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    Marilyn Burns on Conducting Math Interviews with K-5 Students

    Marilyn Burns on Conducting Math Interviews with K-5 Students

    Have you ever considered that understanding is to math as what comprehension is to reading? Today on The Heinemann Podcast, we're speaking with Marilyn Burns, one of today’s most highly respected math educators. She is the creator and founder of Math Solutions®, and has dedicated her career to the improvement of math instruction across grades K-8. Marilyn has taught in the classroom for many years written children’s books, led in-service workshops, written professional development publications for teachers and administrators, and created professional development videos. Marilyn continues to teach regularly in the classroom, finding the experience essential to developing and testing new ideas and materials.

    We recently sat down with Marilyn to talk about her work in interviewing math students. Marilyn has been developing a new digital interview tool with Heinemann called Listening to Learn. We started our conversation on how teaching reading and math are alike and different…"

    • 29 min
    Jennifer Serravallo and Dr. Maryanne Wolf on Deep Comprehension and Digital Texts

    Jennifer Serravallo and Dr. Maryanne Wolf on Deep Comprehension and Digital Texts

    About a month ago, we recorded a conversation between Heinemann author Jennifer Serravallo, and neuroscientist and author Dr. Maryanne Wolf, about the reading brain — critical, deep reading, comprehension, and considerations for digital reading. Today, we are all confronted with non-stop coverage of COVID-19, and our comprehension of the information is critical. Schools are closing, and teachers are supporting students remotely. In many cases, we will all be spending more time reading and writing on screen. 

    In this time, and with this transition, their conversation feels especially relevant. So, how did Jen Serravallo, and Heinemann author, and Maryanne Wold, published by Harper, come together? Well, let's go back in time to last summer, July in fact, when Jen was first reading Maryanne's book. Jen talked about it during the second day of her summer camp lesson. 

    When Jen mentioned author Maryanne Wolf, she sparked an idea. We thought it would be amazing to hear Jen, the author of Complete Comprehension and Understanding Texts and Readers interview Maryanne Wolf about the work in her book Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World published by Harper. To our delight, both authors loved the idea as well. Here now is their conversation, hosted by Jennifer Serravallo.

    • 38 min
    Remote Math Instruction with Sue O'Connell

    Remote Math Instruction with Sue O'Connell

    With schools across the country closing for weeks, possibly months, how do we keep our math learning going for our K-5 students? Like all of you, we're also getting used to this new way of learning. Our hope on the Heinemann Blog and the Heinemann Podcast is to create a resource that can help you during this time.

    • 19 min
    Grading without Grades? Moving to a Points-Free System with Sarah Zerwin

    Grading without Grades? Moving to a Points-Free System with Sarah Zerwin

    In this episode, we're joined by Sarah Zerwin, author of the upcoming book Point-less: An English Teacher’s Guide to More Meaningful Grading. She suggests moving away from something many of us can’t imagine teaching without: grades.

    Her book takes on students’ obsession with grades by replacing traditional letter grades with descriptive feedback on their work.

    We started by asking Sarah about the journey she’s taken to move from traditional grading to letting go of points completely, and what can other teachers expect if they go on the same journey?

    • 22 min
    Reflecting on Diversity in High School and in College with Heinemann Fellow Julie Kwon Jee

    Reflecting on Diversity in High School and in College with Heinemann Fellow Julie Kwon Jee

    Today on the podcast we’re handing things over to Heinemann Fellow Julie Kwon Jee. Julie is in the final year of her fellowship, and currently teaches high school literature, writing composition, and AP English literature in LaGrangeville, New York. She is dedicated to creating safe classroom environments where students flourish and become lifelong readers and writers.

    In today’s episode, Julie is joined by some of her former students who have since entered college. They reflect on how diversity showed up during their time in high school, and contrast that with their experiences in college.

    • 55 min
    What is the Role of Technology in Education? with Sarah Gilmore and Katierose Deos

    What is the Role of Technology in Education? with Sarah Gilmore and Katierose Deos

    Today on the podcast we’re joined by Sarah Gilmore and Katierose Deos, authors of Integrating Technology: A School-Wide Framework to Enhance Learning. In their book, Sarah and Katierose adopt a holistic and mindful approach to using technology effectively in the classroom. Whether you have iPads for every student, or one computer for the entire class, it is possible to meaningfully integrate technology into your teaching and leadership practices.  

    Our conversation began by asking “what is the role of technology in education?”

    • 14 min

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