5 Great Questions from One of the Best Bosses My Husband Ever Had

Day 48 of 80 Days of Excellence

Kip and I were talking about the best bosses we’ve ever had. Kip shared something that one of his, Mr. Joe Morris Palmer, president and founder of an engineering company, did that really brought out the best in him. Kip said that every day he was in town, Mr. Joe Morris would come by his […]

Dreams Are Your Precious Treasure

Day 47 of 80 Days of Excellence

Sometimes we write things as teenagers that we need to remember as adults. This double form poem I wrote at Governor’s Honors when I was 17 is one such poem. Here’s the thing, I didn’t keep this because I liked it, I remember keeping this because of the note a 40-something-year-old teacher at GHP wrote […]

5 Ways to Promote Health and Happiness in Every Classroom

I will never carry a gun into my classroom. However, I believe I have something far more helpful: compassion, caring, and a determination to change the world by reaching the hearts and minds of this generation. People are scared and rightly so. In one moment, a madman can destroy the lives of so many. And […]

5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel Them: The Truth About Teaching in America

Aaron Pribble on episode 260 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Teachers are not all saints, nor are they all slackers. — These are just two of the myths that social studies teacher Aaron Pribble tackles in this motivating, uplifting talk about what it is really like to be a teacher in America today. Aaron Pribble is the author of Teacherland: Inside the Myth of the American […]

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life: How Streak Tracking Makes All the Difference

Day 46 of 80 Days of Excellence

Set your goals and select habits to go with those goals. For to make a change or accomplish anything, you need steady progress. And sustained growth comes from repetition. And something that repeats consistently is a habit. But changing habits is so hard! And accomplishing goals is as well. I track my habits on a […]

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

Lynn Fuini-Hetten on episode 259 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Strategic planning for your school or district can take a variety of forms. In today’s show, learn how one successful district has tackled this process and how they are getting buy in from teachers on the vision during the second year of implementation. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than […]

Secrets of Living an Epic Life Full of Meaning

Day 45 of 80 Days of Excellence

Out beyond complacency and comfort lies a land of opportunity. It requires that you no longer comform to the comfortable. You can’t “phone it in.” You have to work. You have to dream. You can’t settle. Everyone wants success – well, most do anyway. And most people say the same thing. Everybody is shooting for […]

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

Heidi Sloan on episode 258 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Heidi Sloan is the Iditarod teacher for this year. It starts on March 3 – 18. Get free lesson plans, connect with a musher and get your kids excited. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. Listen Now […]

Keep Your Head Up When You Stumble

Day 44 of 80 Days of Excellence

Westwood Schools Alumnus, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hilliard, (soon to be a Colonel in the Army) spoke to our students today. As he talked about success and failure, he said something incredible, “If your head is up when you stumble and you’re looking forward, then you will see an open door.” Lt. Colonel Robert Hilliard, US […]

Google Jamboard

Tom Mullaney on episode 257 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. There’s hardware too, but don’t be worried. The free app has lots to play with. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Enjoy this fun, free tool. Check […]