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Episode 15: Middle School Philosophy that Apply to All Levels of Education with Tom Burton
Tom talks with Katie about how many of the perspectives gained by educating at the middle school level can apply to learners of any age. With over 25 years of experience in administration, Tom shares his insights on leadership, education, and lifelong learning.
Episode 14: Assessment Practices that Empower Learners with Tom Schimmer
Join Dr. Katie Martin this week as she speaks with Tom Schimmer, a leading expert in assessment for learning, sound grading practices, and educational leadership. In this episode, they discuss the importance of effective assessment and how it can drive student learning. Tom shares his insights on how educators can implement sound grading practices and how to provide effective feedback to students.
Episode 13: Leveraging Street Data to Create Learner-Centered Systems with Shane Safir
Katie Martin speaks with Shane Safir, an educator and leader in school transformation. They discuss their shared interest in creating equitable learning environments and dive into the ideas presented in Safir’s book, “Street Data: A Next Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation.”
Episode 12: Evoking A Growth Mindset with Jen Maichin
Jen Maichin joins Katie Martin to discuss the benefits of challenging learners and evoking a mindset.
“Every single human on this planet has the capacity to grow their ability, their knowledge, their skills, and even their intelligence, regardless of their starting point, if they believe they can.”
Episode 11: Changing the World One Mind at a Time
Starr Sackstein joins Katies Martin in the Season 2 premiere of the Learner-Centered Collaborative Podcast as they discuss empowering learners to advocate for themselves, helping learners to own their learning process, and what effective assessment looks like in a learner-centered environment.
SPECIAL EDITION: Framework for the Future
Curious what a Framework for the Future is and how it can help your school or district move towards a more learner-centered future?
The secret behind many schools and districts making progress toward clear, shared, and aligned learner-centered outcomes is a Framework for the Future that actively guides a learning community’s decisions, experiences, and resources.
Episode 10: Insights for a Learner-Centered Future with Devin Vodicka
Devin Vodicka joins Katie Martin on the Learner-Centered Collaborative Podcast to discuss Devin’s personal experience as a young learner, the origins of Learner-Centered Collaborative, what it means to be learner-centered, and so much more!!
Episode 9: Changing the Narrative with Henry Turner
Henry J. Turner is an award-winning high school principal, author, and nationally renowned speaker. He is most proud of the collaborative community he works within to empower students to fight hate and bigotry in their school. Pointing to his unwavering commitment to equity and a student-centered culture, Henry was named 2020 K12 Principal of the Year by K–12 Dive.
Episode 8: Changing the Perspective on Teaching with Michelle Bangara
Michelle Bangara, middle school teacher at Arcadia School District in California, joins Katie Martin on this episode of the podcast to talk about her experiences as a middle school teacher, flexibility in the classroom, and shifting gears to promote the best outcomes for learners.
Episode 7: Design Thinking with Michael Nagler
School systems and mindsets need to evolve to address the ambiguity fostered by technological advances in order to keep pace with the speed of change and innovation. Dr. Michael Nagler joins Katie Martin on this week’s episode to uncover how this new generation of leaders in our fast paced world needs to be more forward thinking about what our kids are experiencing in and out of the classroom.
Episode 6: Disruptive Thinking in our Classrooms
How do we challenge kids to think? Author and special guest Eric Sheninger joins Katie Martin on The Learner-Centered Collaborative Podcast to discuss the powerful practice of creating a disruptive thinking culture in the classroom and beyond.
Episode 5: Leadership for Deeper Learning with Scott McLeod
How do educators design for higher levels of engagement and ultimately help kids find meaning in their own learning pathways for future success? How do we lean into the redesign? Scott McLeod joins Katie Martin on this week’s episode to discuss how school leaders can change the status quo to create different learning environments for students and teachers, and rethink and reignite learning for the future of learning.
Episode 4: Learning As We Lead with Susan Enfield
Susan Enfield, Superintendent at Highline Public Schools, joins Katie Martin on this episode of the Learner-Centered Collaborative Podcast to discuss the importance of what she calls The Highline Promise, a vow to know every student by name, strength, and need so they graduate prepared for the future they choose. Foundational to this promise is slowing down to connect, prioritizing relationships, and making time to ensure that young people are not invisible in schools, homes, and communities.
Episode 3: Exploring How to Better Serve Our Students with Marlon Styles
How can educators create environments where students have the room to be curious and discover their passions and interests? Katie Martin sits down with Marlon Styles to discuss how we can better support our students and provide more access and opportunities within our own communities.
Episode 2: Leaning into Learning with Catlin Tucker
When we think about learning and what to prioritize in school, how can educators leverage technology and new tools to create more agency for students in the classroom? In this episode, Katie Martin is joined by Catlin Tucker to discuss blended learning and the key strategies that have been most effective in a post-pandemic classroom environment.
Episode 1: Embracing Change with George Couros
Change is an opportunity to do something amazing!
How do we help educators break out of that mold of what “A good teacher“ is supposed to do? How do we help them embrace what they actually know about learning and what is actually meaningful to them?