Finding that special something to capture the attention of your learners can be the difference between a ho-hum, easily forgettable day and an energetic learning experience. (That goes for children, adolescents AND adults!)
I’ve found lots of great educators who are wizards at engaging learners at schools and conferences I’ve visited as well as online through my Twitter PLN. I know those I’ve met are only scratching the surface of all of the wonderfully engaging ones out there.
My friend and fellow educator Jed Dearybury are passionate about making learning fun and engaging. We have teamed up to host a new weekly digital radio show (aka podcast) through the BAM Radio Network called “HookED”. Our goal is to provide practical ideas from effective educators to keep your students hooked in class every day.
We have completed more than a dozen interviews for shows, and as of publication of this post, our first show is live. Jed and I interviewed Dave Burgess, speaker and author of “Teach Like a PIRATE”. He provided great energy and inspiration to keep kids captivated in class and gave some great ideas for doing it.
Other shows will include a wide array of educators, from national teachers of the year to others you’ve never heard of who have effective, innovative ideas.
Interested? Head over to the show’s BAM Radio Network page to play the episode or subscribe on iTunes. You can also find the show on Android devices with any podcast app. Be sure to subscribe so you’ll get every new episode immediately on your device!
BAM Radio Network has released eight other new shows, and there’s bound to be one to grab your attention!
Teachers of the Year Radio (weekly, with Gary Abud and Steve Perkins) — Share 10 minutes each week with some of the country’s best educators, learning about the latest and greatest in teaching, leading and learning.
Movers and Makers (every other week, with Laura Fleming and Travis Lape) — The Makerspace movement is the focus of this show, helping connect to powerful tinkering and making.
Studentricity (weekly, with Rae Pica) — Gather strategies for teaching with students at the center with author and education consultant Rae Pica.
Ed.Got Game! (every other week, with Matthew Farber and Michael Matera) — Interested in gamification and bringing game-based elements to your instruction? Matthew and Michael have plenty of expertise to share.
EdChat New Zealand (every other week, with Danielle Myburgh) — Danielle gathers the best ideas and practices from educators in New Zealand.
Rigor Made Easy (every other week, with Barbara Blackburn) — This show gets to the core of what rigor is, what it isn’t and how it can be implemented in the classroom.
ParentED (monthly, with Gwen Pescatore and Lisa Davis) — These parent leaders shed light in learning from the parent’s side of education.
Beyond Books (every other week, with Elissa Malespina and Shannon McClintock Miller) — Elissa and Shannon share how teacher librarians can transform teaching and learning in their roles.
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