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Podcast Season 1

Talking About Talk During Distance Learning

December 10, 2020
In this episode PEBC Staff Developers Sathya Wandzek and Dr. Sarah Littmann-Berger join Michelle Morris Jones to talk about talk!

Reading Aloud in the Age of Distance Learning

December 3, 2020
Typically, Patrick Allen's classroom brims with over 3,000 children's books and his students pour over them tucked into nooks and

Leveraging Community & Workshop to Develop Mathematical Agency & Understanding

November 20, 2020
Why is math important? Why do so many people hate math? How can we promote positive STEM identity for all

Facilitating Phenomenal Virtual Engagements: Connect Purpose, People, and Tools to Elevate the Impact of Our Virtual Meetings

November 12, 2020
As school leaders grapple with the many challenges related to leading schools during this time, the need for staff meetings,

Less is More: Mitigating Trauma So Teachers and Students Can Engage

November 5, 2020
Educators are heart centered individuals who can be caught up in the “more is more” culture, however, at this time

Elevating Teacher Voice: Education Policy Should Be All About People and Perspectives

October 29, 2020
When it comes to education policy, practicing educators need a voice at the table! Listen in as Evan Kennedy, PEBC

Teacher Feature: Possibilities & Pitfalls of Virtual Learning

October 22, 2020
PEBC Lab Hosts Patrick Allen, Jenn Brauner, and Carrie Halbasch get real in a round table conversation about the possibilities

A Day in the Life of a Virtual Learner with Mary Korte

October 15, 2020
Mary Korte is a PEBC Lab Host and primary teacher who has historically co-taught a multi-age primary class at the

What is Critical Multicultural Education?

October 8, 2020
Ashlee Saddler and Michelle Morris Jones discuss how the definition of "multicultural education" has evolved beyond recognition and celebration of

Leading a Complex System During a Time of Great Complexity

October 1, 2020
In this episode, Scott Bain shares the complexities of leading a complex system of four schools within a school, the

Combatting Quarantine Fatigue for Teachers & Students: Slowing Down, Prioritization, and Wellness 

September 24, 2020
In this episode Dr. Andra Brill joins the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast for a follow-up conversation on tending to the well

Teacher Feature: Monitoring and Supporting Progress During Remote Learning

September 21, 2020
Each and every day Jennifer Engbretson, a PEBC Lab Host in Denver, Colorado crafts math workshops that prioritize student thinking

Podcast Season 2

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

May 26, 2021
In this episode of the PEBC Phenomenal Teaching Podcast, students Estella and Killian and their Virtual Advisor Karen Goodman share

Planning for Culturally Nourishing Learning

May 18, 2021
By centering humanity we can plan for cultural sustainability and implement equitable practices that are not Band-Aid solutions or simply

Getting Unstuck: One teacher’s story

May 7, 2021
Teaching first grade for the first time is tricky! And teaching first grade virtually for the first time is even

Finding the Brilliance in Every Student… Asset Based Assessment

April 28, 2021
In this episode, Katherine Bomer and Michelle Morris Jones discuss the importance of asset based assessment practices and the ways

Planning Lifeworthy Writer’s Workshops

April 14, 2021
In this episode, Kelly Boswell joins Michelle Morris Jones on the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast to discuss how to plan and

Finding Humanity in Hybrid Learning

April 7, 2021
In this episode, PEBC Lab Hosts Jenn Brauner and Jennifer Engbretsen join Michelle Morris Jones on the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast

Argument Matters: Fostering Student Power, Wisdom, & Empathy

March 25, 2021
In this episode of the PEBC Phenomenal Teaching Podcast, Michelle Morris Jones dives into the art of argument writing and

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

March 18, 2021
In this episode, PEBC Lab Host Jana Durbin and Michelle Morris Jones unpack the fear of “learning loss” and how

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

March 9, 2021
Listen in as Lorena Germán, co-founder of #DistruptTexts, joins Michelle Morris Jones on the Phenomenal Teaching podcast to unpack the

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

February 18, 2021
Learners must be the “doers” of what they are learning! Being a doer is supported by engagement, immersion, demonstration, employment,

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

February 4, 2021
How can educators build practical self care practices that go beyond chocolate, walks, and bubble baths? Beth Kelley is a

What If Reading Aloud Was the Front Porch?

January 26, 2021
What if reading aloud was the front porch or the threshold that welcomed students into learning? As students, teachers and

Podcast Season 3

Cultivating STEM Identity with Creative Problem Solving featuring Wendy Ward Hoffer

April 6, 2022
Our students are the problem solvers of the future! Unfortunately, by 3rd grade 50% of kids have already decided if

Reimagining MTSS: Interventions That Honor All Students by Phenomenal Teaching with PEBC

March 11, 2022
Kids helping other kids get unstuck! After recognizing that the “old ways” weren’t working for kids or teachers, the leadership

Museums as Fuel for Igniting Lifeworthy Inquiry, Engagement & Joy with Ellen Spangler

February 18, 2022
Striving to increase student engagement, wondering what community resources exist to bring content to life, needing time to recharge with

Creating the Conditions of Learning To Foster Engagement & Growth In Times of Disruption with Dr. Brian Cambourne & Debra Crouch

January 25, 2022
  The “Conditions of Learning” work synergistically to support student engagement and understanding. But what happens when systems are stressed?

Addressing The Teacher Shortage… Causes & Solutions

December 15, 2021
  At PEBC we believe that each and every student deserves a great teacher! In many of today’s classrooms and

Grade Less… Know More

December 2, 2021
[caption id="attachment_3729" align="alignright" width="239"] PEBC Lab Host Jenn Brauner[/caption]Do you find yourself wondering how you will ever grade that giant

Texts in These Times

November 15, 2021
We don't want kids to leave school each day hating to read! So how do we get texts back into

Planning Learning Experiences That are Worthy of Students’ Time & Attention

October 29, 2021
If we want to create learning experiences that are worthy of students’ time and attention, we must be planful! PEBC

Strategies to Restore Peace & Sanity To Our Classrooms

October 22, 2021
Educators and students have been weathering the storm for quite some time now, and while the waves of uncertainty, stress

Permission to Pump the Brakes

October 5, 2021
Brooke O'Drobinak and Beth Kelley join PEBC’s Phenomenal Teaching Podcast with Michelle Morris Jones to share perspectives and practices to

This Is What Comes With It… Stepping Into Real Classroom & School Leadership

September 23, 2021
School leadership takes on many forms from those who serve in formal leadership roles to those who stand before students

Compelling Conversations

September 13, 2021
Jailyn Jenkins joins Michelle Morris Jones to unpack the PEBC Teaching Framework and specific ways in which teachers can promote