In 2016, we partnered with BAM! Radio Network to launch a new podcast for educators, ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio. Each episode is an engaging 10-minute conversation between ASCD authors and Emerging Leaders on some of the most important and timely school and classroom topics of today. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the year’s popular episodes to entertain and inform you during the new year:
- Crafting Intriguing Questions That Drive Deeper Learning ― What’s the difference between higher order thinking and depth of knowledge and how can the right questions drive each? Erik Francis digs into classroom questioning and cognitive rigor in this episode.
- 6 Myths and Misconceptions About Differentiated Instruction ― When you follow the differentiation “dos” and avoid the “don’ts,” you tap into the amazing power of DI and reach all learners. Jessica Hockett and Kristina Doubet explain some misconceptions and how to overcome them.
- Smarter, Better, Easier Ways to Check Student Understanding ― There must be a better way to confirm what students are learning, right? Right! In this episode, Myron Dueck shares tips to get you started.
- Six Ways to Succeed with the Students Who Challenge Us Most ― Jeffrey Benson shares proven strategies to hang in when teaching gets difficult and make sure even the most challenging students receive the instruction all kids deserve.
- 3 Ways to Make Teachers Better, Not Bitter ― Evaluation, supervision, and reflection are not interchangeable terms, but rather are three essential features of an effective system for teacher growth. Tony Frontier and Paul Mielke provide tips to get you started in this episode.
- Getting Over the Hidden Barriers to Leading School Change ― Leading meaningful school change is part science, part art, and very difficult to achieve for even the most skilled leaders. Carol Ann Tomlinson shares guidance for leading the change you want to see in your school.
- How the Most Supportive School Leaders Empower Teachers ― When you support, encourage, and empower teachers to lead, you not only improve their effectiveness and job satisfaction, but put yourself in position for greater success, as well. Follow Bill Sterrett’s tips to get started.
- Moving From a Low-Trust to High-Trust School Culture ― When trust between educators is missing, students are the ones who suffer. In this episode, Regie Routman provides proven strategies for moving your school culture to one of high trust and high expectations.
- Teaching Students the Fabulous Five Essential Skills ― Whether you call them fundamental or fabulous, Tom Hoerr’s “Formative Five” skills―integrity, empathy, self-control, embracing diversity, and grit―are essential for today’s kids. Learn how to teach them with the strategies shared here.
- Self-Confidence Matters: “I Determine School (Student) Success” ― As an educator, when you believe you are the number one determinant of school and student success, there’s no limit to what you and your kids can achieve. Baruti Kafele provides practical tips and inspiration for making a major difference.
- Facing the October Blues? Revive Your Back-to-School Mojo ― These tips were first shared in October, but they’re just as timely for bouncing back from the holiday break and launching into a successful new calendar year. Get Mike Anderson’s advice for taking great care of yourself so you can give your best to your students.
- When Learning Is Disrupted: Getting Students Back on Track ― When students are affected by trauma, educators must understand how to identify and give the care they need, so you can return them to a learning-ready state. Pete Hall and Kristin Souers provide strategies here.