Moving beyond 90s style student engagement, this show explores the freshest new ways to captivate students, get them passionately "hooked on learning," while having some fun along the way. Hosted by Nicholas Provenzano, The Nerdy Teacher and Timothy Gwynn, this Nerdycast is definitely not your mother's student engagement show. Listen, laugh, learn.


  • Creating Riveting Learning Experiences that Students Will Never Forget

    08/05/2015 Duración: 10min

    In this premier episode of the new HookED, we talk about how to move beyond boring lesson plans to create learning experiences that students will never forget. Follow: @burgessdave @jmattmiller @mrdearybury1 @bamradionetwork Dave Burgess is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He received national recognition as recipient of the 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. As an award-winning teacher from San Diego, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year, a Golden Apple recipient, and a faculty

  • Compliant Students or Engaged Students, Pick One

    08/07/2013 Duración: 13min

    Dan Pink makes the case that control is the enemy of student engagement and offers some thoughts about how to get kids authentically engaged in learning. Dan says the big question we have to answer is what kind of world are we really preparing kids to enter? Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @danielpink @bamradionetwork Dan Pink is the author of 5 best-selling books about business, work, and management, including Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us and his recent book, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and their three children.

  • Reality Check: Effectively Preparing Students for the Next Grade

    18/06/2013 Duración: 14min

    We hear it often, students reaching grade levels unprepared for the work. In this segment we look at what is fundamentally required to prepare students to step up. Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @bamradionetwork . Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @bamradionetwork Emily Dawson is a 2011 graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School and just completed my sophomore year at the University of Michigan and is currently a psychology major and as of right now I plan to go into education. People seem to think I'm pretty witty, so follow me on twitter @e_daws. David Harris will be a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying either Computer Engineering or Chemical Engineering. He spends most of his time out of the library either at a UofM sports game or leading a youth group for high school students. As a possible computer engineer and tech geek, technology in the classroom and teaching students for the modern world have always been an interest of mine.

  • Hooked on Books: Getting Your Students (Especially Boys) Excited About Reading

    03/06/2013 Duración: 11min

    According to our guest the love of reading is not dead. In fact Pernile has found a way to get her students, including boys, jazzed about ink on paper. Tune is as she shares her secret sauce for getting kids hooked on books. Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @PernilleRipp @bamradionetwork . Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @bamradionetwork Pernille Ripp a passionate 5th grade teacher in Middleton, Wisconsin, USA, proud techy geek, and honest to a fault. Creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, Co-founder of EdCamp MadWI, and believer in all children. Her first book coming out in 2013 from PLPress Education blog “Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension.” Twitter @PernilleRipp.

  • You Have to Show Kids That They Matter

    21/03/2013 Duración: 16min

    News flash: Not only do students not care how much you know until they know how much you care, they can not be powerfully engaged in learning until they know that their presence matters, that their life matters, that they matter. How can you demonstrate and communicate to students that they matter? Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @angelamaiers @bamradionetwork . Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @bamradionetwork As a teacher educator, author and consultant, Angela Maiers has spent the past twenty-two years working diligently to help learners of all ages succeed by recognizing their power as readers, writers, and global communicators. Today, Angela is at the forefront of Web 2.0 technologies and is an active blogger and social media evangelist. Her cause is called You Matter a program that is growing rapidly and achieving national acclaim. .

  • Getting Reluctant Writers to Explore Life Beyond 140 Characters

    09/03/2013 Duración: 16min

    Some students are convinced that any writing assignment beyond 140 characters is both cruel and unusual punishment and unconstitutional. Our legal department is still checking into this. In the interim, here are some proven strategies to get students excited about jumping off the 140 character cliff and smiling on the way down. Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @johntspencer @bamradionetwork . Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @bamradionetwork John Spencer is currently a sixth grade ELL teacher in a low-income urban school in Phoenix, Arizona. When he's not doing dishes or playing Legos with his kids, he blogs regularly at Education Rethink, writes a column for Kappan magazine and has written several books, including A Sustainable Start and Pencil Me In, along with a chapter in an upcoming educational technology textbook. .

  • Teachers Solicit Undercover Students to Crack the Code on Student Engagement

    11/02/2013 Duración: 16min

    From a clandestine bunker in an undisclosed school district, Nick and Tim speak anonymously with five students about why some teachers captivate them while others bore them to texting. Breaking the code of silence the group revealed some invaluable insights into the elusive rules of student engagement before before being spirited away to the witness protection program. Listen, laugh learn. Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @bamradionetwork Nicholas Provenzano is The Nerdy Teacher, Educator, speaker, writer, and consultant. Nick is the 'Lady Gaga' of teaching and the 2013 MACUL Technology Using Teacher of the Year. Timothy Gwynn is a Tech Facilitator in North Carolina. Passionate about education & a fan of technology, he currently works at a K-5 school and is passionate about Educational Technology.