Podcast

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

BEP003 – How Do I Set Up My Classroom?

January 1, 2018

In this episode, we talk about classroom set-up. How do you create an authentic classroom environment for you and your students? 00:59 Why do we still build a classroom environment the same way we’ve always built a classroom environment? 01:30 Christina’s thoughts on the personalization of a classroom 01:58 Personalizing a classroom in terms of … Read more

BEP002 – What is Blended Learning?

January 1, 2018

How do we personalize learning for our diverse group of students? If personalization is the challenge, then blended learning is the tool, one of the solutions to get there. 00:48 The Be Education podcast as an offshoot of some of the work that we’ve done with the Meet Education Project 01:22 Christina’s work with teachers … Read more

BEP001 – Intro to Be Education Podcast

January 1, 2018

Welcome to the Be Education Podcast, brought to you by the Highlander Institute! This first episode gives you an overview of what to expect from this podcast in terms of content, the frequency of episodes, and why we do what we do. Hosted by Nick DiNardo and Christina Corser, this weekly podcast aims to provide actionable, … Read more

Episode 190: The Mechanics of the Mind with Performance Coach Len Wright

December 29, 2017

Peak performance coach and NLP Master Practitioner Len Wright talks about the mechanics of the mind, and what it takes to actually use adversity to your advantage, and as an opportunity.   Guest Bio: Len Wright of ZenLenCoaching.com is a performance coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, Psycho-linguistics Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist. Len loves seeing … Read more

Episode 189: Mental Health in Entrepreneurship with Impact Founder Kristin Darga

December 26, 2017

In this episode, Kristin Darga, founder of  Impact Founder, talks about mental and emotional health, and working with entrepreneurs struggling with depression and feelings of inadequacy and failure. Guest Bio: Through her work, Kristin Darga, Founder of Impact Founder, saw the need for a community where founders could connect and share their stories of success and … Read more