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!
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.
0:00-3:15 - 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.
Our First Episode! We introduce the book Empower by John Spencer and AJ Juliani, with guests Brandon Lutz and Dr. Tamara Thomas Smith.