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 46: Classroom Design

    July 18th, 2021  |  57 mins 17 secs

    In this episode, Kate is joined by Debbie Menard to explore classroom set-up and systems that can help facilitate blended, self-paced, mastery-based learning.

  • Episode 45: The Mentor Experience

    July 11th, 2021  |  46 mins 25 secs

    This week, Kareem chats with Zach and Monte Woodard about their experience as Modern Classrooms Mentors, diving into some of the most common feedback they give to mentees working through the MCP Mentorship Program.

  • Episode 44: Q&A from the Community #7

    July 4th, 2021  |  50 mins 56 secs

    In our 7th Q&A episode, Kareem and Zach field more questions from the MCP community on practice activities vs. mastery checks, creating instructional videos, and beginning-of-class routines.

  • Episode 43: Motivation in a Modern Classroom

    June 27th, 2021  |  48 mins 24 secs

    This week, Kareem is joined by Garner Andrews to discuss motivation in a Modern Classroom, with topics ranging from self-determination theory to more practical approaches to leveraging the MCP model to inspire students to strive for success

  • Episode 42: The Student Experience in a Modern Classroom

    June 20th, 2021  |  40 mins 43 secs

    This week, Kareem is joined by one of his former students, Jayme Mims, to talk about the Modern Classrooms model from the student's perspective, how it facilitates learning and responsibility in school, and how it prepares students for success in college and beyond.

  • [From the Archive] Episode 23: Managing Grading in a Modern Classroom

    June 15th, 2021  |  52 mins 22 secs

    In this week's episode, we discuss systems and strategies Modern Classroom educators employ to make mastery-based grading sustainable in their classrooms.

  • Episode 41: Q&A from the Community #6

    June 6th, 2021  |  46 mins 29 secs

    In our 6th Q&A Episode, Kareem and Zach answer questions about starting out with implementation, addressing pushback from parents, addressing academic dishonesty, and starting PLCs with other teachers implementing the model.

  • Episode 40: Lessons Learned from Year One

    May 30th, 2021  |  51 mins 19 secs

    This week, Kareem chats with MCP implementors and mentors Amanda Arbuckle and Noah Beigelmacher about the lessons they've learned in their first year teaching with the model.

  • Episode 39: Returning to In-Person Learning - Two Teachers' Experiences

    May 23rd, 2021  |  47 mins 43 secs
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    Zach is joined by a DC International School colleague, Alexa Arboleda, to talk about their recent return to in-person learning, some of the challenges it has presented and some of the benefits they've found to being back in the building with students.

  • Episode 38: Innovators in Education pt. 2 - Quim Sabria of Edpuzzle

    May 16th, 2021  |  52 mins 55 secs
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    For the second episode in our Innovators in Education series, Kareem is joined by Quim Sabria, cofounder and CEO of Edpuzzle, to discuss their approaches to educational change and share thoughts about the future of instruction.

  • Episode 37: English Language Arts in a Modern Classroom

    May 9th, 2021  |  49 mins 17 secs

    This week, we're joined by Jackie Durr, Alayne Milton, and Alicia Cordero to talk about how they implement blended learning, self-pacing, and mastery-based assessment in their ELA modern classrooms.

  • Episode 36: Q&A From the Community #5

    May 2nd, 2021  |  41 mins 58 secs

    Kareem and Zach field questions from listeners on handling ungraded assignments, structures for supporting kids outside the classroom, and potential red flags that may indicate the need to refine one’s implementation of the model, among other topics.

  • Episode 35: Coaching Teachers in Modern Classrooms

    April 25th, 2021  |  45 mins 40 secs

    In this episode, we hear from Lisa Doty and Jamie Forshey, two educators who coach and support teachers in their school districts who are implementing the Modern Classroom instructional model.

  • Episode 34: Monitoring Student Progress in a Modern Classroom

    April 18th, 2021  |  48 mins 32 secs

    This week, we're joined by Allura Pfeister to talk about how we monitor self-pacing, diving deep on the strategies and types of progress trackers we've used in our elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.

  • Episode 33: Innovators in Education: Transcend Education

    April 11th, 2021  |  48 mins 10 secs

    In this week's episode, the first in our Innovators in Education series, we are joined by Dr. Jennifer Charlot, Partner at Transcend Education, to discuss the importance of supporting whole child development and 21st century skills through innovative instructional approaches.

  • Episode 32: Project Based Learning in a Modern Classroom

    April 4th, 2021  |  43 mins 55 secs

    This week, we discuss how the Modern Classrooms model can be combined with the Project Based Learning approach to truly empower students with autonomy, independence, and authentic, relevant learning experiences.