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39 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Making classroom management easier with gamification
A well-run, fun classroom is pivotal to the way students learn. But for some educators, meaningful classroom management can be a challenge. Gamifiying a classroom is one strategy educators use to improve this. In Episode 230 of Class Dismissed, we chatted with Shawn Young, the Co-Founder, and CEO of Classcraft, a platform that helps educators motivate their students using the mechanics of games. Young says classroom management is core to a teacher's job, but ironically, there are few digital tools to support the cause. Consequently, Young and his colleagues created Classcraft to make the classroom experience more exciting for students. Young says that the classroom experience for many kids is meaningless. "It's just tasks they need to do, and that is work," says Young. So they created Classcraft to repackage students' engagement rules with the hope of developing intrinsic motivation. When gamifying with Classcraft, kids strive to gain points and improve their avatars. For instance, Young says they have a thing called "random events," and it's a way to kick start a class. An example would be that everyone has to speak like a pirate, or students have 20 seconds to build a paper airplane, and whoever goes the furthest gets a hundred points. To hear more of our interview with Young and find out if it's challenging to gamify your classroom, listen to Episode 230 of Class Dismissed. You can find each episode on your favorite podcast app or iTunes. Other Show Notes Red Shirt the Boys All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017 – 2022
28 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
Are we focused enough on building better citizens?
The state of civics education in the United States The push for impactful STEM education over the past decade has made a positive difference in preparing our youth. But have other areas suffered? Civics, for example? Our guest in today's bright idea segment is here to offer us some perspective on the state of civics education here in the United States. Holly Korby is a Journalist, Speaker, and Author of "Building Better Citizens," and when asked to grade the nation on the state of civics education, she gives us a C-. Citing Horace Mann's writings from the 1800s, Korby notes, "The entire American public education system was created just to deliver civics education." The goal was to have informed citizens that understood how our government worked. But Korby says we're not living up to that. She says that some states, such as Massachusetts and Illinois, are doing a great job with civics education, but overall it's a "patchwork system." However, it's not all doom and gloom, there are some things educators can do to better inform students about civics, and that's what we talked to Korby about in Episode 229 of Class Dismissed. Listen to the Class Dismissed Podcast on your favorite podcast app or iTunes to hear Korby's thoughts. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017 – 2022
38 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
How to talk to students about 9/11
Not long after the start of each school year, an important topic comes up, September 11th. For some teachers, it can be challenging to figure out how to discuss such a tragic day in American history with students. In Episode 228, we invited Jan Helson to give us some guidance. Helson is the Co-founder and Board Chair of Global Game Changers, a 501(c)3 organization that provides social-emotional learning, character, and leadership development programs. Furthermore, Global Game Changers offers educators a specific curriculum for teaching about 9/11. In this episode, Helson discusses... Teaching 9/11 to children in an age-appropriate fashion is critical. Whether or not it’s OK to interject your memories of that day. How to direct focus on the real-life heroes who emerged. Listen to Episode 228 of the Class Dismissed Podcast to hear our discussion with Helson. You can find the latest episode of the Class Dismissed Podcast on your favorite podcast app or iTunes. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017 – 2022
37 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
Students want to be financial literate; here's how educators can help
In early 2022 NEFE and AmeriSpeak surveyed U.S. adults on high school financial education graduation requirements. 88% surveyed said their state should require a semester- or year-long financial education course for graduation. Remarkably, only 14 states require personal finance education before graduation. Our guest on Episode 227, Jessica Pelletier, is the Executive Director of FitMoney. FitMoney is a philanthropic nonprofit that provides free financial literacy programs to help K-12 students. Pelletier says that time is the biggest challenge for working in a financial literacy curriculum. She says many other great things to teach, and educators don't have extra hours in the day. Another hurdle is that some educators don't feel comfortable teaching personal finance. That's why FitMoney has developed what they describe as a free, unbiased financial literacy curriculum. Pelletier says they make a note of "unbiased" because FitMoney doesn't allow financial institutions' logos, credit card applications, or data selling within their program "I think it's really important, especially if you're talking to young very impressionable audiences." Pelletier also says that their curriculum is developed by educators, for educators. To hear our full interview and learn more about how you can introduce FitMoney in your classroom, listen to Episode 227 of the Class Dismissed Podcast. You can find the latest episode of the Class Dismissed Podcast on your favorite podcast app or iTunes. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017 – 2022
28 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Can Blended Learning give you a better work life balance?
Does blended learning make teaching easier or harder? Catlin Tucker has been a thought leader in the world of blended learning. But many educators' Tucker would interact with perceived blended learning as more work for teachers. "I couldn't understand why that was," says Tucker. So, as Tucker started visiting classrooms, she realized teachers were still doing the lion's share of the work in the classrooms even when they were trying a blended classroom. Tucker noticed that workflows were staying traditional, placing a heavy burden on the teachers. For example, she says the teachers would set the assignment 150 kids complete it teacher collects those assignments teacher processes the work teacher inputs the data in the grade book the teacher passes the lessons back to the students. Tucker says she also observed a lot of teachers talking and students listening. But she feels there should be much more balance between the two. Blended Learning Requires a Mind-Shift Tucker goes about blended learning from a different angle. She says it requires a mind-shift around how teachers view their role and their students' role in education. "What responsibilities do we each own, and which responsibilities do we each share?" Tucker says teachers should feel more like they are partnering with students. She suggests using models in dynamic ways to try and create time and space in the classroom. Hopefully, this will allow teachers to move some of that work they traditionally would take home back into the school. "I wasn't in the front of the room. I was sitting side by side with them, giving feedback as they worked." Tucker also suggests frequent conferencing with students about their goals and pulling them into a side-by-side assessment conversation where the teacher grades the work as the student sits next to them. Tucker highlights the topics in her new book "Balance With Blended Learning." In it, she talks about the value of forming a partnership with kids and goes in-depth on metacognitive skill-building and real-time feedback. Tools that allow teachers to have more balance inside and outside the classroom. "I THINK IF WE DON'T START TO REALLY SHINE SOME LIGHT ON HOW WE CAN APPROACH THIS JOB IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO LOSE EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE FROM THIS PROFESSION," More of a coach, less of a fountain of knowledge Catlin Tucker Tucker says that if teachers are moving into a blended space, hopefully, they're starting to look at their role as more of a coach and less of a purveyor of information. She suggests letting go of the traditional roles and not leading the class by talking and transferring information. Instead, Tucker says teachers need to use that time to give feedback and work with students one-on-one. It's all about balance. Tucker is concerned about the number of great teachers that quit because of the toll teaching can take on a person. "I think if we don't start to really shine some light on how we can approach this job in a sustainable way, we are going to continue to lose exceptional people from this profession," says Tucker. Her goal is to help educators find ways to use technology in moderation. "How do we leverage technology to shift students to the center of learning?" For Tucker, the goal is to have students ask questions and investigate topics. She believes that the more we can shift students to the center of learning, the less pressure there will be on the teacher at the center of learning. To learn more about Blended Learning with Catlin Tucker, listen to Episode 226 of the Class Dismissed Podcast. You can find the latest episode of the Class Dismissed Podcast on your favorite podcast app or iTunes.
27 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Homework overload is crushing our teens; Here's what you can do.
Many students feel overwhelmed with homework, and it's taking a toll on their mental health. It’s the million billion dollar question. How did we get to a point where some teens are so hyper-competitive that giving them a “B” on a paper or quiz is like giving them an “F”? Why do some teens now overload themselves with advanced placement courses and extracurriculars, just to stay up past midnight cramming in homework? Dr. Cathy Vatterott is an education professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and she’s been researching and writing about homework for more than 20 years. She believes much of our teens’ excessive workloads and goals of “perfectionism” is caused by a desire to get into Ivy League Universities. “We as a culture, especially in highly- affluent communities, have bought into an idea that if you don’t get into one of these ten colleges, you’re going to be a failure, says Vatterott. “They’ve made this an incredibly high-stakes game for kids.” What should teens be doing? Vatterott, who published “The Teens are not Alright,” says teens should be – Experience learning as joyful and exciting. – Read for pleasure. – Play a game where winning doesn’t matter. – Figure out who they are and what they value. – Fall in love, not with a person, but with a passion. – Discover not what the world can do for them, but what they can do for the world. – Reflect, wonder, and dream. What can schools do to help? Vatterott helps coach educators on what they can do to help teens strike a balance, and she says changing up homework assignments can have a considerable impact. While she is not a proponent of eliminating homework entirely, she does believe schools should reduce homework and make sure that what’s going home is meaningful. “We don’t prepare kids to do five hours of homework in college by giving them five hours of homework in high school. The way we prepare kids is to teach them the skills that we need to actually be able to handle the work,” says Vatterott. “It’s not about time. Time is not the metric.” She also suggests that schools should coordinate the workload across classes and switch to a modified block schedule with fewer but longer classes each day. Listen to Episode 225 of the Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app to hear our full interview with Cathy Vatterott. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017 – 2022
33 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
A high energy, engaging plan for your first day back at school
Starting on the right foot On the first day or two of school, it can be tempting to want to lay the ground rules. You know, set the expectations about workload, go over the rules, and fill out the required forms. But Rick Wormeli wants to challenge educators to think differently. Wormeli, one of the first Nationally Board Certified Teachers in America, says that students want to know that you’re going to transcend their current condition and help them aspire to something more than they are. “And when all they [students] get is more rules and regulations, they realize one more year where there’s nothing here for me.” Wormeli recommends laying a foundation of meaningful relationships with students by mixing activities that allow you to get to know and understand where the students are coming from. Wormeli recently listed ways this can be accomplished in a recent article he penned for AMLE, and he elaborates on those ideas in Episode 224 of the Class Dismissed podcast. Wormeli’s beginning of the year ideas “The Best Way for You to Learn” Cards Using index cards, teachers can ask students to describe how they best learn that particular subject. “Kids are candid,” says Wormeli. “They will say things like, look, if it’s really important, write it on the board.” Or he says some students may ask you not to assign online assignments because their sibling always hogs the computer. “I’ve got a stack that I rubber band, and I look through that as I try to decide what I’m going to do next,” Wormeli says kids will say some really cool things and give him lots of examples. Letters to the Teacher from Students as their Parents When students write under a pseudonym, they feel freer to speak their mind, says Wormeli. “When I get what they say about themselves, and then I get what they think their parents would say about themselves, I’m getting a really fleshed version of the child,” says Wormeli. “When someone is fully dimensionalized, you really care a heck of a lot more. Six-Word Memoirs “I love six-word memoirs!” says Wormeli. They really make kids come out of their shells and say profound things. The brilliance of six-word memoirs is the brevity; teachers can use six-word memoirs as their students examine the content. “It really reveals a lot more about what the student is thinking.” Wormeli says he often has students continue to send six-word memoirs after class about sports or pop culture. To hear more from Rick Wormeli, listen to Episode 224 of the Class Dismissed Podcast on your favorite podcast app or iTunes. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022
36 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
Secrets to Communicating Effectively with Kids
Do we often pay attention to the conversations we're having with children? Or is it just automatic? Rebecca Rolland, a speech pathologist, affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston, has put together a guide to achieving what she calls "rich talk." It is a deeper conversation that can transform your relationships with children. The science of conversation has been around for centuries, but in the 21st century, it's more important than ever. A great chat can boost your students' learning and well-being years later. Courtesy RebeccaRolland.com Rolland's new book, "The Art of Talking with Children," is an evidence-based guide that will show you how to communicate with kids to feel understood while growing into happy adults who can connect better at home or school. In Episode 223 of Class Dismissed, Rolland shares some of her strategies for engaging in rich talk. She offers ideas to promote children's empathy, curiosity, and ability to embrace challenges. And she provides us with ideas to feel more effective and confident as a teacher. To hear our full interview with Rolland, listen to Episode 223 of Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022.
46 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Could a learner-led conference be more effective than a traditional parent-teacher conference?
How to start with learner-led conferences For many educators, the idea of letting a student lead a parent-teacher conference is unsettling. However, if done correctly, a learner-led conference opens an opportunity for self-evaluation, which can lead to figuring out the next steps in learning. Our guest in Episode 222 has spent years practicing learner-led conferences. Paul Emerich France is a National Board-certified teacher, consultant, and author of Reclaiming Personalized Learning: A Pedagogy for Restoring Equity and Humanity in Our Classrooms. He believes that a learner-led dialog provides teachers with a tool for enabling learner-driven personalization, making students partners in reflecting on their learning. But pump the breaks for a minute. We're not suggesting you dive in head first and start allowing your students to run the parent-teacher conference tomorrow. There's a process, and Paul explains that in our latest episode and his recent Edutopia post. "So, just like anything else in our classrooms, we need to be prepared to support all types of learners in a learner-led conference," he says. Paul's first recommendation is to start a portfolio process from day one. He says that for students to be able to drive their learning, they must have specific artifacts they can refer to while describing their knowledge. To hear all of Paul's learner-Led conference tips, listen to Episode 222 of Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022.
36 minutes | May 31, 2022
Tips for sorting through EdTech in 2022
The number of emerging companies in the EdTech space can be overwhelming for school districts. The fast growth of new K-12 software companies is due, in part, to COVID 19 and a subsequent surge in ESSER funds. Our guest in Episode 221 is an expert in parsing through the EdTech space. Doug Roberts is the Founder and CEO of the Institute for Education Innovation. The institute acts as a liaison between EdTech companies and Superintendents to help create the best products for school districts. In this episode, Roberts dives into the technological changes we experienced in K-12 education during the pandemic. But, according to Roberts, the impact COVID-19 made on the EdTech sector was not necessarily negative. "You're seeing a complete shift in the thinking about what is possible,” says Roberts. In addition, Roberts notes that we're starting to see a massive influx of telehealth which can bring services to kids that may not otherwise have access. To hear Robert's advice to superintendents on selecting the best EdTech vendors, listen to Episode 221 of Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022.
38 minutes | May 11, 2022
Bridging the gap in student access to mental health care
It's no secret that mental health care can be expensive and difficult to access, especially for young people. This can be a huge problem for students, who often face significant stressors. Bridging the gap in student access to mental health care can alleviate some of these stressors. Dr. Travis Gayles, a recent recipient of the AMA Award for Outstanding Service for his leadership during the pandemic, is an expert on child health access, especially as it relates to what kids have been up against for the past two years. In Episode 220 of Class Dismissed, Gayles tells about the stressors students face and how school districts are coming up with innovative new ways to get students access to school-based telehealthcare. Hazel Health, the company Gayles works with, partners with schools to provide physical health, check-ups, and mental and behavioral health evaluations. They give students access to a network of doctors for speedy diagnoses and care plans, including urgent care, particularly in underserved communities with large populations of Medicaid-insured students. To learn more about ways to bridge the gap in student access to health care. Listen to Episode 220 of Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022.
37 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Replacing detention hall with a mindfulness room
Tools for facing adversity When teachers at Robert W. Coleman Elementary in Baltimore are struggling with a student’s behavior, the educators have an alternative to detention. Instead, they can refer the student to meditation. The Holistic Life Foundation keeps three staff members in a “mindful moment room” ready to help a frustrated student with a 15-minute active listening, breathing exercises, or meditation session. Andres Gonzalez is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Holistic Life Foundation. He says that in the elementary schools they work with, the teachers must refer the students, but in the high schools, the students can self-refer. Over time, their program becomes part of the school's culture, says Gonzalez. “The kids kind of know what they’re getting into, and they want to be there.” The Holistic Life Foundation believes that students are sometimes going through something that’s making their behavior a little off. It may be trouble at home or something internal, but either way, the students are screaming for attention, and they’re screaming for help. “Instead of you punishing a kid for something, you probably don’t even know what he’s going through,” says Gonzalez. “Why don’t we let the kid talk and give him tools that he can use in the future when he’s faced with adversity, stress, or trauma.” Listen to Episode 219 of the Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes to hear our full interview about replacing detention with meditation. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022.
29 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
How to lead with grace
In Episode 218 of the Class Dismissed Podcast, we caught up with Minnesota principal and author Jessica Cabeen. Cabeen, who is the author of “Lead with Grace: Leaning into the Soft Skills of Leadership,” shared tips on handling professional confrontations. Cabeen says one of the biggest mistakes school leaders can make is to “lead with their title.” Not sure if that’s you? Cabeen says that you may be leading with your title if you’re in your office more than you’re in the halls. Or if you’re multi-tasking when someone is having a conversation with you. Cabeen's tips on having those challenging conversations include Don’t worry about being hated Keep it professional, and don’t take things personally Focus on what you can control Empathize To hear our full discussion with Cabeen, you can listen to Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022.
34 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Could Congress be considering 100% home financing for teachers?
The HELPER Act In Episode 217 of Class Dismissed, we talk with Sam Royer, the architect of the HELPER Act, a bipartisan bill with broad support in the U.S. House, with a companion bill recently introduced on the other end of Capitol Hill by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) & Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA). The legislation would eliminate a down payment requirement and provide 100% up-front financing for teachers, police officers, firefighters, EMTs & other frontline heroes while also eliminating a monthly mortgage insurance premium (MIP) requirement typically required under other FHA programs. “Teachers have been on the frontlines of the pandemic in Covid-filled classrooms, get minuscule raises, and can’t save enough to afford today’s soaring home prices and all-cash bidding wars,” says Sam Royer, founder of Heroes First Home Loans. “We need a new law that provides these heroes with the same benefits I and countless others have received under the G.I. bill. If everyday teachers can no longer afford to buy a home it’s very possible we could see an outflow of talent from the profession” The HELPER Act, which is short for Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder Act is a grassroots effort and will likely stand a better chance of passage if constituents contact their representatives and senators. To learn more about the HELPER ACT, listen to Episode 217 of Class Dismissed. You can find episodes of the Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app. Other Show Notes How to Talk with Kids About War All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022
36 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
Teachers, there is an educational podcast for your young students
For the past few years, the world has consumed podcasts at blistering speeds. Consequently, a lot of listeners can choose from a variety of content. It's estimated that more than 2 million podcast shows are available. However, most of those shows target adults and teens. Very few podcast creators have taken the time to make shows aimed at 6-10-year-olds. When Jerry Kolber contemplated making educational podcasts for young kids, he didn't see many existing options. "It's a very challenging age group to sell advertising against, for logistically and ethical reason," says Kolber. Kolber is the voice behind the new hit children's educational podcast "Who Smarted?" You may not recognize the name, but you might recognize some of Kolber's other work. The company he co-founded, Atomic Entertainment, launched hit shows like Brain Games (Disney +) and Brainchild (Netflix). When the COVID pandemic hit in 2020, there was a period where they couldn't film shows, so he and his team at Atomic started looking into producing a podcast. "Before we started "Who Smarted?," we found lots of research that shows that children are able to comprehend at a grade level as much as two to three grades higher with audio than with text," say Kolber. "Because your conversation skills develop a little faster than your reading skills at that age." Who Smarted is a creatively produced show that includes many sound effects and actors with fun voices. But the variety of topics are what will keep kids, parents, and their teachers coming back for more. For example, How does your microwave oven heat up your Hot Pockets? Why do caterpillars turn into butterflies? Do animals cry? The "Who Smarted?" list of shows is extensive because a team of really bright writers turns out a ton of high-level content. It's about three shows a week, which is a lot in the world of podcasting. To hear our full interview with Kolber and learn how it can be utilized as a tool in your classroom, listen to the latest episode of Class Dismissed. You can find episodes of the Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022
42 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
How to make suggestions to your school leaders
Managing Up In this week's Episode of Class Dismissed, we focused on some tips about managing up. The term "managing up" refers to an employee taking steps to improve their boss's efficiency and efficacy. For some, steering their supervisor in any direction may bring anxiety, but there is a way to do it without coming across as pushy. We go over a few pointers to keep managing up from becoming a sticky situation. Professional Development Reimagined Our guest in today's bright idea segment is an education thought leader who has spoken worldwide on the importance of social-emotional learning and the power of music education. Nadine Levitt is also the Founder and CEO of Wurrly EDU and the PD Reimagined initiative. PD Reimagined is born out of Nadine Levitt's blog series Mind Your Business Ed!, in which she sat down with some of the best minds in business, sports, and entertainment. There, she realized that the drivers of success in each sector are entirely transferable to education. Now, with PD Reimagined, she wants to invite those same thought leaders into the world of education to interrupt this momentum through inspiration, celebration, and support for our teachers! Other Show Notes Teachers Are Obsessed With Wordle, Too. See How They’re Using It at School
41 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
How mindfulness and exercise can help you survive educator burnout
Combatting Burnout Let's face it. Being an educator can be an incredibly daunting task. There's constantly a demand to "do more" with fewer resources, and COVID has only compounded the stressful work environment in the classroom. In this episode of Class Dismissed, a former teacher turned burnout coach, Gabby Lubin, discusses mindfulness and exercise techniques that may help prevent or at least mitigate educator burnout. Lubin believes it's helpful to have mindfulness and exercise sessions with fellow educators. That's why she's spent the last few years building an online community of educators that use her techniques to work through the tough times. Gabby Lubin, CEO & Founder of Spark by Gabby (Courtesy of Spark by Gabby) "You don't have to go about it alone. "You're with your peers. You're taking classes from other educators," says Lubin. "And they're helping support and figure out how to apply this work to your daily life." For example, one mindfulness instructor at SparkByGabby.com lightly calls about something she may have experienced in the class recently. So those involved in the session can apply those mindfulness techniques in their lives as a teacher. To hear our entire conversation with Gabby, listen to Episode 214 of the Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app to learn more about Decision Education. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022
35 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Why it's crucial to teach students about the psychology of decision making
It’s about teaching life lessons that prepare our children for the future. We all make thousands of decisions a day. So shouldn’t we begin teaching the psychology of decision-making to our students? Our guest on Episode 213 of Class Dismissed is a former high school English teacher and the Senior Educational Content Designer for the Alliance for Decision Education. Jillian Hardgrove says that the Alliance for Decision Education is focused on helping students develop skillful processes that are involved in making a decision. There are a few different decision-making processes for students to learn. In the moment decisions - For example, if somebody cuts you off in traffic, how might you react to that? Habits - Exercise, eating healthy, regular mindful practices Deliberative decision making - going to college, buying a car, selecting a company to work for. “We have the attitude that it’s better to learn these things when you’re young, and you have the opportunities to practice them, rather than to wait for something negative to happen,” says Hardgrove. Other Alliance for Decision Education Tools Hardgrove and her colleagues at the Alliance for Decision Education offer a few different programs and resources to educators. HabitWise When students dream about their careers and life goals, they must understand how habits can turn their dreams into reality or get in the way. HabitWise helps middle and high school students achieve their goals by teaching them how to create and track beneficial habits and crush problematic patterns. Mindful Choices Mindful Choices is a Social and Emotional Learning program that helps students manage stress and anxiety, increase self-control, and sustain attention. Listen to Episode 213 of the Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app to learn more about Decision Education. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022
43 minutes | Jan 8, 2022
Predictions: What's in store for K-12 schools in 2022?
Predictions for 2022 In Episode 212 of Class Dismissed, we chat about what education may look like in 2022? Could we see a mass exodus of teachers fed up with educating through a pandemic? How might two years of learning in a pandemic impact test scores? Will Universal Pre-K ever become a reality? We examine Larry Ferlazzo's latest list of predictions, and Kristina weighs in with her perspective. Making employment central to educational offerings Also, in this episode, we often think of higher education as the place that preps us for our future careers. But is this the focus of colleges and universities? Are students finding work related to their degree right after graduation? Our guest has some ideas on how colleges can better prep students for the workforce. You can listen to the latest Episode of Class Dismissed on your favorite podcasting app or iTunes. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022
27 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
2021 Class Dismissed "Classy Awards"
In Episode 211 of Class Dismissed, we have our 5th Annual "Classy Awards." This annual tradition allows us to reflect on a few of our incredible show guests during 2021. This year's categories include... Most Downloaded Episode Most Clicked on Article on our Website Most Useful Episode for Teacher Most Useful Episode for School Leaders Most Thought Provoking Guest Best Ed Tech Pitch To hear the winners, listen to Episode 211 of the Class Dismissed Podcast on your favorite podcast app or iTunes. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2022.
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