Flexible Seating: Before and After

Justine MacKinnon on episode 368 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Fourth-grade teacher Justine MacKinnon helps us understand how flexible seating has changed her fourth-grade classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. […]

How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

Jennifer Scott on episode 367 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides. She’ll also announce a giveaway of her new course that teaches you how to do it. Let’s dig into making yearbooks with Google Slides! Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online […]

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Advancement Courses is a fantastic option for flexible, affordable professional development  Advancement Courses are self-paced and not tied to a semester or physical classroom, so you can study anywhere.  I’ve blogged about them before. Currently, Advancement Courses in partnership with DonorsChoose.org  is working to help students and teaches in need. Between August 15 and September 28, Advancement […]

MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

Rebecca Mieliwocki on episode 366 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together. In this show, 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares how she has facilitated Mastermind groups successfully. She talks about the pitfalls and challenges of creating spaces to innovate and why mastermind groups aren’t for every teacher. […]

Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

Meet Evelyn Hamlin

Giving Greatness Evelyn Elementary Spanish Teacher

So many teachers never get the credit they deserve. Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. She received recognition from her school and students recently with a surprise event at her school hosted by SMART. There are so many inspiring teachers out there. I appreciate that SMART is taking […]

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

5 Ways I Teach Digital Citizenship

What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) All of the nine topics that I like to teach begin with P: passwords, property, photographs, permissions, privacy, professionalism, permanence, […]

14 Million People Read Her Classroom Tweet About 1 Question She Asks Students

André Sasser on episode 364 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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André Sasser, a 9-year math teacher, tweeted something that has been viewed by 14 million people. This simple statement has transformed Andre’s classroom in powerful ways. Learn about the question and the changes that have made her math classroom a more exciting place. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement […]

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth-grade classroom. He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. This Wonderful Classroom […]

3 Interesting Trends in Online Education Content (That You May Not Know)

Andrew Pass on episode 362 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Online content should be riveting, interesting, and should educate students. Andrew Pass talks about trends in online education and shares the trends we should understand as educators. He also shares his thoughts on where virtual reality (VR) is now and where it needs to go in education. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses Donor’s Choose. From now […]

How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed

Chris Holmes on episode 361 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Student Motivation to succeed

As many educators know who have studied the growth mindset, teaching motivation and metacognitive principles is challenging.  While he started as a journalism teacher, now Chris works with students to try to help them understand motivation and success principles. He will share with us what works (and doesn’t) and also will tackle misconceptions and misapplications […]