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Cornelius Minor on Being Semi-Brave

2/14/2019
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re continuing our series of conversations with author Cornelius Minor. Today Cornelius is teaching us how to make time for change, and the power of being what he calls “semi-brave.” The ability to be brave, Cornelius says, is not an inherent trait, but rather a skill that is utilized when the time is right. In his book, We Got This, Cornelius says it’s not necessary to be brave every second of every day, but rather in the moments when we are called upon...

Duration:00:20:10

Teaching Digital Literacy with Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke

2/7/2019
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Today on the Heinemann podcast, we’re joined by Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris to explore how we can make the most of technology with our students. Kristin and Katie are experts in using digital tools to build learning communities, and are co-authors of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. They believe that digital literacy is necessary, and must grow from student ownership and creativity. Our conversation began with the question: How we can shift our thinking...

Duration:00:22:09

A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences with Jennifer Serravallo

1/31/2019
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“Conferring…” writes author Jennifer Serravallo, “is where the magic happens.” Today on the Heinemann podcast Jen talks about her latest book: A Teacher’s Guide to Reading Conferences, which is part of Heinemann’s new Classroom Essentials series. Jen says that while conferring with readers might seem intimidating or out of reach, it is attainable -and necessary- in every classroom. In A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences, Jen shows us the value behind the responsive nature of...

Duration:00:23:17

Lucy Calkins Reflects on Her Path to Leadership

1/25/2019
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In her new book, Leading Well, author Lucy Calkins draws on the experience she and her colleagues have shared at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project over the last thirty years. Lucy’s leadership is rooted in her practice of reading and writing workshop instruction, but where did that instruction begin and how was she called to literacy work to become the leader we know today? How has Lucy Calkins nurtured her own culture of continuous study? It started at an early age, as we...

Duration:00:34:31

Exploring Identity Work with Heinemann Fellow Minjung Pai

1/17/2019
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This week on the Heinemann Podcast we’re learning about the importance of personal identity work in education. To understand this work better, and its impact on teachers, we’re handing this week’s podcast over to Heinemann Fellow, Minjung Pai. Min teaches fifth and sixth grade in Los Angeles, California. She is committed to equity, inclusion, and progressive education. Min believes that collaboration is at the core of teaching – that working together with students, parents, and teachers...

Duration:00:40:51

We Got This Read Aloud with Cornelius Minor Part 2

1/10/2019
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“We learn lots from hero stories, but sometimes they leave out the concrete realities of change,” writes author Cornelius Minor. He goes on to write: “The ‘teacher as superhero’ story can be similarly misleading.” Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re exploring the reality of that story. In part two of this special read-aloud series, Cornelius continues reading from the introduction of his new book, We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be. If you...

Duration:00:12:34

Leading Well with Lucy Calkins

1/3/2019
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This week on the Heinemann podcast, a conversation with author Lucy Calkins on leadership. In Leading Well: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing, Lucy Calkins draws on the transformative work that she and her colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project have done in partnership with school leaders over the last thirty years. While a school leader should be inspirational, Lucy says leaders need to be much more than that. Lucy says, making monumental...

Duration:00:35:18

Turn & Talk with Ellin Keene, Sara Ahmed, and Linda Rief

12/7/2018
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Today on the podcast, we’re excited to bring you the third conversation in our Turn & Talk series, hosted by author Ellin Keene. If you missed the previous episode, you can listen to it here. Turn & Talk is a celebration of Heinemann’s 40th anniversary, hosting conversations between authors who have written for Heinemann since its early years, and those who are newer authors, bringing their unique perspectives to the table. This series tackles issues facing educators today, like: how much...

Duration:00:41:22

We Got This Read Aloud with Cornelius Minor Part 1

11/29/2018
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In a special read-aloud edition of the Heinemann podcast, author Cornelius Minor reads from the introduction of his new book; We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be.

Duration:00:11:30

We Got This with Cornelius Minor

11/15/2018
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, author Cornelius Minor on how the teacher as superhero narrative can be misleading if we don’t spend time with the imperfections that allow us to be human. In his new book, We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to be who our students need us to be, Cornelius crafts a better hero story for the profession of education. He writes: “we are allowed to fail, reflect, improve and try again.” To do this, he says it starts with authentically listening to our...

Duration:00:30:07

Making Books with Lisa Cleaveland and Katie Wood Ray

11/8/2018
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What does it mean to be a writer? And how do we establish routines for our beginning writers? Today on The Heinemann Podcast, co-authors Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland on their new book: A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers. In this latest release of the Classroom Essentials Series, Katie Wood Ray guides us through the first days in Lisa’s classroom when writing workshop is a time — everyday— when her students make books. We see step by step how to launch...

Duration:00:16:34

Sketchnoting with Tanny McGregor

11/6/2018
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re learning about creative ways to grow our thinking. Tanny McGregor is the author of Ink and Ideas: Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking. In it, Tanny explains the power behind putting words and pictures together in the method of “sketchnoting.” One of the benefits of sketchnoting is bringing focus and strengthening memory. It also allows for multiple perspectives in the classroom to be represented in authentic and personal ways. Our...

Duration:00:17:04

Looking Through a Developmental Lens with Susan Engel

11/1/2018
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, what role does developmental psychology play in teaching? Susan Engel is an educator, psychologist, and author of the new book The Children You Teach. In it, Susan describes the great need for what she calls a “developmental lens." Often feeling out-of-reach to teachers of young children, Susan explains why and how developmental concepts can be easily used in the classroom. Our conversation begins with how Susan first came to bring these two worlds of...

Duration:00:17:34

Designing User-Oriented Assignments with Jim Burke

10/25/2018
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, does the design of an assignment impact the quality of a student’s work? Jim Burke is the author of The Six Academic Writing Assignments: Designing the User’s Journey. In his book, Jim investigates writing assignments from hundreds of classrooms to identify what’s useful and what’s not. What he found is that the overall design of an academic assignment, from the layout to the words used, is critical to not only how well a student preforms, but how they...

Duration:00:27:10

Turn & Talk with Ellin Keene, Tom Newkirk, and Kathy Collins

10/18/2018
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Today on the podcast, we’re excited to bring you the second conversation in our Turn & Talk series, hosted by author Ellin Keene. If you missed the first installment, you can find it on blog.heinemann.com. Turn & Talk is a celebration of Heinemann’s 40th anniversary, hosting conversations between authors who have written for Heinemann since its early years, and those who are newer authors, bringing their unique perspectives to the table. This series tackles issues facing educators today,...

Duration:00:47:35

Reading with Presence with Marilyn Pryle

10/11/2018
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How do we encourage students to genuinely engage with challenging or difficult texts? Today on the Heinemann Podcast, Marilyn Pryle, author of “Reading with Presence” suggests a method of writing and sharing reading responses, which differ from the usual short essay answer. Marilyn says Reading Responses offer students a method of close reading that provides choice while still maintaining a structure that keeps the assigned reading as the main focus. Students are able to write, share, and...

Duration:00:13:22

The Book in Question with Carol Jago

10/4/2018
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, what drives us to read? In her latest book, “The Book in Question: Why and How Reading is In Crisis,” author Carol Jago highlights the importance of reading, and what we stand to lose when it is devalued. It doesn’t matter so much, Carol says, what students are reading or why, but that they choose to read at all, and that they are confident in their ability to attempt the text in front of them. Our conversation begins with what it means to choose a good book…

Duration:00:12:31

In the Moment with Jen Munson

9/27/2018
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, how do we have productive conversations that help surface a student’s mathematical thinking? We confer often with our readers and writers, but these conversations are just as needed in mathematics. What does it look like to talk with students about their mathematical thinking so that their thinking grows? How do we know when to step in and when to nudge? In Jen Munson’s new book, “In the Moment,” she offers educators clear guidance for conferring with your...

Duration:00:16:59

Reading with Presence Read Aloud with Marilyn Pryle

9/20/2018
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, how do we become present in our own learning? We’ve all had students who physically come to class, but when called on to answer question appear to be mentally absent. Maybe you were this student. In her new book “Reading with Presence” Marilyn Pryle tackles the causes of disengaged learning and provides tangible solutions that provide students a safe space to share ideas and engage confidently. In this read aloud episode, Marilyn shares a story of her own...

Duration:00:08:07

Understanding Texts & Readers with Jennifer Serravallo

9/18/2018
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re making sense of comprehension. In Understanding Texts & Readers New York Times Best-Selling author author Jennifer Serravallo narrows the distance between assessment and instruction. Jen simplifies text complexity and clarifies comprehension instruction. She starts by untangling the many threads of comprehension: Levels, engagement, stamina, the relevance of texts, and more. Our conversation begins with Jen’s journey through moving beyond levels…

Duration:00:16:52