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Deeper, different, discussions on the topics that matter most to educators. UnearthED is part of the TweetED Channel covering the best Twitter education chats of the week, with lead anchors Dr. Brad Gustafson and Ben Gilpin.

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Deeper, different, discussions on the topics that matter most to educators. UnearthED is part of the TweetED Channel covering the best Twitter education chats of the week, with lead anchors Dr. Brad Gustafson and Ben Gilpin.

    Covid-19: Is Closing School Really The Right Thing to Do?

    Covid-19: Is Closing School Really The Right Thing to Do?

    Many school leaders are struggling to calibrate the right response to the coronavirus outbreak. We feel stuck between a rock and a very hard decision. To close or not to close? That is the question we’ll unpack in this episode.

    Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @bamradionetwork

    Brad Gustafson is the principal and lead learner at Greenwood Elementary in Minnesota and author of Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital Age Learners. Ben Gilpin is currently the principal at Warner Elementary School in Spring Arbor. He has a Master’s in education from Spring Arbor University and has an Educational Leadership Certification through Eastern Michigan University.

    • 12 min
    What Does It Really Take to Teach the Students Who Are Apparently Unteachable?

    What Does It Really Take to Teach the Students Who Are Apparently Unteachable?

    We're all working hard to reach every student, yet some students are still falling through the cracks. What does it take to reach the students who are difficult to teach?

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    Follow on Twitter: @basil_marin  @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @bamradionetwork


    Basil Marin, Ed.S., is an Assistant Principal at Churchland High School with Portsmouth Public Schools in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marin believes wholeheartedly that he was placed on this earth to help at-risk youth who have the mentality that they will never amount to anything. He also believes all students are capable of learning and all students have the right to an equitable education.

    • 14 min
    3 Myths About Education Thought Leaders: Why We Need to Debunk Them

    3 Myths About Education Thought Leaders: Why We Need to Debunk Them

    In this episode, we look at the use and practical implications of the term "thought leader" -- Who uses it, who it applies to, does it matter?

    Follow on Twitter: @sarahdateechur @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @bamradionetwork


    Sarah Thomas is a Google Certified Innovator and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across common areas of interest. Sarah is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools.

    • 11 min
    Coronavirus: Do Our Schools Need to Cover Up, Mask Up, or Hide Out?

    Coronavirus: Do Our Schools Need to Cover Up, Mask Up, or Hide Out?

    What do school leaders need to know about the coronavirus and more importantly, what should we do in or schools to manage the threat?

    Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @bamradionetwork

    Dr. Nick Gilpin is the Chief Medical Officer at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe, MI, and he is an assistant clinical professor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and his medical practice is based in the greater metro Detroit area.

    • 13 min
    Mislabeling Students: Why Does It Sill Happen, How Do We Stop It?

    Mislabeling Students: Why Does It Sill Happen, How Do We Stop It?

    Our guest has led a long battle against mislabeling students through faulty and culturally biased tests. In this episode, we look at how faulty application and interpretation of standardized tests harm students and how we can remedy the problem. Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @bamradionetwork Marty Glick is the co-author of The Soledad Children. He is a litigator with the international firm, Arnold & Porter, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property and Patent Law. He worked in Mississippi for the Justice Department in the 1960s and for the California Rural Legal Assistance for eight years. He has been CRLA’s outside counsel for four decades and has been lead counsel on countless pro bono cases. He lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can also go to martyglick.com.

    • 12 min
    What If We Had a Literacy Olympics?

    What If We Had a Literacy Olympics?

    Join us as we dive into the literacy Olympics and identify the bronze, silver and gold picks for back-to-school reading.
    Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @KirchnerLMS @bamradionetwork

    Julie Kirchner began her teaching career in 1994 and has taught a wide variety of content areas including music and performing arts, sixth grade math, and fourth grade. She is now a K-5 Library Media Specialist at Meadow Ridge Elementary School in the Wayzata School District. 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.

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