Across the Hall: ELA Strategies from One Door Away
Across the Hall is a podcast for ELA teachers seeking tips and examples on how to bring the latest tech tools and strategies into their classrooms. Join hosts Cade Somers and Michelle Shelton, ELA colleagues themselves, as they seek to share actual classroom experiences along with the expertise of special guests from the world of education and ed tech.
ATH E16: Grappling Grading Part 2
Cade & Michelle return to the subject of standards-based grading to discuss their first-hand experiences with transitioning to traditional grading this school year. This episode is a follow-up to the ATH duo's interview with Khristie Goodwin in episode 15. Find out about how they have laid the groundwork for SBG at the secondary level with their students and parents, tackled early challenges, distinguished academics from behaviors, tracked progress, determined scoring practices, and corroborated effective scoring through calibration.
ATH E15: Grappling Grading with Khristie Goodwin
Many educators are finding that standards-based assessment is the way to go in order to best meet students' needs, guide instruction, & track growth. In this first segment of a two-parter on SBG, Cade & Michelle interview Khristie Goodwin, curriculum coordinator and special education coordinator at Oxford City Schools, where the ATH cohosts are piloting SBG in their high school. Tune in to learn more about why schools & teachers should consider SBG. They also discuss providing effective feedback, creating high quality assessments, developing dependable proficiency scales, and more. Come grapple grading with us!
View the show notes at www.acrossthehallpodcast.com.
ATH E14: Redefining Relevance
A new school year is starting, summer PD is ending, and you're likely riding right down the middle of a wave of excitement and anticipation mixed with anxiety and denial. But one thing you know you want accomplished this year in your classroom is to find greater relevance for your students. Michelle and Cade discuss their thoughts and others' in this episode aimed to help ELA teachers redefine what's relevant in their classrooms. Instructional content, key skills, and targeted tasks all become topics of conversation as the ATH hosts review some high-interest summertime Tweets.
To view the show notes, visit http://www.acrossthehallpodcast.com.
ATH E13: Cultivating Culture with Joy Kirr
Been thinking about how you'll improve your classroom this fall? Think culture. Tune in to this episode to cultivate your classroom culture, led by the ideas of Joy Kirr, Genius Hour "evangelist" and author of Shift Learning: How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom. Learn ways to shift how you arrange your classroom for maximum impact, build relationships with your students, transfer ownership of learning from teacher to student, communicate with parents, garner greater collaboration, and place emphasis on learning over grade-getting.
Check out the show notes at www.acrossthehallpodcast.com
ATH E12: Tech Talk with Kasey Bell
You know your students like tech. You know they need tech. But you also know that to get the most out of tech, you should use it with purpose. Join the ATH hosts as they welcome author, ShakeUpLearning.com blogger, speaker, Google Teacher Tribe podcaster, and Google tools expert Kasey Bell for a discussion about managing tech in the classroom and carefully matching tech to specific learning targets. In their interview follow-up segment, Cade and Michelle finish out the episode adding their own flavor to some of Kasey's fantastic ideas.
For the show notes, visit http://www.acrossthehallpodcast.com/.
ATH E11: PD Party with Rich Czyz
Don't like the way your school does PD? Heard others whining about what they wish their school's PD offered? Then we're hosting a PD Party, and you're invited. No, not a pity party -- a P - D - Party. You know, as in professional development. Join the ATH hosts as they interview Rich Czyz, author of The Four O'Clock Faculty, to learn proven ways to make professional learning practical and even a little bit fun (the ideas he gives are actually VERY fun, but we understand if you don't fully fess up to your friends the fun PD can be). And don't miss the follow-up segment. It features a pop-up-PD-style discussion with Cade and Michelle and two of their colleagues, Mark Fuller and Lauren Phifer.
For more, visit our show notes at www.acrossthehallpodcast.com.
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Wow! Great Podcast for all Teachers.
Even as a science teacher, there’s so much in Across the Hall that can apply to my classroom. This is an awesome podcast for any educator!!
Great for ELA teacher!
Michelle and Cade’s podcasts are useful not only for ELA teachers but teachers across the curriculum. Found them last week and have been “binge” listening!
Real passion and ideas from real teachers!
I love the passion and joy of Across The Hall! Michelle and Cade share resources and ideas that inspire and empower teachers to engage classrooms and each other. They’ve truly embraced a community of learning.