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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 18: Avoid assignments that are TOO open-ended.

    EduTip 18: Avoid assignments that are TOO open-ended.

    While it's true that student choice has a lot of value, it's possible to give so much choice in an assignment that it kind of backfires. When a task has little to no structure at all, students often respond with confusion, not creativity.
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    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to CommonLit for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 5 min
    197: How to Leverage Multisensory Learning in Your Classroom

    197: How to Leverage Multisensory Learning in Your Classroom

    Our sensory systems have a HUGE influence on how we learn, serving as building blocks for regulation, engagement, exploration, safety, movement, social interaction, and brain integration. In this episode, pediatric occupational therapist and author Jamie Chaves shows us how applying some basic principles of sensory processing in the classroom can remove unnecessary barriers and boost learning in significant ways. 
    Thanks to EVERFI and Today by Studyo for sponsoring this episode.
     
    Check out Jamie's books, The "Why" Behind Classroom Behaviors and  Sensory Smart Classrooms (affiliate links).
     

    • 58 min
    EduTip 17: Repeat audience questions.

    EduTip 17: Repeat audience questions.

    When a student or audience member has a question, repeating it before you answer allows everyone else to hear it and gives you a chance to clarify the questioner's intent.
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    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to CommonLit for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 3 min
    196: Four Models for Doing Blended Learning in Your Classroom

    196: Four Models for Doing Blended Learning in Your Classroom

    Even though many of us are back in physical classrooms this year, blended learning offers a way to weave together online and offline learning to position students at the center of the learning process. Instead of reverting back to a teacher-led, whole-group instructional model, blended learning can free us from the front of the room and allow us to work directly with individual and small groups of learners. In this episode, Catlin Tucker shares four specific models teachers can follow for structuring blended learning lessons and units to suit different purposes.
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    Thanks to CoderZ and Today by Studyo for sponsoring this episode.
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    Check out Catlin's book, The Complete Guide to Blended Learning (affiliate link).

    • 37 min
    195: Five Fantastic Ideas for Collaboration Projects

    195: Five Fantastic Ideas for Collaboration Projects

    Collaboration is great as long as you have high-quality projects for students to work on. In this episode, we'll explore five unique ideas for collaborative projects that can be adapted for any subject area, along with suggestions for adding criticality and opportunities for student agency to each one. 
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    Thanks to CoderZ and Hapara for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 25 min
    EduTip 16: Do a smooth first read.

    EduTip 16: Do a smooth first read.

    Stopping while you read a text out loud might be necessary in order to explain, dissect, or analyze something, but those interruptions can really mess up a listener's experience of the text. Next time, start with a smooth first read, then start over and get into the instruction.
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    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to Edulastic for sponsoring this episode.
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I love every single episode! As a math teacher I don’t often listen to ELA driven information but this is so far from that! Jennifer Gonzalez has a way of taking content she is familiar with and presenting it in a way that is applicable to everyone. The guests and topics are so progressive and I never know what to expect next. She has been a life line for the last three years and my teacher friends know the Jennifer Gonzalez name by heart because I quote her show so much. Thank you for being a clear and actionable place for teachers to come and really think about their practice!

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