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Two Teachers

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Episode 35: One Week In: Virtual Learning

March 23rd, 2020


On this week’s episode we share our thoughts, feelings, and reflections on our first full week of remotely educating our students from home. We …

Episode 34: Remotely Educated

March 13th, 2020


In this episode we address some very pressing teacher needs. What do you do with many days of virtual learning in a row? Remotely educated students have very different needs. Our conversation starts with what to do …

Episode 33: March Map Madness

March 9th, 2020


This week’s episode is a conversation with Eric Nelson, creator of FanSchool. FanSchool is a platform that gamifies world politics and increases …

Episode 32: Respect The Process(ing)

March 2nd, 2020


On this episode we take a look at what is a bit of a new revelation to us as teachers. It is definitely something that should’ve been (and may …

Episode 31: New Student? New Opportunity.

February 17th, 2020


On this week’s episode, we converse on some equitable ways to welcome a student into your classroom especially in the middle of the year. The statistics on student mobility are just as shocking as the experiences …

Episode 30: Get Board Certified Already

February 10th, 2020


In this episode 30, Luke considers the possibility of pursuing his National Board Certification. In this discussion, Tom, who is NBCT and a certification cohort leader gives his best sales pitch on why this is …

Episode 29: Avoiding SUBpar Plans

February 3rd, 2020


Episode 29 shares our thoughts on creating plans for a substitute teacher that will ensure success in your classroom while you are away. We share some of our secrets for sub plans and discuss some potential dos and …

Episode 28: The Perfect Parent Email

January 27th, 2020


In this timely episode as we come to the end of the 1st semester, we share our 5 keys to writing the perfect parent email. We share some strategies to be sure we infuse empathy, concern, compliment and even gratitude …

Episode 27: Discussing Discussion

January 20th, 2020


On our first episode of this new calendar year, we share our favorite ways to get kids engaged into high quality discussions centered around your classroom content.

Luke shares what is called “I Wondered, They …

Episode 26: The Power of PD Through Podcasting

December 17th, 2019


On Episode 26 we share an argument for why listening to podcasts for professional development is the BEST way to receive Professional Development. We then share a couple of our favorite professional development …

Episode 25: Your Kids Can Podcast Too

December 9th, 2019


Podcasting is easy! Reaching a global reach and doing it with quality, a website, graphics, etc. is hard. When you ask you students podcast, you give them an authentic audience. All they need is a mic and a phone. …

Episode 24: Mendler Moments

November 25th, 2019


On this episode, Luke sits down to interview author and international keynote speaker, Brian Mendler!

Brian travels the world teaching educators how to handle “that student” in class. We have come up with 6 common …

Episode 23: What is a True Education?

November 18th, 2019


On this episode Tom has the privilege of speaking with one of the most intelligent and kind individuals he knows… His nephew, and current high …

Episode 22: Give and Take

November 11th, 2019


On Episode 22: Give and Take we discuss the non-negotiables of feedback and then transition our conversation into how we can receive feedback from …

Episode 21: Where They’re Learning

November 4th, 2019


On the episode we dive into a an essential and easy way to differentiate your instruction. This time you are differentiating the environment: …

Episode 20: Show me What You’re Working With

October 28th, 2019


Part 3 of our differentiated instruction series covers the differentiation of the product. We discuss “choice assessments,” rubrics, R.A.F.T. Model

Episode 19: “How” They’re Learning

October 22nd, 2019


On this episode we continue our 2nd of 4 parts where dive deeper into the parts of differentiated instruction. This week its all about differentiating the process of learning. We will feature a description of High …

Episode 18: The “What” We Teach

October 8th, 2019


Differentiation! The often misused and overused buzz word of your field. Join us in this episode, the first of 4 episodes, as we dive into the 4(maybe 5) parts of differentiation Today we cover Content. We define …

Episode 17: Why I Teach and Why They Learn

September 23rd, 2019


On this episode we record live with my students as I share my passion for podcasting in hopes of modeling and mentoring my learning to inspire …

Episode 16: Magic Words

September 16th, 2019


We have a combined 20 years of teaching experience. We’ve presented to teachers from all over the country and taught or coached a couple thousand students. We are reflective and constantly honing our craft. This …

Episode 15: Sudden Enlightenment

September 9th, 2019


We love tech AND when we come across some instructional tech that has transformed our students learning and our teaching. is that tool …

Episode 14: Here We Go Again

August 26th, 2019


The start of the year comes with some reflection of the summer and goal setting for the coming days of class ahead. On this episode, we think back to our #PDdecathlon and highlight Luke’s Infographic Syallabus and …

Episode 13: PDdecathlon

May 21st, 2019


Summer sometimes leads to what Elena Aguilar in the book Onward calls “Sad Sunday.” Sad Sunday is that feeling on Sunday night that we all have when we did not accomplish any of our teacher to do list and look at …

Episode 12: The E.L. Experience

April 22nd, 2019


Inclusion is a phrase kicked around often in education. We as podcasters will attack this topic in a future episode. Today’s episode addresses a different side of inclusion. One that is essential as well. Ryan Brown, …

Episode 11: BreakoutEDU

April 15th, 2019


On this weeks episode we are joined by another substitute podcaster. This week it is Adam Jensen from Pilgrim Park Middle School. Adam works as a …

Episode 10: Who’s Your Teacher?

March 25th, 2019


As teachers we are constantly influenced by those in the profession and those in our lives. We take an opportunity to celebrate our tenth show by acknowledging those top ten influences in our lives. We will cover …

Episode 9: Are They Asking the Right Questions?

March 18th, 2019


On this episode we investigate simple ways to help guide our students towards asking better questions. In today’s world students are bombarded with information at their fingertips and have lost the desire to inquire. …

Episode 8: What Do They Know?

March 10th, 2019


In all teaching, assessing prior knowledge is a essential. Most often the “pre-test” lacks authenticity and is cumbersome. It frequently assesses what student don’t know rather than what they know. In this episode we …

Episode 7: Project-Based Learning

March 4th, 2019


Luke is gone this week tending to his responsibility as a basketball coach. The first ¨substitute¨ podcaster is Cathy Holway from Combs Elementary …

Episode 6: Empathy in Interaction

February 25th, 2019


Valuable relationships are difficult to establish as is with students. They become even more difficult with challenging or struggling students. …

Episode 5: Building Relationships

February 19th, 2019


Rigor and Relationship are the two things for which we strive. It doesn’t matter what you teach if there is no relationship with the student. In this episode we explore how to get to know your students from the …

Episode 4: Tech Roulette

February 11th, 2019


In today’s classroom, tech is all around us. Many schools have moved toward 1:1 models and put personal technology in the hands of their students. …

Episode 3: Intro to Inquiry

February 4th, 2019


Calling this intro to inquiry was essential as a lesson on inquiry could be a week long class and we only have 10 minutes. On this episode we will …

Episode 2: Hooks

January 28th, 2019


Much like episode 1, the lead or hook to a lesson can mean everything. In this episode we share ideas on how to quickly make changes to your beginnings of your lessons to draw the students in immediately. …

Episode 1: Teacher 2.0

January 21st, 2019


On today’s episode we begin the year where we always do, the first day. The first day of school can be a struggle for students (and teachers) …

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