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Episode 029 – Jess Mitchell

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This week Jess Mitchell joins Ken for a discussion of her work. We talk about finding one’s voice, accessibility, assessment, critical pedagogy, overlooking conversations in the rear view mirror, scorpions, “crap in streams” and so much more. I was fortunate to meet Jess at OpenEd18 in Niagara Falls and was so happy to have her join us for this episode. The work of Jess really does touch deeply and say much better what I feel in my pedagogy.

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Episode 028 – Troy Cockrum

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This week Ken joins Troy Cockrum to discuss blended learning, vlogging, student video  creation, podcasting and what he is up to lately. Troy was the original host of The Flipped Learning Podcast (produced audio archives and YouTube channel) and produced 142+ episodes and then rebooted itself for another 17 episodes with a new name of Flipped Learning Remixed. Most of the episodes featured Troy’s co-host Joan Brown. Troy is a published author of two of his own books as well as chapters in other books on flipped learning. Links in the notes below.

Troy was one of my first contacts in the flipped learning community, is a such a generous colleague and I owe so much to him and others who welcomed me into this community. I even joined Troy and Joan on episode 93 of their podcast back in 2014 after I attended FlipCon14 in Mars, PA, USA.

This episode was recorded on January 22, 2019. If you would like to support The Flipped Learning Network which is a not-for-profit, we have added a full selection below.

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Episode 027 – Keith Hughes

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This week Ken joins Keith Hughes for a great fireside discussion that had everything except the fireside. Topics include professional development, leaving the classroom, video production, Wilford Brimley, differences among educators and learners, conversations and connecting with our students, “this is where learning happens”, use of social media, authenticity, “Facilitator of Learning Experiences” and much more.

This episode was recorded on December 6, 2018. If you would like to support The Flipped Learning Network which is a not-for-profit, we have added a full selection below.

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Episode 026 – Sarah Thomas, PhD

Show Notes

This week Ken joins Sarah Thomas, PhD to discuss her work projects. Sarah is an amazing educator who has done excellent work in flipped and blended learning but the work that I find the most important is her founding of the EduMatch project to help educators connect globally. We talk about her work with that project, her transition from the classroom to spending more time working with educators, listening to podcasts at 3 time speed, sharing on the web, self care and more.

There were a few audio issues (totally my fault, I am still learning). I tried to edit to make it not sound like we were cutting each other off but audio editing is difficult! Sorry Sarah!

Working on not having so much time between recording and releasing. My comments on not spoiling her “upcoming” talk sends me to guilt-land for taking so long on these productions. If you do get a chance to see Sarah speak, I highly recommend it. I’ve heard so many great comments about her talks. This episode interview was recorded on December 1st, 2018.

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Episode 025 – Jonathan Thomas-Palmer

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This week Ken joins Jonathan Thomas-Palmer to discuss his experiences in flipped learning. I would say that our conversation quickly transitioned to critical pedagogy and I for one really enjoyed this conversation. My apologies for taking so long to publish this, it was recorded back on November 29th, 2018.

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Episode 024: Crystal Kirch and the W-S-Q

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This week Matthew Moore talks with veteran flipped educator, and now learning specialist Crystal Kirch. Crystal is the author of the book Flipping With Kirch, as well as serving as a Flipped Learning Network board member. I had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with Crystal…twice as you will hear in the podcast. Although her book has been out for a few years now, this was my first reading and acquaintance with the W-S-Q method. Join us as we talk to a pioneer and voice of experience in the flipped community.

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Guest Bio

Crystal Kirch has been an educator since 2007 and involved with flipped learning since 2011.  After several years teaching high school math in a traditional, teacher-centered model, she stumbled across the flipped classroom idea and began transforming her classroom into a more student-centered, active learning, higher order thinking learning space where students were supported more effectively and challenged in ways that were not possible before. After three years of flipping her class, she transitioned out of the classroom to be a Digital Learning Coach, where she had the opportunity to work with teachers of all subject areas on enhancing the learning environment by utilizing the power of different technologies.  She currently works as a Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist, supporting math teachers from grades 6-12 on curriculum and instruction. Crystal is well-known as a reflective practitioner through her blog Flipping with Kirch, which she began in January of 2012, as a way to reflect and share her journey with the flipped classroom.  The blog documents her weekly successes and failures, as well as lessons learned along the way, that helped her build a successful flipped learning environment structured around a model called the WSQ (Watch – Summarize – Question). She enjoys sharing her experiences through blogging, Twitter (@crystalkirch), and by presenting at conferences such as CUE, FlipCon, and ISTE. She is the author of Flipping with Kirch: The Ups and Downs from Inside my Flipped Classroom (2016) and contributing author in the book Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement (2014). Crystal is well-known as a reflective practitioner through her blog Flipping with Kirch, which she began in January, of 2012, as a way to reflect and share her journey with the flipped classroom. 

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Episode 023: Research, Digital Natives, Flipped Learning & Two Pints PLC

Show Notes

This week Matthew Moore had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Ralph and Laurence Woodruff via Skype to join them on their podcast Two Pint PLC at twopintplc.com and be available from their site in the near future. Two Pint PLC is a podcast focused heavily on education research and informed opinions over a pint of a favorite beverage.  I only hope they find my research more impressive than my unsweetened iced tea.

This episode of AskTheFLN is actually the audioblog version to a companion piece on our main site flippedlearning.org.  Why post this as an ATFLN episode or why do audioblog components at all?  I don’t always have time to sit and read blogs, let alone research, but I do have quite a bit of windshield time and would love to spend more of it listening to others in the flipped community.  It literally takes only a few extra minutes of recording and Audacity work to add the audio element to any blog and if it strikes a chord with readers and listeners then the time is well spent.  While maybe not as riveting as our interviews we do here at ATFLN, I hope you find this 15 minute listen worth your time as well.

 

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Guest Bio

No guest this week, you are just stuck listening to me.

Matthew is the author of the book DIBs: Using Digital Instruction Blocks, available on Amazon.com. He is also a board member for the Flipped Learning Network and a Co-founder of the Illinois Flipped & Blended Learning Network . Matthew is a mathematics teacher with seventeen years of experience at the high school level and has also served as an adjunct instructor at the local community college for the since 2004. He can be followed at @matthew_t_moore and maintains a web site at matthewtmoore.wordpress.com

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Episode 022: Starting Jr. High…As The Teacher w/ Jen Brummer

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This week Matthew Moore talks with veteran junior high science teacher Jen Brummer about starting over at a fresh school well into a successful career.  Mrs. Brummer is a teaching veteran of 19 years in the science classroom, but this year she began a new chapter at a new school.  We discussed what it is like to move from a long term teaching job in one junior high to take on the challenges of teaching in a different district with new colleagues. What does it feel like to be the new kid on the block?  How does the attitude of the staff at the new school impact and affect that transition. Join us as we discuss being the new kid on the block. Enjoy the show and we welcome feedback via comments, tweets to hosts and/or the AskTheFLN Twitter account or as a comment via iTunes. If you would like to support The Flipped Learning Network, please visit our page where you can consider how to support your not-for-profit community.

Guest Bio

Jen Brummer is a science teacher of 19 year experience. She is an engaging educator with an excitement for science and love of junior high students. A great opportunity to make a transition provided this wife and mother a chance to start junior high in a new district. Continue reading

Episode 021 – Alan Levine

Show Notes

Photo of Alan Levine in the rain.
The rain today on the trail was persistent, but all in all, it was not all that much, just misty. Thanks JT for the great tour of this mountain in your backyard.

This week Ken joins Alan Levine to discuss open sharing on the internet. I followed Alan’s work for some time and in 2015 I had the opportunity to work together with Alan, Brian, Tannis, Nancy, and others as part of the award winning #AgoraUDG project. The collaboration continued and I contributed an open story about connections leading to more connections to contribute to another Alan Levine project “True Stories of Open Sharing“.

I truly owe much to Alan and his generosity and am excited to share this conversation with you all. Enjoy the show and we welcome feedback via comments, tweets to hosts and/or the AskTheFLN Twitter account or as a comment via iTunes.

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Episode 020 Talking Teacher Tool Making with @MrDeltaMath, Zach Korzyk

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This week Matthew Moore talks with education tool creator Zach Korzyk This podcast focuses on Zach Korzyk, the creator of an amazing free learning tool called DeltaMath, but the focus is NOT math but the story and philosophy of an educator trying to meet the needs of his students. DeltaMath is a great tool but what I found most engaging is the educational philosophies of the educator that have shaped this tool.  We talk about what it takes to make a top shelf education tool and provided to students and teachers for free.  We talk about how his students have helped shape a tool that is actively being used by 25000 student right now.  Finally, we talk about the impact that one teacher in New York can have from his classroom and his apartment on so many teachers and student.  This is a great tool for flipped classrooms, but is an even more powerful story of making a better tool because it is good for students.  Enjoy the show and we welcome feedback via comments, tweets to hosts and/or the AskTheFLN Twitter account or as a comment via iTunes. If you would like to support The Flipped Learning Network, please visit our page where you can consider how to support your not-for-profit community.

Guest Bio

Zach Korzyk is the creator of DeltaMath, a free online resource used by thousands of teachers and nearly a million students. He is in his 12th year as a public school math teacher at Manhattan Village Academy and also a Math for America Master Teacher.  Continue reading