Tips for a Purpose-Full Education #MotivationMonday

Dr. Amy Fast on episode 171 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Vice Principal Dr. Amy Fast helps schools how to move their mission from the letterhead to what people do every day. A must-listen for school leaders. Dr. Amy Fast, the author of It’s the Mission, Not the Mandates, talks about how to regain the purpose of education in schools. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam lets you create assessments […]

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

Dr. Felicia Durden on episode 170 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. From routine to celebrations, we talk about how to start the day well in special education classrooms.   Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track […]

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

Anne Collier on episode 169 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Anne Collier

Anne Collier helps us understand the statistics on bullying and cyberbullying. We talk about targets, those who bully and how to respond when helping those embroiled in this situation. October is the month we work to take a stand against bullying, so this is a topic of emphasis this month for many of us. Today’s […]

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

Lee Ann Yonker on episode 168 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Lee Ann Yonker helped start the #MiniGoogleMasters movement in her school in K-3rd grade, demonstrating littles can be tech-savvy too! Now having moved to 5th grade, Mrs. Yonker is continuing her tech encouragement with the #MakingGoogleMasters. We talk about what students of all ages can do. She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has […]

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

Melissa Mann on episode 167 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Melissa Mann Special ed teachers

Special ed teacher Melissa Mann shares six of her favorite edtech tools for the special education classroom. From collecting data to parent communications to taking care of yourself, Melissa has something for every classroom (as well as a pretty cool pep talk!) Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs […]

How to Make Your Teaching Something Special

Rushton Hurley on episode 166 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Rushton Hurley make classroom special

Rushton Hurley, author of Making Your Teaching Something Special: 50 Ways to Become a Better Teacher, gives us ideas to build rapport, review for tests, and improve our teaching that will help us be better teachers. Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student […]

5 Ideas for Teaching Fire Prevention and Safety

Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association

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October is National Fire Prevention Month, with Fire Prevention Week happening October 8-14. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has fantastic resources to help educate children on preventing fires. In addition to fire prevention week materials, they are also launching a brand new safety app for kids. In this blog post, I’ll share all of […]

5 Things That Happen When We Empower Students

A.J. Juliani on episode 165 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

AJ Juliani, author of Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning talks about the empowerment of students. How teachers can be the “guide on the ride” and help students find their passions. We can do this! Book Creator for Chrome. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their […]

3 Ways to Lead Project-Based Learning

Erin Murphy on episode 164 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

hacking project based learning

Erin Murphy, the co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning, talks about leading project-based learning. She discusses principal-teacher relationships, evaluations, and common mistakes made in PBL implementation. If you’re working to help increase the amount of PBL in your school, this show will be helpful to you. Book Creator for Chrome. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, […]

How to Choose Font Sizes

A tutorial video

choose right font size

Helping students select the right font sizes could be a challenge. My sister is a graphic design professor and taught me a simple way to select font sizes. Graphic design students might find it a bit oversimplified but for high school students it works like a charm. I’ve also included the assignment I give after […]