Episode 21 – Growing Your Program

Join us as Brandon and Miles discuss ways to try to grow your program.

Episode 20 – Classroom Management

A quick discussion with a fellow teacher at Clearfield High School about the importance of classroom management and different strategies that can be used to get the most out of your students.

Episode 19 – “Cause all I wanna do is go the distance” ~Rocky Balboa

The title says it all.  From Rocky 1 where Rocky is talking with Adrian he says that he doesn’t care if he loses or gets his head smashed in, “cause all I wanna do is go the distance”.  And he goes on to say that no one has EVER gone the distance with Apollo Creed.


Now this is a very dramatic example (and we don’t want anyone getting their head smashed in…but we aren’t boxing, are we?), we all hope that your last term isn’t anywhere near what Rocky had to go through in his first fight with Apollo Creed.  BUT, having said that, our goal as an educator is to make it to the end.  We discuss some ways we try to go about that, as well as how our years are generally planned.

Episode 18 – Speaking, You Just Gotta Do It

Episode 17 – Take Note, It’s Time to Write!

Well, this is the 3rd of our episodes on the 4 different modalities.  On this episode we explore the writing modality and give some insight into how we work with our students to push them to write more than just what the task asks of them.

Also we ask for help, what do you do in your classroom to push your students to write more in the Intermediate level?

Episode 16 – I Can Read! …and comprehend too

On this episode we jump in to the Reading modality and discuss how we assess, teach, and what we do to understand where students should be based on their level.

Some of our favorites sources can also be found linked below:


  • 1jour1actu
    • it has videos and great articles…that are also relatively short

All Languages

Episode 15 – AP and CE Courses

Our first episode about advanced world language classes focused entirely on the IB programme.  This time around we discuss Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment courses.


For our German teachers out there, since resources are so hard to come by, below are some links to help you:



As we find more German resources for the AP exam, we’ll add them to the list.

Episode 14 – Competency Based Education part 2

In this episode we continue on with Episode 10 in discussing the merits and reasoning behind moving to a competency based advancement system.

We were lucky to be joined by the Davis School District Superintendent Reid Newey on this episode.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please comment below or send us a message.

Episode 13 – International Baccalaureate

Join us in a discussion about the IB programme in general and here at Clearfield High School.

This is our first dive into the many ways students are able to obtain college credit for work done in high school.

Episode 12 – Listen Up !

The first of a 4 part series getting into the different modalities, finding resources, and more!  Remember that when it comes to authentic audio, something is always better than nothing.


Check out some of these resources below to help you find audio texts to continue to build your students skills at decoding and comprehending the spoken word.


Also, if you have any sources that you use regularly to find authentic audio, please leave a comment with the web address.

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