Be Education Podcast

BEP078 – Post-Covid Year in Review

March 23, 2021

Here are our general observations, a review of where the sentiment is and productivity is, almost a year after Covid19 hit. 02:05 Our hopes 03:06 Teachers are still being very reactive, day to day based on COVID cases coming in and out 04:26 Thinking about our first graders and their teachers 06:10 Administrators putting out … Read more

BEP077 – Designing Equity-Based Goals

March 16, 2021

Why do we pull data and set goals around sub-groups in a school when we have a goal that’s hoping to meet the needs of all students?   02:00 Schools setting goals based on data on student academic success 03:00 Schools also set goals based on specific subgroups  03:30 Trying to understand where some of … Read more

BEP076 – Post-Covid Impact on Relationships in Schools

March 9, 2021

What is the impact on relationships that this remote virtual learning world has put on teachers, parents, students, and staff? 02:00 Why this episode 03:00  Building rapport and building relationships 03:19 Transactional relationships 03:45 You don’t have those water cooler moments anymore 04:17 How do you build trust? 05:00 Strategy cycles at Whiteknact Elementary, with … Read more

BEP075 – Musings on Student Engagement 2.0

March 4, 2021

What can potentially engage students virtually? Here are different tactics to lessen the load on the emotional exhaustion that happens from running a virtual classroom all day, and to increase student engagement. 04:49 Flipped model for learning 09:01 Having an agenda or checklist 10:46 Pick sticks 13:05 Waterfall response  

BEP074 – On Stamina, and Why It’s Important

March 2, 2021

We talk about stamina as it pertains to distance learning from the student and teacher perspective, and the challenge of student engagement. 01:32 Three  buckets of stamina: from the lens of a teacher from a first grader doing distance learning from an older learner, an adolescent ninth-grade student 04:31 Everybody is trying to get some sort of … Read more

BEP073 – Families as Experts Series: SEL at Home

November 3, 2020

Continuing our family-facing series on supporting your child at home, we talk about practicing social emotional learning (SEL) at home, what SEL means, and its familiar and unfamiliar applications.    02:00 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is about being able to manage one’s self and relationships. CASEL defines SEL as the process, through which children and adults … Read more

BEP072 – Families as Experts Series: The Learning Environment

October 29, 2020

Malika Ali joins us in this series about parents supporting their distant learners; a resource for parents on how to set their child up to be able to learn at home.  In this episode, we talk about how to set up the learning environment, and develop routines and procedures at home that allow the student … Read more

BEP071 – Teacher’s Guide to Bizarroland Success

October 27, 2020

This episode is a deep dive on teachers and what they’re dealing with as they go back to school and focus on student success.   01:44 The teachers are on the front lines of this, having to focus on student success, but also, redesign and rethink how they’re approaching these models.  04:39 Polarization of emotions … Read more

BEP070 – Back to School 2020

October 20, 2020

How are people making back-to-school decisions for K-12? We share our perspectives on some of the different strategies for going back to school.   01:24 Guidance from the state for how schools should be considering going back to school. 02:58 How are the school leaders impacted and trying to make these decisions and what are some … Read more

BEP069 – Today’s One Thing Week 6: Differentiation

July 2, 2020

Today’s One Thing is a series produced in partnership with The Learning Accelerator. Week 6: How do you differentiate remote instruction?   00:42 Recap of past episodes 01:40 What differentiation is and is not 03:35 Tips for looking at differentiation in 3 different ways: Targeting instruction by strategically grouping your students Offering opportunities for choice Universal accessibility of … Read more

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