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The Student-Centered World Podcast

The Student-Centered World Podcast

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My name is Jenn Breisacher and I am CEO of Student-Centered World. I help teachers create a fully engaged classroom through student-centered learning, reducing teacher stress, and increasing student success. Are you overwhelmed as a teacher? Do you find that your passion just isn't where it used to be? Do you love what you do, but the daily stress is just becoming too much? If so, you've found the right place. Our podcast focuses on teachers and how to avoid burnout while creating a memorable and (relatively) stress-free environment in your classroom and school.
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Toxic Positivity vs. Positive Mindset
Episode Summary: Toxic positivity. It's a buzzword today but what does it actually mean? Toxic positivity is when you overly look at the bright side of life. It's when you are not acknowledging anything difficult and you are trying to find the best in everything, but to a fault to the point of making some people feel bad about the negative things that are happening in their life. Today, I want to chat about that for a little bit. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/listeningtoyou/ Want to learn more? - More podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
09:08
May 15, 2021
Top 3 Mistakes in Student-Centered Teaching
Episode Summary: On this episode of the Student-Centered World podcast, we're going to be talking about mistakes. Now, that's not something people usually like to talk about. But I have found that when people start out with student-centered learning, there are three main mistakes that they make, and it could make it, so you don't want to try it anymore, your kids aren't interested in participating. Obviously, that's not something that we want. We want everybody to have a really positive experience, but these three mistakes are very, very common. You may have even made them yourself at some point and that's totally fine. That's why I wanted to take some time to address them and talk about what we can do to fix them. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/top3mistakes/ Want to learn more? - More podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
28:09
May 8, 2021
Making Your Teacher...and Personal...Life Easier
Episode Summary: On this episode of the Student-Centered World podcast, I wanted to take today I want to talk a little bit about why student-centered learning makes your life easier. Now, a lot of times when I try to explain that to teachers, especially ones that either isn't as well versed in student-centered learning, or are very skeptical about student-centered learning, or are just in a place in their teaching career, I don't think I need to define that place. I think you can probably understand what I mean by that. But there is a lot of resistance in the thought that nothing can make this easier, nothing can make this better, it is what it is. Teaching has been the same way forever, it should still be that way, and so on and so forth. So today, I wanted to take a couple of minutes to explain to you why that is, in fact, not the case and why it is oh so different. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/the-benefits-of-student-centered-learning/ Want to learn more? - More podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
12:06
May 1, 2021
Grading as You Go with Student-Centered Learning
Episode Summary: Hey friends, and welcome to the Student-Centered World Podcast, where you might be listening while you are grading papers or in lieu of grading papers. But I wanted to talk about grading papers today. It seems like that is usually the least liked part of being a teacher. I wanted to talk about a way that you can make it where it's not so bad. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/learner-centered-teacher/ Want to learn more? - More podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:32
April 23, 2021
Stressing Less as a Teacher
Episode Summary: On this episode of the Student-Centered World podcast, I want to take time to help you with a little bit of a mindset shift, as I like to talk about what seems to be all of the time, about student-centered learning in general and explain to you why, in fact, it does make your life less stressful. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/student-centered-teaching-strategies/ Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
12:10
April 17, 2021
Teaching Generation Z
Episode Summary: On this episode of the Student-Centered World podcast, I wanted to take this week and take a couple of steps backward, because I've mentioned multiple times about Generation Z..."Generation Z is in our classroom", "they're different", "Generation Z", "Generation Z". But I haven't really talked about Generation Z. Who they are, why they're different. I say they're different, but I haven't explained why, and I wanted to take time today to talk about them. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/teaching-generation-z Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
11:38
April 10, 2021
Dealing with "Imposter Syndrome" as a Teacher
Episode Summary: On this episode of the Student-Centered World podcast, I wanted to talk to you about something that I know of in the business world that is directly relatable to the teaching world. Now, so often we don't hear the two overlap. But there is this term that I hear over and over again in the business world that every time I hear it, I think of teachers and what we do to ourselves. So, I wanted to talk about that today to see if you are doing this to yourself, and what you can do to change it. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/imposter-syndrome Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:56
April 2, 2021
Simplifying Classroom Differentiation
Episode Summary: On this episode of the Student-Centered World podcast, I wanted to talk about something that we all are obviously required to do in the classroom, which is to differentiate for every student that is in there. We know that all of our students learn just a little bit differently from each other, have different needs, and it's our job to meet all of those needs. Differentiation has a tendency to really overwhelm most teachers, but it doesn't have to depending on how you craft your classroom. That is what I wanted to explain to you today. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/classroom-differentiation Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
09:55
March 25, 2021
Clarifying Student-Centered Learning Prep with Rocio Gonzalez
Episode Summary: On this episode of the Student-Centered World podcast, you get to listen in on a coaching session that I have with one of our "A Passion for Progress" teacher-students named Rocio Gonzalez. Rocio is a teacher of English as a second language right outside of Mexico City. She went through our course in the summer of 2020. She saw the excitement behind students in their learning and couldn't wait to get her hands on it in her own classroom. But even though she went through the course, she did have some questions that are fairly common to help clarify to make sure this goes as smoothly as possible for her students. Today, I hope you get something out of listening in as well. And if you also have any questions when you're finished, you can feel free to reach out and I am happy to help. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/student-centered-prep Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
46:25
March 19, 2021
Classroom Transformation with Choice with Kyra Sandstrom
Episode Summary: Today's podcast episode is really a student-centered learning success story. We get to chat with Kyra Sandstrom, who is one of our Passion for Progress students and I love how this is all worked out for her. When she took our course ("A Passion for Progress: Becoming a Rockstar Teacher in a Stressed-Out World") in the summer of 2020, she kept coming back to the point that she is teaching third graders and while all student-centered learning sounds great for maybe middle school kids, definitely high school kids, she just didn't understand how it could work for the younger students. I kept telling her just try it, just try it. So, in her first year in teaching third grade, and teaching kids both on Zoom and in the classroom, she implemented what we taught her, and not only is it working amazing, but she's now training other teachers on how to do this method of instruction. Super inspirational. Lots of great ideas. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/classroom-transformation Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
22:18
March 12, 2021
Utilizing Student Choice
Episode Summary: In this week's podcast episode, I wanted to take a couple of minutes to chat about something that I am extremely passionate about. Not only was it a technique that I mastered in the classroom, but it is one of the main focuses that I teach my "A Passion for Progress: Becoming a Rockstar Teacher in a Stressed-Out World" students about and that is student choice. If you've been reading along with me either on social media or my website or have been listening to the podcast, you know that the concept of student choice comes up a lot. But unfortunately, there's still a lot of misconceptions about what student choice really means and how ridiculously easy it actually is to implement in the classroom. So today, I wanted to take a couple of minutes to explain how. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/student-choice Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
11:35
March 5, 2021
Social-Emotional Learning with Dr. Marissa Kase
Episode Summary: In today's podcast, I was able to sit down with Dr. Marissa Kase who specializes in social-emotional learning. Now we know that SEL is very much a buzzword and buzz term in education right now, but a lot of people don't really get what it is, and how you're able to implement it in your day to day without it being more work or just something else to do or deviating from your curriculum. She has a lot of really, really great ideas for every grade level to be able to get this done and also explains why it is SO critical to this generation of learners. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/social-emotional-learning Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
36:26
February 27, 2021
Changing School Culture with the Namaste Project
Episode Summary: If you've been looking for a way to lower the stress level and increase the productivity and positivity within your school building, that means students, staff, administrators, parents even then this podcast is for you. I had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Kali Arnold and Danielle Brunson who run The Namaste Project. The Namaste Project helps schools hone in on the mindfulness practices that are going to make them succeed. They help anywhere from lowering stress levels and resetting expectations to creating these Zen-like oasis places within the school building where teachers can go to reset to refresh and refocus. They even help some schools eliminate the need for detention or school suspension and help those students who need it most create coping mechanisms and learn ways to reroute their negative behaviors. If this sounds too good to be true, it definitely is not. This episode is going to be something you want to pay attention to. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/namaste-project Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
39:56
February 20, 2021
Handling What You Can't Control
Episode Summary: As teachers, we like to be in control. We like to know what's happening. We like to know what the plan is a long-distance, and we like to execute that plan the way that it works in our head. But right now, we're having a really tough time doing that and we're having a really tough time dealing with that. So, I wanted to take some time today to chat about what you can do when you just can't control things. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/teacher-control Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
09:23
February 12, 2021
Mindfulness Options for Teachers
Episode Summary: I hope you are feeling calm this morning but if you are not, today's podcast episode might be just what you are looking for. We're going to be taking a look today at mindfulness. Now mindfulness is something that I think is extremely beneficial. But there are a lot of people that roll their eyes and say, oh, my goodness what is the benefit of that. It's just another one of those things out there that they want us to do or want us to learn about. But there are a lot of huge benefits from it for each person individually and we're going to go over a little bit of that today. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/teacher-mindfulness Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
09:40
February 6, 2021
The Silver Linings of our Current State of Education
Episode Summary: In this week's podcast, we're going back to a Facebook Live I did back in the spring, not long into the school shutdowns. While some of the chatter is a little more timely for that period, after listening to it I realized it was a larger message that so many teachers needed to hear RIGHT NOW. The advice ends up being timeless....or until the crazy of all of this finally passes. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/silver-linings Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
25:05
January 30, 2021
Listening to Your Students' Needs with Christi Hartley
Episode summary: In today's episode of the Student-Centered World podcast, I get to chat with Christie Hartley, a 61-year young teacher from New Mexico, who is also one of our "A Passion for Progress" students. In our conversation, we go over all kinds of things that she's been doing in the classroom this year, how things have been going, and of course, how she has been dealing with teaching during a global pandemic. She's got a lot of great ideas, and I think you will get a lot of great information out of this. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/student-needs Programs Discussed: Newsela: https://newsela.com/ ReadWorks: https://www.readworks.org/ Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/ Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
43:42
January 23, 2021
Building Teacher / Student Relationships
Episode Summary: In this week's podcast, we're going to be talking about creating meaningful relationships with your students in a year where you might see them in person, you might not. You might see them for a little bit, they might go away. You may only see them through a screen, etc., etc. So, we know that creating relationships with our students is the number one way to get them engaged, to get them performing so we get to know who they are and what makes them tick and I can go on and on about the importance of building relationships in the classroom. But when you have a year that the classroom itself looks so different, and the expectations and how we even see them is changing so rapidly it's really hard to create consistent relationships. The number one challenge that I've been hearing from the teachers that I'm working with are the ones that have been all digital. How are you supposed to create a relationship with somebody who may never even come on camera? What are you supposed to do there? A lot of them are like, I'm just not. You can't just not. You have to do your due diligence to make meaningful relationships with each one of these students. So today, I wanted to talk about some of the ways that you can do that. These techniques can be used in the classroom. They can be used out of the classroom. They can be used digitally. They can use a hybrid. It's just a matter of putting your own spin on them. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/teacher-student-relationships Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
16:06
January 16, 2021
The Importance of Relationships with Bridget Hocutt
Episode summary: In today's podcast, we get to go on a trip, sort of. I got to talk to one of our “A Passion for Progress” students, Bridget Hocutt, who teaches eighth grade. At the time of our recording, she and her family had decided that since they were all working remotely to take a little road trip, which was super exciting that I was able to talk to her as they were traveling (but we do get to hear a little bit of her trip in the background, which is just super fun, and if that's not 2020 I don't know what it is). Bridget took our course and just really saw the benefit of student choice, building relationships, how all of it interconnects and she's really inspirational to listen to. I think you will get a lot out of the lessons that she's going to teach you today. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/student-relationships Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
28:30
January 9, 2021
Making a Lesson Fully Digital
A lot of the teachers that I have been talking to have been saying that they are beyond frustrated and exhausted because their schools or their districts keep changing the rules as they're playing the game.  Some districts had said that things are going to be one way and then abruptly change to something else. There are kids coming and going depending on what the protocols are for your school and it's throwing everybody for a loop. I wanted to take some time right now, to give you some food for thought to think about how you can prepare moving forward, and that way, at least until everything does move to the new normal, you have a plan in place for no matter what comes your way. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/digital-lesson Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
09:24
January 2, 2021
Determining Timing as a Teacher
Let's talk all about scheduling for the crazy. Typically, we have an idea of how we want our lessons to play out, how we want to schedule them, whether you believe in backward design, or you go day by day, or you just plan out your lessons by week. Everybody has a system on how that works. But lately, when you're adding in the digital elements or the online elements or half the kids are on Zoom, and the other half is in the classroom or whatever scenario you have before you, it gets a little bit tricky to figure out the best way to schedule that is benefiting all of your students. Now I know there are all kinds of elements that are in the mix right now, if you're a virtual and you have students not logging in, so on and so forth. But that's something that I'm going to be talking about another day. Right now, I want you to wipe all of that off and just think about is the best way to be scheduling out what you need to teach your students given all of the hoopla, the potential change in the hoopla, and what that could look like to again, make your life easier, and make your students’ lives more beneficial. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/teacher-timing Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
09:28
December 26, 2020
Keeping Faith in Yourself as a Teacher
In today's (short) podcast, I want you to have a little bit of a conversation with yourself. We often know that not only are we our own worst critic, but we are also a lot of times the person that we listen to the least. A lot of times, that leads to a lot of negative effects both in our professional life, personal life, and right now this is a really difficult season for teaching. Because of this, I want to give you some words of wisdom that I think can help get you through. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/keeping-faith Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
06:24
December 19, 2020
Changing the Higher-Ed Dynamic with Dr. Joe Lizza
Episode summary: In today's podcast, I had the opportunity to talk to one of my dearest friends, Dr. Joe Lizza, who's Director of Campus Activities at Rowan University. We had a phenomenal conversation about the shifts that have been made when it comes to student life, student engagement, technology challenges, family challenges, all of the issues that we are seeing across the board in the field of education. Joe has done a fantastic job in his role working with the administrative team at Rowan University to try to come up with every possible scenario for their students and ways to help them still succeed in both learning and making it through the day-to-day. It doesn't matter if you are a K-12 teacher or you are in higher education, you will get a lot out of the things that Joe talks about today. A lot of the concepts that he developed or came up with or implemented are certainly things that we can all use in our classroom as well. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/student-life Programs Discussed: EdPuzzle: EdPuzzle.com Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
27:34
December 12, 2020
Transitioning from the Distance/Hybrid Classroom with Val Shindo-Uehira and Sarah Iverson
Episode summary: On today's podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with Val Shindo-Uehira with a cameo appearance by Sarah Iverson, who is an Instructional Coach. Val and Sarah teach at Kapolei Middle School, where Val has taught 7th-grade science for the past 17 years. Our conversation went into how their school district was preparing to open back up and the plans that they had in place and the committee's that they had together. It was so utterly impressive what they were able to come up with, the challenges that they are facing, and how they were overcoming them. I really think anybody who is either struggling with a reopening plan, or is getting ready to reopen, or maybe you have reopened, but it isn't really going as well as it could be, can get so much out of this episode. The three of us just sort of had a great conversation about what they're doing for the kids, what they're doing for the teachers, and how they are planning to move forward with all of this. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/digital-to-blended Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
31:36
December 5, 2020
Easily Adapting the Classroom with Steph Sperber
Episode summary: On today's podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with 14-year teaching veteran Steph Sperber who is currently teaching in a middle school classroom. I met Steph in Spring 2020 through our Student-Centered World mastermind Facebook group; Steph was so instrumental in helping teachers in our group transfer their classrooms to a digital setting. I bring up Steph a lot when I talk to other teachers because I specifically remember her saying that, given her regular classroom was already student-centered, she actually had more time on her hands when school went digital. No one ever believes me when I tell them that, but it's true. The teachers that I've trained and the students that are learning all had the same sentiment that there is more time because of the nature of how the classroom is run. In talking to Steph today, you'll hear exactly how it's done. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/classroom-adaption Programs Discussed: Actively Learn: activelylearn.com G Suite for Education: edu.google.com/products/classroom Peardeck: peardeck.com Doodle Notes: doodlenotes.org Bitmoji: bitmoji.com Nearpod: nearpod.com Seesaw: seesaw.com Flipgrid: flipgrid.com Screencastify: screencastify.com EdPuzzle: EdPuzzle.com Support Steph's Mask Business: Steph’s Quilty Pleasure: etsy.com/shop/StephsQuiltyPleasure Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
50:33
November 28, 2020
Defining Classroom Routine
Episode summary: Today I wanted to take a couple of minutes to talk about routine in the classroom. So, if you listened for the last two weeks, you know that the first episode that we had talked all about engagement. It was clipped out of the engagement webinar that I was giving over the summertime and then last week, we talked to Bridget Burlage, who talked all about how she engages her students through routines in the classroom. But there are some questions because my engagement piece was all about switching things up in the classroom and keeping the kids on the toes. Then Bridget went in and talked about how you have to have very distinct routines and it seems like they're conflicting thoughts, but they are not. And I wanted to take a couple of minutes today to explain how they both work together in perfect harmony in the classroom. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit studentcenteredworld.com/Classroom-Routine Programs Discussed: Google Classroom: Classroom.google.com EdPuzzle: EdPuzzle.com Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
12:06
November 21, 2020
Structure in the Classroom with Bridget Burlage
Episode summary: In our very first interview of season three of the podcast, I was able to catch up with one of my former coworkers, Bridget Burlage, who is a high school English teacher and also teaches AP students. She has absolutely found her stride and a hybrid classroom and has some fantastic tips and tricks that she uses that are not only successful for the day-to-day, but it's also fully preparing her students through consistent engagement and relationship building. It all comes down to the structure in the classroom that she has created, and her students have adapted. Bonus: her tips are not for high school only; you can use them in any grade level, you just obviously have to change it a little bit for your content area and age appropriateness, but then you will be set to go.  Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/classroom-structure/  Programs Discussed:  Google Classroom: Classroom.google.com  Teacher Made: teachermade.com  SeeSaw: seesaw.com NoRedInk: noredink.com Nearpod: nearpod.com  Jamboard: edu.google.com/products/jamboard/ Google Meet: meet.google.com/ Quizizz: quizizz.com Haiku Learning: my.haikulearning.com  Mentimeter: mentimeter.com  Want to learn more?  - Contact Bridget Burlage: bridgetburlage@gmail.com or https://www.twitter.com/theburlage  - For more podcast episodes: https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast  - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/  Follow Student-Centered World on:  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studentcenteredworld  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
38:21
November 14, 2020
Student Engagement Strategies
Episode summary:  To say this year (2020) has been a roller coaster is an absolute understatement. Every moment, it seems like something has changed, something has been altered, something has been thrown at us some type of curveball that we had no idea was even coming in the first place.  And it's been hard.  It's been really hard to be a human right now, let alone to be a teacher. I feel like we've gone through such a roller coaster of respect and disrespect in the field. We've been trying so hard to find ways to strike balance to do our jobs and to teach our kids all the things that we normally do. But now we're wearing masks, or maybe now we're doing it through a screen. In March when the school shutdowns first started, we created our Facebook group, and we were trying to help one another in there and just figure out how to manage this. While we've found a lot of ways to manage it, we're still trying to figure things out at the same time. One of the issues that have come to the surface and it happened in the spring, it's happening in the fall, even as some schools are going back to school full time, it's still an issue is the idea of classroom engagement.  When you're all digital, the concern is are the kids even there? Are they logging in? Are they doing the assignments? What's going on with them at home? When they're in school? Maybe it's hybrid, so they're only there for a short period of time you want to get the best bang for your buck...but maybe they're not interested or when they are home and they're doing online work? Are they really doing it the way that you envision it? If they're in the classroom? Are they distracted because they have to wear masks or they have some type of shield between them and their friend and they can't be within three or six feet of one another and they can't walk down the hall or use the water fountains?  There's just so much going on right now.  I really felt that in this first episode, I should hone in on the stuff that I have been saying about classroom engagement. There are ways to certainly focus on this. If you know me at this point, you know that I say everything to be successful just takes a mindset shift, and then putting it into practice. This first podcast is the audio from our Hacking Student Engagement webinar. The teachers who have listened to this advice are finding themselves much less stressed and their students much more engaged. I hope you find the same. Episode transcript: For the full transcript of this episode, please visit https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/student-engagement-workshop/ Want to learn more? - For more podcast episodes: studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
36:05
November 7, 2020
Blended Learning for Fall 2020?
Everything is up in the air for fall 2020 in the classroom, but most districts are seriously considering blended learning. This podcast episode discusses what blended learning is and how you can be successful with it (and...spoiler alert...if you plan for blended learning, you can still do it effectively in the classroom...but it's very hard to be successful at traditional teaching online!) #blendedlearning #teachertips #distance learning Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
15:07
May 22, 2020
Lesson Planning for a Pandemic
As teachers, we so often rely on our own experience each year that passes in the classroom when it comes to developing lesson plan ideas. Currently, we are in a unique situation in education. Teachers have been thrust into an atypical version of distance learning. While distance learning can be very effective in some scenarios, it turns into quite the bit debilitating attempt to keep continuity and consistency in our classrooms that have now turned virtual. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:25
May 16, 2020
Teacher Observation Tips
Teacher evaluations and classroom observations are nerve-wracking for any teacher. Make it easy for an administrator to know how to write a classroom observation for you with these ideas and teacher observation examples that will work in all classrooms.  By following these instructional strategies, you will demonstrate not only effective teaching but will rock your teacher evaluation comments through whatever teacher evaluation system your district uses with this teacher observation checklist. You can read more about this topic here: https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/teacher-observation-tips/ Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
09:40
May 9, 2020
What Do You Do With a Toxic School?
Hopefully, you haven't been there and you've only heard the horror stories, but when you work in a toxic school environment, everyone you love about education gets washed under a sea of anxiety. There are three options to come through on top of the situation. Don't let a bad school ruin your love of the game. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:05
May 2, 2020
Teacher Self-Care and Preventing Burnout
Remember back to what probably seems like a lifetime ago. You became a teacher to: *Make a difference in the lives of students *Be the person a child can look up to for guidance *Follow your passion for education But the changes we are facing every day in policy, procedure, and expectations are making it seem like a pipe dream. The truth is, even if you’re not getting the support you need from your administration, parents, and even students, you can still recapture that “new teacher” energy. You just need to take care of yourself first. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
14:48
April 25, 2020
Why the School Shutdowns Can be Seen as a "Silver Lining" in Education
Teachers have been thrust into distance learning, but did you know that it will, unequivocally HELP teaching once everyone returns to the classroom? What seems like a complete uprooting is actually one of the greatest silver linings we have ever received in the educational world. eLearning and distance teaching is going to make all teachers better at their craft for a very specific reason. #distancelearning #elearning Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
20:50
April 17, 2020
Reaching Your Students while Distance Learning
Much like within the classroom, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to reaching students outside of the walls in our buildings. When it comes to a lack of communication, it's important to determine why before coming up with a plan to combat it (to whatever degree you can). Nothing in education is perfect, but as people on the frontline, we certainly should keep trying. Even if we help one student, we've made a difference. Teachers have been thrust into distance learning, but did you know that it will, unequivocally HELP teaching once everyone returns to the classroom? What seems like a complete uprooting is actually one of the greatest silver linings we have ever received in the educational world. eLearning and distance teaching is going to make all teachers better at their craft for a very specific reason.  Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
12:26
April 11, 2020
Tackling Distance Learning
Conquering distance learning can be very intimidating for a teacher who is unfamiliar with the process. Here are three action steps to help it go smoothly and be en effective means of teaching your students online. #distancelearning #blendedlearning #teachingonline Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:00
April 4, 2020
Handling School Closings While Teaching
The extensive school shutdowns are stressful on everyone...and trying to manage it all as a teacher is exhausting. We are in an unprecedented time in history right now. Teachers are scrambling and trying to make sense of what their role is currently, which looks different for every teacher in every school district around the world. Here is some advice as we try to navigate the (hopefully very temporary) new normal. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
11:49
March 28, 2020
Stressing Less in the Classroom
Teaching is becoming an increasingly difficult career path each year that passes.  There are some tweaks you can make to your teaching methodology that will help alleviate a significant amount of stress and allow you to consistently enjoy the time with your students. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:21
May 18, 2019
Keeping Perspective
As educators, we so often get ourselves all wrapped up with the little things that we lose perspective of the big picture.  In this week's episode, we look at the slippery slope of life when this happens and brainstorm ways to stop it. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:00
May 11, 2019
Overcoming Empathetic Distress
As teachers, we want to help all of our students do big things.  But what happens when we immerse ourselves in our own personal traumas every day?  How do we make sure that we are still in a good place to help them?  In this week's podcast, we talk about how to do just that. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:01
May 4, 2019
Taking a Teacher Brain Break
We know how important student brain breaks are to their mental health and productivity in the classroom, but what about teachers?  Should they also take brain breaks?  The answer is YES, and in today's episode, we explain how. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:00
April 27, 2019
Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?
What if it isn't an external voice that is getting you down.  What if it is your own negative self-talk....and upon examination, it's unnecessary and incorrect?  On this week's podcast, we take a look at your internal voice and whether it's building you up or knocking you down. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:00
April 20, 2019
Stop Listening to the External Voices
External voices are all around us.....it's wonderful when they're positive and uplifting, but what happens when they're negative?  What happens when they end up making your internal voice doubt itself?  Today we're going to tackle the negativity and what you need to do to keep yourself above the chaos. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:00
April 13, 2019
The Stress of Teaching
In this first episode of the Student-Centered World podcast, we look at teacher stress and discuss a quick way to start to organize your thoughts. Want to learn more? - For more episodes, check out https://www.studentcenteredworld.com/podcast - Join the Student-Centered World Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/293751971607485/ Follow Student-Centered World on: Pinterest: pinterest.com/studentcenteredworld/ Facebook: facebook.com/studentcenteredworld Instagram: instagram.com/studentcenteredworld/ Interested in learning about some programs that will grade FOR you? Yes, you read that right! Sign up for our free "Self-Grading Program Roundup" now.
10:00
April 6, 2019