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Passionate educators like Christy McGowan are a necessity for reshaping equity in marginalized neighborhoods through education. Her plan of action is to build a charter school from the ground up, with open admissions based on a lottery system.
During the month of December, computer science is finding its way into classrooms around the world. “DeSTEMber” was created by Girlstart as a month-long virtual program to build awareness for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). T
Dr. Josue Falaise is joining us again this week to dive deeper into the topic of cultural competence.As founder and CEO of GOMO Educational Services, he trains educators and writes articles on a variety of topics such as “Turning Adversity into
Storytelling might be the unsung hero of the pandemic. More and more schools are seeing the importance of incorporating “a narrative” during COVID-19. Traditionally school districts don’t proactively tell their own stories and as a result, they
Tarael Kee, the president-elect of the Illinois School Counselors Association, speaks with me about these discrepancies and how some minority teachers are identifying bias in education that promotes various stereotypes. Tarael is also a high sc
It seems like 2020 has most of us feeling boxed in and overwhelmed with grading student’s work and virtual parent meetings. What better way to navigate the COVID-19 education era than with a wingman? Especially if your wingman is “EDUCopilot” A
Nikki Spears has been an educator for 25 years, but in recent years, stepped away from her career as a principal, and now works as an educator, motivational speaker, and change leader.  In 2016, Niki co-founded the Energy Bus for Schools with J
It wasn’t until later in my career that I realized applying creativity to problem-solving is critical in engaging students. Claudio Zavala Jr. and Fred Benitez don’t just understand that component of the learning cycle. They also use it to trai
Now, more than ever, video is playing a key role in the classroom. Teachers at all levels are using video daily for various classroom activities. Synchronous and asynchronous learning are terms that were definitely born in 2020 and are becoming
I have had the fortune of working with many talented people throughout my career. One that stands out for me is Patience Edwards, who was a newly minted third-grade teacher when I met her. At that time, she was one of the best new teachers I ha
In this episode, we explore the technique of “mining for treasures” in students and teachers. We also discuss meaningful instructional design for diverse student populations. We speak about her podcast Designed to Thrive Podcast and connecting
In this episode, we speak with Tom  Mc Fadden about using hip-hop as a way to teach science. We also discuss how COVID-19 and social distancing may hinder teacher creativity in the classroom, and strategize on how to get that excitement back in
One of the biggest challenges for teachers lately is organizing curricula and having meaningful conversations online with students in a safe environment. There are several horror stories of teachers video conference classrooms being hijacked by
“Isn’t this a perfect time to gather all the students in your class and teach them how to podcast?”I asked Randy Marble, band director, and Jennifer Kincannon, English teacher at Columbia High School, where we all work, that exact question a co
Can you think of anything that is more important to a school than teaching and learning? This is the sole reason schools exist, right? COVID-19 has presented an opportunity for teachers to embrace the modern practices of 21st-century education,
Schools across the country are opening as superintendents and school boards decide on best practices for keeping students safe and COVID-free. Some say that the reopening of schools should have been universally led by the Secretary of Education
Student engagement will be at the forefront of all educators’ minds this fall. In my experience, nothing engages students more than music and especially hip-hop—the music as well as the culture. Whether you are a fan of the genre or not, studen
A meaningful discussion about the lack of funding and resources for schools across America requires an honest look at the role systemic racism plays in education. All too often, we hear about the need for equity as a way to rectify disparities;
Dr. Sarah-Jane Thomas is currently a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland. Sarah is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connecti
During the COVID era, many teachers have started to use TikTok to engage their students. Janet Speyer has curated a Flipboard Storyboard titled Going to school with TikTok that includes several great examples. That’s where I discovered the amaz
For far too long systemic racism has deterred the dreams of equity and equality for children of color. To really dig into this conversation we enlisted the help of several educational thought leaders. In this week’s episode, we discuss observat
In this episode of the “Flipboard EDU Podcast,” continue our conversation with Shelly Terrell about Social-Emotional Learning. Shelly explains that listening to the concerns from teachers around the world not only enhances her ability to reach
Are students' mental health and their ability to socialize a priority at your school? In this episode of the "Flipboard EDU Podcast," we interview author and award-winning public speaker Shelly Sanchez Terrell about social-emotional learnin
In this episode, we have three amazing guests who are the backbone of the Flipboard EDU community: Janette Speyer and Terry Porter chat with Michael Toothman about the many creative ways to use Flipboard. In case you don't know, Janette is
In this episode, we will conclude our conversation with George Couros where we look at valuable professional learning connections for educators. We also ask George about embracing meaningful change as post-COVID-19 settles more into our reality
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