Sept. 25, 2019

Putting Students in the Drivers Seat - PPD056

Putting Students in the Drivers Seat - PPD056
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Tracy Enos is lucky enough to spend her days surrounded by energetic 8th graders. Tracy an 8th Grade ELA teacher and she is entering her 11th year of teaching English in West Warwick, RI at Deering Middle School. She’s honored to be teaching in the district she grew up in, she is forever a Wizard. Tracy is passionate about opening doors for her students to create, collaborate, and communicate with one another and the world around them.

Topics we discuss:

  • Giving students control of their learning to foster real-life experiences and build relationships.
  • Blended Learning/Playlists/Hyperdocs – Learning at their Own Pace
  • What does the process look like?
  • What is the reality of the authentic audience? Who’s in the audience?

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What We’re Listening To

AJ: Work-Life w/Adam Grant – Season 1, Episode 4: Your hidden personality

Are you an introvert … or an extrovert? You might not know yourself as well as you think. Adam Grant talks with “Quiet” author Susan Cain and visits a workplace where personality training starts even before job training, to help you discover what your traits really are — and how you can stretch beyond them.

Chris: Burned-In Teacher Podcast! – The Burned-In Teacher Podcast is all about going from burned-out educator to BURNED-IN human. On this show, I interview teachers who are or have gone through burnout and they share with us what they are doing or have done in the past to beat it. I also interview experts in the field of teacher burnout, education, productivity, happiness, and basically all things BURN IN. There will also be episodes where I share my own experiences and answer questions from listeners and Burned-In Teacher Community Members.

Stacey: Middle Grade Ninja – A podcast about reading and writing middle-grade novels utilizing ninja stealth and skill. Rob Kent interviews fellow authors and various publishing professionals to discuss the craft and business of producing middle grade and young adult novels. Episodes are also available as videos. Learn more at

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