Kleinversations: Teaching and Learning Podcast by Klein ISD

Kleinversations: Teaching and Learning Podcast by Klein ISD

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Klein ISD’s teaching and learning podcast showcasing leaders and educators around the district who make a daily impact on others and are reflective, joyful, transparent, & apply their learning to transform the world.


#17: Trauma Awareness for Educators
May 6 • 50 min
Today’s guest, Rekina Romes, is no stranger to supporting students who’ve experience trauma. After you listen to today’s episode, you will see that most educators aren’t strangers either. One in four children will experience trauma with at least one…
#16: Processing a Pandemic
Apr 15 • 34 min
In this episode, we have guest Kayla Shaw, licensed counselor talk with us about navigating the processing of this pandemic, the effect it has on our lives, navigating trauma, and working through our grief as a result of our changed lives. Show Resources…
#15: Serving Others from a Student Perspective
Mar 17 • 25 min
On this episode, we made a change to our usual Klein ISD staff and heard from two of our seniors from Klein High School. Grace Judice and Connor Winston talk about a district-wide initiative that will help our community, their perspective on helping…
#14: Counseling, Character, and Nurturing the Heart
Feb 19 • 35 min
Our episode guest, counselor Meghan Blakey, talks about the world of school counseling, character education, nurturing hearts, and more. Listen to this episode to hear how to connect with others, learning the Nurtured Heart approach of resetting, and…
#13: Lead from your Seat with Superintendent Dr. McGown
Jan 22 • 24 min
In this episode, we unpack the characteristics it takes to be someone who leads from your seat. Klein ISD Superintendent, Dr. McGown, joins us and shares examples of people that have touched her life with the qualities that we should all strive to have…
#12: Student Strength Identification & Positive Effects
Dec 18, 2019 • 38 min
This episode dives into questions you can ask your students to generate their thinking about their strengths to later apply to post-secondary life and celebrating students’ diverse strengths in your classroom. Gordon See, advanced academics program…
#11: Engaging Families in the Education Experience
Nov 20, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode, guest Allie Martin (Klenk Elementary Principal) brings her knowledge about family engagement on campuses and classrooms. We talk about the four components of the dual capacity framework, specific examples she’s implementing that you can…
#10: PLC Success: Human Connection & Student-Focused
Oct 23, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode, we sit down with Julie Underwood, ELA Teacher, to discuss the components of a PLC “dream team”. You will be surprised to learn there isn’t a special magical answer and she gives the steps to achieve successful dynamics in your group…
#9: Culturally Responsive Teaching
Sep 24, 2019 • 30 min
On this episode, Maria Ovalle, Family Engagement Coordinator, talks with us about culturally responsive teaching. We dive into the definition, how to start a culturally responsive mind shift, finding a crew where you can have courageous conversations, and…
#8: It Takes a Village and Positivity
May 30, 2019 • 28 min
Rocio Church, the 2019 Klein ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, sits down with us to talk about the power of positivity, family engagement in student learning, keeping class fun, and staying connected to your why as a teacher. Show Resources Be Real by…
#7: Leadership and Connection
May 17, 2019 • 46 min
On this episode, our 2019 Klein ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year, Tyrone Void, talks about why being cultural responsive is so integral to our teacher student relationships, how leadership forces those who lead to being more humble and pliable, how there…
#6: Working Smarter, Not Harder
May 1, 2019 • 31 min
Our episode hosted guest Kelsey Amaya, a 5th grade teacher at Kuehnle Elementary. During the conversation, she talks about giving students choice, personal learning paths through content, letting go of some teacher control, and working on a…
#5: Visible Learning
Apr 18, 2019 • 32 min
In today’s conversation, Lakita Combs, Metzler Elementary principal, joins us for a conversation centered around the Corwin Visible Learning evaluation and inquiry model. This model is based off of John Hattie’s research and has the belief that every…
#4: Empowering Students with High Expectations
Apr 3, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, Antoinette Hernandez talks with us about building relationships to help students soar in class. We briefly talk about what AVID class is all about, we go into how teachers can and should incorporate relationship-building in their classes,…
#3: Leveraging Technology for Connection
Mar 20, 2019 • 29 min
Kim Sharp, digital learning specialist, is our guest for this episode and we talk about all things technology. In this conversation we talk about technology integration activities for the classroom, how to start small to keep from being overwhelmed when…
#2: Intentionally Personalizing Learning with Learner Profiles
Mar 6, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, I’m joined by Kalya Zitmann (intructional specialist) and we talk about how to create tangible personal learning paths for student academic growth, what creativity for technology usage looks like in the classroom, how the “why” of what we…
#1: Innovative Culture
Feb 22, 2019 • 31 min
Welcome to our inaugural episode where we welcome our first guest, Dr. Jenny McGown, who is the Deputy Superintendent of Klein ISD. In this episode we talk about tangible examples of risk-taking in schools, suggestions for being innovative without forcing…
Teaser
Oct 1, 2018 • 0 min
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