Episode 43: Poking the Bear with Katelyn Giordano

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

Some people avoid difficult conversations. Katelyn Giordano meets them head on. Her new book, written in collaboration with Dr. Dave Schmittou, provides perspectives and strategies to jump into the tough topics. Katelyn discusses the book, working with Dave, curriculum leadership, and focusing on skills in our classrooms. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show.   MORE EPISODES

Disruption, Storytelling, and Values in a Thinking Classroom (w Peter Liljedahl)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

Many of our institutional norms are causing “studenting” behavior that stifles thinking. Dr. Peter Liljedahl’s research aims to disrupt this behavior through “contrarian experimental methodology” and he has discovered 14 practices that liberate thinking in the classroom. Though his research took place in Mathematics, his findings are applicable for any educator that wants to tap into the emotional experience through … Read More

Expanding Your Teacher Role

Katie MiglinBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR There are many opportunities to get involved in your school community. Clear your plate enough to support students and staff members outside of the classroom. Build relationships with your students by supporting their other interests. Your purpose goes beyond the walls of your classroom. Katie joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to chat about ways to get more … Read More

What Are Book Deserts?

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: A book desert is defined as a “geographic area with limited access to age-appropriate books, print materials and reading culture.”  Reading requires time and access to materials. Students have a right to quality, diverse, and robust selections of books. Consider representation in reading materials. Readers who can see themselves in books are more likely to pick up more books. What is … Read More