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Bell Ringers

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

Bell Ringers

Bell Ringers Teaching Podcast Episode 3: Gamification

Bell Ringers

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 4, 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 6, 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 9, 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
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September 28, 2019