25 Days of Making: When Educators Make, Create, and Have Fun

Learning to make and create can be a challenge but hundreds of educators took the challenge. Aaron Maurer talks about the 25 days of making and some upcoming projects for student making that will be kicking off soon. You’ll find some fun ideas and in the end, they actually ended up with 30 projects you can […]

5 Ways to Battle Burnout

Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value […]

Valentine’s Gift: Confessions of the Pain, Joy, and Love of Teaching

Today’s show is different. I share some stories of insults, struggles, mistakes, and joys of teaching. The hope is that you’ll be encouraged, not feel alone, and remember why we do this profession. These are my stories digging back many years in some cases of the things that have changed my view and made me […]

This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

Developing an “explorer’s mindset” is the goal. To help nurture the explorer’s mindset in his students, Donnie Piercey traveled to Antarctica and connected with his students. Listen to the Show and Learn Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

I have picked five of my essential classroom tools. Pick one today to try with your students. I’ve also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Show Notes 1. Nearpod […]

Revealing the Heart to Breakthrough to the Unreachable Student

Basil Marin’s story of struggle to success will inspire every teacher to reach the unreachable student. He is now an assistant principal and spreading the word of what happens when a teacher believes in the unreachable child. We all have unreachable stars in our classroom if we’ll just look for them. Listen and Be Inspired […]

5 Popular Must-Watch Videos with Inspiring Stories That Will Make You Smile

Trevor Muir’s Facebook videos are getting millions of views. Hear the touching teacher stories that are resonating and have teachers sharing. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Trevor’s Top 5 Videos that We Discussed on the Show 5. What if We Didn’t Have Teachers? 4. School Doesn’t Have […]

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

181% PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN WEBSITE ADA LAWSUITS BETWEEN 2017 AND 2018 20% POTENTIAL PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION EXCLUDED WHEN YOUR WEBSITE IS NOT ACCESSIBLE

In some of the statistics about online acceessibility, we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. More than that – federal lawsuits for non-compliance have risen 180% from 2017 to 2018 in the United States. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress […]

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

Doug Bergman, author of Computer Science K12: Imagine the Possibilities, gives an overview of the things we should be teaching students relating to Computer Science from kindergarten to high school. From small programmable robots to programming languages at the upper level, Computer Science is an essential 21st Century skill and method of thinking and creating […]

Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know

The impossible, dangerous, counterproductive, or experience are perfect experiences for virtual reality. Teacher Steven Sato shares with us the kinds of virtual reality experiences that have people talking. Steven also teaches a VR class at his school in Los Angeles. He shares how his VR experiences help children develop empathy and have meaningful conversations that […]