Podcast On Your Plan ep42 with Gage Jeter

Gage JeterFINALLY! Gage Jeter + Coffee + Podcast = one of the top 5 episodes! Gage has a growing fan club, and that keeps him busy. I’m so glad we had time to have coffee and chat between PD sessions. We cover teaching middles schoolers, college students, and organizing professional development that’s meaningful. Gage also shares some of his personal care strategies (e.g., morning journaling) and discusses what needs to be disrupted in education.

Links and pics below. Follow Gage on Twitter at twitter mini@therealgjeter! #Connections

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes, highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!

 

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Podcast On Your Plan ep30 with Adam Zodrow

IMG_20160205_084222433 (1)Adam Zodrow has been actively involved in every position possible in education. I like to think of him as an educational philosopher, but he’s not just full of theories. He can unravel big ideas into practical, manageable working parts in a way few people can. I can’t wait for you to hear some of his latest big ideas and how you can get involved. Follow Adam on Twitter at Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 11.53.48 AM@AdamZokc for more thought provoking conversations. Oh yeah, he’s also preparing for his next big education challenge: running for school board.

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!

ELAOK Read Club #2

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TEACH LIKE A PIRATE
by Dave Burgess51c7vKRzfFL

The second book for our Read Club was chosen by teachers. If you would like to view the first book for the Read Club, CLICK HERE. Sign-up (optional) by clicking the banner above or just start reading and then post what you perceive as the three most important practical applications to teaching in the discussion box at the bottom of the page.

Formats

In three weeks (6.23.14) or less, I hope to see your three most essential takeaways and questions in the discussion box below. You can also reply to other participant’s posts, ask questions, and link or suggest complimentary reads or articles! I look forward to learning with you!

If you prefer to read with a coffee shop ambiance, visit Coffitivity.com or let’s meet for a cup!

How I Teach – Jason Stephenson

About How I Teach

There is a lot to learn from each other. How I Teach is a segment of ELAOKTeachers.com determined to highlight the best practices of innovative Oklahoma educators.

General 
School: Deer Creek High School
Subjects or Responsibilities: Pre-AP English 2, Creative Writing 1,  2, and Student Council
Professional Organizations: Executive Board Member, Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English | Certified Teacher Consultant, Oklahoma Writing Project
One word that best describes how you teach: Student-centered
Class rules: [1] Work hard. [2] Be nice.
Twitter: @teacherman82
Blog: dcjason.wordpress.com

Short Answer
Below are excerpts and linked shortcuts. Click on the question to watch Mr. Stephenson’s response to each question or watch the full interview here.

  1. How is your classroom organized?
  2. How do you relate to your students? I try to share the learning process with them. When I assign an essay, I write the essay first. I think that really helps with establishing trust and establishing respect… 
  3. What apps/tools/resources can’t you teach without? Classroom Organizer…
  4. What’s your best time-saving trick? When grading papers, don’t mark all the grammatical techniques. Instead, use the “dot” technique…
  5. What are you currently reading?
  6. Are you more of an introvert of an extrovert? Introvert…
  7. What’s your best classroom management story or technique?
  8. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? You got to be friends with your students…

Fill in the blanks

  1. I’d love to meet Penny Kittle for coffee and talk about writing. 
  2. My definition of creativity is “hard work”. Creativity is in danger right now…
  3. I’d love to see Donalyn Miller answer these same questions.

Mr Stephenson's Room

PDOYP Let’s Talk Writing! session 1


Today’s session focuses on reading comprehension and emphasizes summarization skills. Links to presentation materials ( a Prezi and downloadable handout) are available below. Your feedback is always appreciated as we improve this project. Please post comments in the box at the bottom of the page.

TAKEAWAYS

  1. Writing, Step 1
  2. Prerequisite Knowledge
  3. Resources

MATERIALS

[Session 1 Prezi available here]

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512 kBManual for Session 1

QUICK WRITE

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