PEBC BLOG

Season 2

What Do You Hope the Teachers Remember? Student Perspectives on Virtually Connected Learning

By Michelle Morris Jones / May 26, 2021

In this episode of the PEBC Phenomenal Teaching Podcast, students Estella and Killian and their Virtual Advisor Karen Goodman share their experiences as learners in their virtually connected classroom. It is informative and joyful to listen in on all the successes, challenges, and favorite memories as Estella and Killian share […]

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Planning for Culturally Nourishing Learning

By Michelle Morris Jones / May 18, 2021

By centering humanity we can plan for cultural sustainability and implement equitable practices that are not Band-Aid solutions or simply performative activities. Nawal Q. Casiano of NQC Literacy joins Michelle Morris Jones on the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast and shares her beliefs and practical ideas for teaching literacy for agency, equity, […]

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Getting Unstuck: One teacher’s story

By Michelle Morris Jones / May 7, 2021

Teaching first grade for the first time is tricky! And teaching first grade virtually for the first time is even trickier! Listen in as PEBC Lab Host Kirsten Myers Blake shares how she got “unstuck” when times got tough by leaning into her beliefs, determining importance, and loving hard. As […]

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Finding the Brilliance in Every Student… Asset Based Assessment

By Michelle Morris Jones / April 28, 2021

In this episode, Katherine Bomer and Michelle Morris Jones discuss the importance of asset based assessment practices and the ways in which adopting an appreciative mindset leads to student growth, efficacy, and joy.  Katherine shares how her thinking about asset based assessment has evolved from the publication of Hidden Gems […]

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Planning Lifeworthy Writer’s Workshops

By Michelle Morris Jones / April 14, 2021

In this episode, Kelly Boswell joins Michelle Morris Jones on the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast to discuss how to plan and implement lifeworthy writer’s workshops. In the PEBC Teaching Framework, “lifeworthy learning” means engaging with classroom content in a way that has meaning beyond the classroom. Lifeworthy learning sees and supports […]

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Finding Humanity in Hybrid Learning

By Michelle Morris Jones / April 7, 2021

In this episode, PEBC Lab Hosts Jenn Brauner and Jennifer Engbretsen join Michelle Morris Jones on the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast to discuss the ways that hybrid learning is playing out for them and their students. Jenn shares the ways in which she plans mini units that are life-worthy and engaging […]

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Argument Matters: Fostering Student Power, Wisdom, & Empathy

By Michelle Morris Jones / March 25, 2021

In this episode of the PEBC Phenomenal Teaching Podcast, Michelle Morris Jones dives into the art of argument writing and the craft of teaching argumentation with PEBC Staff Developers Annie Patterson and Stevi Quate, along with PEBC Lab Host Alisa Wills-Keely. This trio brings a wealth of experience to their […]

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Making Up for Lost Time with Joy, Inquiry, & Community

By Michelle Morris Jones / March 18, 2021

In this episode, PEBC Lab Host Jana Durbin and Michelle Morris Jones unpack the fear of “learning loss” and how joy, inquiry, and community come together to create opportunities for supporting student wellness and academic achievement. In the fall when Jana’s students returned to the classroom she quickly realized the […]

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The Heart, Head & Hands of Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist Teaching

By Michelle Morris Jones / March 9, 2021

Listen in as Lorena Germán, co-founder of #DistruptTexts, joins Michelle Morris Jones on the Phenomenal Teaching podcast to unpack the Heart, Head, and Hands of Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist (ABAR) Teaching. At the heart of ABAR teaching lies Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy (Paris & Alim, 2017) and the importance of exploring one’s […]

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Made for Learning: An Exploration of Cambourne’s Conditions for Learning

By Michelle Morris Jones / February 18, 2021

Learners must be the “doers” of what they are learning! Being a doer is supported by engagement, immersion, demonstration, employment, expectation, approximation, responsibility and response ~ these conditions are commonly known as the “Conditions of Learning” or “Cambourne’s Conditions” and are an essential component of “Cambourne’s Model of Learning” theory. […]

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Quit Telling Me To Take Care of Myself: Practical Self Care Practices for Educators

By Michelle Morris Jones / February 4, 2021

How can educators build practical self care practices that go beyond chocolate, walks, and bubble baths? Beth Kelley is a wellness consultant who works with educators, entrepreneurs, and organizations to build resiliency and to promote wellness practices that are achievable. She recently joined Michelle Morris Jones on PEBC’s Phenomenal Teaching […]

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What If Reading Aloud Was the Front Porch?

By Michelle Morris Jones / January 26, 2021

What if reading aloud was the front porch or the threshold that welcomed students into learning? As students, teachers and families prepare to return to their classrooms, Lester Laminack joins Michelle Morris Jones to unpack how reading aloud to students has the power to bring communities of learners back together […]

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Impact over Intention: Actions To Foster Positive Student Behavior

By Michelle Morris Jones / January 13, 2021

How can we be proactive in supporting positive student behavior?  Student behavior is a form of communication that students use to tell us what they are feeling, experiencing, and need.  Listen in as Brad Riley, Behavior Technician for Denver Public Schools, shares suggestions for teachers and school leaders to support […]

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Removing the Masks of Disengagement

By Michelle Morris Jones / January 2, 2021

Every teacher dreads the question, “Why do I have to read this?” Listen in as Cris Tovani shares her CYA ~ Curriculum You Anticipate ~ planning structure. When planning for student engagement we must consider how Topic, Tasks, Time, Targets, Texts, and Tending all come together to create authentic learning […]

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