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Podcast: Shaking Up the Kindergarten Curriculum Feat. 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
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
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
Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor
January 07, 2021
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 Feat. 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 Feat. 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: The Future of Journalism Feat. 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
Podcast: Finding Acceptance as an Immigrant Student Feat. Margarita Lezama
Meet Margarita Lezama, an ESL and ESOL teacher at Brownsville Middle School in Miami, Florida. Originally from Nicaragua, Margarita now teaches a large immigrant population and relates with her students on topics like coping with culture shock, learning English, and facing discrimination.
Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor
October 06, 2020
Podcast: Virtual Learning During COVID-19 Feat. Sharon Biava
Sharon Biava joins us once again to discuss virtual learning during COVID-19, and how she adapted to her new digital classroom with the help of her students. A 4th grade math teacher at Silver Lakes Elementary in Florida, Sharon is passionate about literacy, civics, and equity for all students.
Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor
September 22, 2020
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