Best School Education podcasts (Updated November 2017; image)
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Teaching Learning Leading K-12
 
Providing ideas and resources for K-12 teachers and school-based administrators.
 
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K-12 Greatest Hits:The Best Ideas in Education
 
BAM Radio has compiled the most popular segments, hosted by the Executive Directors of the nation's 14 leading education associations including ; the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Parent Teachers Association ( PTA), the National Head Start Association (NHSA), The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), the ...
 
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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
 
Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com). This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate and inspire kids in engineering thinking. For episode transcripts and more information, visit: www.k12engineering.n ...
 
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Good Schools For All by Voice of San Diego
 
Good Schools for All is a podcast about education. Hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn from the Education Synergy Alliance cut through the jargon and debate to get to the news and ideas that matter. Good schools are at the heart of our democracy and economy. We are about good schools for all kids.
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Sharing Creative and Inspiring Learning In Our Schools
 
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In this episode I draw to a close the series that began with Episode 165 concerning Primary and Secondary sources of information. I share three reasons why primary sources are important in the classroom, I explain three ways to use primary sources in the classroom, and I share my thoughts about lessons gleaned from Jim Spradley's comments over ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
I interview fellow educator Daniel Bauer from the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast. Daniel E. Bauer helps school leaders create winning cultures, focus on the essential, and lead with courage and integrity. Better Leaders Better Schools is designed to connect excellent leaders in education and promote leadership development. My passion is ...…
 
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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
 
We close out Season 2 with another visit from Rachel, an educator with experience in school improvement strategies. First Pius and Rachel discuss future plans to present sessions at the upcoming South by Southwest EDU conference in 2018, followed by an homage to Austin, Texas. Then the main discussion starts, as Rachel defines what “underperfor ...…
 
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Join us as we unpack the top six leadership behaviors that drive optimism and commitment. Follow: @bobbdarnell @adambrownedu @ASCD @bamradionetwork Bobb Darnell is president of Achievement Strategies Inc., an ASCD faculty member, and an advocate for high student achievement and daily professional growth. Emerging leader Matt Wachel is an elemen ...…
 
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Teaching Learning Leading K-12
 
Jim was born in Dooley County, Georgia in 1923. This is the part 4 of 4. This episode focuses on his early business ventures following WWII and into the 1960's. In this segment listen for Jim to talk about working while at Princeton and graduating with honors. He recollects how he took a job after graduating but eventually realized that the onl ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Charanga is the best-selling, modern resource for primary music — online, easy to use and great value. Includes A complete scheme to teach the national curriculum for music A vast library of songs, topics, instrument courses and creative apps In-depth support for assessment, SEND and personalised teaching and learning I chat to founder Mark Bur ...…
 
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For some time homework has been the subject of a growing debate. Join our guest as he proposes a solution to the biggest problem created by sending school work home with our students. Follow: @mattwachel @jonbergmann @ASCD Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the flipped learning movement, as well as the Founder and Chief Academic Officer of ...…
 
Last week you heard Jim talk about the importance of education in his life. This week Jim talks about his experience in the Navy and his role in World War II. Remember that Jim is a primary source. He is recalling his experience. How could you use his thoughts and comments about his service time to draw kids into wanting to more about those tim ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Teaching primary music is often a frightening thought for teachers. Carol Aveyard has over 25 years experience working as a music teacher for music services, primary schools and private practice in the UK and USA. We discuss simple free ideas every classroom teacher can implement easily. Fear often comes from the unknown, so we take music back ...…
 
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Teaching students to ask better questions is the way to get your kids to think more deeply about their learning. Follow: @MaverikEd @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork Erik Francis is the owner and lead professional education specialist for Maverik Education LLC, providing professional development, guidance, and support in teaching and learning fo ...…
 
This is part 3 of my interview of Jim Spradley. Today we are talking about his military experience in World War II. Here are some samples from our discussion: How Jim ended up in the Navy. What he was trained to do and where he was eventually dropped in the Pacific theater of the War. Nobody wanted to volunteer for submarines. What they ate and ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Recorded during my visit to the Music and Drama Education Expo in Manchester 2017 I learn to play the spoons! I talk to Orchestras For All about how you can create an ensemble and perform at regional and national events. I learn about Friday Afternoons a singing project from Snape Maltings that started with songs… The post 046: Music and Drama ...…
 
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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
 
Teachers at all-girls schools might have insights on how to engage more young people – especially girls – into engineering. Several teachers at The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin shared their thoughts in this two-part episode. In Part 1 (01:15) we hear from Shamaa and Shireen, two high school engineering teachers, and the ...…
 
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K-12 Greatest Hits:The Best Ideas in Education
 
Our guest is passionate about helping teachers to stay positive and energized through the ups and downs of the school year. Join us as he shares proven strategies and techniques. Follow: @runnin26 @allenmendler @ASCD @bamradionetwork Allen Mendler is an educator and school psychologist who has worked extensively with children of all ages in reg ...…
 
This is my reflection on part 2 of my interview with Jim Spradley. If you haven't listened to Part 1, it is episode 166. His focus during this segment of the interview is the importance of school. He wanted to go to school. He talks about the desire to hear his teacher read the chapters from Black Beauty. So the point of my reflection is to hel ...…
 
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We've found a significant disparity in the perception and definition of school culture among educators. Join in as we define school culture, how to assess it and improve it. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ElemCoach @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Elaine Mendez has been an educator for the past 10 years. Her new rol ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Alison Swann talks about her experience in using movement and dance to support all areas of the primary school curriculum. Alison is a Dance in Education Specialist with 30 years experience. She trained at Laban (now Trinity Laban) in Contemporary Technique and Movement Analysis. Dance Educates strives to raise standards through a multisensory ...…
 
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Good Schools For All by Voice of San Diego
 
Parents who want to choose the best schools for their kids often get overwhelmed wading through test scores and other metrics. That struggle becomes especially real when San Diego Unified’s school choice window opens every year. From Oct. 3 through Nov. 13, families can choose to send their kids to a school outside their neighborhood. To ease t ...…
 
This is part 2 of my interview with Jim Spradley. He was born in 1923 in south Georgia. He is in his 90's. Today we are talking about education and a desire to go to school. Jim mentions books that made an impact on him when he was young. He liked the stories of the hero making it to the top by working hard. He discusses his father allowing him ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
I interview Brian Greene from Gigajam about how he created his online music school. Music Hubs, Colleges & Schools Quality whole class instrumental lessons Give every student in your class and school the opportunity to play guitar, bass, keyboard & drums. Teachers lead the class and support learning, students work with their instruments and… Th ...…
 
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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
 
How can you bridge the gap between teaching simpler visual programming tools and teaching more complicated textual programming tools? Julia Lamorelle’s answer is Python. Julia cofounded Kiwi Compute, a new education business that focuses on teaching middle school kids how to code in Python, a language widely used in academia and industry today. ...…
 
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How is suspending students working for you? If you're not impressed with the results and would like to look at alternatives, tune in. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @jess_hannigan @benjamingilpin Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan works with school districts and county offices in California on designing and implementing effective, successful sc ...…
 
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Teaching Learning Leading K-12
 
In episode 165 I talked about the upcoming series of shows that would be focused on my interview with Mr. Jim Spradley. In the first segment of the interview (episode 166), Jim shares his thoughts about growing up in rural Dooly County (south Georgia). He was born in 1923. Today, I am focused on reflecting on some of what Jim talked about. Thin ...…
 
Mr. Jim Spradley was born in 1923. He was the child of sharecroppers in Dooly County, Georgia. This is the first part of my interview with Jim. At the time of this interview he was 91 years old. (By the way, one of his dogs was sitting with him on the couch, from time to time you can hear the dog at his side.) This episode is focused on growing ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Ollie is the founder and Director of Beat Goes On. He is a former cast member of the hit show STOMP and its sister show, ‘The Lost & Found Orchestra’. He regularly delivers workshops, CPD and INSET for Teach First, School Direct, United Learning and Music Education Hubs throughout the UK. He is also a… The post 043: Ollie Tunmer – Beat Goes On ...…
 
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We often tell our young students to apologize when they hurt or offend others. Learn why our guests say we shouldn't. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @theteachertom @easycda #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Thomas Hobson is a preschool teacher, blogger (teachertomsblog.blogspot.com), speaker, artist and the author of Teacher Tom ...…
 
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Teaching Learning Leading K-12
 
Do you take time to explain the difference between primary and secondary sources of information to your classes? Do you require the kids to learn to use primary sources not just secondary? Today I will introduce you to the difference between primary and secondary sources. Then, in the coming weeks, I will share my interview with Mr. Jim Spradle ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Jayne Clancy was Headteacher of Hartwell Primary School for 13 years. I spoke to her at the end of the summer term 2017 in her final weeks before retiring. I wanted to interview Jayne because living locally I know what a fabulously musical school Hartwell is. I didn’t realise at the time Jayne was retiring, so… The post 042: How music was embed ...…
 
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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
 
How can teachers expose their students to more engineering role models? What do they do if they don’t have time to arrange visits and field trips? That’s where Sarah McAnulty comes in. Sarah is a biology PhD student who also recently started Skype a Scientist, which is a free program to match scientists and engineers with K-12 classrooms. Sarah ...…
 
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Teaching challenging students comes with the territory of any classroom. Our guest offers strategies for dealing with students who push the limits of our skills. Follow: @drncgarrett @JeffreyBenson61@ASCD @bamradionetwork Jeffrey Benson has worked in almost every school context, as a teacher and administrator. He is currently a consultant and a ...…
 
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Teaching Learning Leading K-12
 
Do you give homework? If so, do you know why you give homework? Today's discussion centers around questioning why we give homework. I talk about 3 great reasons for giving homework and 5 problematic reasons. Additionally, I speak to understanding that when homework is assigned you may not know who is actually doing the work (like a friend or a ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Andy Williams is Head of Music at the Elizabeth Woodville School in Northamptonshire. Together we are creating a primary music project for local cluster schools to help improve transition at age 11 and parity in music. By supporting all the local schools to embrace music making, we hope to encourage a culture that the children involved… The pos ...…
 
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As a professional percussionist, instrumental teacher, educator and National Association for Primary Education council member I am very excited to share my expertise with you in season 4 ‘Music and the Arts in schools’. We will explore the amazing opportunities available to you, as I interview some of the most prestigious arts organisations to ...…
 
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Our guests wrote an award-winning book on facilitating thoughtful, meaningful and engaging discussions among students. Join us to learn the fundamentals. 'Follow: @Question2Think @runnin26 @ASCD @bamradionetwork Jackie Acree Walsh and Beth Dankert Sattes are co-authors of the award-winning book, Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
My resident education expert Peter Cansell joins me in the season 3 finale ‘What do children think about their schooling?’ We talk about the themes and ideas that have come from the children and some of the insights of their parents. Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in… The post 039 : My educat ...…
 
Corey Knight is a middle school science teacher in Indiana. He also has created a way for you to get started in using technology in the classroom. Even though he has had offers to leave the classroom (since he knows technology) he has chosen to stay and instead use his skills to create awesome support tools for teachers. His tool for teachers i ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Dr. Maelisa Hall shares her experiences of traditional education and homeschooling. We discuss how the personalised learning available at home can be used to positive effect in the classroom. Having met Maelisa at Podcast Movement in California during August, we chatted about our respective podcasts. I thought Maelisa’s understanding of both sc ...…
 
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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
 
How do you use the power of digital pop culture today to engage kids in engineering? Guest engineer Nehemiah Mabry, Ph.D., talks about this and more. Nehemiah is a practicing engineer in North Carolina and founder of his business STEMedia. STEMedia creates digital content to promote science, technology, engineering, and math.Mentioned in this e ...…
 
Our guest is a teacher's teacher who shares some of her proven approaches to getting students hooked on learning. Follow: @jmattmiller @mrdearybury1 @mrsmieliwocki @bamradionetwork Rebecca Mieliwocki is a 7th grade English teacher in Burbank, California. She is the 2012 California and National Teacher of the Year. My Twitter handle is @mrsmieli ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Welcome to season 3 of the Education On Fire Podcast . We are continuing to explore the thoughts of children and examine what school looks like to them. Today Shane and Jocelyn Sams from the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast are joined by their children Isaac (8) and Anna Jo (6) to help me answer ‘What do children think… The post 037 : Flipped Lifestyl ...…
 
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In this segment, our guest offers practical tips for empowering teachers, students, and all stakeholders to produce a culture of learning. Follow: @mjanatovich @regieroutman @ASCD @bamradionetwork Regie Routman is a longtime teacher and the author of many books and resources for educators. She is author of the ASCD book, Read, Write, Lead: Brea ...…
 
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Teaching Learning Leading K-12
 
Sargy Letuchy is a teacher in suburban Chicago and he has created a book that will hook you up with excellent graphic organizers to help you get the kids to a greater level of understanding. I like to find tools that are easy for teachers and administrators to use. This is one of those resources. It is not necessary to read it cover to cover... ...…
 
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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
 
What is engineering education like in Mexico compared to the USA? This episode is an introduction to that topic as we talk to Hernando Garrido, a mechatronics and manufacturing engineer with the medical device company Fresenius Medical Care. He talks about his experience growing up in the Mexican school system near the US-Mexico border in Reyno ...…
 
John Tibbetts is a 21-year veteran of the US Army and he is now the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year. He served in combat as a tank commander in Desert Storm, was deployed to Turkey in the Iraq War and saw service with NATO headquarters in Afghanistan. He was on duty in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. He retired from the Army as a Lieutenan ...…
 
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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
 
The Boy Scouts of America are growing a new youth educational program called STEM Scouts, open to boys and girls. Guests Davis Fox and Deborah (Debbie) Vasquez talk about the mission of the program, which goes beyond teaching content knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math. It includes teaching curiosity, teamwork, parental invo ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
Today Men of Abundance podcaster Wally Carmichael and his son Dalton talk to me as I continue to ask ‘What do children think about their schooling? We get some great insights from Dalton about selling old toys to create income and Wally talks about his own experiences and those of his older sons. We discuss practical… The post 036: Men of Abund ...…
 
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Teaching Learning Leading K-12
 
Do you have procedures for the electronic devices that the students use in your classroom? Now I don't mean the cell phones and other technology that the kids bring. I'm talking about the laptops, chromebooks/netbooks, and calculators that you have for the kids to use during class. These tools can be, although helpful and engaging, a pain. Why? ...…
 
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Teaching Learning Leading K-12
 
Attendance, part 2 - Paying attention and following up. This is a continuation of episode 158 where I talked about the importance of taking attendance. I have seen adults take forever to determine if all kids are in class or not. You do not want it to waste instructional time. During that episode, I had my 3 Don'ts and 4 Do's and then gave my 4 ...…
 
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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
 
This week on the Education on Fire podcast I chat to my daughter and her friend as they both give us their thoughts about learning in a village school. Jodi (11) has just finished her last year of primary and is transitioning to secondary school, while Katie (10) is about to start year 6. … The post 035 : What do children think about their scho ...…
 
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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
 
Guest engineer and consultant Pat Sweet, P.Eng., talks about two of his favorite words in engineering: verification and validation. They describe concepts whose importance cuts across all the engineering disciplines, and so engineering educators could also teach these fundamental concepts to kids and teens. This episode is a rebroadcast of two ...…
 
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