As regular readers know, I’ve been doing a weekly ten-minute online BAM! Radio Show for the past two-and-a-half years. In each show, I’ve interviewed guests who have contributed to one of my Education Week Teacher columns.
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I thought readers might find it helpful if I put links with descriptions to each show in one place (By the way, the BAM! site has a minor technical issue so that the shows won’t play immediately – when you click “play episode” and a new window pops-up, you’ll need to click the play button in the window again. It’s not a big deal.):
Strategies for Teaching Speaking to English Language Learners with Maryann Zehr, Valentina Gonzalez, Sarah Said.
What Can We Expect in the Future from Education Technology? with Sarah Thomas, Mark Estrada, and Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin.
What Makes a Great Lesson? with Sarah Cooper, Tara Dale, and Alexis Wiggins.
Creating Positive Teacher-Athletic Coach Relationships with Jill Henry, Brian Preece, and Jen Schwanke.
Making the Best Use of Your Classroom Walls with Martha Caldwell, Oman Frame, and Ron Berger.
How Can We Best Differentiate Instruction for ELLs with Tonya Ward Singer, Valentina Gonzalez, Jenny Vo.
Giving Students Writing Feedback: Do This, Not That with Anabel Gonzalez, Sarah Woodard, Kim Jaxon.
Peer Instruction: How Students Can Teach Each Other with Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman, Adeyemi Stembridge, Ph.D., Bobson Wong, Starr Sackstein.
Rethinking School Dress Codes with Kelly Wickham Hurst, Jax Morgan, Jennifer Orr, Bill Ivey.
Understanding Writing Frames and Writing Structures with Gretchen Bernabei, Linda Denstaedt, Beth Rimer.
When Your Classroom Spirals Out of Control, Do This with Theresa Staley, Bobson Wong, Rita Platt, Kevin Parr.
Creating Positive Relationships with Students: Do This, Not That with Jacki Glasper, Candace Hines, Adeyemi Stembridge, Mary Beth Nicklaus.
Reading Strategies: What, When, Where, and How? with Colleen Cruz, Ross Cooper, Lindsey Moses, Elaine Miles.
Avoiding the Mistakes of Discussing Race in the Classroom with Marian Dingle.
Managing Conflicts Between Colleagues and Administrators with Todd Franklin and Dr. Sanée Bell.
What Are the Best Uses of Social Media in Education? with Lorena German, Shaeley Santiago, Jeremy Hyler.
5 Ways to Differentiate Instruction with Technology with Ge-Anne Bolhuis, Anne Jenks, Dr. Nancy Sulla.
How Can ELLs Best Master Standards, Culture, and Language? with Elizabeth Iwaszewicz, Dr. Heidi Pace, Cathy Beck and Kevin Jepson
Why Is Professional Development So Bad: How Do We Fix It? with Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Diana Laufenberg, Dina Strasser, Debbie Silver.
Teacher Burnout: How Can We Avoid It? with Jenny Edwards, Ph.D., Wendi Pillars, Timothy Hilton.
Education Buzzwords: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with Dr. Douglas Reeves, Melissa Eddington, Jennifer Borgioli, Rita Platt.
Fueling Your Growth Mindset: Recommended Reading List with Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski, Jessica Torres, Robert Ward.
If You Had to Do It Again, Would You Still Become a Teacher? with Shaeley Santiago, Anne Jenks.
Principals: What Is The Best Use of Your Time? with Stephanie Brant, Megan Allen, PJ Caposey.
Integrating Writing Skills Development into Your Science Class with Maria C. Grant, EdD; Mary K. Tedrow; and Amy Roediger.
Strategies for Teaching Various Types of Exceptional Students with Jason Flom, Wendy Murawski, Ph.D., Tara Dale, Mandi White.
Smart Tips for Working with Substitute Teachers with Roxanna Elden, Rachael George.
Who Has Most Influenced Your Teaching and How? with Dr. Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson, Pernille Ripp, Rita Platt.
What Are the Keys to Effective Student Collaborative Learning? with Robin Brandehoff and Michael Thornton.
Do Now Activities: What Works, What Does Not with Dr. Nancy Sulla, Michele L. Haiken, Matt Homrich-Knieling.
Teachers Unions Are at Risk of Losing Influence: The Road Ahead with Jennifer Thomas, Brian Guerrero, David Fisher, Nikki Milevsky.
How To Make Social Studies Lessons More Exciting with Diana Laufenberg, Sarah Cooper, Chris Hulleman.
Managing the Challenges That Keep Principals up at Night with Dr. Sanée Bell, Jen Schwanke, and Mike Janatovich.
Dual Immersion: What It Is, What It Is Not with Dr. Conor P. Williams, Elizabeth B. Beltran and Barbara Gottschalk.
Managing Student Conflicts Before Things Spiral Out of Control with Jessica Torres, Kevin Parr, Danny Woo.
Four Effective but Underused Instructional Strategies with Carol Salva, Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman, Kathy Glass, Amber Chandler.
Magical Teaching Moments: How to Increase Their Frequency with Amy Sandvold, Anne Jenks, Sarah Thomas, Jen Schwanke.
Best Practices for Using Video in Classrooms with Dr. Rebecca Alber, Ken Halla, and Jason Griffith.
The Biggest Mistakes We Make When Teaching Writing with Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski, Mary Ann Zehr, Lisa Eickholdt.
Math Best Practices: Do You Know Them When You See Them? with Jill Henry and David Wees.
The Rise and Resistance to Ethnic Studies Classes with Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath, Tony Diaz.
What Many Policy Makers Don’t Understand About Schools with Jennie Magiera, Amanda Koonlaba, and Dr. Sanée Bell.
How to Ask Better Questions to Maximize Student Learning with Jeri Asaro, Dan Rothstein.
What Are the Most Exciting Developments in Education Today? with Tricia Hyun, Sarah Thomas.
Sparking Robust Classroom Discussions: Do This, Avoid That with Jackie Walsh, Adeyemi Stembridge, PhD, and Rita Platt.
Demystifying the Relationship Between SEL, Race, and Equity with DeEtta Jones, Mai Xi Lee, Carla Tantillo Philibert, Peggy Collings.
Exploring the Impact of ESSA on English Language Learners with Heather Wolpert-Gawron; Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D.; Cathy Beck; Sarah Said.
Integrating Writing into Math Instruction with Andrea Clark, Linda Dacey, Mike Flynn, and Sandy Atkins.
Avoiding the Biggest Mistakes We Make When Teaching Reading with Diana Laufenberg, Pernille Ripp, Valentina Gonzalez, Jeff Wilhelm.
How Can Teachers Approach Race and Bias in the Classroom? with Dr. Sanée Bell, Raquel Ríos, Ph.D., Adeyemi Stembridge, Ph.D., and Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath
Avoiding the Biggest Mistakes New Teachers Make with Mike Janatovich, Sarah Thomas, and Ted Appel
I Am Considering Flipped Learning, and… with Kristina Doubet and Rita Platt.
Moving Beyond the Way We Have Always Done It with with Dr. Sanée Bell and Mark Estrada.
Successful One-to-One Programs: Do This, Avoid Doing That with Heather Staker and Anne Jenks.
Teaching Student to Transfer Learning to New Problems with Nancy Frey, PhD and Adeyemi Stembridge, PhD.
Teaching As a Second Career? Before You Take the Plunge… with Jeri Asaro, Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D., and Denisse R. Thompson.
Five Ways to End the School Year Well with Pernille Ripp, Jeremy Adams and Al Gonzalez.
The Most Practical Ways to Get Students to Lead Their Learning with Yvette Jackson, Veronica McDermott, Rebecca Mieliwocki, and Gallit Zvi.
The Best Teaching Advice I Have Ever Received with Arpine Ovsepyan, Rachael George, Fred Ende, and Rita Platt.
How I Handle the Toughest Teaching Moments with Cindi Rigsbee, Roxanna Elden and Robert Ward.
Using Tech To Achieve Common Core Standards with Michele Haiken, Ed.D. and Julie D. Ramsay.
The Strategies Poor Rural Schools Use to Succeed with Amanda Koonlaba, Sylvia Ibarra, and Jennifer Hesseltine.
Helping ELLs Develop Academic Language and Argument Skills with Dr. Vicky Giouroukakis, Dr. Maureen Connolly,and Tan Huynh.
Is Extending the School Day or Year Really a Good Idea? with Christine Brandt, Matthew A. Kraft and Barry Saide.
What Are Community Schools, How Do They Support Kids? with Dr. JoAnne Ferrara and Mark Gaither.
Protecting Good Education Ideas from Bad Implementation with Cathy Beck, Kathleen Neagle, and Dan Rothstein.
Four Ways Teachers Can Encourage Student Creativity with Lorena German, John Spencer, and Laura Gibbs.
How Teaching and Schools Might Look 20 Years from Now with Matt Renwick, Dr. Nancy Sulla and Diana Laufenberg.
Great Uses and Misuses of Taxonomies in the Classroom with Meghan Everette, Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh, and Michael Fisher.
Performance Assessments: A More Meaningful Approach? with Allison Zmuda, Mike Kaechele and Bena Kallick.
Solving the Biggest Problems Math Teachers Face with Makeda Brome and Pia Hansen.
Using the First Language of English Language Learners with Melissa Eddington, Wendi Pillars, and Tracey Flores.
Encouraging Students to Set Their Own Goals with Dr. Sanée Bell, Rita Platt, and Kevin Parr.
What I Learned from My Most Difficult Teaching Moments with Lorena German and Tom Rademacher.
How Skilled Educators Help Students Deal with Trauma with Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman, Cindi Rigsbee, and Mary Ann Zehr.
6 Ways to Take Your Field Trips from Good to Great with Herb Broda, Anne Jenks, and Jennifer Orr.
11 Smart Tips for Navigating the Ed Tech Jungle with Anna Bartosik, Jared Covili, Sam Patterson.
Handling “Controversial” Issues In The Classroom with Lorena German, Stephen Lazar and Adeyemi Stembridge, Ph.D.
Classroom Management: Cultivating Student Self-Control with Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman, Bryan Harris and Amanda Koonlaba, M.Ed.
Solutions to the Biggest Challenges Science Teachers Face with Al Gonzalez, Mike Janatovich, Anne Jolly, and Camie Walker.
Common Core Strategies for Social Studies Instruction with Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath, Sarah Cooper and Michael Fisher.
What Will Be the Practical Impact of ESSA in the Classroom? with Barnett Berry and Morgan Polikoff.
What Is Metacognition? Let’s Think About It with Matt Renwick, Laura Robb and Teresa Diaz.
I Want My Kids to Feel Comfortable Making Mistakes, but… with Doug Lemov, Danny Woo and Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski.
Classroom Rules: What Works, What Does Not with Dr. Lou Denti and Alice Mercer.
Student Grades Are In, Time to Reflect on Them with Kristina Doubet and Myron Dueck.
Why the Death of Paper Books May Be Greatly Exaggerated with Dan Willingham and Kristin Ziemke.
The Look and Feel of Culturally Responsive Instruction with Django Paris.
Blended Learning: What Is It, Does It Work? with Connie Parham, Angel Cintron, Jr.
Teaching: If I Knew Then What I Know Now… with Roxanna Elden, Dave Stuart Jr., and Julia Thompson.
What Are the Best Ways to Assess Student Work? with Andrew Miller, Suzie Boss, and Meg Riordan.
Error Correction with ELLs: Correcting without Discouraging with Anabel Gonzalez and Katie Brown.
The Best Principal I’ve Ever Seen… with Ted Appel and Cathy Beck.
The Death of Grading May Be Greatly Exaggerated but… with Kristina Doubet and Heather Wolpert-Gawron.
Teaching, Supporting, Learning with “Difficult” Students with Gianna Cassetta and Kevin Parr.
Two Strategies for Differentiating Teaching Algebra with Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy and Wendy Jennings.
Ed Tech Problems: Avoiding Those You Can, Managing Those You Can’t with Anne Jenks, Larissa Pahomov, and Jared Covili.
Teaching and Leading Without Administration Support with Megan Allen and David Allen.
Identifying ELLs with Special Needs: What Are the Signs? with Maria Montalvo, Beverly Maxwell, Ann Wilson, and Jennie Farnell.
Using Data In Education: The Good, the Bad and the Numbers with Myron Dueck, Dr. Jenni Donohoo, and Nancy Fichtman Dana.
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
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