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Lessons and Lattes

Lessons and Lattes

By Aubrey Jones
For SPED teachers and gen ed teachers. It is a place for coffee, community and concerns. For educators by educators
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Lessons and Lattes learns how to calm down

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Lessons and Lattes - goes interactive
Join Lessons and Lattes with Joe and Kirsten Merrill as we talk about being interactive in the classroom! Are you looking for ways to make teaching and learning more interactive in your classroom? Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to integrating technology and content standards? Are you searching for lessons that you can immediately implement in your learning environment? Then you are ready to dive into The InterACTIVE Classroom! In this practical and idea-packed book, coauthors, classroom teachers, and edtech experts Joe and Kristin Merrill share their personal framework for teaching. As you implement the lessons and strategies, you will . . . ● Define interactive learning and how to use it to instantly transform your learning space. ● Create long-lasting bonds with students and parents that will empower your learners and lead to success both in and out of the classroom. ● Learn to PIVOT! You'll design interactive lessons that foster grit and challenge students to grow. Get InterACTIVE lessons you can use in your classroom tomorrow!
June 10, 2020
Lessons and Lattes goes to Fairy Tale Reform School
Jen Calonita joins Lessons and Lattes to go to Fairy Tale Reform School. Our kingdom is home to several well-known schools for children! Among our most esteemed is Fairy Tale Reform School. Run by the formerly wicked stepmother, Headmistress Flora, the school aims to help children on the path to villainy learn how to be good. At Royal Academy, children born royal learn the traditional roles expected of princesses and princes under the tutelage of the famous fairy godmother Olivina (who is responsible for helping princesses Snow, Ella, Rapunzel and Rose on their own journeys!).
June 05, 2020
Lessons and Lattes-“I’m in a bad MOOOOOOD!”
Mootilda’s in a bad mooood! She wakes up on the wrong side of the the barn and experiences one ca-lamb-ity after another. She skips and trips and spills milk everywhere. She tries to alley-oop but misses the hoop, and there’s a big crash at the chicken coop. Her day has been terri-bull! Is there any way Mootilda can turn her bad mooood around? Join Lessons and Lattes and author Kirsti Call as we talk about bringing books in and SEL
May 13, 2020
Lessons and Lattes learns how to calm down
Clinical anxiety is on the rise, and teachers are seeing more students struggling with the pressures of school and society. Educators are often ill-equipped to help the anxious child, and need anxiety tips to help students who have this mental illness. Whether you have anxiety or want to advocate for anxious kids, this book will change your thinking and encourage you to take risks in the classroom, because you never know, what if it turns out right? Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, a teacher, presenter, and school leader, shares practical, time-tested strategies to create anxiety relief for kids and help educators and parents advocate for anxious students and those with social anxiety
May 06, 2020
Lessons and Lattes talks writing with Dusti Bowling
Dusti Bowling talks with Lessons and Lattes (fan girl moment) about her accomplishments (and journey as a writer). You don't want to miss this episode if you have ever thought about becoming a writer (or even if you are just a little bit curious)!
May 06, 2020
Lessons and Lattes - The Paper Girl of Paris
Join Lessons and Lattes as we chat with author Jordyn Taylor about her debut novel The Paper Girl of Paris. Set to hit shelves 5/26/20 This book is perfect to incorporate into any English or History class! Bonus-recipe for rose latte is included
April 29, 2020
Lessons and Lattes gets schooled on ADHD
Lessons and Lattes talks to Nicole Biscotti and learns about ADHD.
April 22, 2020
Lessons and Lattes goes to Brazil
Relationships matter around tge world-Mr Hayes shates his insight comparing cultures (US to Brazil). One thing is the same -Relationships matter
April 16, 2020
Lessons and Lattes - the Eduprotocols
Lessons and Lattes returns after a week hiatus to talk with one of the authors of Educprotocols. This episode is full of laughter and yes Lessons and Lattes does get schooled in the process. You will love this episode!
January 29, 2020
Lessons and Lattes - the Science episode
Lessons and Lattes chats with an admin ( picks her brain about all things SPED). She is also writing a science book and co-founder of the edutable. This episode is packed with rich information and tips! Be sure to listen. Spoiler alert- the endeared PSL is picked apart and the truth is exposed as only true scientists do!
January 22, 2020
Lessons and Lattes - We are One Team
Dustin Pearson kicks off the new year with sharing his movement - centering around one team, one goal and one movement. 29 minutes of inspiring conversation, exchange of ideas and encouragement to come together, for change! WE ARE ONE TEAM
January 08, 2020
Lessons and Lattes - Autism
Former teacher, author and autism dad joins Lessons and Lattes to talk about the impact that Autism has had on their lives and a call for understanding and a dissolving of stigmas and labels. The story of the peppermint mocha is shared and listeners are thanked for their continued support
December 25, 2019
Lessons and Lattes - Lets Sketch
Carrie joins Lessons and Lattes to talk about her accomplishments and how to pick up your pencil and bring the benefits of sketch-noting to your classroom! Also, a DIY recipe for peppermint mochas is shared!
December 21, 2019
Lessons and Lattes - The SPED classroom/ FRAME
Peg Grafwallner is a guest on Lessons and Lattes where she talks about lessons learned in the SPED classroom, collaboration and the FRAME framework for engaging students in the lesson! A winter spice latte recipe is shared in the spirit of the cooler weather.
December 11, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: Shut up and Teach
After a two week vacation Lessons and Lattes is back! Elijah Carbajal (@carbaeli) joins Lessons and Lattes to talk about little tricks and tips to make learning relevant and accessible for all types of learners! 
December 04, 2019
Lessons and Lattes - Celebrate you! Bello the Cello and My Wild first day of school
Books by Dennis joins Lessons and Lattes to talk about his journey writing Bello the Cello and My Wild First Day of School. You don't want to miss out on the discussion or the books!
November 06, 2019
Lessons and Lattes - The literacy lab
First time guest Ms Jenni joins Lessons and Lattes to talk about the benefits of literacy lab for all students grades K-5 and some ways you can implement this structure into your own classroom!
October 30, 2019
Lessons and Lattes the Caffeinated teacher
The caffeinated teacher joins lessons and lattes to share wisdom and insight into the disproportionate numbers of males in SPED and male educators. He gives a valid, unique perspective as well as some great insight!
October 23, 2019
Lessons and Lattes - the book
Alicia Ray author of EduEyeExam joins lessons and lattes to talk about the experience of being an author and the importance of bringing literacy into the classroom!
October 16, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: I want to be a lot
Ashley Savage shares the important message of opportunity in her book I want to be a lot. This episode is a real treat as she dives into the struggles of societal pressures of choosing a career and navigating college!
October 09, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: Just be you
Doug Robertson joins Lessons and Lattes and gives an interesting spin on teaching and leaves us with a beautiful sound bite to keep in the back of our minds as the school year gets started!
October 02, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: Empowering the Parents
Monise Seward talks about the importance of empowering parents to ask questions early and often as part of the IEP process. A recipe is shared at the end for a sweet reward at the end of a long day!
September 25, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: Stories from the SPED classroom
Ambre Lee joins Lessons and Lattes to talk about stories from the SPED classroom and some great programs she is launching to create hands on experiences!
September 18, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: SPED tech
Dr Sam Fecilch joins us today and gives out some great tech apps to use with our SPED students that make learning accessible for all learners. These tools can be implemented immediately. SPOILER alert: a recipe for the snickerdoodle latte is given at the end. Super rich episode!
September 11, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: Student Leadership
Ryan Reed joins Lessons and Lattes to share his of "never stop trying", his experience with FBLA and the importance of never giving up. Plus a simple recipe for iced coffee is shared at the end!
September 04, 2019
Lessons and Lattes "Those Kids"
Candace Boehm joins Lessons and Lattes and talks about "those kids" and the amazing, miraculous things that they are capable of!
August 28, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: Design Thinking
Amanda Fox talks about the creation of Zip the Zombie and the essential components to design thinking. This podcast will re-energize you and give you the can do attitude to implement in your classroom.  Also a recipe for the cold brew coffee soda float is shared in case you are needing a caffeine jolt! The links referenced in the podcast are: Design thinking is contagious (youtube) Zom-be a Design Thinker (youtube)
August 21, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: Episode 3 SPED teacher retention
David Frydman @dpfny16 executive director of special education and advocate for students with different abilities joins Lessons and Lattes to talk about SPED teacher retention
August 14, 2019
Lessons and Lattes: Episode 2: Inclusion
@KYgirlinAlabama (Jessica Reed ED.S) joins Lessons and Lattes to talk about inclusion and her experience.  The complexity of integrating students with disabilities  into general education classrooms is touched on as well as the overwhelming/intimidating process. Jessica gives some great tips and advice. A knowledgeable approach is vital to a thriving inclusive environment!   Jessica Reed is a special education teacher who is passionate about using technology in the classroom and providing resources for all students. She has a BA from Kentucky in Elementary Education. She has a MA in collaborative teaching from Alabama and an EDS in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State  University . Jessica is a Google for Education Trainer and has been teaching for 11 years. She is married to Robby and have 1 daughter- Elizabeth (2). She can be found at 
August 07, 2019
Lessons and Lattes
Here is to SPED teachers starting the year, community and of course coffee drinking. Please feel free to comment what you liked, what you didn't like, what you want to hear on the show and of course if you want to be a guest!
July 31, 2019