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Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
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When parents make the decision to take their children on family vacation during school days, should they ask their children's teachers for homework for the road? In this episode, you'll hear my five reasons why I think vacation homework is a bad idea. Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/no-i-wont-assign-homework-for-your-family-vacation-e3310eeb78ed?source=friends_link&sk=2b3365578097433665847c6e388ac1f6. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair Jane Fonda by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
JULIA FLISS is a 6th grade ELA teacher, activist, world changer, Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador, lifelong learner, creative, and yogi. She’s an encourager, amplifier, networker, lifelong learner, and she’s passionate about leveraging education to make the planet a better place for learners of all ages. Follow Julia … On Twitter @JuliaFliss (https://twitter.com/JuliaFliss) On his podcast at @JuliaFliss (https://www.instagram.com/juliafliss/). Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
Do you ever sit with your students? How does it affect the learning environment? Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/why-we-should-sit-with-our-students-964f5b9966de?source=friends_link&sk=6ccf6e79ff55441d00f02e105eef53f2. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Connect with me … On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On YouTube @Teachers On Fire (https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire) Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Species by Diamond Ortiz Lullaby by Yung Logos *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
ANDREW CANLE is an Assistant Principal at Shaw Avenue School in Valley Stream, New York. He’s a three-time champion coach NBA Math Hoops, a program that engages students in math and social-emotional learning through the game of basketball. And most recently, he’s the creator or the #EDUCanle podcast! Follow Andrew … On Twitter @AJCanle (https://twitter.com/AJCanle) On his podcast at https://anchor.fm/EDUCanle. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/assessment-should-be-a-conversation-6de77e710c9d. My name is Tim Cavey, and I’m proud to contribute to the education conversation through the Teachers on Fire podcast. Make sure to connect with me @TeachersOnFire on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to catch more from me and hear from amazing educators who are bringing growth and transformation to K-12 education today. And if you’re interested in hearing more audio blog content like this episode, make sure you subscribe to the Teacher Blogs podcast. If you’re hearing this episode on a mobile device, just search for the Teacher Blogs podcast on the very same podcast player you’re using right now. Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Anthem by The Grand Affair Species by Diamond Ortiz Sunny Morning by Bruno E *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
CHANEL JOHNSON is a STEMinist, an ASCD Emerging Leader, published author, K-12 Math and Science Program Specialist, instructional tech coach, and keynote presenter based in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow Chanel … On Twitter @DC_STEMtastic (https://twitter.com/DC_STEMtastic) On Instagram @DC_STEMtastic (https://www.instagram.com/dc_stemtastic/) Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter @TeachersOnFire (https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire) On Instagram @TeachersOnFire (https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/) On Facebook @TeachersOnFire (https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/) On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/shipped-is-better-than-perfect-5f0e4bd03f0c?source=friends_link&sk=c55d462a5ba96e67133581d77ab85801. Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Species by Diamond Ortiz Lullaby by Yung Logos *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
MARISA THOMPSON is a mom, wife, HS English teacher, professional development facilitator, instructor at the University of San Diego, traveler, and a liver of life! Marisa has done a lot of work on something called the TQE Method, a process that leads students through the generation of Thoughts, Questions, and Epiphanies gleaned from their reading of texts and is followed by organic engagement and further exploration of those ideas. It’s a marked departure from traditional comprehension exercises and allows for deeper level thinking and higher engagement. If the TQE Method is new to you or if you’d like to learn more, make sure to visit her blog at https://www.unlimitedteacher.com/single-post/2018/07/10/were-killing-the-love-of-reading. Follow Marisa … On Twitter @MarisaEThompson (https://twitter.com/MarisaEThompson) On Instagram @marisa.e.thompson (https://www.instagram.com/marisa.e.thompson/) On her blog at http://unlimitedteacher.com. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi* Anthem by The Grand Affair* *courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections, which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/12-google-classroom-hacks-to-start-using-today-d9c067fac4fb. Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Anthem by The Grand Affair Species by Diamond Ortiz Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Sunny Morning by Bruno E. *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
CHRISTINE YOUNGHUSBAND is passionate about teaching and learning and the role of leadership in enhancing the student learning experience in K-12 and in higher education. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017 from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in the B.Ed. Teacher Education Program and M.Ed. Leadership Program. Christine remains connected to SFU as an Affiliate Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) and member of the Academic Council at the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, and Education (CIRCE). Christine’s research interests include subject matter acquisition, mentorship. assessment, professional learning, mathematics education, culture and mathematics, policies and practice, and transformative leadership. In addition to her work at UNBC, Christine is an independent educational consultant, sessional instructor at St. Mark’s College and SFU, and co-moderator of #BCedchat on Twitter. Her 25-year career in education includes teaching secondary mathematics and science in BC public schools and contributing to the provincial Math curriculum redesign. Christine is a LEARNER first. Her teaching practice is guided by her inquiry and curiosity. She “learns by doing” with a willingness to try, take risks, and try again. Christine values learning experientially, is open to ongoing formative assessment, and engages regularly in reflection as a reflective practitioner. Follow Christine … On Twitter @ChristineYH (https://twitter.com/ChristineYH), On Instagram @ChristineHoYounghusband (https://www.instagram.com/christinehoyounghusband), and On her blog at https://christineyounghusband.com/. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/teachersonfire Song Track Credits Sunny Morning (by Bruno E., courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post featured in this episode at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/model-that-metacognition-5a527be679dd. Get the Seesaw activity mentioned here at https://bit.ly/30qH0PS. Visit the home of Teachers on Fire at https://teachersonfire.net/. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Species by Diamond Ortiz Lullaby by Yung Logos *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
KRISTIN MERRILL is a fourth grade teacher in Florida who specializes in language arts and strives to make lessons interactive through engagement and the use of ed tech. She and her husband make a dynamic duo in primary education and recently published a book, The Interactive Class: Using Technology to Make Learning More Relevant and Engaging in the Elementary Classroom (https://amzn.to/3a1VTN6). Follow Kristin on Twitter @FriendsInFourth, on Instagram @FriendsInFourth, and on the blog that she shares with her husband Joe at themerrillsedu.com. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) Sunrise Drive (by South London Hifi, courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library) Jane Fonda (by The Grand Affair, courtesy of the YouTube Audio Library) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
Welcome to SPARKS: mini-segments intended to spark your thinking and ignite your practice. These short episodes are based on my written reflections which you can find on the Teachers on Fire Magazine at Medium.com. Read the blog post at https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire/my-one-word-for-2020-write-e42db52639a6. Song Track Credits: Sunrise Drive by South London Hifi Species by Diamond Ortiz Jane Fonda by The Grand Affair *All songs retrieved from the YouTube Audio Library at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
CAITLIN KRAUSE is a learning and design specialist, education leader, keynote speaker, and an authority on VR, AR, and AI. She is also the author of Mindful by Design: A Practical Guide for Cultivating Aware, Advancing, and Authentic Learning Experiences (https://amzn.to/2O051ry). Follow Caitlin on Twitter @MindWise_CK (https://twitter.com/MindWise_CK), on Instagram @mindwise_ck (https://www.instagram.com/mindwise_ck/), and visit her website at https://caitlinkrause.com/. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Intro: Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Outtro: Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
JONATHAN ALSHEIMER is a family man, 7th grade teacher, keynote speaker, and the author of #NextLevelTeaching: Empowering Students and Transforming School Culture. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @Mr_Alsheimer (https://twitter.com/mr_Alsheimer) and on Instagram @Mr_Alsheimer (https://www.instagram.com/mr_alsheimer/). Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Intro: Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Outtro: Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
JULIANNE ROSS-KLEINMANN is passionate about instructional technology to support teaching and learning, sharing what she’s learned with others, and community service -- her focus for over 30 years as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Julianne formally started teaching technology and became an ISTE member in the 1990s. She’s a frequent presenter at conferences and schools on topics including technology applications, integration and troubleshooting, rubrics and assessment, STEM, makerspaces and room design. Her favorite presentations have involved co-presenting with her students on topics relating to computational thinking using the Scratch and Scratch Jr. programming languages. Julianne is currently an Instructional Specialist for the Ulster County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New Paltz, New York. She is an ISTE Certified Educator, Apple Teacher, Certified BrainPOP Educator (CBE), Google Level I Certified Educator, ISTE Mobile Learning Network 2017 Excellence Award Winner and past chair of the ISTE STEM Professional Learning Network (PLN), and currently serves on the ISTE Board of Directors. You can follow Juli on Twitter @JBR_Kleinmann. Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Intro: Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Outtro: Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
DR. JENNIFER PIERATT is an educator, mom, speaker, coach, and project-based learning nerd. She offers tips, tools, and inspiration for Project Based Learning and is the author of three books, including Keep It Real With PBL, Secondary: A Practical Guide for Planning Project-Based Learning. You can connect with Jenny ... On Twitter @crafted_jennyp  (https://twitter.com/crafted_jennyp) On Instagram @crafted_JennyPieratt (https://www.instagram.com/crafted_jennypieratt/) On her website at https://craftedcurriculum.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Intro: Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Outtro: Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
DANIEL BAUER is on a mission to unlock the potential of global school leaders. He’s a speaker and the host of the Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast. He’s also the author of The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap: Small Ideas that Lead to Big Impact, published in 2018. In our conversation, Daniel describes the challenges leaders can face when trying to initiate organizational changes. He shares the heart and mission of his book, and describes a lesson learned from a recent guest on his podcast. He also talks about personal passions, his favorite productivity habits, and the voices and resources that inspire his professional practice today. You can connect with Daniel Bauer ... On Twitter @AlienEarbud (https://twitter.com/alienearbud) On Instagram @AlienEarbud (https://www.instagram.com/alienearbud/) On his website at https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Intro: Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Outtro: Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
ABIGAIL FRENCH is a mother of four, a teacher of sixth graders, an advocate of public education, and an explorer of the natural world in Woodstock, VA. In our conversation, Abby recalls the how and why behind the jaw-dropping snake capture video pinned to the top of her Twitter feed. She describes the challenges she experienced when she returned to the classroom after a long hiatus, and discusses her ongoing journey with assessment philosophy. She also mentions personal passions, productivity habits, and the voices and resources that shape her thinking and inspire her practice. You can connect with Abigail French on Twitter @AWFrench1 Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Intro: Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Outtro: Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
Dr. DOUGLAS FISHER is a Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, the Farmer award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education.  He has published numerous articles on improving student achievement as well as books, such as Text-Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading (with Nancy Frey and Diane Lapp), Checking for Understanding (with Nancy Frey) and Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work (with Nancy Frey). He is a board member of the International Reading Association and a past board member of the Literacy Research Association. In our conversation, Dr. Fisher recalls a time in his teaching career when he genuinely struggled to connect with his learners. He talks about his latest work in the area of balanced literacy, and explains how educators will be pushed to think about literacy in his workshop. He explains why he’s been giving the matter of teacher credibility more attention, and discusses the personal passions and productivity strategies that make him tick. As we close, he also shares some of the voices and resources that continue to shape his thinking and inspire his professional practice today. You can connect with Dr. Douglas Fisher ... On Twitter @DFisherSDSU On his website at https://www.fisherandfrey.com/ Visit https://teachersonfire.net/ for all the show notes and links from this episode! Connect with the Teachers on Fire podcast on social media: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachersOnFire On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachersonfire/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachersOnFire/ On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TimWCavey On The Teachers on Fire Magazine: https://medium.com/teachers-on-fire On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDPjkAn7lZb-rahyVDttKA Song Track Credits Intro: Easy (by Mike Cosmo -- license purchased at https://taketones.com/) Outtro: Bluntedsesh4 (by Tha Silent Partner, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive.org) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachersonfire/support
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