Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

Micah Brown on episode 237 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Virtual Valentines are an incredible global project in February. If you want to join a group of teachers doing Virtual Valentines, you’ll want to listen to the show and sign up by February 2. Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. So much fun! PowerSchool […]

It is OK to be Childlike but not Childish

Day 19 of 80 Days of Excellence

I looked across my classroom today with childlike wonder. My students were doing something difficult. But, they deftly added binary numbers with ease. Although the subject is advanced, they say it is “easy.” Their ability fills me with joy. A big part of that joy is my perspective —  stepping back in childlike wonder and […]

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

Pam Moran on episode 236 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Get motivated today listening to Pam. This is part 2 in our series with Pam. PowerSchool is […]

The Poverty of Overcommitment: You Have to Say No So You Can Say Yes Sometimes

Day 18 of 80 Days of Excellence

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This past Monday, Kip and I sat down with my calendar. After we added up the time for commitments, we had a heart to heart about what I could do and was called to do versus what I wanted to do. As a result, I had to say “no” to three very important things to […]

Setting Appropriate Expectations for Success

Day 17 of 80 Days of Excellence

Your productivity system is only as good as your habits.

Some people don’t have realistic expectations for life. Kip sent me this joke today that fits what I’m talking about… Reaching the end of his job interview, the HR manager asks the fresh young engineer, “what starting salary are you looking for?” The recruit replies, “$125,000 and a full benefits package” The HR rep replies, […]

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

Jacqui Murray on episode 235 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly […]

What Questions Do You Ask Yourself Every Day?

Day 16 of 80 Days of Excellence

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Experience is not the best teacher. As John Maxwell says, “Reflective experience is the best teacher.” I could touch a hot stove a thousand times. And unless, I figure out the stove is burning me and I shouldn’t touch it, I’ll get burned again and again. What have you learned? Kip, my husband, has a […]

SEL & Classroom Safety: 3 Lessons from Sandy Hook Every Educator Should Know

Scarlett Lewis on episode 234 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Scarlett Lewis, mother of a 6-year-old murder victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, has turned her heartbreak into a passion to prevent school violence. In this show, she shares research-based practical information to promote social-emotional learning and what we should all be doing to help kids become healthy. In addition to making schools safer, the […]

Are you a Leaner or a Lifter?

Day 15 of 80 Days of Excellence

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As my students and I were watching a John Maxwell video yesterday, he quoted this poem which hit me between the eyes. I’m asking myself: do I intentionally lift or do I lean. Now, admittedly, we all lean sometimes. That is the nature of being human. However, lifting, as Maxwell says, is intentional. You have […]

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 […]