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The Be Education Podcast is your one-stop-shop for all things related to K-12 classroom teaching. Practical tips to learn how to implement blended learning techniques, driving classroom culture, differentiation, how to approach rigor and mastery, and much more. Whether you are a new teacher or a veteran educator, the Be Education Podcast will have actionable tips to help you drive student learning.

Latest Episodes

BEP048 – Choosing College with Author Michael Horn

Author and educator Michael Horn provides insights for parents, students and educators about the research in his book, Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life. Guest Bio: Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. Michael serves as the head of strategy for the Entangled Group, an education venture studio, and as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, a strategy consultancy for the education ecosystem. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank. He is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is the author of the new book, Choosing College, which strips away the noise around college to help students and parents understand why they are going to school and how to make better choices, as well as aids schools in designing better experiences. (source: amazon.com) Show Notes: 00:55 Michael Horn’s background 02:43 What does success look like for you with the launch of this book? What are you trying to accomplish? 05:30 Concept of students hiring schools for “jobs to be done” 06:38 5 jobs to be done. These are jobs that: * Help me get into my best school * Help me do what’s expected of me * Help me get away * Help me step it up * Help me extend myself 09:38 Is there a job that’s an ideal job? 12:39 Jobs that have the highest outcomes: research / data on those jobs 14:32 2 sub-segments: extrinsically motivated and intrinsically motivated students 17:24“What do you want to be when you grow up?” 26:12 In your research of the book, what was the one thing that surprised you that maybe wasn’t part of your hypothesis? 31:17 Flexibility – that you can move between jobs, that your purpose might shift 34:09 If I’m a teacher listening to this, how do I use this to help serve my students and prepare for the next phase in their lives? 36:23 How this applies to kids in elementary Michael’s new book: Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life Books mentioned: Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks by Julia Freeland Fisher Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance Connect with Michael: Website : http://michaelbhorn.com

40 MIN2019 SEP 10
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BEP048 – Choosing College with Author Michael Horn

BEP047 – The Magic Wand Episode!

If you could wave a magic wand to create a school system of your dreams, what would it look like or what would the change be? Mike: 02:42 1. How might we create an integrated school system that honors all kids and their families? How might we train teachers and administrators to exist in that space and honor that space? 05:13 2. Places where kids can do meaningful work of lasting value where the metrics and the things we think about have a lot more to do with deep learning Nikole Hannah Jones The New York Times This American Life Christina: 06:10 1. For kids at all levels in all schools to have experiences beyond the classroom walls, experiences with the community, for the community Hidden Brain 08:58 2. For flexibility, freedom for teachers, students and administrators Nick: 10:46 1. Infusing the curriculum with a focus on growth mindset 12:39 2. The economics of integration: Where upper class kids are going to learn from kids who don’t have the socio-economic advantages that they have, and the kids from the lower socio-economic status learn from the families who have built themselves up to have some financial success 20:08 Action steps for teachers

22 MIN2019 JUL 16
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BEP047 – The Magic Wand Episode!

BEP046 – How Do I Become a Great Digital Citizen?

Mike Klein of the Highlander Institute joins us today as we talk about digital citizenship and how to become a great digital citizen. 01:57 Definition of digital citizenship 03:08 I was just thinking about what digital citizenship means to me, and I started to think about the words “steward,” “collaboration,” “transparency,” and really helping people become better. I’m wondering where you think where openness ends and privacy begins? 06:15 What would be your top 2 or 3 tips for somebody who has heard this term, doesn’t know how to start applying, what would be the key things to suggest that somebody should be considering in becoming better digital citizens? 06:38 Better understanding of how the internet works Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ Have I Been Pwned? https://haveibeenpwned.com/ 09:08 Once my information has been shared, what do I do? 09:39 The most important thing is to have a different password for every account, and have it be complex. 12:21 How do I talk to my students about this? What’s my first step with students? 13:35 Misinformation and disinformation 14:23 For teachers: Make sure that when you walk into your classroom and you open your computer it’s locked and you need a password to get into it. Password-protect your computer and your phone.

16 MIN2019 JUL 9
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BEP046 – How Do I Become a Great Digital Citizen?

BEP045 – How Do I Use Adaptive Software to My Advantage?

In this episode we talk about adaptive software. How do you use it well? How do you make it work for you? And some ways to make sure that you’re not doing it the wrong way. 01:30 Definition of adaptive software 02:08 Prodigy Math 02:46 Adaptive software being on a spectrum 03:31 What have you seen work best in the classroom? 04:12 Do’s and Don’ts of adaptive software 04:40 The place or problem that it is solving 05:01 Know how to measure success 05:39 Talk about the data with your kids 06:06 Reflex Math 07:30 Did you see the data sharing pieces? Did you see improvement or engagement just from that? 08:37 How do you define measures of success 14:52 Don’t set it and forget it

18 MIN2019 JUL 2
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BEP045 – How Do I Use Adaptive Software to My Advantage?

BEP044 – Student Ownership and Teacher Happiness

Today we talk about student ownership, not just about student engagement and being entrepreneurial, but also teacher happiness and sharing the “effort” in the classroom. 01:10 Story of a teacher in the classroom 03:47 Delegating tasks to lighten teachers’ load 04:31 Is this something that gets taught when a teacher is getting their Masters or early on as a student teacher? Is that part of the teaching methodology or education? 06:03 Is there a way to measure if student ownership is making an impact on student learning?Are there metrics to look out for? 07:15 Examples of student ownership in the classroom09:50 Key things that teachers need to do to get things done in the classroom

12 MIN2019 JUN 28
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BEP044 – Student Ownership and Teacher Happiness

BEP043 – How to Start Your Own Podcast

In this episode, we talk about the logistics of starting a podcast and how podcasting can be applied in the classroom. We heard from teachers and students not only about great podcasts to listen to, but also that people have ideas to start a podcast. So how do you actually get a podcast done? We talk about the gear you need, how to use it, and the ways to do podcasting in the classroom. 01:55 What are the first 3 main steps for teachers to get the podcast going in the classroom? 02:13 Podcast theme 04:15 Microphone 04:36 Skype and Ecamm call recorder 06:30 Backend logistics GarageBand Audacity Libsyn Web hosting Domain 09:05 How can we apply podcasting to the classroom? 11:31 Pat Flynn’s Podcasting Tutorial

15 MIN2019 JUN 25
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BEP043 – How to Start Your Own Podcast

BEP042 – How To Use Podcasts to Drive Student Engagement

In this episode, we talk about podcasting as an alternative route to content in the classroom. How do you leverage the existing great content that’s out in the world now via podcasts, in different themes and discipline areas? How do you do that to potentially provide a different type of learning experience in the classroom? Suggested Podcasts: More Perfect https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/radiolabmoreperfect The Partially Examined Life https://partiallyexaminedlife.com/ Uncivil https://www.gimletmedia.com/uncivil How I Built This https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this Hidden Brain https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain Pod Save America https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/ What Were You Thinking https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/what-were-you-thinking-audible-R5mtlenoU9g/

21 MIN2019 JAN 16
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BEP042 – How To Use Podcasts to Drive Student Engagement

BEP041 – “Only My Smartest Kids Can Handle This”

“Only My Smartest Kids Can Handle This” In talking about why this phrase may come out of someone’s mouth and how is it handled, we also talk about student mastery, honors-based education and classroom culture. 02:09 Concept of high kids, low kids, honors kids, non-honors kids 02:59 Phrase is heard from many teachers at many different levels 03:26 “I can only take risks with the kids that I feel comfortable taking risks around.” 03:59 Should there be cohort-based education at certain levels? 04:50 In taking risks with the high kids, what does it mean for the other kids? 05:29 Honors is a mindset and it’s a choice. 05:55 Having a teacher advocate 06:31 Every class has honors opportunities 06:53 Negative self-talk and self-fulfilling prophecy 07:40 Honors being a cultural thing and also a badge of honor for parents 08:13 From a teacher perspective, what are the considerations when they’re thinking about this? What is the right mindset for teachers? 11:26 What are you doing for c...

15 MIN2019 JAN 9
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BEP041 – “Only My Smartest Kids Can Handle This”

BEP040 – Pathways to Personalization Part 7 – The Pilot

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change. This is the seventh of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the pilot— the time frame, what the content of that pilot should look like, and best practices. 01:58 What pilot teachers need in order to support their efforts and maximize their potential 02:44 We feel like the most important thing they need is coaches, or some coaching through the process 03:41 Example of design teams 05:05 Immense risks that individual pilot teachers are taking and the immense pressure that’s on them 05:40 The design team has to be like squirrels that are gathering nuts in the fall 06:54 Is there somebody acting like a Project Manager to make sure that you’re setting expectations for the pilot, that timelines and benchmarks are being met? Is th...

22 MIN2018 NOV 1
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BEP040 – Pathways to Personalization Part 7 – The Pilot

BEP039 – Pathways to Personalization Part 6 – The Design Team & Stakeholder Voice

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change. This is the sixth of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the importance and value of developing the right design team, and also the importance of stakeholder voice in framing and shaping what the design team is putting together. 02:24 The design team and stakeholder voice and their symbiotic relationship 02:29 What is the meaning of the design team 02:50 The design team as visionaries – developing their own aspirational vision for what they want the ideal student and teacher experience to be in a pilot classroom 03:04 You really need to think carefully about the participants that you bring to the table 03:50 We talk about stakeholders like students and parents 04:07 It really comes down to the goal and objective of the desig...

22 MIN2018 OCT 30
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BEP039 – Pathways to Personalization Part 6 – The Design Team & Stakeholder Voice

Latest Episodes

BEP048 – Choosing College with Author Michael Horn

Author and educator Michael Horn provides insights for parents, students and educators about the research in his book, Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life. Guest Bio: Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. Michael serves as the head of strategy for the Entangled Group, an education venture studio, and as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, a strategy consultancy for the education ecosystem. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank. He is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is the author of the new book, Choosing College, which strips away the noise around college to help students and parents understand why they are going to school and how to make better choices, as well as aids schools in designing better experiences. (source: amazon.com) Show Notes: 00:55 Michael Horn’s background 02:43 What does success look like for you with the launch of this book? What are you trying to accomplish? 05:30 Concept of students hiring schools for “jobs to be done” 06:38 5 jobs to be done. These are jobs that: * Help me get into my best school * Help me do what’s expected of me * Help me get away * Help me step it up * Help me extend myself 09:38 Is there a job that’s an ideal job? 12:39 Jobs that have the highest outcomes: research / data on those jobs 14:32 2 sub-segments: extrinsically motivated and intrinsically motivated students 17:24“What do you want to be when you grow up?” 26:12 In your research of the book, what was the one thing that surprised you that maybe wasn’t part of your hypothesis? 31:17 Flexibility – that you can move between jobs, that your purpose might shift 34:09 If I’m a teacher listening to this, how do I use this to help serve my students and prepare for the next phase in their lives? 36:23 How this applies to kids in elementary Michael’s new book: Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life Books mentioned: Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks by Julia Freeland Fisher Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance Connect with Michael: Website : http://michaelbhorn.com

40 MIN2019 SEP 10
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BEP048 – Choosing College with Author Michael Horn

BEP047 – The Magic Wand Episode!

If you could wave a magic wand to create a school system of your dreams, what would it look like or what would the change be? Mike: 02:42 1. How might we create an integrated school system that honors all kids and their families? How might we train teachers and administrators to exist in that space and honor that space? 05:13 2. Places where kids can do meaningful work of lasting value where the metrics and the things we think about have a lot more to do with deep learning Nikole Hannah Jones The New York Times This American Life Christina: 06:10 1. For kids at all levels in all schools to have experiences beyond the classroom walls, experiences with the community, for the community Hidden Brain 08:58 2. For flexibility, freedom for teachers, students and administrators Nick: 10:46 1. Infusing the curriculum with a focus on growth mindset 12:39 2. The economics of integration: Where upper class kids are going to learn from kids who don’t have the socio-economic advantages that they have, and the kids from the lower socio-economic status learn from the families who have built themselves up to have some financial success 20:08 Action steps for teachers

22 MIN2019 JUL 16
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BEP047 – The Magic Wand Episode!

BEP046 – How Do I Become a Great Digital Citizen?

Mike Klein of the Highlander Institute joins us today as we talk about digital citizenship and how to become a great digital citizen. 01:57 Definition of digital citizenship 03:08 I was just thinking about what digital citizenship means to me, and I started to think about the words “steward,” “collaboration,” “transparency,” and really helping people become better. I’m wondering where you think where openness ends and privacy begins? 06:15 What would be your top 2 or 3 tips for somebody who has heard this term, doesn’t know how to start applying, what would be the key things to suggest that somebody should be considering in becoming better digital citizens? 06:38 Better understanding of how the internet works Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ Have I Been Pwned? https://haveibeenpwned.com/ 09:08 Once my information has been shared, what do I do? 09:39 The most important thing is to have a different password for every account, and have it be complex. 12:21 How do I talk to my students about this? What’s my first step with students? 13:35 Misinformation and disinformation 14:23 For teachers: Make sure that when you walk into your classroom and you open your computer it’s locked and you need a password to get into it. Password-protect your computer and your phone.

16 MIN2019 JUL 9
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BEP046 – How Do I Become a Great Digital Citizen?

BEP045 – How Do I Use Adaptive Software to My Advantage?

In this episode we talk about adaptive software. How do you use it well? How do you make it work for you? And some ways to make sure that you’re not doing it the wrong way. 01:30 Definition of adaptive software 02:08 Prodigy Math 02:46 Adaptive software being on a spectrum 03:31 What have you seen work best in the classroom? 04:12 Do’s and Don’ts of adaptive software 04:40 The place or problem that it is solving 05:01 Know how to measure success 05:39 Talk about the data with your kids 06:06 Reflex Math 07:30 Did you see the data sharing pieces? Did you see improvement or engagement just from that? 08:37 How do you define measures of success 14:52 Don’t set it and forget it

18 MIN2019 JUL 2
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BEP045 – How Do I Use Adaptive Software to My Advantage?

BEP044 – Student Ownership and Teacher Happiness

Today we talk about student ownership, not just about student engagement and being entrepreneurial, but also teacher happiness and sharing the “effort” in the classroom. 01:10 Story of a teacher in the classroom 03:47 Delegating tasks to lighten teachers’ load 04:31 Is this something that gets taught when a teacher is getting their Masters or early on as a student teacher? Is that part of the teaching methodology or education? 06:03 Is there a way to measure if student ownership is making an impact on student learning?Are there metrics to look out for? 07:15 Examples of student ownership in the classroom09:50 Key things that teachers need to do to get things done in the classroom

12 MIN2019 JUN 28
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BEP044 – Student Ownership and Teacher Happiness

BEP043 – How to Start Your Own Podcast

In this episode, we talk about the logistics of starting a podcast and how podcasting can be applied in the classroom. We heard from teachers and students not only about great podcasts to listen to, but also that people have ideas to start a podcast. So how do you actually get a podcast done? We talk about the gear you need, how to use it, and the ways to do podcasting in the classroom. 01:55 What are the first 3 main steps for teachers to get the podcast going in the classroom? 02:13 Podcast theme 04:15 Microphone 04:36 Skype and Ecamm call recorder 06:30 Backend logistics GarageBand Audacity Libsyn Web hosting Domain 09:05 How can we apply podcasting to the classroom? 11:31 Pat Flynn’s Podcasting Tutorial

15 MIN2019 JUN 25
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BEP043 – How to Start Your Own Podcast

BEP042 – How To Use Podcasts to Drive Student Engagement

In this episode, we talk about podcasting as an alternative route to content in the classroom. How do you leverage the existing great content that’s out in the world now via podcasts, in different themes and discipline areas? How do you do that to potentially provide a different type of learning experience in the classroom? Suggested Podcasts: More Perfect https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/radiolabmoreperfect The Partially Examined Life https://partiallyexaminedlife.com/ Uncivil https://www.gimletmedia.com/uncivil How I Built This https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this Hidden Brain https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain Pod Save America https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-america/ What Were You Thinking https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/what-were-you-thinking-audible-R5mtlenoU9g/

21 MIN2019 JAN 16
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BEP042 – How To Use Podcasts to Drive Student Engagement

BEP041 – “Only My Smartest Kids Can Handle This”

“Only My Smartest Kids Can Handle This” In talking about why this phrase may come out of someone’s mouth and how is it handled, we also talk about student mastery, honors-based education and classroom culture. 02:09 Concept of high kids, low kids, honors kids, non-honors kids 02:59 Phrase is heard from many teachers at many different levels 03:26 “I can only take risks with the kids that I feel comfortable taking risks around.” 03:59 Should there be cohort-based education at certain levels? 04:50 In taking risks with the high kids, what does it mean for the other kids? 05:29 Honors is a mindset and it’s a choice. 05:55 Having a teacher advocate 06:31 Every class has honors opportunities 06:53 Negative self-talk and self-fulfilling prophecy 07:40 Honors being a cultural thing and also a badge of honor for parents 08:13 From a teacher perspective, what are the considerations when they’re thinking about this? What is the right mindset for teachers? 11:26 What are you doing for c...

15 MIN2019 JAN 9
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BEP041 – “Only My Smartest Kids Can Handle This”

BEP040 – Pathways to Personalization Part 7 – The Pilot

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change. This is the seventh of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the pilot— the time frame, what the content of that pilot should look like, and best practices. 01:58 What pilot teachers need in order to support their efforts and maximize their potential 02:44 We feel like the most important thing they need is coaches, or some coaching through the process 03:41 Example of design teams 05:05 Immense risks that individual pilot teachers are taking and the immense pressure that’s on them 05:40 The design team has to be like squirrels that are gathering nuts in the fall 06:54 Is there somebody acting like a Project Manager to make sure that you’re setting expectations for the pilot, that timelines and benchmarks are being met? Is th...

22 MIN2018 NOV 1
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BEP040 – Pathways to Personalization Part 7 – The Pilot

BEP039 – Pathways to Personalization Part 6 – The Design Team & Stakeholder Voice

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change. This is the sixth of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the importance and value of developing the right design team, and also the importance of stakeholder voice in framing and shaping what the design team is putting together. 02:24 The design team and stakeholder voice and their symbiotic relationship 02:29 What is the meaning of the design team 02:50 The design team as visionaries – developing their own aspirational vision for what they want the ideal student and teacher experience to be in a pilot classroom 03:04 You really need to think carefully about the participants that you bring to the table 03:50 We talk about stakeholders like students and parents 04:07 It really comes down to the goal and objective of the desig...

22 MIN2018 OCT 30
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BEP039 – Pathways to Personalization Part 6 – The Design Team & Stakeholder Voice
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