222 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.

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast Jennifer Gonzalez

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    • 4.7 • 32 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.

    203: What Happens When Two Schools Experience the Street Data Process?

    203: What Happens When Two Schools Experience the Street Data Process?

    In episode 178, we learned about an approach to school change called Street Data. I believed so strongly in this methodology that I asked the two authors of Street Data, Jamila Dugan and Shane Safir, if they would allow me to produce a video series documenting teachers in two schools as they worked their way through the Street Data process, so that other teachers could learn from it.
    In today's episode, I talk with Jamila and Shane about the project, and we hear from teachers Amanda Liebel and Araceli Leon about their experiences.
    The video series is now available at cultofpedagogy.com/streetdataseries.

    • 55 min
    EduTip 19: Help students learn each other's names.

    EduTip 19: Help students learn each other's names.

    The time students spend in your classroom may be the only opportunity they have all day to engage with other humans in any meaningful way. And it's such a shame to waste that by letting them stay in some sort of Matrix-like environment where they're only plugged into devices and rarely even look to the left or to the right. So take deliberate steps to help them get to know each other.
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    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to The Modern Classrooms Project for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 7 min
    202: Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2023

    202: Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2023

    A messaging platform that translates messages into any language, a daily curation of current events, the one everyone's talking about that writes essays for you, and more: Here are six tools we think are worth a look this year. And while you're listening, you can grab a brand-new copy of the 2023 Teacher's Guide to Tech here.
    Thanks to JumpStart and Hapara for sponsoring this episode.

    • 49 min
    201: How to Build Psychological Safety in Professional Development

    201: How to Build Psychological Safety in Professional Development

    Learning requires us to be vulnerable, and in order to do that, we need to feel safe. In this episode, I talk with Elena Aguilar, author of The PD Book, about how professional development facilitators can make that happen for teachers.
    Thanks to JumpStart and Hapara for sponsoring this episode.

    • 59 min
    200: Ten Ways to Give a Better Lecture

    200: Ten Ways to Give a Better Lecture

    Two factors have given lectures a bad name: overuse and poor execution. In this episode we'll deal with both of these issues, considering when a lecture might be the best choice, then looking at ten things you can do to make sure the lectures you do give are outstanding. 
    Thanks to EVERFI and Hapara for sponsoring this episode.

    • 21 min
    199: How to Personalize Instruction with Seminars

    199: How to Personalize Instruction with Seminars

    Offering small group mini-lessons that students only sign up for if they are interested is another great way to offer personalized instruction. Author and writing instructor Melanie Meehan returns to share how she has used this strategy in her classroom.
    Thanks to EVERFI and Today by Studyo for sponsoring this episode.

    • 32 min

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You have singlehandedly changed my whole approach to teaching. I love the well-explained podcasts covering such diverse aspects of our complex profession, the Jump Start Tech course which is getting me back in the game with modern teaching practices and tools but, above all, you have inspired me to be better in the classroom. I love my job, it is my passion and connecting with others who clearly want to be better too is inspiring. Thank you.

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