Leaders are not born they are made! Talking formal and informal leadership with William Wallace and Braveheart.
Derek and Hansel give us insight into digital citizenship, kids as digital natives, and ghost apps on this week's episode!
Andy Dufresne gives us a lesson in persistence. Anything worth having (i.e. knowledge & wisdom) is worth the hard work it takes to attain it. We'd never let students try something challenging and then quit if it doesn't go well the first time. Why should we allow it for ourselves?
How do we value all of our students' skills? How do we mitigate cultures of elitism in our schools? How can we help students to understand exactly what plagiarism is and why it's wrong? Good Will Hunting shows us how!
Louder and slower is not a strategy. The Big Short shows us how students make meaning by connecting to existing schema. We also talk Professional Learning Networks and why teachers need communities of connected educators to be successful.
Molly & Mr. Holland take me to school in this week's episode. I learn why educators need to be more patient & encouraging when passion is present. Additionally, Molly finally reveals the reason why we have a piano in our house.
"It's the weekend. I don't know you. You do not exist." Cure your holiday hangover with Bradley Cooper, The Hangover, & a serious discussion about work/life balance.
Molly and Weston talk Charlie Brown teaching. What is it that makes adults so boring to kids? How do we connect with them in ways that are authentic so that we aren't just noise in the room? Are you a big ME little you communicator? Also...can you conquer the Charlie Brown head drawing challenge?
"Last week I gave a fire safety talk and nobody paid any attention. It’s my own fault for using PowerPoint. PowerPoint is boring."
Curiosity is the root of engagement. How do we allow kids to experience curiosity in excellent experiential learning moments? How do we avoid the pitfalls of bad experiential learning. Dwight Schrute and his pals from The Office show us what NOT to do. Molly and Weston guide us toward what great experiential learning looks, sounds, and feels like.
What can The Sound of Music teach us about engaging students using music? We use music to teach kids the alphabet. It works great! Why do we stop? Maria and the Von Trapp children teach us a lesson in changing our strategy rather than resorting to the old stand by of saying things again, louder and slower. Also, Weston sings. Enjoy! Doe, a deer, a female deer…