Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

Julie Hembree on episode 233 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. But that’s not all. She’s also started the Cultivate World Literacy Project and more. Learn about her transformation into a global educator because her students got excited and led the way. This is a pattern we can all emulate. Connect your students and join. Screencastify […]

The Lie of Giving 110%

Day 14 of 80 Days of Excellence

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We cannot let how we feel determine how hard we work. Famed basketball coach John Wooden always taught his players that there’s no such thing as 110%. If they didn’t give 100% in practice, it could never be gotten back later with some superhuman effort. Therefore, a decision to do less than you can do […]

Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

Greg Smedley on episode 232 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Greg Smedley Warren @kindersmorgie shares his tips and tricks for using technology in kindergarten. It should be simple. Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and […]

How to Keep Disappointment from Derailing Our Dreams

Day 13 of 80 Days of Excellence

Disappointment comes to us all. We believe in someone and are betrayed. Or we apply for a job and it doesn’t happen. Someone makes a promise and they break that promise. We try to achieve something – we fall short. It happens to everyone. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose birthday and legacy we celebrate […]

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

Pam Moran on episode 231 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. In today’s episode, she talks about the transformation, why they needed change, and implementing successful change. This multi-part series will run over the next several Mondays. Screencastify is the screencasting tool […]

To the Woods

Day 12 of 80 Days of Excellence

To the woods

As soon as we got home, we threw our shoes into our closets, put on our cutoff bluejean shorts and halter tops and ran out the back door, the screen door slamming behind us. We were headed for the ditch. The ditch in the woods about a half a mile behind our house was an incredible […]

Middle School STEAM: 5 Ways to Amp it Up!

Pauline Roberts on episode 230 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Exciting STEAM projects can ignite and excite any middle school. Today, Pauline Roberts gives us five important ingredients for amping up STEAM in middle school. Middle School Science teachers should get the FREE Xplorlabs Fire Forensics kit.Solve a mystery. Meet Next Generation Science Standards. Have fun! Go to http://www.coolcatteacher.com/firelab today to get your Free Fire […]

Recklessly Abandoned to Love

Day 10 of 80 Days of Excellence

This reckless abandon of showing love to others can feel like you are not showing love to yourself sometimes. Yet it is part of reckless abandon to pour yourself out in love of others when you do not know how to go on. When you are tired. When you can go no more. “If love is […]

Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

Kathleen McClaskey on episode 229 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Kathleen McClaskey talks about the research on learning styles and the alternatives for teaching and reaching every child. Today’s show will help you think about the research many of us have used for years to design lessons. Opening Graphic Middle School Science teachers should get the FREE Xplorlabs Fire Forensics kit.Solve a mystery. Meet Next […]