What School Could Be with Ted Dintersmith - 192

April 20, 2018

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 Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist with an eye on changing school. His four decade career spans technology, business, public policy, and education philanthropy. He earned a PhD in engineering from Stanford University, lead a high tech start-up, and ranked as the top venture capitalist in the US for the years 1995-1999.

Ted produced the award winning documentary Most Likely to Succeed and co-authored the book Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era with Tony Wagner. 

Today, we are talking about his latest book, What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America. 

Ted travelled across the US visiting schools, teachers, and many others to find inspiring educators and innovation in the classroom.

We talk about the common principles that he discusses: PEAK -

a. Purpose

b. Essentials

c. Agency

d. Knowledge

We also check out a few of the chapters and Ted shares some stories from his journey.

Much to learn and think about.

Thanks for listening.

Enjoy!

Find out more information:

http://whatschoolcouldbe.org/

https://twitter.com/dintersmith 

https://www.facebook.com/Edu21C/

http://www.edu21c.com/

https://www.mltsfilm.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvhb9aoyeZs

Length - 1:00:45

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Schooled: The Story of an Education with Dr. Lodge McCammon, part 2 - 191

April 12, 2018

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This is part 2 and the conclusion of my talk with Dr. Lodge McCammon the author of Schooled: The Story of An Education. If you haven't heard part 1, go to episode 190.

Lodge is a return guest who is always great to talk with. If you haven't heard our earlier talks go to episodes 1011, and 54 to catch up.

Schooled: The Story of an Education is Lodge's memoir. He shares his thoughts about his experiences with learning and what the world taught him about himself and education.

His stories are inspiring and thought provoking. His gift for writing makes you want to know more.

Join us as we talk about lessons from his past and what he learned about creating student engagement in the classroom.

Check out these links to learn more and to connect with Lodge:

http://lodgemccammon.com

Schooled: The Story of an Education (Kindle)

Schooled: The Story of an Education (Lodge's website links to his book.)

https://youtu.be/dMo1if-GJAc Don’t wait for permission to share

https://youtu.be/uNBJs7SR0dg Being exceptional and escaping the bucket

https://twitter.com/pocketlodge

https://www.youtube.com/user/flippedtraining

https://www.facebook.com/fizz.education

http://lodgemccammon.com/education/training/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHORQ3oNOJltrm99QedpsSA

Lodge McCammon - Amazon

Live at #LodgesLodge

She was Insane

Harmony - The Lodge McCammons

I Like You - The Lodge McCammons & Ryan Mullaneys

Length: 41:02

 

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Schooled: The Story of an Education with Dr. Lodge McCammon, part 1 - 190

April 5, 2018

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Today I'm talking with Dr. Lodge McCammon the author of Schooled: The Story of An Education. This is part 1 of 2.

Lodge is a return guest who is always great to talk with. If you haven't heard our earlier talks go to episodes 10, 11, and 54 to catch up.

Dr. McCammon is amazing. He is a musician, teacher, thinker, learner, designer, creator, keynote speaker, workshop instructor, and now - an author.

Schooled: The Story of an Education is Lodge's memoir. He shares his thoughts about his experiences with learning and what the world taught him about himself and education.

His stories are inspiring and thought provoking. His gift for writing makes you want to know more.

Join us as we talk about lessons from his past and what he learned about creating student engagement in the classroom.

Check out these links to learn more:

http://lodgemccammon.com

Schooled: The Story of an Education (Kindle)

Schooled: The Story of an Education (Lodge's website links to his book.)

https://youtu.be/dMo1if-GJAc Don’t wait for permission to share

https://youtu.be/uNBJs7SR0dg Being exceptional and escaping the bucket

https://twitter.com/pocketlodge

https://www.youtube.com/user/flippedtraining

https://www.facebook.com/fizz.education

http://lodgemccammon.com/education/training/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHORQ3oNOJltrm99QedpsSA

Lodge McCammon - Amazon

Live at #LodgesLodge

She was Insane

Harmony - The Lodge McCammons

I Like You - The Lodge McCammons & Ryan Mullaneys

 

 

Length - 47:21

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Reflecting at the End of the Day - 189

March 29, 2018

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When you finish your day of teaching do you take time to reflect on what happened? Do you take time to say this worked and this didn't and I think I will try this next time?

You should.

Yes, I know we all have so much stuff to get done plus we sponsor activities and have families...I know.

But this doesn't take hours.

Find about 30 minutes...get your daily and unit plans. Find a quiet place and think about what you were trying to do for the day and where you are trying to go and ask yourself some questions...plus write it down.

Here are my thoughts about reflecting at the end of the day:

1. Get a journal.

2. Set aside time.

3. Grab your daily and unit lesson plans.

4. Find a quiet place.

5. Reflect on the day:

Ask yourself these questions...

-What were you trying to do?

-What worked?

-What failed?

-What could you have done differently?

-What will you do next?

-What individual challenges did you have?

-Were there specific group challenges?

6. Put in writing what you will try to address these challenges.

 

Happy reflecting!

 

Length - 17:08

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9 Thoughts for Successful Daily Lesson Plans - 188

March 21, 2018

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Planning is important. Being successful in the classroom requires planning. Planning means taking time for reflection and a focus on what needs to be done and how you are going to do it. Last episode, I shared my 10 Secret Ingredients for Better Unit Planning. Today, I am talking about my:

9 Thoughts for Successful Daily Lesson Plans

1. What are you trying to accomplish each day?

2. Block or Chunk Time

3. Think engagement - How?

4. How will you know if they are getting it?

5. Specific activities for expanding understanding of the content vocabulary.

6. How you will begin/close.

7. Be flexible.

8. Use small group activities and learning centers to provide opportunities for practice.

9. Daily plans should always be driven by individual needs.

Remember - planning is important and an essential tool for helping us assist kids in achieving their dreams.

Thanks for listening.

Other Resources:

Lesson Plan Templates

(As with anything find what works for you but work to include what I talk about in the episode.)

Dave Burgess and Teach Like a Pirate

Assessment Strategies (Stickies, mini-whiteboards, and more)

Laura Robb's Vocabulary is Comprehension

My interview with Laura Robb about Vocabulary is Comprehension

Learning Stations

Length - 17:55

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