The Science Behind Being Grateful

We just wrapped up the Thanksgiving holiday and just around the corner in a few more weeks will have our winter holiday break.  This provides a great time in our lives to refocus and reflect on what we are grateful for.  In this episode of EPSD PD Podcast you will hear the voices of studentsContinue reading “The Science Behind Being Grateful”

Celebrating Diversity at Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout most of Mexico, mostly in central and southern Mexico.   It is a day to celebrate the life and death of our loved ones. Many of the Mexican families in our community celebrate Dia de los Muertos, and the significanceContinue reading “Celebrating Diversity at Dia de los Muertos”

Teacher Self-Care

The teaching profession is recognized repetitively as one of the most stressful and most demanding professions that exist. And why shouldn’t it be when teaching is the profession that creates all other professions. In my opinion, being a teacher is the most important and most valuable profession in the World. We grow brains, and careContinue reading “Teacher Self-Care”

New Podcast: Interview with Instructional Technology Coach Anne Dewey

Meet Instructional Technology Coach Anne Dewey Anne has worn many hats throughout our district over the years. She first came into our district as a 6th grade language arts teacher, but that is not where she started. She started teaching 9th grade English, journalism, and yearbook in Kansas and Missouri. She became an early adopterContinue reading “New Podcast: Interview with Instructional Technology Coach Anne Dewey”

Learning Targets

A clear focus for a lesson with high expectations for student learning is a promising teaching strategy that both John Hattie and Robert Marzano agree has high impact on student learning. Stop, take a deep breath, and look at the learning target in your classroom right now. Ask yourself these questions: Do I have aContinue reading “Learning Targets”

New Podcast: Zero Waste Interns

The Vision Mr. Harris, EPHS science teacher, had a vision to provide an experience for students beyond the classroom walls that would allow students to apply Global Outcome competencies, get real work experience, and apply their knowledge of environmental science. Visionary teachers like Mr. Harris in our school district are changing the way that weContinue reading “New Podcast: Zero Waste Interns”

A Culture of Learning

Commitment to Lifelong Learning Continued learning has always been important in our profession, and in every profession, but progressively more in education recently. The rapid growth of the information technology industry as well as the change from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy has caused rapid change and transformation from what we understood asContinue reading “A Culture of Learning”

New Podcast: Passionate Goal Writing

This latest episode offers 5 tips for putting passion into your goal writing. Inspired by chapter 8 of Dan and Chip Heath’s book The Power of Moments, I offer some suggestions to educators how these ideas can be applied to goals that improve student achievement. Tip #1 Make sure it is something you are passionateContinue reading “New Podcast: Passionate Goal Writing”

Welcome to EPSD PD Podcast Blog

Welcome to the blog for EPSD PD Podcast. Find links from episodes here. We hope to enlighten, inspire, and spark conversations about teaching and learning in our Estes Park school community. Why? To personalize your professional learning To celebrate excellent educational experiences To bring creativity and innovation to our profession Catch the links to theContinue reading “Welcome to EPSD PD Podcast Blog”