172 episodes

A weekly recap of inspiration and innovation in your schools. Hosted by a panel of education experts, Big Ideas features fun and freewheeling discussion, interviews with influencers, and news items to inform and entertain education professionals and supporters.

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A weekly recap of inspiration and innovation in your schools. Hosted by a panel of education experts, Big Ideas features fun and freewheeling discussion, interviews with influencers, and news items to inform and entertain education professionals and supporters.

    Ep 172: Business apprenticeship programs for NYC high school students; Mental health wellness rooms in schools

    Ep 172: Business apprenticeship programs for NYC high school students; Mental health wellness rooms in schools

    This week, Ryan talks about an initiative that provides students in New York the opportunity to test drive business careers at corporate powerhouses through apprenticeships while still in high school. Sarah talks about the impacts of student mental health and the implementation of wellness rooms to help relieve chronic stress. Tune in!

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    Articles:
    https://www.the74million.org/article/new-york-citys-apprenticeship-boom-for-high-school-students/
    https://co.chalkbeat.org/2022/9/21/23355509/colorado-youth-mental-health-crisis-wellness-room-denver-schools

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 19 min
    Ep 171: The enthusiasm of first year teachers; Giving students more control in the classroom

    Ep 171: The enthusiasm of first year teachers; Giving students more control in the classroom

    This week, Sarah talks about the enthusiastic experiences of first year teachers and highlights the importance of nurturing and protecting our new educators. Ryan talks about ways to let young students have influence on the classroom environment, while still giving teachers the ability to focus on their students’ educational and personal growth. Tune in!

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    Articles:
    https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2022/8/29/23324075/tamir-harper-new-teacher-philadelphia-lea-first-year
    https://www.weareteachers.com/build-classroom-community/

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Michael Hernandez
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 25 min
    Ep 170: Calculus courses in K-12; YouTube goes ad-free for educators

    Ep 170: Calculus courses in K-12; YouTube goes ad-free for educators

    This week, Ryan talks about calculus in high school as an unwritten requirement to be a competitive college applicant. Sarah talks about features on YouTube for educational institutions to remove ads and its recommendation algorithm. Tune in!

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    Articles:
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/8/23341123/youtube-learning-educational-video-ad-free-courses-quizzes
    https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/why-elite-college-admissions-may-play-an-outsized-role-in-k-12-math-programs/2022/09

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 19 min
    Ep 169: Tips to reduce SAT/ACT stress; Advice for new teachers in five words or less

    Ep 169: Tips to reduce SAT/ACT stress; Advice for new teachers in five words or less

    This week, Sarah talks about tips to prepare students for the SAT and the ACT and help ease the mental burden of testing. Ryan talks about how veteran teachers give advice to first year educators using five words or less. Tune in!

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    Articles:
    https://www.usnews.com/education/articles/how-to-reduce-sat-act-test-day-stress
    https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/the-best-advice-for-new-teachers-in-5-words-or-less-2022-edition/2022/08?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=soc&utm_campaign=edit

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 17 min
    Ep 168: The rise of “Free Agent Learning”; Fighting summer learning loss

    Ep 168: The rise of “Free Agent Learning”; Fighting summer learning loss

    This week, Ryan shares a new book talks about how schools should foster students’ natural drive to self-direct their learning around their own interests to cultivate free-agent learners. Sarah talks about ways limit the impact of summer learning loss through practical activities that exercise the skills learned in the classroom. Tune in!

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    Articles:
    https://www.heralddemocrat.com/2022/07/08/ways-to-fight-summer-learning-loss/

    Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)
    Producer: Ross Ulysse

    • 24 min
    Ep 167: Financial literacy in Michigan; Why spelling bees and spelling education matter

    Ep 167: Financial literacy in Michigan; Why spelling bees and spelling education matter

    This week, Sarah talks about a new mandate of personal financial literacy in schools and the opportunities that lies ahead in this investment. Ryan talks about the benefits of spelling bees and spelling education to improve students’ communication skills and literary competencies. Tune in!

    Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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diwieland ,

Preparing Students For Their Future

Excellent discussion around how we feel we are preparing students for jobs that we don't even know exist yet! I love the idea that one of the newest skills we need to impart to our students is, 'Learning to Learn.'

Christi McG ,

Episode 1 - Teacher retention

All the speakers on the podcast did a great job and I must say Ryan Kairalla was an absolute superstar as the commentator !!! He has a true talent for this role !!! It’s worth a listen and just 20 minutes. Can’t wait for episode 2...

Lilly S. ,

Excellent Podcast

Great information, current topics, applicable to educators and administrators! Looking forward to upcoming podcasts!

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