Interviews and discussions with the leading names in teacher professional development today.
info_outline Expressing Gratitude in 2020: 5 Perspectives 11/20/2020
Expressing Gratitude in 2020: 5 Perspectives Lisa Lucas, Gravity Goldberg, Renee Houser, Jeff Anderson, and Whitney La Rocca share their stories and perspectives on gratitude, from what we experience physiologically to its role in our teaching lives to how this year provided unexpected gifts.
info_outline Streamline Your Instruction with The Literacy Workshop 11/06/2020
Streamline Your Instruction with The Literacy Workshop In this episode, authors Maria Walther and Karen Biggs-Tucker (The Literacy Workshop: Where Reading and Writing Converge) describe literacy workshop, how it looks in primary and intermediate classrooms, and how the streamlined nature of literacy workshop lends itself well to online and hybrid teaching.
info_outline Building a Curious and Playful Early Childhood Math Community 10/20/2020
Building a Curious and Playful Early Childhood Math Community Toni Cameron and Deanna McLennan talk with Stenhouse’s Kassia Omohundro Wedekind about creating a supportive, curious, and playful environment for mathematics in early childhood classrooms, the importance of stepping back to listen, and (of course!) what this all looks like these days.
info_outline Math Instruction in the Age of COVID-19 08/14/2020
Math Instruction in the Age of COVID-19 Amanda Jansen and Chris Luzniak share their experiences teaching during the pandemic, how communication with students and colleagues has changed, and the challenges and opportunities presented in moving math discussion from the classroom to Zoom sessions.
info_outline Listening and Talking Across Literacy and Math 07/28/2020
Listening and Talking Across Literacy and Math Kassia Wedekind, and Christy Thompson discuss the development of Hands Down Conversations, an innovative discourse structure in which all students’ ideas and voices take the lead while teachers focus on listening and facilitating.
info_outline Using Book Choice to Build a Caring Classroom Community 07/10/2020
Using Book Choice to Build a Caring Classroom Community What if we viewed every read aloud as an invitation to learn more about literacy and ourselves? That’s the opportunity presented in JoEllen McCarthy’s Layers of Learning: Using Read-Alouds to Connect Literacy and Caring Conversations.
info_outline Equity, Access, Book Choice and Student Connection 06/24/2020
Equity, Access, Book Choice and Student Connection Gravity Goldberg and Renée Houser, creators of the Teachers Toolkit for Independent Reading share their experiences and questions about helping kids access books and teachers, and what’s important as they look to the fall.
info_outline Building Skills to Navigate a Complex World 06/18/2020
Building Skills to Navigate a Complex World What can we teach kids today that will have utility ten or fifteen years from now? Angela Kohnen and Wendy Saul propose an approach to information literacy that goes beyond the teaching of discrete, easily outdated skills. Instead, they use activity to help students build identities as curious individuals empowered to ask their own questions in pursuit of credible answers.
info_outline Read Aloud: The CAFE Book with Gail Boushey and Allison Behne 05/04/2020
Read Aloud: The CAFE Book with Gail Boushey and Allison Behne For the past ten years, Gail and Allison have worked with hundreds of teachers and students to gain insight into best practices for reading instruction. They developed The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition to help teachers apply what their research has shown— that reading instruction isn't about the setting, the basal, or the book level. Effective reading instruction is based on what that students needs in that moment.
info_outline Lisa Lucas: Responding Instead of Reacting 04/24/2020
Lisa Lucas: Responding Instead of Reacting We discuss reframing our thinking, Lisa shares her 4 C’s and leads Nate in the Presence Pause, a simple and effective technique to ground and transition yourself and your students. Do it with us!
info_outline 1:1 Teaching Strategies for the Online Classroom with Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts 04/17/2020
1:1 Teaching Strategies for the Online Classroom with Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts Today's show features Stenhouse's Dan Tobin in conversation with Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts, co-authors of Power Up! Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning, which provides a framework for reshaping a traditional classroom into a student-centered environment.
info_outline Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers with Dr. Lisa Lucas 04/13/2020
Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers with Dr. Lisa Lucas In 2018, we talked with Dr. Lisa Lucas about her then-new book, Practicing Presence: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers. At the time, we talked about how to work with the sometimes overwhelming level of stress that educators face. Today, that seems an even bigger challenge and Lisa’s work is even more needed than it was before, so we're revisiting Lisa's original 2018 episode.
info_outline Rick Wormeli 04/03/2020
Rick Wormeli If the playbook for grading and assessment went out the window a couple of weeks ago, what do we do in its place? Rick Wormeli, National Board Certified Teacher and author of Fair Isn't Always Equal, talked with Faye LaCasse about what matters most in assessment. Rick and Faye refer to his AMLE webinar "COVID 19: Assessment and Grading Concerns During Remote Learning" at https://www.amle.org.
info_outline Shawna Coppola and Trevor Bryan 02/27/2020
Shawna Coppola and Trevor Bryan We recently had the opportunity to put Shawna Coppola (Writing, Redefined) and Trevor Bryan (The Art of Comprehension) together in person, and instead of us interviewing them, we decided to step back and capture a discussion between them.
info_outline Amy Stewart: Close Reading in the Primary Grades 02/13/2020
Amy Stewart: Close Reading in the Primary Grades Reading aloud from her new book Little Readers, Big Thinkers, Amy Stewart shows how close reading can teach even the youngest students new ways to enjoy texts, think about them critically, and share that thinking with peers and adults.
info_outline Katie Egan Cunningham 01/31/2020
Katie Egan Cunningham Children come to school to become better readers, writers, and thinkers, but they also walk into classrooms hoping to be happy. In her new book START WITH JOY, Katie Egan Cunningham argues that happiness must be as much of a priority in teaching as proficiency or achievement.
info_outline Jennifer Fletcher 01/16/2020
Jennifer Fletcher If you’ve ever heard students ask in your English class “When am I ever going to need this again?” Jennifer Fletcher has just the answer. Teaching Literature Rhetorically helps your students develop transferable literacy skills that allow them to succeed not just in their English language arts classes, but, more importantly, their future lives in college, career, and beyond.
info_outline Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca on Patterns of Power 12/19/2019
Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca on Patterns of Power Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca sat down with us recently to answer questions that came in from Patterns of Power Facebook Community members. If you already use these resources for your grammar instruction, you might learn some helpful, new tips. And if you’re less familiar with Jeff and Whitney’s work—listen in to find how you can use it to bridge the gap between your reading and writing instruction.
info_outline Kassia Wedekind and Allison Hintz 12/06/2019
Kassia Wedekind and Allison Hintz Kassia Wedekind and Allison Hintz share what they’ve learned from a recent project they worked on together about the importance of listening in the classroom. They’ll share their stories, their research, tips and tools to help your students become better listeners, as well as ways teachers can become better listeners too.
info_outline The Teacher's Toolkit for Independent Reading 11/11/2019
The Teacher's Toolkit for Independent Reading Longtime friends and colleagues Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser reflect on the journey that led them to create the Teacher's Toolkit for Independent Reading, a comprehensive collection of resources for grades 3, 4, and 5 that will give teachers everything they need to confer with confidence.