Marc is joined by the one-and-only Rick Wormeli, acclaimed educator, speaker, and author of nine books. In Part I of this conversation, Rick discusses strategies for schools to rethink homework and cease using it in ways that are punitive or dissuade student interest and engagement in learning.
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.
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.
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…
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.”
Nick and Marc welcome Dr. Carol Burris, former New York State High School Principal of the Year and current Executive Director of the Network for Public Education Fund, as well as the codirector of the Schools of Opportunity Project at the National Policy Education Center.
“Methods Lab” – The Observation Process
What is a principal looking for?
What makes for an effective post-observation conference?