Podcast Show Notes Pages
Engaging Students with Classroom Community and Conversations
Kelly Schrein is the 2022 Alaska Teacher of the Year. She has embraced her community in Anchorage, Alaska to create a more meaningful, authentic, and engaging curriculum. Studensts are constantly engaged in learning objectives that can have a direct impact on the local community. The authenticy of learning expands into her classroom conversations. The third grade students are well-versed and able to participate in mature discussions.
Focused on High Quality Professional Learning
Jackie Wynkoop is a fantastic educator. She is passionate and fired up whenever she can talk about teaching, learning, and instruction. She is solely focused on supporting teachers to feel confident, empowered, and impactful. She is incredibly passionate about professional learning, so much so that she started her own podcast the PL Playbook.
The Science Behind Motivating Students
Don Berg brought a new perspective to the podcast and we are so grateful for his time and this episode. We broke the script with educator guests and talked with a psychologist. We dive deep into student motivation and how we can best foster that learning environment for students. The harsh reality is, we cannot motivate a person. We need to create opportunities for students to create their own motivation.
Rapid Fire Questions Between Ken and Matt
Ken and Matt have the chance to sit down without a guest and no preparation for the recording. Due to a last minute conflict with a guest they were left to come up with a recording idea. They decided to go with a rapid fire question format. Each host asked a question that the other did not prepare for.
Value Every Moment with Students and Teachers
Joe Sanfelippo is the ultimate leader. He is the current superintendent of the Fall Creek Wisconsin School District, #GoCrickets. He drives his district, administrators, teachers, and students to think outside of the box and explore what they are most passionate about. He has created an environment where everyone can lead, and is empowered to do so. His leadership style is most evident in the professional development practices and hiring techniques they have put into place.
Creating Partnerships to Help Young Readers Grow
The success of a student requires a community effort. We need to help and best support our youngest learners, and sometimes, schools do not have all the resources they need. Reading Partners is an organization that can help support our young readers in partnership with the schools.
SEL with Structure and Purpose
This show has it all and our guest Wendy Turner, 2017 Delaware Teacher of the Year, brings the fire! She is passion from the get go of the conversation up until the last minute. She is all in on students, teachers, and social and emotional learning. She clearly defines the how and the why of SEL in classrooms.
Technology to Increase Student Agency
Debbie Tannenbaum 23rd year in teaching and 5th year as a technology coach. She brings a consistent, realistic, and authentic light into the world of instructional technology. Her approach has a single target: improve learning experiences for students. Technology is a tool to help us facilitate a learning environment that will encourage students to be creators, not consumers.