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NHASCD Spotlight: A Podcast

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Integrating the Arts

NHASCD Spotlight: A Podcast

Integrating the Arts

NHASCD Spotlight: A Podcast

Math and Hip-Hop: Dispelling the Notion That All Mathematicians are Geeks
Dr. Peter Michael Plourde is the director of faculty development at the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC), teaches mathematics, and to the general public and to many of his students, is known as Professor Lyrical for his work as a hip-hop artist.  Join Dr. Randy Wormald and Executive Director Jan Yost for an interview with Prof. Lyrical and a discussion on the intersection of education and hip-hop. Website: YouTube Playlist:
May 10, 2021
Pre-Service Education during the Pandemic
Dr. Cara Procek, SNHU Professor of Education, shares some of the challenges that faced education students during the pandemic.
April 11, 2021
Making It: What Today's Kids Need For Tomorrow's World
Listen to Stephanie Malia Krauss speak about her new book, Making It:  What Today's Kids Need For Tomorrow's World in which she goes beyond the question of what young people need to succeed in school, to ask what they need to be ready for life. RESOURCES Stephanie's website Purchase the book at, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million
April 6, 2021
Assessing with Respect
Author Starr Sackstein talks about her newest book and offers best practices for results as SEL needs become more and more important. RESOURCES about Assessing with Respect:  Everyday Practices that Meet Students' Social and Emotional Needs order Assessing with Respect:  Everyday Practices that Meet Students' Social and Emotional Needs (Be sure to include our affiliate's PASS code, NHAFF , when you order Starr's book!) Starr Sackstein's website
April 3, 2021
(SEAL) Social-Emotional Artistic Learning
We all know social-emotional learning is of the utmost importance, but what is the best way to teach it to our students?  Listen to teacher, author, and consultant, Elizabeth Peterson, share what SEAL is, the benefits of integrating the arts with SEL, and how to get started. RESOURCES Teach SEAL The Inspired Classroom
April 1, 2021
Integrating the Arts
Join teacher, author, and consultant Elizabeth Peterson as she discusses how arts integration helps students engage in content and deepen their learning.
March 24, 2021
Coaching SEL Teams
This episode is sponsored by Eduplanet21. Listen to Krista Leh, educator, adjunct professor, and educational consultant specializing in SEL, share tips, stories, and strategies that you can do to support SEL, build capacity and integrate SEL into the culture of the school.  She also discusses the role of an SEL Coach and teams. Krista is the founder of Resonance Education Inc RESOURCES Krista Leh's eduplanet21 SEL Institute eduplanet21 Navigating SEL From The Inside Out (Elementary School Focus) pdf
March 23, 2021
Classroom Culture and Student Engagement
Teacher coach, ASCD and EdWeek Classroom author and ASCD Emerging Leader (class of 2014) Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman is this episode's guest speaker. Tune in to listen to Tammy discuss the importance of classroom culture and best practices for student engagement. FUTURE RESOURCE The Minimalist Teacher co-authored by Tammy and published by ASCD in June 2020.
March 17, 2021
From Feedback to "Feed-forward": Shifting Language to Invite Learners Towards Growth
Educators of all types - classroom teachers, administrators, support staff, coaches - are feedback-providers in various ways. Feedback is critical to the learning process at all stages. And yet, traditional feedback focuses on what the word describes, looking back. Lindsay Prendergast, discusses the impact of a mindset shift towards "feedforward" and the resulting impact our language and practices can have on student learning. RESOURCES Email:, Twitter @lindspren Website, The Feedback Fix by John Hirsch
March 8, 2021
Mind-Brain Research and the Neuroteach Global Project
Glenn Whitman, Director of The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., where he also teaches history joins us to discuss neuroscience in teaching and the Neuroteach Global Project. Resources The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning Neuroeducation Confidence Diagnostic (free measurement of current MBE knowledge and translation confidence) Neuroteach Global Pilot Access program (free for public and charter school teacher cohorts) Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academies An Educational Neuroscience Research Base to Get Your Started
February 26, 2021
Curriculum Matters: Deeper Dives
Melody Arabo, EdReports Outreach Specialist and US Department of Education Teacher Ambassador Fellow, shares insights on why quality curricular materials matter and how EdReports can be used as a foundation for conversations about your curriculum. EdReports Fordham Institute Report The Opportunity Myth
February 26, 2021
Tech Tips for the Classroom with Dr. Monica Burns
Dr. Monica Burns, ASCD author and faculty member,  shares strategies and tech tips for encouraging student participation and engagement, inviting student collaboration, assessing and providing feedback, and building relationships with families. EPISODE RESOURCES Monica Burns' Website         On-Demand Video Tailoring Classroom Technology Tips for Learning Outside the Classroom - an archived presentation with handouts.          Books (Click to find each book on Amazon) Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark NEW: Classroom Technology Tips (Quick Reference Guide) NEW: Distance Learning Essentials (Quick Reference Guide) #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment With Technology Deeper Learning With QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom.
January 19, 2021
Beat Teacher Burnout - An Interview with Mike Anderson
Author, consultant, and NHASCD member, Mike Anderson (@balancedteacher) discusses health and balance in teaching.  Mike talks about some main areas of teacher wellness that are especially important right now and suggests small steps that both teachers and school leaders can take.  EPISODE RESOURCES To learn more about the Beat Teacher Burnout Institute, click here.  Get a 25% discount, if you are an NHASCD Member.  Contact Jan Yost to get the discount code. ( Mike Anderson's Website
December 10, 2020
Tips for Remote Teaching
NHASCD President-Elect Steve Lebel and Executive Director, Jan Yost were invited by and joined our friends from MEASCD to talk about tips for remote teaching.  We joined MEASCD President Matt Drewette-Card and Executive Director, Dr. Leigh Alley for this informative episode.  Take a listen!
November 24, 2020
Language, Choice and Balance - A Conversation with Mike Anderson
Author and consultant, Mike Anderson and NHASCD President, Steve Tucker, discuss the challenges of self-directed learning during the COVID-19 crisis. How do we support true self-direction (not simple compliance) in students as they work from home? What are some practical strategies teachers can try? They also discuss how to support self-directed learning in ways that are manageable and not overwhelming for teachers.
November 24, 2020
From Webinar to Practice
Dana Foulds, NHASCD Treasurer and Digital Learning Specialist at Broken Ground Elementary School (Concord, NH), shares information about the journey she and her team took after attending a webinar series on Social-Emotional Learning. EPISODE RESOURCES NHASCD Website - Resources   Category: Professional Learning and Tag:  Social-Emotional Learning
November 20, 2020