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ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio

ASCD: Learn Teach Lead Radio, where you'll hear engaging conversations between ASCD Emerging Leaders and leading authors, experts, and practitioners on the topics that matter to today's educators and impact the success of each child.

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Helping Students Break Through the Barriers to Loving Math

Our traditional process of teaching often kills students' interest in mathematics. Join us as we look at instructional strategies for fostering a passion and capacity for math. Follow: @ASCD @MonicaNeagoy @KyleHamstra @bamradionetwork Monica Neagoy is an international consultant, popular keynote speaker and author of Unpacking Fractions: Classroom-Tested Strategies to Build Students’ Mathematical Understanding and Five Pointers to Engage Students in Math Talk(ASCD). Her 25-year mathematics career has included teacher professional development, math specialist training, live television courses, video creation, math app conception, and live math shows. Host Kyle Hamstra is a STEM Specialist at Davis Drive Elementary in Cary, North Carolina and ASCD Emerging Leader 2016.

10mins

20 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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Three Ways to Make Summer Professional Development Better

Summer time is professional development season. Our guest offers three ways to make PD more meaningful. Follow: @fredende @AKoonlaba @ASCD @bamradionetwork Fred Ende is the assistant director of Curriculum and Instructional Services for Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, one of New York's 37 regional education service agencies. He is author of the ASCD Arias, Professional Development that Sticks: How do I create meaningful learning experiences for educators? ASCD Emerging Leader and host Amanda Koonlaba, Ed.S., NBCT, is a teacher, artist, and writer.

9mins

22 Jun 2017

Rank #2

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7 Smart Moves: Taking a Fresh Look at Formative Assessment

Join us as we reframe our thinking about formative assessment through a lens of seven smart teacher moves. Follow: @runnin26 @carrieholmberg @BrentDuckor @ASCD @bamradionetwork Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg are the authors of Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning. Carrie is a lecturer and preservice teacher educator at San José State University. She taught at a Title I comprehensive high school in Silicon Valley for nearly a decade and has extensive experience mentoring new teachers. Brent is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at San José State University. He taught government, economics, and history at Central Park East Secondary School in New York City in the 1990s. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

10mins

6 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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3 Ways to Make Teachers Better Not Bitter

Tune in as we rethink our approach to supervision, goal setting, and evaluation Follow: @robpennington9 @PaulMielke @tonyfrontier @ASCD @bamradionetwork Tony Frontier and Paul Mielke are the authors of Making Teachers Better, Not Bitter: Balancing Evaluation, Supervision, and Reflection for Professional Growth (ASCD). Frontier is a consultant, award-winning educator, and assistant professor of leadership studies at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mielke is superintendent of the Hamilton School District in Sussex, Wisconsin. Rob Pennington is a middle school social studies teacher & lead tech coach in Connecticut, and ASCD Emerging Leader.

11mins

25 Nov 2016

Rank #4

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Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning

Join us for a fresh look at the essential factors we need to manage to improve student learning and the barriers that often get in the way. Follow: @ASCD @runnin26 @bamradionetwork Dr. Mike Schmoker is a former administrator, English teacher and football coach. He has written six books and dozens of articles for educational journals, newspapers and for TIME magazine, including the book, Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, 2nd Edition. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

10mins

18 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions About Rigor

Rigor is a popular concept among educators that is often misunderstood, misused, and misapplied. In this episode, our guest brings clarity to the notion of rigor in the classroom. Follow: @DrNancyBoyles @ruunin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork Nancy Boyles author of Reading, Writing, and Rigor: Helping Students Achieve Greater Depth of Knowledge, in Literacy is a former classroom teacher and professor emerita at Southern Connecticut State University, where she was professor of Reading and Graduate Reading Program Coordinator. She now consults with districts and other organizations and agencies, providing workshops, modeling best practices in classrooms, and assisting with curriculum development.Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

10mins

13 May 2018

Rank #6

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Unpacking the Critical Skills for Facilitating Successful PLCs

Our guest is dedicated to developing stronger PLCs. In this episode, we take an incisive look at why some PLCs lead teachers to new levels of performance and identify the key principles for greater success. Follow: @AdamJBrownEDU @ASCD @bamradionetwork Daniel R. Venables, author of Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs: The Human Side of Leading People, Protocols, and Practices, is founder and executive director of the Center for Authentic PLCs. His career spans over more than 30 years in education. He has been a classroom teacher in both public and independent schools in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Connecticut for 24 years, serving as a math department chair for 18 years. Adam J. Brown Ed.D., an ASCD Emerging Leader, is a principal Re-ED/TRAEP- Virginia Beach SECEP at Renaissance Academy.

8mins

14 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Neuroscience Matters: Avoiding Brain Dead Teaching Practices

The study of neuroscience continues to expand our understanding of how students learn. In this segment, our guest points to changes we need to embrace to align our teaching practices with what we now know about brain development.'Follow: @Dr_Armstrong @JeffBradbury @ASCD @bamradionetwork Thomas Armstrong is an award-winning author and speaker with over 35 years of teaching experience from the primary through the doctoral level. He is the author of several books on learning and human development including his latest, The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students. Jeff Bradbury is an ASCD Emerging Leader. coordinator of instructional technology for Westwood Regional School district in NJ, and creator of TeacherCast.

12mins

3 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains

Our guest walks us through the cognitive strategies students need to manage their learning and offers insights on teaching students how, when, and where to use these skills. Follow: @ASCD @runnin26 @BrainSMARTU @bamradionetwork Donna Wilson is a leader of the academic team at BrainSMART and the Center for Innovative Education and Prevention, is an educational and school psychologist and former teacher. Co-author of Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

10mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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Can All Students Be Good at Math? Yes, Here's How

Our guest says that all students can learn to make sense of math and master the subject if they understand a few key ideas. Follow: @mattwachel @cathyseeley @ASCD @bamradionetwork Cathy Seeley has worked as a teacher, district mathematics coordinator, Texas state mathematics director for grades K–12, and is a former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Her ASCD books include Making Sense of Math: How to Help Every Student Become a Mathematical Thinker and Problem Solver, and Building a Math-Positive Culture: How to Support Great Math Teaching in Your School. ASCD Emerging Leader and host Matt Wachel is an elementary assistant principal in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, MO.

9mins

14 Oct 2016

Rank #10

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Three Smart Tips for New Principals

Being a new principal is exciting, challenging, scary and filled new things to learn quickly. Our guest offers a quick start guide. Follow: @robpennington9 @jenschwanke @ASCD @bamradionetwork Jen Schwanke is the author of You’re the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders (ASCD). Schwanke began her career as a language arts educator and is currently a principal for the Dublin City School District in Dublin, Ohio. Rob Pennington is a middle school social studies teacher & lead tech coach in Connecticut, and ASCD Emerging Leader.

8mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #11

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Six Ways to Succeed with the Students Who Challenge Us Most

Every teacher will have their share of challenges with students. Join us as we discuss proven strategies for succeeding with challenging students.Follow: @ReneeMeeks JeffreyBenson61 @ASCD @bamradionetworkJeffrey Benson has worked in almost every school context, as a teacher and administrator, in his 35 years of experience in education. He is currently a consultant and author of the ASCD books Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most and Ten Steps to Managing Change In Schools: How do we take initiatives from goals to actions? Emerging ASCD Leader Renee C. Meeks, Ed.D. is the PrincipalofSea Isle Elementary School.

11mins

27 Apr 2016

Rank #12

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Read, Write, Lead: Creating a Powerful Culture of Learning

In this segment, our guest offers practical tips for empowering teachers, students, and all stakeholders to produce a culture of learning. Follow: @mjanatovich @regieroutman @ASCD @bamradionetwork Regie Routman is a longtime teacher and the author of many books and resources for educators. She is author of the ASCD book, Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success. Host Mike Janatovich is the assistant principal of Harmon Middle School in Aurora, OH, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

11mins

10 Sep 2017

Rank #13

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7 Ways to Refine Your Classroom Management Next Year

Whether you are a new or veteran teacher, our guest offers a thoughtful roadmap and tools to improve your approach to classroom management.Follow: @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetworkJeff Marshall is a professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University and is the director of the Inquiry in Motion Institute. He is the author of the new ASCD book, The Highly Effective Teacher: 7 Classroom-Tested Practices that Foster Student Success. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

10mins

26 May 2016

Rank #14

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How Spider Web Discussions Drive Student Directed Learning

Join us as we define spider-web discussions and how they can powerfully engage students, drive learning, and encourage student voice. Follow: @mattwachel @alexiswiggins @ASCD @bamradionetwork Alexis Wiggins,`author of The Best Class You Never Taught: How Spider Web Discussion Can Turn Students into Learning Leaders, is the founder and director of the Cohort of Educators for Essential Learning (CEEL), an organization that unites like-minded educators around the globe. She has worked as a high school and middle school English teacher in six different countries and as an instructional coach for all subject areas. ASCD Emerging Leader and host Matt Wachel is an elementary assistant principal in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, MO.

11mins

2 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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Smarter Curriculum Design: What Works, What Does Not

Our guest is passionate about designing a curriculum that leads to student success. Join us as she proposes new strategies and resources for developing a more effective approach. Follow: @drncgarrett @ADiLalor @ASCD @bamradionetwork Angela Di Michele Lalor is the author of Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum: How to Design, Revise, or Adopt Curriculum Aligned to Student Success (ASCD). She is a senior consultant at Learner-Centered Initiatives, where her work includes facilitating schoolwide initiatives in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Host Chaunte Garrett is the director of accountability for the Rowan-Salisbury school system in North Carolina, an education consultant, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

6mins

22 Dec 2016

Rank #16

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Strategies for Building Relationships with Students in Poverty

Join us as we discuss how our cultural conditioning and expectations impact our ability as educators to help students in poverty. We close by looking at strategies for success. Follow: @jimdelisle3 @parrettassoc @mjanatovich @ASCD @bamradionetwork William Parrett is the director of the Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies at Boise State University and Kathleen Budge brings a blend of 26 years of practical experience as a teacher and administrator. She is an associate professor of Educational Leadership at Boise State University. They are co-authors of the Disrupting Poverty: Creating a Poverty Literate Culture for Student Success. Mike Janatovich is the assistant principal of Harmon Middle School in Aurora, OH, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

11mins

2 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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Metacognition: Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains

Join us as we talk about thinking about our thinking with the goal of enhancing learning. Follow: @BrainSMARTU @ASCD @bamradionetwork Marcus Conyers is a doctoral researcher at the University of Westminster and founder of BrainSMART, Inc. Dr. Donna Wilson is an author and psychologist who conducts professional development internationally for teachers, administrators, and policymakers. Their latest book is Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas (ASCD). Host Jusmar Maness is principal of Balfour Elementary School in Asheboro, NC, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

11mins

6 Oct 2016

Rank #18

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Smarter, Better, Easier Ways to Check Student Understanding

If you've ever thought, "there must be a better way to confirm what students are learning," you'll want to listen to this segment with Myron Dueck.Follow: @myrondueck @drncgarrett @ASCD @bamradionetworkMyron Dueck is the author of Grading Smarter Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn (ASCD, 2014). He is currently a vice principal and teacher in British Columbia, Canada and previously taught in Manitoba and New Zealand. Host Chaunte Garrett is the director of accountability for the Rowan-Salisbury school system in North Carolina, a consultant, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.

12mins

18 May 2016

Rank #19

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Rethinking School Discipline: New Challenges, New Solutions

Every experienced educator in the world has likely noticed that student discipline challenges have changed. Our guest offers new solutions for a new generation. Follow: @eklundtaches @ASCD @bamradionetwork Richard L. Curwin co-authored with: Allen N. Mendler, and Brian D. Mendler Discipline with Dignity, 4th Edition: How to Build Responsibility, Relationships, and Respect in Your Classroom He is an author, trainer, speaker, and experienced education practitioner who has worked with teachers, administrators, and parents throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Abbie Eklund, Principal of Lincoln Elementary School, 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader.

9mins

15 Feb 2018

Rank #20