Podcast

BEP069 – Today’s One Thing Week 6: Differentiation

July 2, 2020

Today’s One Thing is a series produced in partnership with The Learning Accelerator. Week 6: How do you differentiate remote instruction?   00:42 Recap of past episodes 01:40 What differentiation is and is not 03:35 Tips for looking at differentiation in 3 different ways: Targeting instruction by strategically grouping your students Offering opportunities for choice Universal accessibility of … Read more

BEP068 – Distance Learning Feedback: What do we leave behind?

June 30, 2020

In this Part 2 of the Distance Learning Feedback series, we share what students and teachers want to leave behind once we get to a new normal in the classroom.   01:04 Why talking about the “leave behinds” is important 01:22 Students and teachers miss actually being in person  04:16 Some students are struggling with … Read more

BEP067 – Today’s One Thing Week 5: Assessment for Learning

June 25, 2020

Today’s One Thing is a series produced in partnership with The Learning Accelerator. Week 5: How do I assess learning to inform and improve instruction remotely?   01:12 Data points to be used not to assign grades but as a concrete way to collect information to meet students instructional needs 02:24 What is important is how … Read more

BEP066 – Distance Learning Feedback: What Do We Keep?

June 23, 2020

Christina did a survey in mid-March, asking students and teachers: What was successful about distance learning? What do you want to keep?   01:29 Reason for the survey 03:03 Use of choice boards and playlists so that students can learn at their own pace 03:51 What is a choice board? 05:18 What is a playlist? … Read more

BEP065 – Today’s One Thing Week 4: Curating Content

June 18, 2020

How can educators flip existing content or curate content online to personalize and engage students, still with high levels of rigor?   01:41 Teachers, don’t recreate the wheel 02:21 Flipping the content: How can teachers translate their already existing super high-quality materials into the remote space? 05:12 Curating content: Open Educational Resources Commons https://www.oercommons.org/ EdReports … Read more

BEP064 – Screencasts: What, How, and Why?

June 16, 2020

We’re talking about screencasting in the classroom: how is it used and how can it help re-imagine effective learning in this new virtual world.    01:30 What is screencasting? 02:14 Screencastifty https://www.screencastify.com/ 03:07 Making interactions more efficient 04:19 A teacher’s experience, and feedback from students  05:56 What Screencastify can do for thinking and learning 06:32 … Read more

BEP063 – Today’s One Thing Week 3: Setting Up Systems of Accountability

June 11, 2020

How can we develop systems and strategies that help students to self-manage engagement and progress, and also own the accountability for their work?  The Learning Accelerator – https://learningaccelerator.org/ 01:13 Recap of past Today’s One Thing episodes 02:51 4 different things you can do to help encourage accountability 03:24 Identifying your goals 04:15 Each of your students … Read more

BEP062 – Virtual End of Year Celebrations

June 9, 2020

We’re sharing virtual end-of-year activities and ideas in the classroom.   03:08 Compliment trade or compliment exchange 05:46 Digital scrapbook Canva https://www.canva.com/ Google Slides https://docs.google.com/presentation/u/0/ 07:05 Top 10 list 08:05 Letter to your future self 10:32 Dance video 11:17 Virtual awards event Edutopia – https://www.edutopia.org/  

BEP061 – Today’s One Thing Week 2: Structures for Independent Work

June 4, 2020

Bianca Davila of The Learning Accelerator joins us again as we talk about how can educators help set up daily structures at home so that students can engage with content, feel supported, and build habits that create independence and autonomy.   The Learning Accelerator – https://learningaccelerator.org/ 02:40 What are the tips and tricks to just … Read more

BEP060 – School Story: Student Engagement with Baychester Middle School

June 2, 2020

Nando Prudhomme and Maureen Sigler of the Highlander Institute, and Liz Leebens of Baychester Middle School join us to talk about how the school is keeping kids and families at the center, and how that is driving student engagement in this time of a pandemic.   01:50 Background on Baychester Middle School  Baychester Middle School … Read more