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Classnotes is IDRA’s free award-winning podcast series for teachers and administrators that explores issues facing U.S. education today and strategies to better serve every student. See an index of shows by topic. Listen from your computer or from an MP3 player, like your phone or iPod. Subscribe for free through iTunes. Or get updates through our newsfeed (RSS). And if you like our show, please leave a short review for us in iTunes!

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See a list of all of IDRA’s Classnotes Podcast episodes

Supporting Refugee Students – Podcast Episode 181

Apr 12, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (April 11, 2018) Refugee children are a specific group of immigrant children, many of whom have experienced some … read more

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Growth Mindsets to Increase Achievement – Podcast Episode 180

Mar 07, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (March 7, 2018) School leaders around the country are seeing the dramatic impact that the concept of a … read more

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Strategies for Restorative Student Discipline – Podcast Episode 179

Feb 13, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (February 13, 2018) Recognizing the negative effects of exclusionary discipline, schools are testing ways if reforming discipline to create … read more

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Ready Texas Study of New Graduation Requirements – Podcast Episode 178

Jan 23, 2018

Classnotes Podcast (January 23, 2018) In 2013, Texas lowered graduation requirements for math, science and social studies and created a new … read more

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Capacity Building Among School Leadership – Podcast Episode 177

Dec 11, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (December 11, 2017) School improvement begins with the school’s leadership. Effective, informed, committed principals who mentor and support … read more

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Supporting LGBTQ Students Faced with Harassment – Podcast Episode 176

Oct 26, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (October 26, 2017) Some young people, especially LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) kids, are … read more

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5 Strategies for College Readiness in Diverse Schools – Podcast Episode 175

Sep 29, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (September 29, 2017) Some students face hurdles that end up steering them away from college. Some face barriers that … read more

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Authentic Family Engagement through Education CAFEs – Podcast Episode 174

Sep 08, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (September 8, 2017) IDRA has launched the next generation of its model for family and community engagement. Originally … read more

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Skills Needed for Teaching in Diverse Classrooms – Podcast Episode 173

Aug 03, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (August 3, 2017) With the quickly-changing dynamics across our communities, teachers often are facing the challenge of incorporating … read more

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Using Socioeconomic Status for School Integration – Podcast Episode 172

May 30, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (May 30, 2017) There is no doubt that diverse classrooms have significant benefits for students both socially and academically, … read more

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Taking Project Based Learning Schoolwide – Podcast Episode 171

Apr 13, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (April 13, 2017) Project based learning is not new. But more and more schools are seeing its benefits in … read more

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How Inclusive Education Shapes Teaching in Diverse Classrooms – Podcast Episode 170

Feb 21, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (February 21, 2017) Most teacher preparation programs fall short in equipping teachers to use culturally responsive practices with … read more

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A Principal on Leadership for a Turnaround School – Part 2 – Podcast Episode 169

Jan 23, 2017

Classnotes Podcast (January 23, 2017) The school principal has a critical role in leading staff to educate every student on … read more

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A Principal on Leadership for a Turnaround School – Part 1 – Podcast Episode 168

Dec 02, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (December 2, 2016) The school principal lays the critical foundation for an effective school. Not surprisingly, research shows … read more

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Intergenerational Family Leadership for Schools – Podcast Episode 167

Oct 24, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (October 24, 2016) Across the country, educators look for ways to connect their lessons to the “real world,” seeking … read more

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School Boards that Lead for Equity – Podcast Episode 166

Sep 19, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (September 19, 2016) In order for educational equity to take hold in a school, it is critical that … read more

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Equity-Centered Capacity Building for Stronger Schools – Podcast Episode 165

Jul 18, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (July 18, 2016) Seeing the fragmentation of school reform efforts across the country, a group of experts came … read more

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How Principals Can Support their Teachers – Podcast Episode 164

Jun 06, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (June 6, 2016) We have high expectations for our teachers. IDRA’s Quality Schools Action Framework points to teaching … read more

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English Learners and the New ESSA Law – Podcast Episode 163

May 10, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (May 10, 2016) Just a few months ago, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law, succeeding the … read more

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TEDx Speaker on Maker Education – Podcast Episode 162

Apr 19, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (April 19, 2016) Mark Barnett, IDRA’s new chief IT strategist, was a presenter a TEDx talk at TEDx San Antonio … read more

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