THRIVEinEDU by Rachelle Dene Poth

THRIVEinEDU by Rachelle Dene Poth

By Rachelle Dene Poth
Welcome to the THRIVEinEDU podcast where learning happens and random thoughts related to all things education are shared. Listen in each week as I talk about some of the emerging trends and topics in education. Topics include Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Global Collaborations, Preparing Students for the Future, PBL, SEL, Coding, the Power of PLNS and more.
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Thinking about the end of the year, planning forward
Reflections on progress, plans for the future, new ideas and fun activities
08:49
May 26, 2020
Educating all learners during COVID 19
Check out the  EALA: Educating All Learners Alliance, a project focused on providing resources and  support for special education.
12:05
May 22, 2020
Checking In and Our New Routines
Check in on family and friends, make sure your students are doing okay. Every moment matters. 
11:54
May 18, 2020
SEL and wellness: Taking care of our school community
Sharing ideas and considerations for wellness and helping each other during the pandemic and every day.
12:59
May 14, 2020
Unconventional Ideas: The time is now to try some
Explore unconventional ideas and how to bring  about positive changes in our classrooms, remotely and in person. Check out my book Unconventional Ways to Thrive in EDU.
09:49
May 11, 2020
Reopening Our Schools: Thoughts and Reflections
What do you think needs to happen? What will our schools look like? Inspired by NPR article and my own thoughts.
11:38
May 7, 2020
Pondering the look of school
Some thoughts  about school, classes, precautions, and things  to consider now as we prepare for our return to the classroom.  Great article that I read earlier: NPR 9 things
10:04
May 4, 2020
Breathe
Ideas
10:20
April 30, 2020
Innovation and Remote Learning
Innovation does not mean technology. Take some risks, try something new, ideas for students and families. 
16:10
April 27, 2020
Thoughts about Remote Learning, Communicating and Transitions
Think about best ways to communicate, focus on transitions that may happen fast, as our closures did. Prepare for the return to school by taking some opportunities to try new ways to foster communication.
09:36
April 23, 2020
Finding Balance and Connecting in the midst of chaos
How can we find balance now? What should we do? Stay connected, make time for you, take breaks. Just some ideas for how to plan days and find some balance during this uncertain and chaotic time. 
11:36
April 20, 2020
Creating a supportive virtual learning space
Why we need to focus on connecting and how.  I use Zoom and this is how I set it up and  why I am glad that I did. 
10:09
April 16, 2020
Ideas for Educators & Families
Looking  for tools for learning, here are ideas that families can enjoy too. Try Gimkit, Kahoot!, Quizizz, for games or Buncee and Flipgrid for storytelling, or explore with Nearpod for VR.  Also look at explore.org for live cams around the  world, animals, places, and climates.  Pernille Ripp and Global Read Aloud: Authors doing read-alouds each day. 
10:09
April 13, 2020
Tips for Remote Learning after two weeks
Just some thoughts to share about things to consider, what has worked, tips, and hopefully some ideas to try.
09:52
April 9, 2020
Ways to Connect Remotely
Chats, Audio, Video and Meetings Bachchannel chat, Anchor, GoSynth, Padlet, Buncee, Zoom,  Google Meet, Google Hangouts
13:39
April 6, 2020
The Importance of Connecting During Remote Learning
Some ways to foster connections during remote learning. Access is important, make sure families and students have access to information and resources. Next, how will you communicate? We still need to have social interactions, leverage the technology to make that happen.  Google Classroom, Teams, Slack, Padlet, Flipgrid, Screencastify, Zoom. 
10:59
April 2, 2020
Here We Go: Remote Learning, Learning as we go
Pace yourself, we are all learning and adjusting.  Find a tool like Buncee, where you can create a video, link resources, teach a lesson, have students create.  Use Nearpod for interactive lessons and Virtual Reality, have meetings using Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, and record a lesson with  Screencastify or Loom. for a few examples. Read more: https://www.gettingsmart.com/2020/03/choosing-the-right-tools-for-remote-learning/ 
11:22
March 30, 2020
Exploring the World from Our Classroom
Ideas to immerse students more in learning, global collaborations and explorations.  See Buncee, Nearpod. Flipgrid, CoSpaces EDU, Merge EDU, Google Expeditions, Mystery Skype
14:31
March 26, 2020
Advice from students and Focusing on our Why
Continuation from prior episode, with advice from students. Be creative. Be supportive.  Make connections. Take risks with learning. Encourage and Inspire. 
14:11
March 23, 2020
Focus on the Why/ Seeing the Student
Reflect on your experience. Share your story, lean in and listen more and see the student, not the behavior. I recommend reading the book Lost at School. 
13:18
March 16, 2020
Sharing Our Story: Pushing Ourselves Professionally
Share your story: Podcast, Blog, Periscope. Start with one and use it as a way to reflect and share your ideas. Your story needs to be told.
12:47
March 9, 2020
Professional Learning Spaces: Making Connections
Some ideas for learning and growing with your PLN
09:32
March 2, 2020
TCEA Highlights from a week of Learning
Carl Hooker and Adam Phyall Session Jaime Donally AR/VR Claudio Zavala, Amy Storer, Brian Romero Smith and Marialice Curran - Creativity is my Jam Laura Steinbrink - Train like a NAVY SEAL Lori Gracey - The Future is Now (great title, like my book!) Esports Expo hall sightings
12:49
February 24, 2020
BETT Experience: Part 2
The BETT experience, part II: The Space, Technology and the People
11:33
February 20, 2020
Buncee and BETT
An amazing opportunity to be with Buncee  at BETT in London.  Being able to share the possibilities for creating with Buncee and how Microsoft's Immersive reader benefits learners  was an absolute honor. 
09:22
February 17, 2020
Tools to Check out this year!
Here are some favorites: Buncee, Gimkit, Nearpod, Wakelet, Synth, Anchor, Voxer
11:30
February 10, 2020
Conferences: FETC and Professional Learning!
Some of my takeaways from FETC  and conferences in general. 
11:56
February 3, 2020
Sharing Who We Are as Educators and Connecting
How to share our experiences, learn and grow together
09:33
January 30, 2020
Pushing Through Challenges: Connecting and Growing
Follow up to a conversation. Importance of being a risk-taker, connecting, not being afraid to ask for help
16:52
January 22, 2020
Professional Learning: 5 Ideas for Any Schedule
Five ways that I find time for personal and professional  development.
16:10
January 11, 2020
New Year, New Goals and One Word
Do you make resolutions? I think more about goals, being intentional about  changes I would like to make and reflecting. Relentless pursuit of growth.
07:56
January 6, 2020
Ideas for the New Year
Ideas for the new year after time to relax  and recharge. Focus on relationships, family engagement, learning spaces and more.
14:06
December 30, 2019
Future of Education and Work: Follow-up to Panel!
We had a Tweet and Talk (EduMatch) last night, and the discussion was the 2nd part of a talk on the future of education and work. A great panel and so I wanted to share what we discussed and some of my own thoughts for this episode.
12:26
December 23, 2019
Coding and Computational Thinking! Resources to Get Started!
Check out code.org and look to twitter for the #hourofcode hashtag!
12:06
December 16, 2019
Coding: How does it benefit students and educators?
Check out the Hour of Code and Code.org site Also try Code Academy, Hopscotch, Brain Pop, MIT Scratch, Girls Who Code, Khan Academy
15:19
December 10, 2019
Global PBL: How to Connect Our Classrooms
How we made more powerful connections during PBL: Edmodo, Flipgrid, Padlet, Synth, Buncee and Nearpod
10:50
December 6, 2019
PBL: Authentic and High-Quality
I learned that I was not truly doing authentic PBL in my classes. Here are some resources and ways to provide a better and more authentic experience for students. 
14:36
December 2, 2019
Ideas to Promote Personalized Learning
Some ideas for creating more personalized learning experiences for students. Examples PBL, Blended Learning and  Station Rotations. 
13:56
November 25, 2019
Collaboration and Promoting SEL
Five ways to build collaborative skills in the Classroom,
11:48
November 18, 2019
Social Emotional Learning: Ways to Build SEL in the Classroom
SEL, check out the Casel.org site for information and materials for use in your classroom.
10:15
November 4, 2019
Classroom Collaboration: 5 Ideas for Promoting Collaborative Learning
Here are five ways that I have tried to create more active learning in my classroom. 
15:03
October 28, 2019
Learning Experiences to Prepare Our Students
What happens if we offer more choices for students to learn and design their education?  What are the skills that students need for now and the future?
11:11
October 21, 2019
Preparing for the Future: What do our students need?
Some ideas of how to prepare students for the future of work and learning.
09:16
October 14, 2019
Artificial Intelligence in Education: What Do We Need to Know?
Ideas about AI and how it can be used in education, resources to explore
06:54
October 7, 2019
Movement in the Classroom: Student Engagement!
A space in which students take a more active role, transforms students from consumers to creators and the former teacher-centered classroom into a student-centered and student-driven space. n an effort to encourage students to become more active learners as well as to be more involved in the types of activities and instruction in the classroom, I started to implement some teaching strategies involving music and games.
15:21
September 30, 2019
The importance of mentoring in Education
Mentoring and why it is important. 5 ideas for connecting and forming a mentorship.
09:13
September 24, 2019
Making time for Self-care: Ten ideas for Educators and Anyone!
Check out my blog at www.Rdene915.com Learn about my books In Other Words and  The  Future is Now, bit.ly/Pothbooks
07:38
September 18, 2019
Episode #1 EdTechRogue
My first podcast, random thoughts, please let me know if you want to be a guest, respond, anything. Definitely welcome some feedback..
01:51
July 4, 2018