EDU Podcaster Summit: Barbara Bray, Lainie Rowell, and Dr. Wesley Fryer

In this edition of the EDU Podcaster Summit, Tim Cavey hosts a conversation with three educational podcasters to learn more about their podcast, including their format, mission, best practices, and next pieces of content. Guests included Dr. Wesley Fryer (from The EdTech Situation Room), Barbara Bray (from Rethinking Learning), and Lainie Rowell (from Lemonade Learning).

Questions That Guided Our Conversation

  • 0:47​ – Who is Lainie Rowell, what is her context in education, and what is the name of her podcast?
  • 2:01​ – Who is Dr. Wesley Fryer, what is his context in education, and what is the name of his podcast?
  • 3:03​ – Who is Barbara Bray, what is her context in education, and what is the name of her podcast?
  • 3:58​ – What kinds of content do you publish on your podcast? Do you focus on monologues, 1:1 interviews, or multi-guest conversations like this one?
  • 8:56​ – What is the theme or area of focus on your podcast?
  • 15:51​ – How does the podcast make you a better educator?
  • 24:51​ – On the practical or technical side, what is one piece of equipment or podcasting gear that you would like to add next to improve your content?
  • 28:02​ – How do the Headliner AutoVideos work?
  • 29:11​ – How do the handheld Zoom recorders work?
  • 37:01​ – What have you got cooking? Tell us about your next episode or piece of podcast content.
  • 45:50​ – How can we connect with Lainie Rowell and the Lemonade Learning podcast?
  • 46:33​ – How can we connect with Dr. Wesley Fryer and the EdTech Situation Room podcast?
  • 47:42​ – How can we connect with Barbara Bray and the Rethinking Learning podcast?

Connect with These Educational Podcasters on Twitter

  • 🔥 Lainie Rowell from Lemonade Learning @LainieRowell
  • 🔥 Dr. Wesley Fryer from the EdTech Situation Room @WFryer
  • 🔥 Barbara Bray from Rethinking Learning @BBray27

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Instructional Coaching: Why, Wins, Challenges, and Best Strategies for Implementation

In this edition of the Roundtable, Tim Cavey hosts a rich discussion of instructional coaching in the classroom: why, wins, challenges, and strategies for implementation. Guests included Victoria Thompson, Darryl Deboer, Dr. Dan Kreiness, Kathy Perret, and Dr. Rachel Johnson.

Questions That Guided Our Conversation

  • 1:00​ – Who are you, and what does your current coaching context look like?
  • 13:23​ – Why should schools and districts invest in instructional coaching?
  • 20:35​ – What are some of the biggest wins you’ve seen for teachers and learners that have come as a result of coaching work? Have you got a story to share?
  • 30:12​ – In your mind, what are the most difficult challenges in this space? What can coaches do proactively to solve them?
  • 42:04​ – What advice would you offer to a school or district looking to build a coaching program?
  • 54:16​ – Who are the authors or voices that you’ve learned from in the coaching space?
  • 59:03​ – How can we connect and keep learning with you?

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Instructional Coaching Resources Recommended by the Panelists

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Student-Led Conferences: Why, How, and Best Practices

In this edition of the Roundtable, Tim Cavey facilitates a conversation around student-led conferences: why, how, and best practices. Guests included Starr Sackstein, Melisa Hayes, Skylar Primm, Jeffery Frieden, and Victoria Thompson.

Questions That Guided Our Conversation

  • 1:04 – Who are you and what is your current context in education?
  • 4:15 – Let’s start with the rationale. Why do you believe in student-led conferences as an essential practice?
  • 13:02 – Tell us about your experiences with student-led conferences. How have they looked in your world?
  • 35:15 – For schools looking to refine and improve their approach, what are some other best practices, tools, or strategies that you can recommend?
  • 48:35 – What about the student who doesn’t have a parent that is able or willing to attend the conference?
  • 51:50 – When it comes to student-led conferences, who should we be reading? Which authors and books have you learned from?
  • 56:01 – How can we connect with you? What’s next in your learning journey?

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Books Recommended by the Panelists

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The EDU Sisters: Women on a Mission to Change the World

In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with four female educators united by passion, values, and a commitment to make the world a better place through education. Guests included Abigail French, Hedreich Nichols, Bonnie Nieves, and Kellie Bahri.

Questions That Guided Our Discussion

  • 0:00 – Who are you and what is your current context in education?
  • 6:08 – Who are the EDU Sisters? How did you first connect, and what drew you to each other?
  • 14:22 – Our world faces tough challenges today. In your view, how can education contribute to solutions?
  • 28:44 – Just for fun: What is your best estimate for the percentage of educators in your building who are active on EDU Twitter?
  • 35:14 – What are some of your hopes for 2021?
  • 42:30 – How can we connect with you?

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The 10,000 Push-Up Challenge

In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with seven of the 171 inspiring educators who have joined the Teachers on Fire 10,000 Push-Up Challenge in 2021. The Challenge isn’t just about bragging rights … it’s about helping educators build new habits that will permanently improve their fitness so they can be at their best and serve others at full capacity!

Questions That Guided Our Discussion

  • 1:37 – Who are you and what does your context in education look like?
  • 6:52 – What is your why for the push-up challenge? Where does your motivation come from
  • 14:06 – How is the challenge going so far for you? Update us.
  • 19:46 – What are your tips, tricks, or strategies for getting in your reps and keeping this going with consistency?
  • 28:04 – Let us know how we can connect with you and your work in 2021!

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Over 172 educators are tracking their push-ups through 2021. Leave a message in the comments to join us!

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