Teaching with purpose – Episode 22

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Paschall encourages educators to teach with a sense of purpose rather than with a sense of urgency. Listen to this episode to hear what makes him an outstanding educator.

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Be open, be calm, be flexible and ask for help – Episode 21

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Flexibility and being a life-long learner helped Catherine Mohr pivot to distance learning when the novel COVID-19 forced school closures.

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Super Bowl and Final Four science showdown – Episode 20

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“Try anything and everything to make lessons fun and engaging” is Justin MacDonald’s and Desiree Seigle’s motto. Listen to this episode to learn more about the competitions, PBL and relationships with colleagues.

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Engaging the community – Episode 19

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Rooted in a love for their school, Jimmy and Amanda Jones wanted to help build a positive school culture. The two developed a social media campaign and, with administration’s consent, went to work on executing it. (Recorded Oct. 30, 2019)

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The classrooms where it happens – Episode 18

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These two teachers emphasize the value of Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Creating live history lessons, students learn the content. Listen to Will Ogle and Chris Barnett discuss their creation. (Recorded Oct. 23, 2019)

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All students are valued – Episode 17

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This episode celebrates OCPS’ historic decision to proclaim October a month-long annual observance of the history and related civil rights movement of gay rights.

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Show me the money – teaching financial literacy – Episode 16

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Loading students’ financial toolbox, Bill Daniel’s lessons have lifelong value.

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Living the dream – Episode 15

Lainie and Katherine

From raining in the classroom to making a lung model, Lainie and Katherine Owen use hands-on learning and create cross-curricular lessons to make learning memorable.

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All in the Family – Episode 14

Beth and Robin take a selfie at National Debate Championship

http://piomedia.ocps.net/Appetite_for_Instruction_Ep_014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreHaving a family member that works with you, or teaches the same subject, can be quite helpful. Today’s guests feature a mother and daughter who teach the same subject at different levels and schools and a husband and wife who teach the same […]

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Engineering classroom learning – Episode 13

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Listen to the podcast to hear Karen Bilak and Denise Bustamante discuss their school’s unique qualities.

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