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Bell Ringers

By Kaelyn B. and Young K.
Teacher (now edtech coach) with her former student that is beginning his teaching career. Teaching is tough, let's help each other. Start the day remembering why you went into teaching.
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Bell Ringers Teaching Podcast Episode 3: Gamification

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Year 1 in the Books!
Listen in as Young reflects on his first year in the classroom. Maybe your first year of teaching is just around the corner, hear how slow and quick it went for Young. Learn about using Eduprotocols in your classroom and how many you might introduce at a time. What can you do to avoid that section review assignment? And how can you use Eduprotocols and Roadmaps to avoid lecture and how might you "teach" instead. And of course, there is still time to dive into the free course to learn more about Modern Classrooms! Thanks for listening, maybe we'll see you next year.  Show notes: 
July 18, 2022
EdTech Palooza Part 2
Looking for some techy tools that might enhance student learning in the new school year? Check out our much-delayed part two!  Show notes:
July 14, 2022
S2:EP7 Edtech Palooza Part 1
What are the must have edtech tools to get students creating and thinking critically? Tune in to find out! Show notes: 
April 07, 2022
Expect the Unexpected
In this episode we chat about how roadmaps and Eduprotocols helped us through some unexpected turns in January. Young had to switch to a week of virtual, asynchronous learning and Kaelyn got called in to sub for a third grade class for a week. Show notes: 
February 02, 2022
Roadmap Reflections
In this episode we follow up with Young on his experience using roadmaps with students in his classroom. We also shout out the tech tools PearDeck and EdPuzzle.  Find link to resources mentioned in the show notes. 
January 02, 2022
S2: EP4 Roadmaps for Self-Paced Learning
While we love Eduprotocols here at the podcast, we also have been loving the Modern Classroom Project and Gold EDU. Today we talk about using student roadmaps to help students self-pace their learning. And tune in for the next episode when we take time to reflect on how it went.  Find out more about roadmaps and find the templates here: Thanks to @mrshowell24 and @Gold EDU for the awesome inspiration! Check out to learn more about the Modern Classrooms model.
November 22, 2021
Smooth Sailing with Eduprotocols
Listen in as Young and I discuss our recent experiences implementing Eduprotocols in the classroom. Please let us know your thoughts on Twitter @BellRingersShow
November 01, 2021
Gamification, but upon further reflection...
Young emailed wanting to revisit gamification with Kaelyn. But upon further reflection, comes to a different conclusion. Links to gamification resources:
October 05, 2021
Back to School!
Young has his first teaching job! Let's talk about how you might start the school year. What's the right mix of relationships and routines? And can anyone have a perfect first year of teaching? Show links: 
August 29, 2021
EP.12 Student Teacher Reunion
We are joined by international guest, Paul Alberts. He was my student teacher several years ago, while Young was my student. We reflect on student teaching as whole. Then we discuss our different experiences with remote learning and what we think this all means for the future of education.
April 18, 2020
EP.11 Birthday Episode
Its our birthday! Yes, we are birthday twins. Listen to find out more about us and how we got here.  Check out Young's song to help him answer the 3 big questions: And his favorite birthday present that is going to keep him occupied for days!
March 25, 2020
EP.10 When Subjects Meet
We discuss the Coronavirus from the perspective of a new college student, student teacher, looking for jobs, and working in a school district. Then we think about how this pandemic might bring change to the education system. Maybe the answer is to remove subject silos and integrate learning using Newsela and CommonLit. Our biggest breakthrough is that we may be able to literally solve the world’s problems from home using PBL and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Enjoy!
March 18, 2020
EP.09 Simulations
How do you get students involved in their learning? Simulations are a great place to start! Check out #sschat to find simulation ideas. Zinn Ed Project has several great resources. Urbanization Game: Enlightenment Tweets:  Reach out if you have questions about others. or @BellRingersShow
February 26, 2020
EP.8 Increasing Student Talk (the good kind)
Listen to our ideas for increasing student talk.  And check out these great resources: Highest Aspirations podcast link Question Formulation Technique Jared Cooney Horvath Stop Talking, Start Influencing Pooja Argawal book and website  EdCafe Parlay and Equity Maps to track/record/analyze classroom discussions Contact: or @BellRingersShow Please rate and review!
February 12, 2020
Let's Talk about Seating
Listen to our musings about seating in the classroom. 
January 15, 2020
EP.06 Twitter for Teachers
Why should new teacher (and all teachers) join Twitter? Listen to find out why and pick up a few job search tricks. Try #ntchat and look for an #edcamp.
January 04, 2020
Episode 5: Moving Forward After Student Teaching
Tune in to hear Young reflect on his student teaching experience and what ideas he wants to carry forward into his career. Then we discuss growth mindsets and connect them to Halloween costumes. Enjoy! Be sure to check out the work of Dr. Jo Boaler and her work around the power of mindsets!
December 06, 2019
Episode 4: The Art of Reflection
Follow us in reflecting conversations about 7th grade Social Studies research and 4th grade ecosystems.  Then dive-in to EduProtocols! Links to check out: 
November 13, 2019
Bell Ringers Teaching Podcast Episode 3: Gamification
Bell Ringer Question: How do you motivate students? We discuss gamification and hooks to engage students.  Books mentioned: The Multiplayer Classroom by Lee Sheldon, eXPlore Like a Pirate by Michael Matera, Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess, and EDrenaline Rush by John Meehan. EdTech tools: Kahoot, ClassCraft, Edmodo, Schoology, Flipgrid, Google Classroom Things we love: QRBreakIN, EduProtocols
October 27, 2019
Episode 2
Former teacher (Kaelyn B) talks to her former student (Young K) about the world of teaching. We discussed flipped learning, classroom management, and unit planning and Young navigates his student teaching.
October 09, 2019
This podcast follows a teacher and her former student who is just beginning his teaching career. In this episode we discuss our current roles and find out the two biggest hurdles for new teachers. Notes/Links: Michael Linsin--Smart Classroom Management Eric Robinson-Teachers Talking Tech podcast PearDeck--interactive lessons
September 29, 2019
September 28, 2019
September 28, 2019