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K-12 Greatest Hits bring together the most insightful, relevant , compelling and up to date thinking on the education issues that parents, educators and advocates really care about -- through interviews with the nation's leading advocates and educators. Subscribe and get a 360 degree perspective from some of the leading education thinkers in the nation.

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BAM Radio has compiled the most popular segments, hosted by the Executive Directors of the nation's 14 leading education associations including ; the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Parent Teachers Association ( PTA), the National Head Start Association (NHSA), The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP), the National Afterschool Association (NAA), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and more..







K-12 Greatest Hits bring together the most insightful, relevant , compelling and up to date thinking on the education issues that parents, educators and advocates really care about -- through interviews with the nation's leading advocates and educators. Subscribe and get a 360 degree perspective from some of the leading education thinkers in the nation.

    Teaching Impeachment with Authenticity, Fidelity, Courage and Skill

    Teaching Impeachment with Authenticity, Fidelity, Courage and Skill

    In this first episode of Teachable Moments, award-winning educator, and former social studies teacher turned college professor, shares research-based guidance on teaching impeachment in the classroom. She begins by explaining why it’s so important for social studies, history and civics teachers to lean into this historic and critical teachable moment to model high-quality disagreement in the classroom. #sschat #socialstudies #historyteacher #civics #medialiteracy #apgov #iCivicsEdNet

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    Diana Hess became dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1, 2015. Hess is only the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930. Since 1997, she has been researching how teachers engage their students in discussions of highly controversial political and constitutional issues, and what impact this approach to civic education has on what young people learn. Her first book on this topic, Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion won the National Council for the Social Studies Exemplary Research Award in 2009. Her most recent book, The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education, co-authored with Paula McAvoy, won the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Book Award in 2016 and the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in 2017. Also in 2017, Diana Hess was recognized by the National Council on Social Studies with Grambs Distinguished Career Award for Research. Professor Hess is deeply committed to working with teachers to improve the quality of democratic education in schools.

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    An Historic Teachable Moment: Is It Too Hot For Classroom Discussion?

    An Historic Teachable Moment: Is It Too Hot For Classroom Discussion?

    It’s times like these that scream out for us to discuss with our students what’s going on in the world around us. Are we prepared to teach at this most critical teachable moment?

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    Patrick Riccards is chief communications and strategy officer for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He is also the author of the nationally recognized Eduflack blog and its companion Twitter feed. PR News named Pat the Not-for-Profit Communications Professional of the Year for his work in teacher preparation and higher education transformation (2015). A former local school board chairman, Patrick is also the author of the award-winning Dadprovement.

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    Knowing When to Say Yes and When to Say No to Education Technology

    Knowing When to Say Yes and When to Say No to Education Technology

    Education technology can be both an asset and a liability in the same classroom. In this segment, we ask teachers how they determine when to use education technology and when to pass.

    Irina V. McGrath, Ph.D. is a District Instructional Coach and Google Certified Trainer in Jefferson County Public School (JCPS), KY. She is also a co-director of the Louisville Writing Project (LWP) and the University of Louisville adjunct who teaches Literacy and ESL methods courses. Michelle Shory, Ed.S. is a District Instructional Coach and Google Certified Trainer in Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY. She is passionate about literacy and helped establish Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Louisville. Anne Jenks is the principal of a TK - 5 elementary school in Oxnard, California. She is a Leading Edge Certified teacher and the 2015 CUE Site Leader of the Year.

    • 9 min
    Two White Male Educators Question White Privilege: Why It Matters

    Two White Male Educators Question White Privilege: Why It Matters

    What is white privilege? Why do two white male educators think it’s an important subject for all educators?

    Brandi L. Bates is an international, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and mentor from Los Angeles, California; educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Spelman College, Meredith College, University of Southern California and The Master’s College and Seminary.

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    Bravely Seeking and Accepting Constructive Feedback

    Bravely Seeking and Accepting Constructive Feedback

    Whether we call it feedback or constructive criticism opening ourselves to receive good and bad reviews is tough. Our guest explains how to make the most of an effective feedback loop.

    Jennifer Gonzalez is editor-in-chief of the Cult of Pedagogy website, where she shares resources and inspiration to help teachers work happier and more effectively. A National Board Certified Teacher and self-taught technology lover, she is the author of The Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Dr. Brad Gustafson is the principal and lead learner at Greenwood Elementary in Minnesota. Ben Gilpin is the principal at Warner Elementary School in Spring Arbor. @cultofpedagogy.

    • 13 min
    Three learning experiences you should give every student

    Three learning experiences you should give every student

    Our guest supports the notion that the environment is the third teacher. What does this mean? How and what does the environment teach?

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    David Jakes spent three decades in education as a teacher, administrator, technologist, and designer. After working with The Third Teacher+, a leading learning space design firm, David now works as an independent consultant helping schools design solutions for organizational change that feature compelling physical and digital spaces for learning.

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