173 episodes

Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast Jennifer Gonzalez

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 2K Ratings

Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.

    173: How ELA and Special Ed Collaboration Can Produce Great Student Writing

    173: How ELA and Special Ed Collaboration Can Produce Great Student Writing

    Writing is one of the most challenging academic tasks we ask of our students, and it can be especially difficult for students with learning differences. In this episode, special educator Sarah Riggs Johnson shares 11 key ingredients for optimizing the partnership between ELA teachers and learning specialists so that students with learning differences can become excellent writers.
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    Thanks to Listenwise and Scholastic Scope for sponsoring this episode.
     

    • 50 min
    172: The Importance of Maslow's Fourth Tier

    172: The Importance of Maslow's Fourth Tier

    What we call "attention-seeking behavior" is a sign of a deficit need. In this episode, my guest Connie Hamilton shares specific strategies we can use to help students meet their esteem needs—the fourth tier of Maslow's Hierarchy—in healthy, productive ways.
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    Thanks to Today by Studyo and Scholastic Scope for sponsoring this episode.
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    Learn more about my mini-course, Four Laws of Learning, at cultofpedagogy.com/laws. Remember to use the code LISTENER at checkout to get $5 off course tuition!

    • 36 min
    171: Does Your School Need a Literacy Check-up?

    171: Does Your School Need a Literacy Check-up?

    Literacy is arguably the most valuable asset we develop in our students, but many classrooms are missing some of the most effective literacy practices. In this episode, author and educator Angela Peery shares a set of tools any PK-12 teacher can use to evaluate what you're doing right, what you're missing, and how you can fill the gaps.
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    Thanks to Today by Studyo and Scholastic Scope for sponsoring this episode.
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    The check-up tools we discuss in this episode come from Peery's book (co-authored with Tracy Shiel), What to Look for in Literacy: A Leader's Guide to High Quality Instruction*.
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    • 51 min
    170: No More Easy Button: A Suggested Approach to Post-Pandemic Teaching

    170: No More Easy Button: A Suggested Approach to Post-Pandemic Teaching

    Now that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel of Covid-19, we have an opportunity for a fresh start in schools, and we can't waste it. Let’s take the wisdom we've gained over the last year and use it. Let's not go back to the way things used to be.
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    Thanks to Today by Studyo and Parlay for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 29 min
    169: Revolution School: When "Reimagining School" Actually Happens

    169: Revolution School: When "Reimagining School" Actually Happens

    Revolution School is a fantastic new high school in Philadelphia where students co-create their education around experiential learning, community partnerships, and personal development. In this episode I learn about how Revolution works from Henry Fairfax, Head of School, Jane Shore, Head of Research and Innovation, and Master Educator Mike Pardee.
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    Thanks to Today by Studyo and Parlay for sponsoring this episode.
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    Learn more about Revolution School at revolutionschool.org

    • 59 min
    168: Mistake Analysis

    168: Mistake Analysis

    Wrong answers can be an incredible tool for learning and critical thinking. In this episode, Thinking Like a Lawyer author Colin Seale teaches us four easy ways to add mistake analysis into our regular teaching practices. This is a strategy that works in any content area and at any grade level!
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    Thanks to Hāpara and TGR EDU: Explore for sponsoring this episode.
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    Mistake Analysis is just one of the many strategies in Seale's book, Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students*.
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    • 33 min

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