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 136: Formative

    April 23rd, 2023  |  35 mins 1 sec

    Guest host Monte Woodard is joined by Carlo Schmidt, Director of Product at Formative, to talk about the platform, its features, and some interesting use cases.

  • Episode 135: Stories from a Baltimore City Educator

    April 16th, 2023  |  50 mins 59 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Wyatt Oroke to discuss his teaching career in Baltimore City.

  • Episode 134: Building and Supporting Communities

    April 9th, 2023  |  55 mins 29 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Ashley Kearney to talk about connecting with, building, and supporting school communities.

  • Episode 133: Providing Effective Feedback

    April 2nd, 2023  |  52 mins 23 secs

    Zach is joined by Jerod Brown and Dan Ronchak to discuss strategies for providing effective feedback as well as ways that a Modern Classroom can be conducive to providing targeted feedback.

  • Episode 132: Universal Design for Learning and MCP

    March 26th, 2023  |  52 mins 12 secs

    Zach is joined by Devin Schrock to discuss Universal Design for Learning and the many ways it is evident in the MCP model.

  • Episode 131: Implementing MCP at an Independent School

    March 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Zach is joined by Carmen Welton to discuss her experience teaching at an independent boarding school and the advantages and disadvantages of implementing the MCP model in that context.

  • Episode 130: Teacher Collaboration - How to Lead a PLC about MCP at Your School

    March 12th, 2023  |  32 mins 8 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Whitnei Moore and Andrea Kowalski to talk about the MCP PLC they've developed at their school.

  • Episode 129: Teacher Collaboration

    March 5th, 2023  |  56 mins 9 secs

    Zach is joined by Brook Lee and Rick Smith, two members of a 6th grade math teaching team, to talk about working with other teachers (who may or may not implement the MCP model) to collaboratively develop curriculum and instruction.

  • Episode 128: Culturally Sensitive and Sustaining Teaching

    February 26th, 2023  |  44 mins 17 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Liz Kleinrock to speak about her work in the area of Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist teaching.

  • Episode 127: Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities

    February 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min

    Toni Rose is joined by Tiffany Dreher to discuss how educators can support learners who are deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Episode 126: English Learners Success Forum

    February 12th, 2023  |  49 mins 30 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Rebecca Castellanos of the English Learners Success Forum to talk about strategies and approaches to working with multilingual learners and learners who speak different languages in the classroom.

  • Episode 125: Neurodivergence

    February 5th, 2023  |  50 mins 59 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Melody Maitland to discuss ways in which she approaches education through the lens of universal design for all learners and acknowledging every student's abilities in their educational journey.

  • Episode 124: Grading for Equity

    January 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min

    Toni Rose is joined by Megan Leich to discuss her philosophy on and approaches to grades, grading, and assessment.

  • Episode 123: Goal Setting

    January 22nd, 2023  |  52 mins 7 secs

    Zach is joined by Stephanie Howell to talk about different ways teachers can scaffold student goal setting and ways we can support our students in keeping themselves accountable to their goals.

  • Episode 122: Going School-Wide with MCP

    January 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 38 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Crystal Deaver, principal of the Game Development Design School at Burleson ISD, to talk about how she pioneered and continues to lead a fully-MCP school.

  • Episode 121: Student Feedback on the MCP Model

    January 8th, 2023  |  49 mins 5 secs

    Toni Rose is joined by Ronda Cosby, principal of Grace M. James Academy of Excellence, as well as five of her 7th grade students, to give their perspective on being middle schoolers in Modern Classrooms.