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Amanda has been teaching English for twelve years and in those years one method of teaching reading and writing has stuck and continues to prove successful year after year...workshop. Reading and writing workshop started at the elementary level and recently has started making an impact in the upper grades. However, a lot of upper grade teachers wonder how they can make this method work in their classroom with so little time with their students...This podcast is your answer! This podcast will ...
 
We spin over 7 decades of music on a format that refuses to die. As a long time record collector I’ve enjoyed a lot of music and have amassed quite a vinyl collection over the years. As the vinyl craze or rebirth has taken hold it’s been great to pick up newer releases and quality reissues to share with my listeners. But collecting classic original releases and discovering new used record shops will always be my passion. “Like” us on Facebook and “follow” us on Instagram. You can also find o ...
 
This is One Luckygirliegirl — the podcast where I talk about random stuff with my awesome friends. I’m Christina Aldan. Growing up in poverty in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I remember lying down in the tall grass and staring up at the sky, trying to escape the trauma being inflicted on me and dreaming of moving out of my small town. I never would have believed that I'd be lucky enough to build a career as an international speaker, trainer, and brand consultant but that’s where I am toda ...
 
From the catwalk of the upper terminal, the newly tensioned tram cables look like tight ropes you could walk on all the way to the clock tower. The sun glistens off them, the new towers and the buildings at the base. The wind blows up there, even on the sunniest days, and the Tetons feel close enough to touch ? or at least fly to. Garaventa crews continue to work on the upper terminal, setting in place both the stairs up to the catwalk and the bucking bronco aluminum railings on the loading ...
 
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One this much delayed edition we celebrate the 80th birthday of John Lennon with Beatles cuts, covers, and other rarities. We also spin lots of new pieces of vinyl as we've got piles of new to us used records all over the studio that we haven't had the time to get too. Plus brand new music from Joe Jackson and Icon For Hire.…
 
TaDā Wellness is a new business based in Las Vegas helping people meet their wellness goals. Tamara and Dana are lifestyle mentors with over a decade of experience teaching and motivating others to be successful. Together, they utilize their degrees in science, education, and fitness, as well as yoga certifications to customize programs that suit t…
 
This is my longest podcast yet on "1 Luckygirliegirl." I have leaned hard on Dane Wilson for creative projects, for content creation, and for managing projects in business for YEARS. Not only is he a hiLARious comedian, he probably has one of the kindest hearts you will ever encounter. He's been leading a writer's group in LA for nearly 13 years. H…
 
I know Deborah Porter from community events around Las Vegas. She's a marketing professional who always has some exciting new company or project or event that she is promoting. I caught up with her on a call earlier this month and we chatted about her newest business: Noir Culinary Experience, which brings together black-owned restaurants and patro…
 
On this weeks show we spin tracks from the orange vinyl edition of the Avenue Q cast album along with other pride themed tracks. We also dig into a bunch of new albums we've been collecting over the last four months. Sorry about the long break or any technical issues with the recording it's been a bit since we've recorded any new shows.…
 
Hanae El Bayousfi is head of Engagement and Marketing at xHUB, a global IT company and she is also co-founder of DevoxxMA, the largest tech conference in the middle east and Africa region. I actually met Hanae's husband, Badr, FIRST while keynoting their tech conference. At the time of that first meeting, we were all enjoying a delicious lunch of f…
 
This summer I'm hosting the first ever English Teacher Summer Reading Series! This event is taking place June 4th-August 14th. We will delve into 8 very popular professional development books and you don't have to read a word. I'll do all the work for you:) Go to amandawritenow.com to sign up. In this episode I share a brief summary of each of the …
 
Martine Dowden is a UX designer born in Thionville, in the Northeast of France. Creative, grounded, and apparently handy around the house, I first became friends with Martine through the tech community while speaking at conferences. She's super talented (you should ask her about the time she replaced their downstairs toilet and remodeled the entire…
 
The end of the school year can be chaotic, so keeping students engaged and having fun is incredibly important. I have used the project detailed in this episode every year I’ve taught and it never fails to keep students loving their school work and writing until the very end. In this episode I discuss how simple this project is to get going and the …
 
How big is the stack of books you want to read this summer? If you are like most English teachers, the stack is sky high. This is exactly why I’m hosting The English Teacher Summer Reading Series!It’s a free event that is happening between June 4th-August 7th!Attendees of the event will:Go deep into 8 super popular professional development books wi…
 
I met Ceciley through a mutual friend about 3 or 4 years ago. Since she works in the casino industry, it's convenient for us to meet in Downtown Las Vegas after work for food, drinks, or other events. We always have a blast together. Her quick-witted and candid way of telling stories just cracks me up. These are the everyday moments with friends th…
 
Have you ever gone through a paradigm shift before? A paradigm is a set of patterns. Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, says paradigms are just beliefs. But, what if those patterns, beliefs or paradigms shift? What if the beliefs you've held for so long begin to change? In this episode I discuss 5 paradigm shifts I've had…
 
Are you often feeling overwhelmed with all you have to do? Maybe you feel scattered and aren’t sure what to focus your energy on. Mindfulness in your personal and professional life can most definitely help alleviate these anxieties. In this blog post I’ll share ten ways you can begin to bring more mindfulness into both your personal and professiona…
 
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc, and creator of agilelearner.com. He's trained tens of thousands of software developers worldwide. He's also among my most humble and generous friends. Plus, he's a pretty funny guy. I sat down to chat with my friend, Venkat, at the end of last year, about not-techno…
 
Have you ever felt you weren’t supporting a group of students with writing? Maybe these students had IEPs, maybe they didn’t, maybe they were the students who turned in writing that was all over the place, spelling mistakes, run-on sentences, no paragraphs...you know what I’m talking about. And you just didn’t know how to support these students or …
 
On this week's show we celebrate the cassette tape with an entire program of music played off this much maligned audio format. We hope to make mix tapes great again with a wide range of music from rock and pop to alternative and hair metal. (With some Stryper thrown in for good measure!!!) Yes this show is packed with extra wow & flutter!!! You'll …
 
https://amandawritenow.com/15-ways-to-engage-students-in-meaningful-discussions-in-person-and-online/There are so many discussion tech tools available to teachers these days! Parlay, Jamboard, Back Channel, Voxer and even Google Slides and Docs can be used to facilitate discussions among students virtually. But, what always gets me thinking is…thes…
 
Every human who wants to better themselves goes through this cycle...They set a goal or a resolution and may even accomplish the goal but eventually things seem to situate themselves back to the way they were before. This can be such a frustrating experience! It’s so frustrating in fact that I have read hundreds of books about goal setting, habit f…
 
"We need to be humans at the end of the day." ~Debbie O'brien Buy Denise Jacobs book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Banish-Your-Inner-Critic-Self-Doubt/dp/1633534715 I met Debbie O'brien in 2019 at the BuildStuff tech conference in Vilnius, Lithuania... then again in Kyiv, during BuildStuff Ukraine. She's got this optimism that is infectious. Pl…
 
I met Shawn Wildermuth and his wife, Reza when we attended AntarctiConf in January 2020. It was the first-ever Tech Mastermind Conference in Coastal Antarctic Waters. Shawn is a really sensitive and empathetic person. I enjoyed dinner conversations or singing karaoke with him and Reza on the cruise ship to Antarctica. Listen to this interview as we…
 
Our classrooms are microcosms of the society we live in.The sad reality (that many have a hard time admitting) is race matters in our society and it matters in our classrooms. A person’s race impacts so many aspects of their day to day experiences. When we ignore this fact or pretend to be colorblind, we are perpetuating the problems of stereotypin…
 
On this edition we spin music from the Genesis "Trespass" album released in 1970. We'll also celebrate the music of the year 1970 at least through the lens of The Vinyl Loft. You'll lots of prog and hard rock from YES, ELP, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Grand Funk, Black Sabbath and more. Plus music from Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Nilsson, The Gra…
 
On this edition we celebrate the vinyl reissue of the 2011 Within Temptation album The Unforgiving as well as premiere brand new music from Sweden's own Amaranthe on cyan colored vinyl. Plus music for your election day from Chicago, George Harrison, Nightwish, Icon For Hire, The Eurythmics, New Jersey's finest The Smithereens and much more. This ro…
 
https://amandawritenow.com/how-to-quit-grading-so-much/So, you want to know how to quit grading so much? Or maybe you just want your grading process to be more systematic and meaningful for students. Well, listening to this episode is the first step to making both of these things happen!My mission is to make teachers’ lives easier. I resigned from …
 
Jump in the old Delorean as we take you back to the 80s with an extended tribute to one of the biggest bands of the 1980s Huey Lewis and The News in honor of turning up a copy of their all but forgotten debut album on vinyl. Also because we can't escape the news we spin a mini tribute (for now) in honor of the passing of Eddie Van Halen. It's been …
 
We're back resuming our journey through the musical alphabet with music from John Fogerty, Foo Fighters, Foreigner and more!!! All classic artists off the original vinyl records that's the way we do it up in the old Vinyl Loft. Check out our two booths at Vermont Antique Mall up in Quechee, Vermont (Booth 507 - Dealer 680) and over at Union Street …
 
Students in our class need to feel that their unique voices, opinions, and experiences matter. In this article, you’ll get inspiration and ideas for distance learning community building activities for middle school and high school students.https://amandawritenow.com/distance-learning-community-building-activities-for-middle-and-high-school/…
 
https://amandawritenow.com/how-to-teach-reading-and-writing-workshop-from-a-distance/Many teachers are wondering, can I still teach reading and writing workshop from a distance? The quick answer is... absolutely!Whether you want to admit it or not, the current state of the world requires we simplify what we normally do. This is exactly why we shoul…
 
This week Amanda discusses where she has been and shares major life events that have occurred since the last podcast. This episode will dive into some heavier topics such as the unexpected loss of a friend, Black Lives Matter protests, and not being able to see students in the same capacity. Join Amanda in the conversation, how have recent events s…
 
We're back with another edition of The Vinyl Loft A to Z and we'll be bringing you a Mac attack. Yes it's a huge block of classic as well as vintage music from Fleetwood Mac with music from the Stevie and Lindsey era as well as music with Bob Welsh and even early Peter Green material. Plus music from Roberta Flack, Flesh For Lulu, The Flying Burrit…
 
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