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 10: Collaboration Pt. 1 - Planning for Collaboration in a Modern Classroom

    November 1st, 2020  |  46 mins 54 secs
    collaboration, education

    In episode 10, we begin a two-episode series on collaboration; this week's episode focuses on pre-planned full group activities like labs and seminars, and we discuss ways teachers can manage these collaborative activities in a self-paced, mastery based class.

  • Episode 9: Planning and Teaching in a Modern Classroom

    October 25th, 2020  |  51 mins 2 secs

    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 8: Elementary, Middle, and High School Modern Classrooms

    October 18th, 2020  |  38 mins 25 secs

    In Episode #8 of the Modern Classrooms Podcast, we hear from elementary, middle, and high school educators about what self-pacing and mastery-based learning looks like across grade levels.

  • Episode 7: Exploring The Shifting Role of the Teacher

    October 11th, 2020  |  46 mins 35 secs

    Your three co-hosts, Kareem, Kate, and Zach, discuss the shifting role of the educator in a Modern Classroom and how it can help you cultivate a truly student-centered classroom.

  • Episode 6: Building Self Regulated Learners

    October 4th, 2020  |  49 mins 37 secs

    Self-regulated students are strong learners that are more equipped to navigate the challenges of life outside K-12 education. Kareem and Zach are joined by Moira Mazzi to talk about how they use the Modern Classrooms model to develop self-regulated learners both in-person and remotely.

  • Episode 5: Supporting Disengaged Students

    September 27th, 2020  |  51 mins 46 secs

    Kareem is joined by Dacia Guffey and Shane Donavan to discuss some of the reasons students disengage and ways to address disengagement in the classroom and in remote learning.

  • Episode 4: Building Authentic Relationships with Students

    September 13th, 2020  |  52 mins 13 secs

    Zach is joined by special guests Michael Carr and Toni Rose Deanon to talk about social emotional learning and how the Modern Classrooms Model helps us cultivate authentic relationships with students, in person and virtually.

  • Episode 3: Pivoting to Effective Distance Learning

    August 30th, 2020  |  45 mins 18 secs

    Kareem and Kate Gaskill, Head of Teaching and Learning at the Modern Classrooms Project, discuss pivoting to effective distance learning, strategies for synchronous and asynchronous class, and the potential for long-term change in education as a result of COVID-19.

  • Episode 2: Rolling Out the Model

    August 23rd, 2020  |  52 mins 38 secs

    Kareem and Zach are joined by Monte Woodard, a middle school Science Teacher and Modern Classrooms implementer, to discuss rolling out the model and introducing students and families to the Modern Classrooms approach

  • Episode 1: Introducing the Modern Classrooms Model

    August 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Kareem and Zach discuss what led them to start a podcast about Modern Classrooms and their experiences with the model.