Episode 24: Student-centered Education with David Johns

In episode 24, Michael and Dan discuss student-centered education with David Johns, the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. David shines a light on the work being done on the national level with the White House initiative and describes ways that educators and administers can get involved in their communities.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out the work being done at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans on their homepage. They have lots of great resources to check out including:
    1. Guide to hosting your own African American Education Teach-In.
    2. How Schools Can Support African American LGBTQ Youth
    3. Why Black Girls Need Diverse Books
    4. Get LIT(erature): Supporting a Lifelong Love of Reading

 

Contact

David J. Johns is the executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Follow him on twitter at @MrDavidJohns. You can also follow the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans on twitter at @AfAmEducation.

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Episode 23: The Education Research/Teacher Divide with Paul MacLellan

In episode 23, Michael and Dan discuss the divide between educational research and practitioners and ways to bring the two together with guest Paul MacLellan. Former guest Jeremy Stoddard also joins the conversation.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. MacLellan, Paul. “Why don’t teachers use education research in teaching?” Web blog post. Education in Chemistry. 9 August 2016.
    1. This is the article that inspired the discussion. Read it!
  2. Here’s Michael and my paper we discussed at the beginning: Krutka, D. G. & Milton, M. K. (2013). The Enlightenment meets Twitter: Using social media in the social studies classroom. Ohio Social Studies Review, 50(2), 22-29.
  3. Episode 12: Using Film Effectively with Jeremy Stoddard
    1. Jeremy was a past guest, check out his episode!
  4. Episode 2: Student Dialogue During the Research Process
    1. This is an action of teacher research that Michael discussed in episode 2.

Contact

Paul MacLellan (@insidecircles) is the Deputy Editor of Education in Chemistry, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Check out their website at www.rsc.org/eic.

Jeremy Stoddard is an Associate Professor of Education and Associated faculty in the  film and media studies program at the College of William & Mary. You can follow Jeremy on Twitter @Jeremy_Stoddard, find more of his research on his ResearchGate or his sites listed above, and learn more about his work on his William & Mary site.

 

Episode 22: Connections-based Learning with Leigh Cassell

In episode 22, Dan and Michael talk with Leigh Cassell about connections-based learning, including global videoconferencing with students.

 

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Here is Leigh’s blog post about videoconferencing with 16 different countries!: http://digitalhumanlibrary.com/video-conferencing-with-kids-in-kenya-africa/
  2. “The Digital Human Library (dHL) is a nonprofit organization that connects Canadian teachers and students with hundreds of organizations and experts around the world who are delivering interactive curriculum-based opportunities for learning using technology – for free!”: DigitalHumanLibrary.com
  3. While dHL is obviously the best one, other services for connecting with other educators we mentioned on the episode include ePals, Skype for Education, Two Way Interactive Connections in Education, (TWICE), and Center for Interactive Learning (CILC).

Contact

Leigh Cassell is a technology coach, primary and intermediate grade teacher, and the founder of DigitalHumanLibrary.com. You can learn more about her and other dHL board members HERE and you can tweet at her @LeighCassell or @dHL_edu.

 

Episode 21: Gender and education with Kathryn Engebretson

In episode 21, Dan and Michael talk with Kathryn Engebretson about gender and education.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. The first chapter of Dana Goldstein’s 2014 book The Teacher Wars details the views of Horace Mann and Catharine Beecher on gender in the early common schools movement.
  2. The Declaration of Sentiments” (1848)
  3. Here is a good, short article that defines terminology along the gender spectrum: Kilman, C. (2013). The gender spectrum. Teaching Tolerance (44). Retrieved from  http://www.tolerance.org/gender-spectrum
  4. Wikipedia page on the Bechdel Test for movies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test
  5. Engebretson, K. E. (2014). Another Missed Opportunity: Gender in the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Social Studies Research and Practice, 9(3), 21-34.

Contact

Kathryn Engebretson is an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University Bloomington. You can learn more about her work on her university page and you can tweet at her @engebretsonk.