Modern Classrooms Project Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

95 episodes of Modern Classrooms Project Podcast since the first episode, which aired on August 4th, 2020.

  • Episode 94: From the Archive - Episode 9 (Planning and Teaching in a Modern Classroom)

    June 19th, 2022  |  51 mins

    Kareem is joined by Nora Barnett and Lisa Doty to discuss in detail how they plan and implement their modern classrooms, from planning and recording instructional videos, to implementing self-paced structures and mastery checks.

  • Episode 93: Whole-Class Novels with MCP

    June 12th, 2022  |  49 mins 5 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Brittney Cairns to talk about teaching whole-class novels using MCP.

  • Episode 92: From The Archive: Backwards Planning in a Modern Classroom

    June 5th, 2022  |  43 mins 35 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 91: Wrapping Up Season One

    May 29th, 2022  |  35 mins 10 secs
    special episode

    Kareem joins Toni Rose and Zach to wrap up our first official podcast season, which focused on self pacing! We look back on the season and discuss our takeaways, as well as giving some updates on how VSI is going and what to expect over the summer and in August when we launch our second podcast season. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 90: Q&A for May, 2022

    May 22nd, 2022  |  38 mins 53 secs

    Toni Rose and Zach tackle some more listener questions on our last Q&A episode of the Spring 2022 season! Topics include explaining MCP to stakeholders, classifying lessons, displaying data in a very large class, and dealing with internet outages.

  • Episode 89: Impacts of Self Pacing

    May 15th, 2022  |  52 mins 13 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Rebecca Mason and Paul O'Donoghue to talk about how self pacing has impacted their approaches to teaching as well as their students approaches to learning, and their learning outcomes.

  • Episode 88: Cognitive Science and MCP

    May 8th, 2022  |  45 mins 11 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Alison Stone, who shares tons of fascinating information on cognitive science, how it relates to classroom teaching, and how it fits in with the Modern Classrooms approach.

  • Episode 87: Troubleshooting Self Pacing

    May 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 3 secs

    Zach is joined by Charlie Moynahan, who shares the story of how he rapidly rolled out a modern classroom and then went about troubleshooting it, and both of them share some ideas on how implementers may troubleshoot common issues that arise in self-paced classrooms.

  • Episode 86: Q&A and Feedback for April, 2022

    April 24th, 2022  |  42 mins 17 secs

    Toni Rose and Zach tackle listener questions! Topics include motivation, guided notes, collaboration, tech tools, teaching novels, and standardized tests in the context of MCP.

  • Episode 85: Self Pacing in Non-Traditional Settings

    April 17th, 2022  |  46 mins 17 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Brandy Netherton and Pierce Woodward talk about how they use the model to facilitate the work they do in their (very different) non-traditional school settings.

  • Episode 84: Teacher Spotlight - Visual Arts with Aimee Plueger

    April 10th, 2022  |  39 mins 59 secs

    Zach is joined by Aimee Plueger, one of his former mentees, to chat about how she uses MCP in her visual art classroom and how she provides her students with creative freedom using the model.

  • Episode 83: Misconceptions About Self Pacing

    April 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins

    This week, Zach is joined by Andrea Mahr, Beth Benavides, and John Tyler to address six common misconceptions about self pacing and self-paced classes.

  • Episode 82: Feedback and Q&A for March, 2022

    March 27th, 2022  |  41 mins 36 secs

    Toni Rose and Zach tackle feedback and questions! For this month, we have feedback on different teaching contexts and physical vs. digital trackers, and questions on structuring breaking up work time in class, instilling a sense of urgency, and structuring units.

  • Episode 81: Self Pacing with Adult Learners

    March 20th, 2022  |  41 mins 33 secs

    Zach is joined by Elizabeth Armstrong and Kathleen Shafer, both TOSAs who work with teachers, to talk about how MCP principles can be applied when working with adult learners.

  • Episode 80: Summer 2022 with MCP

    March 13th, 2022  |  38 mins 33 secs

    Zach is joined by Kareem to talk about why summer is an important time for planning and innovations, how educators can engage with MCP over the summer through the Virtual Summer Institute, and a few other updates.

  • Episode 79: Opening and Closing Routines

    March 6th, 2022  |  54 mins 16 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Jess Bille to discuss using opening and closing routines to streamline classroom activities in both in-person and virtual/hybrid classes.