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Designing learning experiences that matter to students is key to engagement and academic success. This podcast explores all aspects of teaching, learning, and leading as a Learning Architect. We must unite in building a future for all students using innovative, out-of-the-box ideas powered by passion and a drive to serve the whole child! 

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Episode 3: 

Behind the Mask

9.22.20

In this episode Lissa will focus on the educators behind the mask - the teachers, leaders, and staff that have not only come to work, but those that have returned with an overwhelming commitment to making the reopening of America’s schools a story to be retold.

References:

* White House Formally Declaring Teachers Essential Workers.  Westwood, Sarah.  CNN.  August 21, 2020.  Click HERE

* Dear Teacher.  Ripp, Pernille.  August 28, 2020.  Click HERE 

* Man in the Arena Speech (full text).  Roosevelt, Theodore.  The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University. Click HERE 

* When doing your best just isn’t good enough . . .  Watson, Angela.  The Cornerstone for Teachers. September 6, 2020.  Click HERE

* Empathetic Remote and Hybrid Learning.  Sheninger, Eric.  A Principal’s Reflections Blog.  September 13, 2020 Click HERE

Transcript:

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Episode 2: 

The First 20 Days of 2020

8.3.20

In this episode Lissa will explore what the first 20 days of school should look like in order to accelerate learning forward.

References:

Learn to Unlearn to Relearn.  Willie Nganga Macharia, Medium, September 29, 2019, Click HERE 

* First Days of School:  How to be an Effective Teacher.  (1997)  Wong, H. and Wong, R.  Click HERE

* Several Big US School Districts Are Extending Remote Classes Into the Fall.  CNN Updated 7.15.20, Click HERE

Transcript:

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Episode 1: 

Back-to-School

A 2020 Restart

7.11.20

In this episode Lissa provides an introduction to this new podcast and discusses considerations for reopening schools this Fall.

References:

* Reopening Schools:  What It Might Look Like by Jennifer Gonzalez

* Cherokee County Schools Reopening Guidelines

* Students Provide Feedback on Four Areas During this Pandemic by Peter DeWitt

Transcript:

Click HERE