Matt and Courtney go back to the beginning and talk what/how/WHY standards? Why are the three parts of a standard crucial to writing good ones? And how do we show that to teachers?
Matt and Courtney talk about how we occasionally disconnect what we do upfront with culture building with learners and the follow-through, especially trying to break down the barriers of teachers being always "the boss". Courtney offers up some easy and quick techniques on how to help break down this dynamic.
Matt and Courtney come up with Gary Chapin's next band name while discussing better ways to think about large-scale assessment systems.
Matt and Courtney talk about personalized learning, but only using the most used ten hundred words. We think it might explain a lot about what it is and what it isn't.
The inspiration came from the great xkcd, specifically this image: https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/up_goer_five.png
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Matt and Courtney talk about the mind-shift from work completion to learning. It's harder than you think, but there are some ways to help think this through to make it useful for you.
Matt and Courtney ask what we need to know about what learners know. In that, we talk about how assessment and learning are a giant Mobius strip.
Update. Courtney went and searched, and searched. At first it could not be found. Then an internet miracle! She found it again! You can read the blog from 2012 (wow) here.
Matt and Courtney talk about engagement, and how it is really about two things: motivation and participation. Matt pushes back a bit on this, but we get to talking about voice and choice, and how to start using it with your learners TODAY! Oh, and super buffets. You'll hear.
Matt and Courtney are back with another episode, this time about how to effectively incorporate the arts into our teaching and learning. Watch out for insurrections while you're at it!
Matt and Courtney are still processing the insurrection at the Capital last week, but they discuss how to frame those hard conversations we have to have with kids, and what it looks like at a school/district level. Let us know what you think on our parking lot at plearnmc.com or tweet at us @plearnmc.