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.
November 6th, 2023 | 44 mins 42 secs
book club, book study, collaborative groups, professional development
Traveling the road to better teaching with Kelsey Vosters, Mathematics Teacher at Middleton High School in Middleton, WI, as we discuss her experience in a book study facilitated by the Wisconsin Mathematics Council.
September 11th, 2023 | 25 mins 3 secs
identity, pre-service teacher, pre-service teacher education, professional development, teacher education
Traveling the road to better teaching with Margaret Slaton as we discuss the day when she unexpectedly took over class as a student teacher.
February 20th, 2023 | 44 mins 17 secs
mentor, mentor teacher, writing, writing center
Traveling the road to better teaching with Dr. Ellen Shelton, Director of Pre-College Programs for the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, Lecturer in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, and Interim Writing Center Director- Oxford Campus, as we discuss how a shoulder tap from a mentor-teacher led her down a path of developing writers across a variety of educational contexts.
November 28th, 2022 | 44 mins 45 secs
accountancy, business education, professional education
Traveling the road to better teaching with Dr. Morris Stocks as we discuss his 31 years at the University of Mississippi and even more as a teacher of accountancy. Dr. Stocks is the 1998 recipient of the University of Mississippi’s most prized teaching honor, the Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award.
November 7th, 2022 | 34 mins
social emotional instruction, social emotional learning
Traveling the road to better teaching with Dr. Alina Harges as we discuss an interaction with a student, that led to a major perspective shift in her teaching and her responsibility for the social and emotional well-being of students in her classroom.
October 17th, 2022 | 29 mins 4 secs
conscious discipline, trauma informed instruction, trauma informed teaching
Traveling the road to better teaching with Savannah Armistead as we discuss her moment of professional growth in creating a classroom management plan, while considering the needs of children that have experienced trauma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.