Jen and Louise talk about how and why they use instructional videos in their blended learning environment.
Jen and Louise guide you through how their students experience their classroom.
Jen and Louise chat about how we rolled out the model the first time, our revisions to this process this year and what we’ll change next time!
Jen and Louise talk about what it is like to share the model with other teachers!
Jen and Louise talk to Emily about how she has used interactive notebooks in English in another context, and about how we are using them now.
Jen and Louise answer some of the common questions they are asked about the model, our school and how we approach teaching. Please send any more questions you may have for our next Q&A episode!
Jen and Louise discuss the process of letting go of control of some things in the classroom to promote student agency and student learning.
Jen and Louise discuss their developing practice around mastery. Mentioned in this episode: Modern Classrooms Project free course
Jen and Louise talk to Matt Titmanis about his experiences in implementing the model in Science…and then get sidetracked by a discussion on assessment and big ideas for more innovations (of course). Mentioned in this episode is Kareem Farah’s interview (one of three) on the Cult of Pedagogy Podcast.
Jen and Louise chat to two teachers from our awesome team, Travis and Tina, about their experiences with our model of team teaching.
Jen and Louise discuss their growing knowledge of cognitive load theory and how it is informing their work in the classroom. Mentioned in this episode: Cognitive Load Theory in Action by Oliver Lovell TES podcast on timetables informed by cognitive load theory (this is the one Jen couldn’t remember the name of!)
Jen and Louise discuss their approach to summative writing assessments and how to build learners who want to keep learning!
Jen gives a quick run down of educational books she has been reading. Mentioned in this minisode: Rosenshine’s Principles in Action by Tom Sherrington Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory in Action by Oliver Lovell The Knowledge Gap by Natalie Wexler Thinking Reading: what every secondary teacher needs to know about reading by James and Dianne MurphyContinue reading “Minisode 1: What I’m reading”
Jen and Louise reflect on a strange first week of the year plus discuss strategies to improve the ways teachers can share their workload to improve their use of time and gain benefits in student outcomes and teacher development. Pretty cool!
Jen and Louise have a chat about how they promoted and managed their own wellbeing in 2020 and how they plan to carry this forward. Includes some practical strategies.
Our first ep for 2021! Jen and Louise talk to Marni Klein, a consultant who has been working with our school to embed social and emotional learning in our culture and classrooms. Hear what she has to say about how we do this and what’s next in this space.
Jen and Louise speak to Mathilda Joubert about using creativity to achieve incredible things in the classroom. Mathilda gives some evidence and data from her research as well as frameworks to help teachers embed more creativity in their classrooms. Mentioned on the episode: Creative Schools – the program Louise was involved with this year SirContinue reading “Episode 7: Innovating with creativity – part two”
Jen and Louise talk to Claire Davenhall, the incredible international artist who worked with Louise in her classroom this year, all about how creativity creates spaces for learning. Mentioned in this episode: Claire’s website Creative Schools
Jen and Louise reflect on the model they have been using in their classroom this year and talk about all the things they would change or do differently. Mentioned in the episode: Innovating Classrooms Conversations with Educators – Our website The Modern Classrooms Project – The model we are using initially came from The ModernContinue reading “Episode 5: What we would do differently”
Jen and Louise talk to Matt Titmanis – Head of Science, about why he is contemplating moving to a Modern Classrooms approach next year, what he wants to achieve, what challenges he sees and how he will lead this big change for his department. Mentioned in the episode: The Modern Classrooms Project
Jen and Louise talk with Cherie Mcelhinney, a teacher who worked with us this year, about the strengths of their teaching approach, as well as some of the challenges with teaching in this way. Mentioned in the episode: The Modern Classrooms Project
Jen and Louise break down the model they are using in their classroom and talk about how the many different components work together to create a highly engaging and student-driven learning environment. Mentioned in the episode: The Modern Classrooms Project Creative Schools
Your hosts Jennifer and Louise introduce themselves and talk about the ways they have been innovative in their classroom this year. Mentioned in the episode: Innovating Classrooms – Our website The Modern Classrooms Project – We developed our model based off The Modern Classrooms Project and the free course they provide