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138: Hexagonal Thinking with Brave New Teaching (Bonus Episode)

In today’s bonus episode of The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast, I’m happy to share a conversation on hexagonal thinking with my friend Amanda Cardenas, from the Brave New Teaching podcast. And for a fun twist, she’s the one interviewing me! This conversation originally aired on her podcast, and she generously agreed to let me share it here as well. She brings a wealth of experience as an A.P. teacher, blogger, and curriculum designer in Chicago to the table, and I think you’re really going to appreciate her insight.

If you don’t know Brave New Teaching, Amanda and her talented co-host Marie Morris bring so much creativity, honesty, and fun to the table in this down-to-earth podcast for English teachers. You’ll get to know Amanda in this episode, and then I’m sure you’ll want to subscribe!

Here are a few great places to start with Brave New Teaching, if you’re new to the pod.

16: To Find Supplementary Texts: This episode is full of ideas for helping you bring powerful short pieces in to complement your larger texts. Supplementary texts can help you bring more voices into your curriculum and easily connect literature to current events.

54: The Best Quiz You’ll Ever Give: Find out how to use Amanda’s stellar strategy, the Sesame Street quiz.

21: To Teach Social Justice Through Poetry: Learn from powerhouse guest Tanesha Forman.

OK, ready to dive into hexagonal thinking? You can listen in to today’s episode below, or on your podcast player of choice.

You can see the original show notes from the episode right here at Brave New Teaching.

Check out this recent video over at Edutopia for a quick and powerful visual demonstration of how hexagonal thinking works.

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