Matt and Courtney discuss how states/districts are planning to reopen for learning in the fall, and look at it from a personalized learning angle. How can we continue to make school engaging AND equitable in a blended environment of in-person and remote learning? And do it for ALL kids, not just what we did in the spring?
Covid-19 is making us think differently about how we do school, whether we like it or not. Let's make it work for all kids this time.
Matt and Courtney return with a review of an article in Education Week. They discuss the 6 ways to bring students and staff back, but what about the learning? Discuss with us everywhere at PLearnMC!
Matt and Courtney are back! Matt has moved to Southern California, but the pod goes on! This week, we discuss a common topic for us: inequity. This time, however, we talk in the context of George Floyd. What are our responsibilities as educators?
Matt and Courtney talk about the near-future in a pandemic world of education. We get some tips from Allison Zmuda, along with some of our own ideas.
Matt and Courtney are back talking about grading, now in a pandemic situation. How is it done during a remote/distance learning time, and how do we make it fair for our learners? If we have been preaching providing evidence anytime anywhere anyhow, then how do we make it fair for all? And Courtney's soul-rocking question: is anywhere anytime learning problematic from the angle of equity? WHOA.
And we got Zoombombed. It was nice. We cut it, but you hear the aftermath. Plus, a listener question!
Matt and Courtney return! Although we are homebound these days, as is everyone else, there are still lots of things to think about around personalized learning. We talk about a lot of big picture things, how this is a perfect time to think about those things, and lots more. We'll be back weekly to talk through issues that come up - give us your feedback and what you'd like us to discuss!
Matt and Courtney return with an in-person pod! We recorded this one just before the coronavirus closed school around the world, but the intentions still work for learners. Awhile back, we talked about the role of argument being the key for all critical thinking - now Matt brings in the role of statistics into critical thinking (and Courtney wins, as statistics seems to be a subset of argument). Anyways, take a listen from the Before Times. Let us know what you think at plearnmc.com!
Matt and Courtney continue to catch up with teachers we have talked to - Matt Lunt is back! He is an OG from season one, and he's back to talk about teaching during these strange times.
Matt and Courtney shift gears a bit, and start catching up with teachers we've talked with in the past, and figure out what they are doing in these remote learning times. We start this mini-series with Shannon Heath, an elementary teacher from Maine. What is happening in her multi-age classroom that she shares with other teachers, and how does it all work in these remote learning times?
Matt and Courtney discuss how much learning in these times is appropriate. We talk through what it looks like 3 weeks in - what does managing distance learning look like, because it sure isn't about DOING distance learning.