90 episodes

Your hosts discuss the model and its implications for the future of education, along with guests including MCP implementors such as mentors, teachers, and administrators.

Modern Classrooms Project Podcast The Modern Classrooms Project

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

Your hosts discuss the model and its implications for the future of education, along with guests including MCP implementors such as mentors, teachers, and administrators.

    Episode 89: Impacts of Self Pacing

    Episode 89: Impacts of Self Pacing

    Toni Rose is joined by Rebecca Mason and Paul O'Donoghue to talk about how self pacing has impacted their approaches to teaching as well as their students approaches to learning, and their learning outcomes.


    Outline and Show Notes



    Meet Rebecca and Paul


    The Edutopia Video (plus MCP's new video with Edutopia featuring elementary students)
    Paul's Twitter: @paulodonoghue_

    What does self pacing look like in Rebecca and Paul's classes?


    MCP Podcast Episode 87 - Troubleshooting Self Pacing (with Charlie Moynahan, who mentions the "human" aspect and the "procedural" aspect of self pacing)

    Revisions Paul and Rebecca made to self pacing in their classes
    How self pacing has affected Rebecca's unique student population
    How self pacing has affected Paul's approach to teaching and learning
    Feedback from students on how self pacing has impacted their learning
    Data showing the impact of self pacing
    One piece of advice from Rebecca and Paul
    Rebecca and Paul's goals for the end of the year and beyond
    Connect with Rebecca and Paul


    Paul's Venmo for his student snack cabinet: paulod33



    Contact us, follow us online, and learn more:



    Email us questions and feedback at: podcast@modernclassrooms.org
    Send us an audio note and we'll include it on a future episode!
    Modern Classrooms: @modernclassproj on Twitter and facebook.com/modernclassproj (remember you can tweet us questions by using the hashtag #askMCP)
    Kareem: @kareemfarah23 on Twitter
    Toni Rose: @classroomflex on Twitter and Instagram
    The Modern Classroom Project
    Modern Classrooms Online Course


    Take our free online course, or sign up for our mentorship program to receive personalized guidance from a Modern Classrooms mentor as you implement your own modern classroom!



    The Modern Classrooms Podcast is edited by Zach Diamond: @zpdiamond on Twitter and Learning to Teach

    • 52 min
    Episode 88: Cognitive Science and MCP

    Episode 88: Cognitive Science and MCP

    Toni Rose is joined by Alison Stone, who shares tons of fascinating information on cognitive science, how it relates to classroom teaching, and how it fits in with the Modern Classrooms approach.


    Outline and Show Notes



    Get to know Alison


    Cult of Pedagogy episodes on MCP with Kareem


    Everything You Need to Know About Building a Great Screencast Video
    How to Create a Self-Paced Classroom
    Setting up Mastery-Based Grading in your classroom


    Alison's intro to cognitive science:


    What is Cognitive Load Theory? | by David Weller | Medium
    A decade of education theory; the rise and rise of cognitive science of learning | St. Emlyn's
    Graphic: Information Processing Model:

    Graphic: Cognitive Load Theory:

    Graphic: Water Glass Visual for CLT


    How does MCP align with cognitive science?


    An advance organizer for student learning: Choke points and pitfalls in studying


    Alison's key takeaways for teachers
    Alison's goals for wrapping up the school year
    Connect with Alison:



    Email Alison at alison.stone@modernclassrooms.org
    Follow Alison on Twitter @alisonstonecbsd

    More resources from Alison:



    Learning Scientists Podcast
    6 Powerful Learning Strategies You Must Share with Your Students
    Brain Book Buddy
    Challenge Grids
    Powerful Teaching
    Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide
    [Dylan Wiliam - Cognitive Load Theory](www.dylanwiliam.org) (and on Twitter @dylanwiliam)
    Cognitive Load Theory in Action - the Book | Ollie Lovell
    Ollie Lovell: Cognitive Load Theory in Action - Mr Barton Maths Blog
    Oliver Lovell: Planning, running a maths department and Cognitive Load Theory - Mr Barton Maths Blog
    Cognitive Load Theory and What it Means for Classroom Teachers



    Contact us, follow us online, and learn more:



    Email us questions and feedback at: podcast@modernclassrooms.org
    Send us an audio note and we'll include it on a future episode!
    Modern Classrooms: @modernclassproj on Twitter and facebook.com/modernclassproj (remember you can tweet us questions by using the hashtag #askMCP)
    Kareem: @kareemfarah23 on Twitter
    Toni Rose: @classroomflex on Twitter and Instagram
    The Modern Classroom Project
    Modern Classrooms Online Course


    Take our free online course, or sign up for our mentorship program to receive personalized guidance from a Modern Classrooms mentor as you implement your own modern classroom!



    The Modern Classrooms Podcast is edited by Zach Diamond: @zpdiamond on Twitter and Learning to Teach

    • 45 min
    Episode 87: Troubleshooting Self Pacing

    Episode 87: Troubleshooting Self Pacing

    Zach is joined by Charlie Moynahan, who shares the story of how he rapidly rolled out a modern classroom and then went about troubleshooting it, and both of them share some ideas on how implementers may troubleshoot common issues that arise in self-paced classrooms.


    Outline and Show Notes



    Introducing Charlie


    How to Create a Self-Paced Classroom - Cult of Pedagogy
    Modern Classrooms Exemplars

    Issues Charlie Wanted to Troubleshoot


    Data showing modern classrooms teachers are less stressed

    How Charlie Went About Troubleshooting


    Charlie’s original roadmap (the one that required troubleshooting!)
    Charlie’s simplified roadmap
    Editable roadmap template

    Troubleshooting with Modern Classrooms Mentees
    Common Self Pacing Concerns That Often Require Troubleshooting


    "All my students are behind"
    "Some of my students never do any work"
    "I am overwhelmed by the amount of work I need to grade"

    Connect with Charlie


    Email at [charlie.moynahan@modernclassrooms.org](mailtocharlie.moynahan@modernclassrooms.org)
    Charlie's website: moynathoughts.com



    Contact us, follow us online, and learn more:



    Email us questions and feedback at: podcast@modernclassrooms.org
    Send us an audio note and we'll include it on a future episode!
    Modern Classrooms: @modernclassproj on Twitter and facebook.com/modernclassproj (remember you can tweet us questions by using the hashtag #askMCP)
    Kareem: @kareemfarah23 on Twitter
    Toni Rose: @classroomflex on Twitter and Instagram
    The Modern Classroom Project
    Modern Classrooms Online Course


    Take our free online course, or sign up for our mentorship program to receive personalized guidance from a Modern Classrooms mentor as you implement your own modern classroom!



    The Modern Classrooms Podcast is edited by Zach Diamond: @zpdiamond on Twitter and Learning to Teach

    • 1 hr
    Episode 86: Q&A and Feedback for April, 2022

    Episode 86: Q&A and Feedback for April, 2022

    Toni Rose and Zach tackle listener questions! Topics include motivation, guided notes, collaboration, tech tools, teaching novels, and standardized tests in the context of MCP.


    Feedback:



    Class Dojo
    Megan’s tracker image


    Q&A:



    What do you do when the type of teaching you want to be doing doesn't match with the students you are working with? How do you motivate them?


    Q&A Episode with Sam (who shares some great motivation tips!)

    What do your guided notes look like?


    Guide on Guided Notes
    Retrieval Notes
    Bloom's Taxonomy
    Toni Rose's Figurative Language Cheat Sheet

    What are some of your favorite tech tools?


    Explain Everything
    Edpuzzle
    Padlet
    Flipgrid
    Parlay Ideas

    How can I teach novels while self-pacing?
    How can MCP work with standardized tests?
    How can I add more collaboration in my class?


    Jamboard



    Contact us, follow us online, and learn more:



    Email us questions and feedback at: podcast@modernclassrooms.org
    Send us an audio note and we'll include it on a future episode!
    Modern Classrooms: @modernclassproj on Twitter and facebook.com/modernclassproj (remember you can tweet us questions by using the hashtag #askMCP)
    Kareem: @kareemfarah23 on Twitter
    Toni Rose: @classroomflex on Twitter and Instagram
    The Modern Classroom Project
    Modern Classrooms Online Course


    Take our free online course, or sign up for our mentorship program to receive personalized guidance from a Modern Classrooms mentor as you implement your own modern classroom!



    The Modern Classrooms Podcast is edited by Zach Diamond: @zpdiamond on Twitter and Learning to Teach

    • 42 min
    Episode 85: Self Pacing in Non-Traditional Settings

    Episode 85: Self Pacing in Non-Traditional Settings

    Toni Rose is joined by Brandy Netherton and Pierce Woodward talk about how they use the model to facilitate the work they do in their (very different) non-traditional school settings.


    Outline and Show Notes



    Meet Brandy and Pierce


    The Edutopia video (plus MCP's new, elementary-focused Edutopia video)

    Brandy and Pierce's non-traditional teaching contexts


    Massachusetts Innovation Schools
    Google Voice

    Self pacing in non-traditional settings


    Brandy's post-lesson surveys:


    Student view
    Make a copy


    Celebrations and challenges of self pacing
    How students are responding to self pacing
    Brandy's automated solutions for keeping track of her 200+ students


    Sending out bulk text messages from a Google Voice number
    Screenshots of Brandy's automated trackers

    Pierce's strategies for motivating his students
    One tip for teachers in non-traditional settings
    Get in touch with Brandy and Pierce


    Google Brandy, or find her at her blog, on Twitter @bravinlife, and on Facebook
    Find Pierce's information on his school's website
    Read the takeaways from today's podcast on the blog



    Contact us, follow us online, and learn more:



    Email us questions and feedback at: podcast@modernclassrooms.org
    Send us an audio note and we'll include it on a future episode!
    Modern Classrooms: @modernclassproj on Twitter and facebook.com/modernclassproj (remember you can tweet us questions by using the hashtag #askMCP)
    Kareem: @kareemfarah23 on Twitter
    Toni Rose: @classroomflex on Twitter and Instagram
    The Modern Classroom Project
    Modern Classrooms Online Course


    Take our free online course, or sign up for our mentorship program to receive personalized guidance from a Modern Classrooms mentor as you implement your own modern classroom!



    The Modern Classrooms Podcast is edited by Zach Diamond: @zpdiamond on Twitter and Learning to Teach

    • 46 min
    Episode 84: Teacher Spotlight - Visual Arts with Aimee Plueger

    Episode 84: Teacher Spotlight - Visual Arts with Aimee Plueger

    Zach is joined by Aimee Plueger to chat about how she uses MCP in her visual art classroom and how she provides her students with creative freedom using the model.


    Outline and Show Notes



    Meet Aimee
    Rolling out the model mid year
    A typical day in Aimee’s Modern Classroom
    Accommodating student choice and creative freedom in Arts classes


    Choice based learning in the art room

    Planning projects and classifying lessons
    Managing materials in a visual art class
    Connect with Aimee


    Follow Aimee on Instagram @serendipitousjoyart
    Email Aimee at serendipitousjoyart@gmail.com



    Contact us, follow us online, and learn more:



    Email us questions and feedback at: podcast@modernclassrooms.org
    Send us an audio note and we'll include it on a future episode!
    Modern Classrooms: @modernclassproj on Twitter and facebook.com/modernclassproj (remember you can tweet us questions by using the hashtag #askMCP)
    Kareem: @kareemfarah23 on Twitter
    Toni Rose: @classroomflex on Twitter and Instagram
    The Modern Classroom Project
    Modern Classrooms Online Course


    Take our free online course, or sign up for our mentorship program to receive personalized guidance from a Modern Classrooms mentor as you implement your own modern classroom!



    The Modern Classrooms Podcast is edited by Zach Diamond: @zpdiamond on Twitter and Learning to Teach

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

chokecherry45 ,

Episode 61 very helpful

I’m at the point in fully implementing MCP and was getting stuck. This episode got me unstuck.

Ms.MC821 ,

Awesome

The more I listen and learn, the more I love MCP. I am so excited about this instructional model. It makes me happy to think about planning!!

Stoney_Baloney ,

Keeps me going!

Hearing Zach, Kareem, Kate and the gang always gets me excited for the upcoming week because it always gives me something new to try or incorporate into my pedagogy. The MCP has set me on a path to constantly improving my practice and I’m so grateful!
Plus, it destroys the Sunday Scaries for me. After listening on Sunday afternoon, I feel totally ready to slay on Monday!!!

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