Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Rick Wormeli: Assessment, Retakes & Redo’s, Summarization, Metaphors & Analogies, and Grading Practices - 320

Rick Wormeli: Assessment, Retakes & Redo’s, Summarization, Metaphors & Analogies, and Grading Practices - 320

October 22, 2020

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Rick Wormeli talks with me about assessment, the importance of using retakes & redo's, the power of summarization, why you should use metaphors & analogies, and grading practices that work. This is episode 320 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which include 39 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, as well as coaching teachers and principals. 

Rick's work has been reported in numerous media, including ABC's Good Morning America, Hardball with Chris Matthews, National Geographic and Good Housekeeping magazines, What Matters Most: Teaching for the 21st Century, and the Washington Post. 

He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine and a frequent contributor to ASCD's Education Leadership magazine. 

He is the author of the award-winning book Meet Me in the Middle as well as the best-selling books Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom (Second Edition), Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, and Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject, all five from Stenhouse Publishers, as well as Summarization in any Subject: 60 Innovative and Tech-Infused Strategies for Deeper Student Learning and  The Collected Writings (So Far) of Rick Wormeli: Crazy Good Stuff I Learned about Teaching Along the Way, both published by ASCD.

With his substantive presentations, sense of humor and unconventional approaches, he has been asked to present to teachers and administrators in all 50 states, Canada, China, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Middle East, and at the White House. 

He is a seasoned veteran of many international webcasts, and he is Disney's American Teacher Awards 1996 Outstanding English Teacher of the Nation. 

He won the 2008 James P. Garvin award from the New England League of Middle Schools for Teaching Excellence, Service and Leadership, and he has been a consultant for National Public Radio, USA Today, Court TV and the Smithsonian Institution's Natural Partners Program and their search for the giant squid. 

Rick lives in Herndon, Virginia, with his wife, Kelly, and both are proud of recently launching the last of their children into adulthood. 

With the kids' college years now behind them, Rick and Kelly are now eagerly spending their childrens' inheritance while Rick works on his first young adult fiction novel and a new book on changing the culture of a school for ethical grading practices.

Lots to learn today!

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Connect and Learn More:

https://www.rickwormeli.com/

Fair isn’t Always Equal, 2nd Ed

Fair Isn’t Always Equal, 2nd Ed (Amazon)

Summarization in Any Subject: 60 Innovative, Tech-Infused Strategies for Deeper Student Learning, 2nd Edition

Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12

Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching Any Subject

rick@rickwormeli.onmicrosoft.com

@rickwormeli2 - Twitter

Length - 01:15:21

Maka Kartheiser - A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant - 319

Maka Kartheiser - A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant - 319

October 19, 2020

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Maka Kartheiser talks about her book - A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant. This is episode 319 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

A child of the dark years of the Soviet Union, Maka Kartheiser came to America in the 1990s. By 2004, she made the USA her permanent home and relocated her three boys to Chicago. For many years she felt torn between two continents seemingly worlds apart. 

How did she find her sense of place and purpose? What did she come to love about America? How does she find comfort in memories of the unique culture of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia?

Maka invites us into her life, to love, cry, fear, and hope alongside her in a new, poignant and touching book, 

A Soul Divided: Memoir of a Modern Emigrant. 

It’s her fourth book, and it reveals life in the Soviet Union and America through the eyes of a courageous and inspiring woman.

Lots to learn today!

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https://www.makakartheiser.com/

https://www.facebook.com/asouldividedbook/

https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Divided-Memoir-Modern-Emigrant/dp/1548483281/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Length - 38:33

 

Cynthia Long: Learning to Sign, Free Resources, and Learning Opportunities - 318

Cynthia Long: Learning to Sign, Free Resources, and Learning Opportunities - 318

October 15, 2020

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Cynthia Long: Learning to Sign, Free Resources, and Learning Opportunities. This is episode 318 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

By the way...check out this great give away....

Free gift to everyone. Pick out your own ASL Lesson Plan Book with coupon code: ASLBOOK

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Cynthia Long is a Nationally Certified Interpreter and founder of Sign Baby Sign.

Cynthia has extensive experience homeschooling and interpreting in the classroom settings at primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels and is dedicated to providing ASL teaching resources to schools and families across the US. 

After years of working in the education system, Cynthia questioned where the resources for teaching sign language were.  She could find the ABCs and numbers 1-10, but teachers needed more than that for their students to be successful.

Cynthia decided to make it happen. ASL Teaching Resources was created as the answer.

All of the ASL resources available on Cynthia’s website were developed from years of experience in educational systems as a Nationally Certified Interpreter.

ASL Teaching Resources has hundreds of sign resources to use to teach hearing, deaf, and special needs children.

Check out this great give away...

Free gift to everyone. Pick out your own ASL Lesson Plan Book with coupon code: ASLBOOK

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Thanks for listening.

Lots to learn today!

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Length - 33:31

Russell Heath discusses his latest thriller - Rinn’s Crossing - 317

Russell Heath discusses his latest thriller - Rinn’s Crossing - 317

October 12, 2020

 

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Russell Heath discusses his latest thriller - Rinn's Crossing. This is episode 317 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

In his teens, Russell Heath hitchhiked to Alaska and lived in a cabin on the banks of the Tanana River; in his twenties, he lived in Italy and then traveled overland across the Sahara, through the jungles and over the savannas of Africa and into southern Asia.

In his thirties, he sailed alone around the world in a 25 foot wooden boat; in his forties, he wrote novels; and in his fifties he bicycled the spine of the Rockies from Alaska to Mexico.

He’s worked on the Alaska Pipeline, as an environmental lobbyist in the Alaska Legislature, and run a storied environmental organization fighting to protect Alaska’s coastal rainforests.

In 2010, wanting more frenzy in his life, he moved to New York City where he dug deep into leadership development and coaching. He now lives in a cabin on the coast of Maine coaching business and non-profit leaders intent on making big things happen in the world.

He is the author of the books - Broken Angels and Rinn’s Crossing

Today we are focused on Rinn’s Crossing

 

About Rinn’s Crossing:

On a remote Alaskan island, Rinn Vaness commits a minor felony. His former lover is arrested for the crime—and a murder someone tried to pin on him.

Out on bail, Kit Olinsky fights a scorched-earth battle in the state legislature to save the Alaska she loves. She can only win if she betrays her friend Dan Wakefield, a Native fighting desperately for what was promised to his people a generation ago. In the back rooms of the legislature, Senator Billy Macon manipulates Alaska’s grimy politics with vindictive mastery in the drive to the governor’s mansion.

Like a lone wolf, Rinn slips out of the forest to protect Kit, never suspecting that he has more at stake than a lonely prison cell.

Awesome talk today!

Lots to learn.

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Connect with Russell:

https://russellheathauthor.com/

https://russellheath.net/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/russellheathcoaching/

@rslheath - Twitter

https://www.facebook.com/RussellHeathAuthor/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP77fBTaqx2yGIEu0IudPCw/featured

www.koehlerbooks.com

 

Length - 1:06:48

Jeremy Glauser - CEO & Founder of eLuma - Discusses Online Therapy (Teletherapy) - 316

Jeremy Glauser - CEO & Founder of eLuma - Discusses Online Therapy (Teletherapy) - 316

October 8, 2020

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Jeremy Glauser, the founder and CEO of eLuma, talks about and explains online therapy or teletherapy. This is episode 316 of Teaching Learning Leading K12. 

Jeremy Glauser is the founder and CEO of eLuma. With a background in education, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for helping people in need, he founded eLuma to help solve the growing shortage problems in special education. 

In doing so, the company has become the nation's leading teletherapy solution provider for K12 schools and districts.  

To date, the company has provided nearly one million hours of therapy (speech, school psych, OT, PT, and mental health/counseling services) to over 16,000 students throughout the United States.  He is experienced with high-impact accessible education using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in fully online environments

 

From eLuma’s website:

We believe blending online and onsite therapy can tremendously increase the quality of therapy in your special education program – even to the tune of increasing productivity by 10-15%, connecting your students with specialized and credentialed therapists, and staffing with great precision.  The districts we work with have realized thousands of dollars in savings, and we believe most districts have this same potential.  We don’t partner with districts who we don’t know for a fact will benefit from online therapy services and our blended solutions.  

 

eLuma was founded as VST (Virtual Solutions for Therapy) by a group of therapists and software engineers in September 2011.

 

Vision

eLuma is driven to help millions of people around the world change their lives for the better by facilitating easy access to affordable, high-quality and specialized online therapy services.

Mission

eLuma endeavors to fundamentally transform how therapy services are delivered by providing innovative technologies and high-quality therapy services at the greatest possible value.

 

Lots to learn today.

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Connect with Jeremy and Learn More:

jglauser@elumatherapy.com

https://www.elumatherapy.com/

https://www.pinterest.com/elumaonlinetherapy/

https://www.instagram.com/elumatherapy/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHurmK6cjNlpwp_hr48VDwQ

https://www.facebook.com/elumatherapy/

https://twitter.com/eLumaTherapy

https://www.linkedin.com/company/elumatherapy/

 

Length - 40:35

 

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