Rick Morris is the guru of classroom management, and now he’s taking on a new project: Sound Project 2014. Rick is asking teachers to collaborate to collect great smooth jazz song ideas that can be downloaded for free on FreePlayMusic.com. Smooth jazz is the new baroque that can enhance productivity time in the classroom. Watch this latest Bedley Bros episode to learn how you can get involved.
Rebecca is the 2012 National Teacher of the Year. In his episode of the Bedley Bros. Scott and I learn what it’s like to be the face of teaching for an entire nation. Rebecca shares about what’s right in education.
Oliver Schinkten is a creative and passionate educator who is making a difference in the lives of his high school students in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. On this episode, Oliver shares how to reach the passions of your students and brings in his buddy, Big Ron Crowley, to talk about music in schools as well as introduce his new Bedley Bros rap. It’s never a dull moment with Oliver and Big Ron in da house!
On this week’s show, Scott and I welcome Jamie Ewing, a 5th grade Google Certified teacher from Washington. Jamie shares ideas to innovate in the classroom: coding, Common Core, and integrating science. You will be inspired and ready to try something innovative after watching this engaging interview with Jamie Ewing.
Elana Leoni is the Director of social media strategy and marketing for Edutopia, one of the coolest websites for professional development in the world! Elana tells us more about Edutopia and shares some tips for using social media.
Scott and I will be moderating the Texas EdChat this coming Sunday night from 6-7 PM Pacific time. The topic will be using video in the classroom. If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat, you should give it a try. We will be throwing out some discussion questions and then teachers from around the state of Texas, as well as other parts of the world, will kick around ideas 140 characters at a time. To join in, you’ll need a Twitter account. Then go on Twitter on Sunday, December 15, from 8 to 9 PM Texas time and search #TxEduChat in the search box. Select the “All” button at the top of the screen and you will see everyone’s Tweets. It promises to be an extremely valuable and engaging professional development opportunity…for FREE!
The Bedley Bros just had to have more time with the Two Sisters, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. On Episode 38 they discuss their second book, CAFE, as well as their amazing professional development website The Daily Cafe. Gail and Joan share some great ideas on student goal setting, developing reading comprehension, and their take on Accelerated Reader.