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This podcast was developed by educators for educators of all kinds, so whether you’re an undergraduate student studying to become a teacher, maybe you’re a paraprofessional, a classroom teacher, a master’s student, or an administrator, you are welcome here and we hope you’ll join us each month.

Top of the Class Emily Pottinger and Dr. Meredith Critchfield

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This podcast was developed by educators for educators of all kinds, so whether you’re an undergraduate student studying to become a teacher, maybe you’re a paraprofessional, a classroom teacher, a master’s student, or an administrator, you are welcome here and we hope you’ll join us each month.

    Top of the Class Episode 60- Financial Literacy for Educators- Part II -Monica Martinez

    Top of the Class Episode 60- Financial Literacy for Educators- Part II -Monica Martinez

    So, we are back with Part II of our financial literacy conversation with our expert, Monica Martinez! We are here to chat about what financial literacy is and why it is important for us as educators. Again, we want to remind all you listeners that we are not professional financial advisors and the information shared today is simply to help educate and share tips. We ask that any listeners seek advice from professional financial advisors before making any changes to their financial planning. Let's go hear more on this important topic and if you missed part I, be sure to go back for a listen!

    • 18 min
    Top of the Class Episode 59- Financial Literacy for Educators- Part I -Monica Martinez

    Top of the Class Episode 59- Financial Literacy for Educators- Part I -Monica Martinez

    This is part one of a 2-part special! Today we bring to you a conversation that is not always an easy one to dig into, but one that is so important to discuss as educators. We are bringing to you an expert to help us chat and learn a bit more about financial literacy as educators. Before we learn about our amazing guest, Meredith and I do want to remind our listeners that we are not professional financial advisors and the information shared today is simply to help educate and share tips. We ask that any listeners seek advice from professional financial advisors before making any changes to their financial planning. Let's dive right in with our expert!

    • 20 min
    SPECIAL 75th Recording: Top of the Class Extra Credit- Why We Love Teachers with Emily & Meredith

    SPECIAL 75th Recording: Top of the Class Extra Credit- Why We Love Teachers with Emily & Meredith

    Special 75th Recording: This is a very special launch for a very special profession and we couldn't think of a better episode than this one! We have officially released 75 recordings here on Top of the Class. And, in this brand new year, we want to dedicate it all to our amazing profession and all the educators out there! You are all an inspiration and why we do what we do. Happy New Year and happy 75th recording!

    • 9 min
    Top of the Class Episode 58- Character Education: Shared Leadership/The Practical Wisdom Framework with Emily Farkas & Dr. Ashley Betkowski

    Top of the Class Episode 58- Character Education: Shared Leadership/The Practical Wisdom Framework with Emily Farkas & Dr. Ashley Betkowski

    We are excited to wrap up our special 4-part series on Character Education today. If you missed the first 3 episodes in this series, be sure to go back to hear all of the wonderful wisdom. As we enter episode 4 in this series, we are going to be chatting specifically about shared leadership and the Practical Wisdom Framework.

    Resource Links:
    Our Framework for Purposeful Cultures of Character
    The SSC for our Free Resources
    Leading with Virtue Free PD courses
    The Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues teacher resources,
    The Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues – The Character Teaching Inventory (also attached)/ Teaching Character Education: What Works
    What Works in Character Education by Berkowitz and Bier
    Character.org
    PRIMED by Berkowitz
    Karen Bohlin’s Practical Wisdom Framework

    • 19 min
    Top of the Class Episode 57-Character Education: The Caught, Taught, Sought Model with Emily Farkas & Dr. Ashley Betkowski

    Top of the Class Episode 57-Character Education: The Caught, Taught, Sought Model with Emily Farkas & Dr. Ashley Betkowski

    Welcome back! We are so excited to dive into the 3rd of a special 4 part series all about Character Education. If you didn’t catch our first 2 episodes in the series, be sure to take a listen. Today we have a catchy model that we are going to dig into, the “Caught, Taught, and Sought Model”. I am really looking forward to this one! 

    Resource Links: 

    Our Framework for Purposeful Cultures of Character

    The SSC for our Free Resources

    Leading with Virtue Free PD courses

    The Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues teacher resources,

    The Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues – The Character Teaching Inventory (also attached)/ Teaching Character Education: What Works

    What Works in Character Education by Berkowitz and Bier

    Character.org

    PRIMED by Berkowitz

    Karen Bohlin’s Practical Wisdom Framework

    • 14 min
    Top of the Class Episode 56- Character Education: Actionable Steps with Emily Farkas & Dr. Ashley Betkowski

    Top of the Class Episode 56- Character Education: Actionable Steps with Emily Farkas & Dr. Ashley Betkowski

    We are here with the 2nd episode in our special 4-part series on Character Educaiton! If you missed the 1st episode in the series, be sure to take a peek! Today we are chatting about some actionable steps. We all love some marching orders as educators!

    Resource Links: 

    Our Framework for Purposeful Cultures of Character

    The SSC for our Free Resources

    Leading with Virtue Free PD courses

    The Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues teacher resources,

    The Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues – The Character Teaching Inventory (also attached)/ Teaching Character Education: What Works

    What Works in Character Education by Berkowitz and Bier

    Character.org

    PRIMED by Berkowitz

    Karen Bohlin’s Practical Wisdom Framework

    • 19 min

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