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Learning Unlocked is hosted by Brit Bingold, Julia Salce, and Wendy Peterson, Instructional Specialists for Gilbert Public Schools, in Gilbert AZ. GPS and our Professional Growth Department believe that educators are the key-holders to unlocking learning for students. The goal of the podcast is to provide educators with resources and tools--the KEYS--to enable and accelerate learning for all students.

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Learning Unlocked is hosted by Brit Bingold, Julia Salce, and Wendy Peterson, Instructional Specialists for Gilbert Public Schools, in Gilbert AZ. GPS and our Professional Growth Department believe that educators are the key-holders to unlocking learning for students. The goal of the podcast is to provide educators with resources and tools--the KEYS--to enable and accelerate learning for all students.

    S7E56: The Impact of Special Areas on Student Learning

    S7E56: The Impact of Special Areas on Student Learning

    Guests: Natalie Krafft, Oak Tree Elementary - Music and Marissa Gomez, Boulder Creek - Art
    In this episode, Brit chats with Natalie and Marissa about their world in special areas. We dive into the secrets of how these spaces boost brainpower for all students and snag some nifty tips on sprinkling art and music into regular classrooms too. Tune in for a chat that's sure to spark some joy!
    Resources:
    School of Rock 
    Harvard Health Publishing
    University of Central Florida
    Rousseau's Hypnotic Piano Background

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Tackling Teacher Perfectionism and More!

    Tackling Teacher Perfectionism and More!

    Guest: Elizabeth Evans, Director of Civic Education Programs at Arizona State University
    In this episode, Brit and Liz bond over their common enemy: perfectionism! They share their own stories of overthinking and struggling to please others, while giggling their way through practical tips for beating the perfectionism blues. With their help, you'll be able to perform your best, without losing your sanity in the process!

    • 52 min
    S7E54: Gamification for Motivation using Classcraft

    S7E54: Gamification for Motivation using Classcraft

    Guest: Leslee Mizen-Stroud, Middle School Social Studies Teacher
    In this episode, Brit gets all the details on how Leslee is leveling up her teaching game with Classcraft! This edtech gem is a gamified tool that even non-gamers can rock with their students. Listen in as Leslee "spills the tea" on how Classcraft has revolutionized her teaching style and made her classroom a more engaging and dynamic space for learning. 
    Resources:
    Leslee's Top "Random Events" for relationship building and creating a classroom culture. Classcraft - Student Engagement (can be used in partnership with PBIS, CASEL, Digital Citizenship, IB Standards, and the 4C's).  Classcraft 101 Vimeo: Getting Started

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S7E53: Getting Candid: Grading and Teacher Credibility

    S7E53: Getting Candid: Grading and Teacher Credibility

    Guests: Trisha Shores & Marcus Hire, High School English and Social Science Teachers and Instructional Coaches
    In this episode, we discussed the intersection of teacher credibility and grading practices and beliefs, namely what it takes to shift the learning focus away from traditional grading and some of the toxic behaviors it can unintentionally create, to a culture that values mastery of learning. The heartfelt moments and candid conversations had about the learning roadblocks teachers can unknowingly build left us wanting more! This conversation takes an honest and hard look at effective teaching and learning in 2023.
    Resources:
    The Evidence-Backed Grader

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S7E52: Building Community & Confidence with Younger Students

    S7E52: Building Community & Confidence with Younger Students

    Guest: Jammie Zimmer, Second Grade Teacher
    Joining Wendy for this podcast is Jammie Zimmer, a second grade teacher who excels at Building Community and Connection. Although she teaches young children, many of her ideas can easily be transferred to classes with older students. Most importantly, catch Jammie's enthusiasm, passion, and pure joy; her love of teaching will reignite yours! 

    • 56 min
    S7E51: Perspectives on Teaching: Just Give Them a Pencil!

    S7E51: Perspectives on Teaching: Just Give Them a Pencil!

    Guests: Brit Bingold, Julia Salce, and Wendy Peterson
    Our Professional Growth Instructional Specialists are 'put on the spot' as they discuss perspectives on teaching from veteran teachers. Listen to learn, be entertained, and "give 'them' a pencil"! 

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Great podcast for engaged educators

Brit is a charming host who has entertaining conversations with innovative and creative educators. If you have a drive to learn new ways to teach, you will enjoy this podcast.

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Motivating!

Brit keeps it real and interviews passionate educators. Love this!

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