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

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