137 episodes

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.

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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.

    137: How Afterschool Staff Can Take Your Class to the Next Level

    137: How Afterschool Staff Can Take Your Class to the Next Level

    How connected are you to the afterschool staff in your school? If you're like a lot of teachers, it's probably not much. In this episode I talk with educator Eva Jo Meyers about her work in afterschool programs, and she shares seven ways school-day teachers can build more powerful partnerships with afterschool teachers.

    • 25 min
    136: Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2020

    136: Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2020

    It's a new year and it's a great time to try out a few new tech tools. Here's my annual round-up of apps and sites I think are worth a look, plus two more extra just for the heck of it. The 2020 Teacher's Guide to Tech is now available at https://teachersguidetotech.com/guide/

    • 24 min
    135: The Time I Made a Fart Sound During a Test

    135: The Time I Made a Fart Sound During a Test

    Just a little story for you; the title says it all. 

    • 17 min
    134: Repairing Harm: A Better Alternative to Punishment

    134: Repairing Harm: A Better Alternative to Punishment

    Detentions and suspensions don't really change behavior. What's much more effective is having students work to repair the harm done by their actions. In this episode, I talk with Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard, authors of Hacking School Discipline, about this restorative justice practice that is a powerful alternative to traditional punishment.

    • 39 min
    133: How One Makerspace is Meeting Students' Social-Emotional Needs

    133: How One Makerspace is Meeting Students' Social-Emotional Needs

    Our students need more social-emotional support than ever before, and schools are coming up with creative ways to meet that need. In this episode, I interview Dan Ryder, whose high school makerspace serves as a stigma-free space for students to solve problems they have inside or outside the classroom.

    • 55 min
    132: How to Spot Dyslexia, and What to Do Next

    132: How to Spot Dyslexia, and What to Do Next

    Students with special needs are spending more and more time in mainstream classrooms, so all teachers need to learn how to support them well. In this episode, special educator Lisa Brooks helps us learn to identify students who may have dyslexia. She then shares ways we can do a better job of supporting students with this learning difference that's far more common than you might think.

    • 31 min

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An Informative and Fun Teaching Podcast

I’ve looked around for teaching podcasts over the past year and I have found Jessica’s approach to her podcast is both informative and fun. She gives practical advise and includes some funny stories on occasion as well, I truly value that in a podcast. Thank you for your work and the support your been to my developing teaching practice!

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Amazing

Thank you!!!! I realize I am not crazy. I just need to keep fighting. Thank you so much for inspiring me to keep on.

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Advice that really helps!

Thank you so much Jennifer! This podcast has been a saviour for me. Starting out as a new teacher, it’s really hard to know what to do with all the suggestions out there. So far, everything I have used has worked. Sharing this podcast with everyone immediately!

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