Podcast #38: Anne and Mark Banter About Reading

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Last month, we did a deep dive on reading instruction. Now it’s time to reflect on what we learned and to share some of our highlights. It’s also time to realize that we’ve just scratched the surface on reading — and that the topic deserves another month of study!

Also in this episode: Anne shares her favorite article of the month from the newsletter, and Mark shares his favorite podcast episode selection from Anne-otations. We’re in a bantering mood, so please enjoy!

We’d also like to hear from you. Do you think podcasts in the classroom should be considered reading? Also, what do you do if you have a ton of content to cover but know that teaching reading is important, too? Call and leave a voicemail at (415) 886-7475. Don’t be shy!

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Newsletter #140: What Fullness Is

In January, Roxane Gay (#82#99) decided to get a sleeve gastrectomy, which greatly reduced the size of her stomach. “As a fat person,” Ms. Gay writes, “I am supposed to want to lose weight. I am supposed to be working on the problem of my body.” She told no one, not even her family, about the operation. Now she’s losing weight — but isn’t any happier. (21 min) (For more on weight and our sense of self, see #104#105#124

Newsletter #127: Within Reach

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In this week’s issue:

Within Reach, by Nicole Pasulka
Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories, by Christopher Payne
Bad Boys, by Tim Stelloh
Can You Arrest People Before They Commit Crimes? by Sam Dean
Anne-otations: As U.S. Retreats From World Stage, China Moves To Fill The Void, Fresh Air
The Highlighter Podcast #26: Alvin Chang, senior graphics reporter at Vox

Here’s The Highlighter #127. Like what you see? Subscribe!

Podcast #26

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Alvin Chang is senior graphics reporter at Vox and the author of the lead piece in The Highlighter #125, which focused on school resegregation. Mr. Chang creates explainers that include data, cartoons, and history. He believes that our society's most challenging problems emerge from the everyday decisions that we make.

On the show, Mr. Chang and I talk about how he got into data journalism, how he approached this piece, and what his response is to people who say that integration is not the right solution to our challenges in education.

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Podcast #25: Welcome to Anne-otations with Anne Nyffeler!

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Anne Nyffeler is a great teacher and instructional coach in San Francisco and is the editor of Anne-otations, The Highlighter's new feature! Each week, Anne will select one excellent podcast episode to share.

This week, it's "You Had Me at Black." We talk about microaggressions and how white teachers can lessen the violence that many students of color face in the classroom.

At the end of the show, Anne and I talk about Anne-otations and why we decided to launch the new feature. In particular, Anne encourages you to continue the conversation and to give her ideas about which podcasts she should spotlight. (Listen for her email address during the episode!)

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Podcast #24: Artist and Teacher Leader Omar Bryan

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Omar Bryan is a talented artist, art teacher, and school leader, and he’s our guest on this week’s episode of The Highlighter Podcast!

We talked about his childhood in Jamaica and Long Island, his passion for art, his transition to education, and his theory of action working with young people.

Later in the show, we chatted about this week’s lead article, “Millennials Are Screwed,” by Michael Hobbes. As a millennial himself, Omar had deep insights about the lot of his generation, plus some keen thoughts about the piece’s author.

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Newsletter #124: Millennials Are Screwed

Anne-otations #1: Plan Accordingly

Hi, I’m Anne: mom, teacher, student, reader, loyal Highlighter subscriber, and podcast junky.  Whether on my bike or in the kitchen, podcasts keep me in the conversation. Won’t you join me?

“What is the quality of life that you would live for, if you couldn’t do everything you wanted?” As I think about my goals for 2018, I can’t get this question Dr. Atul Gawande asked Krista Tippet of the podcast On Being out of my head. Would I give up sweets if I could keep singing in choir? Would I give up walking if I could keep my memories? Good teachers plan backwards, shaping their lessons around the end goals. So as I begin the new year, I want to think about the end and plan accordingly. This interview didn’t just increase my appreciation of palliative care doctors and what they can teach me about dying, but also how much they can teach me about really living.

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On Being
Krista Tippet & Dr. Atul Gawande
October 26, 2017