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Join hosts Amanda Cardenas (Mud & Ink Teaching) and Marie Morris (The Caffeinated Classroom) in discussions about being brave, trying new things, and all things teaching! As seasoned classroom teachers, Amanda and Marie bring their experience, insight, energy, and oh, so many opinions and ideas... It's time for all teachers to take their classroom and teaching practice into their own hands!

Brave New Teaching Marie Morris & Amanda Cardenas: Teachers and Education Content Creators

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 138 Ratings

Join hosts Amanda Cardenas (Mud & Ink Teaching) and Marie Morris (The Caffeinated Classroom) in discussions about being brave, trying new things, and all things teaching! As seasoned classroom teachers, Amanda and Marie bring their experience, insight, energy, and oh, so many opinions and ideas... It's time for all teachers to take their classroom and teaching practice into their own hands!

    THE CASE FOR INQUIRY

    THE CASE FOR INQUIRY

    It’s no secret that we are so passionate about inquiry. Inquiry is more than just questioning. It’s a whole view of how to approach teaching. Today we’re doing a deep dive into what inquiry is and what it isn’t, and why we use inquiry to drive curriculum. Better yet, we’re sharing how inquiry can decentralize the text and the teacher, and in turn allow students to take control of their own learning.
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    SHOW NOTES: bravenewteaching.com/episode65

    • 28 min
    MAKERSPACE IN THE ELA CLASSROOM

    MAKERSPACE IN THE ELA CLASSROOM

    As the great Ms. Frizzle says, take chances, make mistakes, GET MESSY! The same rings true when using a makerspace in your classroom. You name it, it’s possible in a makerspace. In this episode, Amanda is sharing how to get started with building a makerspace, simple materials you can use, and specific examples of activities to try out. She also walks through one of her favorite projects she implemented with her students and what both her and her students gained from it. 
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    SHOW NOTES: bravenewteaching.com/episode64

    • 22 min
    CHOICE READING 101

    CHOICE READING 101

    Does giving your students choice come easily to you? For some teachers it does, but for others it can be extremely difficult to release that control! Incorporating choice requires a major mindset shift as you learn how to navigate your students all doing something different. In this episode, we're showing you how you can allow students to have choice without letting go of having a central focus and common skill that everyone is learning.
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    SHOW NOTES: bravenewteaching.com/episode63

    • 28 min
    PICTURE BOOK LESSON WALK-THROUGH

    PICTURE BOOK LESSON WALK-THROUGH

    Using picture books is one of our favorite strategies for opening up a unit or individual lesson. Without fail, it always  sparks interest and gets students excited to learn about the topic at hand! Tune in to hear us walk through a lesson plan using one of our favorite picture books to introduce a unit in Dystopia.
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    SHOW NOTES: bravenewteaching.com/episode62

     

    • 26 min
    LIVING IN A DYSTOPIAN WORLD

    LIVING IN A DYSTOPIAN WORLD

    If you aren’t already on the dystopian band wagon, we’re fairly confident that you will be after this episode. We’ve taught dystopia for YEARS, and it hasn’t lost any steam along the way. Can you say that for other genres?
     
    So, why is dystopia as a specific genre so gosh darn exciting? Why is it something we believe should be in every single ELA classroom? We couldn’t even begin to count the reasons, but to begin, it helps kids understand the society they are growing up in. More importantly, it allows them to begin to build their own options and questions around society. How cool is that?
     
    Today we’re making three solid points on why dystopia is something you need to get behind. Tune in to hear us dive into each of these points:
    1. Dystopia is always relevant 2. It’s popular and engaging…hello Hunger Games!
    3. It has limitless possibilities 
     
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    SHOW NOTES: bravenewteaching.com/episode61

    • 20 min
    MAKING THE CASE FOR WONDER

    MAKING THE CASE FOR WONDER

    Kids have a magical way of looking at the world. Sadly, overtime this magic begins to dim. But what if it didn’t have to? What if you could play a part in holding on to that joy of discovery? Our guests today are going to help you do just that. We are joined by Ashley Bible, Jenna Cooper, Abby Gross, and Staci Lamb. They are the powerhouse team from Keeping the Wonder. 
     
    Ashley, Jenna, Abby, and Staci connected in 2018 through a mutual love of teaching, engaging, creating, and learning. They have since hosted four live workshops, launched a library of virtual Keeping the Wonder sessions, and wrote a collaborative book that both informs and inspires. We’re so excited for you to hear this interview as they make a case for wonder, specifically in secondary classrooms.
     
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

saradaisy1 ,

The BEST!

The Brave New Teaching Podcast is hands-down the most inspirational teacher podcast out there! I am in my 20th year of teaching and Amanda and Marie have reenergized my passion, drive, and creativity! EVERY time I listen, I walk away with a nugget that has helped transform my teaching in some way! This podcast is — the BEST!

CJH&H ,

Energizing

I’m on my 19th year of teaching and so needed the fresh voices of Amanda and Marie. Not only are they are inspiring but have given me new ideas to bring into my classroom. Each episode brings forth the perfect combination of learning, connection, and relationship-building.

he is annoying ,

Creativity Booster!

This podcast is one of my absolute favorites. Amanda and Marie seamlessly blend the practicality of day to day teaching with inspiration and creativity. I listen to each episode with a pad of paper and a pen so I can brainstorm how to implement their ideas into my curriculum. This year they have been a safeguard from total burnout. I cannot recommend this podcast enough!

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