We’re back with another great episode of The Lounge Podcast. We were extremely lucky to have Lisa Dabbs from Edutopia.org and Edutopia’s New Teacher Connections Group Facilitator Skype in for the show. She was able to enrich our conversation, give us lots of great tips and web 2.0 tools, and advise us where to start when it comes to Long Range Planning.
I think it’s safe to say that this topic is very important to think about at this time of year (and as the school year goes on…after all, we consider plans to be working documents). We all agreed how valuable and powerful the act of collaborating with a grade/division team plays in the process of long range planning and how successful backwards design/mapping can be when creating strong plans.
Listen in to hear our conversations about long range plans, curriculum, split/combination classes, backwards design/mapping, web 2.0 tools, staying organized, Post-It Notes, Pinterest, Evernote, Twitter, Live Binder, and more!
Find Lisa on twitter, Wednesday nights at 8:00pm EST for the New Teacher Chat (#ntchat).
This is by far one of my personal favourite podcasts yet! Huge thank you again to Lisa Dabbs for joining us…it was a pleasure to have you on, and we hope you’ll come back to continue the discussion another time. Andrew and I really appreciate all that you are doing for new teachers.
Each episode features three segments:
- Topic Discussion
- Quick Tip for Tomorrow
- The Rookie Resource Bank
Topic: Long Range Planning
Quick Tip for Tomorrow: Something you could do the next day in class with little or no prep and is applicable to most grade levels.
- Andrew: About Me heads
- Natasha: SMARTboard attendance
- Lisa: One Little Word (http://goo.gl/NbNHO)
- Lisa: Evernote for Schools & Edutopia.org
- Natasha: A camera [ or iPhone ] to snap all the great ideas from a variety of different classrooms/record your own ideas/anchor charts – great for reflecting
- Andrew: Guiding Readers: Making the best of the 18 minute guided reading lesson by Lori Jamison Rog
Like what you’ve heard? Have more questions? Contact us:
- Lisa: I blog at TeachingWithSoul.com, follow me on twitter @teachingwthsoul, or email me firstname.lastname@example.org On Pinterest at https://pinterest.com/lisamdabbs/
- Andrew: I blog at TheRookieTeacher.ca, or email me Andrew@TheRookieTeacher.ca, I am currently focusing on pinterest as my social media project
- Natasha: I blog at TheRookieTeacher.ca, follow me on twitter @yoMsDunn, or email me Natasha@TheRookieTeacher.ca
- Rookie Teacher Online
We are always looking for ideas, feedback, tips and tricks of the trade. Find us on Twitter @RookieTeacherCA, Facebook.com /TheRookieTeacher. If you are looking to get involved with our team, please contact us!
Thanks for listening. Join us for our Summer Podcast Series. Topics included will be: More about AQs, Classroom set up, the first day of school, Applying for Jobs, Setting up your Day Book, Developing classroom routines for your first month of school.