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Jabbedu Education Podcast
15 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Prioritize Your Life: Decompression Session
Decompression Session: with host, Jon Ruths.This episode covers the topics of:Being vulnerable with both colleagues and students - there's incredible liberation in showing up fully as yourself and not having to 'put on a brave face' every day.Paying Yourself First - find ways to fill your cup first, so you can pour into your students.Don't give yourself extra work. Find ways to REMOVE stuff from your plate.Our country needs teachers.We need good teachers. We need you.
51 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Using LEGO Bricks to Discover Why Math Works with Dr. Shirley Disseler
Anybody know the percentage of kids who play with LEGOs growing up? Well I certainly was one of them. Meeting students where they are in order to take them where you want them to go, and making the learning applicable to their every day are two of the foundations of best teaching practices. That's why using LEGOs to help students learn mathematical concepts is such a great place to start.In this conversation with Dr. Shirley Disseler, we chat about how she got into the world of mathematics educationWhy the Why is so important for learning mathHow LEGO bricks can be a great tool for learning new conceptsTune in!Check Out Dr. Disseler's Math Series and free math lesson of the month: brickmathseries.comExplore her website: brickedandmore.comEpisode Show Notes: jabbedu.com/show55
56 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Applying Sports Mindsets to the Classroom with Drs. Kevin and Anala Leichtman
If you have ever played organized sports, you know some of the skills you develop as an athlete... Determination, persistence, and cooperation to name a few.But what if you could take the strategies taught to develop a winning mindset in sports and apply them to education?That's exactly what Drs. Kevin and Anala Leichtman chat about on this episode. Between their research, coaching, and teaching, they have developed an education mindset training course that takes some of those concepts and strategies, and applies them to your teaching situation.Find out some of their favorite strategies on this episode.Tune in!
56 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Using Math to Create a Just and Peaceful World with Dr. Kim Yoak
Kim doesn't have high expectations... all she wants to do is solve world peace and uproot the entire education system... nothing too lofty. I say that in a sarcastic tone, but isn't this the kind of person we want out in front of us, leading the charge in our education system? In this episode Dr. Yoak and I chat about how she became a mathematics fanatic, how her guiding principle of "Empower every learner every day through mathematics to create a just and peaceful world where all people flourish" guides her professional development sessions, and how we can make math more meaningful for our students.Tune in!
42 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Everything I Wish I Learned In School About Personal Finance
Do you feel like you control your money, or does your money control you?Financial literacy has become as passion of mine, and while I'm nowhere near an expert, nor am I doing everything perfectly, I have had a lot of personal growth in this area. In this episode I just want to share what I've learned with you in hopes that maybe you can take some of this information and begin to get a better sense of what your financial picture is and what it might look like in the future. In this episode I chat about- the importance of simply having a plan (budget)- the secret power of compound interest- some investment vehicles you can explore.If you want to watch the video or get your own copy of my super simple compound interest calculator, check out the show notes at jabbedu.com/show52Tune in!
61 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
How to Use Empathy to Transform Your Teaching with Lisa Westman
How would you like to have a classroom where every student feels safe, is happy to come to school, understands and enjoys the assignments, has no anxiety over their studies, and is always on task?Okay, I’m starting to sound like a late night infomercial for teachers. All of that sounds too good to be true… but isn’t that what we’re striving for?In this episode, Lisa Westman breaks down her new book “Teaching With Empathy: How to Transform Your Practice by Understanding Your Learners”You’ll learnThe important distinction between sympathy and empathyThe three different types of empathy you can use to help your studentsWhy embracing empathy does NOT mean you are ‘going soft’This episode is loaded with nuggets.Tune in!
50 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Building Systems to Maximize Your Leadership Potential with Dr. Felicia Bolden
Are you a leader?The short answer is, yes. Leadership is influence, and everyone has influence, so therefore everyone has leadership. But the big question is how do we influence others in a way that is also in service to them?In this episode with Dr. Felicia Bolden we talk about how teachers can be leaders not just in their own classrooms, but in the larger school community as well. We chat about...The importance creating space for failureUsing a matrix to systematize building relationshipsCreating structures to build leadership in othersTune in!Join Our Facebook GroupView The Show Notes
60 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Tackling the Motivation Crisis with Mike Anderson
Any of these things ring a bell?Marble JarSticker ChartToken EconomyArguably one of the first major tasks for teachers, especially new teachers, is trying to figure out a classroom management strategy that works for you and your students. If you're like me you've probably tried some one if not all of these... and if your experience was anything like mine, it probably worked for a few weeks, a few months if you're lucky, but then at some point the students stopped "buying in."In this episode Mike Anderson and I chat about some of the major downfalls of these extrinsic motivators and why they could be doing more long-term damage than we realize. He walks us through the three main pillars of his new book "Tackling the Motivation Crisis" and how we can leverage the intrinsic motivators students are already coming to school with so we (and they) don't have to rely on external motivation strategies.Make sure you check out his book, available now through ASCD or Amazon, as well as his Live Binder Tune in!
46 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Meeting Your Students' Mental & Emotional Wellbeing with WellCheq with Jodi Miller
This past year has made it very clear how important mental and emotional wellbeing is. We're seeing more and more athletes and celebrities put an emphasis on their mental health, and it's about time we start doing the same for our students.In this episode, Jodi walks us throughHer personal stories of how meeting students mental and emotional needs can open up the pathway to a stronger relationship The science of stress - what's happening at the molecular and cellular level in our brainsWhy a tool like WellCheq is important for starting to systematize your response to student mental and emotional health so EVERY students feels seen.This is a great episode to start your school year off on the right foot.Tune in!
12 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Season 3 Opener
We're back! Season 3 of the Jabbedu Education Podcast launches now! Tune in to this season to be introduced to education's biggest leaders and hear some thought-provoking conversations, perspectives, strategies, concepts and more so you can be the catalyst of progress your students need.
3 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Summer 2021 Announcement
We'll be back with Season 3 starting on August 2nd!
44 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
The MUSIC Model of Motivation with Dr. Brett Jones
Figuring out how to motivate students is one of the hardest skills to develop. Which strategies do I use, how do I balance reward and punishment, how do I develop intrinsic motivation for learning? Luckily people like Dr. Brett Jones are doing the hard work for you. Over the last decade, Dr. Jones has researched and found the five pillars of motivating your students and has broken each one down for you in this episode.Tune in!
47 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
The Extended Reality Classroom with Dr. Karl Kosko
Remember the iPod shuffle? Does anyone still use one? Probably not. It’s amazing to think about which technology is here today and gone tomorrow. Well that’s what Virtual Reality headset technology is like today. In this episode I sit down with Karl Kosko from Kent State about some of the research he’s doing with VR headsets and 3D classroom videos. He explains that over the next 5-10 years you’re going to see huge improvements in VR interface which will allow teacher candidates to get some practice experiencing the classroom without ever leaving their dorm. It's by no means a replacement for in-person practice, but the possibilities are quite endless, and it’s exciting to think about where we will be in 10 years. Tune in.
46 minutes | May 31, 2021
The Neuroscience of Social Emotional Learning with Andrea Samadi
Hearing about how the intricacies of the brain, and finding out the “hard” evidence for human behavior might not sound incredibly appealing to most teachers, but it’s actually remarkably important for people in education to understand. Once you can identify underlying evidence for certain behaviors, you can begin to address the root of the cause, and not just the symptoms… i.e. instead of punitively reacting to student behavior, discover why the behavior exists and address that to prevent the behavior in the future.In this episode we discuss some of the underlying brain functions of student behavior, why cortisol levels are important to be aware of, and why some of the proof of the benefits of social emotional learning in your classroom.
58 minutes | May 24, 2021
Examining Whiteness and Anti-Racism in our Schools with Dr. Sam Tanner
Talking about how your skin color affects your life is not easy. In fact, it is really hard and uncomfortable, because we know that in a just society, skin color shouldn’t matter at all… so as a white male, it can be hard to accept that I’ve benefitted (and likely will continue to benefit) from my skin color in ways I likely will never notice.But if we don’t start having these conversations now, nothing will change, and we’ll rob future generations of the chance of a truly equitable society.So thankfully there are people like Samuel Jaye Tanner who are leading the way in discussions around whiteness, white privilege, and anti-racism. In this episode we discuss his experience as a white teacher in a predominantly black school, how it affected his second job as a white teacher in a predominantly white school, the lessons he has learned from improv, and how we can begin to think about how our race interacts with our everyday experiences.Tune in!
53 minutes | May 17, 2021
Awake the Brain Through Social Emotional Learning with Joseph Hamer
Do you want your students to be able to self-regulate their emotions? How about learn how to navigate conflict? These are just two of the many positives that can come from implementing Social Emotional Learning into your classroom.In this episode I chat with Joseph Hamer about his new book “Brain Awakes - Empowering Children through Breath, Balance, and Reflection.” We discuss the lessons he learned from his first year of teaching, how his own mindfulness journey led him to implement some of those strategies with his teaching, and how it all ties in with Social Emotional Learning.Tune in!
52 minutes | May 10, 2021
Successive Relearning and the Metacognition of Effort with Dr. John Dunlosky
It can be extremely frustrating to work and work and work and have very little to show for it. Next time you see a student getting frustrated, it might be for this very same reason. In this episode we discuss Successive Relearning, a strategy that can help solidify our memories (and our students too!) We discuss the metacognition of effort and how simply switching our students perspective and belief about effort can change everything!Tune in!
60 minutes | May 3, 2021
Teaching is Never Neutral: Discussing Ethics in Math with Drs. Courtney Koestler, Eva Thanheiser & Naomi Jessup
In my experience, mathematics is an extremely objective subject. You figure out a certain equation and the answer is either correct, or it’s not… so how on earth does that create any sort of ethical dilemma worth exploring?Well, luckily in this conversation with Courtney, Naomi, and Eva, we learn that the ethics are not in the problems themselves, but how they are framed. We discuss how multiple choice test might not be as good as you think, how bringing the real world to mathematical problems is a crucial part of getting students to buy into math, and why our choice to include or not include material does in fact mean that teaching can never be neutral.Tune in!
57 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Getting Students to Understand That They Matter with Dr. Gail Boldt
The feeling that you are important to someone else, that your being matters to another person, is one of the strongest emotions we can experience. It’s one of the things that makes us human. And if you’ve ever experienced the opposite, like you are unimportant or not wanted, you know that can be one of the most isolating of all human experiences. So it’s extremely important to make sure our students know and understand that their presence in our classroom matters.In this episode Dr. Gail Boldt speaks about the roots of Affect Theory, how her experience as a psychotherapist informs her teaching and research, and how we as teachers can begin to adjust our response to student questions and behaviors in a way that makes them feel like they matter.Tune in!
56 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Why Integrate Social Sciences and Sense of Place in STEM Learning? with Dr. Tara O'Neill
When it comes down to it, what solves problems?... the answer is people. People solve problems. Yes you typically need a good plan, a working strategy, knowledge, expertise, and resources, and all that, but at the heart of everything is people. That’s why Dr. Tara O’Neill is advocating to include Social Sciences and Sense of Place when discussing STEM Learning. She explains, “Your self is always part of the everything you’re doing, and to pretend as if it’s not is to overlook a bias that could be potentially dangerous to the practice.” Hear more of this important discussion on this episode.Tune in!
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