So We’ve Been Thinking: Episode 24 – Lauren Bercuson – Making Storytime Meaningful

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is currently a popular focus for schools because evidence suggests that effective SEL improves academic learning. How can we best teach students skills like self-awareness, self- management, empathy, perspective taking and cooperation? Today’s guest is someone who combines her love of reading and knowledge of books to provide support to people […]

So We’ve Been Thinking: Episode 20 – Mary Ellen Daneels – Transforming Civic Education

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Across the country, there is a renewed focus on laws and practices to promote quality civic education, geared toward preparing our students with the skills they need to be active participants in a democracy who are able to access and insert themselves into the democratic decision making process. Shawn talks with Mary Ellen Daneels about transforming Civic Education.

So We’ve Been Thinking: Episode 19 – Andrew Miller – Making PBL Work

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Shawn Talks with Project Based Learning (PBL) Expert Andrew Miller. Some changes take more than just making a new lesson or building a new unit.

These changes can require a whole new mindset or in some cases building a new classroom culture.

Project based Learning is one of these changes. Andrew Miller has been sharing his PBL expertise around the world and stops by today to discuss “Making PBL Work”