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Educators are the key-holders to unlocking learning for their students. As always, our department's goal is to provide educators with resources and tools--the keys--to enable and accelerate learning for all students.

Thanks for joining us on our podcast journey.


New Episodes release every other week on Mondays at 6:00 am MST.


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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...