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

BEP011 – Classroom Culture vs. Behavior Management

February 20, 2018

Mike Klein, Professional Learning Coordinator at Highlander Institute, joins Nick and Christina to talk about classroom culture versus behavior management. 01:25 Defining classroom culture and behavior management 03:38 Classroom culture is not something you personalize for the kids who need it urgently and visibly. It’s something that you create to support everybody in the classroom. … Read more

BEP010 – What Is A Student Led Conference?

February 12, 2018

In this episode, we talk about the importance of student-led conferences. 01:20 Student-led conferences 03:08 Compared to an employee performance review 04:29 Is there research on what age this should start to happen? 10:24 How can a teacher implement this? https://web.seesaw.me/  Student-driven digital portfolios

BEP009 – How Do I Set A Culture of Goal Setting for My Students?

February 5, 2018

In this episode, we talk about student goal setting. 01:25 What is student goal setting? 02:39 Student goal setting in the classroom 04:47 Learning about leadership skills, ownership of your own self and your learning path Breaking down the steps to achieve the goal 09:35 Action step for teachers  

BEP008 – What is Student Agency?

January 29, 2018

In this episode, we talk about student agency. It’s all about student choice and student voice in the classroom. 01:24 What is student agency? 02:01 It’s all about student choice and student voice in the classroom. 02:06 Compared to traditional model of “sage on a stage” 04:19 Student agency in the classroom 09:12 Action step … Read more

BEP007- How Do I Approach Student Collaboration?

January 15, 2018

In this episode, we talk about student collaboration. How do you create an environment where students can learn from each other? 01:18 What is Collaboration? Why is it beneficial?  01:55 Setting the stage for collaboration Groundwork / foundation The task with which the kids will collaborate Layout of the classroom 03:48 Team culture in the … Read more

BEP006 – Blended Learning: What Is A Flipped Classroom?

January 1, 2018

In this episode, we talk about the flipped classroom model of blended learning. 01:12 Flipped Classroom – what it is and what it looks like for students and teachers 02:17 Some pitfalls of the Flipped Classroom model 02:40 What are some of the creative activities that teachers can then be freed up to do in … Read more

BEP005 – Blended Learning: What is the Flex Model?

January 1, 2018

In this episode, we talk about the flex model of blended learning. 00:49 Blended Learning models 01:23 Definition of Flex Learning model in terms of station rotation 02:11 Difference between flex model and station rotation 03:11 Similarity to traditional classroom 03:27 Topic in Neuroscience exploring flow states Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book Flow: The Psychology of … Read more

BEP004 – Blended Learning: What is Station Rotation?

January 1, 2018

In this episode, we talk about blended learning and the station rotation model. 01:05 Station Rotation model – what it is, why it’s important and what it looks like in the classroom 02:15 Is it typically 3 stations as the benchmark that you’re looking for? Or can you do more or less stations from there? … Read more