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ReflectED Podcast

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ReflectED is the podcast where AJ Bianco shares his perspective on the challenges and successes that are taking place in our schools and focuses on goal-setting and plans for future improvement. Through rich conversation and meaningful dialogue, we discuss practical ways to make schools better for students and educators.
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How Leaders Can Best Support Teachers - REP009

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Reflecting on the 2020-21 School Year - REP013
In this episode host, AJ Bianco, reflects on the 2020-2021 school year and discusses why there has been such a HUGE break between episodes.  Five Questions for Reflection going into the next school year: 1. What is something you accomplished that you're proud of? 2. What was the most challenging part of the year?  3. What were the most important things you learned?  4. Where did you make your biggest improvements? 5. Who made the biggest impact on you this year?  - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
12:39
September 2, 2021
Going Gradeless w/ Dave Frangiosa - REP012
In Episode 12 of ReflectEd, AJ has a conversation with author and educator Dave Frangiosa about his new book "Going Gradeless: Shifting the Focus to Student Learning".  Throughout this conversation, Dave talks about what Gradeless means, why the ideas of going gradeless interested him, how all grade levels and content areas can go gradeless, and there's a GIVEAWAY!!!  Giveaway information - LISTEN to the episode and TWEET at me (@AJBianco) and Dave (@DavidFrangiosa) with one takeaway, comment on the interview, or a question that you still want answered, for a chance at a SIGNED copy of Dave's new book. One winner will be selected at random, and the winner will be announced on Episode 13 of ReflectedEd on April 5th!  A Conversation with the authors.  Check out Dave's blog at: http://www.reimaginedschools.com/ Check out Dave's Podcast: From Earning to Learning  - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
53:28
March 29, 2021
Teachers, You've Got This! w/ Jamie Bianco - REP011
In this episode, AJ sits down with mother, wife and outstanding educator Jamie Bianco!  Jamie shares how this past year has impacted her teaching and her classroom, including successes and failures that were brought about by the craziness of the year. Most importantly, Jamie shares a message to all educators as we head into the final stretch of 20-21 and look forward to bright spots of the 2021-2022 school year!   HOMEWORK: * What is something that you want to say to the teachers out there as they finish the year, and plan for a successful 2021-2022 school year?  Please make sure to give a listen and share your thoughts, feedback and ideas!  - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
20:36
March 15, 2021
What Are We Teaching Them? - REP010
In Episode 10 of ReflectEd, AJ talks with Mike Brilla and Dave Frangiosa to discuss education, parenting and how we are educating our kids. We were inspired by and episode of the Daily Dad Podcast (The Blog) by Ryan Holiday.  Connect with my guests: Mike Brilla  Dave Frangiosa  Learn more about Ryan Holiday  - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod Are you getting value from this podcast? Buy me a Coffee 
36:16
March 1, 2021
How Leaders Can Best Support Teachers - REP009
In this episode, AJ discusses ways that leaders can better support their teachers.  This year is HARD on everyone; teachers, support staff, school leaders, and district leaders. As a new Vice Principal I am trying to make this year as easy as possible for our staff. While my ideas seem simple, these are ideas that can be done by other leaders, teacher leaders and aspiring leaders so that they can make sure the climate in their building is a strong and positive one.  5 Ways Leaders Can Support the Teachers 1. Check in and Be Supportive 2. Walk the halls 3. Guide teachers with the right resources and give them freedom 4. Offer Encouragement and Celebrate Successes 5. Be a Model Homework:  I’m using REMIND to reach out to you, the listener. Sign up to receive text messages with updates, news, and reminders from me about what’s going on with ReflectEd. Send a Text from your device: In the message box type “@ReflectEd” and send to the number “81010” Shout Outs: Kerry Graham - @mskerrygraham Alfonso "The Fonz" Mendoza - @MyEdTechLife Bryon Carpenter - @BryonCar - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
23:08
February 16, 2021
It's About Servant Leadership w/ Matthew Woods - REP008
If you don't know him already, Matthew Woods is a name in education that you need to know. Matthew is a husband, father, district leader, college professor, doctoral candidate, and children’s author. In this episode Matthew Woods discusses his belief in leadership, and how being a leader is more than authority, it’s a representation of who you are. Matthew talks about Owning the Role, Empathy, Respect, Critical Thinking, Honor, Relationships, and his biggest influences on why he became an Educator. Check out Matthew on his podcast Leading Out the Woods or visit his website www.leadingoutthewoods.com for books and more information. You can find Matthew on Twitter @woodfromawoods. - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
51:56
February 1, 2021
Engaging Students in Critical Thinking w/ Chris Nesi - REP007
In Episode 7 of ReflectEd, AJ talks with High School Social Studies teacher, and Mr. Podcast, Chris Nesi about incorporating the 4 C's into his classroom. Chris is a proponent of introducing students to the ideas of Collaboration, Creativity, Communication and Critical Thinking. Throughout this episode, Chris discusses: Preparing student their next big thing Creating questions that are not easy to answer Making all instruction real and relevant Challenging students thinking Bringing out Wonder and Curiosity. Follow Chris Nesi on Twitter at @MrNesi or visit his website www.ChrisNesi.com to listen to the #HouseofEdTech Podcast! - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet me at @AJBianco Tweet the show at  @ReflectEdPod Follow me on Instagram @AJBianco Follow the show on Instagram @ReflectEdPod
34:11
January 18, 2021
Reflecting on 2020 - REP006
Welcome to ReflectED - Episode 6! Reflecting on 2020  Let's focus on the positives for the year! While we had so many difficulties and obstacles that were in the way for many of us, we are going to come into 2021 stronger than ever before!  My Positives Family I'm a Vice Principal now!  Personal Growth and Overall Strength How will 2020 Impact on Schools? It’s been a battle, but I think we are going to make it through just fine. This entire pandemic is going to improve schools going forward. Teachers will continue to rise and improve. What can we learn and improve going forward? GOALS My One Word for 2020... GO My One Work for 2021... DETERMINED HOMEWORK: 1. What is one thing you are grateful for in 2020? 2. What is one thing you will be glad to leave behind in 2020? 3. What’s your goal for 2021? 4. What’s going to help you in achieving that goal? - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
21:44
December 31, 2020
Back to School 2020 with Dave Frangiosa - REP005
Guest: Dave Frangiosa @DavidFrangiosa Unconventional School Year Excitement or lack thereof for the year ahead. What the classroom looks like. What can we do in this type of environment? What are students missing? How can we change this experience? Engagement vs. Compliance. Building relationships with students. Content and Curriculum. Should we be virtual? - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
41:36
September 14, 2020
Reflection and Goals - REP004
Quick Rundown of my EDU career. 14 years as a Middle School Social Studies teacher SMART Goals in the classroom. Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timely My current role in education. First-year as a district leader in 2019-2020. Looking back on the 2019-2020 school year. Am I PROUD of my accomplishments? Could I have done MORE? Did you reach your goals? My goals for the 2020-2021 School year Professional Personal HOMEWORK Courtesy of Warren Buffet’s 5/25 Rule: Write down as many goals as you want to achieve. Circle your top 5 Never think of the other 20 EVER again! - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
23:23
September 3, 2020
What's Your Mindset? - REP003
In this episode, we focus on our mindset.  How are we feeling right now? “Everything in life starts with your mindset first and your actions second. Your actions follow your thoughts, your beliefs and ideas. To make a shift, to free your energy: start with getting your mind right, and then, take action.” - Sylvester Mcnutt III  What can we do?  1. Take charge 2. Bring about Positivity - Positivity is a choice! 3. Get rid of the Negativity and Negative thoughts!  4. Continue to be amazing!  5. Be prepared to succeed! HOMEWORK Take time for YOU! Reflect on where you are and where you want to be.  - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
13:25
August 4, 2020
Embrace the Uncomfortable - REP002
In this episode, we are going to discuss how we can Embrace the Uncomfortable. Topics I focus on: FEAR Be a Risk-Taker! Understand your Why Get out of the Comfort Zone Understand that Failure will happen. Find your focus and trust your ideas. Acknowledge Fear… Do it anyway Your Reflection... How are you going to Embrace the Uncomfortable? - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
11:34
June 15, 2020
Done Is Better Than Perfect - REP001
Why ReflectED? Reflection is Important and it’s about Growth. Questions I focus on: What was my best moment today? What was my most challenging moment?  How did I act or respond to others?  How did I serve and support those around me? How will I continue to do so?  How can I continue to get better? Resources Mentioned: Compete Every Day Podcast with Patrick Allmond  Your Reflection... How were you successful this week?  What was your happiest moment?  How can you build on that going forward? - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
13:06
June 1, 2020
ReflectED Teaser
ReflectED is the podcast where AJ Bianco shares his perspective on the challenges and successes that are taking place in our schools and focuses on goal-setting and plans for future improvement. Through rich conversation and meaningful dialogue, we discuss practical ways to make schools better for students and educators.  Make sure you click subscribe. Episode 1 drops June 1, 2020! - - - - - Visit the website Share Feedback & Ideas Tweet the show @ReflectEDPod Follow on Instagram @ReflectEDPod
00:58
May 8, 2020