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By Brittany Carpenter
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Episode 10- Problem Solving for Students' Needs with Jenn Serravallo

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Episode 19 Peer and Self-Assessment with Starr Sackstein
Join us for the first episode in our series where we dive into student ownership of learning.  On this episode I am joined by Starr Sackstein.  Starr has a wide range of experiences from the journalism classroom to leading the competency based grading movement.  Moreover Starr has conquered the mountain called National Board Certification.  She works fulltime as a consultant with the Core Collaborative, and writes about educational movements such as assessment reform from several established blogs, including her own.  You'll love the practical tips she shares for how to give better feedback to students and empower students to initiate self and peer assessment of understanding. You can learn more about our guest, Starr Sackstein by connecting with her via the following : Visit her website: Connect with Starr on Twitter – @MsSackstein Connect with Starr on Facebook – Starr Sackstein, MJE Facebook Fan page Check out Starr’s Youtube Channel for all things Throwing out Grades Check out Starr's TedTalk: A Recovering Perfectionist's Journey to Give Up Grades A few of the resources we dig into or that are mentioned in the episode are listed below: *Affiliate links are listed here for amazon which are used to support the growth of the podcast Leading Impact Teams by Paul Bloomberg Peer Power : Unite Learn, Prosper: Activate an Assessment Revolution from Bloomberg, Pitchford, and Vandus. A Repair Kit for Grading: Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades with DVD (2nd Edition) (Assessment Training Institute, Inc.)   Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 3) by Starr Sackstein Teaching Students to Self Assess from ASCD Peer Feedback in the Classroom from ASCD Visible Learning : Feedback from Routledge Hacking Questions by Connie Hamilton Hacking Project Based Learning by Ross Cooper Fair Isn't Always Equal by Rick Wormeli Join us for Episode 2o where we hear from Eric Bjornstad and discuss Formative Assessment in the Math and Science Classroom Now go out, and grow great leaders!
November 4, 2019
Episode 16 True Accountability with John Tanner
Join us as we discuss how schools can improve their measurement of student achievement in a way that gets us what we really want!   You'll hear us reference the following: Texas Association of School Administrators The Pitfalls of Reform Book John Tanner's Company: Test Sense website: Follow the Test Sense Blog- or go check out the Texas Accountability Series: Thank you for joining us!  Be sure to subscribe and leave a review on itunes! Full Disclosure: I use affiliate links from  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases
October 24, 2019
Episode 15: Reading achievement and How To Motivate Others with Stephanie Glaze
Join in as I have a discussion with my colleague and friend, Stephanie Glaze.  You will enjoy the candid discussion of real-world strategies and tips!   If you haven't yet gotten your copy, visit the link below to grab my sponsor, Rita Platt's newest book: Rita Platt's new book: Working Hard, Working Happy
October 15, 2019
Episode 14: "Working Hard, Working Happy" with Author Rita Platt
This episode is sponsored by our author, Rita Platt.  Listen as we take a deep dive into how educators can help themselves, their classrooms, and all those in it embrace the hard and find the joy! You'll hear us mention the following: The blog Rita collaborates on: Middle Web: the Heart of the School The First Days of School by Harry Wong The Educational Leadership Journal Connect with Rita on Twitter: @ritaplatt Grab your own copy of Working Hard, Working Happy: Also, don't forget to check out last week's episode featuring Whitney La Rocca and Patterns of Power Plus!  You can find more by following this link:
October 10, 2019
Episode 14 Preview- Featuring Working Hard, Working Happy
Join me for our next episode which will drop in the next few days: Episode 14 The Joy and Effort Connection with author Rita Platt. You can find her book, Working Hard, Working Happy, using this link:
October 8, 2019
Episode 13 Patterns of Power Plus with Whitney La Rocca: How to use Mentor Sentences to Develop Great Writers
You're going to love my discussion with author Whitney La Rocca about how Mentor Sentences can support you in developing great writers.  She also goes into depth about her newest resources including the Patterns of Power Plus Resources.   A few resources we reference: Patterns of Power Plus from Stenhouse Publishers The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Book: We Don't Eat Our Classmates Book: Patterns of Power Top 10 Mentor Texts Sets: By Grade Level: Mentor Text: My Papi Has a Motorcycle: Mentor Text: Love Hair Patterns of Power Facebook Community: Join us next week to hear from Author Rita Platt and her book about Working Hard Working Happy!
October 3, 2019
Sneak Peak : Episode 13 Whitney La Rocca
Here's a Sneak Peak for my next episode with Whitney La Rocca! Check out her and Jeff Anderson's Resources from Stenhouse Publishers:
October 2, 2019
Episode 12 How Balanced Literacy Can Support All Learners with TLA Consultants Joan Kerwin and Lynn Schade
Join me as I talk with balanced literacy gurus Joan Kerwin and Lynn Schade from the Teaching and Learning Alliance out of Boston, Massachusetts.   You will get so much great information from our conversation, plus these gals are a lot of fun to talk with!   Here are a few of the resources we reference: How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms (3rd Edition) by Carol Ann Tomlinson   The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition  by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development Lucy Calkins' Primary Units of Study Lucy Calkins' Reading Units of Study Lucy Calkins' Units of Study Website Ralph Fletcher Resources: Focus Lessons Twilight Comes Twice Fig Pudding Teaching and Learning Alliance Website: Teaching and Learning Alliance Blog @teachingandlearningalliance on Instagram
September 23, 2019
Episode 11 Supporting ALL learners with Valentina Gonzalez a Seidlitz Education Consultant
Join us for today's episode where we start off talking about students for whom english is not their first language, but we end talking about differentiation that supports the language needs of all learners.   A few of the resources we mention in this episode are mentioned below: Flip Grid See Saw App SnapandRead CoWriter QSSSA- Valentina's Blog Seidlitz Education Sheltered Instruction in Texas Text: Find Valentina on Twitter @valentinaesl Join us next week when we talk with Consultants Joan Kerwin and Lynn Shade from Teaching and Learning Alliance about Balanced Literacy
September 18, 2019
Episode 10- Problem Solving for Students' Needs with Jenn Serravallo
Listen on Episode 10 as I talk with one of the Literacy GREATS!- Jenn Serravallo! I'm still pinching myself that I actually got to talk with her! Listen as we talk about some big ideas from conferring, goal setting, resources, digital trainings and much more! You can learn more by visiting her Youtube channel: Her Heinemann page: Sign up for a FREE Webinar Find her on Twitter @jserravallo Join us next time for our discussion with Seidlitz education consultant: Valentina Gonzalez
September 8, 2019
Episode 9 The Library and How it Impacts Student Achievement with Anna Baker
In Episode 9 you will hear my discussion with Anna Baker.  We talk about lots of great literacy topics and book lists you will want to revisit here: Screencastify- how to record and share your screen The Ghost Boys Series by Jewell Parker Rhodes Texas State Library Association: Texas Bluebonnet Master List Texas 2 by 2 booklist: Mavericks Reading List: Coretta Scott King Award Books: from AALA or the CSK Blog: Learn more about Anna Baker using her twitter or instagram handle: @pmelibrolady Thanks for joining us and be sure to subscribe & share!
August 31, 2019
CLT Episode 8 Equity in Education with Pasha Goodman
On Episode 8 you'll hear my conversation with Coaching Leader, Pasha Goodman.  She shares with us about her expertise in John Hattie's Visible Learning as well as Teach Like a Champion from Doug Lemov. We also dive into some other great resources: Eric Jenson: Teaching with Poverty in Mind We Got This.: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be by Cornelius Minor Impact Teams by Paul Bloomberg Joellen Killion: The Teach Boost Blog: You can find Pasha on Twitter: @pgoodman529 Thanks for listening!  Join us next time for Librarian Chat with Anna Baker!
August 20, 2019
CLT Episode 7 Primary Intervention Strategies with Alison Ryan
Today we talk with Alison Ryan from Learning at the Primary Pond: Alison and I dive into what works for primary intervention, is TPT a good resource for teachers to use, and how to design great products.  She also details some amazing resources she offers including her webinars and small group support.  Recently she launched her Kindergarten teacher literacy support group.  Go to her website to learn more! You can also find her on instagram @learningattheprimarypond Other resources you'll here us discuss are listed below: F& P's Benchmark Assessment System: The Wilson Reading System SPIRE reading intervention System: Words Their Way: DK Leveled Readers: Rigby PM leveled readers: Grammar Alive: A Guide for Teachers by Bushra Bookstore Learn more: 
August 12, 2019
Episode 6- Coaching versus Authoritarian Leadership Stances with Clementine Arana
Today I had the chance to chat with one of the great leaders from my past, Clementine Arana.  You will hear just from this brief conversation how skilled she is in her work of being an instructional leader on campuses.  She believes in using a coaching stance to lead others towards a growth mindset.  Listen to our conversation and get some great nuggets for the leaders and teachers in your life! We reference several leadership books and authors: Jim Knight, one of my personal favorite books of his is Better Conversations.  You can find him by following this link: Marzano: The text Leverage Leadership: Richard Dufour: Relay Training: You can find Clementine Arana on Linked In Thanks for listening in!  See you next week!
August 6, 2019
Episode 5- What Does it Mean to Leverage Leadership in your School with Dr. Kwabena Mensah
Today we're delving into school leadership with one of my favorite principals and leadership role models, Dr. Kwabena Mensah.  He is currently serving as an Assistant Superintendent in the Houston Area, and extremely knowledgable about how to grow leaders.  You will thoroughly enjoy this discussion! We reference Brene Brown's work on this episode, you can learn more about her from her website: The following books are referenced in the podcast, and you can find them at these amazon links: The Art of War by Sun Tzu The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni We discuss personality assessments: StrengthFinders by Clifton, you can learn more at the gallup website: True Colors Assessment, you can learn more at their website: He is the president of the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators, you can learn about this organization at their website: He is also a leader within the Texas chapter of this organization.  You can find out more about them at their website: He will be presenting at the TAABSE conference in Dallas as well as the national conference in February 2020. You can follow him using his twitter handle @drkwabena
July 29, 2019
Episode 4: Tips for Building Relationships with your Students and Coworkers with Amy Bassett
Listen in as I interviewed my "teacher Bestie!", Amy Bassett, who just happens to be a well known master teacher.  She is fantastically skilled at building relationships with students and coworkers.  This is a real-world strategies and tips episode, with some heart-warming stories of student connections and impact you will enjoy! Be sure to subscribe and leave a review to be entered into our summer give away!
July 26, 2019
Celebrating Episode 10
Just popping by to tell you about how my podcast is going and update you about the next 10 episodes coming up!
July 26, 2019
Episode 3- Selecting Books for your Classroom Library with Lindsey Kielman
On this episode Lindsey joins me to discuss how to select books for your classroom library.  We discussed a wide range of topics related to book selection from book levels to how to know if your school's program is developing. We discussed Lucy Calkin's Units of Study.  You can learn more about this product on Lucy's site: We reference the book list text: Books That Don't Bore Em by James Blasingame which can be found at many book sites online, here's the amazon site for it: You will also hear the site referenced: Finally, you will find out more about Lindsey by following her on twitter: @kielmanlindsey Be sure to listen in next week when we talk with Amy Bassett about building relationships.
July 15, 2019
Episode 2- Campus Reading Goals with Dawn Westfall
In this episode we dive deep into campus reading goals with my guest Dawn Westfall.  You will get some great tips for how to set goals and action steps to take towards achieving campus goals.  You will also hear tips about how to support struggling readers.   The following resources are referenced: Richard Allington's article from Educational Leadership by ASCD : What At- Risk Readers Need You can view the full article here: The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching, PreK-8 We reference Marie Clay and you can find more of her work with Heinemann Publishers at You can find more about Jan Richardson by following this link to her site: Jenn Serravallo and her various resources can be found here: Finally, the nonprofit Dawn Works with Books Between Kids: Thanks for listening in, don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!
July 8, 2019
CLT Episode 1- Featuring Erika De la Ossa: How Coaching and Conferring Impact Learners
Today in my conversation with Erika DelaOssa we dove deep into coaching and conferring both with teachers and students.  She has such great insight into how these two are related and how they impact learners.  She is currently a teacher leader in California but has worked in Texas as an instructional coach leader for a campus.   She refers to some great resources which are linked here: Meenoo Rami's book: Thrive John Seidlitz's Book: ELLs in Texas Jenn Serravallo's Site from Heinnemann with all her resources: To view these book covers and some other files created by Erika use this google link: Thanks for listening!  Be sure to let me know what you think and any questions or comments you have!  You can find me on instagram @mrscarpteaches or email me at Leave an itunes review to be entered to win at the end of each month! cover art credit: Icons made by Freepik from is licensed by CC 3.0 BY
July 1, 2019
Episode 00- What can you expect from Coach Lead Teach?
Join me for my inaugural episode where we dive into what topics we'll be covering with my brand new podcast- Coach Lead Teach. Comment below or email me with any topics, authors, or ideas you'd like to discuss on this podcast.  I'm so excited to begin this conversation with you!
June 20, 2019