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The ClassCast Podcast is the best education podcast for everyone, not just teachers. ClassCast is about honest discourse and critical thinking to better understand education, about big, outside-the-box ideas to improve education for students and society. The ClassCast Podcast features award-winning teacher Ryan Tibbens discussing school, education, careers, and culture with a diverse collection of entrepreneurs, community leaders, teachers, and students.

The ClassCast Podcast is the best education podcast for everyone, not just teachers. ClassCast is about honest discourse and critical thinking to better understand education, about big, outside-the-box ideas to improve education for students and society. The ClassCast Podcast features award-winning teacher Ryan Tibbens discussing school, education, careers, and culture with a diverse collection of entrepreneurs, community leaders, teachers, and students.

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United States

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The ClassCast Podcast is the best education podcast for everyone, not just teachers. ClassCast is about honest discourse and critical thinking to better understand education, about big, outside-the-box ideas to improve education for students and society. The ClassCast Podcast features award-winning teacher Ryan Tibbens discussing school, education, careers, and culture with a diverse collection of entrepreneurs, community leaders, teachers, and students.

Language:

English

Contact:

7178569858


Episodes

HIGHLIGHT -- Ep.053 -- Dr. Matthew Rhoads -- Concurrent Hybrid/HyFlex School Models

1/12/2021
This quick highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.053 features Dr. Matthew Rhoads offering his thoughts on the concurrent hybrid and HyFlex models being implemented in some schools across the country. Dr. Rhoads is the author of Navigating the Toggled Term: Preparing Secondary Education for Navigating Fall 2020 and Beyond and has a second book dealing with blended learning, ed. tech., and pandemic responses that will be available later in 2021. Near the end of the full episode, Matt...

Duration:00:08:47

Ep.052 -- Sandy Sullivan -- LEA President on Unions, COVID, & Community Relations

1/3/2021
Episode 052 of the ClassCast Podcast features Sandy Sullivan, president of the Loudoun Education Association (LEA), speaking with host Ryan Tibbens about the LEA, its short and long term goals, collective bargaining in Virginia, pandemic safety measures, community outreach, and more. This is Sandy's second (non-consecutive) term as LEA president; otherwise, she has spent her career teaching early elementary education in Loudoun and Montgomery (MD) counties. In this conversation, she explains...

Duration:01:07:19

Special -- Tibbens -- The Best of 2020

12/30/2020
2020 has been a special year in many ways, most of them bad. But for the ClassCast Podcast, 2020 was a year of learning, development, and growth. These discussions about improving education reached thousands of listeners spread across six continents. In 38 episodes this calendar year, I spoke with passionate students, innovative teachers, reflective administrators, industry-leading CEOs, elected officials -- all kinds of smart, purposeful people who are challenging the status quo of...

Duration:00:20:43

Ep.051 -- Devin Siebold -- America's Favorite Teacher-Comedian

12/20/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.051 features Devin Siebold, America's favorite teacher-comedian, sharing his thoughts on education, school improvement, and why school can be so hilarious (and so tragic). Devin discusses his beginnings in comedy, his classroom experiences, and his ever-growing fanbase (up to 10 MILLION views per month). If you've ever laughed at Devin's YouTube videos (what teacher hasn't?) and wondered what kind of teacher makes those videos, or wondered how his administrators react,...

Duration:00:58:20

Ep.050 -- Tibbens -- In Defense of Snow Days

12/16/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.050 features host Ryan Tibbens discussing the value of and need for snow days, despite our ability to conduct classes online. The shortest episode to date, just 10 minutes, this passionate defense of snow day school cancellations addresses parent concerns like falling behind, seat time, screen time, and learning as well as social-emotional learning, whole child development, and the sanctity of of snow days in American culture. Before you criticize the decisions to close...

Duration:00:10:17

Ep.049 -- Craig Randall -- Improving Education by Improving Teacher Evaluations

12/6/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.049 features innovator, writer, and former principal Craig Randall sharing his ideas about improving teacher observation and evaluation processes to increase the quality of teaching and of school in general. Craig is the creator and author of Trust-Based Observations, a new framework for evaluating teachers while encouraging innovation, risk-taking, and growth. His system is, as the name indicates, based on building a trusting, growth-focused relationship between...

Duration:01:20:48

Ep.048 -- Tibbens -- How to Get Along w/ Others: Reserving Judgments (Gatsby)

11/22/2020
ClassCast Podcast Episode 048 features host Ryan Tibbens sharing insights and advice on reserving judgment (and passing it), building patience, and keeping an open mind. As a teacher, he has developed a deeper appreciation for patience, optimism, and open-mindedness than most people (and certainly more than he had earlier in life); this quick solo episode includes ideas to help teachers maintain strong relationships with students and coworkers as well as advice to help families and friends...

Duration:00:28:43

Ep.047 -- Shane Lawrence -- The Ed Podcast & Making School Better

11/12/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.047 features Shane Lawrence, the host of The Ed Podcast and a middle school drama/film/computer/art/English/everything teacher from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Shane and host Ryan Tibbens discuss Shane's experiences in education, podcasting, how to make school better for students, great movie and book recommendations, and more. For over six years, The Ed Podcast has been among the most loved and respected education podcasts; using that background, Shane shares what he has...

Duration:01:15:25

Ep.046 -- Taylor Freeman -- Virtual & Augmented Reality: Schools of Tomorrow, Today

11/1/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.045 features Taylor Freeman (founder & CEO of Axon Park, co-founder of Upload, Forbes 30 Under 30, and VR industry leader) sharing knowledge and insights about the exciting field of XR (virtual reality, augmented reality, etc. -- we explore the names and functions in this episode), how it can impact and improve schools, and how the world may change as virtual reality technologies become better, cheaper, and more popular. Whether you know nothing about virtual reality or...

Duration:01:37:09

Ep.045 -- Tibbens -- DL, Hybrid, & Concurrent Models: Getting "Back to School"

10/25/2020
In this sub-20 minute episode, host Ryan Tibbens discusses some of the less-talked-about aspects of the most common school models considered as school leaders across the country search for the best way to get students "back to school." In many districts that have used 100% district learning through the first quarter of the school year, public pressure is mounting to open hybrid options that allow students back into the school building on a part-time basis. A model that is growing in...

Duration:00:19:19

Ep.045 -- Tibbens -- DL, Hybrid, & Concurrent Models: Getting "Back to School"

10/25/2020
In this sub-20 minute episode, host Ryan Tibbens discusses some of the less-talked-about aspects of the most common school models considered as school leaders across the country search for the best way to get students "back to school." In many districts that have used 100% district learning through the first quarter of the school year, public pressure is mounting to open hybrid options that allow students back into the school building on a part-time basis. A model that is growing in...

Duration:00:19:19

Ep.044 -- Matt Bass -- Candidate for Clarke County Board of Supervisors on Life & School in a Small Town

10/16/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.044 features Matt Bass, candidate for Board of Supervisors in Clarke County, VA, discussing life, school, politics, community, and planning in small town America. Clarke County, VA is located just over an hour west of Washington DC in the northern Shenandoah Valley. A small, rural county, it is home to just under 15,000 people, one high school, one grocery store, and a whole lot of genuine Virginia character. Situated just over the Blue Ridge Mountains from the booming...

Duration:01:36:22

Clip 044.1 -- Matt Bass -- How Schools Anchor Communities (Like Clarke County, VA)

10/16/2020
In this highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.044, Matt Bass, a candidate for Clarke County, VA Board of Supervisors, talks about how public schools anchor communities, particularly in small towns and rural areas across the country. In this clip, Matt and host Ryan Tibbens talk about the many roles that schools play in a community and how a sense of belonging, common identity, and unity can be forged through a healthy public school system. Learn more about Matt Bass's platform at...

Duration:00:11:35

Clip 044.2 -- Local Politics & Bass's Vision for Clarke County

10/16/2020
In this highlight from ClassCast Podcast Ep.044, Clarke County, VA Board of Supervisors candidate Matt Bass and host Ryan Tibbens discuss politics, planning, and community preservation. Clarke County is situated approximately an hour west of Washington DC in the northern Shenandoah Valley. In many ways, Clarke County represents "genuine Virginia" -- small towns, agricultural economies, and traditional communities -- and its proximity to the booming, wealthy suburbs of northern Virginia...

Duration:00:19:58

Ep.043 -- Tibbens -- Censorship, Banned Books Week, Antiracism, & Huckleberry Finn

10/2/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.043 features host Ryan Tibbens discussing wide-reaching, intrusive, and imperfect policy changes in his school division that are resulting in suppression of teachers' First Amendment rights, paranoia among employees, book banning, censorship, and more. Banned Books Week 2020 runs from September 27 through October 3 and, ironically, included Tibbens' first personal run-in with book banning during his 15 year teaching career. The new policy not only infringes upon...

Duration:00:53:59

Ep.042 -- Joe Pizzo -- 47 Year Veteran Teacher & AMLE 2020 Educator of the Year

9/24/2020
ClassCast Podcast Episode 042 features Joe Pizzo, the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) 2020 National Educator of the Year, sharing his thoughts about education, progress, project-based learning, classroom dynamics, and much, much more as he begins his remarkable 47th year teaching middle school English in Chester, New Jersey. Joe talks with host Ryan Tibbens about adjusting to pandemic conditions, supporting young teachers, creating "real world" and project-based opportunities...

Duration:01:39:41

Ep.041 -- Tibbens -- Antiracism, Hypocrisy, Protests, & Education

9/13/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.041 features host Ryan Tibbens discussing racism, antiracism, acts of protest (particularly in professional sports), reactions to those protests, as well as why and how teachers can facilitate these discussions in the classroom. If you have ever paid attention to debates about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, or if you heard about players' moment of silence (and the crowd booing) during the first game of the season, this episode provides perspectives that...

Duration:00:44:14

Ep.040 -- Garrett Pierce -- Distance Learning, Mental Health, Brewing, & Learning by Doing

9/10/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.040 features Garrett Pierce, a recent online college graduate AND face-to-face college graduate, sharing insights into distance learning, the rigidity of high school, students' mental health struggles, improving schools, school choice, and learning by doing. Garrett, a former student of host Ryan Tibbens, also shares his passions for music, movies, brewing beer, baking bread and pizzas, and the finer things in life. If you're interested in a student and young...

Duration:01:40:01

Ep.039 -- Mike Bergin & Amy Seeley -- Standardized Tests & the Rest

8/23/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.039 features Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley -- standardized test experts, tutors, entrepreneurs, networkers, and podcasters -- speaking with host Ryan Tibbens about high stakes testing, the evolution of tests, "good testers," equity, grade inflation, improving schools, and much more. This discussion covers it all -- from becoming standardized test experts to school curriculum, from Randy Moss to Leo Tolstoy. Table of Contents Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley host the Tests & the...

Duration:00:54:59

Ep.038 -- Janet LoSole -- World Schooling, Travel, & the Chicken Bus

8/14/2020
ClassCast Podcast Ep.038 features writer, traveler, and teacher Janet LoSole, author of Adventure by Chicken Bus: An Unschooling Odyssey through Central America. Janet is an experienced world traveler and ESL teacher who advocates for a special brand of homeschooling or unschooling -- "world schooling." In this episode, we discuss what world schooling is, why people do it, what kinds of families pursue the option, and what can be learned. We also address travel, educational freedom, books,...

Duration:01:22:06