Instant Relevance Podcast

Instant Relevance Podcast

By Denis Sheeran & Ray Steinmetz
Instant Relevance Podcast is an education podcast featuring the latest news and resources to make learning relevant for all students. Hosted by Denis Sheeran (denissheeran.com) and Raymond Steinmetz (blendedlearningmath.com). Follow us on twitter: @instantrel
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Episode 12 - Instant Relevance Mini Moment #3
** Follow us on twitter @instantrel ** On the 12th SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about the curious case of Tesla drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Then Denis asks the question - "Are you asleep at the teacher wheel?" Tesla Story: -- wired.com/story/tesla-sleeping-driver-dui-arrest-autopilot/ Check out more from Denis" -- denissheeran.com Check out more from Ray: -- blendedlearningmath.com/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network — www.edupodcastnetwork.com
10:34
December 8, 2018
Episode 11 - Breaking the Code with Brian Aspinall
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the eleventh episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Mr. Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) teacher, speaker, and author of code breaker about finding unconventional ways for making learning relevant for all students with STEM learning and technology. Brian Aspinall - Code Breaker -- mraspinall.com/ -- brianaspinall.com/ Check out more from Denis -- denissheeran.com Check out more from Ray -- blendedlearningmath.com/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
28:16
December 1, 2018
Episode 10 - Igniting your Education Passion with Rachelle Dene Poth
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the tenth episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Writer, Innovator, and Tech Advocate - Rachelle Dene Poth (@rdene915). Rachelle talks about her innovative teaching practices and how she has converted her classroom from teacher to student centered. Rachelle Dene Poth: -- rdene915.com/ Rachelle's writing on Getting Smart: -- gettingsmart.com/author/rachelle/ Leonard Bernstein drawing by Denis's Daughter -- twitter.com/MathDenisNJ/status/1061721745361637376 Check out more from Denis: -- denissheeran.com Check out more from Ray: -- blendedlearningmath.com/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
35:27
November 17, 2018
Episode 9 - Instant Relevence Mini Moment #2 + Episode 10 Preview
** Follow us on twitter @instantrel ** On the ninth SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss a #MakeItReal mini moment about the firing of the Cleveland Browns coaching staff and how that relates to Bill Belichick. At the end of the episode, check out a SNEAK PREVIEW of Episode 10 with Writer, Innovator, and Tech Advocate - Rachelle Dene Poth (@Rdene915). Look for that full interview and episode next Saturday. Check out more from Denis -- denissheeran.com Check out more from Ray -- blendedlearningmath.com/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network — www.edupodcastnetwork.com
08:47
November 10, 2018
Episode 8 - Instant Relevance Mini Moment #1
** Follow us on twitter @instantrel ** On the eighth SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis Sheeran (@mathDenisNJ) and Raymond Steinmetz (@blended_math) discuss different strategies for dealing with the age old issue of homework. When Parents Want to Help - Denis Sheeran — denissheeran.com/homework/ Is it time to ditch homework? - Raymond Steinmetz via eSchoolNews — bit.ly/DitchHW4Good How to teach math skills and help with homework - Raymond Steinmetz via Fatherly — bit.ly/MathHWFatherly The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network — www.edupodcastnetwork.com
09:25
November 3, 2018
Episode 7 - Ditch that Homework with Matt Miller
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the seventh episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) interview Matt Miller (@jmattmiller), author of Ditch that Homework and Ditch that Textbook (@DitchThatTxtbk) about being an innovative educator and having the guts to stop using homework in the classroom. Matt Miller - Ditch that Textbook -- DitchThatTextbook.com Check out more from Denis -- denissheeran.com Check out more from Ray -- blendedlearningmath.com/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
40:24
November 2, 2018
Episode 6 - The Opportunity Myth with Denis and Ray
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the sixth episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss a new research report from The New Teacher Project (@TNTP) called The Opportunity Myth. Are students failing school, or is school failing our students? Check out this episode to get answers to this question and more! The Opportunity Myth - TNTP -- opportunitymyth.tntp.org/ Check out more from Denis -- http://denissheeran.com Check out more from Ray -- blendedlearningmath.com/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
33:35
October 20, 2018
Episode 5 - Teach Better with Tiffany Ott
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the fifth episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss navigating current and former trends in the classroom and how to make relevant learning experiences. The hosts then interview Tiffany Ott (@TechieTeachOtt) Teacher and member of the #TeachBetter Team and expert in The Grid Method. Teach Better Team - Tiffany Ott -- https://teachbetter.com/ Baby Shark Teaching Ideas - Denis Sheeran -- http://denissheeran.com/babyshark/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
40:38
October 6, 2018
Episode 4 - Professional Development with Rich Czyz
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the fourth episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss motivating teachers to take on new initiatives through the Jobs to Be Done Theory from the Christensen Institute. Later in the show, the hosts discuss creating a #MakeItReal moment by asking students to "Show Me Three." The hosts then interview Rich Czyz (@RACzyz) Principal and Author of The Four O'Clock Faculty about creating fun an engaging professional development opportunities for his staff. Rich Czyz - Four O'Clock Faculty -- fouroclockfaculty.com/ Christensen Institute - Jobs to Be Done Theory -- www.christenseninstitute.org/publications/teachers-jobs-to-be-done/ Chopped PD -- fouroclockfaculty.com/2018/08/chopped-pd/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
44:38
September 22, 2018
Episode 3 - LeBron James with Kareem Farah
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the third episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss how LeBron James opening a school can be used as a #MakeItReal moment. Later in the podcast, the hosts interview Kareem Farah (@Kareemfarah23) Math Teacher and Director of The Modern Classrooms Project about expanding the self-paced learning model he created in his own classroom through revolutionary Professional Development practices. Kareem Farah - The Modern Classrooms Project -- modernclassrooms.org/ LeBron James Opens a School -- www.cnn.com/2018/08/04/us/lebron-james-opens-school-trnd/index.html 5 Reasons LeBron James's School Really Is Unique - The Atlantic -- www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/08/lebron-james-school-unique/568243/ Lego Coding Express -- education.lego.com/en-us/products/coding-express/45025 The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network - www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
43:07
September 8, 2018
Episode 2 - Back to School with Quinn Rollins
**Follow us on Twitter - @InstantRel** On the second episode of the Instant Relevance Podcast, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Raymond (@blended_math) discuss how to start the year with a growth mindset for ourselves and our students. Later in the podcast, the hosts interview Quinn Rollins (@jedikermit) teacher and author of Play Like a Pirate about using game and play based activities to engage all students. **Resources Mentioned** Quinn Rollins' Website -- http://www.quinnrollins.com/ Jo Boaler and YouCubed.org -- https://www.youcubed.org/ Week of Inspirational Math -- https://www.youcubed.org/week-inspirational-math/ Boosting Math Video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoYDHUGIwuE Growth Mindset Coach and Playbook -- https://amzn.to/2xqR3d5 GoFormative -- https://goformative.com/ The Instant Relevance Podcast is a proud member of the Education Podcast Network - http://www.edupodcastnetwork.com/
40:34
August 27, 2018
Episode 1 - Welcome to the Instant Relevance Podcast
Follow us on Twitter - @instantrel. In this first episode, Denis (@MathDenisNJ) and Ray (@blended_math) talk about the ways that teaching has changed in the past few years and how teaching in a more relevant manner can reach more students. Denis shares a relevant teaching moment from the wildfires in California and the hosts discuss different ways to incorporate this topic into the classroom. Finally, both hosts share a resource for instant relevance in your own classroom. Todd Rose Keynote Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxZC5e-CP8k Educators for Excellence Teacher Survey: https://e4e.org/blog-news/press-release/educators-excellence-releases-nationwide-survey-teachers-education-issues-4 California Wildfires: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/08/08/california-fires-mendocino-complex-fire/943899002/ Performance Assessment Resource Bank: https://www.performanceassessmentresourcebank.org/ #MakeItReal Chat Archive: http://denissheeran.com/makeitreal/
34:30
August 9, 2018
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