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Aug 11, 2020

Nick and Marc are pleased to welcome Nadirah Simmons to the podcast. As both Social Media Manager at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the founder of hip-hop social club, The Gumbo, Nadirah weaves her creative energy into producing exciting content. She shares the recipe for how schools can succeed in turning out students who thrive academically and professionally in an unchartered 21st century landscape.

Twitter @hinadirah

@thegumbo

Web

Thegumbo.net

hinadirah.com

 

Jul 7, 2020

Nick and Marc welcome two incredible champions of AR and VR in education, Jaime Donally and David Lockett. They share the secrets of incorporating these fast-growing technologies into meaningful learning opportunities for students of all ages.

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Jun 17, 2020

Nick and Marc welcome back EdTech guru, Ryan Krakofsky, to discuss what lessons can be learned from Hong Kong's re-opening of school. Plus, game-changing instructional technology that educators everywhere should become familiar with, as well as the importance of leading from the heart, with or without a pandemic.

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Jun 11, 2020

On this supersized episode, Nick and Marc are joined by rockstar leaders from across the nation to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education. Topics include the pros and cons of remote learning, best online practices, strategies for re-entry and most importantly... where do we go from here?

Featured guests: 

  1. Jill Geocaris: @JillGeocaris
  2. Sari Goldberg McKeown: website; @sgteach_sari
  3. Allyson Apsey: website; @AllysonApsey
  4. Michelle Moore: @Michelle4EDU
  5. Nichole Allen: @nicwithanh73

Listeners are welcome to ask a question, suggest a topic or share their thoughts: ask@stateofedpodcast.com

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Show Notes:

 
Check out Allyson's wonderful Serendipity series...
 

Check out Marc's book, available wherever books are sold.

Forward Fast: Making Sense of Education in an Era of Rapid Change
Jun 11, 2020

On this supersized episode, Nick and Marc are joined by rockstar leaders from across the nation to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education. Topics include the pros and cons of remote learning, best online practices, strategies for re-entry and most importantly... where do we go from here?

Featured guests: 

  1. Jill Geocaris: @JillGeocaris
  2. Sari Goldberg McKeown: website; @sgteach_sari
  3. Allyson Apsey: website; @AllysonApsey
  4. Michelle Moore: @Michelle4EDU
  5. Nichole Allen: @nicwithanh73

Listeners are welcome to ask a question, suggest a topic or share their thoughts: ask@stateofedpodcast.com

Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or follow on @soepodcast

Follow Marc on Twitter @marcisseks or online: marcisseks.com

Show Notes:

 
Check out Allyson's wonderful Serendipity series...
 

Check out Marc's book, available wherever books are sold.

Forward Fast: Making Sense of Education in an Era of Rapid Change
Jun 11, 2020

On this supersized episode, Nick and Marc are joined by rockstar leaders from across the nation to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education. Topics include the pros and cons of remote learning, best online practices, strategies for re-entry and most importantly... where do we go from here?

Featured guests: 

  1. Jill Geocaris: @JillGeocaris
  2. Sari Goldberg McKeown: website; @sgteach_sari
  3. Allyson Apsey: website; @AllysonApsey
  4. Michelle Moore: @Michelle4EDU
  5. Nichole Allen: @nicwithanh73

Listeners are welcome to ask a question, suggest a topic or share their thoughts: ask@stateofedpodcast.com

Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or follow on @soepodcast

Follow Marc on Twitter @marcisseks or online: marcisseks.com

Show Notes:

 
Check out Allyson's wonderful Serendipity series...
 

Check out Marc's book, available wherever books are sold.

Forward Fast: Making Sense of Education in an Era of Rapid Change
Mar 4, 2020

Nick and Marc are joined by guest Dr. Tracey Benson, associate professor at UNC Charlotte, academic activist and co-author of Unconscious Bias in Schools: A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism. In this very candid conversation, they discuss the importance of addressing race in schools, as well as strategies to bring people together and work towards eradicating the negative impact of implicit bias.

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Guest:

Dr. Tracey Benson @DrTraceyBenson

Show Notes:

Tracey Benson's website

Multicultural BRIDGE

Dec 11, 2019

Recorded at VSTE19 in Roanoke, Virginia.

Marc is joined by author and educator, Tamara Letter. They discuss Tamara's book, "A Passion for Kindness: Making the World a Better Place to Lead, Love and Learn" and how small, selfless acts can make all the difference.

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Show Notes:

Tamara Letter on Twitter: @tamaraletter

Tamara’s website

Tamara's book

Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work on shaping water with words

 

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

 

Dec 6, 2019

Marc is joined by guest co-host, Denise Hayden, a College Board consultant and extraordinary high school educator. Their guest is Dr. Ken Wallace, Superintendent of Schools, Maine Township High School District 207, in Illinois. They discuss Ken's role as a founder of the highly acclaimed Chicago Coaching Center, how learning is often messy and the importance of building for the long haul.

 

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Guest:

Dr. Ken Wallace @kenwallace207

 

Show Notes:

Check out Marc's new book, FORWARD FAST, available wherever books are sold.

 
 
 
 
 
Oct 23, 2019

Marc is joined by Jackie Levine from Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES. Recorded at the SAANYS 2019 Conference in Lake George, NY, Marc and Jackie discuss equity, trends and effective ways to support educational leadership.

Listeners are welcome to ask a question, suggest a topic or share their thoughts: ask@stateofedpodcast.com

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Guest:

Jackie Levine @jackielevinePNW

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

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Oct 9, 2019

Final session. Launching a great conference, or unconference in this case, is all about having a great team. Marc sat down with three of the dedicated educators who helped make EdCamp LI a reality.

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Guests for Session 3:

Sari Goldberg @sgteach_sari

Corey Mammolito @coreymammolito

Whittney Smith @whittneysmith_

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

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Oct 9, 2019

Marc is back for round 2. This time, it's a round table discussion regarding strategies to increase creativity and innovation in the classroom.

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Guests for Session 2:

Allison Kaminsky @allieminsky

Marie Saint-Cyr - Instragram @mariesaintcyr_art

Luisa Marino

Rich Schwartz

Lisa Wenc

Kathy Regan

Anna Domingo

 

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

 
 
 
 
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Oct 9, 2019

Marc leads the first of three sessions at EdCamp LI 2019, in Commack, New York. Educators discuss how to use podcasts and other tech tools to promote student voice and increase engagement.

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Check out these instructional tools:

Merge Cube, Padlet, Adobe Spark, Nuzzel, Google VR TourCreator

Guests for Session 1:

Jessica Morrocu

Kim Lynch @mslynch5th

Ed Murray @eddiecmurray

Jan Kasal @jankasal

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

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Aug 23, 2019

Nick and Marc welcome Dr. LaTonya Harris, assistant principal of Burbank Elementary School in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Harris discusses becoming an elementary administrator, introducing instructional technology into the classroom and how her determination has helped raise the bar for teachers and children... and even start a Double Dutch club!

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Dr. Harris on Twitter: @1learner4Life

Dr. Harris on Instagram: LaTonya Harris

NYTimes article - We Have Ruined Childhood by Kim Brooks

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

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Aug 2, 2019
 

Nick and Marc welcome Baxter Mante and Zachary Rankin of Kelvin Education, a California-based company dedicated to improving the way schools focus on and address social-emotion learning (SEL). Inspired by the challenges of their own childhoods, these two coder-engineers are driven to help educators create environments that will maximize the well-being of all students.

Listeners are welcome to ask a question, suggest a topic or share their thoughts: ask@stateofedpodcast.com

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For more on the great work at Kelvin Education, check out kelvineducation.com or follow them on Twitter: @kelvineducation

 

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

 
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Jun 8, 2019

Nick and Marc welcome Jennifer Gunn and Vince Joralemon, two of the organizers and visionaries behind the popular EDxED NYC Conference held each year in Manhattan. They discuss the power of teacher-led professional development and what it takes to launch a 1200-person conference.

Listeners are welcome to ask a question, suggest a topic or share their thoughts: ask@stateofedpodcast.com

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Follow EDxED NYC Conference on Twitter: @edxednyc

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

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May 15, 2019

Nick and Marc welcome Ryan Krakofsky, Digital Literacy Coach in an IB PYP school in Hong Kong. He discusses the importance of putting resources into people, challenging students with educational technology and where to find amazing dim sum! Ryan also shares how to play "rock, paper, scissors" Pacific-style...

Listeners are welcome to ask a question, suggest a topic or share their thoughts: ask@stateofedpodcast.com

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Follow Ryan Krakofsky on Twitter @mrkpyp

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

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Apr 23, 2019

Nick and Marc are back! In this (very) long distance episode, they talk with Lainey Morgan, primary school teacher at the American School Hong Kong, an ESOL Education school. Lainey shares some of her firsthand experience and insight into the similarities and differences in education spanning the continents, as well as explaining the phenomenon known as "China speed."

Listeners are welcome to ask a question, suggest a topic or share their thoughts: ask@stateofedpodcast.com

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For information on international schools, Lainey recommends the following:

ESOL Schools

Search Associates

International School Services

For reviewing schools:

International Schools Review

International School Community

Check out Marc's new book, available wherever books are sold.

 

Apr 23, 2017

Nick and Marc continue their series of mini episodes entitled, FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING: A road map to mastery.

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Apr 11, 2017

Nick and Marc begin a new series of mini episodes entitled, FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING: A road map to mastery.

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Feb 27, 2017

Nick and Marc debate the prospects of newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.

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Links from the show:

  1. Rolling back rights for transgender students
  2. Neurocore article (NYT)
  3. For profit schools (NYT)
  4. Read Jeremy Scahill
Nov 25, 2016

Nick and Marc sit down with Tom Ehlers, founder and owner of Method Test Prep, to delve into the world of nationwide testing. Tom provides incredibly valuable information about these exams, plus offers some really smart tips to maximize student achievement.

NOTE: Method Test Prep is not a sponsor, nor is this a paid endorsement. Quite simply, Tom is a very bright guy with a great program that helps kids.

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Links from the show:

  1. Method Test Prep
Nov 18, 2016

Nick and Marc welcome a special guest, Jared Fox, LGBT Community Liaison for the New York City Department of Education.

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Links from the show:

  1. trevorproject.org
  2. Jared Fox on Twitter: @edugaytional
Oct 10, 2016

What do The Godfather movies and the State of Ed Podcast series from EdCampLI have in common? Part II is even better than Part I.

In this show, Nick and Marc host a round table discussion with educators seeking to understand more about podcasting and how they can utilize it to improve instruction.

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Links from the show:

  1. Common Sense Education
  2. Emath Instruction
Oct 2, 2016

Nick and Marc attend their first EdCamp. Part I features discussions with:

  1. Audra Beberman (@audrab_edtech)
  2. Don Gately (@donald_gately)
  3. Ed Kemnitzer (@kemnitzer3) & Joe Wiener (@jmwiener)

Stay tuned for Part II...

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Links from the show:

  1. EdCamp homepage
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