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Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.

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Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.

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Insightful even for veteran teachers

By Veteran LA Teacher - Jun 18 2018
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I’ve been teaching language arts for 31 years, and these podcast are part of my personal professional development. I listen during my two hours at the gym (Brain Rules: We learn better when we are moving). Some new ideas and some old ideas that are articulated in new ways make these podcasts invaluable for my growth as a professional educator.

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16 Ratings
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14
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Insightful even for veteran teachers

By Veteran LA Teacher - Jun 18 2018
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I’ve been teaching language arts for 31 years, and these podcast are part of my personal professional development. I listen during my two hours at the gym (Brain Rules: We learn better when we are moving). Some new ideas and some old ideas that are articulated in new ways make these podcasts invaluable for my growth as a professional educator.
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#EdChat Radio

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Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.

Rank #1: Is Your Lesson Plan a Blueprint, Burden, or Boondoggle?

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Some teachers love lesson planning, many don't. What are the factors that make lesson planning a useful tool versus a dreadful waste of time?

Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @jcordery @bamradionetwork
Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Jim Cordery has been a teacher for over 20 years, most of them spent teaching Middle School Math. He is working for Brooklawn Public Schools in Brooklawn, New Jersey. He has taught Social Studies, Reading, and Language Arts. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia and previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is a former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Jan 24 2017

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Rank #2: Controlling Your Professional Development: Opportunities and Challenges

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There are assorted new tools and opportunities available to personalize professional development. Many educators are buying in, many are not. Learn why some educators are so enthusiastic about controlling their professional development, while others remain disinterested.

Follow: @hadleyjf @tomwhitby @blairteach @shiftparadigm @bamradionetwork

EdChat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Hadley Ferguson is the new Executive Director of the Edcamp Foundation. She is one of the Founding members of Edcamp Philly and the Edcamp movement. She helped create the Foundation and has served on its Board since its creation, acting as the Board representative to the Public Relations Committee. Nancy Blair has returned to public education as a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Mar 31 2015

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Rank #3: How Can We Encourage Parent Involvement?

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Parental engagement varies from school to school. I this segment we explore ways to create stronger collaboration between educators and parents.
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@amybrowns
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Edhcat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/
Amy Brown is an energetic educator who is passionate about improving the education of America's youth. She's currently a literacy specialist at a suburban Chicago high school and loves going on adventures with her husband and two children. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant and cohost of Edchat. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Jun 10 2014

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Rank #4: Differentiation: How Well Are Teachers Trained, Supported and Equipped?

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Tune in to highlights and commentary from the 6/11/13 #Edchat on the challenges of differentiating instruction.
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@MrStaubSTEM @bamradionetwork
Justin Staub is a Social Studies teacher and building technology leader at the Downingtown STEM Academy, an International Baccalaureate world school with a 1:1 Macbook Program. Twitter @MrStaubSTEM / blog drstaub.wordpress.com. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Jul 02 2013

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Rank #5: What Has Most Impacted Your Perspective as a Teacher?

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Join us as we recap our #Edchat discussion on the people and experiences that have shaped us as teachers.

Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sturgeonteach @bamradionetwork
Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Tony Sturgeon has been teaching 7th grade language arts for 20 years at Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Indiana. He is the department chair and has taught some college classes to preservice teachers and current teachers looking to renew their licenses. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia and previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is a former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Sep 16 2016

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Rank #6: Five Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself and Stay Energized During the School Year

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In this segment we discuss the highlights and takeaways from our #edchat discussion on how to stay energized during the entire school year.

Follow: @geospiegs @wmchamberlain @blairteach @bamradionetwork

EdChat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com

Peter Spiegel is a 6th grade geography teacher and a 12 year veteran of the Newton Public School system in Newton, Massachusetts who recently moved to Maine and is currently working as a curriculum consultant and educational blog writer.
William Chamberlain is a husband, father, and an educator. He teaches in the school he grew up in and wouldn't have it any other way. Nancy Blair has returned to public education as a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant.

Feb 17 2015

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Rank #7: Shifting from Teaching Kids What to Learn to Teaching Kids How to Learn

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Educators on the leading edge of preparing kids for an unknown future are shifting to teaching kids how to learn. Learn more.

Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @schug_dennis @bamradionetwork

Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/
Dennis Schug is a proud Middle School Principal on the East End of Long Island, NY. He is in his sixth year in his current position, after serving as an Assistant Principal for three years, and a classroom teacher for a decade. A founding team members of Edcamp Long Island, and he is also one of the co-moderators for #NYEDchat.
Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Dec 04 2015

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Rank #8: Teaching Students in Poverty

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In this segment from the 9/10/13 #Edchat, we look impact of poverty on what goes on in the classroom.
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@rafranzdavis @bamradionetwork
Edhcat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/
Rafranz Davis is an instructional technology specialist and math educator in Texas. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Oct 01 2013

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Rank #9: What Are the Qualities of a Modern Teacher?

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The role of the teacher has changed and the evolution continues. In this segment we look at what it really takes to be a teacher today.

Follow: @blairteach @tomwhitby @BarbaraGruener @bamradionetwork
EdChat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Genise Reid is an instructional administrator in Birmingham, Al. She has been in education for 20 years. She is excited about serving learners, both teachers and students. She believes that collaborating in effective teams is a catalyst for strengthening school culture and for enhancing teacher learning. Nancy Blair has returned to public education as a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Jun 23 2015

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Rank #10: Moving from Teacher-Centric Teaching to Student-Centric Learning

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Moving from teacher-driven classrooms to student-centered learning involve dealing with fixed ideas among teachers, administrators, and students. How can we best make the transition?

Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork
Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies and universities. He's currently an Associate Dean at Georgia Tech. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and

Mar 02 2018

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Rank #11: Faculty Meetings: Yes, There Is a Better Way

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It's time for an update on one of our most popular issues. How can we improve faculty meetings?

Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @bamradionetwork
Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies and universities. He's currently an Associate Dean at Georgia Tech. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Jun 22 2017

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Rank #12: What I Plan to Do Differently This School Year

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To start the school year, we wanted to check in with the community and find out what educators are planning to do differently.

Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @mmebrady @bamradionetwork

Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Tracy Brady has been a world language teacher in the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District since 1996. Her areas of certification include French and Spanish, and she is a "techie rebel" at heart. She is currently the past president of LECNY (Language Educators of Central New York). Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Aug 11 2015

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Rank #13: What Are the Attributes of a Positive School Culture?

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Highlights from the #edchat discussion on school culture.
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Edhcat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/
Kaitlin Morgan is a World and US History teacher at Woodlake High School in CA. She strives to create a meaningful classroom experience through the integration of technology, CCSS standards, primary resources, and various engagement strategies. Nancy Blair has returned to public education as a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Aug 19 2014

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Rank #14: Moving from Compliance to Meaningful Student Engagement

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Compliance is not the same as meaningful student engagement. Join as we talk about getting students to move from going through the motions to owning their learning.

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Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies and universities. He's currently an Associate Dean at Georgia Tech. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Dec 23 2016

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Rank #15: 5 Ideas for Faculty Meetings That Can Make (Almost) Everyone Happy?

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In this segment, we talk about the dreaded faculty meeting. Tune in for some proven ways to make them more productive and appealing?

Follow: @tomwhitby @plnaugle @carinahilbert @bamradionetwork

Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Paula Naugle teaches 4th graders in a suburban, public school near New Orleans. She is a moderator for #4thchat and #LAedchat on Twitter and a co-founder and organizer of #edcampNOLA. Although she is a veteran educator (30+ years), she is a technology integration innovator. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Jul 28 2015

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Rank #16: Demystifying Formative Assessment and Grading

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In recognition of Connected Educator Month, the weekly #edchat was dedicated to the musings of long-time connected educators on the state of connected education.
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@bamradionetwork
Edhcat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/
Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies, and universities. He's currently an Associate Dean at Georgia Tech. Nancy Blair has returned to public education as a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Oct 28 2014

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Rank #17: Do Kids Really Lose Their Early Love of Learning, Or...?

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Highlights and commentary from the 5/7/13 #Edchat on the apparent loss of curiousity and desire to learn by time students get to middle school.
Follow:@blairteach, @tomwhitby @MRstaubstem @bamradionetwork
Justin Staub is a Social Studies teacher and building technology leader at the Downingtown STEM Academy, an International Baccalaureate world school with a 1:1 Macbook Program. Aside from teaching, Justin is finishing his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership / Educational Technology. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

May 21 2013

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Rank #18: Teaching and Technology: The Promise and the Disconnect

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The promise of technology in education is great, but barriers to application remain high. Join us as we explore why we have a teacher technology disconnect.

Follow: @timwolffssd @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork
Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/

Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies and universities. He's currently an Associate Dean at Georgia Tech. Nancy Blair is a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant. Tom Whitby is former contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Aug 05 2018

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Rank #19: What Makes a School Culture Good, Bad or Ugly?

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Highlights and commentary from the 4/30/13 #Edchat on the role of school culture and what drives it.
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Katrina Stevens, a former teacher and administrator, is an education consultant with the Tuscany Group (@katrinastevens1). Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

May 15 2013

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Rank #20: Rearranged: How Should the Ideal Classroom Look?

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There is a new trend that is driving both rethinking and redesign of classrooms. What is the ideal classroom design?
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@robpennington9
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Edhcat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/
Rob Pennington has been teaching social studies for 12 years. He taught for two years in New York City and now a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher in Norwalk, CT at Roton Middle School. Nancy Blair has returned to public education as a middle school principal in Georgia. She previously served as a school improvement consultant with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives of the Southern Regional Education Board. Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat, Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network.

Sep 17 2014

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