5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

Rob Donatelli on episode 510

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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! Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is […]

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years. If this post helps some of you avoid the mistakes I […]

PBIS, Discipline, and Compassion Fatigue

Melissa Mann on episode 488

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When I shared a USA Today Article on PBIS on my Facebook page, teachers started responding and yelled volumes about mis-implementation mis-understandings and mis-use of discipline — specifically PBIS — in their schools. So, Melissa Man, special education teacher with her Master’s in Counseling agreed to come on the show and talk about the topic. […]

How to Build Trust with Your Students

CJ Reynolds on episode 486

Students need to trust their teachers. The result is better relationships, better learning, and a better quality of experience for everyone — teachers and students included! Today’s featured educator is CJ Reynolds, a teacher in West Philadelphia. CJ shares how to build relationships with students in some unconventional and cool ways. He also talks about […]

Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior

Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard on episode 473

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Desmond Tutu says, “Restorative justice says “No, the offense affected a relationship” and what you are seeking for is to restore the relationship, to heal the relationship.” Today, Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard, authors of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice help us understand how restorative […]

Improve Student Behavior Now!

Darrian Tanner on Episode 471 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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I talked to my son, and he says that when a teacher has excellent classroom management, it means he can learn, and when they don’t, it means chaos and stress for everybody. Today Darrian Tanner, the Florida State High Impact Teacher award winner for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 talks about how to help teachers improve their […]

5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner

Michele Haiken on Episode 470 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Do your students hate to write? If you need quick ideas to help reach reluctant and struggling writers, Michele Haiken will help us learn more! Listen to Michele Haiken talk about engaging students in writing Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Michele Haiken – Bio as Submitted Michele Haiken, Ed.D. is an […]

Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath on episode 465 of the 10-Minute Teacher

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, author of Stop Talking, Start Influencing:12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick gives us five ways that recent neuroscience research can help us improve our classroom teaching. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef. See the webinar I co-hosted with NetRef How to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use […]

How a Little Graphic Novel is Inspiring Teachers to Think

Josh Stumpenhorst on Episode 464 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Josh Stumpenhorst has written a graphic novel, Drawn to Teach. Illustrated by, Trevor Guthke, these two educators have worked to simply explain some of the problems and challenges of teaching. As for me, I’m finding this book an easy and powerful read, perfect for my spring break reading. 😉 Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef. […]

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

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Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. I first wrote about this app in December 2017 shortly after launch. Metaverse has come a long way and is specifically focused on becoming an amazing AR app for classrooms with the new Collections feature. In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I […]