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Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.

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Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.

    As Parents Mobilize to Decide What Teachers Can Teach, How Should Educators Respond?

    As Parents Mobilize to Decide What Teachers Can Teach, How Should Educators Respond?

    Parents have a right to speak up about what we’re teaching their kids. Teachers have an obligation to teach content accurately. These two positions are increasingly irreconcilable. How should educators respond?

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Harvey Alvy has served as a teacher, principal, and university professor, and was honored to be a National Distinguished Principal. He is the author of Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance, and co-author of Learning From Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success.

    • 10 min
    AP Courses: Real College Preparation, Tracking Relabeled, or Something Else?

    AP Courses: Real College Preparation, Tracking Relabeled, or Something Else?

    In this episode, we take a closer look at the rationale for AP courses and their practical impact on the students who take them.

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @MsWreads90 @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork

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    Amanda Whigham is a High School Science/ESOL teacher in her ninth year of teaching. She loves teaching high school students and helping them making science come alive and connect to their real lives and treasures the chance to influence young people into learning more about themselves as well.

    • 11 min
    Thinking Creatively About How We Find, Hire, and Employ Substitute Teachers

    Thinking Creatively About How We Find, Hire, and Employ Substitute Teachers

    Schools and school districts are scrambling to deal with a shortage of substitute teachers. In this episode, we explore innovative ways schools can approach the role of substitute teachers through a different lens.

    Follow on Twitter: @danacoledares @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonharper70bd

    Dana Cole teaches language arts at a high school in northwest Georgia, just across the state line from Chattanooga, Tennessee. On evenings, weekends, and holidays, she divides her time between her family, the theater, the library, and the internet.

    • 10 min
    We Need More Time for Preparation and Lesson Planning: Here Are a Few Ideas

    We Need More Time for Preparation and Lesson Planning: Here Are a Few Ideas

    Lesson planning and preparing for multiple classes take time. How can we get the time we need when pandemic teaching demands have increased, teacher support staff have decreased, and spare time is in even shorter supply? Here are some ideas.

    Follow on Twitter: @danacoledares @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonharper70bd

    Dana Cole teaches language arts at a high school in northwest Georgia, just across the state line from Chattanooga, Tennessee. On evenings, weekends, and holidays, she divides her time between her family, the theater, the library, and the internet.

    • 10 min
    How Can We Achieve a More Genuinely Inclusive View of American History?

    How Can We Achieve a More Genuinely Inclusive View of American History?

    We’ve been pursuing inclusivity in education for decades, yet in 2021 an authentically inclusive view of American history still eludes us. What will it take to reconcile the American history we teach with the history that actually transpired?

    Follow on Twitter: @Oldbay84 @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonharper70bd

    Robin Hicks is an English Language Arts /Special Education teacher of students in detained spaces.

    • 10 min
    Rethinking Our Commitment to Teaching Accurate History

    Rethinking Our Commitment to Teaching Accurate History

    Four states have passed laws placing limits on how history can be taught in K12 classrooms.  Will these laws make teaching history more accurate or more distorted? What is the practical impact on teachers?

    Follow on Twitter: @HarveyAlvy1 @RitaWirtz @tomwhitby @sgthomas1973 @bamradionetwork @jonHarper70bd

    Rita Wirtz holds a BA in English and Speech, a master’s degree in reading from Arizona State University (ASU), and an administrative services credential (K–12) through California State University–Sacramento (CSUS). She was a California language arts and reading specialist who has instructed at all levels including K-12 classrooms, labs, and clinics. She has written a number of reading instruction books for parents and teachers including Reading Champs: Teaching Reading Made Easy and her memoir, Stories From a Teacher’s Heart: Memories of Love, Life and Family and Reading Champions! Second Edition, Teaching Reading Made Easy.

    • 10 min

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Veteran LA Teacher ,

Insightful even for veteran teachers

I’ve been teaching language arts for 31 years, and these podcast are part of my personal professional development. I listen during my two hours at the gym (Brain Rules: We learn better when we are moving). Some new ideas and some old ideas that are articulated in new ways make these podcasts invaluable for my growth as a professional educator.

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