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Vrain Waves seeks to provide teachers powerful professional learning anywhere, and anytime. We feature interviews with educational giants, successful professionals, and sought-after consultants to help teachers feel more informed, inspired, and connected. Join us each week as we highlight educational theory, strategies, and tools that all teachers can put to use in the classroom.

Vrain Waves: Teaching Conversations with Minds Shaping Education Benjamin Kalb, Rebecca Peters

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Vrain Waves seeks to provide teachers powerful professional learning anywhere, and anytime. We feature interviews with educational giants, successful professionals, and sought-after consultants to help teachers feel more informed, inspired, and connected. Join us each week as we highlight educational theory, strategies, and tools that all teachers can put to use in the classroom.

    Apollo 13'ing it with Zaretta Hammond

    Apollo 13'ing it with Zaretta Hammond

    Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, joins Becky and Ben to discuss the importance of true collaboration with families during this time of shutdown, what relationship-building really means, and how growing independent learners may well be our most important charge as educators.

    • 49 min
    You're Not Listening with Kate Murphy

    You're Not Listening with Kate Murphy

    Listening is one of those skills that always gets a lot of philosophical and moral attention but not a ton of practical attention. Kate Murphy’s new book, You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters, is an exception, providing an in-depth look at why listening is important for our lives and what we get out of it. The book itself is a call to action, urging the reader to stop missing out on opportunities for lack of listening. As educators, we should be proud of our listening practice, and we hope this interview with Kate Murphy helps you re-center the importance of listening in your pedagogy and beyond. Enjoy!

    • 37 min
    Coping with Covid: Catlin Tucker on teaching during a Quarantine

    Coping with Covid: Catlin Tucker on teaching during a Quarantine

    As we all try to wrap our heads around the implications the pandemic will have on our students, our communities, our families, and ourselves, we hope to provide some comforting guidance from an expert in remote learning. Catlin Tucker, whose original Vrain Waves interview aired back in Season 2 about her book Power Up Blended Learning, joins us again for a Sunday discussion about how we can approach these changes to our instruction.

    • 53 min
    Ending Average with Todd Rose

    Ending Average with Todd Rose

    In this episode, Ben and Becky interview author, educator, and entrepreneur Dr. Todd Rose, who helps us understand the applications of his research in the classroom. From Harvard’s Graduate School of Education Website: “Todd Rose leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. His work is focused at the intersection of individuality and personalization applied to how people learn, work, and live. He is also the co-founder of Populace, a non-partisan think tank dedicated to equipping all people to live fulfilling lives in an open and thriving society. Rose is the author of The End of Average and Dark Horse.”

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    Aligning Words and Intentions with Mike Anderson

    Aligning Words and Intentions with Mike Anderson

    Best selling author, consultant, and teacher extraordinaire Mike Anderson swings by Vrain Waves to discuss the intersection of our language patterns and our best intentions. In this episode we explore how our language affects student learning and behavior.

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    Live your Excellence with Jimmy Casas

    Live your Excellence with Jimmy Casas

    Ben and Becky had the incredible opportunity to sit down and speak with the best selling author, world-renowned coach, and world-class principal Jimmy Casas. In this episode we talk about remembering your why, building school culture, and living your excellence. A big thank you to CASE.

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