Be Education Podcast
By Christina Corser & Nick DiNardo: K-12 Teacher and Blended Learning Strategist
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The Be Education Podcast is your one-stop-shop for all things related to K-12 classroom teaching. Practical tips to learn how to implement blended learning techniques, driving classroom culture, differentiation, how to approach rigor and mastery, and much more. Whether you are a new teacher or a veteran educator, the Be Education Podcast will have actionable tips to help you drive student learning.
||CleanBEP030 – How Do I Make My Rubrics More Valuable?||In this episode, we talk about teacher rubrics. How do you think beyond the traditional rubric? 01:35 The single-point rubric and how simplification and clarity could be the key to getting teachers much more excited about rubrics and making sure it’s||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP029 – How Do I Incorporate Parent and Community Engagement Into My Classroom?||In this episode, we talk about incorporating parent and community engagement in the classroom. How do you engage parents in a holistic way? And how do you also engage the broader community to share their experiences on certain topics that you have?||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP028 – How to Be an Innovator in a Traditional System||In this episode, we talk about how to be an innovator in a traditional system. How can you innovate as a teacher or as an administrator, and what are the systems that hold you back from doing what you want to do?||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP027 – Coaching vs. Teaching||In this episode, we talk about athletics, and teaching versus coaching. What coaches do from a mentorship and teaching perspective, and what traditional teaching offers our students. 01:30 Christina’s experience as a swim coach; comparing coaching and||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP026 – Tales From the Field with Portsmouth (RI) Middle School Math Teacher Ray Steinmetz||In this episode, our guest, Ray Steinmetz, a math teacher at Portsmouth Middle School in Rhode Island, talks about his classroom experience from being a traditional math teacher to transitioning to blended learning.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP025 – What is the Value of Homework?||In this episode, we talk about homework: why is it important, how do we make sure that students see the value in it, and how do we administer it the right way. Vera De Jesus and Mike Klein from the Highlander Institute join Nick and Christina in this d.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP024 – How Do We Rethink Honors Education||In this episode, we define what honors courses are and discuss how we can think about what’s going to be best for students’ success. 01:45 Desire for honors 01:55 How the way it’s played out is counterproductive and works against equity 02:22 Whil||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP023 – What is Adaptive Learning, and Does It Make Me Obsolete?||In this episode, we talk about adaptive learning: how to use adaptive software to personalize learning for your kids. 01:24 How do we continue to drive personalized experiences for our students? Something that teachers are always thinking about, but,||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP022 – How To Design Projects For An Authentic Audience||In this episode, we talk about how to design projects for an authentic audience, as an extension of the topic of project-based learning. 01:02 Why this topic? 01:51 Working through designing different projects with different teachers 02:33 Who would th.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP021 – Rethinking Student Government||In this episode, we talking about rethinking student government within the confines of traditional structures. Blended and Personalized Learning Conference 01:55 What is the best way to provide students agency,||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP020 – How Does Small Group Instruction Drive Student Success?||In this episode, we talk about small group instruction and differentiation. 01:11 How do you provide a consistent experience? Are there structures that you can put in place to do that on a day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month basis?||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP019 – How Do I Approach Student Feedback?||In this episode, we talk about receiving and giving good, constructive student feedback. 01:16 What’s the problem that you usually see in the classroom with student feedback? 01:56 The problem is: What are the lines of communication between teacher an||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP018 – How Can Core Values Drive Success In My Classroom?||In this episode, we talk about developing your own classroom set and personal set of core values to drive success in the classroom. 02:15 How do you move beyond, in both the teaching realm and personal realm and other professional realms,||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP017 – How Do I Integrate Technology Into My Classroom?||In this episode, we talk about how technology can be effective in the classroom. Technology is obviously important to my kids, but I’m not tech savvy. How do I implement it in the classroom? 02:05 3 things working together to support personalized le||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP016 – How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset in Students||In this episode, we talk about long-term development for students to develop their own mindset shift. Specifically, about growth and fixed mindsets in students. 01:36 Why it’s important to talk about mindset especially in early education 02:17 What ca||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP015 – How Do I Motivate My Students?||In this episode, we talk about student motivation. How do we engage passive learners? 01:31 How would you define this issue in your experience, and what have you seen? 02:33 Those kids, they are passively opting out, they’re not learning.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP014 – What is Culturally Responsive Teaching?||Malika Ali, Educational Strategy Specialist at the Highlander Institute, joins us to talk about Culturally Responsive Teaching. 00:47 Malika’s background 01:56 Definition of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) 04:24 On personalizing learning and equi||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP013 – What is Project Based Learning?||Mike Miele, Educational Strategies Specialist at the Highlander Institute, joins us to talk about project-based learning. 00:50 Introducing Mike Miele 00:57 Students learn best through hands-on experiences.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP012 – How to Approach Rigor in Blended Learning||In this episode, we talk about rigor in the context of blended learning. How do we put high-quality work and tasks in front of our students that have them engaged academically, intellectually and personally?||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP011 – Classroom Culture vs. Behavior Management||Mike Klein, Professional Learning Coordinator at Highlander Institute, joins Nick and Christina to talk about classroom culture versus behavior management. 01:25 Defining classroom culture and behavior management 03:38 Classroom culture is not somethin.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP010 – What Is A Student Led Conference?||In this episode, we talk about the importance of student-led conferences. 01:20 Student-led conferences 03:08 Compared to an employee performance review 04:29 Is there research on what age this should start to happen?||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP009 – How Do I Set A Culture of Goal Setting for My Students?||In this episode, we talk about student goal setting. 01:25 What is student goal setting? 02:39 Student goal setting in the classroom 04:47 Learning about leadership skills, ownership of your own self and your learning path Breaking down the steps to ac.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP008 – What is Student Agency?||In this episode, we talk about student agency. It’s all about student choice and student voice in the classroom. 01:24 What is student agency? 02:01 It’s all about student choice and student voice in the classroom.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP007- How Do I Approach Student Collaboration?||In this episode, we talk about student collaboration. How do you create an environment where students can learn from each other? 01:18 What is Collaboration? Why is it beneficial? 01:55 Setting the stage for collaboration Groundwork / foundation The t||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP006 – Blended Learning: What Is A Flipped Classroom?||In this episode, we talk about the flipped classroom model of blended learning. 01:12 Flipped Classroom – what it is and what it looks like for students and teachers 02:17 Some pitfalls of the Flipped Classroom model 02:40 What are some of the creativ||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP005 – Blended Learning: What is the Flex Model?||In this episode, we talk about the flex model of blended learning. 00:49 Blended Learning models 01:23 Definition of Flex Learning model in terms of station rotation 02:11 Difference between flex model and station rotation 03:11 Similarity to tradition.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP004 – Blended Learning: What is Station Rotation?||In this episode, we talk about blended learning and the station rotation model. 01:05 Station Rotation model – what it is, why it’s important and what it looks like in the classroom 02:15 Is it typically 3 stations as the benchmark that you’re loo||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP003 – How Do I Set Up My Classroom?||In this episode, we talk about classroom set-up. How do you create an authentic classroom environment for you and your students? 00:59 Why do we still build a classroom environment the same way we’ve always built a classroom environment?||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP002 – What is Blended Learning?||How do we personalize learning for our diverse group of students? If personalization is the challenge, then blended learning is the tool, one of the solutions to get there. 00:48 The Be Education podcast as an offshoot of some of the work that we’ve d||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBEP001 – Intro to Be Education Podcast||Welcome to the Be Education Podcast, brought to you by the Highlander Institute! This first episode gives you an overview of what to expect from this podcast in terms of content, the frequency of episodes, and why we do what we do.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great tactical advice for teachers
Christina does a masterful job distilling her experience as a teacher and blended learning strategist into tools that teachers can take action on immediately. Honored to be working with her. Highly recommend checking it out!
Great new podcast on Blended and Personalized Learning
I love this podcast, especially the energy, humor, and intelligence that Christina brings to it! I really enjoy how Christina shares her teacher and coach's perspectives and reflections on the most important issues that arise in classrooms implementing Blended Learning and working towards Personalized Learning. I especially appreciate the specific tips to try at the end of each episode, especially how many come back to reflecting with students about what’s working and not working for them. what they’re interested in. I can’t wait to hear more episodes!
Great Teacher's Experience of Blended Learning, Plus Tangible Action Steps!
Great teacher perspective on what it means to do the work of Blended Learning in schools, plus helpful, tangible suggestions and action steps for the classroom.
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