Dec 7, 2020
Guest: Vicki Jones
Gilbert Public Schools, Director of Professional Growth and Development
Looking to score a touchdown in the classroom? In this episode, Vick and I discuss the importance of intentional instructional design in moving students beyond "drill and kill" by leveraging high-yield strategies that...
Nov 23, 2020
Guest: Elizabeth Evans
In this episode, Liz provides teachers with practical strategies to avoid teacher burnout and the comparison trap. We discuss the trials of teaching and how they can take their toll on our mental and physical health. Even in the midst of fear, pain,...
Nov 9, 2020
Guest: Jennifer Lugo
Gilbert Public Schools, English Language Arts & AVID educator
In this episode, Jennifer and I discuss the “Pygmalion Effect" as it applies to teaching and learning. Our conversation also focuses on how teachers sometimes communicate that students can and will fail--but they will also rise. ...
Oct 26, 2020
Guest: Sharon Crandall
Gilbert Public Schools, 4th Grade Math Teacher
In this episode, Sharon discusses her experience with using hands-on, play-based learning in math to help the learning "stick" with her students, whether in a virtual or classroom setting. We also chat about some awesome online math manipulatives as...
Oct 12, 2020
Guest: Suzanne Lunt
Gilbert Public Schools, Kindergarten Teacher
In this episode, Suzanne and I discuss that no matter the learning environment your classroom is right now, we can still embrace hands-on materials to increase student participation and engagement. We also chat about the importance of mindfulness during...