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In this episode, we will be exploring social emotional learning with brain science and what strategies we can apply in the classroom based on science. We are really happy to have wonderful Andrea Samadi joining us.
Andrea Samadi, is a former middle school teacher who began working with success and social and emotional learning principles with students in the late 1990s. Andrea’s book Level Up: A Brain-Based Strategy to Skyrocket Student Success and Achievement using the latest research to help others increase their learning potential. She is also the founder of Achieveit360 which offersprograms, grounded in brain-based research and practical neuroscience, helps parents, teachers, coaches and employees to optimize learning, well-being and achievement at home, school or the workplace.
[16:06] Andrea once said that based on research, when students perceive that their teacher knows them both academically and personally, they are better positioned to take ownership of their learning. What do kids’ brains happen as they have this perception and thus impact their attitude in learning?
In this episode, it is all about amplifying your students’ voices. We are really happy to have Katelynn Giordano joining us and sharing her teaching strategies of years.
Katelynn Giordano is a Middle Level Language Arts Educator, a blogger at Curriculum Coffee, a writer for the Teachers on Fire magazine, and a Director of Curriculum & Instruction for the Teach Better Team. She is a dynamic educator who is passionate about student voices, promoting equity, and valuing teachers as professionals.
[01:30] Not only Katelynn is a 6th grade teacher but also an instructor in Northwestern University Center for Talent Development and working for the Teach Better Team. Except for being a 6th grade teacher, how did Katelynn decide if she wanted to take on these roles and thus actualize her beliefs in education ?
“I just want them to grow in their confidence and I want them to know that being uncomfortable doesn’t mean something impossible. I want them to know the power of their voices and how special their thoughts are. I want them to be good listeners and compassionate with their spoken words” — Kerry Graham
In this episode, it is all about Socratic Seminars. Socratic Seminars is a teaching strategy to guide student-led discussion. This time, we are excited to have Kerry Graham joining us and sharing her experience in this strategy.
Kerry is not only a teacher but also a writer. She lives and kayaks in Baltimore, MD, USA, after graduating from Johns Hopkins University School of Education,. Kerry prioritizes laughter, compassion, and self-expression in her English classroom. She’s grateful for and humbled by her ten years as a public school teacher.
[05:35] In the high school Kerry is teaching is very diverse. 50% percent from Baltimore while the other 50 from the globe. Other than Baltimore, what are the countries the students came from? Do most schools in Baltimore have diverse population?
[07:56] How did Kerry change her teaching approaches for diverse students?
[10:18] What is Socratic Seminar?
[11:21] Step by step how Kerry used Socratic Seminar in her own classroom.
[15:50] How does Kerry assign students into groups?
[16:40] The seating setup in Socratic Seminar.
[18:40] Outer circle student’s tasks when observing inner circle discussion.
[19:35] Example of the Socratic Seminar topics and the questions students came up with.
[39:00] If Kerry has one superwoman power to change the education system in the US, what would it be?
[41:26] Parting thoughts
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What is your teaching goals personally for any student led discussion in your class?
What can you do tomorrow
When there is a topic you want your students to discuss in class, try to ask them coming up their own questions before the class. In class discussion, give your students a safe space to speak without intervening too much.
In order to prepare teachers to do this, number one you have to have them to work on adult SEL (social emotional learning). So work on their social competencies in terms of developing self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. – Wendy Turner
In this episode we are going to deep dive into how to infuse social emotional learning into your classroom. Today, we are really honored to have Wendy Turner joining us.
Wendy is a 2nd grade teacher and 2017 Delaware Teacher of the Year. She teaches at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, a large suburban school in Delaware, with over 750 students and a diverse population. Wendy is interested in trauma-informed practices, global education, social-emotional learning, and empathy in education, and she loves every moment spent with her seven- and eight-year-olds.
[1:33] The story that drove Wendy to become a teacher after in business world for 17 years.
[3:15] How does Wendy find previous business world experience add on different color into her teaching ? Or how does it shape her differently in teaching compared to other educators?
[4:36] Wendy’s journey to find out the importance of social emotional learning.
[7:23] What is social emotional learning? Wendy believes the best way to infuse SEL in the classroom is to be a model for our students by identifying what we need to work on, and engaging in that work right before our students’ eyes.
[19:56] Examples to practice empathy with a space for collaboration.
[24:23] Ways to identify the students are making process in social emotional learning.
[27:56] There were lots of things happening in the past months, from Black Lives Matter to Capitol riot, how did Wendy have converse with her students about all these events that will be written into our history?
In this episode, we are going to explore how we can integrate technology in classroom to cultivate life skills for special young adults (Age 16 -18). And we are really lucky to have Tarja Tolonen to join us today.
Tarja is a Finnish special education lecturer at Savo Vocational College. She has extensive experience in early education , adult education and special education. She is Apple Distinguished Educator since 2015 (ADE). As an ADE, she is a trusted advisor in integrating technology into learning environments and passionate about sharing her expertise in using technology to help engage students in new ways with other educators around the globe.