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Join hosts Amanda Cardenas (Mud & Ink Teaching) and Marie Morris (The Caffeinated Classroom) in discussions about being brave, trying new things, and all things teaching! As seasoned classroom teachers, Amanda and Marie bring their experience, insight, energy, and oh, so many opinions and ideas... It's time for all teachers to take their classroom and teaching practice into their own hands!

Brave New Teaching Marie Morris & Amanda Cardenas: Teachers and Education Content Creators

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Join hosts Amanda Cardenas (Mud & Ink Teaching) and Marie Morris (The Caffeinated Classroom) in discussions about being brave, trying new things, and all things teaching! As seasoned classroom teachers, Amanda and Marie bring their experience, insight, energy, and oh, so many opinions and ideas... It's time for all teachers to take their classroom and teaching practice into their own hands!

    BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR TBR: NONFICTION SERIES PART 5

    BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR TBR: NONFICTION SERIES PART 5

    Friends, it’s time to wrap up our nonfiction series that has been focused on biography and memoir. What better way to do that than with a TBR list? We’re sharing our favorite books that fit into the genre of biography and memoir, as well as some that we’ve had on our list but haven’t had a chance to read yet.
    Disclaimer: you are going to want to put all of these books in your Amazon card immediately. You’ve been warned, so don’t send us your bill! If you ask us, filling up your book shelves with these titles is well worth the money.
    If you haven’t listened to the rest of this nonfiction series, be sure to check out episode 116, episode 117, episode 118, and episode 119. These episodes really reiterate why you should lean into the possibilities of what this genre has to offer. 
    Register for our virtual workshop on teaching biography and memoir: https://www.curriculumrehab.com/biographyandmemoir
    Check out the show notes to easily access all of the text recommendations on our list:
    https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode120
    Follow us on Instagram: @bravenewteaching

    • 30 min
    BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR AS MENTOR TEXTS COLLABISODE: NONFICTION SERIES PART 4

    BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR AS MENTOR TEXTS COLLABISODE: NONFICTION SERIES PART 4

    For part four of our nonfiction series, we’re looking at using biography and memoir as mentor texts. You’ll hear how we define and use mentor texts in our own classroom. We’ll also give you some specific mentor texts that we recommend using, and our reasoning behind those texts.
    Since we love a good collabisode, we’ve also crowdsourced some great ideas from our colleagues and friends. They will be sharing their favorite biography and memoirs to use as mentor texts, how it provides a powerful teaching moment, and what students can do with that mentor text.
    Register for our virtual workshop on teaching biography and memoir: https://www.curriculumrehab.com/biographyandmemoir
    Check out the show notes to hear all of the mentor text recommendations mentioned in this episode:
    https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode119
    Follow us on Instagram: @bravenewteaching

    • 36 min
    JUST MERCY UNIT MAKEOVER: NONFICTION SERIES PART 3

    JUST MERCY UNIT MAKEOVER: NONFICTION SERIES PART 3

    We love a good unit makeover, and today you’ll hear part of one in action! We’re going to do a makeover on a unit that Marie has taught one time so far. It uses the text, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
    This unit is part of a brand new course. As many of you may have experienced, brand new course + brand new unit = flying by the seat of your pants! In other words, it’s a good time to talk through it and think about some changes that can be made the next time that it’s used. 
    The unit that we’re talking about in today’s episode looks at systems of power. You’ll hear us discuss the vision for this unit, go through some clarifying questions, and move into forming an essential question. Most importantly, you’ll gain an understanding that this process is pretty messy to work through!
    Register for our virtual workshop on teaching biography and memoir: https://www.curriculumrehab.com/biographyandmemoir
    Check out the show notes:
    https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode118
    Follow us on Instagram: @bravenewteaching

    • 28 min
    NONFICTION EQ WORKSHOP: NONFICTION SERIES PART 2

    NONFICTION EQ WORKSHOP: NONFICTION SERIES PART 2

    We’re on this podcast for a lot of reasons, and one of them is to unpack one of the most powerful and often underutilized genres in the ELA curriculum world, and that is biography and memoir. In our last episode, we began making our passionate case for biography and memoir. If you missed it, you can check it out here. 
    We’re continuing that conversation today so that you can get even more excited to join our upcoming virtual workshop on teaching memoir and biography. Tickets start at just $7 and we would love to have you join us!
    We really want this episode to serve as your initial brainstorming so that when you come to the workshop, you are feeling prepared and have ideas ready to go.
    When we’re talking about how to effectively approach this genre, it all starts with essential questions. If it feels challenging to craft essential questions for biography and memoir, don’t worry, we have lots of ideas for how you can do this with intention. In fact, we have three specific approaches to creating a unit around biography and memoir that we'll share with you in this episode.
    Register for our virtual workshop on teaching biography and memoir: https://www.curriculumrehab.com/biographyandmemoir
    Check out the show notes:
    https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode117
    Follow us on Instagram: @bravenewteaching

    • 30 min
    WHY TEACH BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR: NONFICTION SERIES PART 1

    WHY TEACH BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR: NONFICTION SERIES PART 1

    Hey Brave New Teachers! We’re excited to start a brand new series that we’re putting together for you, starting with this episode.
    This series will lead into our newest virtual workshop (what we’ve called “festivals” in the past!) that will be held on October 3, 2022. It will be centered around nonfiction and teaching biography and memoir.
    Are you wondering why we’ve chosen biography and memoir? To put it simply, using biography and memoir, whether it’s a whole unit or sprinkled into your other units, is the single best way to bring authentic voice into your classroom. Today we’re sharing four main points that will build our case for biography and memoir.
    Register for our virtual workshop on teaching biography and memoir: https://www.curriculumrehab.com/biographyandmemoir
    Check out the show notes:
    https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode116
    Follow us on Instagram: @bravenewteaching

    • 27 min
    TRANSFORMING FRANKENSTEIN WITH A NOVEL IN VERSE

    TRANSFORMING FRANKENSTEIN WITH A NOVEL IN VERSE

    Sometimes the best ideas and inspiration come from hearing about other teachers’ experiences in the classroom. That’s why I’m excited to have Ana Perez on the Brave New Teaching podcast today.
    Ana is a 10th year high school ELA teacher and a Jill of many other trades including poetry, Zumba, and techy resource creation. In the classroom she's a proponent of relationships over content, and outside the classroom, she enjoys creating resources to help other teachers foster meaningful relationships, too. She is passionate about sharing both knowledge and empathy, and believes strongly in the importance of mental health for both teachers and students. 
    In this conversation, you’ll hear Ana share how she paired Frankenstein with Punching the Air. She created an entire unit that covered a classic text, a film of that text, and a YA novel in-verse. She’s going to tell us all about how she dreamed this unit up, how she planned it all out, and how the unit actually went for her students. Buckle up, because it's incredible!
    Watch our FREE masterclass, Down with the Reading Quiz
    SHOW NOTES:
    https://www.bravenewteaching.com/home/episode115
    Follow us on Instagram: @bravenewteaching

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

TLG122 ,

Motivated to the core!

Every time I listen I can feel Marie and Amanda’s energy boost my own. I truly enjoy and appreciate this podcast.

MsBasicTeacher ,

Love!

As a non-English trained teacher this dynamic duo changed the way I thought about teaching ELA. The perfect balance of pedagogical discussion, expert interviews, and brilliant easy to implement strategies. This is a must listen to!

A Canadian teacher ,

Simply excellent

This podcast really helped me in my first year of teaching high school. Thanks to these two educators, everything in my curriculum made sense. I was able to set myself goals and organize my long term planning the way I wanted. Students are engaged and see the connection between the novels and real life. I highly recommend this podcast to all Language teachers.

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