252 episodes

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

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 2.3K Ratings

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.

    230: What is a Semantic Pulse Survey, and Why Should You Try it?

    230: What is a Semantic Pulse Survey, and Why Should You Try it?

    When teachers and students feel heard, the climate of a school just gets better, and semantic pulse surveys can make that happen. In this episode, we'll learn what about this fresh approach to surveying and how teachers and administrators can create their own to gain better insights about the students and teachers they serve. 
    This episode is sponsored by Alpaca. School leaders can get 15% off a year of Alpaca's pulse surveys — visit alpacapacks.com/pedagogy to learn more.
    To read the post, visit cultofpedagogy.com/semantic-pulse-surveys 

    • 49 min
    229: Not Just for Math: A Tiered System of Learning Supports for Any Subject

    229: Not Just for Math: A Tiered System of Learning Supports for Any Subject

    You can never have too many ideas for helping struggling students, right? In this episode, you'll get a few more that you may not have tried. My guests are two teachers — learning specialist Sarah Riggs Johnson and math teacher Nate Wolkenhauer — who share their system of strategies that help all students learn better, a kind of pyramid where the ones at the bottom apply to all students, the middle layers are used with a smaller group, and at the top are strategies that are only needed for a few students. If you teach math or special ed, this one is a must, but even if you don't, you're going to come away with some new ideas for how to help students who struggle — even if they don't have an identified learning disability.
    Thanks to Scholastic Magazines+ and Studyo for sponsoring this episode.
    To read Nate and Sarah's post, visit cultofpedagogy.com/tiered-learning-supports 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    228: A Conversation About School Choice

    228: A Conversation About School Choice

    The rights of parents to choose the best school for their children — also known as school choice — may seem simple on the surface, but it's anything but, and it has the potential to impact teachers and students all over the country. In this episode, I talk with Cara Fitzpatrick, author of The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America. We discuss why school choice is actually pretty complicated, we dig into some of the key groups that have historically pushed for it, and we explore some things concerned citizens can do to ensure that families can still get their children the best education possible.
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    Thanks to WeVideo and The Modern Classrooms Project for sponsoring this episode. 
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    To read a transcript and get a link to Cara's book, visit cultofpedagogy.com/pod and choose episode 228.

    • 50 min
    227: Two Effective Ways to Teach Annotation

    227: Two Effective Ways to Teach Annotation

    Annotation can be a powerful way to improve comprehension and increase engagement, but its effectiveness can vary depending on how it's taught. In this episode, two teachers share their classroom-tested approaches to teaching students how to effectively annotate texts: 3rd grade teacher Andrea Castellano and high school English teacher Irene Yannascoli. 
    Thanks to Listenwise and Studyo for sponsoring this episode.
    To read a full transcript of this conversation, visit cultofpedagogy.com/art-of-annotation/.
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    226: Yes, Your School Librarian Can Do That (and More)

    226: Yes, Your School Librarian Can Do That (and More)

    If your school is lucky enough to have a full-time certified librarian, it's likely they are not being utilized to their full capacity. In fact, yours may be one of a growing number of schools that are eliminating librarians altogether, and that is a terrible idea. In this episode, I sit down with four accomplished librarians — K.C. Boyd, Barbara Paciotti, Lauren Mobley, and Karina Quilantan-Garza — to explore all the ways a certified school librarian can make teachers' work easier, more efficient, and more effective, and to make a strong case for why every school needs one.
    Thanks to WeVideo and The Modern Classrooms Project for sponsoring this episode.
    To read a full transcript of this conversation, visit cultofpedagogy.com/pod and choose episode 226.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    225: Two Programs with Fresh Solutions to the Teacher Shortage

    225: Two Programs with Fresh Solutions to the Teacher Shortage

    Many states are seeing record high numbers of teacher turnovers and vacancies. While the problems that caused this shortage have not gone away, there are groups of people who are coming up with some creative ways to address this situation, new and surprisingly affordable pathways for training good, enthusiastic teachers. Two of these programs are Oxford Teachers College at Reach University and Educators Rising. In this episode, educator Kimberly Eckert talks with me about how and why both of these outstanding programs work.
    Thanks to Edge•U Badges and EVERFI for sponsoring this episode.
    To read a full transcript of our conversation and find links to all the resources mentioned in this episode, visit cultofpedagogy.com/teacher-shortage.

    • 58 min

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2.3K Ratings

Wally0571 ,

Love this podcast!

I am only five episodes in, and I already love it. As an ELA teacher of twenty years, I am familiar with most of the topics covered or discussed. However, Jennifer-along with her guests-find a way to give me new insights into everything from classroom management to connecting with students in ways I have not considered. I look forward to listening to the rest!

msjewels1215 ,

Tangible advice

I love this podcast! I am a newer educator and teach nursing school. Some of the information is geared toward K-12, but I have found tangible advice that I have been able to apply to my teaching process and classroom activities. We incorporate active learning and clinical simulation during lectures, and thinking of new ideas for large groups of students in higher ed is so challenging! Thank you for making this podcast.

28Angela ,

Thoughtful & Inspiring

Thank you for episode 212 on reading and what works. It was thoughtfully put together & I loved how it talked about what happens in the classroom and what research says. As a parent of a former struggling readers and a teacher (former elementary and now middle school English/ Spanish teacher) this podcast hit so many important points. My district is slowly changing and I’m hoping students will have more systematic instruction especially with phonics.

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