26 episodes

The Ed Narrative hosts long-form discussions with educators as a way to dig deeper into what we do, as well as how and why we do it.

The Ed Narrative Darren Ralston

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The Ed Narrative hosts long-form discussions with educators as a way to dig deeper into what we do, as well as how and why we do it.

    Ep. 26--A Conversation with Dr. Gravity Goldberg on Teaching Like Yourself

    Ep. 26--A Conversation with Dr. Gravity Goldberg on Teaching Like Yourself

    In this episode Dr. Gravity Goldberg discusses ways in which one can approach their craft mindfully and thoughtfully so that they are presenting themselves authentically to their students. Also in this episode we discuss empowerment and equity--definitely a good episode for pre-service when teachers are gearing up for the new school year.

    • 51 min
    Ep. 25-- A Conversation with Dr. Jane Kise

    Ep. 25-- A Conversation with Dr. Jane Kise

    In this episode we discuss Differentiated Coaching, with Dr. Jane Kise as well as leadership as it relates to a holistic approach, and gender equity. She has recently published two books, Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, and Step In, Step Up, a book she co-authored with Barbara K. Watterston.

    • 53 min
    Ep. 24--A Conversation with Dr. Isabel Sawyer and Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey on Professional Learning

    Ep. 24--A Conversation with Dr. Isabel Sawyer and Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey on Professional Learning

    In this episode co-authors Dr. Isabel Sawyer and Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey discuss the difference between professional development and professional learning, as well as what approaches yield better results when it comes to faculty-based adult learning.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 23--A Conversation with Lorenzo Dickerson about Desegregation of Albemarle County Schools

    Ep. 23--A Conversation with Lorenzo Dickerson about Desegregation of Albemarle County Schools

    We talk with Lorenzo about Albemarle and Charlottesville's responses to desegregating the schools, and discuss the lingering issues that remain into the present day.

    • 48 min
    Ep. 22--A Conversation with Jennifer Abrams on Finding one's Voice

    Ep. 22--A Conversation with Jennifer Abrams on Finding one's Voice

    This episode is a great one not just for new teachers, but for anyone who works with people (basically everyone then…) In this episode, we’ll talk about Jennifer Abrams’ work as a voice coach (see her blog for more information) the ins and outs of self-advocating, and speaking up when something is not right. We will also discuss her upcoming book, Swimming in the Deep End.

    • 56 min
    Ep. 21--A Conversation with Dr. John Almarode on PLCs

    Ep. 21--A Conversation with Dr. John Almarode on PLCs

    Dr. John Almarode joins us again for a discussion about PLCs. As part of the Visible Learning team they have worked to reimagine PLCs and employ Visible Learning ideas to make sure that the teacher is put back at the center of the workings of a PLC. We discuss equity, pre assessment, as well as ways that teacher teams can ensure their work is effective within their PLCs.

    • 1 hr

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