Sunday, August 31, 2008

Show 7 - Inclusion

This week, we were joined by Karen Janowski for our Conversation about Inclusion. We tackled such issues as how to run a great inclusion program and who belongs and who doesn't belong in an inclusion classroom. We also revisited the bullying topic and discussed modeling respectful discourse among adults.

Audio and chat log can be found here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Show 6 - Starting the School Year

This week the show focused on starting the school year. We discussed what folks do when planning for the year and what routines and procedures are important to establish with students. We also shared what we might do differently in the upcoming school year and any new projects or ideas we are thinking about.

Audio and chat log can be found here.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Show 5 - Dealing with Bullies

This show focused on bullying. Lisa Parisi and Ginger Lewman, filling in for Maria Knee, were joined by Nicole Hill and Robin Martin. Together they tackled such issues as a school's responsibility when it comes to bullying, the best thing for a parent to do, and how to deal with bullies and victims.

The conversation and chat can be found at

Monday, August 11, 2008

Show 4 - Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom

Maria Knee and Lisa Parisi conversed with Ben Hazzard, Lisa Thumann and Ginger Lewman about the use of interactive white boards in the classroom. They discussed the benefits of using IBW's in the classroom, using them without the environment be too teacher centered, the advantages of one brand over an other and best practice in using IBW's.

The audio and the chat log can be found here.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Show 3 - How do we change a school environment?

This week's show focused on how we can help create change in a classroom, school, and/or district. We discussed what kind of change we'd like to see and what holds us back. Alice Barr and Pamela Livingston joined us in the conversation.

We began our show this week with a moment of silence honoring our friend,
Lee Baber. She will be missed.

The podcast and chat can be found