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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.

    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.

    • 54 min
    The Reshaping of the World with Thomas Friedman

    The Reshaping of the World with Thomas Friedman

    Ben and Becky break down a recent talk Thomas Friedman delivered to a packed house in our district just before winter break. He talked about the accelerations he writes about in his columns and books, the importance (now more than ever) of being kind to one another, and his advice for young people in this world that is being rapidly reshaped before our eyes. We’ll post a video of his entire talk on our blog when we’re able, but tune in to this episode to hear how we can apply his messages of practical optimism and awareness of three accelerations to the world of education.

    • 36 min
    Bored and Brilliant with Manoush Zomorodi

    Bored and Brilliant with Manoush Zomorodi

    We can’t believe our luck - we got time, albeit a short amount of time, but we got time with THE Manoush Zomorodi - podcast queen, entrepreneur, and, at least for today, our guru of boredom. Listen to Manoush talk to Becky and Ben about the power of boredom, bored and brilliant challenges you can try, and ways to embrace your own brilliance.

    • 32 min
    Knowledge Party with Natalie Wexler

    Knowledge Party with Natalie Wexler

    Today on Vrain Waves we have an exciting and somewhat earth shaking interview from Natalie Wexler, education journalist and author of The Knowledge Gap. She walks us through the contributing research and education history that led her to write the book, and some strategies for schools to set the foundation for student success. From her website: “Education journalist Natalie Wexler focuses on two ideas that have solid evidence behind them but have been mostly overlooked by schools and reformers: immersing children from less-educated families in knowledge about the world, and linking that knowledge to writing instruction.”

    • 56 min
    Teach Like an Advertiser with Dr. Lindsay Portnoy

    Teach Like an Advertiser with Dr. Lindsay Portnoy

    Dr. Portnoy is an author, professor, teacher, advertiser, and designer. Join us for this discussion to hear about what teachers might learn from advertising, how we can improve authenticity and personalization, and turning students into our biggest fans. Share with us how you teach like an advertiser with #makesomevrainwaves! 

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