Perfect Can Paralyze You

You feel like it has to be perfect. So, you don’t finish. Sometimes you don’t even start. You’re not going to write down a goal if you don’t think you have the time to do it perfectly right now. So, instead of just losing five pounds in the next two months, you decide you’ll diet […]

No 1:1 devices? You can be an awesome tech using school anyway!

Gail Charnick and her teachers are using a variety of technologies and showing that you don’t have to be 1 to 1 to be leading edge. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

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Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer. Now is the time to sign up for Virtual Valentines where you’ll be paired with a classroom in another part of the world. You’ll exchange Valentines and learn geography! Then, the simple […]

How to Motivate Teachers to Change

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Motivating change in ourselves and others can be challenging but it can be done. Join Joy Kirr, 7th grade ELA Teacher, with surprising insight on why teachers really change! Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Joy has previously appeared on another podcast with me in 2013, however, it […]

5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

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Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading.

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

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Dr. Sam Fecich runs a virtual co-op program for her preservice teachers. This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. What a great idea! Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Links mentioned Want to […]

Telling our Student’s Stories

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Students have stories to tell. As educators, we can impact our profession by sharing the stories of student successes (and perhaps struggles.) In today’s episode, Jamie Ewing talks about his new YouTube channel and why he finds sharing student stories to be a powerful way to help the profession of teaching. Listen to the Show […]

5 Questions We Ask While Using Rubrics

Rubrics can be helpful. But when are they not helpful? What mistakes do we make when using rubrics? English teacher, Dr. Scott N. Forrest shares the five questions they ask at his school when working with rubrics. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Dr. Scott N. Forrest Scott […]