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 72: Teacher Spotlight - CTE, with Evin Jarrett

    January 16th, 2022  |  28 mins 55 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Evin Jarrett, a Middle School CTE teacher, to chat about how he integrates MCP into his classes, both in person and virtually.

  • Episode 71: What Is Self Pacing?

    January 9th, 2022  |  45 mins 2 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Meg McGregor, Director of Virtual Mentorship at MCP, to kick off our first podcast season on Self-Pacing by establishing what we mean when we talk about self pacing and navigating some particular challenges and best practices.

  • Episode 70: What to Expect in 2022

    January 2nd, 2022  |  27 mins 6 secs

    This week, Toni Rose shares some updates on what's coming in 2022; she's also joined by Allison Vanterpool to talk about MCP Scholarship opportunities, and then she and Zach provide some updates on the podcast itself.

  • Episode 69: Being a Teacher in these Moments

    December 26th, 2021  |  45 mins 43 secs

    This week, Toni Rose is joined by Eric Gustafsson, a high school social studies teacher in Sweden and a mentee currently enrolled in the Virtual Mentorship Program, who shares his perspective on implementing the model.

  • Episode 68: Admin Feature - Mohsina Patel

    December 19th, 2021  |  46 mins 8 secs
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    Toni Rose is joined by Mohsina Patel, a school leader in Zambia, to talk about the benefits she's seen from the MCP model for students and how she's supported her teaching staff to develop and grow their implementation of the model as well.

  • Episode 67: Ignite! Online Academy

    December 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Toni Rose is joined by the 8th grade team at Durham Public Schools' Ignite! Online Academy to talk about using the MCP model to deliver high-quality instruction entirely online.

  • Episode 66: Partnership Feature - Lynn Public Schools

    December 5th, 2021  |  48 mins 1 sec
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    Toni Rose is joined by Michael Molnar, of Lynn Public Schools, to talk about how the district's partnership with MCP came to be, how it's implemented, and what may be to come.

  • Episode 65: Teacher Leadership Opportunities

    November 28th, 2021  |  45 mins 42 secs

    Kareem joins Toni Rose to talk about teacher leadership opportunities for Modern Classrooms implementors.

  • Episode 64: Health and P.E.

    November 21st, 2021  |  44 mins 12 secs

    Zach is joined by Janelle Meisenheimer and Sarah Gershon to talk about the unique considerations of implementing the MCP model in Health and P.E. classes.

  • Episode 63: Special Education in a Modern Classroom

    November 14th, 2021  |  46 mins 35 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by special education teachers Khadejah Scott and Noah Beigalmacher to discuss how the model facilitates many common accomodations while providing other built-in supports for students with IEP's and 504's.

  • Episode 62: MCP in Performing Arts Classes

    November 7th, 2021  |  59 mins 55 secs

    Zach is joined by a panel of performing arts teachers - Karis Sloss, Katherine Lewiston, and Sam Boerboom - to talk about their unique and diverse approaches to implementing the MCP model in their dance, drama, and band classes.

  • Episode 61: Backwards Planning in a Modern Classroom

    October 31st, 2021  |  43 mins 11 secs

    This week, Toni Rose is joined by Lindsay Armbruster to talk about planning units with the end in mind, beginning with standards and learning targets, and working down to mastery checks and activities before planning lessons and videos, as well as managing student (and teacher) pacing and workload via the planning process.

  • Episode 60: Middle School Student Experience

    October 24th, 2021  |  43 mins 7 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by two of her former 6th grade students, Lila and Tyler (currently 8th graders) to talk about their experience in Modern Classrooms throughout middle school - in person, in remote learning, and in general.

  • Episode 59: Teacher Feature #1: Karen Simms & Stacey Eyler

    October 17th, 2021  |  43 mins 57 secs
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    In our first "Teacher Feature" episode, Toni Rose is joined by Karen Simms and Stacey Eyler to talk about their implementation of the model, benefits they've seen in using the model, and how they've adapted it to the unique grading considerations of the IB Middle Years Program.

  • Episode 58: Supporting Students who are Absent

    October 10th, 2021  |  47 mins 24 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Aimee Yocom to discuss how the model helps teachers to support students who are absent (whether once, occasionally, or frequently) by providing equitable access to our teaching, as well as how the model eases the burden of teacher absences.

  • Episode 57: Implementing MCP in AP Courses

    October 3rd, 2021  |  47 mins 31 secs

    Zach is joined by Shane Donovan and Bernadette DeSario, both experienced AP teachers, to discuss how they manage the dense, advanced content of these classes and how they see their role in preparing students for the exam in addition to life after the exam.