Combatting Emotional Fatigue: A Teacher’s Occupational Hazard #mondaymotivation

A conversation with Joan Flaherty on episode 61 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life” Mary Oliver. Today’s guest, Joan Flaherty, author of Rest and An Approach to Rejuvenating our Teaching and Ourselves, talks about how we can combat emotional fatigue. Teacher, you have one wild and precious life. Our students do too. We […]

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

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Twenty percent time from Google. Or a genius hour. Or passion projects. Or compassion based engineering. I’ve written about these before. First, I’ll define the terminology. Second, I’ll give you an example from my classroom happening right now. Finally, I’ll take you through nine of the components that help teachers have a successful 20% time […]

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

A conversation with Rob Donatelli on episode 60 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast

5 easy classroom brain breaks

Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Students need breaks too. That is why brain breaks are becoming so popular. Teacher Rob Donatelli @DTown_MrD talks about the brain breaks phenomenon. Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Take a brain break today! Listen Now Stream by […]

Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

A conversation with Weston Kieschnick on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast

Tips for successful digital parenting

How much time on devices is too much time? Should kids put up their smartphones and talk to each other and parents sometimes? Are we using technology too much as parents? Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, Weston KieschnickWeston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick and I have a conversation about digital parenting. There aren’t easy answers but one thing is […]

How the African STEP Dance Ignited Kids at Ron Clark Academy

A conversation with Junior Bernadin on episode 58 of the 10-Minute Teacher

How the African Step Dance ignited kids at Ron Clark Academy

African Step, based on the African Gum Boot Dance, has an American version with a competition. Junior Bernadin @jbernadin one of the STEP coaches at 3-time national champion winning Ron Clark Academy. Learn about this marvelous type of song/ dance and its role in African American culture. Also, hear about Junior’s commitment to excellence and […]

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

A conversation with Richard Byrne on Episode #57 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast

Richard Byrne's most exciting edtech tools

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. From video tools, creation tools, to app creation, you’ll hear lots of ideas. Plus, he’ll tell you about his newest project. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” In today’s […]

Motivating Special Needs Breakthroughs #mondaymotivation

A special needs conversation with Jennifer Cronk on episode 56 of the 10-Minute Teacher

Empowering special needs students with technologies is one of the greatest ways to motivate and ignite their learning. Jennifer Cronk @jenniferacronk shares two tearful but joyful stories of people with special needs unleashed (including her own.) Let’s start this Monday motivation remembering the joyful opportunity we have to help every child with technology! Listen Now […]

5 Habits to Start Now to Help Your Classroom Thrive in the Fall

Free webinar Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6pm EDT

5 Ways to help your classroom thrive in the fall

Want to prepare to have an amazing fall now? Would you rather have a summer to just spend some time healing up and getting yourself back together? Here are some tips for what I am doing NOW to make sure fall is awesome (but summer is too!) Join the free webinarThursday, April 27 6 – […]

5 Things Every Digital Citizen Should Know #digcit

A conversation with Alice Chen on Episode 55 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show

5 things every digital citizen should know

Today Alice Chen @wondertechedu teaches us about digital citizenship. She discusses five things every digital citizen should know. For each digital citizenship item, she gives classroom examples. Several important topics arise including how to talk to your students about their positive online presence and online professionalism. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. Download this episode to […]

8 Tips for Better Classroom Procedures (in a STEAM Lab)

Episode 54 of the 10-Minute Teacher with Vicki Davis

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Today I  am sharing some of the classroom procedures that make my computer lab hum. I’ve got some wordless ways for knowing who needs help and  how I reboot my classroom as just a few tips. I hope these help some of you who may be struggling with flow. And guess when the best time […]