5 Ways to Step Back from Teacher Burnout

Amber Harper on Episode 545

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In the high-stress, fast-paced job of teaching – burnout can happen to anyone. In today’s show, we talk about recognizing teacher burnout, how to get help, and steps to tackle it when it happens. Amber Harper, an expert on the topic of burnout, discusses what we can do to help ourselves be our best for […]

Creating Real Opportunities for Student Leadership

Adam Welcome on episode 544

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Students need real leadership opportunities – not just running a note to the office or other tasks that may be called “leadership” but really aren’t. Adam Welcome, co-author of Empower our Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More Listen to Adam Welcome Talk about Student Leadership Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking […]

Speed Presentations: Help Students Improve Presentation Skills Rapidly

Rob Donatelli on episode 543

Presentation skills are an essential skill for students to master. How do you help students improve when there are many students in the class. Robert Donatelli has a solution: speed presentations. Learn how to use this technique to help students improve their presentation skills. Listen to Rob Donatelli Share About Speed Presentations Listen to the […]

How Turning on Location Services Could Save Your Life

Pam Shoemaker on episode 542

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Pam Shoemaker is getting ready to retire from teaching. As she and her husband were returning home from looking for places to retire, a storm arose. While location services can be used to perhaps compromise our privacy, in this case, it may have saved Pam’s life. Hear her story and learn how to examine your […]

Close the Attitude Gap – Build a Bond from Day One

Baruti Kafele on episode

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He didn’t like school. But now he’s been a principal and written ten books and travels the world helping principals and educators learn how to engage today’s students — especially inner-city youth. Baruti Kafele has inspiring words for us on today’s Motivational Monday episode. He has authored ten books, recently the Principal 50: Critical Questions […]

5 Strategies for Coaching Instructional Excellence

Sherry St. Clair on episode 540

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Sherry St. Clair gives us principles for effective instructional coaching. Targeted to both administrators, instructional coaches, and technology coaches – Sherry has five practical ideas to get us started. Sherry is the author of Coaching Redefined: A Guide to Leading Meaningful Instructional Growth. Listen to Sherry St. Clair talk about effective instructional coaching Listen to […]

Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

Barry Hoonan on episode 539

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Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject. Barry Hoonan, author of What Are You Grouping For? (Grades 3-8 – how to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers, Not the Book)helps us understand how to start our school year with a plan for […]

A Quick Way to Make Groups

Here are two random quick ways to make groups in the classroom. I used the first one for a while, but then, got even more creative to create some small laminated cards. This post is inspired by Barry Hoonan, co-author of “What Are You Grouping For?” who shares his strategies on episode 539 of the […]

Breakout EDU in Adult PD and College Education

BreakoutEDU is a box with locks that also can be a great educational experience. In today’s show, Lucy Manley shares how breakout boxes are becoming an exciting part of her college’s educational experiences including Freshmen orientation. Listen to  Lucy Manley talk about the use of BreakoutEDU Boxes in College Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream […]

5 Ways to Bring #Breakoutedu into Your Classroom (on a budget)

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Escape rooms or breakout boxes (which you really break into) have led to the Breakout EDU movement. If you want to get started with your breakout edu experience, here are some resources to get you started. 1. Get or Make a Breakout EDU Box You can make your own breakout Kit (see Joe Cossette’s example […]