As regular readers know, I’ve been doing a weekly ten-minute online BAM! Radio Show for the past year-and-a-half. In each show, I’ve interviewed guests who have contributed to one of my Education Week Teacher columns. They’ve been pretty popular, with nearly 30,000 downloads each month.
I thought readers might find it helpful if I put links with descriptions to each show in one place:
How Great Principals Help Teachers Grow: They Do This, Not That with Mark Estrada and Diana Laufenberg.
Rethinking Student Discipline, Punishment and Accountability with Timothy Hilton, Shane Safir, and Jen Adkins.
Bridging the Cultural Barrier with Immigrant Parents with Rusul Alrubail, Anna Bartosik and Jordan Lanfair.
Lowering Barriers to Connecting with Parents and Maintaining Trust with Shane Safir and Jennifer Orr.
Epic Classroom Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them with Gianna Cassetta and Karen Baptiste.
What Is the Value of Colleges of Education to Active K-12 Teachers? with Pia Wong and Benjamin Riley.
Making Science More Approachable to English Language Learners with Alicia Johal, Maria Montalvo-Balbed, and Donna Bennett.
Three Classroom Myths and Misconceptions about the Growth Mindset with Eduardo Briceño.
What Is the Sound of Education Without Teacher Voice? with Karen Baptiste.
5 Ways Teachers Can Work Around an Awful Textbook with Mary Ann Zehr and Christopher Lehman
Teacher Leadership: What It Is, What It Is Not with Aubrie Rojee and Regie Routman
Force-Fitting Technology Into Your Classroom: Pros, Cons and Surprises with Suzie Boss and Ken Halla
What Are the Unique Challenges Female Educators Face? with Rusul Airubail, Shanna Peeples, and Megan Allen
My Biggest Teaching Mistake and What I Learned from It with Ekuwah Moses, Julia Thompson, Roxanna Elden
If You Have ELLs in Your Class, but No Curriculum, Do This… with Annie Huynh and Wendi Pillars
Teaching and Learning Without Reflection is Like… with Barry Saide and Mary K. Tedrow
What Is Grit? Can Grit Be Taught? Who Is Responsible for Grit? with Ebony McGee, Kristi Mraz, Christine Hertz
Personalized Learning: Another Buzzword or a “Must-Know” Teaching Strategy? with Allison Zmuda, Diana Laufenberg, Pernille Ripp.
Closing the Teacher Diversity Gap: What It Takes with Dr. Travis Bristol
Three Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching with Val Brown, Julia Thompson
Overwhelmed: Help for Those of Us Whose Lives Are Out of Balance with Debbie Silver
Would These 5 Tips Make You More Open to New Teaching Practices? Sally Zepeda, Bill Sterrett, and Pete Hall
Encouraging Other Teachers Who Work with English Language Learners with Sonia Nieto, Alicia Lopez
The Three Best Ways Teachers Can Encourage Support for English Language Learners with Jennifer Connors, Diane Staehr Fenner, Sydney Snyder
Teaching Strategies 2.0: What Is a Digital Portfolio? Why It Matters with Rusul Alrubail, Michael Fisher
The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Professional Development with Rick Wormeli
Why Some Teachers Stay, While Others Quit with Sharon Jacobs
A Second Look: Teacher Attrition at High Poverty Urban Schools Karen Baptiste, Pia Wong, Yvette Jackson
How Small Learning Communities Create Powerful Climates for Academic Success with ReLeah Cosette-Lent, Ted Appel
How Are Common Core Standards Impacting Teaching Math to ELLs? with Ben Spielberg, Denisse R. Thompson, Gladis Kersaint
Exploring the Difference Between Student Participation and Student Engagement with Jennifer Gonzalez, Bill and Pérsida Himmele
Fitting Technology Into the Common Core Standards: Do This, Don’t Do That with Michael Fisher, Andrew Miller
What Are Good Examples of Reading Lessons Aligned to Common Core Standards? with Cheryl Dobbertin
What Are the Differences Between Project-Based, Problem-Based and Inquiry Learning? with Jeff Wilhelm, Suzie Boss
What Are the Best Ways to Teach Literature in the Age of Common Core? with Nancy Steineke, Sean McComb, Bill and Pérsida Himmele
Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs): Five Strategies That Work with Judie Haynes, MaryAnn Zehr
The 10 Best Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary in the Classroom with Katie Brown, Marilee Sprenger
Maker Movement, DYI, 3D Printers: New Fad or Real Path to 21st Century Skills? with Laura Blankenship
What Is Your Advice to Educators Who Want to Write a Book? with Marjorie McAneny, PJ Caposey, Alan Sitomer
Differentiated Instruction and Tracking Students: Is It Time to Reconsider? Laura Robb, Regie Routman
Effective Classroom Management: Do This, Not That with Pernille Ripp, Dr. Bryan Harris
How Can We Increase the Ranks of Teachers of Color? with Gloria Ladson-Billings
Are Caring and Relationship Building Compatible with Implementing Common Core Standards? with Mai Xi Lee, Sean Slade
How Can Teachers Meet Common Core English Standards with English Language Learners? with Maria Montalvo-Balbed, Debbie Zacarian
Can We Effectively Evaluate Teachers Based on Factors Teachers Completely Control? with Ben Spielberg and Ted Appel
Student Engagement Versus Student Compliance: How Much Does It Really Matter? with Debbie Silver, Dr. Bryan Harris
What Are the Myths and Misconceptions Around Formative Assessment? with Nancy Frey
How Can We Help Students Appreciate the Value of Learning Geography? Elisabeth Johnson, Kelly Young
Close Reading: What It Is, What It’s Not with Chris Lehman
Accountability: What are the Alternatives to Using Test Scores for Teacher Evaluations? with Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D., Ben Spielberg
How Can We Make Math More Engaging and Accessible to Students? with Dr. Anne M. Collins, Sue O’Connell
What Is the Best Way to Train Student Teachers? with Emily Geltz, Linda Rief
How Can Teachers Best Manage Race and Class Issues In Schools? with P. L. Thomas, Ashanti Foster
Second Thoughts: Teacher Attire, Does it Really Matter? with Roxanna Elden, Renee Moore
How Is Globalization Changing How and What You Teach? with John Spencer, Diana Laufenberg
How Can Teachers Meet the Common Core Requirement for Complex Reading? with Amy Benjamin, Wendi Pillars
What Are We Losing By Eliminating Arts From the Curriculum? with Virginia McEnerney, David Booth
What Can We Do to Develop a Culture of Success in our Classrooms? with Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Chris Lehman
How Can History Teachers Make the Curriculum More Engaging? Peter Pappas, Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez
What Are the Best Ways for Teachers to Work With School Counselors? with Leticia Gallardo, Mindy Willard
How Can We Help Students (And Ourselves) Stay Organized? with Julia Thompson , Ariel Sacks
How Can Administrators Help Create an Engaging Curriculum with Anne Reeves, Kelly Young
Dissecting Grades: What Do They Mean, What Are They Worth? with Rick Wormeli
How Can We Help Students Handle Loss and Grief? with Mary Tedrow, Stephen Lazar
How Can We Differentiate Instruction More Effectively? with Carol Tomlinson
What Are the Real Benefits of a 1:1 Program? What Are the Biggest Challenges? with Alice Barr, Dr. Troy Hicks
How Can We Get All Students in Our Classes Thinking and Learning All the Time? with Bill and Pérsida Himmele, Jim Peterson
What Are the Five Best Practices to Promote Better Student Learning with Diana Laufenberg, Jeff Charbonneau
What Do We Need to Do to Better Support English Language Learners? with Karen Nemeth, Judie Haynes
How Can We Reduce Teacher Attrition at High-Poverty Schools? with Barnett Berry, Ilana Garon
Why Precisely Do Teachers Leave High Poverty Schools? with Angel L. Cintron Jr. and Paul Bruno
What Are the Habits of Lifelong Readers, How Do We Instill Them? with Donalyn Miller
What Are the Basics Every Teacher Should Know About the Maker Movement? with Sylvia Martinez, Tanya Baker
Character, Grit, Perseverance: Magic Bullet? with Jason Flom and Debbie Silver
How Do We Increase Involvement Among Parents Who Are Already Overwhelmed? with Darcy Hutchins and Mai Xi Lee