Podcast

BEP048 – Choosing College with Author Michael Horn

September 10, 2019

Author and educator Michael Horn provides insights for parents, students and educators about the research in his book, Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life. Guest Bio: Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each … Read more

BEP047 – The Magic Wand Episode!

July 16, 2019

If you could wave a magic wand to create a school system of your dreams, what would it look like or what would the change be? Mike: 02:42  1. How might we create an integrated school system that honors all kids and their families? How might we train teachers and administrators to exist in that … Read more

BEP046 – How Do I Become a Great Digital Citizen?

July 9, 2019

Mike Klein of the Highlander Institute joins us today as we talk about digital citizenship and how to become a great digital citizen. 01:57 Definition of digital citizenship 03:08 I was just thinking about what digital citizenship means to me, and I started to think about the words “steward,” “collaboration,” “transparency,” and really helping people … Read more

BEP 045 – How Do I Use Adaptive Software to My Advantage?

July 2, 2019

In this episode we talk about adaptive software. How do you use it well? How do you make it work for you? And some ways to make sure that you’re not doing it the wrong way. 01:30 Definition of adaptive software 02:08 Prodigy Math  02:46 Adaptive software being on a spectrum 03:31 What have you … Read more

BEP044 – Student Ownership and Teacher Happiness

June 28, 2019

Today we talk about student ownership, not just about student engagement and being entrepreneurial, but also teacher happiness and sharing the “effort” in the classroom. 01:10 Story of a teacher in the classroom 03:47 Delegating tasks to lighten teachers’ load 04:31 Is this something that gets taught when a teacher is getting their Masters or … Read more

BEP043 – How to Start Your Own Podcast

June 25, 2019

In this episode, we talk about the logistics of starting a podcast and how podcasting can be applied in the classroom. We heard from teachers and students not only about great podcasts to listen to, but also that people have ideas to start a podcast. So how do you actually get a podcast done? We … Read more

BEP042 – How To Use Podcasts to Drive Student Engagement

January 16, 2019

In this episode, we talk about podcasting as an alternative route to content in the classroom. How do you leverage the existing great content that’s out in the world now via podcasts, in different themes and discipline areas? How do you do that to potentially provide a different type of learning experience in the classroom? … Read more

BEP041 – “Only My Smartest Kids Can Handle This”

January 9, 2019

“Only My Smartest Kids Can Handle This” In talking about why this phrase may come out of someone’s mouth and how is it handled, we also talk about student mastery, honors-based education and classroom culture.   02:09 Concept of high kids, low kids, honors kids, non-honors kids 02:59 Phrase is heard from many teachers at … Read more

BEP040 – Pathways to Personalization Part 7 – The Pilot

November 1, 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 seventh of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the pilot— the time frame, … Read more

BEP039 – Pathways to Personalization Part 6 – The Design Team & Stakeholder Voice

October 30, 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 sixth of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the importance and value of … Read more