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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

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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.

    177: How to Find, Read, and Use Academic Research

    177: How to Find, Read, and Use Academic Research

    You want to know that your instructional decisions are supported by research, but you're not exactly sure where to find that research or how to read it correctly. In this episode, educational psychologist Kripa Sundar gives me a mini-course in how to dig up high-quality research, how to read and interpret it, and what we need to keep in mind about how academic research works.
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    Thanks to simpleshow and ISTE for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    EduTip 1: Don't make them read and listen at the same time.

    EduTip 1: Don't make them read and listen at the same time.

    Welcome to EduTips, a side project of the Cult of Pedagogy podcast where I share one quick tidbit of educational research, teaching ideas, classroom management strategies, or sometimes just a quick story. This first EduTip is DON'T MAKE THEM READ AND LISTEN AT THE SAME TIME. This is a mistake I see so many teachers, speakers, and other presenters make, and it's so easy to fix! You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to Reading Progress in Teams for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 4 min
    176: Suicide Prevention: What Teachers Can Do

    176: Suicide Prevention: What Teachers Can Do

    What factors are most likely to contribute to suicide in young people, and how can teachers recognize the signs? In this episode I talk with Anne Moss Rogers, mental health and suicide prevention speaker, about how teachers can help to prevent suicide in adolescents and children.
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    Thanks to Listenwise and ISTE for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 52 min
    175: Introducing the HyperRubric

    175: Introducing the HyperRubric

    Most rubrics only tell students where they are right now, but a HyperRubric marks their progress as they go, then points them to tools that can help them improve. In this episode, I talk with ELA teachers Tyler Rablin and Jeff Frieden about how they developed this new format and how it works.
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    Thanks to Listenwise and ISTE for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 43 min
    174: Why You Should Bring Podcasts Into Your Classroom

    174: Why You Should Bring Podcasts Into Your Classroom

    There's a good chance you're already sold on the value of podcasts. But have you brought this incredible medium into your classroom in a substantial or consistent way? The goal of this episode is to convince you to do just that. My guests—Lindsay Patterson, Marshall Escamilla, and Monica Brady-Myerov—are three major figures in the educational podcast world. We'll be talking about the research behind listening as a learning modality, why podcasts make outstanding curricular resources, and the top four places you can find podcasts that are ideal for classroom use.
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    Thanks to Listenwise and Scholastic Scope for sponsoring this episode.
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    Looking for high-impact PD that won't take a lot of time? Check out my mini-course, 4 Laws of Learning, and use the code LISTENER at checkout to take $5 off the course tuition.

    • 41 min
    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.
     

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EmotionallyNaked.com ,

Education on education

I was writing a book for teachers in 2020 with a co-writer called Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk (published august 2021).

I interviewed a lot of teachers and have spent a great deal of time in schools but I needed more insight on education and started to listen to this podcast to give me that foundation. It helped with the language, thoughts and ideas and triggered questions I needed to ask in the pre writing interviews with educators. I refer to this podcast in the book and found it to be an valuable resource for me. I am now an avid listener for that reason and because she knows how to break things down into simple steps. She is a pro interviewer.

jatherton912 ,

Relevant and Refreshing

I was turned on to this podcast from a well-respected colleague who found Jennifer Gonzalez and her content to be a beacon of light during and emerging from trenches of online teaching during the pandemic. This year I took a new position back in the classroom after working with adjudicated youth and adult learners. Jennifer brings a refreshing perspective to many of today’s teaching struggles; technology integration, project-based learning, SEL, curriculum design and much more.

The most memorable podcast I listened to to-date was episode 170- ‘No More Easy Button:A Suggested Approach to Post-Pandemic Teaching’. Gonzalez uses the analogy that we as humans are wired for the ‘easy button’, everything from picking produce that is easiest to prepare and eat, to watching Netflix over reading a book, it’s easier.

The ‘easy button’ refers to how teachers often use resources, lesson materials, and assessments that are easiest for us to grade (think: multiple choice). This doesn’t allow students to demonstrate their learning, it gives them the chance to give a really good guess. By increasing short answer and essay questions, it allows students to display their level of understanding of a concept which allows the teacher to truly understand their depth of knowledge. I subscribe to this philosophy, but I also turn to the ‘easy button’ at times, we all do.

This was just one of the many eye-opening podcasts I listened to over the past few weeks. I have a list of episodes I want to hear, one day at a time 😀

gaia66lala ,

Wonderful Guidance for a First Year Teacher!

I am in love with this podcast. Jennifer does such a great job in explaining teaching strategies and research. There are example after example in every episode to guide you with your teaching. Try out this podcast, it’s totally worth your time. 💕💕

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