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Ruth Gotian, PhD, Shares the Secrets of Optimizing Success, for Our Students and Ourselves

Ruth Gotian, PhD, Shares the Secrets of Optimizing Success, for Our Students and Ourselves

January 6, 2022

Dr. Ruth Gotian reveals the four characteristics that innovators, astronauts, olympic champions and Nobel prize winners share that lead to success. Her new book, The Success Factor, offers a blueprint for how we can all become more successful, and how we, as educators, can foster these characteristics in our students.

 

Resources:

Learn more about our episode sponsor,  Education Galaxy

McREL research study of Education Galaxy:   https://educationgalaxy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/McREL-Research-with-Summary.pdf

Dr Ruth Gotian's website: https://www.ruthgotian.com/

Dr. Gotian's free downloadable Passion Audit:  https://www.ruthgotian.com/resources

Order The Success Factor, by Dr. Ruth Gotian

Read more about Dr. Gotian and her work at Top 30 Management Thinkers to WatchThinkers50 Radar List

Read Ruth's articles in Forbes and Psychology Today about optimizing success.

Join those who want to become high achievers - https://www.ruthgotian.com/contact

 

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A Reading Intervention That Integrates CTE, SEL, 21st Century Skills, and Supports ELs

A Reading Intervention That Integrates CTE, SEL, 21st Century Skills, and Supports ELs

December 30, 2021

Kiwonda Riley, principal of South Flores College Prep, in San Antonio Texas shares how Read to Lead has created more collaborative and equitable learning in Middle and High School classrooms and produced a 42% consistent growth on unit assessments, particularly for English Language Learners. 

 

Resources: 

Connect to Read to Lead

Apply to Read to Lead's nationwide Educational Leader Council

 

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Renowned Speaker & Author Lois Letchford Shares Her Strengths-Based Approach to Literacy

Renowned Speaker & Author Lois Letchford Shares Her Strengths-Based Approach to Literacy

December 23, 2021

Lois Letchford is a literacy problem solver, specializing in teaching students who struggle to read with creative, intuitive, strengths-based strategies that work even when all else has failed. Lois presents at literacy and learning conferences worldwide, and she is the author of the book Reversed: A Memoir

 

Resources:

Connect with Learning Ally

Lois Letchford's Website

Find Lois on LinkedIn

Subscribe to  Lois on YouTube

          Course: When Learning is Trauma

Read Reversed: A Memoir

Read The Gift of Dyslexia by Ron Davis

 

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School Counselor, Patricia Bryant,  Shares the Literacy Based SEL Solution She Loves

School Counselor, Patricia Bryant, Shares the Literacy Based SEL Solution She Loves

December 16, 2021

School counselor, Patricia Bryant, has been working in education for 40 years and has seen a lot of programs come and go. She loves how Cloud9World addresses Social Emotional Learning for K-12 students, in Spanish and English, while reinforcing literacy and integrating with core content.

 

Resources:

Connect to Cloud9World

 

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What is Media Literacy, Why is it Essential, and How Do We Teach it?

What is Media Literacy, Why is it Essential, and How Do We Teach it?

December 9, 2021

Erin McNeill is nationally recognized as an expert on policy related to media literacy. As founder and president of Media Literacy Now, Erin is helping to ensure that all K-12 schools are teaching a comprehensive set of media literacy and digital citizenship skills. Discover how both we, and our students, can become smarter about who and what to believe. 

 

Resources: 

Ad Fontes Media Bias Chart

Ad Fontes Summa News Literacy Curriculum

Media Literacy Now

Contact Erin McNeill:

                        emcneill@medialiteracynow.org

                          Twitter: @erinmcnll

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Project Based, Integrated STEAM Curriculum Checks All the Boxes

Project Based, Integrated STEAM Curriculum Checks All the Boxes

December 2, 2021

Tech Director, Mike Nye, can't find enough great things to say about SAM Labs and the STEAM rollout in his school district in Redmond Oregon. Teachers and students are all in with this integrated STEAM curriculum and project kits--learn why.

 

Resources

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Reframing Your Curriculum for Social Justice & Sustainability

Reframing Your Curriculum for Social Justice & Sustainability

November 25, 2021

Susan Santone, author of Reframing the Curriculum: Design for Social Justice and Sustainability, helps schools, districts and organizations of all kinds to design learning experiences that increase engagement, critical thinking, and rigor, while inviting activism, social justice and sustainable communities. 

 

Episode Notes:

Connect with SPEAK, vocal empowerment curriculum and workshops

Susan's Website

Susan's Ted Talk

Creative Change Educational Solutions  

Susan's book Reframing the Curriculum: Design for Social Justice and Sustainability (Routledge, 2018).

Twitter @SusanSantone

Instagram: SantoneSusan

Susan on LinkedIn

 

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Easy, Integrated, Interactive SEL Digital Platform for Secondary Students

Easy, Integrated, Interactive SEL Digital Platform for Secondary Students

November 18, 2021

College freshman and author, Malavika Eby, shares how the imSparked Social Emotional Learning Program by Vivensity changed the course of her education and her life. Her 2020 book, The Gift That Keeps on Giving, provides a personal and detailed framework for self-growth and wellness for students of all ages. 

 

Resources: 

Connect with Vivensity's imSparked

The Gift That Keeps on Giving book

EdCuration.com

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Micro-Professional Learning ExPLorations for educators

 

Turning Classrooms into Communities to Maximize SEL

Turning Classrooms into Communities to Maximize SEL

November 11, 2021

Charles Vogl, author of the award-winning, and international bestseller The Art of Community, and its sequel Building Brand Communities, shares principals for transforming classrooms and creating cathartic connections. Charles advises worldwide, top-tier organizations in leadership development and program design.

Resources:

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Dr. Charles Vogl 

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College Board Pre-AP Partnership Boosts Achievement, Graduation Rates, and Shifts School Culture

College Board Pre-AP Partnership Boosts Achievement, Graduation Rates, and Shifts School Culture

November 4, 2021

Phillip Lampron, recognized as a “Top 100 Visionary in Education” by the Global Forum for Education and Learning, shares how he helped bring Pre-AP & AP courses to an low achieving district, raising test scores, graduation rates, scholarship offerings, and the overall academic achievement and school climate. In 2020 Phillip and his wife Lauren launched Lampron Consulting LLC.

 

Resources:

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Access EdCuration's ExPLorations

Learn about EdCuration's  Certified #EdTrustees Program

Phillip Lampron's Website

Phillip Lampron's  Blog,  where educators post their opinions about topics in education. 

Find Lampron Consulting on Facebook

Find Phillip Lampron on LinkedIn

 

A Turnkey, Evidence-Based Literacy Solution for English Language Learners

A Turnkey, Evidence-Based Literacy Solution for English Language Learners

October 28, 2021

Veteran ESL teacher Jean Luppino, and her colleague, Kristina Signore, share how their English learners have made rapid progress, real-world connections and gained confidence through STORYWORLD's digital, story-based learning platform. STORYWORLD utilizes reading, writing, speaking and listening to engage students with over a dozen first languages, and is easily implemented by any teacher.

 

Resources: 

Connect to STORYWORLD for English Language Learners

Connect to STORYWORLD for World Language Learners

 

MTSS and Sensory Friendly Environments for Neurodiverse Learners

MTSS and Sensory Friendly Environments for Neurodiverse Learners

October 21, 2021

Laura Lee Smith is the MTSS/PBIS Behavior Coach for the Pioneer School District, as well as a Brain-Aligned Social Emotional Learning Consultant. She teaches the Applied Educational Neuroscience framework to help schools and districts best serve all students, including neurodiverse learners.

 

Resources:

Connect to Floreo, the Virtual Reality platform that delivers behavioral therapy and helps teach social skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Reach out to Laura Lee Smith at Laura Lee Smith Educational Consulting: Brain Aligned Behavior Response 

Discover Universal Design for Learning

The Out of Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz

What Happened to You? by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey

 

Elevating Scientific Innovation, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics with Remarkable STEAM

Elevating Scientific Innovation, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics with Remarkable STEAM

October 14, 2021

Mark Mathias, founder and president of Remarkable STEAM, tells how Connecticut's Makers Faire is elevating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, while boosting the economy, elevating STEAM in schools, and creating space for community and global connection and innovation.

 

Resources:

Unreal Engine from Epic Games

Mark Mathias on LinkedIn

The Great Duck Project

View the Great Duck & ducklings

The Connecticut Maker Faire

 

 

Turnkey Solution for Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Other Learning Challenges

Turnkey Solution for Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Other Learning Challenges

October 7, 2021

Veteran Inclusion Coordinator, Hannah Docherty, shares how IDL Solutions has enabled teachers from early childhood to grade 12,  to support students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and other learning challenges. IDL provides a diagnostic tool, a turnkey digital platform that adapts instruction for each student, differentiating learning and providing formative data for teachers.

 

Episode Notes: 

IDL Literacy

IDL Numeracy

IDL Multiplication Check

IDL Dyscalculia Screener

Teaching With HEART: Integrating SEL into School Practices, Products, and Learning Communities.

Teaching With HEART: Integrating SEL into School Practices, Products, and Learning Communities.

September 30, 2021

Dr. Lorea Martínez Pérez, the award-winning founder of HEART in Mind Consulting, and author of the recently released book Teaching With the HEART in Mind: A Complete Educator's Guide to Social Emotional Learning. Her work is dedicated to helping schools and organizations integrate Social Emotional Learning in their practices, products, and learning communities.

 

Resources:

Connect with imSparked from Vivensity

Dr. Martínez's Website, where you will find links to her book and the many resources mentioned in the episode : loreamartinez.com

Facebook: Lorea Martinez SEL

Twitter: @loreamart

LinkedIn: Lorea Martínez

CASE STUDY - Social Justice Humanitas Academy: A Community School Approach to Whole Child Education

 

Environmental Education Tools & Tips from Kiss the Ground

Environmental Education Tools & Tips from Kiss the Ground

September 23, 2021

Karen Rodriguez, VP of Program Operations at Kiss the Ground,  is passionate about teaching children, and adults who teach children, about food, the magic of soil, restoring systems, and aligning our daily practices to support the earth so that our soil can not only feed us, but save us. Learn about their resources for schools.

 

Resources:

Kiss the Ground website

Kiss the Ground Movie

Kiss the Ground Movie Educational Cut

Children's Educational Kit

Soil Advocate Training

Kiss the Ground on Facebook

Kiss the Ground on Twitter

Kiss the Ground on Instagram

Kiss the Ground on Youtube

The Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv

 

Stopping School Shooters Before They Strike: What Every Educator Needs to Know

Stopping School Shooters Before They Strike: What Every Educator Needs to Know

September 16, 2021

Dr. Peter Langman is a psychologist and the author of three books on school shooters, including his latest: Warning Signs: Identifying School Shooters Before They Strike. He has presented at FBI Headquarters, the FBI National Academy in Quantico, and the National Counterterrorism Center, and has trained thousands of professionals in education, law enforcement, and mental health on preventing school shootings.

 

Resources:

Connect to Epic Ethics for Peaceful Schools

Contact Dr. Langman and find his blog, books, school safety and prevention information and more at  schoolshooters.info

Integrating STEAM: Every Teacher Needs a Robot!

Integrating STEAM: Every Teacher Needs a Robot!

September 9, 2021

Michael Cullen (Elementary), Leah LaCrosse (Middle School), and Rabbi Tzvi Hametz (High School) share how the Sphero robots have brought cross-content integration, increased engagement, hands-on learning, personal connection, creativity, excitement and STEAM into their classrooms.

 

Resources:

Connect to Sphero

 

Career & Technical Education Strategies & Tips from MIT‘s Mark Herschberg

Career & Technical Education Strategies & Tips from MIT‘s Mark Herschberg

September 2, 2021

Drawing on nearly twenty years of teaching MIT's "Career Success Accelerator" program, and a career spanning half a dozen industries,  Mark Herschberg distill the key skills that our students need for 21st century success, and how to instill them. It's all in his new book The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You

Resources:

Connect to Mini-Money Management for a free trial

The Career Toolkit - contact Mark and/or buy the book

The Career Toolkit app for Apple

The Career Toolkit App for Android

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

 

Going Gradeless Increases Authentic Learning: One Teacher‘s Story

Going Gradeless Increases Authentic Learning: One Teacher‘s Story

August 26, 2021

Well established research confirms that grades diminish students' interest and reduce the quality of thinking in classrooms. Veteran secondary teacher, Andy Lee, shares how removing the obstacle of grades has increased engagement, ownership and authentic learning for his English/History students.

 

Resources:

Connect to Agile Mind

Reach out to Andy Lee

Teachers Going Gradeless

The Case Against Grades by Alfie Kohn - Educational Leadership, November 2011

Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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