledge of English learners as they navigate multiple languages and cultures.

Feb 11 2016

32mins

Play

Every Teacher Is a Leader

Podcast cover
Read more
Guests: Fred Ende, Maddie Fennell, and Bryan Goodwin - Teacher leadership is not a new topic in education, but it is one that has continued to grow in importance. When teachers are empowered to lead in their schools, they experience greater job satisfaction and are empowered to make a greater impact—and students benefit by having the best teachers in the classroom. On this episode, you'll hear a range of perspectives on teacher leadership that will address many key concerns, such as how administrators and teachers both benefit from empowered teacher leaders, how they can work together to develop a solid structure, and how such a structure benefits the whole child.

Jan 21 2016

46mins

Play

Teaching Is a Team Sport

Podcast cover
Read more
Guests: Peter Anderson, Jeffrey Bradbury, and Gordon Stokes - We may wish for teacher collaboration, by itself, to improve learning, but the reality is more complex. What does team teaching look like in today's schools? Do teachers have the skills and supports they need to make such collaboration work? How are teachers transforming their practice by working together? On this episode we explore the benefits and challenges of educators working together to plan and deliver instruction.

Dec 03 2015

33mins

Play

Beyond Test Scores: Other Data to Support Student Success

Podcast cover
Read more
Guests: Marc Brackett, Anthony Cody, and Joshua P. Starr - Data, data, and more data. Educators are asked to gather and interpret student data to guide improvement, measure student learning, and track efforts to engage and support learners. On this episode we explore the data schools and districts collect and how to translate them into meaningful action.

Nov 05 2015

35mins

Play

When It Comes to Learning, Emotions Play An Important Role

Podcast cover
Read more
Guests: Jeffrey Benson, Giacomo Bono, Laurie A. Namey - How educators respond to students' emotions and emotional behaviors can have lifelong effects—on students' academic growth, on the way they see themselves as people, and on the well-being of all the other students. In this episode, we explore how we all can help develop kids who are emotionally healthy and resilient.

Oct 01 2015

41mins

Play

Using Essential Questions to Uncover Content and Spark Thinking

Podcast cover
Read more
Students learn best when they are engaged in what they are learning and why they are learning it. In this episode, we explore what makes questions essential, how they are used to engage learners in thoughtful "meaning making," and how they help develop and deepen understanding of important ideas and processes.

Sep 03 2015

47mins

Play

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Teachers Share Strategies to Engage Parents and Families

Podcast cover
Read more
Educators often mention engaging families and the broader community as the ideal -- not only in terms of achievement but also in establishing effective communication and a support structure for all students. Forming these relationships allows schools to access the wide range of resources across the community and also help build a culture for success that is inclusive of everyone. On this episode, teachers share their stories and favorite tips and strategies to engage parents and families in their children's learning.

Aug 06 2015

31mins

Play

Whole Child Across the States: How Are We Doing?

Podcast cover
Read more
How well are we, as a nation, supporting the whole child? On this episode, we explore ASCD's Whole Child Snapshots and how they can be used to prompt conversations about how well states support the whole child, where they need to improve, and what strategies can help them meet the comprehensive needs of children.

Jun 11 2015

41mins

Play

School Improvement Success: School Leaders Discuss the ASCD Whole Child Approach

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The ASCD Whole Child approach is a pathway to sustainable school improvement -- that is, by creating a culture and climate where students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, schools will increase student engagement, increase attendance, reduce disciplinary referrals, increase academic credits earned, and increase graduation rates. On this episode, host Donna Snyder, ASCD's manager of Whole Child Implementation, and guests explore the approach's process, implementation, and outcomes.

Jun 11 2015

44mins

Play

Reflective Teachers Are More Effective: Improvement Doesn't Happen by Accident

Podcast cover
Read more
On this episode, we explore how to develop and grow our capacity for success through self-reflection and its impact on student learning, the quality of our schools, and the state of our profession.

May 04 2015

42mins

Play

Teaching Students, Not Subjects

Podcast cover
Read more
Recorded live at the 70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Houston, Tex., this episode features teachers and administrators from Magnolia Elementary, the 2015 Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award-winning school.

Apr 02 2015

57mins

Play

Culturally Relevant Teaching: How Do We Create Equitable Learning Environments?

Podcast cover
Read more
Students enter the classroom with their own specific learning needs, styles, abilities, and preferences. They also bring with them their own cultures, backgrounds, and personal histories. On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we explore what it means to empower students, how to create a positive classroom learning community, and what supports teachers need to serve their diverse students.

Mar 05 2015

38mins

Play

Differentiated Instruction Works: How and Why to Do DI

Podcast cover
Read more
Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching in which educators actively plan and adjust for students' differences so that instruction suits and supports all students' strengths and needs. On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we explore what differentiated instruction is, what the necessary components of a differentiated learning environment are, and how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners.

Feb 05 2015

39mins

Play

STEM Makers and Shakers

Podcast cover
Read more
From specialty schools to courses and programs of study within larger school offerings, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is an interdisciplinary approach where academic learning is matched with authentic projects. Engaging students in these practical, kid-centered projects develops critical thinking and problem solving skills, fosters creativity, and inspires innovation.

Jan 08 2015

36mins

Play

Learning and Leading at Every Level: Whole Child Lessons Learned

Podcast cover
Read more
What does a whole child education look like in a school setting? Four ASCD leaders share elementary, middle, and high school projects, student outcomes, and lessons learned.

Dec 11 2014

31mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
7
1
4
2

Ironic

By Saynotostatism - May 12 2010
Read more
This is nothing new. This is no different than what catholic and other religious schools have done for years, Except these people replace God with the state. Raise your own kids and keep your liberty.

Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged

By teachinkids - Mar 14 2009
Read more
ASCD knows kids and they know how to best teach the whole child. This podcast needs to be on the iPod of every educator!