The Cutting Ed Podcast
About This Show
If you’re a teacher or a student, we’ve developed a podcast just for you.
It’s an exciting and important time in education in North Dakota. The door is wide open for innovative ideas to better equip our children for the future.
What needs to done to prepare the next generation of students and teachers? And what does innovative education look like in action?
Our conversations will include Governor Doug Burgum. We’ll also hear from key decision makers and most importantly teachers and students from K-12 to Higher Ed.
North Dakota United is teaming up with Ted Dintersmith and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to explore education innovation across North Dakota and the nation.
Our hope is “The Cutting Ed” sparks conversations and ideas that contribute to helping teachers and students—no matter the size of the school or the ability level of the student—achieve greatly.
Let’s have the conversation together.
Most Recent Episode
EP 23 How Student Choice, Flexible Seating and Mindfulness Transformed a Teacher’s Classroom
2 days ago
In her four years as a grade school teacher in Bismarck, Olivia Becker says she has done a 180 in terms of her teaching philosophy.
Becker says she entered the profession with a traditional approach, but soon found herself overwhelmed by curriculum, teaching to standards and student behaviors. Becker says she came to understand that she wasn’t happy and that her students weren’t particularly enjoying their time, either. So she decided to reinvent her teaching style which now focuses on student choice, an open concept classroom with flexible seating and practicing yoga and mindfulness.
In this episode, you’ll learn how she says those changes have transformed students in terms of educational and behavioral outcomes.
Leaders of Their Own Learning by Ron Berger
Mindsets and Moves by Gravity Goldberg
Teaching with Intention by Debbie Miller
Who’s Doing the Work by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris
Growing Up Mindful – Christopher Willard
Podcast: Sounds True: Insights at the Edge – Goldie Hawn – Mindfulness episode
Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller
Feedback – Austin’s butterfly video – on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqh1MRWZjms
Podcasts: TED Radio Hour
Principal Center Radio
Kids Deserve It
Mindful Games Activity Cards