Podcast

BEP038 – Pathways to Personalization Part 5 – The Early Adopter

October 15, 2018

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change. This is the fifth of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the importance of the early … Read more

BEP037 – Pathways to Personalization Part 4 – The Change Agent

October 12, 2018

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change. This is the fourth of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the importance of change agents … Read more

BEP036 – Pathways to Personalization Part 3 – Data Collection for Scale

October 10, 2018

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change. This is the third of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about best practices for data collection … Read more

BEP035 – Pathways to Personalization Part 2 – The Framework

October 8, 2018

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change. This is the second of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the 5 components of the … Read more

BEP034 – Pathways to Personalization Part 1 – The Why

October 4, 2018

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change. This is the first of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about why they wrote the book, … Read more

BEP033 – What is the Value of Awards in School?

September 19, 2018

What do awards actually do for student performance? Is there a benchmark for an approach to recognition, plaques, awards overall? What is the goal for having those awards? 01:31 Christina’s perspective on awards as a student 02:52 Christina’s perspective on awards as a teacher 03:45 Nick’s perspective on awards 04:29 The Risks of Reward By … Read more

BEP032 – How Do I Approach End of Year Extensions?

September 12, 2018

How do teachers and administrators approach the end of year extension phase? 01:43 Christina’s experience and what she hears from teachers 02:30 How do I use this time in a way that’s meaningful for both me and my students? 03:02 How are you fighting your teacher fatigue? How are you helping students fight their student … Read more

BEP031 – Driving Project Based Learning in a Blended Classroom

September 5, 2018

Can you do project-based learning in a blended learning classroom? How do you do it in the right way? 02:00 What’s the difference between PBL (project-based learning) and BL (blended learning)? 02:40 Project-based learning is coaching your students to engage with content through the lens of a project. 04:40 How do you frame it? How … Read more

BEP030 – How Do I Make My Rubrics More Valuable?

July 31, 2018

In this episode, we talk about teacher rubrics. How do you think beyond the traditional rubric? 01:35 The single-point rubric and how simplification and clarity could be the key to getting teachers much more excited about rubrics and making sure it’s much more impactful to student success in the classroom 02:03 Christina and her twin … Read more

BEP029 – How Do I Incorporate Parent and Community Engagement Into My Classroom?

July 24, 2018

In this episode, we talk about incorporating parent and community engagement in the classroom. How do you engage parents in a holistic way? And how do you also engage the broader community to share their experiences on certain topics that you have? And also just engage them in collaboration with your students, and making sure … Read more