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ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio, where you'll hear engaging conversations between ASCD Emerging Leaders and leading authors, experts, and practitioners on the topics that matter to today's educators and impact the success of each child.

    Zombie Ideas: Research Killed These Teaching Strategies, But They Keep Coming Back to Life

    Zombie Ideas: Research Killed These Teaching Strategies, But They Keep Coming Back to Life

    In this episode, we explore teaching concepts and strategies that research has repeatedly discredited but are widely practiced in classrooms nonetheless. What can we do to bridge research and practice more effectively?

    Follow on Twitter: @ASCD @a_rebora @bryanrgoodwin @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Bryan Goodwin is the president and CEO of McREL International, a Denver-based nonprofit education research and development organization. Goodwin, a former teacher and journalist, authored or co-authored several books, including Learning That Sticks: A Brain-Based Model for K–12 Instructional Design and Delivery, Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day, Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School. Goodwin has presented to audiences across the U.S., Mideast, Pacific region, and Australia and writes a monthly research column for ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine and presents research findings and insights to audiences across the United States and in Canada and Australia.

    What Can We Do Now to End This Extraordinary School Year Well and Prepare for the Next?

    What Can We Do Now to End This Extraordinary School Year Well and Prepare for the Next?

    As we move through spring break, we begin looking ahead to the end of the school year. Join us as we consider how to end this extraordinary year well and prepare for whatever the coming school year will bring?

    Follow on Twitter:    @ASCD  @a_rebora  @mattrkay  @bamradionetwork   Read the EL Article 

    Matthew Kay is a founding English teacher at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia and the author of  Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom. Host Anthony Rebora is the Editor in Chief of Education Leadership.

    Avoiding Equity Traps: If You’re Uncomfortable You’re Probably on the Right Track

    Avoiding Equity Traps: If You’re Uncomfortable You’re Probably on the Right Track

    Join us for a candid discussion about the traps, tropes, and pitfalls we often encounter as we work to support equity and inclusion in our schools. In this episode, we discuss why the successful journey to equity starts with awareness and includes inescapable discomfort.

    Follow on Twitter: @jamiladugan @ASCD @a_rebora @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd #classroomstrategies

    Jamila Dugan is a leadership coach, learning facilitator, and researcher. She began her career as a teacher in Washington D.C., successfully supporting her school to implement an International Baccalaureate program. After being nominated for Teacher of the Year, she later served as a coach for new teachers in Oakland, California. As a school administrator, Jamila championed equity-centered student services, parent empowerment, and co-led the development of the first public Mandarin immersion middle school in the Bay Area. Jamila and Shane began their work together 7 years ago during the development of The Listening Leader for which Jamila acted as the primary researcher. Jamila serves as an equity-centered leadership development coach across all sectors including non-profits, public school districts, charter networks, parochial, and private schools. She is an avid supporter of dual language learning, serving on the boards of Independence Charter Spanish Immersion School in Philadelphia and Parents of African American Students Studying Chinese (PAASSC) in the Bay Area.

    What We Need to Know to Manage the Pandemic’s Impact on Teaching the Whole Child

    What We Need to Know to Manage the Pandemic’s Impact on Teaching the Whole Child

    COVID-19 had increased the intensity of the needs students have, the range of needs students have, and the prevalence of those needs. In this episode, we discuss what every educator needs to know to manage the pandemic’s impact on teaching the whole child.

    @SeanTSlade @bamradionetwork@Katepechacek @ASCD @a_rebora @Illuminateed @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork #classroomstrategies

    Kate Pechacek, Director of Solutions Engineering at Illuminate Education, has nearly 25 years of experience in teaching and learning. She started out in the classroom as a secondary math teacher before taking on roles as Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, District MTSS Coordinator, and Director of Secondary Education. At Illuminate, she works with educators nationwide to help them deepen and enrich their approaches to equity and leveraging data to support each student. Sean Slade, director of Whole Child Programs at ASCD, has more than two decades in education,--writing on topics related to the whole child and health and well-being. Host Penny Reinart, Chief Impact Officer of ASCD, is a lifetime educator of 39 years. A two-time Teacher of the Year award winner, she has 18 years of classroom experience working with K–8 students.

    Learning to Challenge Racial Color Blindness in School

    Learning to Challenge Racial Color Blindness in School

    The idea that racism does not exist or is of little consequence has gained traction in the country. How does this belief impact schools, school leaders, teachers, and students? Joins us as we unpack this timely question and understand why we need to challenge this notion.


    Follow on Twitter: @DrVMayfield @ASCD @a_rebora @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork #classroomstrategies


    Vernita Mayfield has served as a secondary school principal, researcher and educational consultant. She founded Leadervation Learning to support organizations seeking to build leadership capacity, particularly in marginalized communities. She is the author of a new book – Cultural Competency Now (ASCD). She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation, and an Ed.S. in Educational Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. She earned an MBA in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino.

    Managing the Ambiguity, Loss of Control, and Fatigue of Teaching in the Current Climate

    Managing the Ambiguity, Loss of Control, and Fatigue of Teaching in the Current Climate

    Join us for an empowering discussion about managing the loss of control many of us feel about teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. What specific strategies do school leaders need to know to effectively navigate this extraordinary moment in education?


    Follow on Twitter: @pFagell @ASCD @a_rebora @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork #classroomstrategies


    Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC is the school counselor at Sheridan School in Washington, D.C. and a therapist at The Chrysalis Group. Phyllis frequently writes columns on counseling, parenting and education for The Washington Post, and she’s the author of Middle School Matters (Hachette, 2019). Phyllis blogs at phyllisfagell.com.

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