Sunday, October 26, 2008

Show 14 - Passions

Passions were discussed this week. Maria Knee and Lisa Parisi discussed passions other than teaching with Alice Mercer, Scott Shelhart, and Pat Hensley. Since our passion is talking, we didn't always stay on topic but the conversation was rockin'.

Chat archive and audio here.

Next week, we will wave our magic wand and transform our classrooms and our schools. What changes would you make if money, blocking, administration, and parents were not obstacles?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Show 13 - Homework

Homework was the topic of Conversation this week. Maria and Lisa were joined by Linda Nitsche and Lee Kolbert and lots of folks in the chatroom. Many opinions were expressed about the purpose and reasons for giving homework. We looked at this topic from a teacher's and as well as a parent's point of view. The chat room was rockin' so don't forget to check out the chat log from today's show.
Audio and Chat

Next week our conversation comes from a plurk by Sheryl Nussbaum Beach during the summer. What are your passions? If we didn't talk school all the time- what would you talk about? What interests you?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Show 12 - Grading and Assessment

This week, our Conversation was about grading and assessment. Maria and Lisa were joined by Sheila Adams for this rousing discussion. The chat room was lively so be sure to check out the archive.

Chat and archive are here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Show 11 - Parents in the Classroom

This week our Conversation topic was parents and their role in the school. Lisa and Maria were joined by Lorna Costantini, co-host of the Parents as Partners webcast. The conversation was informative as well as thought provoking. There was a lively chat in our chat room that shouldn't be missed.

Audio and chat log can be found here.