3 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Student Learning

Research on classroom design with Peter Barrett


Peter Barrett gives us an overview of his classroom design research in today’s show. Peter and his co-authors found a 16% impact of classroom design on the learning of 3766 primary school students in the UK. Peter breaks down the study into individual factors like light, air quality, and nature. But, perhaps the most astounding […]

FREE WEBINAR: 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented in the Classroom

Join me, August 25 at 7pm EDT

Writing has been reinvented. Learn about the tools, techniques and writing tips that are changing everything. Thursday, August 25, 7pm EDT The webinar is live and free. As with the other webinars, I’ll be recording and posting this on the store. Check out my book Reinventing Writing.  

3 Ways to Teach the Way the Brain Wants to Learn

A best selling neurologist shares how the brain really works

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How do exercise, sleep, and the unique composition of the human brain impact learning? Today’s guest, neuroscientist John Medina, shares his views on where schools are falling short. Today’s show is a thought-provoking and edgy discussion sure to evoke a lively discussion in your PLC. If you love Brain Rules, listen to today’s show.   […]

Why You Shouldn’t Babysit Kids with Tablets! (And What to Do Instead)

Advice about Tablets and Young Children: What Works and Warnings from an Expert.

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You’ve seen it. Young children engrossed in tablet devices. But how much is too much? Today’s expert, Diane Levin, gives technology guidance to the parents and teachers of young children. Parents and teachers need to interact with students. Kids need the real world. Hands-on manipulatives help them learn, as well. Today’s guest helps us with balancing the physical […]

FREE WEBINAR: Differentiating Instruction with Technology

by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Differentiating Instruction with Technology

You are invited to attend my free live webinar, Differentiating Instruction with Technology. This is one of my most popular sessions that I share at conferences. This webinar is past! Next week’s webinar will be on Tuesday, August 23 at 7pm about how writing has been reinvented. Click here to register for that one.Meanwhile, this […]

How to Unleash Student Intrinsic Motivation from Day One

Global Teacher Prize Finalist Mike Soskil Shares His Secrets

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You can unleash a student intrinsic motivation from the first day of school. First, you start the school year with authentic connections. Second, you create a culture of learning.  In today’s episode, Mike Soskil, award-winning science teacher and Global Teacher prize finalist, shares his ideas for starting school. Additionally, he shares secrets for creating a […]

ALERT: Fundraising Program With Clorox And DonorsChoose.org

A great fundraising idea for schools

Clorox and Donors Choose

Clorox has an awesome new way to help teachers. First, if you’re a high-need school, learn how to double your impact on your DonorsChoose.org project to take advantage of the $100,000 donation from Clorox, GLAD and Hidden Valley to Donorschoose.org. Second, learn about the Clorox receipt program that can help raise money for your school’s projects (or […]

The Amazing Benefits of Student Created Classroom Design

Back to School Classroom Design -- sponsored by Carson-Dellosa

The Benefits of Student Created Classroom Design

Sixth graders created their own classroom design. Not only were these kids excited to come to school, but they got passionate about learning!   Furthermore, the results in Catherine Stanley’s classroom should make us all wonder why more of us don’t let our students customize their classrooms. As an example of how you should share […]

Overcoming the Biggest Barriers to Effective Parent Teacher Relationships

Start the School Year Right -- Sponsored by @BloomzApp

Overcoming barriers to effective parent teacher relationships

Social media and technology have changed parent-teacher relationships. If you’re smart, you can harness their power. Today, educator Joe Mazza shares how you can overcome barriers to creating successful partnerships with parents. Joe believes is not our job as an educator to dictate where someone wants to get their information about the school. We should be […]

Back to School Twitter Party tonight 8/3 at 7pm EDT

#StaplesforStudents Twitter Party with $2,000 in Give aways

Back to School Twitter Party

Tonight Erin Klein and I are hosting a Twitter party with @Staples and @DonorsChoose. We’ll be using the #StaplesforStudents hashtag. We’ll give away $2,000 in prizes to some lucky members of the chat. We have: 8 $100 Staples Gift Cards 8 $75 Donorschoose.org Gift Cards 1 $500 Staples Gift Card 1 $100 Donorschoose.org Gift Card […]