Ep. 36: Jumping In

Nick and Marc welcome Dr. LaTonya Harris, assistant principal of Burbank Elementary School in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Harris discusses becoming an elementary administrator, introducing instructional technology into the classroom and how her determination has helped raise the bar for teachers and children… and even start a Double Dutch club!

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Dr. Harris on Twitter: @1learner4Life

Dr. Harris on Instagram: LaTonya Harris

NYTimes article – We Have Ruined Childhood by Kim Brooks

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Ep. 35: Live from the Coding Den

Nick and Marc welcome Baxter Mante and Zachary Rankin of Kelvin Education, a California-based company dedicated to improving the way schools focus on and address social-emotion learning (SEL). Inspired by the challenges of their own childhoods, these two coder-engineers are driven to help educators create environments that will maximize the well-being of all students.

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For more on the great work at Kelvin Education, check out kelvineducation.com or follow them on Twitter: @kelvineducation

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Ep. 34: Droppin’ Some NYC

Nick and Marc welcome Jennifer Gunn and Vince Joralemon, two of the organizers and visionaries behind the popular EDxED NYC Conference held each year in Manhattan. They discuss the power of teacher-led professional development and what it takes to launch a 1200 person conference.

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Follow EDxED NYC Conference on Twitter: @edxednyc

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Ep. 33: Upskilling in HK

Nick and Marc welcome Ryan Krakofsky, Digital Literacy Coach in an IB PYP school in Hong Kong. He discusses the importance of putting resources into people, challenging students with educational technology and where to find amazing dim sum! Ryan also shares how to play “rock, paper, scissors” Pacific-style…

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Follow Ryan Krakofsky on Twitter @mrkpyp

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Ep. 32: Pacific Overtures

Nick and Marc are back! In this (very) long distance episode, they talk with Lainey Morgan, primary school teacher at the American School Hong Kong, an ESOL Education school. Lainey shares some of her firsthand experience and insight into the similarities and differences in education spanning the continents, as well as explaining the phenomenon known as “China speed.”

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For information on international schools, Lainey recommends the following:

ESOL Schools

Search Associates

International School Services

For reviewing schools:

International Schools Review

International School Community

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Ep. 31: The Covenant


Nick and Marc continue their series of mini episodes entitled, FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING: A road map to mastery.

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Ep. 30: Getting Hired


Nick and Marc begin a new series of mini episodes entitled, FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING: A road map to mastery.

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Ep. 28: ACT v SAT


Nick and Marc sit down with Tom Ehlers, founder and owner of Method Test Prep, to delve into the world of nationwide testing. Tom provides incredibly valuable information about these exams, plus offers some really smart tips to maximize student achievement.

NOTE: Method Test Prep is not a sponsor, nor is this a paid endorsement. Quite simply, Tom is a very bright guy with a great program that helps kids.

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  1. Method Test Prep