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Season 1

Feb. 27, 2024

How to Involve Newcomer Parents (Ari Gerzon Kessler)

Over 27 percent of all students in America have immigrant parents. In this episiode, Ari Gerzon-Kessler and I discuss strategies for better engaging this traditionally underserved population of families. Gerzon-Kessler, a for...

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Feb. 20, 2024

How to Plan for EFFECTIVE Teacher Training/Collaboration (Allison Rod…

In this episode, my guest Allison Rodman, author of the new book Still Learning and the founder/CEO of The Learning Loop, and I discuss what is required to embed effective teacher professional development in schools. We discu...

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Feb. 13, 2024

How to Craft Quality Learning Objectives (Marine Freibrun and Sandy B…

In this episode, the authors of the Formative Assessment Handbook, Marine Freiburn and Sandy Brunet, and I discuss how to craft learning intentions that then allow teachers to align assessment and student engagement to those ...

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Feb. 6, 2024

How to Create Maker Spaces in School (Matt Zigler)

Maker spaces are anywhere and everywhere where students are taking knowledge and creating something physical that adds on to that knowledge in new ways. Students' cognitive skills are developed in the process. Yes, schools ca...

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Jan. 30, 2024

How to Ensure Educator Wellbeing - Part II (Aimee Presnall)

In Part I, Sybil Hall and I discussed what educators can do to take ownership of their own wellbeing. Here, in Part II, Aimee Parkinson Presnall. Founder and CEO of Well-Nest (Australia) and I discuss how individual responsib...

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Jan. 23, 2024

How to Ensure Educator Wellbeing - Part I (Sybil Hall)

There are a wealth of things we can do to reduce the stress and anxiety that we feel as educators. In this episode, weath and wellbeing consultant, teacher, and author Sybil Hall (Burn Bright Not Out) takes us through some …

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Jan. 16, 2024

How to Prioritize DEI in Schools (Maria Underwood)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) means much more than just ensuring that students are reading books with a diverse character. Join Maria Garcia Underwood, founder of M Ideas Consulting, and I as we discuss what deep DEI...

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Jan. 9, 2024

How to Design a 21st Century School (Prakash Nair)

Many teachers are teaching 21st Century students in buildings designed in the 19th and/or early 20th Centuries. Join my next guest, Prakash Nair, CEO of Education Design International, and I as we discuss in this episode what...

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Jan. 3, 2024

How to Develop Resiliency in Students (Nicola S. Morgan)

Join me and my guest Nicola S. Morgan - Founder/CEO of NSM Training and Consultancy - as we discuss strategies for developing resiliency in the students we teach. Nicola also is one of a select few to successfully swim across...

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Jan. 2, 2024

How to Silence Your Inner Critic/Imposter Syndrome (Jill Stoddard)

Many of us in education, particularly these days, feel like we are not capable of addressing all of the needs of our students and families. This is often the case for both teachers and administrators. Join me and my guest …

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Dec. 20, 2023

How India Educates Its Primary/Secondary Students (Greshma Momaya)

India is becoming an ever increasingly important player on the international stage. It is the largest democracy in the world and its population to set to shortly overtake that of China. Further, citizens of India have long be...

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Dec. 19, 2023

How to Make Your Teaching Sustainable (Paul Emerich France)

No one needs to be told that many teachers are leaving the profession these days for a variety of reasons. However, there are ways to make teaching more sustainable. Join my guest Paul Emerich France and I as we discuss …

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Dec. 12, 2023

How to Support Students with Autism (Maribeth Edmunds)

As my next guest Maribeth Edmunds says, students with Autism will grow up to be adults with Autism. In this episode, we explore how to help our students with Autism grow and achieve academically and socio-emotionally so they ...

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Dec. 6, 2023

How to Rock the College Application Essay (Kate Stone)

It's that time of year again. College applications are due! Join me and my guest Kate Stone, CEO of University Gurus, as we discuss how high school/rising college students can be writing effective application essays. We also ...

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Dec. 5, 2023

How to Start a Charter School (David Greenberg)

We are in a new age of education where, finally, all communities (not just the rich) have the ability to create schools that mirror their values and hopes for their children. Join my guest David Greenberg - Vice President, Au...

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Nov. 28, 2023

How to Create Thinking Classrooms (Alice Vigors)

The rigor of any lesson begins with the learning objective and what we are asking students to know and be able to do. However, far too often, we do not ask our students to engage in heavy cognitive lift. Join …

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Nov. 21, 2023

How to Use Technology in Class (Jeff Utecht)

Are you preparing your students for your past or their future? If you are banning the use of technology in the classroom then it is your past that you are prioritizing. Listen in to Jeff Utecht and I as we …

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Nov. 14, 2023

How to Use Guest Speakers in Student Learning (Samantha Shane)

Having guest speakers can really make learning come alive for students. However, to maximize the benefits that can come from these living community resources, guest speaker engagements need to be well planned. Join Samantha S...

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Nov. 7, 2023

How to Build SEL into After School and Academic Programs (Bridget Dur…

In the wake of the pandemic, we all know that students are struggling in understanding and regulating their emotions. Before learning can occur, however, students need to be able to understand and regulate their emotions; It ...

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Nov. 7, 2023

How to Lead Teachers with Humanity (Alexandra Auriemma and Frederick …

In this Have a Life Teaching podcast episode, we speak with rising admin star and current vice principal Alexandra Auriemma about what she feels are her leadership strengths and opportunities for growth. We are also joined by...

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Oct. 31, 2023

How to Support Your LGBTQ+ Students (Tricia Friedman)

LGBTQ+ students (and staff) are part of our school communities and if we are truly concerned with providing a safe learning environment, which most educators would agree is part a school's mission, then this means for all stu...

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Oct. 24, 2023

How to Create Lessons That Love Your Students (Mariah Rankine-Landers)

Inclusive Classrooms are places of joy and creativity. Join me and my guest Mariah Rankine-Landers, author of the new book "How to Create Lessons that Love Your Students", as we discuss how to create culturally responsive cla...

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Oct. 21, 2023

How to Communicate with Parents (Crystal Frommert)

Speaking with parents as a teacher can be a scary thing if we feel unprepared. In this episode, Crystal Frommert, assistant head of middle school and Math teacher at Awty International School (Houston), discusses several best...

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Oct. 17, 2023

How to Impact Education Outside of the Classroom (Kevin Foote)

Kevin Foote realized after many years that a passion for teaching wasn't enough to keep him in the classroom. However, Kevin was lucky in that he found the next best thing - a career supporting teaching and learning nonethele...

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