Rik is a high school Mathematics teacher at Wilmington High School in Massachusetts. Rik's story includes a passionate view of the importance of a classroom culture that treats students as individuals with pressures and stresses of the real world. We also discuss how the CCSS have asked teachers to shift instruction in all math classes. Follow Rik's story by following his blog and his PLN on Twitter @WHSRowe.
Sophia is an ELA and Speech teacher from Campbell, CA. Sophia's story focuses on Literacy Design Collaborative, CCSS skills, and being a reflective practitioner. Follow her blog, on Twitter @SRWeissenborn, and her students at the hashtag #CeibaELA9.
Abi Frost is a 7th grade Literacy Teacher from Boston, MA. A 9-year veteran in the classroom, Abi discusses with us the instructional shifts that have happened in her classroom around reading and writing. Her reflective mindset is powerful and inspiring. To access more of Abi's work check out her blogposts and her Twitter feed: @AbiRFrost.
Bethany Hill is from Cabot, Arkansas and an assistant principal at Eastside Elementary. As an educator, Bethany has worked in a variety of roles within the district, and has been apart of a very interesting model for professional learning. Listen as Bethany tells her story of growth. You can follow Bethany's blog and on twitter @bethhill2829
Listen as Sabba and I discuss CCSS History/Social Studies Literacy and how the iPad and iBook enhance historical thinking skills. Two years ago she launched a 1:1 iPad program called PrepTEC (technology-enhanced curriculum) and is a featured writer for www.iPadEducators.com. Follow her on Twitter at @askMsQ
Charity's professional journey started with some hard reflection 7 years ago after a year of students not being very successful. Charity's development is refined through her use of blogging as a reflection tool. According to Charity, "Reflection is the umbilical cord to everything else we do. It feeds our instruction. It feeds how we teach students. And it feeds how we grow as individuals." Please follow Charity on Twitter @differNtiated4u and read her blog.
Brooke is a 6th grade teacher from Tacoma, Washington. Brooke discusses her work and learning with CCSS Math and ELA. Listen as we discuss Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and conceptual mathematics. Follow Brooke on Twitter @Brookster29
Adam is a high school science teacher from Nashville, TN. Listen as we discuss how Adam uses Twitter to connect his students to scientists in the field and to create a culture of question asking. Follow Adam on Twitter at @2footgiraffe .
Allison is a K-1 teacher from Dallas, TX. Her amazing classroom focuses on the development of the whole-child, while also instilling a passion for curiosity. If you want to continue the conversation with her, you can find her on Twitter at @AllisonHoganESD
Sarah Wessling Brown is a high school English teacher from Iowa and was the 2010 CCSSO National Teacher of the Year. She is also teacher laureate for the Teaching Channel and you can read her blogs here.
I met Katie Novak in February 2013 at a conference in San Diego called ECET2. Her pragmatic and insightful classroom practices struck me as extremely useful and best of all she is hilarious. Teaching Channel has also found Dr. Novak an amazing classroom practitioner and have used her classroom for several videos. Here is one: