Books With Bagby

Greg Bagby

The podcast will take a journey into some favorite books of a lifelong educator and learner. Beyond scratching the surface of the content, we will learn about the books from the authors themselves. Join us as we open to the next chapter of Books with Bagby. Special thanks goes out to the amazing graphic designer!! @artbygussie read less
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Tammy Dunbar's Soapbox and Passions BWB021
Jun 25 2023
Tammy Dunbar's Soapbox and Passions BWB021
I get the opportunity to hear from my good friend and fellow NCCE Professional Learning Specialist Tammy Dunbar. Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., S.T.E.M. teaches 5th grade in Manteca (CA) Unified and is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She was named 2016 California Woman of the Year, Assembly District 12, won the 2018 ISTE Literacy PLN Award for #CultivateWorldLiteracy and is a popular presenter and trainer in the US and around the world. She was recently a featured presenter on Microsoft’s Hack the Classroom event, which was broadcast to a global audience of more than 50,000. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, Skype Master Trainer, NCCE Professional Learning Specialist, CUE Rock Star Faculty member, Teach SDGs Ambassador & TEACH.org Ambassador. She won an eInstruction $75,000 Classroom Makeover Video Contest, wrote a successful Enhancing Education Through Technology federal grant for Manteca Unified, and was named Manteca USD Teacher of the Year.With almost 20 years of experience as an educator and trainer, Dunbar has developed and delivered professional learning for educational conferences and communities across the country on such topics as Building Empathy through Global Communication & Collaboration, Hacking the Classroom, STEM on a Shoestring, and all the Microsoft showcase products like Minecraft, MakeCode, Sway, PowerPoint and Forms. She loves sharing ideas and strategies through her blog on teachergeekischic.com and on the Microsoft Educator Network. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Fellow & Master Trainer and an NCCE Professional Learning Specialist, she embraces the opportunity to share her knowledge with educators from around the world while learning from them. She wants everyone to know that Teacher Geek is Chic!Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., STEMEmail: tdunbar@musd.net OR TammyDunbar@outlook.comGo to this Sway
SchoolX: Redesign your school for the people right in front of you With Jethro Jones BWB018
Jun 4 2023
SchoolX: Redesign your school for the people right in front of you With Jethro Jones BWB018
In this Episode I sit down with educator Jethro Jones.Jethro Jones, 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, is host of Transformative Principal, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. He is also the founder of Transformative Leadership Summit, which is like his podcast, but on steroids!While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle school, and three different high schools.This experience instilled a desire to provide the most nimble educational experience possible, so that all students, no matter how long they are at his school, can pursue their own interests and work to their individual potential.Jethro has always pushed the envelope on learning situations. As principal at Kodiak Middle School he implemented a flexible schedule that allowed students to have Tier 2 interventions and enrichments. These complex logistics are facilitated with the Pickr app.At Tanana Middle School, Jethro created a synergy program which enabled students to create a solution to make the world a better place. Over 100 different projects were created by students, some big, some small.Jethro has also focused heavily on disciplinary practices that reduce suspensions for African American and other minority students.Jethro has provided simple solutions to complex educational problems as a principal, district coach, library supervisor, and middle school teacher.Move up Transformative PrincipalOn Twitter @jethrojoneshttps://www.jethrojones.com/
Pass the Baton With Kathryn Finch and Theresa Hoover BWB017
May 29 2023
Pass the Baton With Kathryn Finch and Theresa Hoover BWB017
In this episode we look at the book Pass the Baton. Theresa Hoover is a music educator, speaker, and writer. She is an advocate for student voice in the music room and works to empower students throughout their musical experiences while helping teachers transform their classrooms into student-centered learning environments.Currently, Theresa teaches middle school band in Northern Virginia, opening a brand new middle school in 2019. Prior to moving to Virginia in 2016, she taught instrumental, general, and vocal music in a variety of settings in Pennsylvania for 13 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Penn State University and a master’s degree in wind conducting from West Chester University, both in Pennsylvania.Theresa is a recognized presenter and clinician at conferences at the local, regional, and national level including the International Music Education Summit, the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, and several state music education conferences. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and was selected as a member of the Google Certified Innovator program, participating in the London 2019 cohort.In addition to her school teaching, Theresa was the founding director of the Chester County Youth Wind Ensemble and currently serves on the staff of the Virginia Winds Academy. She has also been the guest conductor for several elementary and middle school ensembles in Pennsylvania and Virginia.When not teaching you can find Theresa curled up with a good book, on the running trail, traveling to visit family and friends, or spending time with her dog Dizzy.Kathryn Finch has twenty-two years of experience in the elementary general music classroom and currently teaches in a northern suburb of Chicago. She speaks passionately about the shift in music education from teacher-led activities to student-led activities and focuses on practical ways music educators can transform their classrooms to empower their students to own their learning.She has been a guest on the Music Ed Mentor podcast on empowering music students, and recently joined the team at Activate! magazine as a contributing author of general music lesson plans. A published work of Kathryn’s, Creating Adaptive Instruments with a Makey Makey, can be found in the fall 2019 issue of the Illinois Music Educator Journal as she is also passionate about an inclusive music experience for all her students. Kathryn has coauthored two teaching resources, "Full STEAM Ahead: Lessons to Shift Instruction, Empower Students, and Transform Your Music Classroom" and "Everyone Loves a Story: Bringing Books to Life through Music." You can read about Kathryn’s professional journey at www.ponderingsfromafinch.com.Kathryn received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Augustana College and her master’s in music education from VanderCook College of Music. She is a co-creator of the #BlairFinchProject, certified in all three levels of Orff Schulwerk, an Apple Teacher, and serves as a technology leader in her school district.Kathryn lives near Chicago, Illinois, with her husband, two children, an energetic Brittany spaniel, and an emotionally challenged Chihuahua. If she isn’t writing, Kathryn is taking walks with the dogs, experimenting in the kitchen, or creating sewing projects with her family to support local organizations.Check out www.passthebatonbook.com for more info and free resources!Find them both on twitter at @MusicalTheresaand @SingingFinch1
EdTech Essentials The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments with Monica Burns BWB012
Oct 30 2022
EdTech Essentials The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments with Monica Burns BWB012
In this episode I sit down with Dr. Monica Burns. Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. Monica was part of her school’s leadership team and was a vocal advocate for bringing one-to-one technology into her classroom. As a classroom teacher, Monica used iPads to create an engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Realizing the power of digital tools in the classroom, Monica started ClassTechTips.com to provide a resource for educators.Since starting ClassTechTips.com, Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, FETC and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD), #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin), Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality (Corwin), and co-author of 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark.Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. In addition to being named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Monica is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Hunter College, and completed a Doctorate in Global Education Leadership at Lamar University in 2016.You can find out more about working with Monica, her books and resources, or subscribe to the Class Tech Tips newsletter for the latest in EdTech: classtechtips.com/signupFind her on Insta: @ClassTechTips Twitter: @ClassTechTipsWebsite: https://classtechtips.com/
Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future with Eric Sheninger - BWB 011
Oct 9 2022
Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future with Eric Sheninger - BWB 011
In this chapter I am with Erich Sheninger talk about his latest book Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their FutureEric is an Associate Partner with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this, he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. As a result, Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best-selling author, and sought-after speaker. His main focus is the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally.Eric is a Bammy Award winner (2013), NASSP Digital Principal Award winner (2012), PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient (2012), winner of Learning Forward's Excellence in Professional Practice Award (20 12), Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar. He has authored and co-authored the following: Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times, Communicating and Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals, and What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning ScienceHe has also contributed on education for the Huffington Post, co-created the Edscape Conference, sits on the FEA Board of Directors, and was named to the NSBA "20 to Watch" list in 2010 for technology leadership. TIME Magazine also identified Eric as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014. He now presents and speaks nationally to assist other school leaders embrace and effectively utilize technology. His blog, A Principal's Reflections, was selected as Best School Administrator Blog in 2013 and 2011 by Edublogs.Eric began his career in education as a Science Teacher at Watchung Hills Regional High School where he taught a variety of subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, Ecology) and coached several sports (ice hockey, football, lacrosse). He then transitioned into the field of educational administration as an Athletic Director/Supervisor of Physical Education & Health and Vice Principal in the New Milford School District. During his administrative career he has served as District Affirmative Action Officer and was the president of the New Milford Administrator's Association. During his tenure as high school principal he successfully implemented numerous initiatives including a new teacher evaluation system (McREL), oversaw Common Core implementation, and initiated a new grading philosophy. Eric received his M.Ed. in Educational Administration from East Stroudsburg University, B.S. in Biology from Salisbury University, and his B.S. in Marine/Environmental Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Find him at:https://ericsheninger.com/and ont Twitter @E_Sheninger
Finding Your Blind Spots: 8 Guiding Principles to Overcome Implicit Bias in Teaching with Hedreich Nichols BWB006
Jul 23 2022
Finding Your Blind Spots: 8 Guiding Principles to Overcome Implicit Bias in Teaching with Hedreich Nichols BWB006
This episode I sat down with the amazing Hedreich Nicholas.Hedreich Nichols is an author and educational consultant helping teachers and districts amplify the voices of all students. With her Solution Tree title, Finding Your Blind Spots: 8 Guiding Principles to Overcome Implicit Bias in Teaching, Hedreich combines her experience as a “One Black Friend” and educator with academic research and pedagogical strategies to ensure that educators have the skills and knowledge they need to create more equitable classrooms and campuses. Her 5 social justice titles with Cherry Lake Publishing further support these goals in the classroom. Her workshops and courses are highly sought after because she sees it as her mission to promote unity, even when teaching on topics considered divisive.Hedreich also hosts a YouTube series and podcast, SmallBites, with the same focus. Between SmallBites and her work as a speaker and writer for teacher prep programs; educational publications and podcasts like Edutopia and Cult of Pedagogy; and in conferences like VASCD, CUE and AEILOC; Hedreich uses her voice to educate and create change around issues of access and equity in education. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin or Facebook to learn more. You may also find here at https://hedreich.com/In addition to writing and consulting, Hedreich serves her district in North Texas as K-12 EdTech specialist. Prior to becoming and edtech teacher and district specialist, she was a music educator and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. Hedreich received her Master of Education at Texas A&M University.