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Episode #38 We Might Not Know How Kids Are Doing Academically

1/27/2020
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The first question that I ask when a child comes to me, is “How are you doing?” Often when it comes to school performance, parents don’t have a clear understanding of how well the child is learning or not. What is even more troubling is when teachers and other school personnel misread student performance. It basically boils down to two principles that can help avoid such misunderstandings! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:12:50

Episode #37 Conversation with Megan Underwood

1/20/2020
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Reflection is the secret sauce to learning. -Megan Underwood. Megan is a passionate educator and learning designer who is changing the face of learning by designing programs that promote experiential learning. She is one of Learning 2019’s 30 Under 30 Learning Leaders! She brings the same passion to this conversation! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:44:42

Episode #36 Exciting Developments for 2020!

1/13/2020
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A new year deserves new excitement, and at The ClasStars Podcast, we’re excited to introduce the ClasStars app that will soon be available on the App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft App Store! Listen to hear about the incredible features! Many teachers have told us that it changed the way they interacted with their students! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:18:52

Episode #35 Conversation with David Somogyi

1/6/2020
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David Somogyi has been teaching for several years in Hungary. He currently works in an underprivileged community and finds this population the most rewarding to work with. In this podcast he talks about the cultural differences in education between Hungary and other places. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:31:24

Episode #34 Reflections on 2019

12/30/2019
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In this episode I reflect on how fortunate I’ve been to be in the field of education and working with so many great people. It’s important to take a step back from time to time to appreciate a field that is so rewarding. Looking forward to even more excitement next year! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:30:38

Episode #33 Conversation with Kathleen Hallgarten

12/23/2019
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Kathleen Hallgarten currently lives in Hopetoun, Victoria, in the Australian Outback. Before moving to Australia, she lived and taught in New Jersey, Florida, Texas, and Alaska. Her mother raised her with a “can do” attitude, and she loves giving that message over to her students with care and respect! She also teaches online through PalFish Teacher. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:28:47

Episode #32 How to Measure Success with Struggling Students

12/16/2019
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Test scores are the standard for measuring academic success. They are also used to measure teacher success. However, since all students are at different points of standard academic achievement, and since student progress is a process, is there a better way to know if a teacher is doing a good job with a student who doesn’t have great test scores? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:10:16

Episode #31 Conversation with Mugisho Ndabuli

12/9/2019
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Mugisho Ndabuli grew up as the fourth of nine children in his family in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His father encouraged him to get a good education. After receiving his diploma in General Education he enrolled in the Teachers Training College ISP Bukavu. He then taught in Rwanda and pursued a master’s degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the prestigious South African university, University of KwaZulu Natal. He is currently pursuing a PhD from the same university. He...

Duration:00:38:14

Episode #30 The Prince Who Thought He Was A Chicken

12/2/2019
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Sometimes we encounter children who just don’t respond to any of the interventions and incentives. How do we deal with the child who just refuses to cooperate? This episode discusses a simple approach that can help teachers connect with even the most challenging of students. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:14:07

Episode #29 Conversation with Jody Peltz

11/25/2019
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Jody Peltz is one of those “natural” teachers. Children have been attracted to her passion for curiosity and learning long before she formally decided to become a teacher. It’s easy to understand why when you listen to her on this episode of the podcast! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:32:17

Episode #28 The Two Parts of the Job of a Teacher

11/18/2019
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There are two parts to the job of a teacher, the first part is the part that brought us into this amazing profession in the first place! It’s what excites us to come to school every day! The second part is not as glamorous. What can we do make our job more enjoyable and rewarding? This podcast explores all of that! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:08:54

Episode #27 Conversation with Jason Khaleed Hayes

11/11/2019
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Jason Hayes is a high energy teacher who has taught here in the U.S., in Africa, and in the Middle East. He is the author of The Art of Teaching, where he applies the principles of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War to education! He is also the founder of Vanguard Education. You can learn more about Jason at www.hayesjason.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:36:02

Episode #26 Identifying Behavioral Triggers

11/4/2019
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Behavior management continues to be one of the most challenging components of classroom teaching. Understanding the triggers of these behaviors is the first step to creating effective intention plans. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:11:15

Episode #25 Conversation with ClasStars Co-Founder, Sol Fried

10/28/2019
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Sol Fried is the co-founder and CTO of ClasStars. In this episode he talks about his journey and the transition from software development for financial institution to edtech! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:28:14

Episode #24 The Child’s Support Team

10/21/2019
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So much effort goes into teaching and making sure that every child maximizes their potential. However, very often we don’t pay enough attention to properly assembling the child’s support team. Then, when we need it, it isn’t there and everyone becomes frustrated. Even worse, the child continues to struggle. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:08:40

Episode #23 Conversation with Karl Ubelhoer

10/14/2019
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Karl Ubelhoer is a very passionate teacher from Tucketon, NJ, who has some great ideas about teaching students self-awareness, social and emotional learning, teacher evaluations, and much more! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:33:13

Episode #22 Biased Against Bias

10/7/2019
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It’s only natural for people to develop biases. What’s important is for us to be aware of our own biases. It’s especially important if we want to teach others not to be biased. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:11:22

Episode #21 Conversation with Keith Sharkey of Halsbury Travel in Nottingham, England

9/30/2019
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Keith was a French teacher who realized the potential of taking kids out of the classroom and living the subjects that they’re learning! He founded and runs Halsbury Travel, a travel agency that arranges educational trips around the world and based on specific subjects! You can learn more at www.halsbury.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:21:39

Episode #20 The Teacher’s Balancing Act

9/23/2019
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This episode is the audio of a Facebook Live that I had done in a teacher group. It was in response to a request by a teacher who was concerned about all the attention that we give to the disruptive students and how that impacts the non-disruptive students. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:19:10

Episode #19 Conversation with Callie Williams

9/16/2019
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Callie Williams has been teaching for 17 years and is the founder of the Teachers Helping Teachers Facebook Group, a community with more than 5,000 members who support each other in teaching. She lives in Florida with her husband and 3 children. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moshe-fried/support

Duration:00:29:34