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Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.

Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.
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Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.

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English


Episodes

132: How to Spot Dyslexia, and What to Do Next

10/13/2019
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Students with special needs are spending more and more time in mainstream classrooms, so all teachers need to learn how to support them well. In this episode, special educator Lisa Brooks helps us learn to identify students who may have dyslexia. She then shares ways we can do a better job of supporting students with this learning difference that's far more common than you might think.

Duration:00:31:53

131: How World Language Teaching Has Evolved

9/29/2019
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French class doesn't look the same as it did when you were in school. In this episode, veteran French teacher Rebecca Blouwolff walks me through six key shifts that have changed world language instruction for the better.

Duration:00:48:39

130: Tips for Starting a Podcast

9/15/2019
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Producing your own podcast is easier than you might think. In this episode, I share the tools and processes I use to produce my own podcast, plus some general advice to help you get started.

Duration:00:34:42

129: Let's Make Better Slideshows

9/3/2019
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A lot of you are out there giving lectures, presentations, and workshops, and your slideshows need work. These seven tips will help.

Duration:00:22:24

128: When You Get Nothing But Crickets

8/18/2019
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You ask your group a question, and you get nothing back. What's up with that? In this episode, we'll talk about some of the reasons your students (or audience members) aren't participating the way you want them to, and some new things you can try to get a better response.

Duration:00:14:52

127: A Few Ideas for Dealing with Late Work

8/4/2019
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The problem of late work never seems to go away. In this episode, I share eight smart solutions teachers use to manage it with their students.

Duration:00:24:42

126: Student-Created Graphic Novels

7/21/2019
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Graphic novels are wonderful for reading, but when students use the graphic novel form for their own writing, incredible stories can emerge. In this episode, I talk with English teacher Shveta Miller about how she teaches this process to her students, and why this particular genre allows students to share some of their most important stories.

Duration:01:02:40

125: Think Twice Before Doing Another Historical Simulation

7/7/2019
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Historical simulations can be a powerful teaching tool that fully immerses students in an experience, but when it comes to traumatic or violent periods, like slavery, there really isn't a good way to do them. My guest Hasan Kwame Jeffries talks with me about why teachers should avoid these kinds of simulations, and what to do instead.

Duration:00:40:41

124: A Closer Look at Open Educational Resources

6/23/2019
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OERs have gotten really good over the last few years, but in order to steer clear of the crap, you have to know where to look. In this episode, I interview curriculum evangelist Karen Vaites about where teachers can go to find outstanding materials—from single-use resources to full-year curricula—that are 100% free.

Duration:00:34:43

123: Four Research-Based Strategies All Teachers Should Be Using

6/9/2019
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Cognitive scientists are learning more all the time about what strategies really work to help people learn, but teachers don't always know how to apply that knowledge in the classroom. In this episode, I talk with Pooja Agarwal and Patrice Bain, authors of the new book Powerful Teaching, about the four research-based teaching "power tools" that can be used in any classroom to boost student learning.

Duration:00:37:55

122: A Simple Trick for Success with One-Pagers

5/26/2019
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A one-pager is a highly engaging, visual tool that allows students to synthesize learning, but some kids don't think they're creative enough to make them. My guest, Betsy Potash, host of the Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast, shares her simple solution to this problem, along with a step-by-step plan for using one-pagers in your classroom.

Duration:00:26:32

121: Is that Higher-Order Task Really Higher Order?

5/12/2019
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Ask any group of teachers if their goal is to simply have students regurgitate facts, and every one of them will say no. Despite that, it keeps happening. In this episode, we'll look at two of the most common errors teachers make when planning lessons for higher-order thinking, and some ideas for what to do instead.

Duration:00:28:12

120: How One District Learned to Talk About Race

4/28/2019
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When you've done lots of diversity training, but something is still missing, it might be that people still aren't comfortable having honest conversations about race. In this episode, I talk with Glenn Singleton, creator of the Courageous Conversations About Race online course, and David Watkins, Director of Equity and Diversity for Broward County, Florida, where the course has already helped over 300 teachers get more comfortable having these conversations.

Duration:00:50:09

119: "We're a Family" and Other School Norms that Can Cause Burnout

4/14/2019
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Is it a reflection of a warm school culture, or a subtle way to get teachers to volunteer more time? If you suspect it's the latter, it's time to push back. In this episode, I talk with Angela Watson, author of the new book Fewer Things Better, about three popular school norms that can ultimately lead to teacher burnout, plus some specific ways teachers can push back on those messages.

Duration:00:38:52

118: To Boost Learning, Just Add Movement

3/31/2019
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Physical movement makes learning stick better. In this episode, we'll explore six different ways to add more movement to your classroom.

Duration:00:31:11

117: Five Ways to Improve Your Rubrics

3/17/2019
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If you use rubrics, this episode is for you. I talk with administrator Mark Wise about five guidelines that can help make your rubrics more effective.

Duration:00:39:33

116: Mastery Learning with Khan Academy

3/3/2019
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In this episode, I talk with Khan Academy's founder, Sal Khan, about the platform's new mastery learning feature, which allows learners to get personalized practice, filling much needed skill gaps and advancing at their own pace. And it's all completely free.

Duration:00:30:05

115: Time to Take a Look at Your Dress Code

2/17/2019
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Many dress codes unfairly target students in certain populations, doing more harm than good. Is your dress code due for an upgrade? In this episode, equity writer Coshandra Dillard helps us learn what to look for when revising dress code policy, and high school principal Marcus Campbell shares his experiences in changing his own school's dress code.

Duration:00:51:42

114: Let's Give Our Teaching Language a Makeover

2/3/2019
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To master this craft, we need to choose our words carefully. This mini-makeover shows how revising our language in four common classroom scenarios can send a completely different message.

Duration:00:16:23

113: Global School Play Day: One Day. Nothing But Play.

1/20/2019
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Could your school stop its normal routine for a full day and devote it entirely to unstructured play? That's what thousands of schools all over the world do every February for the Global School Play Day. In this episode I talk to GSPD founders Eric Saibel, Tim Bedley, and Scott Bedley about why play is so important for people of all ages.

Duration:00:45:18