Road to Better Teaching

Sharing stories of teacher development

About the show

The Road to Better Teaching is about sharing the stories of educators as they get better at teaching. The focus of each discussion will be on an artifact of their learning, and discussing why this moment of development is important to their improvement, and the improvement of the field. This process parallels the portfolio development practice that is in use at the University of Mississippi's School of Education.

Episodes

  • E018 Reflecting on One Season on the Road to Better Teaching

    September 12th, 2022  |  29 mins 4 secs

    Traveling the road to better teaching as co-hosts, Ann Monroe and Joel Amidon, discuss lessons learned during one season of sharing stories of teacher development.

  • E017 Abby Timms: Research on Child Development in the Early Years

    May 15th, 2022  |  28 mins 44 secs
    books, early childhood, early literacy, literacy, reading

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Abby Timms as we discuss research she did for a class that helped her better understand her role as an early childhood teacher.

  • E016 Nicole Roberson: Advancing as a Experienced Science Teacher

    April 25th, 2022  |  40 mins 39 secs
    advanced placement, ap biology, biology, science, science education, science teaching

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Nicole Roberson as we discuss how she enhanced her teaching as an experienced high school science teacher by taking on the challenge of teaching Advanced Placement Biology.

  • E015 Kristi Magee: Facilitating a Culture of Professional Learning

    April 11th, 2022  |  18 mins
    educational leadership, principal, professional development

    Traveling the road to better teaching with educational leader, Kristi Magee, as we discuss a professional development she designed and enacted for her school district to facilitate better teaching.

  • E014 Brandy Thomas: 5 Minute Conversation for Classroom Engagement

    March 14th, 2022  |  27 mins 58 secs
    access, behavior, classroom management, reading

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Brandy Thomas as we discuss an interaction she had with a student that led to increased classroom engagement in learning to read.

  • E013 Hannah Witherspoon: Mathematics Lesson for the Marks Project

    February 28th, 2022  |  30 mins 38 secs

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Hannah Witherspoon as we discuss a mathematics lesson for the Marks Project

  • E012 Patches Calhoun: The Locker Problem and Student Conversations

    January 24th, 2022  |  34 mins 56 secs
    mathematics, reform-oriented instruction, student-centered

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Della Davidson Elementary School Principal, Patches Calhoun, as we discuss mile markers in her development as a teacher AND an educational leader.

  • E011 David Rock: One Student at a Time

    December 13th, 2021  |  26 mins 11 secs

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Dr. David Rock, Dean of The University of Mississippi School of Education, as we discuss teaching one student at a time.

  • E010 Kristi Livingston: One Page Reading Intervention Template

    December 6th, 2021  |  21 mins 47 secs
    interventionist, reading, reading intervention, tier

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Dr. Kristi Livingston as we discuss her growth working as a reading intervention specialist.

  • E009 Erica Avent: School Trip to New York City

    November 30th, 2021  |  46 mins 44 secs
    class trip, school trip, teacher leader

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Dr. Erica Avent as we discuss her experience around planning a school trip to New York City.

  • E008 Austyn Jones: Sunflower County Freedom Project

    November 15th, 2021  |  33 mins 57 secs

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Austyn Jones as we discuss his experience with the Sunflower County Freedom Project.

  • E007 Candies Cook: Messy Decimal Task from a Summer Mathematics Institute

    November 8th, 2021  |  23 mins 5 secs
    math, math education, mathematics

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Candies Cook as we discuss her experience within a Summer Mathematics Institute where she was exposed to messy (open-ended, accessible, and cognitively demanding) mathematics tasks.

  • E006 Kam'ron Bracey: Note from a Clinical Instructor

    October 25th, 2021  |  37 mins 13 secs
    education, educator, portfolio, professional development, teacher, teacher education, teaching

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Kam Bracey as we discuss feedback notes he received from his clinical instructor.

  • E005 Mary Ann Parker: Inquiry Project to Develop Student Voice

    October 11th, 2021  |  28 mins 20 secs

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Dr. Mary Ann Parker as we discuss an inquiry project to develop student voice that Mary Ann produced as a teacher during her participation in the University of Mississippi Writing Project.

  • E004 Kayla Luke: Foundational Field Experience Journal Entry

    September 27th, 2021  |  23 mins 8 secs

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Kayla Luke as we discuss an entry in her field experience journal.

  • E003 Hannah Farnlacher: Instructive Instructional Triangle

    August 17th, 2021  |  22 mins 32 secs
    relationships

    Traveling the road to better teaching with Hannah Farnlacher as we discuss how the instructional triangle taught her about classroom relationships.