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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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Dec 6, 2021

Guest: Suzanne Lunt, Instructional Coach

In this season finale, Suzanne provides practical strategies for educators to use to be more present over winter break in order to return to school both mentally and emotionally, as well as how to balance work and life during the rest of the school year. 

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Nov 22, 2021

Guest: Dawn Koberstein

Principal, Mesquite Elementary School

In this episode, Dawn and Brit look back on their own classroom blunders, such as group work and cold calling, and provide simple strategies to correct these missteps in order to positively impact the learning experience for both the teacher and the...

Nov 8, 2021

Guests: Julia Salce and Wendy Peterson, Instructional Specialists

In this episode, we are back again focusing on the INSTRUCT domain of our district's Instructional Framework. We dive deep into what high-quality instruction looks like in the classroom and focus on three key areas: teacher clarity, intentionality, and...

Oct 25, 2021

Guests: Dale Lunt, Elementary Principal and Brittany Brady, Social Worker

Gilbert Public Schools

In this episode, Dale and Brittany share with Brit how they have implemented practical strategies for restorative discipline on their elementary campus and have had success with this approach with many students and families...

Oct 11, 2021

Guests: Wendy Peterson and Julia Salce

Instructional Specialists, Gilbert Public Schools

With the help of pumpkin-pie coffee and candy corn, we review the concept of lesson design in this episode. We discuss how lesson design differs from lesson planning and dive into what the phrase "high-yield" means when it comes to