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The Teaching Bites Show with Fred & Sharon Jaravata

This is the “unprofessional development” you're looking for! Welcome to the Teaching Bites Show where we connect you with people and ideas so you can take your teaching to the next level. Designed for teachers who don't have the time or the resources to attend good professional development. From classroom management techniques, time saving tips and lesson plan ideas, we got them. Are you looking for innovative practices and how to use technology in the classroom? We have those too. And if we don't, we'll find someone who has the insights and experiences that you can use today. Join us and let's find out how other educators are succeeding! Remember to leave an honest rating & review, and to subscribe and share our show with other awesome teachers like you! Thank you! —Sharon & Fred
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Aug 28, 2016

Vote for your session idea to be included at SXSW Edu 2017!

Go to http://www.teachingbites.com/vote and vote now!  

Our goal is to share our idea with other teachers and educators on leveraging the power of podcasting in schools.  It is a powerful and high-quality medium to empower students of all grades and subjects.

All voting is anonymous and you can vote more than once.  Please share with others!

 

Jul 19, 2016

This is a student group sample of podcasting in the classroom. 

Jul 19, 2016

Well, do you eat the school lunch or not?

Jul 8, 2016

In this gem-filled episode, I interviewed my principal at Commodore Sloat Elementary School, Greg John.  Greg started as an English teacher, then eventually made his way to being a principal after being involved in various educational reform movements.  Listen to the passion in his voice and gain an insight into what a principal's job is all about!  He reads one of the stories from his book, Notes From the Playground, called "Matches" and he reflects on the importance of empathy when he found out one of his students tried to burn a bungalow down.  Listen to how he built a bridge with the child's family and how these stories are not only a reflection on his leadership style but his inner spirituality as well.  Find out WHY one should lead with their best self!

 

Jul 6, 2016

This is a very interesting question that I found online, where former Washington, D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee shared her story when she asked Billionaire Warren Buffet on how to solve the problems of Public Education.

Join in as we discuss this very interesting question and we try to wrap our heads around this.  

Jul 2, 2016

What's your favorite teacher movie?  Which one inspired you and why?  Today, we go over the ones we love and how they helped up in our own teaching careers

Jul 2, 2016

Well, should you?  Why would you even consider giving up your teacher desk?  We talk about the pros and cons of a traditional desk and the new in thing happening. What do you think?

Jun 29, 2016

Sharon found the question of the day (QOTD), how do you motivate a failing student?

We tackle this and try to simplify it into three major categories: Student Engagement, Parental help, Child Study Team (or the variation of).  Though it can be more complicated to be sure, we try to get the possible ways on how we can engage and help the student academically as well as socially.

Join in and hear what we have to say.  But maybe you more insights on what can be done, so let us know by emailing us at sharon@teachingbites.com and/or fred@teachingbites.com

Jun 28, 2016

The question of the day (QTD) is: What do You do on the First Day, to Set the Tone for the Year?  Well, there are several, wait, actually many ways on how to handle this. The first day of school definitely important and can make or break your school year.

Yet, can the tone only be set on the first day only?  How crucial is it to set it then?  Can it be fixed at a later time? We'll explore this and dive deeper.

Sharon does it differently and I do it differently as our set up is different.  Hopefully, we can give you some useful thoughts on what you can do, in your own classroom.

Also, we share our newest experiment on our show.  We talk about how we plan to expand and take our show to the next level.  Join us and let's see what we got for you.

Jun 26, 2016

I interview Kira Shaw.  Kira has taught Kindergarten, 4th Grade and lead our school Drama and Musical plays this year.  Kira shares how acting is a key skill for any teacher to have.  

Share and leave us an honest rating on iTunes!  We really appreciate it!

Jun 19, 2016

Sharon and I, were able to get away from our boys with the help of our sister.  (Thanks Carmela!). We then headed out to a restaurant as we were hungry and to reflect on the ups and downs of this past school year.  We talk about our wins, our challenges and the tweaks and new goals we have for next year.  This is our time to share what we're thinking and what we want to do with you.

Share and subscribe to our podcast and leave us an honest review!  It really helps us get discovered by other awesome teachers like you! 

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May 6, 2016

Today, I chat with my former colleague Patricia Monticello Kievlan. She is a writer and educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She spent eight years working in independent schools as a teacher and administrator, and she now works as the Program Associate for Community Building at The Sprout Fund, a nonprofit that enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities. In addition to her work with Sprout, Tricia writes and edits for GraphiteCommon Sense Media‘s website for educators, and she’s a proud member of the Pittsburgh education community as a member of the Remake Learning Network. She also works as an instructional designer and teaching consultant with local independent schools and nonprofits.

Tricia holds a master’s degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree in Plan II Honors and English from the University of Texas at Austin.

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