Students Are Opportunities Not Obligations with Hamish Brewer

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Every child can achieve. Children are an opportunity not an obligation. Celebrate individuality. Sacrifice together. Make no excuses. Principal Hamish Brewer will be back at his school this week skateboarding down the hallway and giving high fives as he inspires his school and students to achieve their best. Hamish, the author of the book Relentless: […]

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

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The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this upcoming week, January 7-10, 2020. In the fall semester, students present about historical figures in computing. However, in January, we turn the spotlight on analyzing new technologies with a critical but futuristic eye. The media, videos, and press releases give us an excellent opportunity to move […]

How Walt Disney and George Lucas Used Painful Pauses to Redefine Themselves

Painful Pauses Can Change Your Life

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Jeff Goins tells a story about Walt Disney in his book The Art of Work that I don’t recall hearing before. It reminds me of some painful pauses many creatives have had throughout history. The story goes something like this. Walt Disney’s Nail Walt Disney grew up in a home that struggled to pay the […]

The Power of a Teacher

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Today, Mrs. Grace Adkins, my 90 something-year-old mentor, took time to eat lunch with me at Dairy Queen in Camilla. She’s been on the podcast before. Mrs. Adkins is still directing the learning lab at my old school and alma mater, and she is still fighting for kids. She’s been teaching for fifty-nine years. By […]

5 Random Teacher Hacks to Revv Up Your Classroom

David Sladkey, 32-year teacher gives us 5 cool teacher hacks to improve our classrooms

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David Sladkey has been teaching for over thirty-two years. Today, he shares five random but very helpful teacher hacks. From a new way to track requests to go to the bathroom to a unique cooperative learning strategy and a super cool brain break, you’ll grab five ideas you can use right away. Listen to David […]

Behind the Magic of Disney Education

Aaron Joyner on episode 594

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Education needs to be relevant and exciting to students. The Disney Youth Education program hosted me at the end of this past summer to experience three of their programs first-hand. In today’s podcast, I interview the director of the program Aaron Joyner to talk about the philosophy behind Disney’s education magic. I also share some […]

How to Help Everybody Do Math

Vanessa Vakharia gives us the language to help kids overcome adversity in learning

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Learning can be hard. Many students struggle. Teachers can struggle to help students learn content but what do we do when students have thinking that is limiting their ability to learn. In today’s show, we talk about math, but the language and metaphors that Vanessa Vakharia shares today can be used in any subject. These […]

How to Talk to Your Students About the Deep Fake

Teacher Chelsey Greer shares her technique

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Videos can be faked just like pictures can be faked. Understanding this disturbing phenomenon is vital to the future of any stable country. Savvy citizens dedicated to truth are a blessing to their community and country. This conversation will help you get there. Today’s guest, teacher Chelsey Greer, talked with her students about the disturbing […]

How Teachers Can Learn Awesome Things Every Day

How Teachers Can Learn Awesome Things Everyday

Kelly Christopherson has taught for twenty-five years and has been helping educators use to level up their learning for most of that time. As one of the leaders on #saskedchat (Saskatoon Ed Chat on Twitter), he has seen classrooms transform and is now studying the impact of social media on classroom pedagogy. Come to the […]

5 Ways to Improve Relevance in Our Classrooms Now

Denis Sheeran on episode 590

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Part of being remarkable is that students believe your class and content applies to their life. On the 10 Minute Teacher, we want to help you be a more remarkable educator, so today, Denis Sheeran, author of  Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons, shares five ways we can become more relevant in our […]