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Making Mastery Learning a Reality One Day at a Time

Can you make Mastery Learning really work in a regular classroom? How can you make it a reality one day at a time? Join teacher Jon Bergmann in the quest to reach every student in every class every day.

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Episode 20 - Three Tips for Better Relationships with Students

Have you struggled to create a positive atmosphere of learning in your class? Jon gives three tips from his classroom that you can instantly use in your classroom. You can also view the video version at https://youtu.be/UzdVUGQgoS0


29 Mar 2022

Rank #1

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Solved: The Two Biggest Hurdles to Mastery Learning

The two biggest hurdles to Mastery/Competency Learning are: What to do with students who fall behind Managing students at a wide variety of levels. This informative video walks you through how to solve these two vexing problems. You can also watch this as a video on YouTube https://youtu.be/-ikKHT1-NXs


11 Mar 2022

Rank #2

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Don't Do THIS with Mastery Learning

I should have known better - but I did it anyway.  Lesson learned... You can also watch this as a video at https://youtu.be/HzyEXL69qHU


18 Feb 2022

Rank #3

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How to Help Anxious Students in a COVID World

Has anxiety in your students spiked since COVID? Are they stressed out and really suffering. Learn how Mastery Learning can help students navigate the difficulties of living in a COVID world. Brought to you by award-winning teacher and author Jon Bergmann You can also watch this episode as a video at https://youtu.be/FK_pzTmQrL8


28 Jan 2022

Rank #4

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New Year - New Iterations of Mastery Learning

Iterating is a key to anything successful. Jon starts out the new year with three new tweaks to mastery learning. How will he address students who cheated? How does he onboard new students? He also comes up with a new way of varying the levels of student mastery. You can also view this as a video podcast at https://youtu.be/jnePjRIw6LI


4 Jan 2022

Rank #5

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Hope for Exhausted & Burned Out Teachers

More than ever, teachers are exhausted and burned out. Listen in as Jon shares some thoughts about the state of teaching today and how he sees hope.   You can also watch this episode at https://youtu.be/PFzEOntpPqo


19 Nov 2021

Rank #6

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Solving Cellphone Distractions in a Mastery Classroom

In a Mastery Classroom, it is imperative that students aren't distracted by technology. In this episode, Jon discovers one simple hack that makes a huge impact. You can also watch this on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Bys6pOZsEVg


12 Nov 2021

Rank #7

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How to Motivate the Struggling Student in a Mastery Classroom

Some students fall behind in a Mastery Learning program. Then they get into a cycle where they can't catch up. Jon explains a strategy he is using that gets them to keep up while others forge ahead. You can also watch this as a video at https://youtu.be/Aned9k8OPOE


4 Nov 2021

Rank #8

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Our Students are in a Social and Emotional Crisis

This week Jon was put to the test when he found about a student who was going through some significant issues. He made assumptions and found them to be false. He also comments on the SEL crisis that is facing our students today.  


29 Oct 2021

Rank #9

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Helping Students Who Take Shortcuts in a Mastery Learning Class

How do you help students who take shortcuts in a Mastery Learning Classroom?  This is addressed in this episode.  You can also watch this podcast at https://youtu.be/5cUlxPzs74g


19 Oct 2021

Rank #10