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Brave New Teaching

Join hosts Amanda Cardenas (Mud & Ink Teaching) and Marie Morris (The Caffeinated Classroom) in discussions about being brave, trying new things, and all things teaching! As seasoned classroom teachers, Amanda and Marie bring their experience, insight, energy, and oh, so many opinions and ideas... It's time for all teachers to take their classroom and teaching practice into their own hands!

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Join hosts Amanda Cardenas (Mud & Ink Teaching) and Marie Morris (The Caffeinated Classroom) in discussions about being brave, trying new things, and all things teaching! As seasoned classroom teachers, Amanda and Marie bring their experience, insight, energy, and oh, so many opinions and ideas... It's time for all teachers to take their classroom and teaching practice into their own hands!

EPISODE 117: NONFICTION EQ WORKSHOP: NONFICTION SERIES PART 2

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We’re on this podcast for a lot of reasons, and one of them is to unpack one of the most powerful and often underutilized genres in the ELA curriculum world, and that is biography and memoir. In our last episode, we began making our passionate case for biography and memoir. If you missed it, you can check it out here

We’re continuing that conversation today so that you can get even more excited to join our upcoming virtual workshop on teaching memoir and biography. Tickets start at just $7 and we would love to have you join us!

We really want this episode to serve as your initial brainstorming so that when you come to the workshop, you are feeling prepared and have ideas ready to go.

When we’re talking about how to effectively approach this genre, it all starts with essential questions. If it feels challenging to craft essential questions for biography and memoir, don’t worry, we have lots of ideas for how you can do this with intention. In fact, we have three specific approaches to creating a unit around biography and memoir that we'll share with you in this episode.

Register for our virtual workshop on teaching biography and memoir: https://www.curriculumrehab.com/biographyandmemoir

Check out the show notes:

https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode117

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Sep 15 2022

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EPISODE 116: WHY TEACH BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR: NONFICTION SERIES PART 1

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Hey Brave New Teachers! We’re excited to start a brand new series that we’re putting together for you, starting with this episode.

This series will lead into our newest virtual workshop (what we’ve called “festivals” in the past!) that will be held on October 3, 2022. It will be centered around nonfiction and teaching biography and memoir.

Are you wondering why we’ve chosen biography and memoir? To put it simply, using biography and memoir, whether it’s a whole unit or sprinkled into your other units, is the single best way to bring authentic voice into your classroom. Today we’re sharing four main points that will build our case for biography and memoir.

Register for our virtual workshop on teaching biography and memoir: https://www.curriculumrehab.com/biographyandmemoir

Check out the show notes:

https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode116

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Sep 08 2022

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EPISODE 115: TRANSFORMING FRANKENSTEIN WITH A NOVEL IN VERSE

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Sometimes the best ideas and inspiration come from hearing about other teachers’ experiences in the classroom. That’s why I’m excited to have Ana Perez on the Brave New Teaching podcast today.

Ana is a 10th year high school ELA teacher and a Jill of many other trades including poetry, Zumba, and techy resource creation. In the classroom she's a proponent of relationships over content, and outside the classroom, she enjoys creating resources to help other teachers foster meaningful relationships, too. She is passionate about sharing both knowledge and empathy, and believes strongly in the importance of mental health for both teachers and students. 

In this conversation, you’ll hear Ana share how she paired Frankenstein with Punching the Air. She created an entire unit that covered a classic text, a film of that text, and a YA novel in-verse. She’s going to tell us all about how she dreamed this unit up, how she planned it all out, and how the unit actually went for her students. Buckle up, because it's incredible!

Watch our FREE masterclass, Down with the Reading Quiz

SHOW NOTES:

https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode115

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Sep 01 2022

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EPISODE 114: COMPASSION = ACCOUNTABILITY: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SERIES PART 4

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Today's episode marks the last in the series we are doing on classroom management. To close out the series, we're talking about a strong belief that we have here at Brave New Teaching, which is this...true compassion is accountability! We'll share what this actually means, and how you can take this belief and incorporate it into your classroom this year.

Reserve your seat for The First Ten Days: The Complete Back to School Toolkit

Watch our FREE masterclass, Down with the Reading Quiz

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode114

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Aug 25 2022

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EPISODE 113: RELATIONSHIPS AND BEHAVIOR (INTERVIEW WITH DR. DEONNA SMITH) CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SERIES PART 3

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When you think about your role as a teacher, are you trying to control your classroom, or are you trying to build a community?

Our guest today, Dr. Deonna Smith is asking the tough, yet crucial, questions like this in part three of our series on classroom management! This is her zone of genius, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on the podcast to share her experience and insight.

Deonna is a former teacher, instructional coach and school leader. Before transitioning into leadership, Deonna taught intervention, elementary and middle school math and science. As a student and teacher,  Deonna saw how systemic racism negatively impacted both adults and kids. This experience set Deonna on a journey to learn more about how teachers can liberate their students’ potential through anti racist practices. Deonna is dedicated to her own learning as well and recently completed her doctorate in education from Loyola Marymount University.

Connect with Dr. Deonna Smith:

Reserve your seat for The First Ten Days: The Complete Back to School Toolkit

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode113

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Aug 18 2022

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EPISODE 112: ORGANIC COMMUNITY (INTERVIEW WITH JOHN RODNEY): CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SERIES PART 2

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Here at Brave New Teaching, we feel strongly about several things, one of which is creating a classroom culture that exudes trust, acceptance, and community. We believe that these things are at the heart of successful, and holistic, classroom management. That’s why in this second episode of our four-part classroom management series, we are chatting with our friend, John Rodney about organic community in your classroom (and may be slightly fan-girling while doing it!).

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode112

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Aug 11 2022

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EPISODE 111: OUR 3 R'S AND 3 C'S OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SERIES PART 1

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As you prepare for another school year, how are you feeling about your classroom management? We don’t know about you, but we were raised in an age of clip charts, reward systems, and overall surface level management systems that were really creating inequitable experiences for students. 

We now know that there are better practices to put in place that are equitable and responsive to all kids. Your goal is not a perfect classroom. Your goal is to create an environment where your students are going to be academically and socially successful; to create a safe space where students can have hard conversations, be vulnerable, and trust each other.

Thinking about classroom management in a new way can be overwhelming, especially when you’ve got so much else on your plate at the beginning of the year. As always, that’s why we are here to help support you and take some of that pressure off.  This episode is the first of a four-episode series all about classroom management. You won’t only hear from us, but also other amazing educators who have gotten their classroom management really dialed in, in ways that are so organic and invigorating.

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode111

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Aug 04 2022

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EPISODE 110: AUGUST DREAMS (SEPTEMBER REALITIES) BACK TO SCHOOL

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Is it just us, or do you start to get a bit dreamy when August rolls around? Whether we like it or not, a sense of excitement starts to build as back-to-school season approaches. Maybe you start dreaming of how you'll redesign your classroom, or you have a new system you're planning out that you firmly believe will solve all of your classroom management challenges.

If this sounds like you, we want you to keep bringing that enthusiasm! But first we want you to run through our practical checklist of things you need to have prepared before welcoming students into your classroom.

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode110

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Jul 28 2022

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EPISODE 109: TIME FOR A CAREER CHANGE? (INTERVIEW WITH DARIN NAKAKIHARA)

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Do you ever feel like the position you are currently in as an educator just doesn’t quite fit? Maybe it’s because of the grade level you’re in, the specific school you work at, or the colleagues that you work with. 

Whatever the reason, if where you are in your career as an educator doesn’t feel right, you don’t have to stay there. If your passion is teaching, and you know you want to stay in this career, there are lots of shifts that you can make while still staying in the classroom.

You’ll hear from Darin Nakakihara in today’s interview, who has experienced several shifts in his career until finding the one that was perfect for him. Darin shares his advice on the first steps to take if you want to be in the classroom, but you just don’t fit where you currently are.

Darin (Mr. N) is a high school teacher in Southern California. He loves connecting with students and building relationships and community, and his passion for education comes through in all he does. When he is not teaching you can catch him fishing, building amazing edtech tools, or spending time with his family.

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode109

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Jul 21 2022

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Episode 108: BNT FROM CHICAGO

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This episode is special for so many reasons. Want to know why? To begin, we are recording together in person!!! 🥳 We’re at the 2022 Teachers Pay Teachers conference in Chicago and it’s the first time we’ve been together since the very first time we met, (which was THREE years ago). It’s surreal to be here right next to each other after staring at each other through a computer screen for years.

As we sit down today, we’re reminiscing on where we started, and getting excited about what is to come for the rest of this year and beyond as we begin season five of this podcast.

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode108

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Jul 14 2022

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EPISODE 107: TEACHING SHORT STORIES: UNIT MAKEOVER

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Who doesn’t love a good makeover? Well friends, today we’re talking about giving our favorite kind of makeover - a unit makeover! Specifically, a short stories unit makeover.

The reason we’re creating this episode during the summer is because we have heard from many of you that your first unit is short stories. We’ve also heard from you that this unit has not yielded much success for various reasons.

So, if you are in the same boat and do a short stories unit to kick off the year, we want to go through this unit makeover with you. Then you’ll be able to make the changes you want to make in order for it to be as successful as possible for your students.

You’ll hear the steps that we take in the unit makeover process and we’ll also dive into a specific unit makeover that Marie has done. Our process will help you to easily revamp any unit by creating a vision, nailing down an essential question, gathering supplemental texts, and preparing unit assessments.

Be sure to sign up for our free unit makeover challenge so that you can give your units a glow-up too! This is a 10-day email series that will allow you to implement each step of our process on your own time! Sign up below or learn more here.

Do you have a teacher friend who would also benefit from a short stories unit makeover? Share this episode with them so you can go through this process together!

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode107

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Jul 07 2022

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EPISODE 106: BRAVE NEW SUMMER BREAK: TEACHER COLLABISODE

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Summer is finally here, and we are here for it! Teacher summer break is truly something that nobody outside of the profession really understands. It’s a mix of emotions and if you’re anything like us, you may be battling with choosing how to spend this time.

Should you focus on rest? Should you use the summer months to plan and prepare for the upcoming year so you feel less overwhelmed when it’s time to go back to work? Is there a middle ground?

Well friends, we sent out the bat signal and called on other teachers to share their perspective and experiences with how they approach summer break. You’ll get to hear straight from fellow teachers in today’s episode as they answer questions like:

  • What does summer break mean for you?
  • What summer break rituals do you honor?
  • What’s your approach to summer PD/growth/planning for next year?
  • What are some summer break mistakes you’ve made and how did you fix them?

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode106

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Jun 30 2022

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EPISODE 105: COLLABORATING WITH THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY: COLLABORATION SERIES PART 4

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Friends! We’re finishing up our series on collaboration today. We started this series off by talking about what collaboration is, what it can be, when it works, when it doesn't work, and what we call “lone wolf syndrome”.

Today, we're here to widen the perspective a bit and talk about collaborating with the community at large when it comes to individual students, a classroom setting, and the school as a whole. To spark some inspiration, we even have some fun projects that we have done in the past that we want to tell you all about!

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode105

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Jun 23 2022

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Episode 104: STUDENT COLLABORATION: COLLABORATION SERIES PART 3

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Welcome to our third of four episodes in a series all about collaboration! In case you missed it, in part one  episode 101, we talked about collaborating with your teacher team (instead of being a lone wolf!). In part two, episode 103, Erin Castillo joined Marie to share about SPED and classroom teacher collaboration. 

Today, we are going to start talking about the star of the show…the kids! We're sharing about several different ideas, from student-to-student peer collaboration, to teacher-to-student collaboration.

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode104

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Jun 16 2022

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Episode 103: SPED COLLABORATION (INTERVIEW WITH ERIN CASTILLO): COLLABORATION SERIES PART 2

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You are in for a treat today Brave New Teaching friends! I am interviewing my internet friend, Erin Castillo, who you may know better by her Instagram handle @affirmationsandaccessibility. We have an important discussion centered around providing accommodations for students and working collaboratively with your co-teacher. 

Erin Castillo teaches English to students with mild to moderate disabilities at a high school in Northern California. She also teaches a peer counseling class and incorporates social and emotional learning and wellness into all of her classes.

Use code MUDANDINK to sign up for the AP Summer Workshops w/ Garden of English: https://www.thegardenofenglish.com/summerworkshops-day

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode103

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Jun 09 2022

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EPISODE 102: (RE-RUN) TO GROW PROFESSIONALLY OVER SUMMER

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This week's episode is a re-run of one of our favorites! This episode outlines the work we plan to do over the summer of 2020 to grow professionally. Books, podcasts, and online conferences to further Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist work in the classroom and beyond, as well as those with instructional strategies to engage and deliver content effectively... Enjoy! LINKS TO ALL RESOURCES MENTIONED IN SHOW NOTES

Jun 02 2022

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Episode 101: COLLABORATION VS. LONE WOLF: COLLABORATION SERIES PART 1

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How would you describe the teacher team that you’re a part of in your school? Collaborative and aligned? Divided and negative? The climate of your teacher team truly can make or break your experience as a teacher. If your team is the complete opposite of collaborative, and the dynamic is causing a toxic work environment, then it’s time to work towards fixing it. We are starting this important conversation (which sometimes can be an awkward one!) in today’s episode.

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode101

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May 26 2022

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Episode 100: CELEBRATING 100 EPISODES!

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The day has come, friends. We’ve made it to our 100th episode! Whether you’ve been listening since episode one, or if this is your first episode…thank you for being here. We are celebrating this huge milestone by reminiscing on some of our very favorite moments of Brave New Teaching, PLUS we’re featuring audio messages from our listeners!

SHOW NOTES: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode100

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May 19 2022

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Episode 99: TEACHER TIKTOK & "QUITTOK" + 20 FAV TEACHERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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Things like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and podcasting have expanded the teacher universe in a way that was never possible before. The technology has allowed the teaching community to explode their reach and make their voices heard. We both feel like we are better teachers because we found community in social media. Today we’re sharing our perspective on two social media platforms specifically - Instagram and TikTok!

Check out 20 teachers that we love to follow on Instagram in the show notes at: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode99

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May 12 2022

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Episode 98: TEACHER BUSINESSES WE ADMIRE + OUR 20 FAVORITE TEACHERPRENEURS

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The countdown to our 100th episode continues! Today we’re going in a bit of a different direction and are talking about teachers becoming business owners. So often, teachers are taught by outside companies who have absolutely zero experience with teaching. That’s why it’s so incredible that we are in the midst of a movement of teachers taking back the reins of being the experts in teaching. To celebrate this movement, we’re sharing our stories of getting started in business, plus a list of 20 teacher businesses that we admire.

Check out our list of our top 20 teacherpreneurs in the show notes at: https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode98

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May 05 2022

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Lovely!

By Spark creativity - May 04 2020
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Great ideas from great people. I really enjoyed my first time listening in, thank you!

So much yes!

By Mrs.NSeals - Apr 21 2020
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As a young teacher, I feel so refreshed and encouraged after every episode! Amanda and Marie are the teacher tribe and mentor teachers all teachers (new and veteran) need. They are simply amazing! Love this podcast ❤️