Thinking outside the box – Episode 26

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From Nearpod to Flipgrid and even Webcam Peek-a-boo, listen to this episode to learn how they are engaging their students.

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Celebrating culture – Episode 25

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Check out this episode to learn more about the Latinos in Action program and how it builds leaders within their school communities.

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Coaching for success or coaches mix it up – Episode 24

Edgewater football team poses with Mayor Buddy Dyer at City Hall

The foundation to coaching and teaching requires relationship building. Listen to this episode to hear what these two head coaches say helps be them be successful.

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Hollyhock: One heck of an experience – Episode 23

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Our guests are participants in the Hollyhock Fellowship and share what they’ve learned about improving equity and increasing student voice in their classrooms.

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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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