“My personal goal before they fire me is to put the district on the path of being a connected district.” It’s never a dull moment when you’re learning from Dr. Will and his zany sense of humor. You’ll thoroughly enjoy this lighthearted and informative discussion between Scott, Dr. Will and me as we talk about professional development, Google Drive, PLN’s, a classroom connection with Hong Kong, and andragogical challenges. SAY WHAT?! And Dr. Will says we shouldn’t be teaching like pirates. Tune in!
Victoria Olsen was involved in EdCamp Home, an online version of an EdCamp. She is an innovator in the EdTech world and shares some fantastic ideas for using Auras, gives a mini-lesson on the SAMR model for tech integration, and teaches about the advantages of a multi-age or combo class.
This Thursday, October 3, at 4:00 PM Pacific, Scott and I will be interviewing Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate. We will be peppering Dave with questions to take us beyond teaching like a pirate and into some even more innovative ways to engage your students. And we will be having our first ever TLAP LOOT giveaway! There are two ways to enter the contest: simply go to the contact page and give us your email address (don’t worry, we’re not going to give away your information to ANYONE, nor will we spam you.) You also need to tell us in the comment section that you want to win some TLAP Loot! The other way to enter is to Tweet out about the show using the hashtag #TLAPLOOT. It’s that easy. Deadline for entry is Thursday, October 3, at 3 PM Pacific time. Then tune in to the live broadcast here at TimBedley.com and see if you win! The winners will be announced sometime during the show on Wednesday.
Vicki Davis has so many ideas for the classroom, it will make your head spin! In this episode of the Bedley Bros EdChat, Scott and I are caught in a whirlwind of amazing teaching tips provided by the Cool Cat Teacher. Vicki is a tech teacher in Georgia who is on the cutting edge of effective classroom pedagogy. She is the co-founder of the Flat Classroom and an award-winning blogger. So what did we talk to Vicki about? Whew! Where to start? Just be ready to take some notes.
On Episode 27 of The Bedley Bros EdChat, Scott and I have a flippin’ great time interviewing the father and face of the Flipped Classroom, Jonathan Bergmann. What is the Flipped Classroom? What is it not? Jon explains how to use the Flipped Class model in an effective manner. How do we get our students really tuned in to the instructional videos? How do you create enough quizzes to implement mastery learning? You won’t want to miss this episode of The Bedley Bros. EdChat!
My 4th and 5th graders just performed the Bad Wolf Press musical “US Geography” in front of a raucous packed house. I’ve never taught a group of students with more acting and singing talents than this class. Check out this duet sung by Hailey and Jordan.
And listen to little Melodie, a 4th grader, sing a solo called “The Rockies and More.”
In the latest episode of the Bedley Bros EdChat, Scott and I learn more about blended learning from one of education’s foremost experts on the subject, Catlin Tucker. Catlin was one of the keynote speakers at last year’s CUE conference in Palm Springs. Catlin will challenge your view of what education should look like. Do your students back channel? Tune in and learn more.
Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, real life sisters, are the authors of one of the most popular books for teachers over the past several years, The Daily 5. The Two Sisters impact on teachers reaching well beyond just language arts instruction, but also into classroom management and character development. Scott and Tim engage in a lively discussion with these two down-to-earth powerhouse educators about topics like investing in kids, misconceptions about the Daily 5, and developing student skills to support the common core standards.
Join my brother Scott and me as we speak with author Susan Cain. Susan shares how educators and parents can impact their classrooms for those students who may be introverted. Susan talks about best practices that you may want to consider offering as you plan for your school year. Listen to this powerful discussion about introversion in the classroom on The Bedley Brothers EdChat episode 24.