Get Rid of Excuses and Get Ahead

Day 42 of 80 Days of Excellence

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A fictional account of what happened in Daniel captured my interest tonight. Taken from the book Agents of Babylon by David Jeremiah, on page 169, the fictionalized Daniel talks about the peace in the districts he manages and says, “Unrest always has an underlying — and often legitimate — cause… it serves us well as […]

Waste: Finding Balance in a Demanding World

Day 41 of 80 Days of Excellence

To complain without action or to pour yourself out without reservation: both of these habits are a waste. Not all bad things are worth belaboring. All good things are not you-things that you have to do. Sometimes a desert of exhaustion and despair is of our own making. Right now, we have a long weekend […]

5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School

Rick Rando on episode 260 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

School culture and policies are part of what helps us combat bullying in schools. Rick Rando, school empowerment speaker, shares what schools can do to help stop bullying. Check out Reinventing Writing, the book I authored that teaches about the nine collaborative writing tools, how to build writing communities, and tips and tricks for collaborative writing in […]

The One String Masterpiece: What We Can Learn from Paganini’s One String

Day 40 of 80 Days of Excellence

Paganini was there to play his great work “Napoleon.” His violin glistened. One string popped. He continued to play. Then, another one! Paganini played on. After his third string broke, he had one left. As he looked to his sold out but shocked audience in Italy,he held up his violin and yelled, “Paganini and one string!” And […]

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

Angela Cleveland on episode 254 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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School counselors are challenged to encourage students into exciting opportunities that fit their skills and abilities but also to be careful not to stereotype. Today, Angela Cleveland talks about the tips, resources, and ideas to help encourage young women to go into Computer Science. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream […]

Teach the Whole Preschooler: Nurturing Developing Minds

Cindy Terebush on episode 253 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Cindy Terebush talks about the common mistakes of preschool programs. She also shares awesome success stories and tips for helping your preschool be the best in today’s era. She shares the challenges of teaching things at a younger age and why standards may not be a problem while implementation can be. Sponsor: The US Matific […]

You Might Win On a Day But You Don’t Win In a Day

Day 38 of 80 Days of Excellence

You might think you could win an Olympic Medal in a day, but you can’t. You might win it ON a day, but you don’t win it IN a day. Many days spent IN preparation and perspiration are required to achieve excellence ON one given day. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither […]

Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table at a Time

Natalie Hampton on episode 252 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Natalie Hampton, a senior in Los Angeles, was bullied and ate alone every day. After she transferred schools, she found teachers and other students who wanted to make sure no one ate alone. Her “Sit with Us” apps and clubs are sweeping the US and other countries as kids use social media to find other […]

When Going the Second Mile Becomes Second Nature

Day 37 of 80 Days of Excellence

Do you know where you’re aiming? What does excellence look like? You can’t be complacent and strive for excellence. Excellence requires effort. “If you don’t aim for anything, you’ll hit it every time,” Zig Ziglar Tonight at the supper table, we had a family conversation about how we can tell people are really aiming for […]