Podcast Show Notes Pages
Reaching the Students Who Need It Most
Dani is the 2023 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year and clarified why in this conversation. She is dedicated to the quality education for every child she interacts with daily. She spends most of her time supporting the students who need it most. Dani acknowledges her strengths and weaknesses as a teacher and how that helped her find her best position in alternative education.
Instructional Upgrades with Quizizz
Kyle Niemis, now a former teacher, comes back to the podcast and works for Quizizz. He joined us to provide an in-depth look at this fantastic online tool, highlight its best features, and share some big updates. We trust Kyle, and we endorse the use of this fantastic online tool. Kyle provides countless examples of fantastic instructional practices that Quizizz can enhance.
AP Calculus Turns Student-Centered Learning
Dr. Michael Ida is the 2023 Hawaii Teacher of the Year and a long-time math teacher. More recently in his career, he started teaching computer science, and this transition has created a huge shift in his teaching approach and education mindset. The focus of his teaching and the design of the lesson has transferred over to student experiences and interactions.
When "Just Differentiate" Just Doesn't Cut It
Bryson is an elementary music teacher who is passionate about inclusion. He quickly learned how music teachers are not prepared to include special education students in the classroom successfully. This podcast is inspirational for every teacher, regardless of content area.
A Foundation of Literacy as a Foundation of Success
Leana Malinowsky is a passionate, qualified, and impactful educator who is changing readers' lives. She shares key instructional strategies to help support young readers and allow their learning to thrive.
Students Thrive when we Teach Intentionally
Renee Jones is the 2023 Nebraska Teacher of the Year, a high school English teacher who provides incredible experiences for her students. She is focused on their development as individuals and in the curriculum content. She focuses on creating key success criteria to help them flourish and grow.
STRIVE for Happiness
Robert Dunlop is a quality educator, speaker, and author. He has had such a diverse experience in education that offers our audience a quality listen. Our conversation rolls from pedagogy to classroom management to feedback, the focus of his book, striving for happiness.
Train the Brain through Cognitive Development
Betsy Hill brought our podcast new information, perspective, and valuable content. She focuses on studying the brain and, more importantly, the cognitive skills for our brain to learn. There is a lot for teachers to keep in mind to see how we can best support the growth of students.
139: Worldly Education Focused on Home and Dreams
Cohens Mugisha is an incredible educator, changing the lives of the students he works with in his community of Ibanda, Uganda. His classes are focused specifically on writing and speech, but it is evident throughout the conversation these are only leverage points to create real-world learning experiences for students.
Enhancing Instruction and Student Engagement with PearDeck
Amber Trout is an experienced educator who navigated her career through different experiences and leveraged her expertise to support her colleagues and teachers best. She gravitated towards educational technology to create the best learning experiences for her students.
Learning Foundational Math with the Abacus
Sensei Miwako was an incredible guest to join our podcast. Since moving to the United States, she has spent her time teaching students math through abacus. This conversation was a great learning experience for Matt and Ken. Miwako provided great insight into how this tool can help build foundational mathematical skills for students.
Teach to the Person in Your Room, Not the Content in Your Book
Mark Housel is a passionate, dedicated, experienced educator. His career has been in physical education, but his wisdom will impact all teachers. He provides a thorough analysis of strategies he utilizes in his classroom that each and every teacher can take and apply.