Innovation in Education
Empower Chapter 8 with Author A.J. Juliani

Empower Chapter 8 with Author A.J. Juliani

May 31, 2019

Matthew Pimental and Dr. Brian Reilly sat down and had a talk with A.J. Juliani about Chapter 8 from his book Empower which focuses on empowering students through assessments.  We hope you enjoy hearing from A.J! 

0:00-2:50: Introductions and how assessment can empowering students 
2:50-6:30: How to craft empowering performance tasks 
6:30-10:00: The teacher as expert and defining what student mastery looks like 
10:00-14:00: Design Thinking, peer assessment and the importance of exemplars
14:00-18:30: The role of the teacher as students become empowered
18:30-19:50: Teacher empowerment, self reflection and "Try if for one day"
#3 - Empower Chapter 4 with Andrea Anderson and Dr. Brian Reilly - Taking the Leap into Engagement

#3 - Empower Chapter 4 with Andrea Anderson and Dr. Brian Reilly - Taking the Leap into Engagement

November 27, 2018

Taking the Leap into Engagement 

We talk with Andrea Anderson, a highly recommended teacher for her use of engagement strategies.  Andrea speaks about what her classroom looks like, what has worked well for her, what challenges she has faced along the way and how the experience has changed her professionally.  

0:00-2:20: What does a typical day look like in your class?
2:20-3:49  : How Andea engages students in math, Managing group learning, and dialogue in groups who are learning new concepts 
7:00-11:34: Peer critique and managing a diverse group of students and making every student successful 
11:35-17:39 : The power of EMPOWERing students. Taking the leap into engagement as a teacher.  How has being a teacher changed since you started on this journey? Trusting students and allowing them to experience controlled failure. 
17:40-18:44 : Planning for engagement.
18:45-23:12: Gamification of math class.  Changing student motivation from extrinsic to intrinsic.  Wading into engagement as an overarching approach. 
 
 
#2 - Empower Chapter 3 with CHS Librarian Thomas Cook

#2 - Empower Chapter 3 with CHS Librarian Thomas Cook

November 2, 2018

Show Notes:

0:00-3:15 - A Librarian without a library 

3:15 - 6:07 -  "Empowering students means giving kids the knowledge and skills to pursue their passions and interests and future."- We talk about how a 21st Century 'library' is a place and space to empower learners.

6:07 - 14:34 - The connection between student passion and learning.  Student ownership and the role of the librarian.  Tom talks about the imperative of knowing your students.  Linking what students love to what we as educators want them to learn.   

14:35 - 20:33  - "The 'Side Hustle' is my job".  A student's favorite class (or two) is their primary focus and everything else is a side gig.  Tom talks about how to support students through a modern student center/library. 

20:33 - 24:00  - "What does student ownership of learning mean to you?" - Tom talks about the learning process itself as something to be owned by students.  

 

 

#1 - Empower Introduction with Brandon Lutz and Tamara Thomas Smith

#1 - Empower Introduction with Brandon Lutz and Tamara Thomas Smith

September 6, 2018

Our First Episode!  We introduce the book Empower by John Spencer and AJ Juliani, with guests Brandon Lutz and Dr. Tamara Thomas Smith.