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Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast Jennifer Gonzalez

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    • 4.8 • 185 Ratings

Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.

    EduTip 8: Don't take anything personally.

    EduTip 8: Don't take anything personally.

    So many things don't go our way throughout the school day, and if we can learn how to take a step back, to depersonalize these situations, we'll be able to respond rather than react.
    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to Floop for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 6 min
    183: Six Tech Tools to Try in 2022

    183: Six Tech Tools to Try in 2022

    This year's picks include a video conferencing platform that feels more like a physical space, a database of books where the main characters are black girls, a career exploration platform, math lessons that students will actually care about, a device that combines tech with hands-on play, and a collection of art experiments. 
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    Learn more about the Teacher's Guide to Tech at teachersguidetotech.com.
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    Thanks to Fearless Schools and Google's Applied Digital Skills for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 42 min
    EduTip 7: Stop popcorn reading.

    EduTip 7: Stop popcorn reading.

    Popcorn or "round-robin" reading has been around forever, even though it's not supported by research and can actually slow down students' reading progress. Learn more about why you should stop doing it and what strategies to put in its place.
    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to Floop for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 5 min
    182: Eight Ways to Grow Students' Vocabulary

    182: Eight Ways to Grow Students' Vocabulary

    Building a robust vocabulary is an essential part of any education. Students will learn new words in our classes no matter what, but if we're deliberate about giving them regular instructional opportunities to learn them, they'll learn so many more. In this episode, Dr. Angela Peery shares eight specific strategies you can use to build your students' vocabulary in any subject area and at any grade level. 
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    Thanks to fastIEP and Google's Applied Digital Skills for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 54 min
    EduTip 6: Try a tiered activity for simple differentiation.

    EduTip 6: Try a tiered activity for simple differentiation.

    If you want to do more differentiation, but you feel overwhelmed by the idea of creating lots of individual lessons, try creating a tiered activity. This simple differentiation strategy gives students an appropriate level of challenge without a lot of prep on your part.
    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to Floop for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 6 min
    181: Teachers are being silenced. What can be done about it?

    181: Teachers are being silenced. What can be done about it?

    How is the anti-CRT movement harming and silencing teachers, what damage will it ultimately do to students, and what can be done to fight it? 
    For a more complete overview of this topic, be sure to check out EdTrust's podcast series EdTrusted: The Critical Race Theory Craze That’s Sweeping the Nation.
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    Thanks to CommonLit and Brain Power Academy for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 54 min

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185 Ratings

185 Ratings

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Love listening!

I have read her articles for years (found them on Pinterest). But jist recently i found the website and podcast. This woman is so easy to listen to, great advice backed by research!! Its just my new favorite thing right now!

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Thanks from an unconventional teacher!

I’ve followed the Cult on Pinterest for a while and finally started listening to the podcast. I come at this from the perspective of a museum educator who (pre-covid) would often teach local history in schools. I am continually trying to keep up with teacher-speak and new (Canadian) curriculum updates, and the podcast gives me all sorts of amazing tips and tricks I never would have thought of otherwise.

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Time well spent

Over the last few years I have spent what would probably add up to weeks listening to your authentic and diverse podcasts. As an international teacher I appreciate that what you bring to the table is relevant food for thought for anyone anywhere around the world involved in any way with any curriculum or aspect of education. Every episode is like a personal PD session that I gain insights and inspiration from. Not once have I switched off or skipped over even a second of what you share of your own thoughts or those of your well chosen guests. Listening to The Cult of Pedagogy is always time well spent. Thank you.

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