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A Fresh Approach to Intervention Is Boosting Achievement in a Michigan School District

Hear from educators about a new approach to intervention that’s raising student achievement in the Wayne-Westland Community School District, outside Detroit.

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Podcast: The Best of Teachers in America Season 5

We've complied some of our favorite moments and memorable words of wisdom from our season five Teachers in America podcast guests.

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We've complied some of our favorite moments and memorable words of wisdom from our season five Teachers in America podcast guests.

Jennifer Corujo
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Photo: Reading intervention teacher Jennifer "Jennie" Mau

Reading intervention teacher Jennie Mau reflects on her 35-year career in education and shares her favorite reading instructional strategies and tools that have helped her students thrive.

Jennifer Corujo
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When Sherrye Scott realized her daughter needed additional help in school, she transitioned from a career in computer information systems to education. Now a math intervention teacher in Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Texas, Sherrye shares how she incorporates social-emotional strategies into math instruction and how she motivates students to learn and succeed.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

Dr. Artley Skenandore, principal and cultural leader

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Oneida Nation High School principal and cultural leader Dr. Artley Skenandore shares how he encourages students to stay connected to their Oneida history, culture, and language. Plus he provides strategies on how to honor Native American heritage in the month of November and all year long.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

Assistant Principal Randolph Hull and Reading Intervention Teacher Joshua Bzovi

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Assistant principal Randolph Hull and reading intervention teacher Joshua Bzovi from the South Redford District in Michigan share how they’ve teamed up to support their middle school students in reading.

Jennifer Corujo
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Photo: Adapted physical education teacher Eric Cavalli

Adapted physical education teacher Eric Cavalli from Manor, Texas shares strategies to create an accessible learning environment for students.

Jennifer Corujo
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Photo: Dual language kindergarten teacher Blanca Hernandez

Texas dual language kindergarten teacher Blanca Hernandez shares how she builds a bilingual classroom culture that fosters a growth mindset in English and Spanish.

Jennifer Corujo
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Photo: K-5 literacy fellow Kayla Dyer

Burrillville School District literacy fellow and HMH Teacher Ambassador Kayla Dyer discusses writing teaching strategies to successfully guide students through the writing process.

Jennifer Corujo
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Photo: Third-grade teacher Russell Souders

Third-grade Texas teacher Russell Souders shares tips on how he sparks students’ interest in reading, including how he uses programs like HMH Into Reading to engage students in literacy instruction.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Photo: Past NSTA president and HMH Into Science Texas author Dr. Karen Ostlund

Past NSTA President and HMH Into Science Texas author Dr. Karen Ostlund joins us to discuss the ins-and-outs of NGSS standards, technology's impact on student agency, and more.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Photo: Fourth-grade teacher Teresa Meredith

30-year seasoned teacher and HMH Teacher Contributor Teresa Meredith shares her expertise on creating a classroom community space and establishing expectations in the first weeks of school.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Photo: High school English teacher Leah Carper

In this 13-minute minisode, North Carolina State Teacher of the Year Leah Carper joins us again and talks about social and emotional learning strategies that have been successful with her Gen Z students.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Photo: Fourth-grade teacher Toney Jackson

Fourth-grade teacher and HMH ambassador Toney Jackson returns and shares tips to start off the school year as a Teacher MC, including how to empower students by sharing the stage and how to find your teaching crew.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Photo: Elementary literacy coordinator Dr. Jake Downs

Utah elementary literacy coordinator and education podcaster Dr. Jake Downs talks about best practices for literacy instruction, the science of reading, and data-based decision-making to help struggling readers.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Photo: Second-grade teacher David Staton

Ohio teacher, David Staton, shares how he personalizes writing instruction and keeps students engaged in the last days of school.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Photo: First-grade teacher Amber Reyes

Colorado teacher, Amber Reyes, shares strategies to engage students in fun phonics instruction, as well as resources to build fundamental reading skills.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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A comprehensive list of all of the Teachers in America podcast episodes, seasons 1-5.

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Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona shares his 2023 Teacher Appreciation Week message and details the Department of Education's "Raise the Bar: Lead the World" effort.

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