138: Let It Go. – Jana Zipfel chats with us about taking time to focus on relationships, the importance of self-care, and why you shouldn’t try to do everything.

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 19 year teaching veteran, Jana Zipfel chats with us about taking time to focus on relationships, the importance of self-care, and why you shouldn’t try to do everything. Jana shares how she’s implemented student led conferences, how it takes time to figure things out, and why we need to learn to let it go. Episode Highlights 1:37 – Rae … Read More

Using Conferences for Grading Students

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In This Post The struggle of quantifying mastery with a letter or percent. Grading conferences as a solution to this struggle! Steps to set up grading conferences in your classroom & communicate about them to stakeholders. Feedback from students on grading conferences. In a mastery learning classroom, determining student quarter or final grades can be difficult. How do you assign … Read More

137: Think of teaching like a taco. – Kate MacFarlane chats with us about building relationships, connecting with others, and why we should think of teaching like a taco.

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 18 year veteran teacher, Kate MacFarlane, chats with us about building relationships, connecting with others, and why we should think of teaching like a taco. Episode Highlights 0:46 – Chatting about our friend, Jorge Valenzuela’s new book, “Rev Up Robotics.” Follow Jorge @jorgedoespbl. 6:39 – Previewing the episode with Kate MacFarlane (@PrimarilyKate) 9:24 – Kate introduces herself. 12:00 – … Read More

136: Still learning. – P. Sloan Joseph chats with us about being transparent, being reflective, and finding the humor in life.

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Instructional technology coach, P. Sloan Joseph, chats with us about being transparent, being reflective, and finding the humor in life. P. Sloan shares why you need to give your students, and yourself, some grace, the importance of self-care, and why you need to water the flowers, not the weeds. Episode Highlights 2:00 – What’s got Rae excited right now: The … Read More

135: Promoting education. – Katelynn Giordano chats with us about giving students an active role in learning, the power of personalized learning, and being someone who promotes education.

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6th grade ELA teacher, and Teach Better’s Digital Content Editor, Katelynn Giordano, chats with us about giving students an active role in learning, the power of personalized learning, and being someone who promotes education. Katelynn shares how she negotiates grades with her students, the power of reaching out to other educators, and why your voice matters. Episode Highlights 2:06 – … Read More