BEP021 – Rethinking Student Government

May 7, 2018

In this episode, we talking about rethinking student government within the confines of traditional structures. Blended and Personalized Learning Conference 01:55 What is the best way to provide students agency, give them leadership opportunities and make sure they can communicate and share their voice with institutional leadership and teachers? What have you seen as far … Read more

BEP020 – How Does Small Group Instruction Drive Student Success?

April 30, 2018

In this episode, we talk about small group instruction and differentiation. 01:11 How do you provide a consistent experience? Are there structures that you can put in place to do that on a day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month basis? 01:53 What is small group instruction? 02:49 So how do you make the time meaningful? What are the … Read more

BEP019 – How Do I Approach Student Feedback?

April 23, 2018

In this episode, we talk about receiving and giving good, constructive student feedback. 01:16 What’s the problem that you usually see in the classroom with student feedback? 01:56 The problem is: What are the lines of communication between teacher and student, and how can we build upon those lines of communication? 02:19 How do we … Read more

BEP018 – How Can Core Values Drive Success In My Classroom?

April 17, 2018

In this episode, we talk about developing your own classroom set and personal set of core values to drive success in the classroom. 02:15 How do you move beyond, in both the teaching realm and personal realm and other professional realms, how do you move beyond just showing up and getting the job done? How … Read more

BEP017 – How Do I Integrate Technology Into My Classroom?

April 2, 2018

In this episode, we talk about how technology can be effective in the classroom.  Technology is obviously important to my kids, but I’m not tech savvy. How do I implement it in the classroom? 02:05 3 things working together to support personalized learning and to support that work great teaching data technology 03:53 Where have … Read more

BEP016 – How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset in Students

March 26, 2018

In this episode, we talk about long-term development for students to develop their own mindset shift. Specifically, about growth and fixed mindsets in students. 01:36 Why it’s important to talk about mindset especially in early education 02:17 What can teachers do in engaging passive learners 02:50 Cultivating motivation so that students are inspired to grow … Read more

BEP015 – How Do I Motivate My Students?

March 20, 2018

In this episode, we talk about student motivation. How do we engage passive learners? 01:31 How would you define this issue in your experience, and what have you seen? 02:33 Those kids, they are passively opting out, they’re not learning. 03:34 It’s not just about motivating them extrinsically. How do they continue to stay engaged … Read more

BEP014 – What is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

March 12, 2018

Malika Ali, Educational Strategy Specialist at the Highlander Institute, joins us to talk about Culturally Responsive Teaching. 00:47 Malika’s background 01:56 Definition of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) 04:24 On personalizing learning and equity 04:30 3 ways you can personalize for your students 05:27 On Responsiveness 06:14 What is a classroom that’s instituting CRT look like? … Read more

BEP013 – What is Project Based Learning?

March 5, 2018

Mike Miele, Educational Strategies Specialist at the Highlander Institute, joins us to talk about project-based learning. 00:50 Introducing Mike Miele 00:57 Students learn best through hands-on experiences. 01:05 Project-based Learning Rhode Island (PBLRI) https://www.facebook.com/PBLRI/ https://sites.google.com/highlanderinstitute.org/pblri/home 01:40 How big is the community (PBLRI) now? 02:24 What is Project-based Learning (PBL)? 03:23 Gold standard project according to … Read more

BEP012 – How to Approach Rigor in Blended Learning

February 26, 2018

In this episode, we talk about rigor in the context of blended learning. How do we put high-quality work and tasks in front of our students that have them engaged academically, intellectually and personally? 01:33 Definition of rigor in the context of blended learning 02:26 Learning experiences or instruction or school work that challenges kids … Read more