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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 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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Texas Higher Ed Commissioner on College Access – Podcast Episode 161

Mar 29, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (March 29, 2016) IDRA recently brought together researchers, K-12 educators, policymakers, family and community leaders, higher education faculty, and students … read more

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3 ELL Scaffolding Strategies – Podcast Episode 160

Feb 16, 2016

Classnotes Podcast (February 16, 2016) Each content area in middle school and high school has its own vocabulary and language. … read more

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How the Fisher Case Relates to Equity in Public Schooling – Podcast Episode 159

Dec 17, 2015

Classnotes Podcast  (December 17, 2015) The U.S. Supreme Court has twice heard arguments in the Fisher v. University of Texas … read more

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Civil Rights in Student Discipline – Podcast Episode 158

Nov 30, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (November 30, 2015) Stories of school discipline going too far circulate social media and the news cycle pretty … read more

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Building Numeracy Skills in Early Childhood – Podcast Episode 157

Nov 09, 2015

Classnotes Podcast (November 9, 2015) Numeracy is the ABCs of math. It is a critical foundation for using math in … read more

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