S6 Episode 16: The Impact of Grading with Dr. Douglas Reeves
Dr. Douglas Reeves is an expert in leadership and teaching, with a particular interest and expertise in grading. In this episode, Dr. Reeves shares a bit of history of grading systems, three things he would like to see change about how many teachers grade, and what he considers the “academic death penalty.” He also talks through creative ways he has seen teachers evaluate students’ performance rather than practice.
Here are a few of the resources mentioned in this episode:
Creative Leadership Solutions
Article host Angelia mentioned about busting grading myths
Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.
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S6 Episode 12: Learning and Growing through Work with Refugee Students and Families
As a mentor to first and second-year teachers in Balsz School District, Kathleen Paulsen’s work includes helping new teachers learn how to support refugee students and their families. One school typically has between 14 and 17 different languages represented at one time. Knowing students are refugees changes what teacher support looks like. In this episode, Paulsen shares what she has learned over the years since she was a first-year teacher with many refugee students and what advice she has for others. Find other resources mentioned in and related to this episode at this link or through a...
S7 Episode 3: Celebrating 20 Years of Supporting Arizona’s Teachers with Dr. Kathy Wiebke
Did you know that this school year is the 20th year of the Arizona K12 Center? In this episode, 3Ps in a Pod hosts Danielle and Mary share how they came to know the work of the Center and how it affected their work as teachers and as eventual partners and employees of the Center. Then, Executive Director Kathy Wiebke shares more about the history and accomplishments of the Arizona K12 Center and her vision for advancing the Center’s support of teachers and students across the state. Learn more about the history of the Arizona K12 Center and find the “Building a Profession” document, featu...
S6 Episode 11: Making the Most of Your Standards with Dr. Donyall Dickey
Dr. Donyall Dickey will inspire you to help your students “climb the ladder of cognitive demand.” With 17 years as an educational leader, Dr. Dickey focuses his work on curriculum, instruction, organizational development, and school administration. In this episode, he and hosts Danielle and Angelia plunge into conversations about student achievement, instructional leadership, opportunity gaps, and far more. Find additional resources related to today’s episode, including a guide for individual or group discussion, at this link or by visiting the Arizona K12 Center’s website at azk12.org.
S7 Episode 2: Electrify Any Lesson with Tony Vincent
Get a preview of Camp Plug and Play 15.0 with tech-in-education extraordinare Tony Vincent! Hosts Danielle and Mary talk to Tony about how they first got to know his work before hearing Tony outline what to expect at this summer’s annual tech camp. Tony also announces this year’s keynote speaker, Sylvia Duckworth, the “Sketchnoting queen.” Tony, Danielle, and Mary also talk about the place of emojis in school and in life and multiple strategies Tony has developed for bringing fun technology into the classroom. You can follow Tony Vincent on Twitter here and learn more about his multiple pro...
S6 Episode 15: 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant
Lynette Stant is the Arizona Education Foundation’s 2020 Teacher of the Year! In this episode, she shares about what her past month as the new title-holder has been like and what she is looking forward to in the next year. Stant also talks about what keeps her excited about teaching and how she’ll know when she is ready to leave the classroom. Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.
S6 Episode 18: Highlights from Six Seasons of 3Ps in a Pod
In this final episode of the season, all four hosts are in the studio to discuss their favorite episodes through the past six seasons. Hosts Angelia, Mary, Danielle, and Donnie share clips of their favorite past episodes and what struck them about each guest’s remarks on that episode. They touch on student achievement, restorative practice, school safety, self-care, and Visible Learning. Check out the full episodes mentioned in this episode at the links below or wherever you listen to your podcasts. We’ll be back with new episodes starting January 16! S6 Episode 11: Making the Most of You...
S7 Episode 1: The Year Past and the Year Ahead with State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman
Hosts Mary and Angelia start off this new season of 3Ps in a Pod by catching up with Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. Superintendent Hoffman shares about her first year in office, her highlights and challenges, and what keeps her smiling and optimistic about education in Arizona. Hoffman also talks about what’s coming up this year. Beyond 2020, Hoffman discusses how her team is overseeing the development of a new state assessment to replace what’s been known as “AzMERIT” in the 2021-2022 school year and a new science assessment aligned to Arizona’s new scien...
S6 Episode 14: Impacting Change through New Teacher Support with Dr. Emily Davis
Intentional support for beginning teachers impacts students, other teachers, and the entire school. In this episode, Dr. Emily Davis, founder of Teacher Development Network, shares about what quality mentoring for beginning teachers looks like and the ways that it can affect multiple parts of a school. She also talks about “praxis shock,” the jolt new teachers often feel when moving from studying education to becoming a classroom teacher. You may connect with hosts Danielle and Mary as they recount some of their own memories of starting their teaching careers. Find other resources related t...
S7 Episode 5: Fifteenth Annual Teacher Leadership Institute Preview with Cornelius Minor and Cinnamon Kills First
Get a window into what you will experience at the Fifteenth Annual Teacher Leadership Institute: Elevating Student Voice through Teacher Leadership. 3Ps hosts Mary and Angelia introduce two of this summer’s keynotes, Cornelius Minor, who also spoke at last year’s institute, and Cinnamon Kills First. Both talk about their individual work and what they are looking forward to talking about at this summer’s Teacher Leadership Institute. Mary also introduces this year’s theme of elevating student voice and how that work doesn’t mean “simply raising their voice louder,” she explains. “We’re talki...
S6 Episode 17: Exploring Equity by Design with Wade Antonio Colwell
Wade Antonio Colwell is an advocate for equity, inclusion, and excellence and often uses his love of hip hop and poetry to bring that work to schools. In this episode, Colwell shares about his journey into education, his work helping begin the Youth Equity Stewardship program, and about the upcoming Equity by Design institute. Colwell also shares some of his original work near the end of this episode. Learn more about the Equity by Design Institute mentioned in this episode at bit.ly/EquityInst. Register using promo code ARIZONAK12 for $25 off your registration. Learn more about the Arizona...
S6 Episode 13 Digital Leadership to Future-Proof Your Classroom with Eric Sheninger
Do you get nervous when integrating new technology into your classroom? Award-winning principal and digital leadership pioneer Eric Sheninger shares how he went from outlawing devices in classrooms to embracing social media and technology in his school to improve teaching, learning, and leadership. As teachers work to prepare students for a future no one can predict, how can they integrate technology to help students stretch their thinking for however the world will be? Find other resources mentioned in and related to this episode at this link or through azk12.org.
S7 Episode 4: PD in 30: Creating Engaging Learning Spaces
This week’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod puts conversations about classroom engagement into action with “PD in 30.” This special segment is exactly what it sounds like: a professional development session in 30 minutes or less. PD in 30 is most beneficial if you’re able to listen with a pencil and paper in hand and can easily hit the pause and play buttons on your listening device. Feel free to listen with a group of other teachers or by yourself. In this episode, you’ll join Beth Maloney, NBCT, of Dysart Unified School District, and James King, of Glendale Union High School District, in discussi...