Lessons from 100 podcast episodes

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DTT podcast #DitchPod | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lessons from 100 podcast episodes

In the 100th episode, I share three things I have learned from creating the Ditch That Textbook podcast.

After 100 episodes, I have learned a thing or two or three. Along the way, three things have stuck with me as I continue on this podcasting journey.

THANK YOU for being a listener and being on this journey with me.

In this episode, I reflect on the problem with perfection, where to find inspiration, and advice for getting past the fear of starting something new.

This week’s episodes of the Ditch That Textbook podcast cover this and other topics, including:

  • Solid gold lesson planning ideas (Sean and Karly share ALL of their resources with us here)
  • Differentiating Google Classroom (like a ninja)
  • Maintaining balance in a digital world
  • The power of the pause

Scroll down to hear this week’s episodes below.

Here’s to 100 more episodes — and more!

How you can listen to the Ditch That Textbook podcast

1. On the Anchor app. This is a great place to follow the show so you can quickly and easily call in to the show and listen to it the moment it’s published. Go to anchor.fm for the app and search “Ditch That Textbook” to find and favorite the show. Click here to view the show on Anchor.

2. Right here on the blog. I’m planning on publishing podcast recap posts here every Tuesday. I’ll embed the shows right into the posts. You can listen to them without downloading anything!

3. iTunes / Apple Podcasts. If you have an iPhone, this may be your best option. Click here to find the show on iTunes / Apple Podcasts.

4. Google Play Music. If you have an Android phone, this may be your best option. Click here to find the show on Google Play Music.

5. Overcast and Pocketcasts. If you use these platforms or would like to, click here to find the show on Overcast or click here to find it on Pocketcasts.

098: Solid gold lesson planning ideas

Good teaching practices should be at the heart of what we do, and it’s definitely at the heart of the HyperDocs framework. Sean Fahey (@SEANJFAHEY) and Karly Moura (@KarlyMoura) took that powerful framework and shared examples of how it could be spread to many areas of instruction with digital tools. Check it out!

099: Google Classroom: Differentiate like a NINJA

Google Classroom lets teachers customize their students’ learning experiences. But what are the best ways to do that? Michigan teacher Jacqueline Pora (@lasenorapora) shares several clever Google Classroom differentiation ideas that she uses in her class!
Wow, 100 episodes! It’s been a fun learning experience for me, and I hope it has been for you. I do a little reflection on the creation of this podcast and share three things I’ve learned from having created it.

101: Some focus in the middle of digital distractions

Students get bombarded by media and messaging all day long. Cell phones. Social media. Videos. And the communication that comes through all of them. How can they maintain a balance and live their best lives? Michigan educator Paul Murray has some suggestions.

102: The power of the pause

When we’re teaching or presenting, we get in a state of speaking flow. The ideas are coming and we’re spitting them out. But many times, we’re moving faster than our listeners can process. A pause is a breath of fresh air and some mental processing time. It’s powerful!

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