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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.

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


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Aug 31, 2020

Guest: Sarah Munoz 

5th grade ELA & Social Sciences Educator, Gilbert Public Schools

In this episode, we define respect agreements for students and educators and what they mean and the awesome community they can create in a classroom learning space. We also discuss how respect agreements, as opposed to norms or rules,...

Aug 17, 2020

Guest: Jennifer Schrenk

Reading Specialist, Gilbert Public Schools

In this episode, Jennifer and I talk through the idea that teachers having high expectations for their students really starts with teachers rethinking past pedagogical beliefs that the teacher is the only one in control of learning in the classroom. We...

Aug 6, 2020

Guest: Kaylie Peterson

Junior High World Language (Spanish) Teacher, Gilbert Public Schools

In this episode, we discuss how to increase engagement the 'pirate way' with one of our district's awesome world language teachers. She was inspired by Dave Burgess' book Teach Like a Pirate and learned that the PIRATE way was...

Aug 6, 2020

Guest: Stacey Pasquel, M.Ed 

Technology Integration Educator, Gilbert Public Schools

In this episode, we discuss several technology tools that teachers can use for remote and distance learning this fall and the importance of remembering relationships first over rigor or content when starting the school year. 

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Aug 6, 2020

Guest: Wendy S. Peterson

Instructional Specialist, Gilbert Public Schools

In this episode, Wendy and I chat about efficient and effective ways to give feedback to students using small groups while reminding teachers of the importance of what the rest of the class is engaged in while the students are having a small...