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3 Ways to Nurture Relationships With and Among Your Students Using Podcasts

Our three Youth Voices Collections feature kids and teens speaking about their perspectives, innovations, and civic action. We’ve learned from educators who use Listenwise that hearing authentic voices of young people sharing their stories can help to engage their students and empower them to do the same. “That was one of the most powerful moments…

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Integrating Content & Language Instruction with Podcast Lessons

During our Teacher Talks webinar series last fall, we spoke with Erin Reaves, an English Language Development (ELD) instructional coach at Taylor Elementary in Santa Maria Bonita, CA about how she leads teachers to use Listenwise, not as a supplement, but as the core of instruction for a week of lessons in ELD classes.  Reaves…

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Teaching Your Students About Fake News

Talk of fake news is everywhere but how do you begin to teach about it in the classroom? Start with an exploration of the rise of fake news, and why kids should care. Then, delve into the media literacy skills that students need to evaluate news critically. Teaching your students about fake news and how…

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HyperDocs: High-Quality Lesson Templates

We’ve been developing instructional strategies for teaching K-12 students with podcasts, and along the way, we discovered an amazing educator community resource: HyperDocs. HyperDocs are digital lesson plans that are designed by teachers, for students. They give students access to all the content and instructional resources for a lesson in one organized digital space (learn…

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Designing Structured Choice Activities with Podcasts

Student choice activities are an important lever for engagement and personalized learning. The Universal Design for Learning Guidelines suggest “optimizing individual choice and autonomy” as an effective strategy for “providing multiple means of engagement” when designing learning experiences.  Any student should be able to find a story of interest among the 2800+ short, engaging audio…

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Listenwise as a Tool for RTI and Targeted Instruction

The pandemic has changed the landscape of education like never before. It has mobilized the use of technology and  created challenges for many students, deepening disparities for some as a result of learning environment changes. As school learning environments continue shifting, it’s important to continue to address the needs of all students, especially striving learners.  …

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How to Teach Listening – Listen Wise Chapter 4 Sneak Peek

(Pre-order the book and get stickers for your class!) Today’s blog post explores how to teach listening from a chapter in my upcoming book: Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners. In my other sneak peeks, you can read more about chapter 2 and why listening is a skill that matters and chapter 3…

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Educators Share Ideas for Teaching with Listenwise

Teachers using Listenwise podcasts with their students continue to share teaching ideas that others can adopt or adapt to fit their particular contexts.  Many note that Listenwise’s curriculum resources help students connect what they are learning in class to their lives and the world beyond school. They appreciate the flexibility of the Listenwise platform and…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

Join Listenwise today to access podcast lessons from the best non-fiction storytellers and the largest library of listening comprehension quizzes for the classroom.

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