Episodes

Thematic Instruction In Social Studies - PPD038

Oct. 24, 2018

Featured Content Thematic Instruction in Social Studies has been a topic of discussion between Chris and AJ for over a year. During the 2017-18 school year, Chris changed his instruction to follow the 10 Themes of Social Studies. He eliminated traditional tests/quizzes, homework, and notetaking in …

Lesson Planning: Attention and Reflection - PPD036

Sept. 26, 2018

Featured Content We continue our conversation from Episode 35 , as we discuss the finer details of lesson planning: grabbing student attention and reflecting on the lesson . Grab & Maintain Student Attention Use random selection in calling upon students (pop sticks, give warning) Vary who you call …

Lesson Planning: Environment & Relationships - PPD035

Sept. 12, 2018

Featured Content Some of you love them. Some of you hate them. No matter how you feel you have to create them. Today, we’re talking lesson planning. From Wikipedia… A lesson plan is a teacher’s detailed description of the course of instruction or “learning trajectory” for a lesson. A daily lesson p…

Planning for a Student Teacher -PPD034

Aug. 29, 2018

Featured Content During the Fall 2018 semester, Chris and AJ will both have student teachers working with them. Neither has ever had a student teacher before and both are excited for the opportunity to work with one. Some of the questions discussed include: How does a student teacher impact the eva…

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July 9, 2018

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End of Year Reflections (Part 2) - PPD032

June 27, 2018

Featured Content This episode is the second part of our conversation about George Couros’ published an article on his blog titled, ‘4 Reflection Questions for the End of the School Year’ . In this conversation, we address questions three and four. This Episodes Questions: What things will I challen…

End of Year Reflections (Part 1) - PPD031

June 13, 2018

Featured Content Recently, George Couros published an article on his blog titled, ‘3 Reminders for the End of the School Year.’ In his call to action, he had readers share their suggestions. He ran with one person’s suggestion about the value of reflection, in his next post, ‘4 Reflection Questions…

Leading with Culture and Jay Billy - PPD030

May 30, 2018

Featured Content Jay Billy is an elementary principal in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Jay received his master’s degree in educational leadership from The College of New Jersey in 1997. He first served as supervisor of behavior at the high school before moving to the principal of the Joseph Cappello S…

#TryPod 2018: 30 Days of Stacey

April 18, 2018

Featured Content #TryPod is all about sharing and discovering new podcasts via Twitter or anywhere you use hashtags. Stacey embarked on a 30-day quest to share at least one recommendation between March 10th and April 10th 2018. She Periscoped her recommendations each day and we’ve collected them al…

10 Tips for Hosting a Successful EdCamp

March 28, 2018

Featured Content One the ways we love to take control of our learning is by attending un-conferences. Our favorite format is the classic EdCamp model. Here are 10 tips for making sure your event is successful. Build a Strong Team Broaden you planning committee so it helps in getting the word out ab…

Q&A: Coaching in Education

March 14, 2018

Featured Content Co-host Stacey Lindes began her career in education as a primary grade, elementary school teacher and was then encouraged to apply for a position as a technology coach in her district. AJ and Chris pepper her with questions about the day-to-day life of being a coach in education. W…

Q&A: Teaching in Higher Ed

Feb. 28, 2018

Featured Content As a result of the very idea of PodcastPD and the good ‘ole days of our conversations on Twitter and Blab.im Chris has been teaching at Rutgers University in the DCIM Program since January 2016. Our conversation with Chris focuses on his teaching experiences at the college level an…

Q&A: The Flipped Classroom

Feb. 14, 2018

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Why You Should Get Your Doctorate with Joe Dziuba

Jan. 31, 2018

Featured Content Joseph Dziuba is a passionate 4th-year educator certified in mathematics (K-12) who works diligently to meet the needs of each individual that crosses his path. His passion for teaching and learning coupled with his vision of developing a community of leaders fuels his mission of c…