August 30, 2018
Warren Berger is the author of eleven books, including our focus for today - A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (2014) and the soon to be released The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions that will Help You Decide, Create. Connect, and Lead. (Oct. 2018).
I had the pleasure of hearing Warren speak earlier this year. He is insightful, thought-provoking and inspiring. His book is also.
Join us as we talk about being a "Questionologist", questioning the question, and focusing on questions that Google cannot anticipate or easily answer.
So much to learn. So much to think about. So much to start asking & answering questions about.
Thanks for listening and make sure that you go to Warren's website www.amorebeautifulquestion.com to learn more.
Don't forget to look for The Book of Beautiful Questions coming out the fall of 2018.
Contact Warren and Learn More:
Contact page on amorebeautifulquestion.com
@glimmerguy on Twitter
Warren's Pinterest page
Warren's YouTube page
Warren's Facebook page
Information about the next book - The Book of Beautiful Questions
Length - 46:10
August 23, 2018
Sargy Letuchy is the author of The Visual Edge: Graphic Organizers for Standards-Based Learning and is an ESL teacher in suburban Chicago. Today we are focused on his recent article in EdSurge - "Voice and Choice Is Important but Sometimes It's Not Enough" (June 2018).
The article begins with Sargy recounting his attempts to get a student engaged in class and lessons. He focuses on the lessons learned. One of his opening statements is this, "I realized while giving students opportunities to pursue their interests can improve engagement, it's not always enough."
Sargy will make you think and question what you do.
It was great to have him back on Teaching Learning Leading K12. You can hear our original talk on episode 162 where we talk about his book the Visual Edge.
Additionally, on today's show, Sargy shares his thoughts about scaffolding and what it means to a teacher to use the strategy as well as his ideas about helping kids develop a better understanding of the content.
If you would like a copy of Sargy's Visual Edge, send him an email and he will provide you a discounted price.
Thanks for listening.
Contact Sargy and Learn More
Voice and Choice is Important, but Sometimes It's Not Enough - EdSurge
Connect with Sargy through LinkedIn
The Visual Edge - Amazon
The Visual Edge - Barnes and Noble
Episode 162 - The Visual Edge with Sargy Letuchy
Length - 46:50
August 17, 2018
Allison Kerley Townsend is the 2019 Georgia Teacher of the Year. She is a 3rd Grade teacher at Barnwell Elementary School in Fulton County, Georgia (US).
Allison believes that all children start out as curious and excited learners. She sees her goal as an educator is to nurture their passion for learning. As a classroom teacher, Allison strives to give each child a voice in their learning and tries to inspire them to grow beyond engagement to ownership.
Mrs. Townsend not only seeks to make a difference in her classroom and school but also globally. She connects with others through conferences and Twitter. She uses Twitter to open her classroom to the world.
Allison has taught pre-k, third, fourth, and fifth-grade students.
She is a 2012 graduate of Clemson University's elementary education program.
From the beginning, you will hear her passion and it is catchy!
Thanks for listening!
Connect with Allison:
Length - 43:47