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EdTech Startup Showcase: Classroom Mosaic co-founder Ben Gustafson on the necessity of easy and effective observations
May 10 2024
EdTech Startup Showcase: Classroom Mosaic co-founder Ben Gustafson on the necessity of easy and effective observations
Welcome to the EdTech Startup Showcase, an original series produced by the Be Podcast Network. This series is all about spotlighting and amplifying some of the most innovative emerging companies in edtech.We'll bring you the first five episodes of the series directly in this feed. To subscribe to the series, visit https://etss.bepodcast.network Ben Gustafson, founder of Classroom Mosaic is our guest on the show today. Classroom Mosaic is a teacher observation platform that powers transformational leadership with effective observations.Hear about:How Classroom Mosaic got startedTheir vision for transforming teaching and learning The importance of feedback in K-12 educationThe story behind the name "Classroom Mosaic"The future of the company Hear more about Classroom Mosaic:We help K-12 leaders support, develop, and retain their teachers. For over a decade, we've worked with educators worldwide from districts large (100k students) and small (150 students) to transform instructional practice, guide professional development, and impact student learning.We believe every student deserves a great education. And a great education starts with great teachers supported by great leaders. Learn more: classroommosaic.comtwitter.com/ClassroomMosaic linkedin.com/company/classroommosaic/twitter.com/Ben__Gustafson linkedin.com/in/bengus28/About today's guests:In 2011, Ben and Tyler founded Classroom Mosaic as seniors at Dutch Fork High. They developed a prototype during a project-based learning class as part of a STEM program. Based on the overwhelmingly positive response they received from the prototype, they took what they learned and started building Classroom Mosaic.They launched the first version of the platform in the fall of 2011 from their dorm rooms as freshmen. Within two weeks, Classroom Mosaic became profitable, with multiple school districts using it to support and develop their teachers.Since then, we've fallen in love with the problem of supporting teachers well, and our passion for building practical tools for K-12 educators has only grown. We've logged thousands of hours with instructional leaders and expanded our platform to support teacher observations, learning walks, instructional rounds, team observations, teacher evaluations, and much more.And we're just getting started. Classroom Mosaic continues to grow and evolve as the needs of instructional leaders, just like you, continue to change. Observations shouldn't feel like a chore. Experience easy & effective observations.About today's host:Scott Schuette is a Learning and Development Executive with years of experience driving the creation of innovative, multi-million dollar learning platforms and education programs for major corporate enterprise companies. He is cohost of The Fabulous Learning Nerds, a podcast sharing new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact — All while having FUN! Listen to the show and subscribe here: https://fabulouslearningnerds.transistor.fm  We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
EdTech Startup Showcase: CareerViewXR creators Katie and Matt Chaussee on learning experiences powered by augmented and virtual reality
Apr 20 2024
EdTech Startup Showcase: CareerViewXR creators Katie and Matt Chaussee on learning experiences powered by augmented and virtual reality
Welcome to the EdTech Startup Showcase, an original series produced by the Be Podcast Network. This series is all about spotlighting and amplifying some of the most innovative emerging companies in edtech.We'll bring you the first five episodes of the series directly in this feed. To subscribe to the series, visit https://etss.bepodcast.network In this episode, Katie and Matt Chaussee, founders of Be More Colorful and creators of CareerViewXR, share the story of their company's founding and how it is changing workplace and education experiences.  Hear about:The origin story of Be More Colorful Content accessibility Immersive media in education: video content, simulations, metaverse, and moreThe future of career and technical education (CTE) - industries are changing, CTE needs to keep up, grab the attention of learners and inform themBridging the Gaps: skills gap, opportunity gap, and awareness gapCTE for all - professional development for parents, teachers, counselors, adult career-seekers, and the incarceratedAbout Be More ColorfulBe More Colorful, based in Fargo, North Dakota specializes in immersive technology solutions for solving workforce development problems. Co-founded by husband-and-wife team Matt and Katie Chaussee, the company has been at the forefront of creating immersive media solutions that help people make better decisions about where they choose to live, learn, work and play. Learn more:https://www.bemorecolorful.com/https://www.facebook.com/careerviewxr/ https://www.facebook.com/bemorecolorful/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/careerviewxr/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/be-more-colorful/ https://www.instagram.com/bemorecolorful/ https://twitter.com/bemorecolorful https://www.tiktok.com/@bemorecolorful About today's guests:Katie Chaussee, co-founder and Owner of Be More Colorful alongside her husband Matt, embarked on an entrepreneurial journey that began modestly with a part-time gig providing virtual real estate tours. Over time, their initiative has grown into a prominent EdTech company, employing cutting-edge virtual reality technology to innovate career exploration for students.This transition from a "mom and pop VR shop" to an acclaimed industry player wasn't a walk in the park. With a steadfast commitment to their vision, Katie and Matt navigated through both successes and failures, ultimately reshaping their family life.From a traditional young family with two children and two-incomes to fully embracing the uncertainties of entrepreneurship, Katie and Matt demonstrated the courage to tread an uncharted path. Katie's journey, less about glory and more about grit, embodies the essence of their venture — a determination to improve career guidance for students through innovative technology. Her role in this endeavor underscores the power of belief in a shared vision and the determination to see it through.Matt Chaussee, co-founder and CEO of award-winning immersive media and virtual reality production studio, Be More Colorful, is revolutionizing career exploration for students with the groundbreaking product, CareerViewXR. Together with his wife, Katie, Matthew transitioned from a part-time endeavor creating virtual real estate tours to assembling a skilled team of media professionals who are revolutionizing career exploration with immersive media technology.Motivated by his own career journey, which involved seven years of college, five major changes, and finally a degree in Mathematics, Matthew's professional path was marked by a continuous quest for fulfillment. Despite a successful 15-year-long career, his internal dissatisfaction led him to pivot, co-founding a virtual reality production studio with his wife and co-founder (and majority owner) Katie.Through CareerViewXR, Matt and his team use virtual tours and virtual reality video to bring real-world job environments directly into the classroom, offering a dynamic and practical tool for students considering their future careers. Their ambition is to ease the decision-making process for younger generations, providing them with a firsthand insight into their future career path.About today’s hostScott Schuette is a Learning and Development Executive with years of experience driving the creation of innovative, multi-million dollar learning platforms and education programs for major corporate enterprise companies. He is cohost of The Fabulous Learning Nerds, a podcast sharing new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact — All while having FUN! Listen to the show and subscribe here: https://fabulouslearningnerds.transistor.fm  We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
EdTech Startup Showcase: Pedagog.ai founder Priten Shah on transforming teaching and learning with artificial intelligence
Apr 6 2024
EdTech Startup Showcase: Pedagog.ai founder Priten Shah on transforming teaching and learning with artificial intelligence
Welcome to the EdTech Startup Showcase, an original series produced by the Be Podcast Network. This series is all about spotlighting and amplifying some of the most innovative emerging companies in edtech. We'll bring you the first five episodes of the series directly in this feed. To subscribe to the series, visit https://etss.bepodcast.network Today, Priten Shah, the founder and CEO of Pedagogy.Cloud and Pedagog.ai, discusses the rise of artificial intelligence in education. Priten emphasizes the importance of navigating the digital transformation in the educational landscape. He highlights the startup's mission of transforming education through AI technology, providing tools to help educators in the classroom while also working to bridge the tech literacy gap. Hear about:Priten's journey into edtechThe role of technology in educationExploring Pedagog.aiThe vision for pedagogyLessons learned in the journeyThe impact of AI on societyAbout Pedegog.ai:Pedagog.ai is focused on supporting educators in adapting to the age of artificial intelligence in education. The company offers a variety of professional development options, including books, online courses, webinars, and in-person workshops, to help teachers learn about the latest advancements in AI and education. Their suite of tools is designed with educators in mind, aiming to enhance curriculum development and workflow efficiency through AI technology. They also provide tools tailored for student use, enabling them to engage in assignments that leverage AI capabilities in a classroom setting. Learn more:http://pedagog.ai/https://twitter.com/pedagogycloudhttps://www.instagram.com/pedagogycloud/https://facebook.com/pedagogycloudAbout today's guest:Priten Shah, M. ED and B.A, Harvard, is the CEO of Pedagogy.Cloud, which provides innovative technology solutions to help educators navigate global challenges in a rapidly evolving world. He is also the author of the Wiley’s Jossey-Bass publication, “AI & The Future of Education: Teaching in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.“ Pedagogy.Cloud has worked with over 200 different educational organizations to adapt and innovate during major world events including the Covid-19 Pandemic. He and his team are currently focused on helping educational organizations adapt to the ever growing capabilities of AI. Priten is also the founder of United 4 Social Change, a civics education nonprofit that focuses on helping teachers integrate interdisciplinary education into their curricula through animated videos, lesson plans, and innovative classroom activities. Connect with Priten:http://linkedin.com/in/pritenhshahhttps://twitter.com/pritenhshahAbout today's host:Scott Schuette is a Learning and Development Executive with years of experience driving the creation of innovative, multi-million dollar learning platforms and education programs for major corporate enterprise companies. He is cohost of The Fabulous Learning Nerds, a podcast sharing new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact — All while having FUN! Listen to the show and subscribe here: https://fabulouslearningnerds.transistor.fm   We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
EdTech Startup Showcase: Christel Reaves, founder of Connected Class
Mar 30 2024
EdTech Startup Showcase: Christel Reaves, founder of Connected Class
Welcome to the EdTech Startup Showcase, an original series produced by the Be Podcast Network. This series is all about spotlighting and amplifying some of the most innovative emerging companies in edtech. We'll bring you the first five episodes of the series directly in this feed. To subscribe to the series, visit https://etss.bepodcast.network Today, Connected Class founder and CEO Christel Reaves shares the story of her company’s work to support education teams with engaging, research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. These include hands-on, interactive activities and technology-based resources to supplement language arts and math curriculum for grades K-8.Hear about:Christel's journey from struggling student to EdTech InnovatorThe organic growth story of Connected ClassThe power of video in educationAddressing academic gaps and social-emotional learningThe impact and future of Learning LinkChristel’s upcoming goals and what motivates her workAbout Connected ClassWe build communication between the classroom and home environment through exciting games, strategies, and activities to help students succeed academically. Learn more:www.connectedclass.com  https://twitter.com/connectedclass_https://www.instagram.com/connected_class https://www.linkedin.com/company/connected-class About today’s guestChristel Reaves, founder and CEO of Connected Class, is an enthusiastic educator dedicated to improving learning and equipping educators to succeed.  Her passion for ensuring family engagement throughout the learning process is evident and at the core of every product and service provided by Connected Class. She oversees a team of Instructional Specialists to support schools, focusing on helping educators analyze data, develop action plans, implement instructional strategies, and enhance family engagement for improved student achievement. Before Christel was the founder of Connected Class, she was a classroom teacher, county resource educator and district administrator. She worked closely with the state to remove low performing Title I schools from Intervene status. Over the past 25 years, she has helped many schools improve their student performance and engage families. About today’s hostScott Schuette is a Learning and Development Executive with years of experience driving the creation of innovative, multi-million dollar learning platforms and education programs for major corporate enterprise companies. He is cohost of The Fabulous Learning Nerds, a podcast sharing new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact — All while having FUN! Listen to the show and subscribe here: https://fabulouslearningnerds.transistor.fm  We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
EdTech Startup Showcase: Aatash Parikh, founder of Inkwire
Mar 23 2024
EdTech Startup Showcase: Aatash Parikh, founder of Inkwire
Welcome to the premiere episode of the EdTech Startup Showcase, an original series produced by the Be Podcast Network. This series is all about spotlighting and amplifying some of the most innovative emerging companies in edtech. We'll bring you the first five episodes of the series directly in this feed. To subscribe to the series, visit https://etss.bepodcast.network Today, Inkwire founder Aatash Parikh joins the show to discuss his company’s efforts to empower students to build and share their body of work. Aatash is an educator and engineer who has worked at companies like Google and Khan Academy, and also as a middle school teacher in the Oakland Unified School District.Hear about:Aatash’s journey from classroom teacher to edtech founderWhat authentic digital portfolios mean for student learningThe results students and teachers get when they engage with the Inkwire platformThe launch process and initial school successesVision for the future of learningAbout InkwireIn a world in which generative AI has called into question the value of traditional curriculum and assessments, Inkwire is a platform that engages students in real projects and helps them demonstrate their original thinking & skills through portfolios. Learn more: https://inkwire.co About today’s guestAatash Parikh is an educator and an engineer. Aatash has worked as a software engineer at companies like Google & Khan Academy and as a middle school teacher in Oakland Unified School District. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Learn more:https://www.linkedin.com/in/aatashparikhhttps://twitter.com/aatashparikh About today’s hostScott Schuette is a Learning and Development Executive with years of experience driving the creation of innovative, multi-million dollar learning platforms and education programs for major corporate enterprise companies. He is cohost of The Fabulous Learning Nerds, a podcast sharing new ideas, learning tools, approaches and technology that increase learner engagement and impact — All while having FUN! Listen to the show and subscribe here: https://fabulouslearningnerds.transistor.fm  We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
Sideline Sessions: Dr. Jen Welter - Trailblazing NFL Coach, World Champion Football Player, and U.S. State Department Sports Envoy on "Shattering the Glass Sideline"
Dec 10 2023
Sideline Sessions: Dr. Jen Welter - Trailblazing NFL Coach, World Champion Football Player, and U.S. State Department Sports Envoy on "Shattering the Glass Sideline"
We’re thrilled to introduce Sideline Sessions, the newest original series on the Be Podcast Network. Designed for coaches, parents and other stakeholders in the world of youth, scholastic, and amateur sports, this show brings you interviews with leaders at the highest levels of their respective sports. Hear about their motivations, philosophies, and strategies for success, and take away actionable insights to support the athletes in your life.My first guest on Sideline Sessions is Dr. Jenifer Welter, a trailblazing athlete and coach. In 2015, Welter became the first female coach in NFL history when she coached linebackers for the Arizona Cardinals. She was also the first woman to play a contact position in men’s professional football when she signed as a running back with the Texas Revolution, a professional indoor football team.It’s an honor to share our conversation with listeners of The Authority. If you’d like to subscribe to Sideline Sessions, use this link to find it on your preferred platform: https://sidelinesessions.transistor.fm/subscribe In this episode, hear about:Jen’s journey to playing and coaching footballHow she prepared herself for the opportunity to coach — before even knowing it was possibleShattering the “glass sideline” (in both the NFL and Madden 2020)The power of authentic leadershipKeeping players physically and mentally healthyThe state of women’s football and Grrridiron Girls flag football What difference can coaches make in changing opportunities for their athletes and future coaches?About today’s guestCoach Jen Welter is best known as the first female to coach in the NFL as an assistant LBs Coach with the Arizona Cardinals. However, what most people don’t know is that Coach Jen broke into men’s football as the first female to play running back in men’s pro football. From that experience with the Texas Revolution, Coach Jen started her coaching career.Following the NFL, Welter became the Head Coach of the first Australian Women's National Team fielded in July 2017; joined the advisory board of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Game for Life Academy, and wrote her first book Play Big: Lessons in Living Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL. Prior to joining the men's game, Coach Jen had an amazing career in women's football which included two gold medals with Team USA, four world championships, and eight all-star selections. While playing football, Dr. Jen obtained her PhD in Psychology and a Master’s in Sport Psychology. Dr. Jen also has a BS in Business from Boston College. About the hostRoss Romano is co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and also hosts The Authority Podcast. He began his career in the pro sports industry before becoming a leading communications, marketing, and management expert working with education companies. He is founder and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. He also works directly with professionals at all levels, in all industries, coaching them in their pursuit of success.Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or LinkedIn. We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
Your Child Learns Differently, Now What? with Roger Stark
Nov 30 2023
Your Child Learns Differently, Now What? with Roger Stark
Roger Stark is CEO of BrainWare Learning Company and, along with award-winning educator Betsy Hill, is co-author of the book Your Child Learns Differently, Now What?: The Truth for Parents.In this episode, produced by the team at The Authority Podcast and released exclusively on TL Talk Radio, Roger and host Ross Romano discuss:We remember experiences best that are associated with strong emotionCognitive skills or a person’s capacity to learn can be developed much more than most people thinkVideo games vs. brain gamesParents notice first — how to make this work for kidsWhy is it hard to set high standards?Students need confidence, not grit The future of work, jobs of the futureFind Your Child Learns Differently, Now What? here: https://bit.ly/47OtCHa Subscribe to The Authority Podcast for 70+ deep-dive interviews with education authors, including recent episodes with “the father of gaming” Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari; international best-selling author Richard Gerver; award-winning teacher and education research expert Patrice Bain; and many more. Subscribe here: https://authoritypodcast.net Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn more about the Be Podcast Network for educators.About today’s guestRoger Stark is CEO of BrainWare Learning Company. It started with a simple question: What do you know about the brain? His vision was to combine multidisciplinary clinical cognitive training with video-game technology. It had never been done before. Over the past fifteen years, he has championed efforts to bring comprehensive cognitive skills training and cognitive assessment within reach of everyone. He led the team that developed BrainWare SAFARI, now the most researched comprehensive, integrated cognitive training tool delivered online in the world. He was the first person ever invited to deliver a joint Congressional briefing on Neuroscience in the Classroom.About the hostRoss Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or LinkedIn We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
The Authority: Nolan Bushnell and Dr. Leah Hanes on ExoDexa and Shaping the Future of Education
Nov 18 2023
The Authority: Nolan Bushnell and Dr. Leah Hanes on ExoDexa and Shaping the Future of Education
We're pleased to share this special episode from The Authority Podcast, part of the Be Podcast Network. The Authority is hosted by Ross Romano, a leadership coach, storytelling strategist and edtech advisor. He interviews leading authors from the education world and beyond to draw out their invaluable insights on leadership, culture-building, transformation, and student & educator success. Subscribe to The Authority here: https://authoritypodcast.net My guests are Nolan Bushnell — the “father of electronic gaming” who has founded 20+ companies, including Atari, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and Catalyst Technologies — and Dr. Leah Hanes, CEO of the Two Bit Circus Foundation (2BCF).Nolan and Leah are currently working together on the new gamified education company ExoDexa and have co-authored the book Shaping the Future of Education: The ExoDexa Manifesto. Ross talks with Nolan and Leah about:How Nolan got interested in tackling educationSteve Jobs: “What if you’re in a room and everybody thinks you’re wrong, but you think you’re right and you’ve thought more deeply about it than anybody?”The vision and goals of the school of the futureWhat it really means to be designed around students firstArtificial intelligence (AI) and why we should embrace itEntrepreneurship in the classroom“Competing” with video games vs. leaning into their organic ability to support learning“Games should be easy to learn but difficult to master.” Are schools focusing enough on mastery?The St. Crispin’s Day Speech and the “band of brothers”Shaping the Future of Education is available on Amazon. Learn more at https://www.exodexa.com. About today’s guestsIn 1972, Nolan Bushnell created an industry when he founded Atari and gave the world Pong, the first blockbuster video game. Today his design credo―that games should be “easy to learn and difficult to master”―is inspiring a new generation of developers. A prolific entrepreneur, Bushnell has started more than 20 companies, including Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater; Catalyst Technologies, the first Silicon Valley incubator; and Etak, the first in-car navigation system. In the process, he pioneered many of the workplace innovations that have made Silicon Valley a long-standing magnet for creative talent. Bushnell was the first and only person ever to hire Steve Jobs, which he details in his 2013 book, Finding the Next Steve Jobs.Leah Hanes, PhD, is CEO of the Two Bit Circus Foundation (2BCF). During her tenure, first as executive director and then CEO, 2BCF has developed a strong voice in the current STEAM education discourse. Bringing potent creative play allies like T4T.org, STEAM Carnival, Imagination.org, and LA Makerspace under the 2BCF big top helped increase both reach and impact in education.About the hostRoss Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or LinkedIn.Are you a professional looking for insights to reach the next level, find a fulfilling new career, or achieve peak performance? You may be a candidate for performance coaching. Schedule an introductory chat here.  We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
The Authority: Change with Richard Gerver
Jul 14 2023
The Authority: Change with Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver is a sought-after speaker, bestselling author, and world-renowned thinker on human leadership and human transformation. His career began in education, first as a teacher and then as a school principal, when he turned the fortunes of a failing school and its pupils around in just two years. Since the success of his first book, focusing on his experience in frontline education, Richard has devoted himself to advancing society’s thinking on learning, change, and how best to realize our full potential.He has worked with an extraordinary range of people, from elite athletes to former US President Barack Obama. Named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times, Richard has been invited to speak on the world’s biggest stages, including TED, the RSA,, and the BBC.Today, it’s our pleasure to welcome Richard to The Authority for an enlightening discussion based on his international bestseller, Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead It.Richard and Ross discuss:What is change and what makes it meaningful.How the pandemic necessitated change and changed Gen-Z’s perspective on the inevitability of change. “We are living in the first age where we no longer determine the rate of change.”How Richard navigated the change from teacher to three-time UK Business Speaker of the Year. Overcoming the fear of change caused by “imagined consequences.”What the innovation of “Total Football” shows us about embracing change. Is loving and embracing change necessary for leading it?Fear of the unknown and how authority figures will react to our own efforts at change. Overcoming artificial complexity and self-constructed barriers. CQ — the Curiosity Quotient. Richard’s next endeavors. Find Change, Simple Thinking, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today and all of Richard’s other books and work at www.richardgerver.com     Find Richard’s LinkedIn Learning courses, Overcoming Complexity and Developing Mental Toughness for Leadership, here.Subscribe to The Authority to get more deep-dive interviews with education authors. It’s available wherever you get your podcasts. Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn more about the Be Podcast Network for educators.About today’s guestRichard Gerver is a sought-after speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. His career began in education, first as a teacher and then as a school principal, when he turned the fortunes of a failing school and its pupils around in just two years.Since the success of his first book, focusing on his experience in frontline education, Richard has devoted himself to advancing society’s thinking on learning, change, and how best to realise our full potential. He has since written several books on leadership and innovation, including the bestsellers Change and Simple ThinkingNow regarded as one of the world's leading thinkers on human leadership and organisational transformation, Richard has worked with an extraordinary range of people, from elite athletes to former US President Barack Obama. Named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times, Richard has been invited to speak on the world’s most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and the BBC.With his unique insight into our development from infants to adults, Richard helps us understand the nature of our personal and professional responses to risk, change, creativity, and development. His ability to connect experiences across many, often seemingly different, environments help individuals’ companies and organisations expand their thinking and their perception of their own potential.Follow Richard on Twitter @richardgerver and on LinkedIn. About the hostRoss Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or LinkedIn We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
#SameHere Schools: The Positives and Negatives of Technology on Our Mental Health with Ross Romano, Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Eugenia Tamez, and Christine Ravesi-Weinstein
Jun 24 2023
#SameHere Schools: The Positives and Negatives of Technology on Our Mental Health with Ross Romano, Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Eugenia Tamez, and Christine Ravesi-Weinstein
This session discusses the creation of a clear line between physical and digital lives, and also looks at the effects of technologies beyond social media and other online platforms. Find all #SameHere Schools episodes here: https://samehere.transistor.fm The discussion includes:How the acceleration of new technology creates more pressure on individualsTechnology connects us globally but can also make us feel isolatedWhat we want to encourage with technology use and the unintended outcomes to avoidThe mental strain created by artificial intelligence (AI) technologiesRecommended parameters around technology useSpeakers:Ross Romano (@RossBRomano)Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry and beyond clarify their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on LinkedIn. Marialice B.F.X. Curran (@mbfxc)Internationally recognized as a digital citizenship expert, Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is an author, consultant, and speaker who is the global connector behind the Digital Citizenship Institute. Committed to Human-Centered Design, Dr. Curran leads by hand, heart, and mind as she models how to make a positive impact in local, global, and digital communities. Eugenia Tamez (@etamez)A digital citizenship pioneer in Spanish speaking communities, Eugenia co-founded Eduktech to start conversations about educational technology along with digital citizenship throughout educational communities in Mexico. Now part of the Digital Citizenship Institute to amplify and make a positive impact along Latin American countries, connecting students across America.  Christine Ravesi-Weinstein (@RavesiWeinstein)Christine Ravesi-Weinstein currently serves as a high school Assistant Principal in Massachusetts and previously worked as a HS science department chair for four years and classroom teacher for 15. Diagnosed with anxiety and depression at 23, Christine began her journey towards mental wellness. She began a non-profit organization in June of 2017 aimed at removing the stigma of mental illness and promoting physical activity as a means to cope with anxiety. Learn more: https://www.ravesiweinstein.com/ Make sure to subscribe to this series to hear more panel discussions focused on mental health awareness. Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn about 20+ shows covering education and learning at all levels. Visit https://belouga.org to learn more about Belouga.  We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
The Authority: So Each May Soar with Carol Ann Tomlinson and Ross Romano
Jun 15 2023
The Authority: So Each May Soar with Carol Ann Tomlinson and Ross Romano
Carol Ann Tomlinson is one of the most admired, accomplished, and influential authors and leaders in education. Today, we’re bringing you a recent episode of The Authority Podcast featuring an in-depth conversation between Carol and host Ross Romano. To hear more interviews with authors from the worlds of K-12, leadership, personal development, and beyond, subscribe to The Authority here: https://authoritypodcast.netAbout the episode:Carol is the William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development; author or co-author of over 300 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials for K-12 teachers and school leaders; and has won numerous awards and been named to Education Week’s Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings many times. So Each May Soar: The Principles and Practices of Learner-Centered Classrooms is available from ASCD. Carol and Ross discuss:George R.R. Martin’s two types of writers, the architect and the gardener. How the journey of writing this book was something different.A “dues-paying member” of innovation in education.A learner-centered classroom dignifies students and honors each learner. What else does it look like? "Learner-centered classrooms rely on teachers who are willing to change and grow, and on school leaders who are willing to intelligently support them.”What does quality mean and what does it ask of teachers?How teachers can honor themselves. So each may soar beyond K-12. What are our ambitions for students?Carol’s book recommendations: An Ethic of Excellence and Leaders of Their Own Learning by Ron BergerLearn more about the book and get it from ASCD: https://bit.ly/45TeBDM Subscribe to The Authority to get more deep-dive interviews with education authors. It’s available wherever you get your podcasts. Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn more about the Be Podcast Network for educators.About today’s guestCarol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development where she served as Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, and Co-Director of the University’s Institutes on Academic Diversity.  Prior to joining the faculty at UVa, she was a teacher in public schools for 21 years, where she taught students in high school, preschool, and middle school, and administered district programs for struggling and advanced learners. She was Virginia’s Teacher of the Year in 1974.At the University of Virginia, she taught and advised doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students with a focus on curriculum, instruction, and differentiation. During her time at UVa, she authored or co-authored over 300 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials for K-12 teachers and school leaders including: How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms (3rd Ed.), The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners (2nd Ed), So Each May Soar: The Principles & Practices of Learner-Centered Classrooms, and Everybody’s Classroom: Differentiating for the Shared and Unique Needs of Diverse Learners Her books are available in 14 languages.Carol was named Outstanding Professor at UVa’s School of Education in 2004 and received an All-University Teaching Award in 2008.  In 2023, she was ranked #12 in the Education Week Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings of the 200 “University-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling,” and as the #4 voice in Curriculum. She works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who seek to create classrooms that are effective in reaching diverse student populations.Carol is also serious dog-lover and these days enjoys (most of the time) the antics of Bella, Beau, and Banjo. Follow her on Twitter @cat3yAbout the hostRoss Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or LinkedIn We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
#SameHere Schools: Why Community is the Foundation of Learning with Ross Romano, Rola Tibshirani, Marisa Jackson, Tracy Mergler, and Elizabeth McDonald
May 27 2023
#SameHere Schools: Why Community is the Foundation of Learning with Ross Romano, Rola Tibshirani, Marisa Jackson, Tracy Mergler, and Elizabeth McDonald
This episode is part of the #SameHere Schools series for Mental Health Awareness Month. Find the full series here: https://samehere.transistor.fmThis session looks at the multiple definitions of community and its importance in establishing the right conditions for learning. The discussion includes:The elements of a supportive communityThe upside of accountabilityBuilding a professional network that supports wellness and growthWhat it means to receive permission to teachThe relationship between community in professional learning and classroom learningHow engagement with diverse perspectives and experiences supports learning and mental wellnessSpeakers:Ross Romano (@RossBRomano)Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry and beyond clarify their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on LinkedIn. Ross is also host of The Authority Podcast, which you can find here: https://authoritypodcast.transistor.fm Rola Tibshirani (@rolat)Rola is Vice Principal of St. Benedict School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Read her blog at https://learningprogression.blogspot.com/ Tracy Mergler (@TracyMergler)Tracy is a special education teacher and founder of Safe Space Organization, a non-clinical, community safe space that strives to change the conversation around mental health by educating, connecting and supporting others through a peer-to-peer network. Learn more: https://www.safespacecny.com/ Marisa Jackson (@MarisaLVJackson)Marisa is Principal of Woodbridge Elementary School in Rhode Island. She is passionate about all things SEL. Elizabeth McDonald (@MrsEM_McDonald)Elizabeth is a middle school principal who will soon transition to the role of Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. Make sure to subscribe to this series to hear more panel discussions focused on mental health awareness. Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn about 20+ shows covering education and learning at all levels. Visit https://belouga.org to learn more about Belouga.  We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
#SameHere Schools: How Mental Health Impacts Each and Every Person with Eric Kussin, Rachel Baribeau & Stacey Gonzales
May 17 2023
#SameHere Schools: How Mental Health Impacts Each and Every Person with Eric Kussin, Rachel Baribeau & Stacey Gonzales
This May, the Be Podcast Network is proud to partner with Belouga and #SameHere Global for #SameHere Schools Month, focused on increasing mental health awareness in education. We're publishing a variety of conversations all month, which you can find on  Apple and Spotify. While the oft-cited statistic is that “1 in 5” people suffer from mental illness, the reality is converations about mental health are relevant and important to everyone — 5 in 5 people. In this discussion, panelists share their personal experiences along with stories others have shared, in order to expand and normalize a productive mental health conversation. Stacey Gonzales (@staceypacer) Stacey Gonzales, Ed.D. co-founded Soul Growth after a successful 20-year career leading some of the nation’s largest school districts. She is host of Build in Public Daily on the Be Podcast Network, a show that details her experiences building her new company in public, right before your eyes. Subscribe on  Apple or Spotify. Eric Kussin (@SameHere_Global) Eric is a 20-year pro sports executive who was fortunate enough to find a higher calling after an intense mental health battle. He launched a global alliance of athletes and celebrities, along with expert practitioners: We’re All A Little “Crazy,” and the #SameHere Global Mental Health Movement.Rachel Baribeau (@RachelBaribeau)Rachel Joy Baribeau is a former national sportscaster who travels the US speaking on mental health, joy, courage, and discovering purpose and passion. She’s the author of Relentless Joy and host of the Joystarters podcast. Learn about her work: https://www.imchangingthenarrative.org/ Make sure to subscribe to this series to hear more panel discussions focused on mental health awareness.Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn about 20+ shows covering education and learning at all levels.Visit https://belouga.org to learn more about Belouga. We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
The Authority: Rebel Educator with Tanya Sheckley
May 11 2023
The Authority: Rebel Educator with Tanya Sheckley
In this episode from The Authority Podcast, you’ll hear a conversation with Tanya Sheckley, host of Rebel Educator, part of the Be Podcast Network.  Subscribe to The Authority on your preferred platform: https://bit.ly/m/theauthoritypodcast  Subscribe to Rebel Educator: https://www.podpage.com/rebel-educator  Tanya and host Ross Romano of The Authority discuss:  The definition of a “Rebel Educator” and the type of school culture that encourages high-impact rebels Why it’s important to keep teachers connected to the reasons they became educators in the first place. What Tanya and her teachers have learned from each other How to create classrooms where impact and imagination meet.  UP Academy’s approach to inclusive classrooms The value of educating parents about the way experiential learning happens in the school How the US can do a better job of fairly compensating teachers Where to start if you read only one part of the book (hint: focus on the why of your lessons) Subscribe to The Authority to get more deep-dive interviews with education authors. Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn more about the Be Podcast Network for educators. About our guest Tanya Sheckley is the Founder and President of UP Academy, a progressive elementary lab school in San Mateo, California. UP Academy is reinventing education by customizing learning for each student, integrating project-based learning throughout its curriculum, and supporting students with disabilities to attend alongside able-bodied students in mixed-age classrooms. Tanya hosts the Rebel Educator podcast, speaks across the country on the future of education, and leads professional development programs for school administrators and educators. About the host Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
Best of TL Talk: Competency-Based Learning with Rose Colby
May 7 2023
Best of TL Talk: Competency-Based Learning with Rose Colby
Welcome back to the “Best of TL Talk Radio” series! We’re re-releasing many of the most popular episodes from 7 seasons of the show. The release of this series announces and celebrates TL Talk Radio’s addition to the Be Podcast Network, a collection of more than 20 education-focused shows that help you support transformative change in formal and informal learning environments. In this season 4 episode, Randy and Lynn spoke with Rose Colby, a national speaker and presenter in the areas of competency-based learning, digital learning, differentiation, and school leadership. Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn more about the Be Podcast Network and dozens of shows covering learning across the K-20 and professional spectrum. You can also follow the network on social media: https://twitter.com/BEpodcastNet https://www.linkedin.com/company/be-podcast-network We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
SEEing to Lead: Communicating with Parents with Crystal Frommert
Apr 30 2023
SEEing to Lead: Communicating with Parents with Crystal Frommert
In this episode, we're bringing you a conversation from SEEing to Lead, hosted by Dr. Chris Jones, right here on the Be Podcast Network.  Episode Details: Crystal Frommert, M.Ed, has over 20 years’ experience as an educator in middle and high school. Crystal has taught math, computer science, and social justice in public, parochial, and international schools. Beyond teaching, she has served as an instructional coach, school board member, adjunct college instructor, technology coordinator, and assistant head of middle school. She has presented at local, national, and international educational conferences on topics ranging from social and emotional learning to technology integration. She currently teaches middle school math in Houston, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and fluffy dog. Key Takeaways: Students spend most of their time from an early age with their families. The more we can Involve parents the better we can understand our students as individuals.Leaders need to know what style of communication works best for teachers by listening to teachers and being present and then helping by coaching.It's critical for leaders to show with their personality and their words that they are open for people to come to them without being judged.Leaders need to ask what it is you need from me?Email should be used to facilitate phone or face-to-face conversations.We should never be giving parenting advice because we do not know people's situations.Leaders need to model staying curious and being non judgmental by asking questions and digging deeper into what appears to be occurring.We need to communicate if we are going to offer each other grace and understanding.The ability to have difficult conversations needs to be taught in teacher preparation programs. Subscribe to SEEing to Lead: Subscribe on AppleSubscribe on Spotify About the host: Dr. Chris Jones has been an educator in Massachusetts for 22 years. He is currently Principal of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Mass. and Vice President of the Massachusetts State Administrators Association (MSAA). Chris was named the 2022 Massachusetts School Counselors Associaltion’s (MASCA) Administrator of the Year and is a finalist for the Massachusetts School Administrators Association’s Principal of the Year award. Reach on Twitter at @DrCSJones     We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
Best of TL Talk: Place-Based Learning with Dustin Hensley and Veronica Watson
Apr 29 2023
Best of TL Talk: Place-Based Learning with Dustin Hensley and Veronica Watson
Welcome back to the “Best of TL Talk Radio” series! We’re re-releasing many of the most popular episodes from 7 seasons of the show. The release of this series announces and celebrates TL Talk Radio’s addition to the Be Podcast Network, a collection of more than 20 education-focused shows that help you support transformative change in formal and informal learning environments. In this season 7 episode, Randy and Lynn spoke with Dustin Hensley, librarian at Elizabethton High School in Elizabethton, TN and Veronica Watson, a learner at Elizabethton. Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn more about the Be Podcast Network and dozens of shows covering learning across the K-20 and professional spectrum. You can also follow the network on social media: https://twitter.com/BEpodcastNet https://www.linkedin.com/company/be-podcast-network We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
The Authority: De-Implementation with Peter DeWitt
Apr 18 2023
The Authority: De-Implementation with Peter DeWitt
Today, we're highlighting one of the most popular episodes of The Authority, here on the Be Podcast Network.  The guest for this episode is Dr. Peter DeWitt, who discusses his latest book, De-Implementation: Creating the Space to Focus on What Works. Peter and Ross speak about: The concept of de-implementation and how Peter began to study it How to understand what’s working and what’s not The benefits of focusing on “fewer things, greater depth” What surveys show educators are interested in de-implementing How de-implementation or “strategic abandonment” can create more time for effective instruction to take place “In fact, it is not possible to create tomorrow unless one first sloughs off yesterday” - Peter Drucker De-Implementation is published by Corwin. Find it HERE. The Authority is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with leading authors from the education world and beyond. Host Ross Romano, a leadership coach, storytelling strategist and edtech advisor, draws out their invaluable insights on leadership, culture-building, transformation, and student & educator success. Subscribe to The Authority: Apple: https://apple.co/3ePnTea  Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3JxkyeX  About today’s guest: Peter M. DeWitt, EdD is a former K–5 teacher (eleven years) and princi­pal (eight years). He is a school leader­ship coach who runs competency-based workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally, focus­ing on school leadership (collaborative cultures and instructional leadership), as well as fostering inclusive school climates. Peter writes the “Finding Common Ground” column for Education Week and co-created Education Week’s “A Seat at the Table” series, where he moderates con­versations with experts around the topics of race, gender, sexual orienta­tion, research, trauma, and many other educational topics. Learn more at https://petermdewitt.com or connect on Twitter @PeterMDeWitt  About the host: Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect with him: https://twitter.com/RossBRomano  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossromano/ We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
De Facto Leaders: The Science of Reading with Brett Stevens
Apr 15 2023
De Facto Leaders: The Science of Reading with Brett Stevens
In this episode, we’re bringing you a conversation from De Facto Leaders, part of the Be Podcast Network. De Facto Leaders is hosted by Dr. Karen Dudek-Brannan, a professional development and product specialist, and speech-language pathologist. She has a Doctorate in Special Education and Director of Special Education credential.  Karen speaks with Brett Stevens, a special education consultant and host of the Science of Special Education podcast.  There are a lot of approaches to teaching kids to read; but not all of them are effective. This is especially important for kids with disabilities who need explicit instruction. With that in mind, this conversation covers:  What exactly is the Science of Reading and why is it so important for school leaders to know about it? The components of Scarborough’s reading rope and why they’re necessary for kids to read successfully. The different approaches to teaching reading, and the problems with some of the existing curriculums (and which ones are most effective). How to work together as a team to support literacy: both the IEP team as well as supporting parents. Subscribe to De Facto Leaders: Apple: https://apple.co/3Mo1cMo  Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3Mstk0W Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Pandora and more: https://bit.ly/3zXmKs5 We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.
Best of TL Talk: Out of Curiosity with Bryan Goodwin
Apr 11 2023
Best of TL Talk: Out of Curiosity with Bryan Goodwin
Welcome back to the “Best of TL Talk Radio” series! We’re re-releasing many of the most popular episodes from 7 seasons of the show. The release of this series announces and celebrates TL Talk Radio’s addition to the Be Podcast Network, a collection of education-focused shows that help you support transformative change in formal and informal learning environments. In this season 5 episode, Randy and Lynn spoke with Bryan Goodwin, President and CEO of McREL International and author of Out of Curiosity.  Visit https://bepodcast.network to learn more about the Be Podcast Network and dozens of shows covering learning across the K-20 and professional spectrum. You can also follow the network on social media: https://twitter.com/BEpodcastNet https://www.linkedin.com/company/be-podcast-network We’re thrilled to be sponsored by IXL. IXL’s comprehensive teaching and learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies is accelerating achievement in 95 of the top 100 U.S. school districts. Loved by teachers and backed by independent research from Johns Hopkins University, IXL can help you do the following and more:Simplify and streamline technologySave teachers’ timeReliably meet Tier 1 standardsImprove student performance on state assessments🚀 Ready to see why leading districts trust IXL for their educational needs? Visit IXL.com/BE today to learn more about how IXL can elevate your school or district.