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 31: Q&A From the Community #4

    March 28th, 2021  |  50 mins 19 secs

    This week we field more questions from the community, on topics ranging from what materials can be used in a modern classroom to how to prepare subs for a modern classroom, plus several questions posed by administrators and coaches relating to observing and evaluating modern classrooms.

  • Episode 30: Co-teaching in an Inclusion Classroom

    March 21st, 2021  |  38 mins 34 secs

    In this episode, we hear from a co-teaching team of Modern Classroom 6th grade educators on how they serve students in their inclusion classroom.

  • Episode 29: Q&A From the Community #3

    March 14th, 2021  |  46 mins 41 secs

    In our third Q&A episode, we answer questions from the community on topics ranging from revision, mastery-based grading and summative assessments, and pacing tracker implementation.

  • Episode 28: College and Career Prep with MCP

    March 7th, 2021  |  44 mins 23 secs

    This week, we discuss the role of a blended, self-paced, mastery based classroom model in preparing students for college and careers, and dive into some of the ways the model allows them to learn while authentically practicing the routines of college classes and the workplace.

  • Episode 27: Dispatches from our Black Male Educator PD Cohort

    February 28th, 2021  |  42 mins 18 secs

    This week, we chat with two educators from our Black Male Educator PD cohort about their experiences with the program, implementing mid-year, and the importance of Black male educators in schools

  • Episode 26: Middle School Modern Classrooms

    February 21st, 2021  |  43 mins 56 secs

    This week, we talk about some of the unique concerns that middle school teachers must consider, and how the Modern Classrooms model allows us to provide a space to develop socially and academically, and to support students as they enter a transitional phase in their school experience.

  • Episode 25: Elementary Modern Classrooms

    February 14th, 2021  |  42 mins 29 secs

    In this episode, we hear from Modern Classroom expert mentors and elementary teachers on how they adapted blended, self-paced, and mastery-based learning to serve K-5 students.

  • Episode 24: Q&A from the Community Part #2

    February 7th, 2021  |  42 mins 3 secs
    education

    This week, your hosts answer more questions from the community, with topics ranging from implementing mastery checks to adapting the model for different groups and grade levels. Remember, you can always submit questions at modern classrooms.org/askmcp or tweet with the #askMCP!

  • Episode 23: Manageable Grading in a Modern Classroom

    January 31st, 2021  |  52 mins 32 secs
    education, grading, mastery

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

  • Episode 22: Finding the Right Time to Innovate

    January 24th, 2021  |  48 mins 58 secs
    education

    On this week’s episode, we discuss the best time to learn and implement the Modern Classroom instructional model and share our exciting plans for our 2021 Virtual Summer Institute.

  • Episode 21: Building Effective Learning Communities

    January 17th, 2021  |  38 mins 51 secs

    On this episode we discuss how to build a learning community at the school level to empower teachers to implement the model across multiple classrooms, content areas and grade levels.

  • Episode 20: Sustainability for Teachers

    January 10th, 2021  |  47 mins 6 secs
    education, teacher burnout

    This week, we discuss teacher sustainability and strategies for combating teacher burnout.

  • Episode 19: A Path Forward in 2021

    January 3rd, 2021  |  46 mins 1 sec
    education

    This week, we discuss some of the ways the Modern Classrooms Project will support educators as they face the challenges and uncertainty of the coming school year.

  • Episode 18: Building Effective Instructional Videos

    December 27th, 2020  |  56 mins 28 secs
    blended learning, education

    On this week's episode, we discuss the benefits of using instructional videos in a self-paced class, best practices for building instructional videos, and strategies educators can use to build engagement with their video lessons

  • Episode 17: Trauma-Informed Teaching in a Modern Classroom

    December 20th, 2020  |  54 mins 8 secs
    education, trauma-informed teaching

    What can Modern Classroom educators do to help students who have experienced trauma? Tune in to this week's podcast episode to learn concrete strategies you can use to make students feel safe, strengthen memory, and build self-regulation skills.

  • Episode 16: Supporting Emergent Bilingual Students in a Modern Classroom

    December 13th, 2020  |  43 mins 50 secs
    education

    On this week's episode, we discuss strategies for supporting our Emergent Bilingual students, as well as how we can leverage the blended, self-paced, and mastery-based structure of the model to enhance literacy for all learners.