223 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

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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.

    204: Authentic Group Discussions with the Real Talk Strategy

    204: Authentic Group Discussions with the Real Talk Strategy

    After years of listening to shallow, perfunctory student discussions, ELA teacher Jessica Cannata found a way to make those conversations more natural, more interesting, and more real. In this episode, Jessica explains how her Real Talk strategy works, and how you can use it in lots of other courses outside of the English classroom.
    Thanks to EVERFI and Parlay for sponsoring this episode.
    You can learn more from Jessica Cannata at EB Academics.
     

    • 26 min
    203: What Happens When Two Schools Experience the Street Data Process?

    203: What Happens When Two Schools Experience the Street Data Process?

    In episode 178, we learned about an approach to school change called Street Data. I believed so strongly in this methodology that I asked the two authors of Street Data, Jamila Dugan and Shane Safir, if they would allow me to produce a video series documenting teachers in two schools as they worked their way through the Street Data process, so that other teachers could learn from it.
    In today's episode, I talk with Jamila and Shane about the project, and we hear from teachers Amanda Liebel and Araceli Leon about their experiences.
    The video series is now available at cultofpedagogy.com/streetdataseries.

    • 55 min
    EduTip 19: Help students learn each other's names.

    EduTip 19: Help students learn each other's names.

    The time students spend in your classroom may be the only opportunity they have all day to engage with other humans in any meaningful way. And it's such a shame to waste that by letting them stay in some sort of Matrix-like environment where they're only plugged into devices and rarely even look to the left or to the right. So take deliberate steps to help them get to know each other.
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    You can find full written versions of these tips at cultofpedagogy.com/edutips.
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    Thanks to The Modern Classrooms Project for sponsoring this episode.
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    • 7 min
    202: Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2023

    202: Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2023

    A messaging platform that translates messages into any language, a daily curation of current events, the one everyone's talking about that writes essays for you, and more: Here are six tools we think are worth a look this year. And while you're listening, you can grab a brand-new copy of the 2023 Teacher's Guide to Tech here.
    Thanks to JumpStart and Hapara for sponsoring this episode.

    • 49 min
    201: How to Build Psychological Safety in Professional Development

    201: How to Build Psychological Safety in Professional Development

    Learning requires us to be vulnerable, and in order to do that, we need to feel safe. In this episode, I talk with Elena Aguilar, author of The PD Book, about how professional development facilitators can make that happen for teachers.
    Thanks to JumpStart and Hapara for sponsoring this episode.

    • 59 min
    200: Ten Ways to Give a Better Lecture

    200: Ten Ways to Give a Better Lecture

    Two factors have given lectures a bad name: overuse and poor execution. In this episode we'll deal with both of these issues, considering when a lecture might be the best choice, then looking at ten things you can do to make sure the lectures you do give are outstanding. 
    Thanks to EVERFI and Hapara for sponsoring this episode.

    • 21 min

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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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