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On this podcast, we will feature Flipboard Magazines to unite all components of Digital Learning focusing on student communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. We will explore how the use of Flipboard in education enhances instruction and promotes beautifully crafted magazines that support 21st Century learning. Content is generated by the community not the company.

Flipboard EDU Podcast William Jeffery

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On this podcast, we will feature Flipboard Magazines to unite all components of Digital Learning focusing on student communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. We will explore how the use of Flipboard in education enhances instruction and promotes beautifully crafted magazines that support 21st Century learning. Content is generated by the community not the company.

    Episode 72: Mandy Froehlich and Meeting Teachers’ Needs

    Episode 72: Mandy Froehlich and Meeting Teachers’ Needs

    It's no secret that teachers are leaving education in droves. So much so that it's causing drastic shifts in the ways schools will need to operate this fall. Some large school districts have as many as one thousand teacher job openings and this issue is only getting worse as post-pandemic educators are facing low wages, rising benefits costs, extreme student discipline problems, and polarizing politics. This is a crisis that has surpassed the traditional definition of a shortage. I have talked with several thought leaders about this issue, including Mandy Froehlich, who I met during one of Nicole Biscotti’s Coffee Conversations on Zoom.
    Mandy Froehlich is a former elementary teacher, technology integration specialist, and director of innovation and technology for a number of schools in Wisconsin. She is currently an educational consultant, an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and the chief operating officer of EduMatch Publishing. Mandy has written four books: The Fire Within, Reignite the Flames, Divergent EDU, and the Educators Matchbook.
    In this episode, we speak to Mandy about meeting teachers’ basic needs, mental health support for educators, and recommendations for how leadership can support current workloads in education.
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    • 31 min
    Episode 71: Bia Valle’s Bilingual Clubhouse and Flipboard

    Episode 71: Bia Valle’s Bilingual Clubhouse and Flipboard

    Bia Valle is not a  traditional classroom teacher by trade but her classroom on Clubhouse is one of the most innovative ideas I have seen on that platform. While most people use Clubhouse to try to sell or market themselves, Bia Valle has been using it to teach emerging bilinguals to practice their English. People from around the world tune into Clubhouse and practice speaking and listening skills and then curate Flipboard magazines.
    Her rooms are trendy in countries that are hungry to practice English as a second language exercising speaking and listening skills. Bia is however an avid Flipboard user like myself and she requires her students to create, curate and share Flipboard magazines. What better way to collaborate with adults than to use Flipboard’s curation tools? She masterfully conducts her classroom, even empowering several of her students to host the Clubhouse room while she moderates.
    Bia then allows students to collaborate on group magazines, sharing important aspects of their own cultures as they learn English. Bia manages her community with themes and other events as students gain cross-cultural awareness while learning. It's an amazing event to witness and be a part of.
    In this episode, we discuss Bia’s passion for Flipboard, how she uses it as a learning management system with various students, and her class on Clubhouse.



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    • 36 min
    Episode 70: Jim Thompson Stop, Drop, and Roll

    Episode 70: Jim Thompson Stop, Drop, and Roll

    Teacher burnout is a real and growing problem in K-12 education. Years of budget cuts and mounting pressure to improve test scores have taken their toll on teachers, leading to increased levels of stress and feeling burned out. According to a recent study by National Education Association (NEA), nearly 60% of K-12 teachers are experiencing symptoms of burnout, including fatigue, cynicism, and a loss of enthusiasm for teaching.
    A good friend of the show Jim Thompson, former national distinguished principal and New York State Elementary Principal of the Year for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) says we need to “stop, drop, and roll.” Much like the fire safety technique students learn, educators in the post-COVID-19 era need to stop doing things that are unproductive, drop some things that are not growing students, and roll with positivity and support from leaders and colleagues.
    In this episode, we explore how Jim’s stop, drop, and roll approach can help us to focus on what is important and help combat teacher burnout. We discuss ways to rethink the approach to traditional education, which is currently not conducive to teacher professional development.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 69: Melvin Miller and Critical Race Theory in Education

    Episode 69: Melvin Miller and Critical Race Theory in Education

    Recently a new buzzword has surfaced in education stemming from the popularity of the 1619 Project, which its creators intended as a curriculum supplement for educators to use in the classroom. Initially met with praise, the 1619 Project has become divisive as it looks into the structures that separated enslaved African Americans from the free white Americans in this nation’s history.
    The buzzword is critical race theory and its very mention has many communities at odds with how the American education system teaches students about the darker moments of American History. Opponents of the 1619 Project have been vocal about its use in K-12 curricula. Some states, like Georgia and Idaho, have gone as far as to ban teachers from talking about critical race theory in classrooms from college to elementary school. The consequence for school districts that use the material in their curricula will have their funds cut as a result of recently passed bills in these states.
    Melvin Miller is a veteran and a high school teacher who grew up in the segregated south and served his country in the newly integrated military. Melvin provides a generational perspective that may be lost if America's true history is swept under the rug. During this interview, I couldn't help but think how so many people's experiences may become minimized if parts of our history are lumped in with critical race theory, and recounting our own experiences might simply be outlawed.
    In this episode, I will explore what critical race theory is, and talk about how it, along with states trying to redact history, maybe further divide America. I also examine why states are introducing legislation to prevent students from learning about institutionalized racism, Melvin's experiences in desegregation in the American military, and why Melvin Miller chose to become a history teacher.



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    • 28 min
    Episode 68: Reese Jeffery and AHA Teens of Impact

    Episode 68: Reese Jeffery and AHA Teens of Impact

    The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke in the United States. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites its more-than 40-million volunteers. My son Reese, a sixth-grader, is one of them. Imagine my surprise when he was chosen to be a 2022 Teen of Impact South West Region by the association. This honor was bestowed upon 20 teens who will compete with their teams to raise money and awareness of heart disease.
    Despite his young age, Reese is passionate about the association’s goals, and he and his team are doing everything they can to help promote heart health awareness.
    For an eight-week period, which began February 4 and will end on April 7, he and his fundraising team will compete for points to earn the national title of 2022 Teen of Impact for the American Heart Association. Joining the Teen of Impact initiative provides him with the opportunity to join fellow changemakers and use his voice to make a difference. Each week there is a different topic, such as movement, vaping and mental well-being. Through this, he is learning to teach, take charge and advocate for his health and that of others, and change policy. He is also gaining experience, skills, and connections in fields like healthcare, business, finance, leadership, nonprofit and social media that will set him apart in college and his future career.
    Reese and his team have created a fundraising page, and they are asking people to donate to the American Heart Association. They are also planning a variety of events to raise money and awareness by texting REESETOI to 71777. He is a remarkable young person who is already making a real difference in the world.
    In this episode, I speak with Reese about the American Heart Association and the Teens of Impact program. We also talk about why he chose to be a part of this program and what he hopes to accomplish.
    Podcast Planner for Teachers and Students
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    • 13 min
    Episode 67: Brenda George and S.T.O.P Global

    Episode 67: Brenda George and S.T.O.P Global

    Emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts rose during the pandemic among adolescents. People of all ages are feeling the strain of social isolation and anxiety. For teenagers, these feelings can be compounded by bullying, which can lead to suicide. It is important for adults to be aware of the signs students display when contemplating suicide so they can get help.
    Some of the most common symptoms of suicidal ideation in teens include: talking about wanting to die or hurting oneself, expressing feelings of hopelessness, talking about being a burden to others, increased alcohol or drug abuse, withdrawing from friends and activities, abnormal mood swings, and giving away prized possessions. If you notice that a teen you know is exhibiting any of these signs, it is important to talk to them and get them help. But where would you turn?
    Registered nurse Brenda George is the co-founder of S.T.O.P. (Stop.Talk.Overcome.Pain), an initiative she started with her husband BL. They were inspired to create this because a friend's daughter attempted suicide. Brenda came to realize that the suicide rate in Brazoria County, Texas increased by 30%. In Texas, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. Brenda and BL also saw this trend occurring throughout the country.
    The Georges created an educator-approved campaign in collaboration with more than 35 local agencies in Brazoria County, hosting youth rallies and school events that focus on suicide prevention, anti-bullying, cyber-bullying awareness, and intervention.
    In this episode, we speak to Brenda about suicide prevention in youths, how to identify suicide risk factors, how bullying and cyberbullying contribute to suicide rates, and what her organization is doing to make a difference.
    Podcast Planner for Teachers and Students
    Flipboard EDU Magazine 
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    411 Immunitea Our focus is solely on creating natural products that leave you feeling happy and healthy. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/FlipEDU?fan_landing=true)

    • 29 min

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