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The Science Behind Motivation

9/11/2019
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Leaders are able to find ways to motivate those they serve. Teachers must challenge themselves to grow in this area. To truly understand what it takes to motivate students, it is important to know some of the science behind motivation. In this episode, we explore the research of an expert on motivation and apply it to the classroom.

Duration:01:01:08

Are you Doing or Growing?

9/3/2019
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Are you doing or growing? Stagnation can set in if you aren't intentional about improving as a teacher and as a leader. With each new day, you have the opportunity to change your approach and your habits. These changes lead to growth and this growth impacts your students. Check out the latest edition of #TMBS to learn more.

Duration:00:28:35

Why students don't engage (A lesson from the corporate world)

8/26/2019
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Student Engagement is the primary thing Administrators are looking for when they enter a classroom. Engagement indicates that the students are moving closer to mastering the Learning Objective. Attaining 100% engagement can be challenging at times, but that doesn't mean we don't exhaust the tools in our tool box and then get some more.The key to increasing student engagement is understanding that engagement is a decision made by the students. In this episode, we explore the corporate world...

Duration:00:24:24

The Attitude Of A Leader In The Classroom

8/19/2019
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The responsibility of leading a classroom of students requires that leaders (Teachers) have the right attitude. Attitude determines the level of influence a teacher has over what happens in the classroom. Listen to learn more about The Attitude Of A Leader.

Duration:00:20:43

Tips for teaching students with Autism

3/8/2019
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Barbara Boroson joins the latest edition of The Marvin Byrd Show. Her specialty is helping teachers reach and teach students with Autism. During the show, she offers valuable tips so that everyone can assist and serve students with Autism. During the conversation, it was revealed that these tips can assist ALL students and help them engage, learn and grow.

Duration:00:43:07

One thing every classroom teacher must do

2/26/2019
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The approach to classroom management requires a completely different mindset today. In the past, compliance was a given and support at home was not in question. Today, teachers must strive to reach EVERY student and hold them ALL to high expectations. They must do this while there are other factors that remain in question (Student Support at Home, Student Accountability, and the Stress of Standardized Tests). Successfully managing a classroom and keeping expectations high IS possible if...

Duration:00:26:48

Classroom Technology with Bethany Petty

2/4/2019
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There is no doubt that techonolgy in the classroom is a positive thing for students. Technology helps to engage students and gives them other ways to show their learning. However, if leadership doesn't plan for the implimentation of technology, then the desired results will not be realized and the investment will be wasted. Bethany Petty, author of Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning joins the show to share about the proper way to utilize technology in the classroom and increase student...

Duration:00:27:44

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Courtney Kampwerth

12/3/2018
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Simply removing students from the learning enviornment for poor decisions is unacceptable. If students are not in the learning enviornmnet, they can't learn and this opens the door for more poor decisions. Many schools are attempting to utilize restorative practices to help students make better decisions and keep them in school. Courtney Kampwerth joins The Marvin Byrd Show to talk about the benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Duration:00:28:43

Creating a culture of College and Career Readiness with Terri Tchorzynski

11/26/2018
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Creating a culture of College and Career Readiness (CCR) is easier said than done. There are many purposeful actions that have to take place if the vision is to be realized. The 2017 School Counselor of the year, Terri Tchozynski, joins the show to discuss an artcle she wrote on the subject.

Duration:00:29:13

The importance of SEL with Cara Zelas

11/12/2018
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The important skills that aren't a part of the curriculum have great value as it relates to student achievement. Social Emotional Learning skills give students a boost in confidence and helps to create a positive learning enviornment filled with high expectations for all. Cara Zelas from Big World of Little Dude joins this episode of The Marvin Byrd Show to share the importance of SEL skills.

Duration:00:30:47

Engaging students with historical simulations w/ Dave Harms

11/4/2018
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"I've never been good at history." This is the mental barrier heard by many history teachers. Today, history is not solely about memorizing facts and events. It's about judging mistakes and praising good decisions throughout history. This involves a high level of analysis. Students have to go on a journey through time and see the event from the perspective of the people who were there. That is the challenge of a teacher who desires to maintain a high level of rigor in their lessons. Mr. Dave...

Duration:00:33:03

What many don't realize about the teacher shortage problem w/Renee Gordon pt. 2

10/22/2018
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Every year, there are stories about school districts looking for qualified teachers to fill positions days before the beginning of the year. Often, schools have to settle for permanent subs to fill these positions. Often, these are core subject area positions that go vacant for an entire school year or more. In this episode of The Marvin Byrd Show, our guest (Renee Gordon) presents to us data that proves intentional action is necessary. These shortages could grow exponentially within the...

Duration:00:29:04

What many don't realize about the teacher shortage problem w/Renee Gordon pt. 1

10/15/2018
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Every year, there are stories about school districts looking for qualified teachers to fill positions days before the beginning of the year. Often, schools have to settle for permanent subs to fill these positions. Often, these are core subject area positions that go vacant for an entire school year or more. In this episode of The Marvin Byrd Show, our guest (Renee Gordon) presents to us data that proves intentional action is necessary. These shortages could grow exponentially within the...

Duration:00:31:01

The Importance of Emotional Self-Care with Ayodele Harrison

8/21/2018
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At a time when teacher shortages are on the rise around the country, it is imperative that we properly care for those who have decided that they would like to be teachers. Ayodele Harrison joins the show to discuss the importance of Emotional Self Care.

Duration:00:38:54

A historical look at The Achievement Gap pt. 1

7/19/2018
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The Achievement Gap is widely discussed and debated. Unfortunately, the gap has persisted. Many seek answers and hope to truly understand. This can't be accomplished without understanding the history. In this series, Dr. Byrd takes a historical look at The Achievement Gap.

Duration:00:22:11

What do we do about missing work? pt. 1

4/30/2018
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What do you do when a student chooses not to turn in an assignment? Insert a Zero or Leave it blank? The thinking regarding missing work has shifted greatly towards a desire to have grades reflect progress towards mastery. However, it appears that finding one solution that works for everyone is a very challenging task. Engage Marvin on this topic: @MarvinByrd (Twitter) marvinbyrdedu (Facebook)

Duration:00:24:24

Interview with Derek Lopez from #StandUpOurKids

3/23/2018
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Educators around the world are embracing the idea of giving students the opportunity to make choices regarding things that used to be strictly dictated by adults. In an effort to compel students to take charge of their learning, it is imperative that this trend continue. Derek Lopez joins this episode and shares his passion regarding allowing students the opportunity to use a standing desk as opposed to the traditional desk.

Duration:00:35:38

It's time to encourage students to think....and mean it

2/1/2018
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There is great value for students if they are encouraged to simply think. The factor of time has challenged the ability to effectively encourage and teach students how to think. However, if students understand the process of thinking and problem solving, good grades will follow. Could it be that this is the simple change that needs to be made in order to see a large increase in student achievement?

Duration:00:18:41

What is Classcraft? with Stephani Durant

1/24/2018
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Classcraft is a tool that teachers can use to "Gamify" their classroom. Find out more about Gamifiying and Classcraft in this latest edition of The Marvin Byrd Show as we welcome Stephani Durant to the show. Please Support the show by visiting our Sponsor, Rodan + Fields

Duration:00:29:50

Alternative ways to raise money for teacher salaries

1/19/2018
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At the beginning of every school year, there is talk around the country about difficulty filling teacher positions because of a lack of teachers. It has long been accepted that one will not become rich by teaching. However, it is time that we start considering other means of properly compensating teachers so that the pool of teachers doesn't dwindle to the point where there is a crisis on hand. It just takes some innovative thinking to solve this problem. Tweet your ideas to @MarvinByrd.

Duration:00:24:39