211 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

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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.

    195: Five Fantastic Ideas for Collaboration Projects

    195: Five Fantastic Ideas for Collaboration Projects

    Collaboration is great as long as you have high-quality projects for students to work on. In this episode, we'll explore five unique ideas for collaborative projects that can be adapted for any subject area, along with suggestions for adding criticality and opportunities for student agency to each one. 
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    Thanks to CoderZ and Hapara for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 25 min
    EduTip 16: Do a smooth first read.

    EduTip 16: Do a smooth first read.

    Stopping while you read a text out loud might be necessary in order to explain, dissect, or analyze something, but those interruptions can really mess up a listener's experience of the text. Next time, start with a smooth first read, then start over and get into the instruction.
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    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to Edulastic for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 2 min
    194: Finding the Funk: 3 Ways to Add Culturally Responsive Critical Thinking to Your Lessons

    194: Finding the Funk: 3 Ways to Add Culturally Responsive Critical Thinking to Your Lessons

    Critical thinking is something usually reserved only for advanced classes, but if we want our students to receive an equitable education, they all need regular practice in thinking critically.
    In this episode, Tangible Equity author Colin Seale shares three easy strategies for infusing critical thinking into any lesson.
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    Thanks to CoderZ and Pear Deck for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 41 min
    EduTip 15: Set aside time to set norms.

    EduTip 15: Set aside time to set norms.

    If too many of your classroom plans go off the rails, you might need to add more norm-setting, where you clarify expectations in detail before starting an activity. It's a step some of us skip, but the time you spend on it will pay off later. 
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    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to Edulastic for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 5 min
    193: Creating Language-Affirming Classrooms for Code-Switching Students

    193: Creating Language-Affirming Classrooms for Code-Switching Students

    Language shapes so much of who we are, but not all students feel they can bring their whole selves into the classroom. Even the most well-meaning teachers can unwittingly do more harm than good. In this episode, educator Andrea Castellano answers some common questions about students who code-switch between languages and dialects and shares research-based practices that will help multilingual students flourish.
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    Thanks to CoderZ and Edulastic for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    EduTip 14: Find teachable moments in the downtime.

    EduTip 14: Find teachable moments in the downtime.

    We spend a LOT of time with students, and quite a bit of that time is not used for direct instruction. This "downtime" offers plenty of tiny opportunities for teaching, assessment, and relationship building—we just have to recognize them.
    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to Pear Deck for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 3 min

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I love every single episode! As a math teacher I don’t often listen to ELA driven information but this is so far from that! Jennifer Gonzalez has a way of taking content she is familiar with and presenting it in a way that is applicable to everyone. The guests and topics are so progressive and I never know what to expect next. She has been a life line for the last three years and my teacher friends know the Jennifer Gonzalez name by heart because I quote her show so much. Thank you for being a clear and actionable place for teachers to come and really think about their practice!

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