Podcast On Your Plan episode 4 with Brook Meiller

O2015-02-13 14.29.29ur state is lucky to have education leaders like Brook Meiller! Full disclosure: Brook is a personal mentor of mine, but I can’t keep her all to myself. It just wouldn’t be right! She has so much to share and will inspire any listener, whether you’re a teacher, parent, or administrator.

Don’t forget to follow and learn from Brook via Twitter and leave some feedback in the comment box at the bottom of the page or via SoundCloud. Share three takeaways that either affirmed, challenged, or changed your view on teaching. Also, tell a friend and subscribe (via iTunes or Stitcher) to engage with more education mentors and leaders!

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  • 2:39 – Professional Self-Reflection
  • 7:20 – Desire to “Fix” Students
  • 10:50 – How to Implement New
  • 12:50 – The Essential Reflection Questions
  • 15:40 – Common Assessments
  • 17:20 – Giving Students Feedback
  • 20:00 – Continuous Learning: How To
  • 24:40 – Technology and Literacy
  • 32:00 – Why we teach structured writing
  • 33:00 – How to Create Relationships with Students
  • 41:00 – How to Teach Reading and Writing
  • 44:30 – Phonics and Whole Language Reading
  • 47:30 – How to Teach Reading
  • 48:30 – Advocacy Problems and Solutions

ELAOK Podcast On Your Plan episode 3 with Levi Patrick

Photo Credit: @TiffanyNeill

Meet Levi Patrick (Left). He is the Director of Secondary Math at the Oklahoma State Department of Education and avid bird watcher. Find out more about Levi at OKMathTeachers.com.

On this episode Levi and I discuss our excitement for #EngageOK and talk about the development of new standards for ELA and Math.

Get excited with us and listen below via SoundCloud or subscribe via Stitcher and iTunes!

Have questions? Leave them in the comment box at the bottom of the page or message us on Twitter!

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Podcast On Your Plan episodes 1 & 2 with Juli Gatlin


Writing and Teaching

IMG_20150612_094505855_HDRWelcome to my PD podcast experiment! This episode focuses on Oklahoma teacher and leader, Juli Gatlin! We met at Starbucks to discuss writing instruction and, of course, explored so much more! If you’re looking for a different PD experience, listen to the episode prior to meeting with your PLC (make sure they listen to it too) and bring three significant takeaways to explore together. Juli presents a wealth of practical ideas for classroom management and methods for providing effective feedback to students.

Follow Juli on Twitter at @JuliGatlin and share any ideas for future interviews by posting in the comment box at the bottom of the page or message me directly on Twitter at @MrJoshFlores.

Listen using the SoundCloud player below or CLICK HERE to learn how to subscribe to the podcast and future episodes through iTunes or Stitcher.