Dr. John Almarode joins us again for a discussion about PLCs. As part of the Visible Learning team they have worked to reimagine PLCs and employ Visible Learning ideas to make sure that the teacher is put back at the center of the workings of a PLC. We discuss equity, pre assessment, as well as ways that teacher teams can ensure their work is effective within their PLCs.Read More
This episode, we discuss elementary education, and how equity figures into it. Guests Brandon Readus and Whitney Hinnant teach at Woodbrook Elementary in Albemarle County Schools. Brandon is a Gifted Resource Teacher, and Whitney is a Multiage Kindergarten/First grade educator, both are certified culturally responsive educators, and equity consultants. They also co-host the podcast, Black Teacher Code, which can be found on Soundcloud.
This episode is one that allows us to learn more about the thought behind Differentiation—where it’s going, where it’s been, and also provides the opportunity to hear some of the ideas around education from Carol Ann Tomlinson, who really has transformed modern education practice. It was a pleasure and privilege to have a conversation with her. In this episode, we are also joined by Mindy Moran, who was a student of Carol’s and is a lead coach with Albemarle County Schools.Read More
This year, Albemarle County Schools has taken on a mission to improve achievement and opportunity gaps in diverse groups of students. To discuss the equity work that has been ongoing in ACPS, I sat down with Dr. Bernard Hairston, and learned more about the work.Read More
In this episode, I had a chance to talk with Chris Shedd about his work at Burley Middle School in Charlottesville, Va. We covered a lot of ground. Teaching American History in Charlottesville, using 3D printing, and students constructing a Google Expedition of the former slave quarters at Jefferson’s Monticello. It was a good conversation.Read More