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Meet Education Project

Summary: The Meet Education Project is a podcast series, hosted by Nick DiNardo, focused on deep conversations with the thought leaders, action takers, and “do’ers” in the education industry. Learning and education are only as good as the people behind it. MEP interviews inspiring people who hold many different roles in K-12 and higher education, such as: Teachers, Education entrepreneurs and startups, School leaders & administrators (public, private, and new school models), Consultants, Professors, Higher education professionals, & Students.

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  • Artist: Nick DiNardo: Education Technology Professional, Action-Taker, and Podcaster
  • Copyright: 2013


 BEP018 – How Can Core Values Drive Success In My Classroom? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:07

In this episode, we talk about developing your own classroom set and personal set of core values to drive success in the classroom. 02:15 How do you move beyond, in both the teaching realm and personal realm and other professional realms, how do you move beyond just showing up and getting the job done? How […]

 BEP017 – How Do I Integrate Technology Into My Classroom? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:00

In this episode, we talk about how technology can be effective in the classroom.  Technology is obviously important to my kids, but I’m not tech savvy. How do I implement it in the classroom? 02:05 3 things working together to support personalized learning and to support that work great teaching data technology 03:53 Where have […]

 BEP016 – How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset in Students | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:57

In this episode, we talk about long-term development for students to develop their own mindset shift. Specifically, about growth and fixed mindsets in students. 01:36 Why it’s important to talk about mindset especially in early education 02:17 What can teachers do in engaging passive learners 02:50 Cultivating motivation so that students are inspired to grow […]

 BEP015 – How Do I Motivate My Students? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:02

In this episode, we talk about student motivation. How do we engage passive learners? 01:31 How would you define this issue in your experience, and what have you seen? 02:33 Those kids, they are passively opting out, they’re not learning. 03:34 It’s not just about motivating them extrinsically. How do they continue to stay engaged […]

 BEP014 – What is Culturally Responsive Teaching? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:22

Malika Ali, Educational Strategy Specialist at the Highlander Institute, joins us to talk about Culturally Responsive Teaching. 00:47 Malika’s background 01:56 Definition of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) 04:24 On personalizing learning and equity 04:30 3 ways you can personalize for your students 05:27 On Responsiveness 06:14 What is a classroom that’s instituting CRT look like? […]

 BEP013 – What is Project Based Learning? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:25

Mike Miele, Educational Strategies Specialist at the Highlander Institute, joins us to talk about project-based learning. 00:50 Introducing Mike Miele 00:57 Students learn best through hands-on experiences. 01:05 Project-based Learning Rhode Island (PBLRI) 01:40 How big is the community (PBLRI) now? 02:24 What is Project-based Learning (PBL)? 03:23 Gold standard project according to […]

 BEP012 – How to Approach Rigor in Blended Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:49

In this episode, we talk about rigor in the context of blended learning. How do we put high-quality work and tasks in front of our students that have them engaged academically, intellectually and personally? 01:33 Definition of rigor in the context of blended learning 02:26 Learning experiences or instruction or school work that challenges kids […]

 BEP011 – Classroom Culture vs. Behavior Management | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:10

Mike Klein, Professional Learning Coordinator at Highlander Institute, joins Nick and Christina to talk about classroom culture versus behavior management. 01:25 Defining classroom culture and behavior management 03:38 Classroom culture is not something you personalize for the kids who need it urgently and visibly. It’s something that you create to support everybody in the classroom. […]

 BEP010 – What Is A Student Led Conference? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:56

In this episode, we talk about the importance of student-led conferences. 01:20 Student-led conferences 03:08 Compared to an employee performance review 04:29 Is there research on what age this should start to happen? 10:24 How can a teacher implement this?  Student-driven digital portfolios

 BEP009 – How Do I Set A Culture of Goal Setting for My Students? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:33

In this episode, we talk about student goal setting. 01:25 What is student goal setting? 02:39 Student goal setting in the classroom 04:47 Learning about leadership skills, ownership of your own self and your learning path Breaking down the steps to achieve the goal 09:35 Action step for teachers  

 BEP008 – What is Student Agency? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:24

In this episode, we talk about student agency. It’s all about student choice and student voice in the classroom. 01:24 What is student agency? 02:01 It’s all about student choice and student voice in the classroom. 02:06 Compared to traditional model of “sage on a stage” 04:19 Student agency in the classroom 09:12 Action step […]

 BEP007- How Do I Approach Student Collaboration? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:25

In this episode, we talk about student collaboration. How do you create an environment where students can learn from each other? 01:18 What is Collaboration? Why is it beneficial?  01:55 Setting the stage for collaboration Groundwork / foundation The task with which the kids will collaborate Layout of the classroom 03:48 Team culture in the […]

 BEP006 – Blended Learning: What Is A Flipped Classroom? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:37

In this episode, we talk about the flipped classroom model of blended learning. 01:12 Flipped Classroom – what it is and what it looks like for students and teachers 02:17 Some pitfalls of the Flipped Classroom model 02:40 What are some of the creative activities that teachers can then be freed up to do in […]

 BEP005 – Blended Learning: What is the Flex Model? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:45

In this episode, we talk about the flex model of blended learning. 00:49 Blended Learning models 01:23 Definition of Flex Learning model in terms of station rotation 02:11 Difference between flex model and station rotation 03:11 Similarity to traditional classroom 03:27 Topic in Neuroscience exploring flow states Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book Flow: The Psychology of […]

 BEP004 – Blended Learning: What is Station Rotation? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:16

In this episode, we talk about blended learning and the station rotation model. 01:05 Station Rotation model – what it is, why it’s important and what it looks like in the classroom 02:15 Is it typically 3 stations as the benchmark that you’re looking for? Or can you do more or less stations from there? […]


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