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 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.

  • Episode 176: Joyful Disruption

    February 11th, 2024  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Toni Rose is joined by Marvin Reed to talk about how he disrupts traditional approaches to teaching while prioritizing joy in his classes.

  • Episode 175: Sports and MCP

    February 4th, 2024  |  54 mins 32 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Tacks Feliciano to talk about how he adapted the MCP model into an innovative approach to coaching volleyball.

  • Episode 174: Planning for Multiple Preps

    January 28th, 2024  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Zach is joined by Steve Schlarman to discuss the challenges of teaching multiple different courses simultaneously and some of the solutions Steve has discovered to ease them.

  • Episode 173: Indigenous Teaching Practices

    January 21st, 2024  |  55 mins 23 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Micah Daniels for a conversation on culturally responsive education for indigenous students and communities.

  • Episode 172: Genially

    January 14th, 2024  |  48 mins 39 secs

    Zach is joined by Cat Spencer of Genially to discuss the platform and how it can be used to enhance blended materials in a modern classroom and beyond.

  • Episode 171: Resetting MCP

    January 7th, 2024  |  56 mins 40 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Kendal Giacomini to talk about resetting a modern classroom mid-year (after a long break) and her new role at MCP.

  • Episode 170: The Role of the School Psychologist

    December 24th, 2023  |  57 mins 21 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Cassie Johnson to discuss the role of the school psychologist.

  • Episode 169: Physically Accessible Learning Spaces

    December 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Toni Rose is joined by B.A. List to talk about the importance of creating physically accessible learning environments.

  • Episode 168: Coaching for Equity

    December 10th, 2023  |  44 mins 7 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Elena Aguilar to talk about her human-first approach to coaching.

  • Episode 167: Research and Critical Thinking

    December 3rd, 2023  |  54 mins 57 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Perla Lujan and Mary Thomas to talk about the importance of critical thinking in the learning process, as well as innovative approaches to building the skill of critical thought in the time of social media and generative AI.

  • Episode 166: Spark Creativity

    November 26th, 2023  |  52 mins 34 secs

    Toni rose is joined by Betsy Potash to talk about how teachers can incorporate creativity and non-traditional approaches to increase student engagement and learning.

  • Episode 165: Attending Conferences

    November 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Toni Rose is joined by Cecelia to talk about the benefits of attending conferences, writing proposals, and Cecelia's journey into becoming a frequent conference presenter.

  • Episode 164: The 40-Hour Work Week

    November 12th, 2023  |  57 mins 19 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Desirae Núñez to talk about shifting mindsets around teacher workloads and ways to find balance by holding ourselves to a 40-hour work week