22 episodes

Welcome to the 360 Podcast, an all-around look at student-centered education. Hosted by Park Tudor School, Indianapolis.

The 360 Podcast - An all-around look at student-centered education Park Tudor School

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Welcome to the 360 Podcast, an all-around look at student-centered education. Hosted by Park Tudor School, Indianapolis.

    Great Online Teaching and Learning - Sandi Johnson (Upper School Technology Integrator)

    Great Online Teaching and Learning - Sandi Johnson (Upper School Technology Integrator)

    In this episode of the 360 podcast, we talk with Park Tudor's Upper School Tech Integrator Sandi Johnson. We discuss the differences in teaching online as compared to in-person classes, and how we can best utilize technology to effectively teach and learn, while online.

    About Sandi Johnson from Parktudor.org:
    Most recently, Sandi was a 3rd and 4th grade Challenge classroom instructor at Prairie Trace Elementary School in Carmel. She currently serves as Affiliate Training Director for Destination Imagination. Previously, she served as Technology Lab IA at West Clay Elementary School, where she designed and delivered technology-based activities to supplement classroom curriculum. She has also been a Teacher of the Gifted and Talented at E.A. Young Academy (Texas), a 3rd grade classroom instructor at Kentucky Country Day School (Kentucky), and has taught in several schools in and around the Orlando, FL area. She earned a Gifted Endorsement from Seminole County Public Schools in Lake Mary, Florida.

    • 32 min
    Teaching and Learning During a Pandemic - Park Tudor Faculty Discussion

    Teaching and Learning During a Pandemic - Park Tudor Faculty Discussion

    In this episode of the 360 podcast, we talk with faculty from across Park Tudor about teaching and learning during a pandemic. We discuss the highs and lows, as well as how the pandemic has presented us with unexpected opportunities to reflect on our own teaching.

    • 33 min
    Brian Simmons - Mindful Teaching and Learning during the COVID Pandemic

    Brian Simmons - Mindful Teaching and Learning during the COVID Pandemic

    Welcome to the first episode of season 3 of the 360 podcast! In this time of returning to in-person instruction during the global COVID pandemic, we chat with Brian Simmons, a mindfulness teacher and educational leader from Manhatten, NY. We discuss ways that we can use mindfulness and meditation to help us teach and learn well through this uncertain time.


    About Brian Simmons from brian-simmons.org:
    "I was an award-winning writer/producer for Comedy Central, and was suddenly struck down with a 10-year debilitating illness that changed my life trajectory. It sucked, but it was totally worth it.

    Along the way, I learned very deep lessons about how Mindfulness and ancient wisdom can help a person exactly when they need it most – when life doesn’t cooperate. Today, I am an educational leader and mindfulness teacher in NYC, and I use this experience to relate directly to real people with no time for nonsense.

    Regardless if you are a skeptic, seeker, educator or student of any age. When I was first introduced to meditation culture in the 90’s it made me cringe. It still does sometimes, but the practice of Mindfulness changed my life. And, it blew my mind. I believe it will do the same for you.

    I’ve spent decades practicing fiercely with some of the best meditation teachers on earth. I’ve completed teacher training at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical College and am a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. I also serve on the teacher’s council at NY Insight Meditation Center in Manhattan and am a meditation teacher on the 10% Happier App. I’ve learned powerful techniques and perspectives that work, and I love sharing them with people."

    • 35 min
    Dr. Rodney Glasgow on Equity and Inclusion, Introduced by Camille Wiggins

    Dr. Rodney Glasgow on Equity and Inclusion, Introduced by Camille Wiggins

    Welcome to this special episode including a conversation with Dr. Rodney Glasgow, Head of School at Sandy Spring Friends School in Maryland. We discuss what equity and inclusion in the independent school setting.

    Introducing the interview is Camille Wiggins, Park Tudor's Director of Equity & Inclusion. Camille helps to reflect on Dr. Glasgow's interview and consider the implications for Park Tudor School, in light of recent events in the US.

    About Dr. Rodney Glasgow from rodneyglasgow.com:
    Rodney Glasgow is a noted speaker, facilitator, trainer and activist in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice.  He has given a number of keynote presentations, delivered workshops, and offered consultation to schools and organizations nationwide.  He was a member of Call-to-Action, the advisory board to the Vice President of Equity and Justice for the National Association of Independent Schools.  Additionally, he is an advisory board member for the Family Diversity Projects, Inc.  He was on the Board of Directors for The Friendly House, a Worcester-based community empowerment organization, and a Community Solutions Council Specialist for Supporting Positive Youth Development with the United Way of Central Massachusetts.  In 2009, he was given the People of Courage Award by the City of Worcester for his work with the Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s LGBT Initiative.  He is one of the founding members and now Chair of the National Association of Independent School’s annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a 20 year-old training ground drawing over 1500 high school students nationwide.  Last year, Rodney launched the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, a summer intensive for diversity practitioners.  He is also the founder of Diversity in the DMV, a one-day conference for students and educators.  Rodney is a featured writer in the book Diversity in Independent Schools, and he wrote the prologue for the recently released One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium:  LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better…And What Hasn’t.

    About Camille Wiggins:
    Camille joins Park Tudor from IUPUI, where she was Senior Admissions Counselor. In her role, she was responsible for the execution of recruitment and outreach objectives for first year and transfer student populations; evaluation of student mindsets; and collaboration with academic units and campus partners on degree programs, campus community, and culture. Prior to joining IUPUI, Camille served as Director of Legal Personnel and Diversity for Ice Miller LLP; her responsibilities included administering and facilitating diversity, inclusion, and customer service education throughout the law firm. She has also been a Diversity Consultant and Facilitator to a broad range of organizations including for-profit companies and non-profits, state and local governments, and community groups. Her expertise includes presentations and facilitating discussions on a variety of topics covering inclusion, micro-aggressions, unconscious bias, workplace behaviors, cultural competency, and community building. Camille holds a B.A. in English from Earlham College, and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

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    • 51 min
    ELearning - A conversation with Brent Kaneft and Laura Gellin

    ELearning - A conversation with Brent Kaneft and Laura Gellin

    A conversation about effective eLearning and teaching during these unusual times. With Park Tudor Upper School English teacher Laura Gellin, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Brent Kaneft.

    • 46 min
    Dr. Henry L. Roediger III - Co-author of 'Make it Stick'

    Dr. Henry L. Roediger III - Co-author of 'Make it Stick'

    n this episode, we chat with Henry L. Roediger III, Co-Author of 'Make it Stick'. We discuss teaching and learning strategies in the area of memory and the brain.

    About Henry L. Roediger III from http://psychnet.wustl.edu/:
    [Dr. Henry L. Roediger's] research is concerned with retrieval processes in human memory, or how knowledge is recovered from memory. The topics below represent present lines of investigation: 1) Applying cognitive psychology to enhance education, 2) The genesis of false memories, 3) Memory athletes and other superior memorizers, 4) The relation between confidence and accuracy of memories, 5) Collective memory.

    • 25 min

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