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Restart Recharge Podcast

We’re coaches at Forward Edge, a K-12 technology company in Ohio. We are a team of former educators who now work as instructional coaches across the region. On our podcast, we’ll share lessons, stories, and tips from our network of coaches and special guests. We’re right there with you - on the ground and in schools every day. Hear personal perspectives on the role of a coach, benefit from our experiences, and learn from our mistakes - wherever you are, we’ve been there, we are there, and we want to help! So press the restart button, recharge your coaching batteries, and leave feeling equipped and inspired to coach fearlessly - with the Restart Recharge Podcast: A Tech Coach Collective!

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411 - EduGuardians, Assemble!
Welcome to another epic episode of Restart Recharge! This week, hosts Matthaeus Huelse and Katie Ritter are joined by the incredible EDU Guardians: Larisa Black, Aileen Wallace, Christie Cloud, and Alyssa Faubion (and Heather Brown). These educational superheroes share their origin story and the super tools that power their mission to unite and ignite the passion of educators worldwide.Discover how the EDU Guardians evolved from a simple AI prompt into a thriving community of over 145 educators, each with a unique superhero persona. Learn about their innovative methods of connecting educators through trading cards, virtual meetups, and collaborative projects, all aimed at building a supportive and dynamic personal learning family (PLF).Follow the EDU Guardians on their socials!Twitter/X - @EduGuardian5Instagram - @EduGuardian5TikTok - @EduGuardian5Join the EDU Guardians! Check out the details here:EduGuardian5.comMeet the EDU Guardians at ISTE!June 24Edge U Badges 10:30 AMQuizizz - 2:45 PMBook Creator 3:15Figma - 3:30 PMJune 25Quizizz Photo - 12:20 PMBrisk+EG+Week of AI - 5-7PMJune 26Curipod/BenQ - 11:00 AMCoaches CampProfessional development designed specifically for instructional coaches, like you!Join us in Cincinnati - July 29th - 30thor Virtually - July 22nd - 24thEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
40:57 6/4/24
410 - Digital Danger Zone: Cybersecurity Essentials for Educators and Beyond
In this episode of Restart Recharge, Katie Ritter and Matthaeus Huelse tackle the important topic of cybersecurity in education with Kehlan Rutan, Senior Information Security Officer at Forward Edge. As schools become frequent targets for cyber threats, Kehlan shares his extensive experience in improving cybersecurity for K-12 schools, offering practical strategies to protect digital environments.We discuss why educational institutions are particularly vulnerable, the tactics cybercriminals use, and essential steps to safeguard your data. Kehlan explains terms like malware, ransomware, and the dark web in an accessible way. He also provides actionable tips on password management, recognizing phishing attempts, and the importance of regular updates.Whether you're an educator, administrator, or just someone using the internet, this episode has valuable information to help you stay safe online.Give Kehlan a follow!Twitter: @KehlanCoaches CampProfessional development designed specifically for instructional coaches, like you!Join us in Cincinnati - July 29th - 30thor Virtually - July 22nd - 24thEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
47:11 5/21/24
409 - Game On! Innovative School Competitions for Teacher Training
In this exciting episode, join Matthaeus Huelse and Katie Ritter as they learn more about "Tech Madness", a thrilling tech competition that transformed professional development into a battleground of innovation and skill. Discover how our instructional coaches Alyssa Faubion and Jordan Petri turned a friendly contest into a powerhouse of learning, motivation, and community building among educators. We discuss what makes this a success across multiple rural districts, and how Alyssa and Jordan kept engagement high throughout the competition. Fair warning, there may be some trash-talking in this episode!Whether you're an educator looking for a spark of inspiration or simply in love with the idea of gamification in professional growth, this episode is for you. Our guest offer actionable tips that could change the way you approach teaching and coaching in your building. And if you are looking for an easy starting point, check out the template that Jordan created and feel free to use it for your own "Tech Madness!"Get your own FREE Template: Tech Madness!Let Alyssa and Jordan know about your own Tech Madness!Jordan Twitter: @JordPetriInstagram: @JordPetriAlyssa:  Twitter: @farmerfaubsInstagram: @farmerfaubsCoaching MentorshipsWhere Coaches Go to Grow! - We empower coaches with a holistic approach to implement practical skills and strategies that creates a wave of lasting change with the educators in their schools. We work to improve learning by being right there with you, on the ground, and in schools every day.Coaches CampProfessional development designed specifically for instructional coaches, like you!Join us in Cincinnati - July 29th - 30thor Virtually - July 22nd - 24th
32:00 5/7/24
408 - Prepping for the End of the Year: Reflecting and Organizing
As the school year winds down, Rachel Porter and our hosts, Matthaeus Huelse and Katie Ritter, explore practical strategies for instructional coaches to help teachers reflect on the past year and prepare for the next. They discuss the importance of feedback, the use of AI to organize and analyze responses, and the value of having a coaching buddy to gain different perspectives.Whether you're an instructional coach feeling isolated in your role or a school leader looking to inspire your team, this episode offers valuable insights into managing the stressful end-of-year period while setting the stage for future success.Find Rachel on her Socials!Twitter/X: @RachelP3333Coaching MentorshipsWhere Coaches Go to Grow! - We empower coaches with a holistic approach to implement practical skills and strategies that creates a wave of lasting change with the educators in their schools. We work to improve learning by being right there with you, on the ground, and in schools every day.Coaches CampProfessional development designed specifically for instructional coaches, like you!Join us in Cincinnati - July 29th - 30thor Virtually - July 22nd - 24th
25:02 4/23/24
407 - The Leadership Journey: Insights for Instructional Coaches
Ready to enhance your role in educational leadership? "The Leadership Journey: Insights for Instructional Coaches" offers a practical and insightful look into the world of instructional coaching. This episode is perfect for instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and educators looking to deepen their impact and leadership skills within the educational landscape.We are talking with Natasha Rachell, Director of Instructional Technology for Atlanta Public Schools about personal anecdotes, expert advice, and practical strategies to transform the often solitary journey of an instructional coach into a collaborative expedition towards excellence! With discussions centered around personal and professional growth, this episode serves as a guide for those eager to inspire and lead with confidence.Tune in to discover actionable insights and advice on transforming your approach to leadership. "The Leadership Journey" is your invitation to become a more effective leader in education. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn, grow, and influence the future of teaching and learning.Find Natasha on her Socials!Twitter: @apsitnatashaInstagram: @natashabrachellPodcast TeamHosts- Katie Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Matthäus Huelse, Jeremy McConnell, Justin ThomasSocial Media/ Promo Team- Alyssa FaubionProducer- Matthäus HuelseEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!Coaching MentorshipsWhere Coaches Go to Grow! - We empower coaches with a holistic approach to implement practical skills and strategies that creates a wave of lasting change with the educators in their schools. We work to improve learning by being right there with you, on the ground, and in schools every day.
34:41 4/9/24
406 - AI in the Classroom: A Powerful Tool for Transforming Teaching and Learning
In this episode of "AI Conversations," we are bringing back the hot topic of AI in the classroom. Join us and forward-thinking educator Adam Mohler as he delves into how AI can revolutionize teaching and learning. Adam emphasizes that AI is not just a tool for students but also a personal assistant for teachers, easing their workload and supporting better teaching. Discover how AI can create engaging and personalized learning experiences, from generating first-grade-level stories to creating interactive slides with images. Adam also addresses the concerns and fears some teachers have about AI, assuring that it's here to stay and that it can be a powerful tool for educators who embrace it. Tune in to "AI Conversations" for insights and strategies on using AI to enhance student learning and transform education.Find Adam here:@moler3031 - Twitter/X@moler.adam - Instagram@moler3031 - TikTokCheck out Moler's Musings!Podcast TeamHosts- Katie Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Matthäus Huelse, Jeremy McConnell, Justin ThomasSocial Media/ Promo Team- Alyssa FaubionProducer- Matthäus HuelseCoaches CampProfessional development designed specifically for instructional coaches, like you!Join us in Cincinnati - July 29th - 30thor Virtually - July 22nd - 24thEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!
37:42 3/26/24
405 - TikTok your PD
Ever thought of TikTok as more than just dance moves and viral challenges? In this week’s episode of Restart Recharge, we're shaking things up by diving into how TikTok can be a game-changer for teacher PD. We're joined by the one and only Dr. Tyler Tarver, who’s not just a big deal online with over 120 million views but also a guru when it comes to making learning fun and accessible. Tyler’s going to walk us through his adventure from YouTube to TikTok, showing us that a little creativity can turn those quick, catchy videos into powerful PD tools that fit right in your pocket. It doesn’t matter if you're already a TikTok aficionado or just curious about what it can do for you and your teaching; this episode is packed with down-to-earth advice, real-world wisdom, and plenty of laughs to boot. Join us to find out how you can make PD not just informative, but downright enjoyable.Follow Tyler on his socials!@tylertarver - X/Twitter@tylertarver - Instagramdrtylertarver -TikTok Check out his Website!TarverAcademy.comPodcast TeamHosts- Katie Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Matthäus Huelse, Jeremy McConnell, Justin ThomasSocial Media/ Promo Team- Alyssa FaubionProducer- Matthäus HuelseCoaches CampProfessional development designed specifically for instructional coaches, like you!Join us in Cincinnati - July 29th - 30thor Virtually - July 22nd - 24thEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
43:48 3/12/24
404 - Giving Feedback to Teachers: The End of the Compliment Sandwich
Join us this week on Restart Recharge as we tackle the essential topic of feedback in education with Brooke Conklin, a return guest and one of our very own here at Forward Edge. Brooke, who has helped build and is now leading our certification programs and our Coaching Network. Today she brings her practical experience and insights into how effective feedback can enhance teaching and learning.In this episode, Brooke shares stories from the field, including a pivotal experience with a fourth-grade team, to illustrate the impact of thoughtful feedback. We discuss how to move beyond simple praise or criticism to foster real growth and development in educators.We'll delve into strategies that make feedback a powerful tool for improvement, focusing on authenticity, constructive criticism, and the importance of a supportive approach. Brooke offers advice for educators and coaches on how to engage in meaningful feedback conversations that lead to positive changes in the classroom.Tune in for an insightful discussion filled with real-world advice and strategies that anyone in education can apply. Whether you're giving feedback or receiving it, this episode is packed with valuable takeaways.The Coaching Habit - Michael Bungay StanierThe Artisan Teacher: A Field Guide to Skillful Teaching - Mike RutherfordFollow Brooke on X/Twitter@brookeconklin19Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Matthäus Huelse, Jeremy McConnell, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Alyssa FaubionProducer- Matthäus HuelseCoaches CampProfessional development designed specifically for instructional coaches, like you!Join us in Cincinnati - July 29th - 30thor Virtually - July 22nd - 24thEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers! 
48:08 2/27/24
403 - Building and Sustaining Educator Communities
This week on Restart Recharge, we're getting into the nitty-gritty of "Building and Sustaining Communities and Teacher Groups." Andrea Carovillano joins us to share her practical advice on creating supportive environments where teachers work together effectively.We'll talk about how to make teacher groups work for everyone, celebrate small wins, and build connections that matter. Andrea will also cover dealing with challenges and keeping things moving in a positive direction, all with a focus on what works in real classrooms and schools.Tune in for straightforward tips and stories from the field. This episode is for teachers, coaches, and anyone interested in making schools a better place for collaboration.Follow Andrea on X/Twitter@MrsCarvEDUPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Michael Roush, Alyssa Faubion, Matthäus HuelseSocial Media/ Promo Team- Alyssa FaubionProducer- Matthäus HuelseCoaches CampProfessional development designed specifically for instructional coaches, like you! Join us in Cincinnati - July 29th - 30thor Virtually - July 22nd - 24thEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers! 
38:14 2/13/24
402 - Interview Tips for Aspiring Coaches
In this week's Restart Recharge, we take a slight detour from our usual discussions on pedagogy and professional development to focus on a topic that's crucial for anyone looking to step into the world of instructional coaching: the application process. We're joined by Tyler Erwin, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Integration at Forward Edge, who brings a wealth of knowledge from his role at the helm of our instructional coaching team.Dive deep with us as we explore the nuances of instructional design coaching, from the trends in hiring and essential qualities for success to the challenges newcomers face when transitioning from teaching to coaching. Tyler doesn't stop there; he also provides his top three tips for those aspiring to make an impact as Instructional Design Coaches and highlights the common pitfalls to avoid during the application process. This episode is a treasure trove for educators, instructional coaches, and anyone interested in the intricacies of instructional coaching.Join us for a compelling conversation filled with expert advice, engaging stories, and actionable strategies. Whether you're a seasoned educator considering a shift to coaching or simply fascinated by the potential of instructional design in education, this episode is packed with insights that promise to enlighten and inspire.Follow Tyler for more insights!Twitter/XPodcast TeamHosts - Katie Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team - Michael Roush, Alyssa Faubion, Matthäus HuelseSocial Media/Promo Team - Alyssa FaubionProducer - Matthäus Huelse
48:38 1/30/24
401 - Bite Sized Learning
Welcome to our first episode of Season 4 of Restart Recharge! This time we navigate beyond the surface of bite-sized learning to explore the transformative world of micro-credentialing in K-12 education. Join us as we delve into a comprehensive discussion with Tom Burton, CEO of We Empower LLC and former Superintendent of Princeton City Schools, who brings his rich expertise and innovative thinking to our conversation.This episode goes beyond conventional teaching strategies, addressing key issues such as the role of motivation in educational success, the challenges and opportunities of micro-credentialing for teachers, and how these approaches impact both student learning and educator professional development. Our discussion with Tom Burton illuminates the practicalities and philosophical aspects of modern education, providing invaluable insights for teachers, instructional coaches, and education enthusiasts.Tune in for a dynamic dialogue filled with practical advice, thought-provoking questions, and inspirational messages. Whether you're an educator looking to enhance your teaching methods or someone passionate about the future of education, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and perspective.Follow Tom on Social Media!Twitter: TBurton_EmpowerInstagram: TDBempower Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Michael Roush, Alyssa Faubion, Matthäus HuelseSocial Media/ Promo Team- Alyssa FaubionProducer- Matthäus Huelse EdTech Webinars Join us for our free EdTech Webinars series! Get registered for the January 18th session here. Edge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers! 
36:45 1/16/24
320 - Redefining Professional Development
In this season finale of "Restart Recharge," hosts Matthaeus and Katie reflect on the year, focusing on the challenge of finding effective professional development (PD) strategies for instructional coaches. They explore the importance of adaptability and communication in education, inspired by a historical event that Katie brings to life through an insightful activity. This episode serves as a thought-provoking dialogue, not just to review the past year but to ignite ideas and questions for educators to ponder for the remainder of the school year and beyond.
23:04 11/28/23
319 - Keeping it Simple: Empathetic and Practical EdTech Coaching
Join us and Alfonso Mendoza, host of 'My EdTech Life,' as we unravel the secrets of making technology in education both simple and empathetic. From building relationships across 14 buildings to offering military-grade life advice, Fonz shares actionable strategies for reaching every teacher in your district and tips on keeping tech approachable. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone looking to enhance their EdTech strategies with a human touch.https://www.myedtech.life/Follow Alfonso on Instagram | Twitter/XPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Michael Roush, Alyssa Faubion, Matthäus HuelseSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Alyssa FaubionCreative/Content Team- Matthäus Huelse, Brooke ConklinProducer- Matthäus HuelseEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better
37:17 11/14/23
318 - Navigating the AI Landscape
Join Matthaeus Huelse and Katie Ritter as they talk with Deb Norton about the intricacies of Artificial Intelligence in education in today's episode. Deb shares her insights on ethical considerations, such as plagiarism, and offers practical advice on how to integrate AI tools in a balanced and responsible manner. The episode delves into trusted AI resources, the concept of "human in the loop," and the emerging field of prompt engineering. Whether you're an educator, tech coach, or administrator, this episode provides valuable takeaways for navigating the complex world of AI in education.
34:32 10/31/23
317 - Be Interactive with Genially!
In today's episode, Matthaeus Huelse and Katie Ritter explore the realm of interactive digital content with Cat Spencer from Genially. Cat, a former English teacher now passionate about EdTech, shares her move to Genially and how this one-stop shop is simplifying interactive content creation for educators. They discuss the variety of resources Genially offers, from gamification templates to intuitive training materials. The conversation also touches on the importance of community among educators, highlighting the role of instructional coaches. With insightful experiences and practical advice shared, this episode is a great listen for those keen on enhancing interactive learning in the classroom.Check out Genially!Follow Cat on Twitter/XPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Michael Roush, Alyssa Faubion, Matthäus HuelseSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Alyssa FaubionCreative/Content Team- Matthäus Huelse, Brooke ConklinProducer- Matthäus HuelseEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for betterDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. 
27:24 10/17/23
316 - VSTE Coaching Certification
Instructional coach Emily Heller joins hosts Katie Ritter and Matthäus Huelse to discuss the VSTE Coaching Certification program she helped create in Virginia. Emily provides insights into the structure of the program, which offers flexible professional development and community support for tech coaches. She shares tips for coaches looking to advocate for more training, emphasizing the importance of networking, data-driven advocacy, and creating the resources you need. Emily leaves listeners inspired to take action in supporting coach growth through collaboration and certification programs. Tune in for her top tips on networking, advocacy, and creating your own PD opportunities.Virginia Society for Technology in EducationFollow Emily on Twitter/XPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Michael Roush, Alyssa Faubion, Matthäus HuelseSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Alyssa FaubionCreative/Content Team- Matthäus Huelse, Brooke ConklinProducer- Matthäus HuelseEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for betterDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
42:20 10/3/23
Special Episode: Meet Our New Co-Host Matthaeus!
Welcome to a special episode of "Restart Recharge: A Tech Coach Collective!" In this episode, we're taking a slight detour from our usual content to introduce you to our new co-host, Matthäus Huelse. From his roots in Germany to his educational journey across continents, Matthäus brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the podcast. Join Katie Ritter as she uncovers fun facts and quirky questions about Matthäus, from his favorite type of ballroom dancing to his unique journey to obtaining a driver's license.Follow Matthaeus on Twitter/XPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Matthäus HuelseEditing Team- Michael Roush, Alyssa Faubion, Matthäus HuelseSocial Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Alyssa FaubionCreative/Content Team- Matthäus Huelse, Brooke ConklinProducer- Matthäus Huelse
12:20 9/28/23
315 - Coaching with Accessibility in Mind - with Chrystal Trapani & Katie Fielding
Join us as we welcome special guests Katie Fielding and Crystal Trapani to discuss accessibility and how coaches can integrate it into their work. Katie and Crystal share their personal journeys to accessibility advocacy. They offer tips for making materials more accessible through simple changes like font selection, alt text for images, and leveraging closed captions. Other highlights include modeling inclusive practices, starting small when working with teachers, empowering others, and vulnerability. Katie and Crystal emphasize that accessibility benefits everyone. They encourage coaches to survey their staff on accessibility needs, focus on andragogy for adult learners, and make sure their own materials are accessible. Tune in for an insightful discussion on becoming an accessibility advocate as a coach.Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Jordan Petri, Alyssa FaubionCreative/Content Team- Justin Thomas, Brooke ConklinProducer- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better
33:03 9/19/23
314 - Build School Podcasts - with Stevie Frank
There are several media outlets to share thoughts and knowledge today, but one that has continued to grow in popularity is podcasting! Guess what…you’re listening to one right now! Let’s jump on board with podcasting in schools - whether it’s educators or students podcasting can both be fun and valuable! Today we’ll discuss how instructional coaches can make a push for podcasting in their schools and how they can build future podcasters.StevieFrank.comFollow Stevie on Twitter (X)! Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Jordan Petri, Alyssa FaubionCreative/Content Team- Justin Thomas, Brooke ConklinProducer- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
36:25 9/5/23
313 - Grow Unique Educators! - with Ron Madison
As we kick off a new school year, it is an important time to reach out to all teachers to help them be successful. We can aid in their growth throughout the school year and that will continue through their teaching of the students. We’re joined by Ron Madison, an instructional technologist from Michigan, who strives to aid in the growth of ALL the educators he works with.Follow Ron on Twitter!Check Out Ron's Superhero 3-D Printouts!Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin Thomas, Brooke ConklinProducer- Justin ThomasEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Forward Edge Google Educator BootcampThis Google for Education Bootcamp is for educators to get certified in Google productsDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
44:40 8/22/23
312 - Instructional Storytelling: Google ALL Experience
Google for Education is always at the forefront of innovation to best equip educators with their educational technology needs! But how do they get their new innovations in the minds of educators? Through a partnership with Forward Edge, the creation of the Google Adaptive Learning Lab allowed for fast paced, but interactive sessions for educators to learn new Google tools from our instructional coaches. The main event was at ISTE 22, but two coaches took the show on the road to tour the US to continue to show off these Google features in a new and exciting way! We’ll learn more from Angela Lyman and Jamie Clausius about this event and what to expect for the event at ISTE 23 in a few weeks! Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin Thomas, Brooke ConklinProducer- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
25:29 6/13/23
311 - An EdTech Eulogy - with Jon Smith
As we near the end of the school year, it is time to reflect on our coaching and decide what went well and what we can utilize for next year. However, there will likely be some methods and practices that should not make the trip into next year. Rather they should end or perish with the finish of the school year. With us today is Jon Smith from BookCreator, who is going to talk more about how the death of certain edtech practices is actually a good thing for our coaching.Follow Jon on Twitter!Check out BookCreator!Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin Thomas, Brooke ConklinProducer- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Edge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
41:39 5/30/23
310 - Tech with Littles! - with Sarah Kiefer & Brittney Priore
As instructional coaches, we sometimes work in specific grade level buildings. Other times we are serving the entire district, including all grade level bands. It can be a mystery in what edtech strategies we should implore in the elementary buildings. However, our littles are excited to learn and use technology, so we need to work with our teachers to get them using it! And that is exactly what a coach and teacher duo have been doing here in southwest Ohio! So let’s talk with Sarah Kiefer and Brittney Priore on ideas for allowing our elementary students to use more edtech in their learning!Tech You Can DoTemplates For TeachersFollow Sarah on Twitter!Follow Brittney on Twitter!Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin Thomas, Brooke ConklinProducer- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
49:16 5/16/23
309 - Instructional Ideas for Elementary EdTech Success! - with Debbie Tannenbaum
As instructional coaches, we sometimes work in specific grade level buildings. Other times we are serving the entire district, including all grade level bands. It can be a mystery in what edtech strategies we should implore in the elementary buildings. However, our littles are excited to learn and use technology, so we need to work with our teachers to get them using it!Follow Debbie on Twitter!TannenbaumTech.comPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin Thomas, Brooke ConklinProducer- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
37:54 5/2/23
308 - PBL and the Coach! - with Scott Nunes
Project Based Learning - or PBL - is an exciting strategy to allow a project to drive the student learning in the classroom. However, despite how exciting this can be, it can be difficult to implement or get the idea truly running. That may be an excellent place for the coach to join in! In this episode, we’ll discuss ideas and strategies for the instructional coach to assist teachers in learning more about PBL and then utilizing the strategy with the students!Follow Scott Nunes on Twitter!Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin ThomasProducers- Justin ThomasEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Forward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
40:08 4/18/23
307 - Coaching Ideas to Assist in Classroom Management
One of the biggest struggles for teachers can be classroom management. What happens when the lesson is ready to go, the teacher is excited to teach the content, but the students are not engaged and struggle to focus? This episode will tackle ideas for coaches who look to work with teachers to assist with classroom management.Maggie HarrisPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin ThomasProducers- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
32:22 4/4/23
306 - Finding the Balance: Large School Districts - with Cammie Kannekens & Rachel Porter
Our role as coaches is an interesting one. We get to work with the administration, educators, and even students. But it can sometimes be complicated to show your value and importance to the district. How do you prove your worth when you are in a large district with multiple buildings that are sometimes many miles apart? We’ll tackle those issues in order to find the perfect balance when working with our educators and to show our value to the district!Cammie KannekensRachel PorterPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin ThomasProducers- Michael Roush, Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEdge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!EDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
46:17 3/21/23
305 - Finding the Balance: Single School Building
Our role as coaches is an interesting one. We get to work with the administration, educators, and even students. But it can sometimes be complicated to show your value and importance to the district. How do you prove your worth without being overbearing on the staff you work with? We’ll tackle those issues in order to find the perfect balance when working with our educators and to show our value to the district!Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin ThomasProducers- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Edge•U BadgesEdge•U is an anytime, anywhere professional learning platform made for teachers by teachers!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
45:01 3/7/23
304 - Texas Sized Ideas: A TCEA Recap
A few of us were able to attend TCEA in San Antonio and we would like to share some of the great sessions and newest edtech ideas that we saw from the Lone Star State.Educators ReferencedLearn Your Google Admin Console Step by StepErick Buenrostro, Mesha Daniel  - Ysleta ISDDon't Become a Cybersecurity MemeEmily Young  - Mansfield ISDUniversal Accessibility: 10 Design Tips to Make Digital Content Accessible for AllAshley Jackson Ivey  - Garland ISDChart A New Course: Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow's WorldRachelle Dene Poth  - Riverview School DistrictTo Infinity and Beyond with Edu ProtocolsJeremiah Wall, Valerie Wall  - Pilot Point ISDHacking Microsoft Office 365: Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your Office SuiteScott Boiles, Bob Eikenberry  - Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISDTech Coaches Roundtable: Ideas for a Sustainable PD ProgramPayton Bartee, Tori Klaff, Krista Nix-Buckner  - Katy ISDLeveraging Student Voices: How to Build Capacity Through Student Technology LeadersKarsyn Jackson  - Denton ISDTech TokChelsea Best, Amanda Dismukes, Brittni Kalich, Troy Kuhn, Tom Spall  - Brenham ISDPodcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin ThomasProducers- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Forward Edge Google Educator BootcampThis Google for Education Bootcamp is for educators to get certified in Google productsDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
41:39 2/21/23
303 - The Next Level of AI
Have you heard of ChatGPT? Probably so, since this name is out everywhere in the education world now. What started as a mention has now encompassed the entire realm of education. This new AI product can do wonders - from writing you a song, to creating essays, lesson plans, and more. So what exactly is it? How can coaches harness the power to assist their instructional planning and help educators find ways to utilize it in their lessons while working around any worries they have? That is what we’ll look to answer in this episode of Restart Recharge!Podcast TeamHosts- Katie  Ritter & Justin ThomasEditing Team- Michael Roush, Justin Thomas Social Media/ Promo Team- Annamarie Rinehart, Lisa Kuhn, Maggie HarrisCreative/Content Team- Justin ThomasProducers- Justin ThomasForward Edge Coaches CampAn event that assists instructional coaches learn new tips and strategies for implementing their rolEDU Coach NetworkWe're former teachers turned instructional coaches. Coaches can change student learning for better Forward Edge Google Educator BootcampThis Google for Education Bootcamp is for educators to get certified in Google productsDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
41:13 2/7/23