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Vrain Waves seeks to provide teachers powerful professional learning anywhere, and anytime. We feature interviews with educational giants, successful professionals, and sought-after consultants to help teachers feel more informed, inspired, and connected. Join us each week as we highlight educational theory, strategies, and tools that all teachers can put to use in the classroom.

Vrain Waves seeks to provide teachers powerful professional learning anywhere, and anytime. We feature interviews with educational giants, successful professionals, and sought-after consultants to help teachers feel more informed, inspired, and connected. Join us each week as we highlight educational theory, strategies, and tools that all teachers can put to use in the classroom.
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Vrain Waves seeks to provide teachers powerful professional learning anywhere, and anytime. We feature interviews with educational giants, successful professionals, and sought-after consultants to help teachers feel more informed, inspired, and connected. Join us each week as we highlight educational theory, strategies, and tools that all teachers can put to use in the classroom.

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Episodes

Into the Classroom!

1/7/2019
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For our first show of 2019, we decided to outsource for more tangible tips and creative ideas for your classroom to kick off second semester. We asked Vrain Waves listeners to give us a 2-3 minute voice clip of them describing something in their classroom or their practice that they wanted to share with a broader audience - an extended version of our Out of Our Heads and Into the Classroom segment. Here’s the result - we hope you enjoy, and would love it if you would contribute too! We’ll...

Duration:00:41:55

Auld Lang Syne: The Best of 2018

12/31/2018
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We’ve condensed 1,273 minutes of Vrain Waves 2018 into our 5 top moments. Let's put this advice of giants into practice and make 2019 our best year ever!

Duration:00:30:36

Starting with Why with Stephen Shedletsky

12/17/2018
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Stephen Shedletsky is the Head of Brand Voice at Start with Why. Join us to hear about Simon Sinek’s Start with Why movement and how it can help you not only live a more fulfilling life but also make your work less stressful and more authentic. He mentions tools, activities, and next steps that we can all take to first find and then live true to our authentic selves.

Duration:00:45:07

John Couch on Rewiring Education

12/3/2018
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In this episode we speak with a former executive of one of the most influential companies on the planet! In addition to being a personal friend of Steve Jobs, John Couch was the Vice President of Education at Apple Inc. for 16 years. This giant in education enthralls us with stories from his book, Rewiring Education, explains the merits of challenge-based learning, and shares why creativity is worth 100 IQ points!

Duration:00:44:17

Understanding How We Learn with the Learning Scientists

11/19/2018
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The Learning Scientists are cognitive psychologists who spend their time sharing research-backed study methods via their podcast, their blog, and their new book, Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide. Today, they talk to us about their research and how it translates into the classroom. Enjoy!

Duration:00:50:19

Dan Heath on the Power of Moments

11/5/2018
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How can poolside popsicles and chirping crickets help us be better teachers? Best selling author Dan Heath stops by to teach us all how to build peak moments by avoiding the soul sucking force of reasonableness!

Duration:00:46:24

Student Engagement with Allison Zmuda

10/22/2018
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This is your A-Z guide to student engagement with the one and only AZ (Allison Zmuda)! Allison Zmuda is going on 19 years as a full-time education consultant specializing in curriculum, assessment, and instruction. She helps educators design work that is relevant, meaningful, challenging, and appropriate. Since 2001, she has co-authored 11 books, and she shares her vast amount of expertise and unique perspectives with Vrain Waves through another engaging interview. You can learn along with...

Duration:00:56:05

Catlin Tucker on Blended Learning

10/8/2018
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Catlin Tucker is the goddess of Blended Learning! She is a best selling author, Google Certified Innovator, international trainer, frequent Edtech speaker, and a former teacher of the year. In this episode we discuss blended learning basics, station rotations, student self-assessment, and much more!

Duration:00:57:58

George Couros on The Innovator's Mindset

9/24/2018
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When it comes to innovation in education, George Couros is simultaneously the man, the myth and the legend! The author of The Innovators's Mindset stops by Vrain Waves to discuss mindsets, guinea pigs, and what parents really want for their students...tune in to find out more!

Duration:00:57:00

Social and Emotional Learning with Denise Pope

9/10/2018
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Step into the classroom of one of Stanford's most engaging professors as we interview Dr. Denise Pope! Denise discusses the role that stress plays in our students lives, how we can work to decrease that cognitive takeover, and some digestible research we can both learn from and share with our parents.

Duration:00:55:00

John Hattie on Visible Learning and Feedback

8/27/2018
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John Hattie is one of the most acclaimed educational researchers on the planet! The author of 13 books, 300+ conference papers, and all around educational giant stops by this episode of Vrain Waves. We discuss why the type of feedback a teacher gives is more important than the quantity, what is visible learning, and why the mantra of every teacher should be "Know Thy Impact."

Duration:00:56:54

How to Rock the First Week of School: strategies, techniques, and activities for kicking off the school year right!

8/13/2018
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And we’re back!! Thanks for tuning in for Season 2 of Vrain Waves! In this episode Ben and Becky discuss and share activities to make this first week in your classroom the best one ever! Please share your ideas using the #makesomevrainwaves so that we can learn from each other!

Duration:00:18:42

Make Some VrainWaves Summer Challenge

6/25/2018
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This time around, instead of standing on the shoulders of more giants, Ben & Becky reflect on the season with their simple next steps for action and invite you to do the same. #MakeSomeVrainWaves with us this summer and share your plans @VrainWaves on twitter or Facebook, or on our website at www.vrainwaves.com

Duration:00:13:51

Formative Assessment Strategies and Moves with Dr. Duckor & Dr. Holmberg

6/18/2018
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Today we talk with Dr. Brent Duckor and Dr. Carrie Holmberg, authors of the book Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning. In the foreword for this book, Dr. John Hattie describes the work of Dr. Duckor and Dr. Holmberg as “[bringing to life] how to think of one’s self on a trajectory of powerful practices that unite instruction and assessment.” In many conversations, we tend to separate the two and don’t think deeply enough about the...

Duration:00:49:00

AJ Juliani on Genius Hour, PBL, Design Thinking and Student Inquiry

6/11/2018
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AJ Juliani is THE founding father of 20 Time/Genius Hour. He's been writing books and inspiring teachers for years, and in this episode he shares practical advice for increasing choice and empowerment in your classroom!

Duration:00:52:27

Teaching Digital Natives with Screenwise Author Devorah Heitner

6/4/2018
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In this episode, we interview Dr. Devorah Heitner, Founder and CEO of Raising Digital Natives. Dr. Heitner is an experienced keynote speaker, workshop leader, and consultant & policy advisor to numerous public and independent schools across the country. We talk to her about her books and her research, and dive into how to parent and teach a digital native.

Duration:00:47:00

Dan Meyer: If Your Content is The Aspirin, How Do You Create the Headache?

5/28/2018
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Dan Meyer has been revolutionizing math instruction for years, and in this episode he shares with us the importance of mentors in his life, a few of his favorite teaching mantras, mathematics as storytelling, and how to notice and develop perplexity.

Duration:00:44:40

Jennie Magiera on EdTech, Personalized Learning, ISTE, and Courageous Edventures

5/21/2018
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Jennie Magiera, ed tech guru and math education wizard, joins us for an interview about personalized learning, digital classroom practices, and courageous edventures in the classroom.

Duration:00:50:37

Daniel Pink and Harnessing the Power of When

5/14/2018
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Daniel Pink is not only one of the most renowned authors in the nation, he has AMAZING advice for teachers! He is the author of 6 books and multiple #1 best sellers, and we are so grateful he stopped by Vrain Waves to discuss his newest book and how it impacts teaching. In this episode we discuss how to start and end the year, what you should be doing on your off period to come back stronger, and the most effective activities for you to do during your peak, trough and recovery times.

Duration:00:47:25

Brain Based Teaching and Learning with Neuroteach Author Glenn Whitman

5/7/2018
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Today we talk with one of the authors of NeuroTeach: Brain Science and the Future of Education, Mr. Glenn Whitman. His dedication to understanding neuroscience and learning in order to effect change at the school building level permeates policy at the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. Glenn speaks to us about the ways in which learning about the brain can enhance our instruction.

Duration:00:54:58