10 episodes

I want to see teachers can transform classrooms into spaces of imagination and wonder. So, here's where I explore what it means to make this a reality.

The Creative Classroom with John Spencer John Spencer

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 211 Ratings

I want to see teachers can transform classrooms into spaces of imagination and wonder. So, here's where I explore what it means to make this a reality.

    Taking a Gradual Release (GRR) Approach to Student Choice

    Taking a Gradual Release (GRR) Approach to Student Choice

    Over the last month, I have been sharing practical ways that we can empower our students to own the learning from day one. This is the core idea that AJ Juliani and I wrote about in our book Empower. It’s a journey I began in... The post Taking a Gradual Release (GRR) Approach to Student Choice appeared first on John Spencer.

    Creative Habits Versus Creative Momentum

    Creative Habits Versus Creative Momentum

    I stare at the blinking cursor — an apt term for the blank page rhythmically lulling me into a curse of nothingness, slowly gaining inertia with every passing second. It’s a silent metronome counting down the time I haven’t written. It’s a quiet loop on... The post Creative Habits Versus Creative Momentum appeared first on John Spencer.

    Elena Aguilar on Coaching for Equity

    Elena Aguilar on Coaching for Equity

    In my latest episode, I interviewed Elena Aguilar about coaching, equity, and transforming teacher practice. She asked me a question that had me thinking about my own answer for days — and question what that means for my teaching practice. Elena is a true expert... The post Elena Aguilar on Coaching for Equity appeared first on John Spencer.

    Sprints, Mini-Projects, and Project-Based Learning

    Sprints, Mini-Projects, and Project-Based Learning

    This would be the year. I would be a fully project-based social studies teacher. After reading every PBL book I could read and attending PBL sessions at a few summer conferences, I had a vision for a new way of teaching my subject. My third... The post Sprints, Mini-Projects, and Project-Based Learning appeared first on John Spencer.

    Mike Kaechele and Dr. Matinga Ragatz on the Pulse of PBL

    Mike Kaechele and Dr. Matinga Ragatz on the Pulse of PBL

    Mike Kaechele and Dr. Matinga Ragatz are the co-authors of a newly released book, Pulse of PBL: Cultivating Equity Through Social Emotional Learning. Full Disclosure: I am a co-owner of Blend Education, the publisher of their book. It has been an incredible opportunity to witness... The post Mike Kaechele and Dr. Matinga Ragatz on the Pulse of PBL appeared first on John Spencer.

    Showrunner Jerry Kolber on the Power of Creativity and Curiosity to Deepen Learning

    Showrunner Jerry Kolber on the Power of Creativity and Curiosity to Deepen Learning

    In this week’s podcast, I interviewed Jerry Kolber, a Showrunner and podcast creator. We talked about creativity, curiosity, and what it would mean to re-imagine learning in schools. Listen to the Podcast If you enjoy this blog but you’d like to listen to it on... The post Showrunner Jerry Kolber on the Power of Creativity and Curiosity to Deepen Learning appeared first on John Spencer.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

Peluso ,

Love it!

Inspiring and useful with great guests and discussion about how the best teaching practices can be utilized to increase student and teacher creativity and learning

SCL71 ,

Flexible Mindset

John shares so many great ideas about how to create classrooms where teachers and students can thrive. The combination of strategies shared along with an understanding of how to meet students where they are is a perfect example of a Flexible Mindset. This podcast can help anyone looking for ways to build student engagement and agency.

CLB202010 ,

Inspire

I am an elementary educator looking to inspire my students and ignite inquiry in their brains. This podcast is super helpful and is full of some many unique and fun ways to do that. Thank you for inspiring me to become a better educator.

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