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  • Podcast: Flex on Them Fridays with Perry Hollins

    Podcast: Flex on Them Fridays with Perry Hollins

    Meet Perry Hollins, a forth grade teacher and former DJ who has spent the past 11 years infusing an African-centered pedagogy into the curriculum. Perry utilizes his education to create a culturally responsive, project-based learning environment for independent, flexible thinkers.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    September 14, 2021

  • 4 Ways to Celebrate International Podcast Day

    4 Ways to Celebrate International Podcast Day

    Here are some fun ways you can help your students celebrate International Podcast Day, introduce them to an engaging form of media, and even get them making their own podcasts!

    Joanna Miral
    Shaped Staff

    August 24, 2021

  • The Best Teacher Podcasts for 2021

    The Best Teacher Podcasts for 2021

    Whether you are a first year teacher or about to retire, explore your podcast options when it comes to the K-12 educational space.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    July 29, 2021

  • Podcast: Summer Hiatus and Podcast Awards

    Podcast: Summer Hiatus and Podcast Awards

    Summer Announcement! Make sure to vote for the Teachers in America podcast this July in the 16th Annual Podcast Awards for the education category.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    July 19, 2021

  • Podcast: Creativity, Community, and Pride with Owen Bondono

    Podcast: Creativity, Community, and Pride with Owen Bondono

    Meet Owen Bondono, a high school ELA teacher and the first known transgender Michigan Teacher of the Year. He uses his platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ student spaces and anti-racist teaching practices.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    June 08, 2021

  • Podcast: Shaping the Future Season 2

    Podcast: Shaping the Future Season 2

    Learn strategies to improve student outcomes and better shape the future of education through podcast conversations with experts about major topics affecting the K-12 industry.

    Shaped Staff

    May 18, 2021

  • Podcast: Lessons in Language and Loss with Angelica Moreno

    Podcast: Lessons in Language and Loss with Angelica Moreno

    Meet Angelica Moreno, a Spanish kindergarten teacher at the Dual Language Academy at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary in El Paso, Texas. This week's discussion includes dual language learnering, the El Paso Walmart shooting, and the school's reaction to losing one of their own to COVID-19.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    May 04, 2021

  • Podcast: Breaking Barriers in Tech with Rana el Kaliouby

    Podcast: Breaking Barriers in Tech with Rana el Kaliouby

    How can we introduce more emotion to the AI space? Our guest this week, Rana el Kaliouby, seeks to answer that question. Founder of Affectiva and author of Girl Decoded breaks down ethics and equity in tech.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    April 27, 2021

  • Podcast: Creating Classroom Content Worth Watching with CJ Reynolds

    Podcast: Creating Classroom Content Worth Watching with CJ Reynolds

    Meet CJ Reynolds, a high school teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By creating the teacher YouTube channel Real Rap with Reynolds, he has discovered that what might be ordinary for his classroom, may be someone else's extraordinary.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    March 09, 2021

  • Podcast: Shaking Up the Kindergarten Curriculum with LaNesha Tabb

    Podcast: Shaking Up the Kindergarten Curriculum with LaNesha Tabb

    Meet LaNesha Tabb, a kindergarten teacher at the Metropolitan School District in Lawrence Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. After starting a blog called Education with an Apron, LaNesha turned her sights on writing a book about the importance of teaching social studies.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    February 23, 2021

  • Podcast: The Future of Happiness and Education with Tal Ben-Shahar

    Podcast: The Future of Happiness and Education with Tal Ben-Shahar

    Season 2 of the Shaping the Future Podcast kicks off with special guest Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happier and co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy. Join host Matthew Mugo Fields as he asks about anti-fragility and the elements of happiness.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    January 26, 2021

  • 11 Most-Read Shaped Blogs of 2020

    11 Most-Read Shaped Blogs of 2020

    Before we say goodbye to 2020, we want to highlight the most-read Shaped blogs, written with you in mind as you navigated this most unusual year.

    Christine Condon
    Shaped Editor-in-Chief

    December 17, 2020

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