Kelly interviews teacher, assistant principal, and fellow educational podcaster, Jon Harper.
Jon is currently the assistant principal at Sandy Hill Elementary School in Cambridge, Maryland. This is his 7th year serving as an assistant principal at the elementary level. Prior to becoming an administrator he served as a Math Coach and an elementary school teacher. During his ten years as a classroom teacher he taught first, second, fourth and fifth grades. During his sixth year teaching he earned Nationally Board Certification, which he held for ten years. For seven years he ran a Young Gentleman's Cub that was aimed at helping young men reach their full potential.
Jon received a B.A. from Furman University while majoring in Philosophy. He later went on to earn his B.S from Salisbury University while majoring in Elementary Education. Jon was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to student teach in New Zealand. He eventually received his M.A. degree from Salisbury University in Public School Administration.
Jon lives in Cambridge, Maryland with his amazing wife and two awesome children.
Kelly and Jon talk about great ideas for schools, classrooms, and educational philosophy, as well as:
• Creating clubs in school
• Educational Podcasting
• National Board Certification
• Student Teaching in New Zealand
•Inspirational Podcasts, books and more.
Mentioned in this Podcast:
• Jon's Podcast, "My Bad" on The Bam Radio Network
• Boxer app
• Nuzzle app
• Ryan Holiday's books:
Kelly is excited to interview Brandon Blom!
Brandon Blom is the principal of Stoneridge Elementary School in Roseville, CA. He is passionate about making school fun for students and staff, as well as looking critically at what we do in our schools so we can meet the needs of our students. Brandon loves how technology allows us to connect and create like never before. Brandon has been a CUE Rockstar presenter, NAESP presenter, and keynote speaker. You can follow him on Twitter @brandonkblom, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or read his blog at brandonkblom.com.
Brandon just delivered a powerful presentation at Skywalker Ranch for Cue Rockstar, and I decided I had to have him on the show.
This is one of the most important topics The Wired Educator Podcast has addressed. Homework.
Brandon is brilliant. Find out why he had a one year conversation with his staff about homework, and wait until you see the result!
Mentioned in this podcast:
The app Padlet.
The novel, Wonder.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The app Chatterbox.
Google Sheets as a school day to-do list.
Brandon's blog post on homework.
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