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Tips for Combatting Pandemic Learning Loss

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After each summer, teachers measure and address the summer slide - learning loss over the summer. But what about the “pandemic slide” where each student’s unique 18 month learning experience has left gaps in what they know and don’t know. How should teachers understand, measure and address this much larger, and more differentiated issue? Our guest today offers tips for teachers, administrators, parent teacher groups, and parents to help support our students over the summer and return to learning in the fall.

About Our Guest: Chris Hull, Co-Founder and CPO, Otus

Chris is the Co-Founder and CPO at Otus. Otus is the first edtech platform to centralize learning management, assessment, and data for educators, students, and families. Chris was named a “20 To Watch” Educational Technology Leader by the National School Boards Association. Otus serves 160 unique school districts with over 1,000,000 monthly users, and has grown revenue by 300% annually.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

 

Rekindling Your Passion for Teaching: Where to Start with Curriculum Change

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As the school year comes to an end, you may be struggling to find your passion for teaching. Or maybe the pandemic has shown you a better way to teach your curriculum. This episode is all about how to overhaul your curriculum and get buy in to do so. Our guest has some radical ideas on how he threw away his textbook and became an unconventional middle school teacher. 

About Our Guest: Jon Hinthorne, An Unconventional Teacher

Jon Hinthorne is fully committed to helping make our education system great, supporting young people to find a sense of purpose in life, and being unconventional while doing it. 

After falling in love with education in his first two years of teaching Spanish 3, 4, and 5 at Principia Upper School, he moved to Boston to join City Year Boston as a Corps Member working on a team of incredible young people in National Service. He was a tutor, after school leader, and mentor for 7th and 8th grade students in Mission Hill, Boston, MA. The next year he served another year as a National Teaching Fellow with Citizen Schools Massachusetts.  

He then moved to San Jose, California with his wife to complete his CA Teaching Credential and worked at City Year San Jose for three years as a Program Manager. He also completed his Masters in Education from Webster University during that time. 

He fell in love with (PBL) Project Based Learning and decided to move to the central coast of California to start a family and work at another PBL school called Central Coast New Tech High School in Nipomo, CA.  

Jon has found his home on the California central coast and at CCNTH. He also composes and produces solo piano music which can be found on iTunes and Spotify. He currently lives in Arroyo Grande, CA with his two young boys, Mason and Jacob and incredible wife, Jenny.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

Teacher Personal Finance: Overview of Personal Finance Considerations

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Are you a teacher staring at your recently filed taxes wondering if you have the right strategy? Do you want to know more about the nuances of your 403b plan? You are in good company and this episode will give you four quick tips, specific to teachers from a teacher who is an expert in personal finance.

 

Here are some resources to check out after the episode:

  • https://www.403bwise.org/
  • https://www.choosefi.com/

 

About Our Guest: Rob Phelan, Maryland Math Teacher and Founder of the Simple Start Up

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Educators and PTAs: Here’s How to Talk to Your Students About Money

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Do you ever wonder why personal finance isn’t a course in K-12 education? As an elementary teacher, or upper-level math teacher, do you ever wonder what financial topics you should discuss with your students? If our goal is to produce children who are educated and ready for the world, including personal finance in a school’s curriculum, or having extracurricular activities that touch on this subject is necessary but not common. This episode discusses how schools, teachers, PTAs, PTOs, and school groups can work financial wellbeing into your K-12 curriculum or your school’s extracurricular activities.

 

About Our Guest: Rob Phelan, Maryland Math Teacher and Founder of the Simple Startup

Rob Phelan is an entrepreneur and high school personal finance teacher in Maryland. He is a Certified Financial Education Instructor by NCFE, author and Business Guide at The Simple StartUp, and co-creator of the ChooseFI PreK-12 Financial Education Curriculum.

Through his classroom work and Simple StartUp Virtual courses, Rob has helped beginner entrepreneurs form over 250 new businesses, across all different types of industries. The ChooseFI Curriculum has been used by hundreds of teachers across the United States and helped bring free financial education to many underserved populations when it comes to personal finance.

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

Tips for Teachers to Create Effective Parent Communications

Tips for Teachers to Create Effective Parent Communications

K-12 education teachers are really effective at connecting with, and engaging their students. But they don’t receive as much training and support as you might expect in speaking to parents. As a result, parent-teacher conferences and sending newsletters can be anxiety producing events. From finding content to finding your voice to how principals and superintendents can help, a former teacher and current communications expert joins us to provide tips on parent-teacher communications.

About our guest:

Lindsay Kapsa is a former educator, school administrator and expert innovator in the education tech industry for over a decade.  Currently, she is the VP of Strategy and Success for ClassTag, the leading parent-teacher communication platform. Her life long career in education and beloved role as mother of two has uniquely positioned Lindsay to help support the collaboration between parents, teachers and administrators to help all students succeed.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

Giving Thanks to Our Teachers: Ways to Support Teacher Well Being

Giving Thanks to Our Teachers: Ways to support teacher well-being

In celebration of the school breaks, giving thanks, and giving back, we wanted to drop this special episode about investing in our teacher. We hope that people will take the downtime to invest in themselves and the education community around them.

About our guest:

Rebecca Arnold is the CEO of Root Coaching & Consulting, LLC  Rebecca is a certified, professional coach, speaker, and writer. She supports her clients to transform into their most powerful and purposeful selves, to amplify their impact in the world, and to thrive personally and professionally. She works with organizations, including school systems, law firms, and tech, that are committed to supporting their people. Her clients are leaders that hail from the domains of health, education, law, social justice, mental health, and entrepreneurship. Her professional experience spans policy, government, law, non-profit organizations, and the education sector. She holds a JD from Northeastern University, a BA from Brown University, and is a certified, professional Co-Active© coach. She is the mom of two children and lives in the Northeast.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at k12clothing.com

 

This show is made possible by support from SquadLocker.

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