The classrooms where it happens – Episode 18

Group of students cheering

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

safe space for all

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

Coach yells to players

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

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Episode 15 – Living the dream

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 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | 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 […]

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Engineering classroom learning – Episode 13

Picture of train

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

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Veteran teachers share longevity secret – Episode 12

Chartine and Tammi with Hungerford sign

As the district commemorates its 150 anniversary, Chartine and Tammi celebrate their combined 70 years of experience within OCPS.

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How being inclusive builds a positive school culture – Episode 11

MILO robot

No matter a student’s disability, these three teachers work to ensure all students feel a sense of belonging.

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Teaching the code to problem solving – Episode 10

Priscilla Reyes accepts award

Kyle Dencker and Priscilla Reyes discuss the importance of mastering problem solving and how computer science helps students learn this valuable life skill.

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OCPS’ 2020 Teacher of the Year shares her intense focus on students with special needs – Episode 9

Acceptance speech

Learn why Melissa Pappas, the current Orange County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, chose to teach students who cannot advocate for themselves.

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