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Teaching Readers with Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen

10/13/2019
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Today we’re bringing you a bonus episode with authors Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen. Their latest book, Breathing New Life into Book Clubs is a one-stop resource for starting, improving, and troubleshooting your book clubs. From choosing texts, best approaches for organization, and how to best utilize technology, Sonja and Dana cover it all. In this episode, Sonja and Dana chat with Brett Whitmarsh about the value of book clubs, and how they can become a tool to disrupt the idea that...

Duration:00:12:00

Writing Between the Commas with Martin Brandt

10/10/2019
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How do you feel about grammar? For many of us, it was a frustrating exercise that kept writing inaccessible. In Between the Commas: Sentence Instruction That Builds Confident Writers (and Writing Teachers), author Martin Brandt moves the idea of grammar away from the traditional heavy terminology, and helps us better understand the key moves for writing instruction. We started off our conversation on where Marty found himself in 1997 that changed his teaching practice...

Duration:00:19:33

The Power of Classroom Talk with Shana Frazin and Katy Wischow

10/3/2019
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Talking. It’s something most of us do every day, but we didn’t always know how to do it. Today on the podcast we’re discussing the value of teaching talk in the classroom. We’re joined by Shana Frazin and Katie Wischow, co-authors of the new book Unlocking the Power of Classroom Talk: Teaching Kids to Talk with Clarity and Purpose. Shana and Katy passionately believe in the need to help students develop strong talk skills across the school day, in every subject. We started our conversation...

Duration:00:19:53

Unlearning White Language Supremacy with Heinemann Fellow Minjung Pai and Dr. Asao Inoue

9/26/2019
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This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re handing things 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 can make a significant, powerful, and lasting impact. Here’s Min with more on her project...

Duration:00:43:02

Letting Students Lead with Their Writing with Heinemann Fellow Brian Melton

9/19/2019
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Today on the podcast, we're handing the podcast over to Heinemann Fellow Brian Melton. Brian currently teaches English and creative writing in Illinois, and oversees a slam poetry team. He believes in the power of conversation and self-reflection, and infuses these values into his practice as an educator and leader. Here's Brian with more on his project...

Duration:00:42:08

Infusing Our Days with Creativity with Heinemann Fellow Brian Melton

9/15/2019
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Today on the podcast, we're handing the podcast over to Heinemann Fellow Brian Melton. Brian currently teaches English and creative writing in Illinois, and oversees a slam poetry team. He believes in the power of conversation and self-reflection, and infuses these values into his practice as an educator and leader. Here's Brian with more on his project...

Duration:00:41:53

Jennifer Serravallo on Developing Reading and Writing Strategies en Español

9/12/2019
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One of author Jennifer Serravallo’s most beloved books, the Reading Strategies Book, is now available in Spanish. But it’s more than a translation, El libro de estrategias de lectura takes Jennifer Serravallo's Reading Strategies Book and turns it into a complete resource for reading instruction in Spanish. This resource has 300+ strategies, including some specially created just for Spanish-language development and all new visuals in Spanish. Jen joins us to talk about the work that went...

Duration:00:29:43

Reflecting Through Writing with Katie Wood Ray and Katherine Bomer

9/5/2019
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Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re turning things over to Heinemann author and editor Katie Wood Ray as she interviews Katherine Bomer about her development as a writer and educator, and about her forthcoming book, A Teacher’s Guide to Time, Choice, and Response, a part of the Classroom Essentials series. Katherine says that the most important place for a beginning writers to start is with what they know, and what they believe. The rest, she says, is revision. Here now, is Katherine and...

Duration:00:29:29

Re-Framing Evaluations for Back to School with Tom Marshall

8/29/2019
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How can we re-frame how principals talks about evaluations and observations with teachers for the start of the new year? Today on the podcast we're speaking with author Tom Marshall. He's written Reclaiming the Principalship: Instructional Leadership Strategies to Engage Your School Community and Focus on Learning. We thought for the beginning of the school year, we should talk to Tom about why it's such a crucial time to be talking about evaluation conversations, observations, and how we...

Duration:00:14:16

Scaffolding Instruction with Identity Work with Heinemann Fellow Minjung Pai and Dr. Betina Hsieh

8/22/2019
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This week on the Heinemann Podcast we’re learning about how identity work supports daily instruction, and strengthens our learning communities. 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...

Duration:00:44:27

Steve Leinwand on Re-imagining Math Class

8/1/2019
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If you could reimagine math instruction, what would you change? Today on the podcast we’re speaking with author Steve Leinwand. Steve’s work revolves around fostering authentic math fluency in students, valuing deep understanding over memorization and speed. By challenging long-held ideas about how math is taught, Steve says we can reimagine instruction that better serves our students. We started our conversation on the topic of math homework, and why it’s just not working.

Duration:00:17:06

Letter Lessons and First Words with Heidi Anne Mesmer

7/25/2019
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How does phonics effectively fit within daily classroom instruction? Today on the podcast, we’re joined by author Heidi Anne Mesmer. In her new book, Letter Lessons and First Words, Heidi Anne provides a research-based vision of what lively, engaging phonics instruction can look like, along with practical, classroom-tested tools to make it happen in your classroom. Filled with classroom activities and easy-to-use frameworks, her book is a one-stop shop for phonics instruction. Nell Duke...

Duration:00:22:49

Building Routines for Reasoning with Amy Lucenta and Grace Kelemanik

7/22/2019
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How can we ensure access for all students in the math classroom? Today on the podcast we’re joined by Amy Lucenta and Grace Kelemanik. Amy and Grace are co-authors of Routines for Reasoning: Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students. Amy and Grace are big proponents of helping students develop their mathematical thinking and reasoning skills, and say that building routines into math instruction is one way to do that. We started out conversation by asking: “what does routine look...

Duration:00:17:34

Conferring in Math with Jen Munson, Faith Kwon, and Mary Trinkle

7/18/2019
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We confer with our students in reading and writing, but why isn’t it as common during math? Today on the podcast, we’re joined by Jen Munson, author of In the Moment, and Faith Kwon and Mary Trinkle, teachers from East Palo Alto California in whose classrooms Jen conducted much of her research for the book. Jen, Faith, and Mary believe that talking to students about their work, while they work, is a powerful way of supporting learning. While conferring in math takes ques from reading and...

Duration:00:29:24

Subscribe to Beyond the Letters!

7/14/2019
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We hope that you enjoyed season one of Beyond the Letters with Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts! Beyond the Letters is now streaming on its own feed. You can subscribe and leave a review wherever podcasts are found!

Duration:00:00:44

Finding Context in Unexpected Places with Sue O'Connell

7/11/2019
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Today on the podcast we’re speaking with author Sue O’Connell about some key ways to build math fluency. Sue says that many of us were taught math in ways that focused on memorization, and regurgitation. But that doesn’t necessarily lead to deep understanding. To foster true fluency, she says we should start by taking some tips from literature and find ways to contextualize math problems so kids can make sense of them. We started our conversation by asking, what does good math instruction...

Duration:00:24:22

Jennifer Serravallo on Sustaining Comprehension

7/5/2019
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How do we sustain comprehension in our students? Today on the podcast we're joined by author Jennifer Serravallo who has been focusing on comprehension. In Complete Comprehension, Jen has put into one resource… materials for assessing, evaluating, and teaching comprehension effectively and efficiently. We started our conversation on why we need to focus on comprehension…

Duration:00:15:32

Beyond the Letters: Living Openly with M. Colleen Cruz

6/30/2019
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This week on Beyond the Letters, Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts speak with M. Colleen Cruz about living openly and authentically, and the result of including queer topics and texts in daily curriculum, classroom libraries, and discussions. Colleen was a classroom teacher in general education and inclusive settings before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project where she is Director of Innovation. You can now listen to Beyond the Letters on their own feed, streaming...

Duration:00:23:01

Beyond the Letters: The Power of Representation and Inclusive Curriculum with Harper B. Keenan

6/27/2019
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This week on Beyond the Letters, Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts speak with Harper B. Keenan about the importance of having queer representation in our schools, and the great impact that inclusive curriculum can have. Harper currently serves as the Robert Quartermain Professor of Gender & Sexuality Research in Education within the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. He is the founder of the Trans Educators Network, a community building group aimed at...

Duration:00:23:31

Beyond the Letters: Living Authentically with Shamari Reid

6/20/2019
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This week on Beyond the Letters, Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts speak with Shamari Reid about doing the personal work that leads to fostering safe and inclusive spaces. Shamari is a doctoral candidate in the department of curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, he is engaged in his dissertation work which explores the agency of Black LGBTQ+ youth in New York City. Read his full bio below!

Duration:00:32:58