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031: Math Masterpiece
April 17, 2016 05:37 AM PDT
Interview with Amanda Maurer and her algebra math art project.030: November 2015 Month Goals, What Are Yours?
November 01, 2015 11:44 AM PST
My podast is back! Check out this episode where I discuss my four goals for the month of November. I have 4 big goals
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October 04, 2015 05:01 PM PDT
This is the first podcast covering a 6th grade science and language arts project where students are working to eliminate the mosquito problem in one of our local parks. This group of students are discussing what they are doing and why.Make Your Move
April 26, 2015 03:12 AM PDT
Friday, I was given a wonderful opportunity to speak to students at Bettendorf High School. Students had a choice between three speakers who were all speakers that the students were able to connect with. I was beyond honored that the student council reached out to me to speak.
I won't lie, after saying yes I was very nervous. I was not nervous for the sake of giving a talk, but I was nervous because high school students can be a challenge to hold their interest AND I also know there is a chance that the words I speak could make an impact.
The whole week the school focused on the theme The Power of One helping students to understand that they matter, their voices matter, and that they can do amazing things if they want to.
As I plotted, organized, developed, and practiced my speech over and over I finally was able to connect the dots and make it work. I only had about 23 minutes to deliver my talk which is not a lot of time. My first practice run was over 80 slides and 47 minutes long. Through practice and practice and more practice I was able to get the talk down to under 25 minutes.
The other challenge lied in the issue that I needed to deliver a message that they have heard a million times but in a new way. Students are constantly being talked to about failure, growth mindset, achieving your goals, etc.
For the first time I brought to life personal stories that I have never shared before to a public audience.029: Kristin Galle - 2014 PBS Digital Innovator and Therapy Classroom
January 04, 2015 01:22 PM PST
Towards the end of 2014 I put out for a challenge to help spread the positive vision of educators. I asked educators to nominate themselves or others to help share the amazing things in education
Increasing Teacher Voice: Challenge and Nominate a Teacher
The first episode for this season is with an amazing educator named Kristin Galle from Wisconsin.
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Kristin is a 2014 PBS Digital Innovator and is doing some really intriguing things with therapy, mental health, and more in her classroom. It really is something worth hearing.
I hope you enjoy this first episode. Remember if you know someone who would be good to have on the show make sure you nominate them so we can get connected.
Increasing Teacher Voice: Challenge and Nominate a Teacher
Shownotes028: A Few Bad Apples: #Stuvoice Social Experiment Part 1/5
November 09, 2014 05:59 AM PST
I am so pumped to launch this five part series about how a class of 8th grade language arts students took a project and made something happen. I was lucky enough to see this project unfold through the lens of one of our amazing educators at Bettendorf Middle School.
Lisa Barnes, an 8th grade language arts teacher took a chance. She pushed her comfort zone and took an idea she developed to a new level. She had the kids move from just research and regurgitation which so often happens in schools into a phase of Doing Something! They students had to act on their own learning.
It was interesting to work with them briefly when I had time.
They did not believe that it mattered.
They did not believe that their voice held any power.
Some still are not quite sure that their voice matters.
However, they stuck with it and through the journey they found their voice.
This week I will be sharing a post each day for five days. Today the goal is to simply introduce you to the project. I will share a short podcast we recorded so you can hear from the teacher herself about this project. There is also an project outline form.
I will also share a few other things as well. This is the setup. The next four days I will share out the projects the students developed. They are really good. We have all types of students involved in this project. This is what makes it so special.
Please reach out. Leave comments, ask questions, let the students what you think of their work. The more we can bring back to the classroom the more powerful this all becomes.
Lisa Barnes, 8th grade Language Arts teacher explains the project in this podcast
Read more at www.coffeeforthebrain.com/fewbadapples027: Allison Edwards - Author of Why Smart Kids Worry
November 01, 2014 05:33 PM PDT
I recently read an amazing book. This book is called Why Smart Kids Worry by Allison Edwards. I found this book helping me learn more about my own children and how to be a better parent. This book is not only helpful for parenting, but also for educators.
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This podcast episode is my wonderful chat with the author Allison Edwards. It is well worth the listen to gain some insights about anxiety in children and some new ideas that are not in the book. After you listen please take time to read her book. It is really helpful.
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October 31, 2014 07:51 PM PDT
This is a new experiment. I am creating a podcast to go along with the newsletter.
Check out the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/6PDQL
If you want the backstory and reasons for what I chose watch the video or the listen to the podcast.
If you like it please review on iTunes, like on YouTube, and let me know your thoughts.
025: Living on the Edge of Chaos - Story of George
October 23, 2014 02:13 PM PDT
No music for this podcast. No intro songs. Just a story. A good story. A story to hopefully get you think about simplifying your life and remembering what it is like to create things with pride and passion and more importantly purpose. Enjoy024: Living on Edge of Chaos – Book Discussion: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
October 16, 2014 03:12 PM PDT
Today I bring to you a new podcast and one that I am very excited to bring to you. This podcast has been one that Lisa and I have been wanting to do for quite some time. I was lucky enough to have her on the show last year which is well worth the listen for Episode 5. Check out more at www.coffeeforthebrain.com
In this episode we hold a book discussion. We discuss the book
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This is well worth the read. You don't have to read the book to understand the chat, but hopefully it will inspire you to pick it up and read.
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