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Classnotes is IDRA’s free award-winning podcast series for educators and public school advocates that explores issues facing U.S. education today and strategies to better serve every student.

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A Valuing Professional Development Model – Podcast Episode 143

Jul 28, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (July 28, 2014) Teaching is a learning process. Teachers are constantly learning about their students and how they … read more

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An Elementary Teacher on Having Tutors in Her Classroom – Podcast Episode 142

Jun 30, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (June 30, 2014) Skepticism is often the first reaction elementary teachers to the idea of having students from the … read more

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College Readiness Competencies – Podcast Episode 141

Jun 03, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (June 3, 2014) Building college readiness involves more than focusing on cognitive learning. The affective domain also must be … read more

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Building Critical Thinking through Visual Literacy – Podcast Episode 140

May 19, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (May 19, 2014) In most classrooms, the days of memorization-focused teaching are gone. Though, we are still in the … read more

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Geometry in Early Childhood – Podcast Episode 139

May 07, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (May 7, 2014) Often, we think of preschool children learning their shapes rather than learning geometry. But of course … read more

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The Role of Bilingual Ed and ESL in Our Schools – Podcast Episode 138

Apr 28, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (April 28, 2014) Bilingual education and English as a second language programs have been in place in U.S. … read more

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The Art of Writing – Tips for Teachers Part 2 – Podcast Episode 137

Mar 31, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (March 31, 2014) During many of the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program’s 30 years, students have written essays … read more

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The Art of Writing – Tips for Teachers Part 1 – Podcast Episode 136

Mar 17, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (March 17, 2014) During many of the IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program’s 30 years, students have written essays about … read more

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They start calling my name (on being a Valued Youth program tutor) – Podcast Episode 135

Feb 27, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (February 27, 2014) As the struggle to keep many young people in school continues to face educators, parents … read more

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Readers Theatre in Early Childhood Ed – Podcast Episode 134

Feb 06, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (February 6, 2014) It’s never too early to engage children in exploring science and math. And in bilingual classrooms … read more

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Why Algebra II? – Podcast Episode 133

Jan 30, 2014

Classnotes Podcast (January 30, 2014) Following a trend over the last decade or so of pushing for higher math education among … read more

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Six Generations of Civil Rights in Education – Podcast Episode 132

Dec 02, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (December 2, 2013) Last year in Classnotes Podcast episode 113, Bradley Scott, Ph.D. director of the IDRA South Central … read more

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How to Start a PTA Comunitario – Podcast Episode 131

Nov 11, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (November 11, 2013) A new model of parent engagement is sweeping the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Evolving out of … read more

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Substantive Conversation in the Classroom – Podcast Episode 130

Oct 17, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (October 17, 2013) Most of us can remember a time when students were expected to be silent in the … read more

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Leading with iPads for Diverse Students – Podcast Episode 129

Oct 01, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (October 1, 2013) There is a lot of attention on how students and teachers can use iPads and other … read more

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A Principal on Supporting Teachers for Student College Readiness – Podcast Episode 128

Sep 06, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (September 6, 2013) School transformation doesn’t just happen by decree from a superintendent or principal. Systems and support for … read more

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A Principal on the Core Elements of School Transformation – Podcast Episode 127

Aug 21, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (August 21, 2013) The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district is demonstrating dramatic school transformation. After looking at the data, the … read more

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A Principal on Setting Expectations for College – Podcast Episode 126

Aug 12, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (August 12, 2013) Deep in the heart of the Texas Rio Grande Valley, something amazing is happening. Many in … read more

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The Power of Student Voices in Dropout Prevention – Podcast Episode 125

Jun 26, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (June 26, 2013) Six students received prizes in a national competition among participants in the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program, … read more

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Tracking vs. High Quality Education for All Students – Podcast Episode 124

Jun 13, 2013

Classnotes Podcast (June 13, 2013) Policies that encourage schools to funnel students into different high school tracks are making resurgence. This, … read more

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