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Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.
 
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Nichole Carter trains teachers and kids on the art of sketch noting. In this episode, Tim and Scott pick Nichole's brain about how to get our students taking better notes. Nichole's sketch notes can be seen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsCarterHLA . Check out Kathy Schrock's web page all about sketch noting: http://www.schrockguide.net/sket ...…
 
Tim and Scott talk to Vicky Kosuda, art teacher extraordinaire. Vicky and her friend Veronica John started InspyrArts, an online art education service that helps classroom teachers present quality art lessons, in spite of art skills or experience. Check it out at InspyrArts.com. Please check out Rockin' the Standards, hard-hitting rock music to ...…
 
Search engines have changed the rules of teaching and learning in many ways. As the answers to many questions can be Googled, some old approaches to instruction are no longer viable. Follow:@tomwhitby @blairteach @MsSackstein @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Starr Sackstein (NBCT) is a certified Master Journalism Edu ...…
 
Top down or bottom up, is it teachers, administrators, parents or something else that primarily drives school culture? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @teachermike72 @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Mike Messner is a teacher of United States History and Civics at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, Calif ...…
 
Scott and Tim interview Tal Thompson, a finalist for the 2015 America’s Top Teacher award on the Live with Kelly and Michael show. He has some fantastic ideas on how to engage students! Please check out Rockin' the Standards, hard-hitting rock music to help kids with math and language arts http://www.rockinthestandards.com If you want to get mo ...…
 
Scott and Tim discuss connecting with students with author Kyle Schwartz. Kyle started a viral movement in 2015 when she posted student responses to the sentence starter "I wish my teacher knew..." Get to know this world-changing educator on today's show. The Bedley Bros is sponsored by Rockin' the Standards, educational rock songs for grades 2 ...…
 
The promise of technology in education is great, but barriers to application remain high. Join us as we explore why we have a teacher technology disconnect. Follow: @timwolffssd @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educa ...…
 
We all want to be successful educators, but how do we know if we are hitting the mark? Follow: @timwolffssd @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Tim Wolff is a passionate and enthusiastic educator who is the principal of John G. Whittier Elementary in the Scranton Schoo ...…
 
Most agree that school administrators have a profound impact on the school culture, and academic success. What are the qualities that make the difference? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Josh Stumpenhorst is a junior high Language Arts and Social Science te ...…
 
Talking about racism on a Twitter chat is a risky proposition, but this week we took on the challenge. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Thi ...…
 
Author of the new best-selling education book Code Equity joins Tim and Scott to talk about ways to get girls more involved in learning to code. The Bedley Bros is sponsored by Rockin' the Standards, edurock music for 2nd through 6th grades. Hear song samples at http://www.rockinthestandards.com. Global School Play Day is the first Wednesday of ...…
 
Both teachers and administrators don't know what they don't know. So who should determine the balance professional development selections? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @DrGodard @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Christina "Christi" Godard is a Pennsylvania-certified teacher in the areas of K-8 reading, K-12 special ...…
 
Our discussion on personalized learning revealed a fair amount of confusion. Join us as we look at myths and misconceptions. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second ...…
 
Apparently, most teachers are dissatisfied with the professional development they received. What can be done to better align PD with teacher needs? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @Blocht574 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Todd Bloch is a 7th grade science educator from Warren, Michigan. Moderator of #MSchat (middle ...…
 
Moving from teacher-driven classrooms to student-centered learning involve dealing with fixed ideas among teachers, administrators, and students. How can we best make the transition? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educati ...…
 
John Stevens is an expert on bringing math into the daily lives of families to help kids love and excel in the subject. Scott and Tim talk to John about his popular book Table Talk Math: A Practical Guide for Bringing Math Into Everyday Conversations. Please check out Rockin' the Standards, hard-hitting rock music to help kids with math and lan ...…
 
To what extent do we understand the notion of a growth mindset, and what do we really believe about it? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies and uni ...…
 
Are standardized tests helping our students? The teachers? Listen to this episode with Harvard professor, Dr. Daniel Koretz, author of The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better, as Tim and Scott discuss this important topic. This episode of the Bedley Bros is sponsored by Rockin' the Standards, hard-hitting educational rock songs f ...…
 
We've all seen the well-documented trend where kids who were eager learners in the early grades, become apathetic about school in middle school and above. What's really going on with this dynamic? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teachin ...…
 
Steve Wyborney has created a library of powerful resources for math teachers...and they're all FREE! Listen as Tim and Scott discuss math instruction with Mr. Wyborney, Oregon teacher of the year and author of 14 education books. Steve's website can be found at http://www.stevewyborney.com. This episode of the Bedley Bros is sponsored by Rockin ...…
 
Join us as we take a look at our student teacher programs, what's working and what's not. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ tps://www.bamradionetwork.com/media/hosts/BlairWestonWhitby.gif" width="100" height="110" align=left>Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of th ...…
 
School climate is so crucial and Dr. Peter DeWitt is an expert on the subject. Join Tim and Scott as they discuss how to bring about a better place for kids to learn. Sign up for Global School Play Day at http://www.globalschoolplayday.com Check out EduPresenters where educational trainers and schools/districts come together. http://www.edupres ...…
 
Rick Morris is THE MAN when it comes to classroom management and motivating students. He drops in again to shoot some ideas around with Tim and Scott. Visit Rick's website http://www.newmanagement.com to learn more. Be sure to check out his new year's challenge video. Sign up for Global School Play Day coming the first Wednesday in February htt ...…
 
Susan Fitzell is in high demand as an instructional coach and presenter. She has written 16 education books and shares differentiation ideas with Tim and Scott. Learn more and purchase her books at her website http://www.susanfitzell.com This episode of the Bedley Bros is sponsored by Rockin' the Standards, educational rock music for grades 2 t ...…
 
Karen Lirenman, coauthor of Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom, shares some powerful ways for elementary level teachers to use iPads to get kids to create rather than just consume with technology. Visit Karen's website http://www.klirenman.com to learn more. This episode of the Bedley Bros is sponsored by EduPres ...…
 
Some view formative assessment as an exercise for students; some see it as a tool for students. Others see formative assessment as a tool for both students and teachers. How do you use formative assessment? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ tps://www.bamradionetwork.com/me ...…
 
Eric Berlin creates puzzles for the New York Times and has a website with word puzzles designed specifically for kids. Listen as Scott and Tim learn more about using puzzles with students to develop character and brains. Eric's puzzle website is http://www.puzzleyourkids.com This episode of the Bedley Bros is sponsored by Rockin' the Standards, ...…
 
David Cohen traveled around the state of California visiting classrooms...and then he wrote a book about it. Listen in as Scott and Tim interview David about his book. David shares a coupon code to get a discounted version of the digital version of his book during the show, so pay close attention! Be sure to read Capturing the Spark: Inspired T ...…
 
What is the appropriate social media relationship between educators and students? Where should we draw the line? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @HarveyAlvy1 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Princip ...…
 
Tim and Scott chat with The Feedback Fix author Joe Hirsch. The manner in which we give students feedback can make a huge difference. Joe Hirsch teaches us a better way to get through to our kids. Learn more from Joe at his website http://www.joehirsch.me This episode of The Bedley Bros is sponsored by EduPresenters, the place to go if you need ...…
 
Join us as we explore the realities of collaboration in education, what's working and what's not. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @derekrhodenizer @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Derek Rhodenizer is the Academic Director of Westoboro Academy in Ottawa. Derek runs the "beyond the Staffroom" podcast on a variety of sho ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Tim and Scott have a lively conversation with college professor, author, podcaster, and YouTube creator John Spencer. John has co-authored two books, Launch and Empower. Learn more from John by visiting http://www.spencerauthor.com http://www.spencervideos.com. Be sure to register your class for Global School Play Day and join the world-wide mo ...…
 
You might think that by now, most educators would be more digitally connected and know the value of being a connected educator. Well think again. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @teachermike72 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Mike Messner is a teacher of United States History and Civics at Los Altos High School in Los ...…
 
Tim and Scott chat with innovator and entrepreneur Monica Brady-Myerov as she shares about the power of Listenwise, a free resource for teachers to use with their classes. Listenwise curates NPR podcasts and organizes them by subject and teaching standards. And check out the quizzes! Visit http://www.listenwise.com to sign up for free! Be sure ...…
 
How can we make it safe for educators to talk about bigotry and race with peers, parents, and students? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ...…
 
Tim and Scott have a ton of fun talking about how to infuse more standards-based creativity into our classrooms with authors Amy Burvall and Dan Ryder. Check out their new education book: Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom http://a.co/ivOv9EU Follow Dan and Amy on Twitter https://twitter.com/intentionbook and visit their website ht ...…
 
In one of the most important, surprising and foundational podcast episodes a teacher can listen to, Dr. Robert Bjork from UCLA shares what research teaches us about how we learn. What are teachers doing wrong? How can we get our students to retain what we teach them? Don't miss this episode with Tim and Scott. The Bedley Bros recommend ListenWi ...…
 
How can we make it safe for educators to talk about bigotry and race with peers, parents, and students? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ...…
 
Jennifer L. Holm is the author of over 3 dozen kids' books. Listen as she shares about her latest titles and her appearance at Comic-Con. Learn more by visiting Jenni's website http://www.jenniferholm.com This episode of The Bedley Bros is sponsored by ListenWise. Listenwise is an award-winning listening skills platform. They harness the power ...…
 
Scott and Tim learn about a powerful after school program that is changing the lives of Philadelphia's inner city youth. The Mighty Writers program teaches about 2500 students annually to become better writers. Learn more by visiting MightyWriters.org. This episode of The Bedley Bros is sponsored by ListenWise. Listenwise is an award-winning li ...…
 
When it comes to professional development, how can we determine what training is needed when we often don't know what we don't know. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @twofootgiraffe @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Adam Taylor has been a high school science teacher for 14 years in Tennessee. Nancy Blair is a middle sch ...…
 
John Hattie is the author of many popular education books including several on Visible Learning. He is a highly sought after speaker and researcher. Dr. Hattie shares how we educators can know which research to trust, what IS learning, and who are some good go-to researchers in the field of education. Learn more by following Visible Learning on ...…
 
2015 National Teacher of the Year, Shanna Peeples, shares how educators can impact students in poverty. She has some powerful stories and an excellent focus. Connect with Shanna on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShannaPeeples or visit her website http://http://www.shannapeeples.com. The Bedley Bros are sponsored by Rockin' the Standards, edurock m ...…
 
It's time for an update on one of our most popular issues. How can we improve faculty meetings? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @ShiftParadigm @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Mark Weston Ph.D. has worked at all levels of the educational system — classroom, school, congress, US Dept of education, technology companies ...…
 
Media has always been a double-edged sword. Magazines, TV, radio, and movies can have a positive and negative effect on students. What are the unique challenges of social media in education? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @theASIDEblog @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Patricia Russac is co-founder with Mercer Hall of ...…
 
Social media has changed over the last few years, raising questions about its continued value for professional development. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @jswiatek @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/\ Jerry Swiatek has been archiving the weekly #edchat discussions since its inception. He is a Computer Science teacher a ...…
 
In what might be our most thought-provoking episode of all time, Craig Barton, maths instructor from Northern England, talks about his transformation from a constructivist to a teacher who strongly believes in explicit instruction. Craig rejects the idea that students learn best when they discover truths on their own. He is well-read, articulat ...…
 
A lively discussion about education conferences and why some are more valued than others. Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @SenorG @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Noah Geisel is an educator, learner, blogger, tinkerer and adventurer with a passion for changing the world. He is the co-founder of the weekly Digital Badg ...…
 
Though open source resources have gain popularity, many are still anchored to the text book. How can we transition? Follow: @tomwhitby @blairteach @BradShreffler @bamradionetwork Ed Chat Archive: http://edchat.pbworks.com/ Brad Shreffler is an Instructional Technology Coach at a large high school in Central Florida, and before that he taught En ...…
 
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