Saturday, October 13, 2012

Episode 121 - Welcome Back to School

This week marked our first day back after our summer hiatus.  We spent the time talking about the learning we did over the summer and how the start of the school year has been going.  We got into a brief discussion about how important we are to the atmosphere of the classroom.  We will return to this topic at a later date.

You can listen to the audio here.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Episode 120 - The Flipped Classroom

This week we talked about the idea of flipping the classroom.  After having read an article about it in the May ISTE Leading and Learning magazine, we decided to tackle the topic ourselves.  Luckily, Jon Bergmann, originator of the flipped classroom, was able to join us.  

The audio archive is here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Episode 118 - Test Prep and Keeping Things Exciting

This week, we discussed the difficulties with preparing students for the major state tests without making the whole classroom be about test prep.  With Race to the Top, it's not easy.

Chat and archive can be found here.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Episode 116 - Teaching Tolerance

This week, we discussed the idea of teaching tolerance, respect, and acceptance in school.  How do we do this in our classrooms and how do we help parents understand what we are doing?  We were joined by Amanda Marrinan.

You can hear the show and read the chat at EdTechTalk.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Episode 115 - What keeps us motivated?

For our first show of 2012, we decided to discuss our goals for the New Year.  This led to a conversation about what keeps us motivated in our classrooms?

Chat and Audio can be found here.