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This audio podcast is comprised of interviews and solo shows focused on providing ideas and resources for K-12 teachers and school-based administrators. It is updated weekly. Dr. Steven Miletto has been an educator in Georgia for 30 years. He has served public school families as a history teacher, assistant principal, and high school principal. Currently, he is the executive director of the Heart of Georgia RESA. David Rogers is the Technology guru. He uses Audacity to make me sound like I know what I am doing. He is the magic behind the finished productions. Ben Sheffield is the creator of our opening and closing song, Yeah, Yeah. You can find more about him at http://www.reverbnation.com/dramasceneband

This audio podcast is comprised of interviews and solo shows focused on providing ideas and resources for K-12 teachers and school-based administrators. It is updated weekly. Dr. Steven Miletto has been an educator in Georgia for 30 years. He has served public school families as a history teacher, assistant principal, and high school principal. Currently, he is the executive director of the Heart of Georgia RESA. David Rogers is the Technology guru. He uses Audacity to make me sound like I know what I am doing. He is the magic behind the finished productions. Ben Sheffield is the creator of our opening and closing song, Yeah, Yeah. You can find more about him at http://www.reverbnation.com/dramasceneband
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This audio podcast is comprised of interviews and solo shows focused on providing ideas and resources for K-12 teachers and school-based administrators. It is updated weekly. Dr. Steven Miletto has been an educator in Georgia for 30 years. He has served public school families as a history teacher, assistant principal, and high school principal. Currently, he is the executive director of the Heart of Georgia RESA. David Rogers is the Technology guru. He uses Audacity to make me sound like I know what I am doing. He is the magic behind the finished productions. Ben Sheffield is the creator of our opening and closing song, Yeah, Yeah. You can find more about him at http://www.reverbnation.com/dramasceneband

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Episodes

Classroom Attendance: It's Important to Pay Attention and Follow-up - 212

9/15/2018
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Keeping accurate classroom attendance is very important. It may not sound like a fun topic but it is one that needs to be taken seriously. Frequently, it is not given the attention that it needs, Some colleagues may even try to pass off the responsibility to a trusted student (Don't do this.) Today, I share 7 thoughts about taking attendance and especially explain why follow-up with a student and his family is important when the student misses class. I share a couple of stories that show...

Duration:00:26:16

Barbara Oakley and Learning How To Learn - 211

9/6/2018
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Dr. Barbara Oakley is an author, speaker, professor, engineer, and adventurer - take a look at her twitter page...she is “a female Indiana Jones.” Barbara is the author of numerous books two of which Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (2017) and A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) [2014] have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Barbara has a cool educational background… Ph.D. in...

Duration:00:56:29

Warren Berger and "A More Beautiful Question" - 210

8/30/2018
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Warren Berger is the author of eleven books, including our focus for today - A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (2014) and the soon to be released The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions that will Help You Decide, Create. Connect, and Lead. (Oct. 2018). I had the pleasure of hearing Warren speak earlier this year. He is insightful, thought-provoking and inspiring. His book is also. Join us as we talk about being a...

Duration:00:45:04

Sargy Letuchy & Voice and Choice is Important but Sometimes It's Not Enough - 209

8/23/2018
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Sargy Letuchy is the author of The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers for Standards-Based Learning and is an ESL teacher in suburban Chicago. Today we are focused on his recent article in EdSurge - "Voice and Choice Is Important but Sometimes It's Not Enough" (June 2018). The article begins with Sargy recounting his attempts to get a student engaged in class and lessons. He focuses on the lessons learned. One of his opening statements is this, "I realized while giving students opportunities...

Duration:00:58:39

Allison Kerley Townsend - The 2019 Georgia Teacher of the Year - 208

8/17/2018
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Allison Kerley Townsend is the 2019 Georgia Teacher of the Year. She is a 3rd Grade teacher at Barnwell Elementary School in Fulton County, Georgia (US). Allison believes that all children start out as curious and excited learners. She sees her goal as an educator is to nurture their passion for learning. As a classroom teacher, Allison strives to give each child a voice in their learning and tries to inspire them to grow beyond engagement to ownership. Mrs. Townsend not only seeks to...

Duration:00:43:34

12 Tools for a Successful Start to the New School Year - 207

8/2/2018
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12 Tools for a Successful Beginning to the New School Year 1. Greet students when they enter your class. 2. Use a seating chart to help you learn their names. 3. Develop your "Spidey Sense." 4. Know you. 5. Plan - big (unit) & small (daily). 6. Include opportunities for checking for understanding (formative assessment). 7. Get better at giving feedback. 8. Start and stop class. 9. Have a way for you to stay in touch with parents. 10. What will you do? 11. Attitude check and...

Duration:00:56:35

Steve Miletto Talks About Getting Ready for the First Day of Class - 206

7/27/2018
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The first day of class is almost here. Are you ready? Have you actually planned for that first day? Oh, I know...lots of peers say that they have but they really have just gone through the motions. I love the first day of class because you only get that one first day. Here are my 5 Ideas about Getting Ready for the First Day of Class 1. Is your classroom looking good? 2. Have you created the procedures (How you operate your class.) that the kids need to know on the first day of...

Duration:00:24:13

Future Ready Librarians with Ge-Anne Bolhuis - 205

7/20/2018
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Ge-Anne Bolhuis is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Media Specialist Liaison for a Georgia (US) school system. Today, we are talking about Future Ready Schools and Future Ready Librarians. According to their website futureready.org, "Future Ready Schools® helps K-12 public, private, and charter school leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential." Additionally, a Future Ready Librarian is...

Duration:00:59:53

Bob Baird and Fix My Career Now.Com - 204

7/13/2018
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Bob Baird is the founder of fixmycareernow.com. He helps job seekers get that better paying job by developing their complete toolkit. He believes that finding a better, higher paying job requires more than just a great resume and LinkedIn profile. According to Bob, "the complete toolkit" includes developing skills in networking, interviewing, negotiation skills, and more. From professional musician to CEO of a 60 year old nonprofit, Robert - Bob - Baird climbed the career ladder through...

Duration:00:59:43

Jesse Cole and Find Your Yellow Tux - 203

7/6/2018
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Jesse Cole is the author of Find Your Yellow Tux: How to Be Successful by Standing Out and the host of the amazing podcast Business Done Differently. He is also the owner of Fans' First Entertainment and the Savannah Bananas - a college summer baseball league team that has sold out all of its games in its first two years. By the way, this is evidence of his philosophy of doing things differently. Jesse believes that you have to know what your mission is. He says you have to keep it...

Duration:00:41:25

Classroom Technology and Podcasting with Chris Nesi - 202

6/27/2018
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Christopher J. Nesi is the host of the House of #EdTech podcast and the creator and founder of the Education Podcasting Network. Chris is also a co-host of the PodcastPD podcast. He is a certified social studies teacher in New Jersey. Technology and its role in education are his professional passion. Chris and I talk about why some people have tech phobias or believe that they can't do tech in the classroom. We also discuss how tech can best serve the classroom teacher as well as the...

Duration:00:49:54

Lady Lucy's Laugh Giraffe Journey with Karen Gross - 201

6/21/2018
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It's World Giraffe Day and Lady Lucy is back to help Giraffe with her Lady Lucy's Laugh Giraffe Journey written by Karen Gross and Marc Wine. Every June 21st is World Giraffe Day and this interview was released on June 21st, 2018 to celebrate the launch of Lady Lucy's latest adventure. This journey is quite different from her last two in that this book is a joke book with many of the jokes written by kids. The story was published as a collaboration with the Giraffe Conservation...

Duration:00:31:38

Dave Weber Discusses Leadership Re-Defined and Productivity - 200

6/14/2018
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Dave Weber is an author, motivational speaker, productivity expert, leadership trainer, keynote presenter, husband and father. Dave has spoken to, trained, and assisted many organizations and groups from major international corporations to middle school students over the past 25 years. He is most known for his energetic delivery and captivating storytelling. Today, we are discussing his latest book, Leadership Re-Defined: The 12 X's of Success for Today's Leader, productivity...

Duration:01:35:38

Brian Buffington & Bucky Bush Talk Tech in the Classroom - 199

6/7/2018
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Brian Buffington and Bucky Bush are technology professionals. They stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest trends and teach others how to use and make the most of them. They are excellent coaches who know how to make learning fun! Whether it is to help you increase engagement in the classroom, your own personal understanding of apps and such, or whether it is something specific that needs addressing, Brian and Bucky help educators figure it out. Today, I'm talking with both of them....

Duration:01:08:53

Sheryl Green talks about "Up Close and Personal with Reading" - 198

5/31/2018
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Sheryl Green is the author of "Up Close and Personal with Reading: A Not-So-Scary Tool for Teaching for Understanding" (2018). Sheryl is a classroom teacher, an educational speaker, trainer, author, educational columnist, and a literacy consultant. She has 19 years of middle and high school English language arts teaching experience. Sheryl has worked in rural, private international, urban, and inner city schools. In 2015, she was the Muscogee County (Georgia) School District Teacher of...

Duration:00:49:16

Writing, Getting Published, and Sean Wyatt with Ernest Dempsey, part 2 - 197

5/24/2018
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This is the conclusion of my interview with Ernest Dempsey - the USA Today Bestselling author of the Sean Wyatt archaeological thriller series. In this episode, Ernie shares his thoughts about his characters, his secrets behind making his stories thrilling, and a little sneak peek into his most recent thriller - The Templar Curse. In episode 196 we talked about his previous career as a high school counselor, working with kids, and what inspired him to become a writer. We also delved into...

Duration:01:12:50

Writing, Getting Published, and Sean Wyatt with Ernest Dempsey, part 1 - 196

5/17/2018
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Ernest Dempsey is a USA Today Bestselling author. He writes thrillers centered around real historic places and events. His Sean Wyatt archaeological thriller series has been downloaded over a half million times across the globe. If you are listening to this podcast during the week of May 14th, 2018...it is available for free on Amazon for the Kindle. You can also get a copy by going to his website - ernestdempsey.net - and signing up for his email list. He is a former school counselor...

Duration:00:58:16

Lady Lucy's Quest with Karen Gross - 195

5/11/2018
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Lady Lucy's Quest is the first in a series of children's books written by Karen Gross. In this story, Lady Lucy wants to be a knight but the odds are stacked against her. She has to show endurance, strength, and courage. Karen shares that the story is really about "believing in the power of the possible and dreaming big." Lady Lucy is a tribute to a real life woman - Lady Lucy Duff Gordon who was a fashion designer from the late 1800's and early 1900's. She was one of the first women to...

Duration:01:01:36

Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom with Barbara R. Blackburn - 194

5/3/2018
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Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom: Practical Tools and Strategies is a must read for classroom teachers and building level administrators. Like the title says, "Practical Tools and Strategies", it is exactly that...Practical. Barbara R. Blackburn with Bradley S. Witzel have written a book that is extremely useful for making sure that students at all levels of understanding and development are receiving rigorous instruction. On today's show, Barbara and I talk about the reasons behind...

Duration:00:59:48

Game On : Using Digital Games to Transform Teaching, Learning, and Assessment with Ryan Schaaf - 193

4/26/2018
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Today, I'm talking with Ryan Schaaf about his book (co-authored with Nicky Mohan) - Game On: Using Digital Games to Transform Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (Solution Tree Press, 2017). Game On is an easy to read and use instructional manual for implementing game-based learning in the classroom. Ryan takes a look at what he calls shifting to an Education 3.0 mindset. Additionally, he discusses the idea of viewing digital tools as a support for modern learning and he explains game...

Duration:01:32:04