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Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

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Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support

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English


Episodes

214 - It’s OKAY to Be MESSY at the START

1/18/2022
Guess what, administrators. If you want your educators to teach responsively, dynamically, and sustainably, then you’ve got to create safe spaces for experimentation. That means that it has to be okay for teachers to try some new things. To leave the familiar from time to time. To make spontaneous decisions. And to make mistakes. That means that it has to be okay for you as an administrator to walk into a classroom where the lesson plan hasn’t been completely defined. Where the learning...

Duration:00:06:25

213 - The OVERLOOKED SKILL That No One Is Talking About in Education

1/11/2022
Think for a moment. What if there was a physical skill that could actively determine an adult’s willingness to write virtually anything of length for any reason? What if this single skill determined whether basic academic tasks required minutes or hours? And what if proficiency in this same skill dramatically limited or expanded the number of academic options available to students outside of high school? Wow. That’s huge, right? If such a skill existed, you would think it would get a...

Duration:00:06:52

212 - LEVEL UP Your SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS with This Checklist

1/4/2022
Put your K-12 assessment tools to the test with 15 powerful questions. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/level-up-your-summative-assessments-with-this-checklist-3f05312b7ba2. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to...

Duration:00:05:27

211 - We Are ALL Developing Learners

11/29/2021
We’re all developing learners. Every last one of us. As adults, we often have the luxury of walking away from learning that proves difficult or doesn’t interest us. Students in our current models of K-12 (or at least K-8) don’t usually have that option. So when we see our kids in the learning pit, let’s not panic or shame. Instead, let’s engage in thoughtful conversations. Let’s ask helpful questions. And let’s see what we can do to give them a helping hand. And we’ll celebrate the...

Duration:00:08:23

210 - Are We Using TOO MANY APPS in Education?

11/22/2021
In 2017, I attended ISTE in San Antonio, Texas. ISTE, or The International Society for Technology in Education, hosts the largest conference for educational technology in the world. My first visit to the exhibitors’ hall was eye-opening. Wow, I thought. There are a lot of edtech companies in education right now. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the...

Duration:00:06:57

209 - My Students Are Actually Thinking About LEARNING TARGETS

11/15/2021
I first read Ron Berger’s Leaders of Their Own Learning in 2018, and I’ve been sold on the power of learning targets ever since. I believe they’re an essential part of successful instruction, assessment, and student learning. I post learning targets on my Google Docs. On Slides. On Classroom. On Seesaw. I try to refer to them often in my instruction. And I ask students to use our targets to assess their own learning. But how much attention do students really give to learning targets? Do...

Duration:00:05:40

208 - A Tale of TWO SHORT STORY PROJECTS

11/7/2021
Choosing the path of sanity and sustainability isn’t easy at first. It requires trusting the process. It involves sharing agency and ownership with students. It requires the release of teacher guilt formed by the wages mindset of assessment. But take courage, colleagues. This is the path to joy in our work. The path to doing what we love to do. The path to reclaimed weekends and holidays. The path to healthier humanity and more emotional margin for students, colleagues, and family...

Duration:00:08:22

207 - VIRTUAL WHITEBOARDS: How can they support student learning?

10/25/2021
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey is a panel of educators who are passionate about the learning opportunities created by virtual whiteboard tools. Join Melissa Aveling, Kate Stevens, Lise Farquhar, Tim Belmont, and Jeffery Frieden on an audio tour of Google Jamboard, Padlet, Whiteboard.fi, and Whiteboard.chat. Whether you’re well-versed in these tools or a complete newbie, I can promise that you’ll be inspired by the ideas shared here. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed...

Duration:01:09:08

206 - Sail the 7 Cs of MICROSOFT EDUCATION with Becky Keene and Kathi Kersznowski

9/13/2021
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey is joined by Becky Keene and Kathi Kersznowski, authors of Sail the 7 Cs with Microsoft Education: Stories from around the World to Transform and Inspire. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. ⭐️ CONNECT with THESE INSPIRING EDUCATORS on TWITTER ⭐️ Kathi Kersznowski @Kerszi - https://twitter.com/kerszi Becky Keene @BeckyKeene -...

Duration:00:40:54

205 - Defining Our SEESAW MISSION and VISION

9/10/2021
What’s our ultimate vision for Seesaw? We want to use Seesaw to help us strengthen our culture of growth, reflection, and learning. We want the Seesaw journal to be so informative that engaged parents and reflective students have a clear sense of their learning progress every step of the way. No surprises at report card time. We want the Seesaw journal to be a source of celebration, pride, and joy for every diverse learner in our community. We are ALL learners, after all: even as...

Duration:00:07:49

204 - Reimagining PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: Where can we go from here?

8/25/2021
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with educators who are passionate about improving the shape of professional learning: Mark Ryan, Vince Bustamante, Min Suh, Kate Stevens, and Jeffery Frieden. We discuss best practices for most powerful professional learning, asynchronous tools, how to capture in-house expertise, gamification, and more. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional...

Duration:00:57:23

203 - CHEY & PAV and The Staffroom Podcast

8/20/2021
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with the well-loved Chey Cheney and Pav Wander, co-hosts of The Staffroom Podcast and The Drive with Chey & Pav. Find out what sets these two Toronto educators on fire and what motivates them to share their ideas. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. ⭐️ CONNECT with THESE INSPIRING EDUCATORS on TWITTER ⭐️ Chey Cheney @MrCCheney -...

Duration:00:48:00

202 - RURAL EDUCATION: What Lies Ahead?

8/15/2021
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with guests Kevin Van Lagen, Nikki Lavergne, Melody McAllister, Tammy G. Neil, and Dr. Casey T. Jakubowski to discuss the state of rural education today. What are the WINS worthy of celebration in rural education? What are the biggest CHALLENGES that rural educators and learners face today? How is TECHNOLOGY changing the learning landscape? Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your...

Duration:00:52:28

201 - CHALLENGE-BASED LEARNING: Redefining School with Glarea Elevated Learning

8/6/2021
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with Rita Rai, Nadia Irshad, and Peter Anderson from Glarea Elevated Learning (https://glareaschool.com/), a school that is charting a unique path to learning and instruction. What is challenge-based learning, how does it help students, and how does it fit with inquiry and other approaches to instruction? You’re about to find out. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and...

Duration:00:42:26

200 - FIVE LATINA SUPERINTENDENTS: Building Equity During Times of Crisis

8/3/2021
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with five Latina superintendents who are providing bold leadership to school districts in California (and now Texas). It’s a tremendous honor to bring you their stories. Welcome to Roundtables: livestreamed conversations meant to warm your heart, spark your thinking, and ignite your professional practice. CONNECT with THESE INSPIRING EDUCATORS on TWITTER @AMRamsey13 - https://twitter.com/amramsey13 @RebecaJAndrade -...

Duration:00:57:36

199 - ASSESSMENT PRACTICES: Building Sustainability, Equity, and Literacy (with ACBC)

7/15/2021
In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with five educators from the Assessment Consortium of BC. The purpose of ACBC is “To foster growth in assessment literacy for educators in British Columbia that will lead to sustainable and equitable practices, benefiting learners from K to post-secondary.” Whether you’re a British Columbian educator or not, if you’re interested in learning more about assessment practices in K-16, this conversation is for you. Welcome to...

Duration:00:50:37

198 - JAMAL CROOK: Coaching, Learning Standards, and Growth Through Adversity

7/13/2021
JAMAL CROOK is an assistant principal in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and a co-host of the StartEdUp podcast with Don Wettrick. FOLLOW Jamal: On Twitter @JamalCrook (https://twitter.com/JamalCrook) On YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8I00930Uk5PQMocAIqv9WQ VISIT https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! FOLLOW Teachers on Fire on social media On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire...

Duration:00:36:48

197 - DR. ERIC GUISE: Creation, Growth, and Collaboration

7/12/2021
Dr. Eric Guise is a teacher, technology specialist, doctor of education, podcaster, YouTube creator, lifelong learner, and I’m grateful to call him a friend. FOLLOW Dr. Eric Guise on social media On Twitter @GuiseGotTeched (https://twitter.com/GuiseGotTechEd) On Twitter @WeGotTeched (https://twitter.com/WeGotTechED) On Instagram @WeGotTeched (https://www.instagram.com/wegotteched/) On Facebook @WeGotTeched (https://www.facebook.com/WeGotTechED) On his website at...

Duration:00:32:37

196 - CHARLES WILLIAMS: Equity, Growth, and Leadership in Education

7/8/2021
CHARLES WILLIAMS has served in urban education for over 15 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal while working with students in grades PK - 12. He has developed innovative programs and structures that have resulted in successful schools in both Indiana and Illinois. He has also presented and spoken at numerous events. Charles is the founder of CW Consulting, an Educational Consulting Group, the host of the Counter Narrative Podcast, and the host of Real Educators Talk, a...

Duration:00:29:01

195 - CUE the COMEBACK: Next Steps for Educators

6/7/2021
If you found yourself in survival mode this year, I see you. Be kind to yourself. Accept what this year was. Take time to reflect. Release. Recover. Recharge and get well. Then revisit and reinvest. Then come the fall, you and I will once again leave the comfort zone. We’ll stretch ourselves. We’ll take risks. We’ll embrace the unfamiliar, and we’ll do it all for our students, because that is who we are and that is what we do. I’ll see you in September. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments...

Duration:00:07:22