Teaching Kids with “Paper Packets” due to Coronavirus closures with Dee Ross Kalman

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Some teachers (and students) don’t have a choice. Because they have no internet connection, school closures mean “paper packets.” Three weeks of them. Today’s teacher recorded this episode the day she spent at school making three weeks of paper packets and how she struggled to bring excellent teaching home to her students even when technology […]

4 Ways to Go Upstream to Solve Problems with Dan Heath

You can solve problems by going Upstream. Dan Heath, the author of the new book Upstream, talks about the principles the Chicago Public School system used to go from a 52% graduation rate to one close to 80% in just a few years. Some of the same principles were used in Rockford, Illinois to be […]

5 Reasons Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers is a Bad Idea

Jody Stallings shares the facts

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Some districts and schools use test scores to hold teachers “accountable.” But what if this practice is hurting the very kids it is trying to help. Teacher and columnist Jody Stallings shares what he uncovered when he looked at this practice and why using test scores to evaluate teachers is a very bad idea. Listen […]

3 Questions to Spark Change

Vernon Wright helps us enter the No Apology Zone!

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Relationships are a key component of change. We have to relate to educate. We also have to relate to cooperate with our peers. Today, Vernon Wright, creator of the Zero Apology Zone, shares some drivers of change including three questions you don’t want to miss. Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. […]

The Surprising 1-Day Motivational Intervention that Improves Student Achievement

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A surprising intervention was shown to improve grades. The intervention took one day and was a very minimal activity by most considerations. Dr. Lauren Eskreis-Winkler digs into the research and shares what they learned. Learn More About the Research Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, […]

5 Ways to Empower Girls

Lynn Colón shares insight on empowering girls in schools today

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Lynn Colón, co-author of Empowering Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More, helps us understand what schools need to be doing to intentionally empower their female students to achieve more. Lynn shares some of her journey and the nuances of understanding girls today. Listen to Lynn Colón talk about empowering girls Listen to […]

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

Wesley Fryer on episode 572

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Deep fake videos are now possible. In this disturbing trend, convincing videos, audio, and photos are viewed and shared by those who somehow think you can trust what you see and hear. Wesley Fryer takes us deep into the world of deep fakes in this resource-full lesson in a trend that is dangerous and threatening, […]

One Surprising Thing About Gen Z Everyone Should Know

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The Millennials aren’t the youngest generation anymore. Generation Z is here. They are the kids in K12 education right now who have only known social media and the Internet. Ninety percent of preschool children are online. This has good and bad consequences. Dig deep as researcher Dr. Tim Elmore helps us understand Gen Z, their […]

Equity Programs in New York State

Dr. Anael Alston on Episode 549

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Dr. Anael Alston is Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement in the New York State Education Department. He talks about what works to engage young men of color in education and his journey and passion for helping all students engage in school and do their best. If this is your […]

What’s New in Digital Leadership version 2 with Eric Sheninger

Eric Sheninger on episode 496

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Eric Sheninger has rewritten his popular book Digital Leadership. In this show, learn what he added and what has changed. With over half the book being rewritten and changed, you’ll want insight into what trends are important if you’re going to be a digital leader in schools. Listen to Eric Sheninger talk about the new […]