228: A Conversation About School Choice
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
1w ago
The rights of parents to choose the best school for their children — also known as school choice — may seem simple on the surface, but it's anything but, and it has the potential to impact teachers and students all over the country. In this episode, I talk with Cara Fitzpatrick, author of The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America. We discuss why school choice is actually pretty complicated, we dig into some of the key groups that have historically pushed for it, and we explore some things concerned citizens can do to ensure that families can still get ..read more
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227: Two Effective Ways to Teach Annotation
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
3w ago
Annotation can be a powerful way to improve comprehension and increase engagement, but its effectiveness can vary depending on how it's taught. In this episode, two teachers share their classroom-tested approaches to teaching students how to effectively annotate texts: 3rd grade teacher Andrea Castellano and high school English teacher Irene Yannascoli.  Thanks to Listenwise and Studyo for sponsoring this episode. To read a full transcript of this conversation, visit cultofpedagogy.com/art-of-annotation/.   ..read more
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226: Yes, Your School Librarian Can Do That (and More)
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
1M ago
If your school is lucky enough to have a full-time certified librarian, it's likely they are not being utilized to their full capacity. In fact, yours may be one of a growing number of schools that are eliminating librarians altogether, and that is a terrible idea. In this episode, I sit down with four accomplished librarians — K.C. Boyd, Barbara Paciotti, Lauren Mobley, and Karina Quilantan-Garza — to explore all the ways a certified school librarian can make teachers' work easier, more efficient, and more effective, and to make a strong case for why every school needs one. Thanks to WeV ..read more
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225: Two Programs with Fresh Solutions to the Teacher Shortage
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
1M ago
Many states are seeing record high numbers of teacher turnovers and vacancies. While the problems that caused this shortage have not gone away, there are groups of people who are coming up with some creative ways to address this situation, new and surprisingly affordable pathways for training good, enthusiastic teachers. Two of these programs are Oxford Teachers College at Reach University and Educators Rising. In this episode, educator Kimberly Eckert talks with me about how and why both of these outstanding programs work. Thanks to Edge•U Badges and EVERFI for sponsoring ..read more
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224: Some Thoughts on Teachers Crying in the Classroom
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
2M ago
Crying in front of your students can be a humiliating experience. Not the kind that happens when you're moved to tears by a poignant story or you react to upsetting news; those moments can actually bond you to your students. It’s the kind that comes from frustration, shame, anger, or loss of control. It might be something you experience as a new teacher, but it can also happen well into your career. Regardless, if it happens to you, it can shake you up. In this episode, I share a few thoughts that might help. Thanks to Edge•U Badges and EVERFI for sponsoring this episode. T ..read more
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223: Why Students Give You the Blank Stare, and What to Do About It
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
2M ago
It's happened to so many teachers: You teach your heart out. Really just knock it out of the park. Then you ask a question all students should know the answer to … and nothing. What's going on? In this episode, educator and writer Blake Harvard offers four possible explanations for why we get the blank stare, along with four solutions that will help us see a lot less of it. Thanks to Edge•U Badges and The Modern Classrooms Project for sponsoring this episode. To read Blake's article, go cultofpedagogy.com/stare ..read more
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222: Building Better Collaboration Between Families and Schools
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
3M ago
As our student population grows ever more diverse, many schools haven't been quite as successful as they'd like to be when trying to connect with students' families. If current efforts aren't working, it's time we tried a different approach. In this episode I talk with Nawal Qarooni, author of the new book Nourishing Caregiver Collaborations about the specific approaches teachers can take to more authentically involve families in their children's education  Thanks to Listenwise and Khan Academy Kids for sponsoring this episode. For links to Nawal's book and a tran ..read more
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221: The Photography Project That Showed Teachers Through a New Lens
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
3M ago
When high school English teacher Dan Tricarico started taking photos of his colleagues, he didn't expect them to create new bonds among his staff. Teachers rarely get an opportunity to have their humanity and uniqueness showcased in this way, but these beautiful portraits do just that — and anyone with a smartphone can do the same thing for the teachers at their school.  Thanks to WeVideo and The Modern Classrooms Project for sponsoring this episode. To view the full portrait gallery go to https://cultofpedagogy.com/pod and choose episode 221 ..read more
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220: What do we do about standardized tests?
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
4M ago
Standardized testing has, without a doubt, created a lot of problems in education, and far too often, our conversations about these problems end in statements like "we need to just get rid of them all" or "Oh well, nothing we can do to change things." In this episode, education researcher Jenn Binis joins me to talk about a different approach to solving the problems around standardized testing: moving away from all-or-nothing thinking and towards the idea of reducing harm. Jenn offers 5 specific strategies educators can take to make things better. Thanks to NoRedInk and Edge•U Badges for ..read more
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219: Eight Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2024
The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
by Jennifer Gonzalez
4M ago
It's a brand-new year, and to celebrate the launch of the 10th edition of our Teacher's Guide to Tech, we're exploring 8 tech tools that are worth a look in 2024. I'm joined by my team of ed tech geniuses — Brandie Wright, Lucia Hassell, Kim Darche, and Marnie Diem — to talk about a collection of tools that can make your teaching richer, more efficient, and more satisfying. Enjoy! Thanks to WeVideo and The Modern Classrooms Project for sponsoring this episode. Check out the 2024 Teacher's Guide to Tech at https://teachersguideotech.com ..read more
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