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.
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.
May 23rd, 2021 | 47 mins 43 secs
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.
May 16th, 2021 | 52 mins 55 secs
innovators in education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.