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  • 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

  • Podcast: On Embracing Native Culture in Alaska with Danielle Riha

    Podcast: On Embracing Native Culture in Alaska with Danielle Riha

    Meet Danielle Riha, a middle school teacher at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in Anchorage. She is passionate about equity, indigenous languages, and culturally relevant lessons. She was the Alaska Teacher of the Year and one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year Award in 2019.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    December 01, 2020

  • Podcast: A Seat at the Peace Table with Karen Johnston

    Podcast: A Seat at the Peace Table with Karen Johnston

    Meet Karen Johnston, an elementary school teacher at Harriet Tubman Montessori in New Orleans, Louisiana. Karen helps build a comfortable and open learning environment for her students by utilizing student-directed activities in mixed grade level classes.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    November 17, 2020

  • Podcast: Retiring During COVID-19 with Karl Grubaugh

    Podcast: Retiring During COVID-19 with Karl Grubaugh

    Meet Karl Grubaugh, a former AP economics teacher and advanced journalism advisor at Granite Bay High School in California. A journalist and editor himself, Karl advised for the award-winning student newspaper The Granite Bay Gazette, and retired in 2020 after almost 40 years as an educator.

    Ali Habashi
    Shaped Editor

    October 27, 2020

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