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Two elementary teachers break down science and theory from education practitioners, researchers and thought leaders and translate it into classroom practices that evolve the learning environment for the 21st century.

We're currently on hiatus-- the perfect time to catch up on Season 4!

*we recommend starting with Episode 1 or 2!

Season 4: The Roadmap

S4.E13: Want students to be more independent? 5 ideas for engaging and empowering classroom "management"

S4.E13: Want students to be more independent? 5 ideas for engaging and empowering classroom "management"

This week on Season 4, Episode 13 of That's SO EDVOLUTIONARY, we're building on the foundation we set last week on rethinking classroom 'management' to be less about control and more about creating th... ...more

Podcast Season 4

August 13, 20234 min read

S4.E12: 5 Steps to creating a classroom where students thrive and behavior challenges diminish

S4.E12: 5 Steps to creating a classroom where students thrive and behavior challenges diminish

This week on Season 4, Episode 12 of That's SO EDVOLUTIONARY, share our first piece of the roadmap! Last week, we unveiled our T.E.A.C.H. Framework-- a handy acronym to remember the pillars that make... ...more

Podcast Season 4

August 06, 20233 min read

S4.E11: Our roadmap for engaging and empowering learning 

S4.E11: Our roadmap for engaging and empowering learning 

In Season 4, Episode 11 of That's SO EDVOLUTIONARY, we're shifting gears! We've been talking about making a dang roadmap since we got started back in 2021. A roadmap that would take research from the... ...more

Podcast Season 4

August 06, 20232 min read

S4.E10: Play-based learning environments are more joyful and sustainable for teachers, too

S4.E10: Play-based learning environments are more joyful and sustainable for teachers, too

This week on Season 4, Episode 10 of That's SO EDVOLUTIONARY, we talk about how play-based learning environments are better for TEACHERS too. The way we are doing school right now is just not at all ... ...more

Podcast Season 4

July 02, 20231 min read

S4.E9: Play-based learning environments create spaces of equity and inclusion

S4.E9: Play-based learning environments create spaces of equity and inclusion

This week on Season 4, Episode 9 of That's SO EDVOLUTIONARY, we talk about how play-based learning environments by default lend themselves to equity (all students get what they need to be successful) ... ...more

Podcast Season 4

June 25, 20231 min read

S4.E8: Play-based learning environments create spaces to support student mental health and trauma

S4.E8: Play-based learning environments create spaces to support student mental health and trauma

This week on Season 4, Episode 8 of That's SO EDVOLUTIONARY, we talk about how play-based learning environments can help us support students in our classroom with trauma and mental health issues. We ... ...more

Podcast Season 4

June 18, 20231 min read

Hi! We're Annie & Ali

We are two primary (K/1) educators building a roadmap to teaching that ensures children reach mastery of all required K-2 standards in an environment that also respects their developmental needs and leads them to become self-directed learners. We founded EDVOLUTIONARY to help amplify the conversation about how to evolve our education system and to share our toolbox of teacher-tested resources and strategies that empower learners and make teaching more effective, fun, and sustainable.

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