Modern Classrooms Project Podcast

Discussions on education, teaching, and learning from the perspective of the Modern Classrooms Project

About the show

Your hosts discuss the model and its implications for the future of education, along with guests including MCP implementors such as mentors, teachers, and administrators.

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  • Episode 192: Shortcast 152: Embracing Resistance

    June 9th, 2024  |  14 mins 14 secs

    Toni Rose and Zach discuss the variety of emotions that can come with implementing an alternative educational model and beginning a new school year.

  • Episode 191: Shortcast 151: Humanizing Teaching Practices

    June 2nd, 2024  |  14 mins 54 secs

    Zach is joined by Paul France to discuss practices that foster personalized learning and make teaching more sustainable.

  • Episode 190: Fostering Inclusivity: Navigating Special Education in Student-Centered Classrooms

    May 26th, 2024  |  56 mins 1 sec

    This week's episode is the audio from a webinar Toni Rose hosted called Fostering Inclusivity: Navigating Special Education in Student-Centered Classrooms. They are joined by a fantastic panel of Mark Pederson, Maddie Richer, and Cassie Fontaine.

  • Episode 189: Mastery-Based Teaching and Learning

    May 19th, 2024  |  55 mins 6 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Ylaiza Perez to talk about teaching authentically and promoting true mastery.

  • Episode 188: Screencastify

    May 12th, 2024  |  50 mins 51 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Vishal Shah, CEO of Screencastify, to talk about how teachers, students, and industry professionals use Screencastify's various platforms and tools.

  • Episode 187: Early Learners

    May 5th, 2024  |  53 mins 16 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Kendra Jergovic and Nick LeDoux to talk about how they use the MCP model to work with very young (1st grade) learners.

  • Episode 186: Kami

    April 28th, 2024  |  45 mins 30 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Margie Tiner to talk about how her education journey led her to Kami, as well as discussing some of Kami's incredible features.

  • Episode 185: Teacher and Student Collaboration

    April 21st, 2024  |  54 mins 27 secs

    Zach is joined by Megan Kindred to talk about collaboration at all levels - between students, between adults, and even between students and teachers.

  • Episode 184: Visual Arts

    April 14th, 2024  |  1 hr 26 secs

    Zach is joined by Dana Pelzman to talk about teaching visual arts using MCP, as well as some more general discussion on accommodating, flexible mastery checks for creative work.

  • Episode 183: Student Perspective

    March 31st, 2024  |  33 mins 50 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Sarahya College, a high school sophomore, who offers incredible insight into the student experience of learning in a modern classroom as well as advice for teachers who are implementing the model.

  • Episode 182: Pre-K

    March 24th, 2024  |  36 mins 26 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Marquitta Thomas to talk about how she uses the model at the pre-K level.

  • Episode 181: An Educator's Impact

    March 17th, 2024  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Toni Rose is joined by high-school and college students Dulce, Aayla, and Breanna to talk about the talk they gave at NCTE and the impact that of a caring educator.

  • Episode 180: Edifying Teachers

    March 10th, 2024  |  49 mins

    Toni Rose is joined by Katie Caster to discuss her work at Edifying Teachers and the importance of curiosity and reflection for teachers.

  • Episode 179: Computer Science

    March 3rd, 2024  |  41 mins 55 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by taMica Gaither-Banks for an in-depth discussion of the MCP implementation she uses in her computer science classes.

  • Episode 178: Learning for Justice

    February 25th, 2024  |  49 mins 17 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by D’Aisha Smith, Skyla Hudson, and Jaci Jones to talk about their involvement with Learning for Justice and how teachers can incorporate social justice teaching and learning into their work.

  • Episode 177: Gamification

    February 18th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min

    Zach is joined by Chad Collins to discuss the gamified materials he's designed and how he approaches gamified teaching in general.