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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.

    EduTip 4: Hold off on most feedback until AFTER a task is done.

    EduTip 4: Hold off on most feedback until AFTER a task is done.

    When we see students making a mistake, we may be tempted to stop them and offer a correction. It might be best to resist that temptation, at least for a little while.
    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to Microsoft Reading Progress in Teams for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 4 min
    179: Teachers are barely hanging on. Here's what they need.

    179: Teachers are barely hanging on. Here's what they need.

    Teachers are saying this is the worst school year ever. In this episode, I'll explore the reasons why, offer some solutions, and also share a few other loosely related thoughts that may or may not help. 
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    Thanks to CommonLit and Brain Power Academy for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 30 min
    EduTip 3: Distract the Distractor

    EduTip 3: Distract the Distractor

    This subtle little teaching move stops off-task behavior in a class session and gets things back on track without drama! 
    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
    178: Street Data: A Pathway Toward Equitable, Anti-Racist Schools

    178: Street Data: A Pathway Toward Equitable, Anti-Racist Schools

    Many well-intended efforts to make schools more equitable often fail because we're trying to make them work inside a system that's a terrible fit for them. What's been missing is a whole-school approach that creates a path forward that is radically different from what we've done before. In this episode, I talk with the authors of the book Street Data—Shane Safir and Jamila Dugan—about their ground-up approach to school transformation, one that lets go of the fixation on text scores and centers marginalized voices instead.
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    Thanks to CommonLit and ISTE for sponsoring this episode.
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    Find Shane and Jamila online at shanesafir.com and jamiladugan.com.

    • 55 min
    EduTip 2: Don't yell at another teacher's class.

    EduTip 2: Don't yell at another teacher's class.

    When you come in and rescue another teacher from a misbehaving class, you think you're being helpful, when really, you're just disempowering them. Try another approach! 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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    • 5 min
    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

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Miko Marble ,

Fantastic!

As an educator and third grade teacher, I look forward to this podcast! Each one shares innovative ideas and thought provoking teaching methods. Keep them coming Jen!

sara goes on about things ,

A worthwhile masters in teaching

A worthwhile masters in teaching from a very attuned person —that I can get at 4:30AM while my kids are asleep. Returning to FT classroom after years freelancing, these episodes feel like concrete security blankets. I take notes and am so grateful.

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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.

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