August 9, 2019
Dr. John Almarode shares key ideas from his book Clarity for Learning: Five Essential Practices That Empower Students and Teachers. This is episode 255 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast for educators.
Dr. John Almarode, a bestselling author, has worked with schools, classrooms, and teachers all over the world. He has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the application of the science of learning to the classroom, school, and home environments.
He has worked with hundreds of school districts and thousands of teachers in the US, Australia, Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Korea, and Thailand.
In addition to devoting his time to PreK – 12 schools and classrooms, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education, Co-Director of James Madison University’s Center for STEM Education and Outreach, and Director of the Content Teaching Academy.
The work of John and his colleagues have been presented to the United States Congress, Virginia Senate, at the United States Department of Education as well as the Office of Science and Technology Policy at The White House.
John began his career in Augusta County, Virginia, teaching mathematics and science to a wide range of students. Since then, John has authored multiple articles, reports, book chapters, and nine books including:
Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6 - 12 (Corwin Press, 2013), with Ann Miller,
From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers (Corwin Press, 2018) with Ann Miller,
Visible Learning for Science, with Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie (Corwin Press, 2018),
Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades 6 - 8, with Doug Fisher, Joseph Assof, Sara Moore, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie (Corwin, 2019),
Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades 9 - 12 with Doug Fisher, Joseph Assof, Sara Moore, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie (Corwin, 2019),
Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K - 2, and
Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades 3 - 5 with Doug Fisher, Joseph Assof, Sara Moore, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie (Corwin, 2019) plus Kateri Thunder.
Most recently, John and his colleagues have developed a new framework for developing, implementing, and sustaining professional learning communities: PLC+.
John lives in Waynesboro, Virginia with his wife, a fellow educator, their two children, and three Labrador retrievers, Angel, Forest, and Bella.
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Length - 56:04