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Fresh Ideas for Teaching

Welcome to the Fresh Ideas for Teaching podcast where we spotlight inspiring stories from educators, authors, and more to find out what's working in K-12 education. The Fresh Ideas for Teaching podcast is presented by Savvas Learning company, a next-generation education company delivering award-winning learning solutions for grades K-12.

Tracks

The 5 Pillars of Reading Explained - Science of Reading in Action: Teacher Voices
Join guest host and master teacher Shadi Tayarani as she welcomes literacy teachers from across the country for a discussion on the cornerstone of effective reading instruction: The 5 Pillars of Reading. Listen in as literacy educators delve into how the pillars are intertwined and what role a lesser known unofficial 6th pillar may have. This special Science of Reading in Action Teacher Voices podcast series includes valuable information every literacy educator can use in the classroom. Whether you are an educator new to the Science of Reading and preparing to make the shift or a literacy expert looking to strengthen your Science of Reading implementation, Savvas Learning Company has the resources, tips, and insights to help you on your Science of Reading journey. To learn more visit Savvas.com/ScienceofReading today!To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
38:50 6/5/24
Debunking Decodables - Science of Reading in Action: Teacher Voices
Join guest host and master teacher Shadi Tayarani as she welcomes literacy teachers from across the country for a discussion on decodables: the role they play and prevailing confusions surrounding their use. This special Science of Reading in Action Teacher Voices podcast series includes valuable information every literacy educator can use in the classroom. Whether you are an educator new to the Science of Reading and preparing to make the shift or a literacy expert looking to strengthen your Science of Reading implementation, Savvas Learning Company has the resources, tips, and insights to help you on your Science of Reading journey. To learn more visit Savvas.com/ScienceofReading today!To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
43:25 4/30/24
The Complexities of Reading Comprehension - Science of Reading in Action: Teacher Voices
Join guest host and master teacher Shadi Tayarani as she welcomes literacy teachers from across the country for a discussion on the complexities of reading comprehension. This special Science of Reading in Action Teacher Voices podcast series includes valuable information every literacy educator can use in the classroom.Whether you are an educator new to the Science of Reading and preparing to make the shift or a literacy expert looking to strengthen your Science of Reading implementation, Savvas Learning Company has the resources, tips, and insights to help you on your Science of Reading journey. To learn more visit Savvas.com/ScienceofReading today!To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
43:37 3/19/24
The Power of Dictation - Science of Reading in Action: Teacher Voices
Join guest host and master teacher Shadi Tayarani as she welcomes literacy teachers from across the country for a discussion on speech to print, print to speech, and the power of dictation. This special Science of Reading in Action Teacher Voices podcast series includes valuable information every literacy educator can use in the classroom. Whether you are an educator new to the Science of Reading and preparing to make the shift or a literacy expert looking to strengthen your Science of Reading implementation, Savvas Learning Company has the resources, tips, and insights to help you on your Science of Reading journey. To learn more visit Savvas.com/ScienceofReading today!To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
31:59 2/22/24
Leveraging the Science of Reading with Older Students
Join guest host and master teacher Shadi Tayarani as she welcomes literacy teachers from across the country for a discussion on applying the Science of Reading for older students. This special Science of Reading in Action Teacher Voices podcast series includes valuable information every literacy educator can use in the classroom. Whether you are an educator new to the Science of Reading and preparing to make the shift or a literacy expert looking to strengthen your Science of Reading implementation, Savvas Learning Company has the resources, tips, and insights to help you on your Science of Reading journey. To learn more visit Savvas.com/ScienceofReading today!To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
36:09 1/10/24
Why Every Word Wants to Grow Up to Be a Sight Word - Science of Reading in Action: Teacher Voices
Join guest host and master teacher Shadi Tayarani as she welcomes literacy teachers from across the country for an in-depth discussion on the differences between sight words, non-phonetic words, and high frequency words. This special Science of Reading in Action Teacher Voices podcast series includes valuable information every literacy educator can use in the classroom. Whether you are an educator new to the Science of Reading and preparing to make the shift or a literacy expert looking to strengthen your Science of Reading implementation, Savvas Learning Company has the resources, tips, and insights to help you on your Science of Reading journey. To learn more visit Savvas.com/ScienceofReading today!To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
40:58 12/14/23
Math Fluency: What Can We Do Differently?
Join author and Math Specialist Graham Fletcher as he shares insights and strategies on how educators can enhance their approach to building math fluency.Learn more about Experience Math, a student-centered K-8 math program, that celebrates the art of teaching combined with the power of an engaged classroom.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
11:56 12/11/23
Integrating Design Thinking Experiences into your STEM Lessons - Keepin' Science Real Part 5
Join STEM expert Dr. Jackie Speake, as she shares how to design meaningful STEM lessons in the classroom (e.g. STEM as a means for design thinking, for solving real-world science problems, and/or explaining why or how a phenomenon occurs).To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
15:58 11/29/23
The Science of Assessment - Science of Reading in Action: Teacher Voices
How do you really know what your students know? Join guest host and master teacher Shadi Tayarani as she welcomes literacy teachers from across the country for an in-depth discussion on the science of assessment. This special Science of Reading in Action Teacher Voices podcast series includes valuable information every literacy educator can use in the classroom. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
42:29 11/17/23
Why Lexical Quality Matters - Science of Reading in Action: Teacher Voices
Join guest host and master teacher Shadi Tayarani as she welcomes literacy teachers from across the country for an in-depth discussion on lexical quality. This special Science of Reading in Action Teacher Voices podcast series includes valuable information every literacy educator can use in the classroom.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
37:10 11/2/23
The Science of Reading: Back to Basics with Dr. Sharon Vaughn
Join literacy expert Dr. Sharon Vaughn as she describes the body of research that is the Science of Reading and its implications for literacy instruction.  Our Science of Reading in Action podcast series provides valuable information every teacher can use.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
14:57 10/16/23
Foundational Reading and Writing: A Reciprocal Relationship - Part 2
Welcome to our Science of Reading in Action podcast series! In this episode, literacy author and expert Dr. Young-Suk Kim explores cutting-edge research in writing development and practical implementation tips for elevating instruction. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
10:20 9/22/23
Foundational Reading and Writing: A Reciprocal Relationship - Part 1
Welcome to our Science of Reading in Action podcast series! In our first episode, literacy author and expert Dr. Young-Suk Kim delves into how Foundational Skills within reading and writing are interconnected.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
18:49 9/14/23
Engaging Students with High-interest Summer Learning Math Activities
Join enVision® Mathematics author and expert Zachary Champagne as he offers helpful tips you can use with your students/children to help keep math learning going over the summer while also striving to make it a joyful and productive experience.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
24:31 6/14/23
How To Assess For Cultural Understanding Part 3 Meaningful Interaction with Culture in the World Language Classroom
Join us for a special podcast series that explores how World Languages educators can create more meaningful interactions with culture in their classrooms. In episode three, Auténtico authors Rich Sayers and Peggy Boyles provide examples of ways educators can assess for cultural understanding. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
16:33 5/3/23
Making Intercultural Comparisons Part 2 Meaningful Interaction with Culture in the World Language Classroom
Join us for a special podcast series that explores how World Languages educators can create more meaningful interactions with culture in their classrooms. In episode two, Auténtico authors Rich Sayers and Peggy Boyles provide examples of ways educators can use intercultural comparisons to help students to relate to new cultures based on their own experiences.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
20:55 3/22/23
Investigate and Interact Part 1 Meaningful Interaction with Culture in the World Language Classroom
Join us for a special podcast series that explores how World Languages educators can create more meaningful interactions with culture in their classrooms. In episode one, Auténtico authors Rich Sayers and Peggy Boyles discuss ways educators can create opportunities for their students to investigate and interact with culture at varying levels of language proficiency. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
17:23 3/7/23
How to Plan a Curriculum Pilot Part 3 - Hempfield School District
Planning and implementing a curriculum pilot for your school or district can be a daunting task. In our How To Plan a Curriculum Pilot series we meet with school district curriculum coordinators to help unpack all the elements that make a successful pilot. In this week's episode, we're talking to Jason Hoffman, Elementary Curriculum Supervisor at Hempfield School District in Pennsylvania, about planning for and evaluating a curriculum pilot. Listen and learn why it's so important to involve teachers early on in the pilot process.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
20:37 2/17/23
How To Plan a Curriculum Pilot - Part 2 - Bethel School District
Planning and implementing a curriculum pilot for your school or district can be a daunting task. In our How To Plan a Curriculum Pilot series we meet with school district curriculum coordinators to help unpack all the elements that make a successful pilot. In this week's episode, we're talking to Jill RW, Curriculum Director at Bethel School District in Oregon about planning for and supporting a curriculum pilot. Listen and learn about her 5 keys to success. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
34:29 2/8/23
How to Plan a Curriculum Pilot - Part 1 - South Jefferson Central School District
Planning and implementing a curriculum pilot for your school or district can be a daunting task. In our How To Plan a Curriculum Pilot series, we meet with school district curriculum coordinators to help unpack all the elements that make a successful pilot. In this week's episode, we're talking to Lisa Parsons, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at South Jefferson Central SD in Adams, NY, about planning for a curriculum pilot. Listen and learn about her 5 P's of success. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
19:19 1/25/23
Coaching Students to Succeed on the AP Spanish Language Exam - Part 3
For many teachers, preparing their students for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam may seem like a daunting task. We invited author José M. Diaz on the show to talk to us about how teachers can best help students prepare for the test. In our final episode of this 3-part series José M. Díaz provides valuable tips on the topic of Speaking and Presenting. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
09:37 1/18/23
Coaching Students to Succeed on the AP Spanish Language Exam - Part 2
For many teachers, preparing their students for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam may seem like a daunting task. We invited author José M. Diaz on the show to talk to us about how teachers can best help students prepare for the test. In part 2 of this 3 part series Jose Diaz provides valuable tips on the topic of Free Response Writing. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
12:02 1/6/23
Overcoming Math Anxiety in the Science Classroom - Keepin’ Science Real Part 4
Math anxiety can often be a potential barrier to student success in STEM related fields. Experience Chemistry and Experience Physics author Dr. Chris Moore joins us on the podcast to discuss not only the importance of bringing more math into science learning but also the anxieties associated with integrating mathematics into the science classroom and strategies for mitigating them. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
20:01 12/19/22
How to Foster Wonder, Beauty, and Joy in the Math Classroom
Why don't more students associate feelings of joy, wonder, and beauty with mathematics study? What can we, as educators, do to better cultivate these sensibilities in the math classroom? Join enVision® math author and expert Dr. Eric Milou as he delights us with tips and tricks to spark more joy in the math classroom.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
20:57 12/5/22
Coaching Students to Succeed on the AP Spanish Language Exam - Part 1
For many teachers, preparing their students for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam may seem like a daunting task. We invited author José M. Diaz on the show to talk to us about how teachers can best help students prepare for the test. In part 1 of this 3 part series Jose Diaz provides valuable tips for tackling interpretive communication and multiple choice questions.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
10:03 12/2/22
Keepin' Science Real Part 3: Motivating Students with Science Stories
Join Dr. Jesse Wilcox as he shares a few interesting science stories and how educators can use compelling stories to not only motivate their students but also keep their own teaching craft fresh and exciting. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
16:20 11/16/22
Do Students Really Understand the Math Concept?
How can we be sure students understand the math concepts we are teaching, even when they have the right answer? When students can demonstrate understanding, they are better able to transfer and apply their knowledge. In this episode of our Fresh Ideas for Teaching podcast, we asked Marian Small, an internationally renowned mathematics educator, author, and professional learning consultant, “What Does Math Understanding Look Like?” Get ready to take notes as Dr. Small shares practical tips, questioning techniques, and strategies to promote mathematical reasoning and uncover true student understanding in the K-12 math classroom.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
14:11 11/11/22
Assessments 101 - Understanding the Relationship Between Assessments and Learning
Assessments can sometimes be scary for both students and educators. Join Brandy Pitre, Director of Assessment and Learning Analytics at Savvas Learning, for an essential Assessments 101 discussion with Tavy Wells Chen and Shirley Li.  In the podcast they unpack words like screener, diagnostic, norming, and scaling to help educators better understand the relationship between assessments and learning.To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
20:37 11/9/22
The Rise of the K-12 LMS and How it’s Facilitating Teaching & Learning
K-12 Learning Management Systems (LMS) are pushing the boundaries of what educators can achieve in the classroom. We got a chance to talk with Todd Cofer, Sr. Platform Manager at Savvas Learning, to discuss the evolution of the K-12 LMS, how it facilitated learning during the pandemic, and what features and tools educators can take advantage of to maximize their instruction. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
08:41 10/28/22
Rich Math Tasks for the Classroom
How can math educators challenge their students to go deeper into math encouraging them to reason, discuss, problem-solve, explore, justify, monitor their own thinking, and connect the mathematics they know to new situations? We got a chance to speak with enVision math authors Francis M. Fennell, Karen Karp, and Beth Kobett on ways to engage students with deep problem-based learning via rich math tasks. To keep the conversation going follow us @SavvasLearning on Instagram, Facebook, X, Youtube, or Linkedin. Visit Savvas.com today to learn more about our award-winning K-12 programs and to request curriculum samples for your school or district.
25:56 10/17/22

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