Episodes

Jan. 22, 2021

Episode 33: Teaching Truth Seeking with Jonathan Rogers

Teaching students to be critical thinkers during this pandemic is at the forefront of most teachers' minds. Teaching students to …

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Jan. 18, 2021

Educator Resources for #MLK2021

Fifty-three years ago America lost a true leader and visionary. Fifty-three years later his words ring true in our ears today. As…

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Jan. 15, 2021

Episode 32: “EduMagic” with Samantha Fecich

Preparing the next generation of teachers is a daunting task. The incorporation of mobile technology has led to many changes in e…

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Jan. 8, 2021

Episode 31: Building Engaging Learning Experiences with Evin Schwartz

What if the taught-and-tested curriculum in schools could foster really engaging learning experiences? If this pandemic has taugh…

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Dec. 18, 2020

Episode 30: Starting A Charter School with Christy McGowan

Passionate educators like Christy McGowan are a necessity for reshaping equity in marginalized neighborhoods through education. H…

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Dec. 12, 2020

Episode 29: DeSTEMber and Coding with Brenda Bass

*During the month of December, computer science is finding its way into classrooms around the world. “* *DeSTEMber* ( https://gir…

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Dec. 5, 2020

Episode 28: Cultural Competency with Josue Falaise

*Dr. Josue Falaise is joining us again this week to dive deeper into the topic of cultural competence.**As founder and CEO of* *G…

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Nov. 20, 2020

Episode 27: Project Based Video Journalism with Clement Townsend

*Storytelling might be the unsung hero of the pandemic. More and more schools are seeing the importance of incorporating “a narra…

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Nov. 13, 2020

Episode 26: Tackling the Achievement Gap with Tarael Kee

*Tarael Kee* ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarael-kee-705197193/ ) *, the president-elect of the Illinois School Counselors Assoc…

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Nov. 6, 2020

Episode 25: Leading Schools Using Creativity with Albert Thomas

*It seems like 2020 has most of us feeling boxed in and overwhelmed with grading student’s work and virtual parent meetings. What…

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Oct. 30, 2020

Episode 24: The Beauty Underneath The Struggle with Niki Spears

*Nikki Spears has been an educator for 25 years, but in recent years, stepped away from her career as a principal, and now works …

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Oct. 24, 2020

Episode 23: Creativity with Fred Benitez and Claudio Zavala Jr.

*It wasn’t until later in my career that I realized applying creativity to problem-solving is critical in engaging students.* *Cl…

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Oct. 16, 2020

Episode 22: Using Video in the Classroom with Monica Nahas

*Now, more than ever, video is playing a key role in the classroom. Teachers at all levels are using video daily for various clas…

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Oct. 9, 2020

Episode 21: Leaving the Classroom with Patience Edwards

*I have had the fortune of working with many talented people throughout my career. One that stands out for me is* *Patience Edwar…

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Oct. 2, 2020

Episode 20: Mining for Gifts with Elissa Frazier

*In this episode, we explore the technique of “mining for treasures” in students and teachers. We also discuss meaningful instruc…

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Sept. 26, 2020

Episode 19: Science with Tom

*In this episode, we speak with Tom Mc Fadden about using hip-hop as a way to teach science. We also discuss how COVID-19 and so…

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Sept. 19, 2020

Episode 18: Microsoft Teams For Education

One of the biggest challenges for teachers lately is organizing curricula and having meaningful conversations online with student…

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Sept. 11, 2020

Episode 17: Student Podcasting with Flipboard and Soundtrap

“Isn’t this a perfect time to gather all the students in your class and teach them how to podcast?”I asked Randy Marble, band dir…

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