Big Ideas in Education show

Big Ideas in Education

Summary: A weekly recap of inspiration and innovation in your schools. Hosted by a panel of education experts, Big Ideas features fun and freewheeling discussion, interviews with influencers, and news items to inform and entertain education professionals and supporters.

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 Ep 43: Conscious discipline in schools; extending school lunch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1219

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, Ryan talks about a recent article about a DC Title I school that shifted from traditional exclusionary discipline and moved instead to a “conscious discipline” approach—and had great results. Sarah talks about article from EdWeek that discussed extending school lunch time while ensuring students receive the instructional time and healthy nutrition that they need. Tune in!Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 42: NYC’s new “Student Voice Manager”; Shakespeare in English classes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1141

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, Sarah talks about a new administrative position created in the New York City public school system that serves to connect and facilitate the students’ voice in school policy. Ryan talks about a recent article that focuses on the role that Shakespeare should play in education, challenging students to become effective and critical readers.Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 41: Growth mindset in math education; celebrating unsung heroes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 997

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, Ryan talks about the value of having a growth mindset in math education. Sarah talks about recognizing all support personnel who provide the necessary services that promote student success and wellbeing at schools. She stresses the importance of acknowledging these heroes, celebrating them for the endless work they do. Tune in!Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 40: Authentic student learning with the California Innocence Project; teaching geography with Skype | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1679

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. This week, Ryan and Sarah are joined by Shane McFarlane, Literacy Teacher and Curriculum Coach at Somerset Academy Chapel Trail. Sarah talks about how one charter school in California is partnering with the California Innocence Project to bring authentic learning experiences to students. Ryan talks about how geography classrooms around the world are bringing their subject matter to life by playing “Mystery Skype”—and how your classroom can join in the fun as well!Article Links: https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/54461/how-to-bring-authenticity-to-learning-that-happens-in-school https://education.microsoft.com/skype-in-the-classroom/mystery-skypeHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 39: Measuring student competencies in civics; embracing student-centered technology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1472

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.In this podcast, Ryan and Sarah discuss the different approaches that states take to measuring student competency in the subject of civics, and the difficulties of measuring civics as something you learn versus something you do. Sarah talks about the usage of technology in classrooms and the importance of inspiring educators to become active agents in promoting interactive and student-centered learning.Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 38: Instruction in today’s math; the power of brief writing assignments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1273

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.In this podcast, Sarah talks about recent changes in math instructional processes in schools and how the effects they are having on students and parents. Ryan talks about a recent article about the benefits of short writing assignments and the importance of teaching students to be concise in their writing.https://www.the74million.org/article/coleman-to-solve-the-problem-below-try-using-a-tape-diagram-its-an-example-of-how-different-ways-of-doing-math-can-make-hard-problems-easy/Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 37: Flipped classroom approach; preparing for weather emergencies in school | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1520

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, Ryan and Sarah discuss a recent study outlining the effectiveness of the flipped classroom model. Next, with Hurricane Dorian in the news, our hosts also talk about the steps that schools take to prepare for weather emergencies. Tune in!Color in Colorado resource: https://www.colorincolorado.org/article/helping-children-after-natural-disasterHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 36: Making effective instructional videos; Confronting cell phone usage in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1571

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, Sarah hosts the show. Ryan talks about a flipped classroom teaching technique the focuses on educating students through multiple short instructional videos. Mike talks about a locking contraption for teachers that deflects student cell phone usage in schools. Tune in!Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 35: Should we “push” students?; stopping phishing attacks in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1872

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, the hosts are joined by special guest Lelydeyvis Boza (@lelydeyvis). Lelydeyvis is an education science student at the University of Florida and the host of the new Academica Media podcast “What Happens Next,” which will debut on the network this fall. Ryan hosts BIIE this week. Sarah talks about whether we should “push” students in our schools and Mike provides some advice to all educators and students on avoiding phishing attacks. Tune in!Hosts: Michael Hernandez; Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Michael HernandezPost-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 34: Growth mindset approach; survival guide for first-year teachers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1773

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, we are joined in the studio by special guest Kelsey Nicole Nelson (@therealknelson) from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. Mike hosts this week as Ryan talks about a recent groundbreaking study about how a growth mindset approach can lead to student achievement. Sarah talks about first year teacher survival tips, detailing several ready-to-use strategies to help rookie educators meet the needs of all students. Tune in!Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 33: Camp Know-Where at Microsoft; Excused absences for mental health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1302

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.Sarah hosts the show this week, as the gang gets back into gear. Mike talks about camp “Know-Where” a workshop/camp that Microsoft has done in partnership with Netflix’s Stranger Things. It will be available throughout the summer for all students as a free activity. Check the link below for locations and dates. Ryan introduces the topic mental health absences and differentiations between excused and unexcused absences in schools. Tune in! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/communityHosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 32: Building reading proficiency; Innovations in education technology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1676

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, we are in back in the studio and Ryan hosts the show. Sarah introduces the topic of rethinking students' reading diets and details ways that educators can get students to read to improve literacy skills. Mike talks about the innovations within education technology, identifying its pros and cons. The crew present their views identifying potential benefits and effects of this hybrid approach. Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 31: The best moments of the 2019 National Charter School Conference | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1548

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, the crew is recording live from the Charter Talks Stage at the National Charter Schools Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. On this episode, the hosts discuss their favorite moments from this year’s conference. Ryan talks about being inspired by meeting 2019 Alaska Teacher of the Year Danielle Riha, Mike discusses the keynote speech from Sal Khan of Khan Academy, and Sarah recaps some powerful sessions she watched about combating sexual assault in schools.Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 30: Task proficiency; Effective peer teaching strategies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1505

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, Mike hosts the show. Sarah introduces the topic of task persistence and details ways that educators can incorporate this method in class. The panel also discusses the different elements behind this study. The second hot topic on this podcast is an education approach that focuses on students engaging in effective peer teaching.Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 29: Citizen science; Technological literacy in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1218

Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.This week, Ryan hosts the show. Sarah introduces the topic of citizen science. The crew divulges deep into this topic, giving their thoughts and views on this approach. Mike talks to us about three main points in digital literacy and its integration in all schools. Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike HernandezProducer: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

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