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 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.

  • Episode 56: Veteran Teachers

    September 26th, 2021  |  45 mins 42 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Megan Remmel and Jocelyn Hieatzman, both veteran teachers who came to the MCP model after many years of traditional teaching, to talk about why they chose to reinvent their classes and the benefits of the model for all teachers, new and veteran alike.

  • Episode 55: Teachers New to the Profession

    September 19th, 2021  |  44 mins 43 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Chauncy Foreman and Anna Gosling to talk about their experience implementing the model in their first few years of teaching and to discuss why the model is beneficial for those new to the profession.

  • Episode 54: Responding to Critics of the MCP Model

    September 12th, 2021  |  45 mins 57 secs

    This week, Toni Rose is joined by Lisa Doty to talk about how they respond to teachers, students, and stakeholders who have concerns about the MCP model. They address some common misconceptions and answer a few questions from teachers who have concerns about particular aspects of the model.

  • Episode 53: Unit Zero and A Day in the Life of a Modern Classroom

    September 5th, 2021  |  43 mins 19 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Emily Dia to talk about using a Unit Zero to introduce the model, and they go on to describe a day in the life of a Modern Classroom once students have internalized the routines.

  • Episode 52: Sharing the Model with Stakeholders

    August 29th, 2021  |  43 mins 31 secs

    Kate and Zach chat with Cheyenne Dickson about sharing the MCP model with stakeholders, including both communicating with students and families as well as explaining our teaching model to colleagues and administrators.

  • Episode 51: Innovators in Education #3: James Francis, CEO of Screencastify

    August 22nd, 2021  |  42 mins 20 secs
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    For the third installment in our Innovators in Education series, Kareem is joined by James Francis, CEO of Screencastify, to discuss Screencastify's growth in the education space and its responsive approach to its growing user base of educators.

  • Episode 50: Remote, Hybrid, and In-Person Learning

    August 15th, 2021  |  47 mins 48 secs

    In this episode of the Modern Classrooms Project Podcast, Kate is joined by Demi Lager to discuss the versatility of the instructional model for in-person and distance learning.

  • Episode 49: Q&A From the Community #8

    August 8th, 2021  |  51 mins 42 secs
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    Toni Rose and Zach field more of your questions on topics relating to rolling out the model at the beginning of the year, meaningful mastery checks on topics learned by rote, and using rubrics.

  • Episode 48: Building Equitable Classrooms

    August 1st, 2021  |  49 mins 1 sec

    Kareem is joined by Toni Rose Deanon, who will be joining the podcast as a cohost! They discuss the importance of building equitable classrooms, what it means to teach equitably, and how the model facilities and reinforces equitable teaching practices.

  • Episode 47: Lesson Classifications in a Modern Classrooms

    July 25th, 2021  |  44 mins 41 secs

    Zach is joined by Monte Woodard and Sarah Moon to discuss their approaches to lesson classifications (must-do, should-do, and aspire-to-do lessons) and how the different types of lessons facilitate self-pacing, access to content, and mastery-based grading.