41 episodes

A math teacher and a professional learning pro bring a blast of fresh air to educators everywhere, every week!
Here's what makes this teaching podcast different: We have big ideas about education AND we know how to put them to work in your classroom AND we'll tell you funny stories about doing it. Every episode is packed with tips from your peers working in schools right now and strategies from the pros on the professional learning team at NWEA. Plus, our co-hosts Jacob Bruno (EVP of Learning & Improvement Services at NWEA) and Kailey Rhodes (middle school math teacher in Portland) guarantee that you will laugh at least 12.8 times per episode.
If you've got a comment about an episode or a funny story you want to tell, send us a voice memo at social.media@nwea.org and we might respond on air. AND! If you enjoy the podcast so much that you want to learn more about how NWEA professional learning delivers high-quality online, onsite, virtual, and blended learning experiences to help educators bring curriculum, instruction, and assessment into alignment to improve student outcomes, go here: https://www.nwea.org/professional-learning-overview

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

A math teacher and a professional learning pro bring a blast of fresh air to educators everywhere, every week!
Here's what makes this teaching podcast different: We have big ideas about education AND we know how to put them to work in your classroom AND we'll tell you funny stories about doing it. Every episode is packed with tips from your peers working in schools right now and strategies from the pros on the professional learning team at NWEA. Plus, our co-hosts Jacob Bruno (EVP of Learning & Improvement Services at NWEA) and Kailey Rhodes (middle school math teacher in Portland) guarantee that you will laugh at least 12.8 times per episode.
If you've got a comment about an episode or a funny story you want to tell, send us a voice memo at social.media@nwea.org and we might respond on air. AND! If you enjoy the podcast so much that you want to learn more about how NWEA professional learning delivers high-quality online, onsite, virtual, and blended learning experiences to help educators bring curriculum, instruction, and assessment into alignment to improve student outcomes, go here: https://www.nwea.org/professional-learning-overview

    Literacy and justice for all, with Sharron Stroman

    Literacy and justice for all, with Sharron Stroman

    Sharron Stroman gives Jacob & Kailey a guided tour of her journey as a teacher and school leader focused on early literacy. Sharron is an education professional of nearly 3 decades who currently serves as a senior professional learning consultant with NWEA. Topics include the science of reading, resilience as a school leader, and why Sharron returned to school to become a structured literacy dyslexia specialist. 

    • 25 min
    Authentic spaces and resilient teachers, with Piper Nichols

    Authentic spaces and resilient teachers, with Piper Nichols

    What are the habits we know that enable teachers to be effective no matter the environment? And how do we build and sustain professional and personal practices that help us rise to every challenge? NWEA Senior Account Manager Piper Nichols stops by to talk to Kailey and Jacob about her new book she co-authored, "Habits of Resilient Educators." Grab your copy here: https://us.corwin.com/books/habits-of-resilient-educators-285205

    • 27 min
    The Alaska Certified Facilitator Program, with Moon McCarley and Ashley Cruz

    The Alaska Certified Facilitator Program, with Moon McCarley and Ashley Cruz

    Today, Jacob is joined by an Alaskan and a Texan: Moon McCarley, Principal at Nondalton School and District Testing Coordinator for The Lake and Peninsula School District, located on the Alaska Peninsula; and Ashley Cruz, State Professional Learning Consultant at NWEA. They discuss how NWEA partners with districts across Alaska to create high-impact professional learning opportunities to expand assessment literacy. Along the way, Moon shares her experience as a Certified Facilitator and talks...

    • 33 min
    Resilient teachers, now and for the future, with Robyn & Sarah Sturgeon

    Resilient teachers, now and for the future, with Robyn & Sarah Sturgeon

    Robyn & Sarah, a mother & daughter teaching duo, stop by to chat with Jacob about what each generation has learned from the other, what’s better about teaching today, and what’s more challenging. They also talk about Sarah’s alternative certification process and why Robyn left teaching—and then came back! 

    • 33 min
    Secrets & strategies from high-growth classrooms, with Chase Nordengren

    Secrets & strategies from high-growth classrooms, with Chase Nordengren

    For this episode, we're once again joined by Dr. Chase Nordengren, principal research lead for Effective Instructional Strategies at NWEA to talk about teacher-led approaches to academic recovery.Chase works closely with leading scholars from around the globe to turn theory into actionable practices to drive instructional improvement. His latest study, High Growth for All, captured ways teachers in one Chicago-area district are leading the academic recovery effort and producing above ave...

    • 20 min
    Changing attitudes on assessment literacy, with Jacob Bruno

    Changing attitudes on assessment literacy, with Jacob Bruno

    “Professional learning should be intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, and data-driven.” Jacob hops from the host’s chair to the hot seat as he sits down with Kailey to discuss his journey through the education world to become a leader in professional development for teachers. Starting with his time working with abused & neglected children, Jacob realized how much he would need to continue to grow to best serve his students. After time as a high school math teacher and coach for ma...

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

BB R-W ,

LOVE THIS SHOW and NEW COHOST!

What a fantastic show!!! Love love love. And very much digging this season 4 cohost Kailey Rhodes! Love the classroom culture discussion

Big Rodent ,

Very smart - an essential discussion for educators

What an insightful, necessary, and enjoyable talk! Can’t wait for more episodes. As someone who works in the education field it’s nice to hear from those who really know what they’re talking about.

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