BEP053 – Covid-19 and the Impact on Education (4/8/20 Update)

April 21, 2020

This is an update on the Covid-19 situation and how it’s applied to K-12 education.  01:59 Trends observed as schools went into remote/distance learning  03:35 People making adjustments based on feedback coming from families and communities 04:36 Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger 05:00 Everybody is in the shared adversity situation where we’re … Read more

BEP052 – What Does “Developmentally Appropriate” Mean?

April 14, 2020

Malika Ali of the Highlander Institute joins us in talking about the ways that we use the concept of “developmentally appropriateness” as kind of a deficit lens or as an excuse not to have high expectations for kids. 01:53 How we hear the phrase “developmentally appropriate” thrown around without evidence or without doing work that’s … Read more

BEP051 – The WOOP Process

April 7, 2020

The WOOP toolkit for educators helps students set a goal (wish), and by visualizations, help them imagine an outcome and an obstacle, then plan for it.   01:01  What is WOOP? WOOP for classrooms: https://characterlab.org/activities/woop-for-classrooms/  02:28. WOOP process (Nick) Wish: To be in much better shape in 3 months Outcome: I will feel much more … Read more

BEP050 – The Importance of Preparation

April 2, 2020

What’s the importance of preparation in education, in the classroom setting?   02:00 Home Depot analogy: You wouldn’t go into Home Depot without a project in mind. 03:10 How do you plan with just the right amount of effort? 03:45 To those who say, “I’ve been in this for 10-20 years, so why do I … Read more

BEP049 – Pandemic & the Implications on Education

April 1, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus discussion, we talk about the implications that this is going to have through the end of the school year, what this is going to do to student learning, and to administrations who are making these decisions.    02:06 What I see is not necessarily a fear of this actual illness … Read more

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