UA-68941444-1 Ed - Conversations About the Teaching Life

Conversation 81 - Rob Alvarez - A Crisis of Engagement

January 24th, 2019

Rob Alvarez is a professor of business, a podcaster and a gamification expert. We talk about all three this week, but of course our focus is on the last of these three. Rob thinks there's a "crisis of engagement" in education today and we talk about ways to revive students' thirst for learning. And it's not just simple incentivizing; instead gamification is about helping students to find a reason for their learning, and helping them to see purpose in the goals of whatever course they're in.

Links:

Rob on Twitter
Professor Game Website
The Ed Podcast on Twitter
Ed's Upcoming Live Podcast!

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Conversation 80 - Kate Lindquist - Questions of Curiostiy

January 17th, 2019

After 79 episodes, it's about time that art teachers have their say. Enter Kate Lindquist, the heARTIST. As the first-ever art teacher on the show, Kate doesn't disappoint. We talk about her desire to open the minds of her students to new possibilities and perspectives, and the importance of stirring the curiousity of students.


Links:

Kate on Twitter
peaceloveart.org
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 79 - Michael Ralph and Laurence Woodruff - Read Your Research

January 10th, 2019

Michael Ralph and Laurence Woodruff are both teachers, podcasters, and strong advocates of research-based classroom practices. Their approach to education is both rigorous and passionate. In this week's conversation, we talk about the importance of reading research on best practices, bee-keeping (not as off-topic as you might think), and the controversy surrounding grading and how to make it a significant experience for both teacher and student.

Links:

Michael Ralph on Twitter
Two Pint PLC on Twitter
Two Pint PLC Website
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

 

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Conversation 78 - Jen Cort - Just One Sentence

January 3rd, 2019

Me and Jen Cort chat this week about the power of a single sentence. Jen works as a diversity consultant with schools, helping them to build places that are safe for all students, regardless of their situation. We talk about the power of listening in difficult situations and even what the right things to say might be in those scenarios - even if the right thing to say is nothing at all.

 

Links:

Jen on Twitter
Jen's Website
The Ed Podcast on Twitter

 

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Check-in 36 - New Years Resolutions

January 1st, 2019

Happy new years! Nadine Young and myself kick off 2019 with our own set of edu-focused resolutions. For Nadine, it's all about supporting students better. For me: marking. We break down our own desires to be better teachers and really get into the pitfalls that we both encounter day to day. As always, there's wins/fails and timeouts, too.


Links:

The Ed Podcast on Twitter
The Final Table on Netflix


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Conversation 77 - Kristyn Borrero - A Thirst for Learning

December 27th, 2018

Kristyn Borrero is a teacher and the CEO of CT3, a company specializing in creating meaningful PD for teachers and administrators. Our conversation uncovers her incredible passion for teaching teachers through research-based best practices. In particular, we hit upon relationships and the value of instant feedback from coaches. It's an inspiring and info-filled convo that will inspire you to do better every day.


Links:

Kristyn on Twitter
CT3 Education
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Ed Stories - Volume 2

December 25th, 2018

It's time for another round of teacher stories. Our storytellers this time around are Ramona Meharg and her tale of plant murder; Caterina Rylance with her adventures in mis-interpretation; and Emily Langerholc with the weirdest story involving termites you'll likely ever hear.


Links:

The Ed Podcast on Twitter

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Conversation 76 - Tara Martin - Gas for the Fire

December 20th, 2018

This week, I'm joined by cannonballer extraordinaire Tara Martin. A former classroom teacher and instructional coach and now a media and communication director with Dave Burgess Consulting, she joins me to talk about helping teachers make the most of...well, everything. Tara's energy is explosive and contagious and we talk about where she gets her energy from and how she helps others to get that energy. We cover the role of enthusiasm in teaching plus the importance of forging genuine relationships.

Links:

Tara on Twitter
Tara's Website
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 75 - Jessica Roberts - That Vivacious Feeling

December 13th, 2018

Jessica Roberts is a Film Production teacher from Memphis Tennessee. She's also a troublemaker. We talk about that, plus how to organize a large, complex problem-based task like creating a film. Jessica shares her decade of experience working with students to help them tell their stories, and how she helps them stay organized and on-task.

Links:

Jessica on Twitter
AHSTigerLife.com
The Ed Podcast on Twitter


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Conversation 74 - George Evans - Changing the World

December 6th, 2018

George Evans teaches English and Social Studies in Japan. And while we begin our conversation focused on the peculiarities of his position, where we ultimately arrive is at the very heart of what it means to be a teacher. George strongly believes that the purpose of a teacher is to take part in world-changing events through helping our students become better people. An inspiring and informative conversation, this is one not to be missed.

Links:

George on Twitter
The Ed Podcast on Twitter
These Six Things by Dave Stewart Jr.


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