Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

How Student Goal Setting and Reflection Can Be Game-Changing in the Classroom

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Sown to Grow is a student-driven platform where students set goals and reflect on their learning. This tool is designed to help them own their learning and understand their progress while providing teachers with valuable feedback about how students feel about the process of learning. Sown to Grow nurtures a growth mindset. As students reflect […]

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

Bethany Petty on episode 302 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Education technology must enhance learning. If it doesn’t, why use it? Today’s guest, Bethany Petty gives us pointers and shares a common pitfall of those implementing new technology in the classroom. Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot […]

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

Jonathan Thomas-Palmer on episode 298 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Jonathan Thomas-Palmer teaches physics. Students start with a zero and level up as they use videos, one on one help, and game-based mastery to master physics. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers. Go to and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. […]

Awesome Atlanta Education Conference: STLinATL – July 26-27, 2018

Join me and other education speakers at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer

STLinATL is an exciting education conference hosted at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer July 26-27. I’ll be speaking along with Jay McTighe, Dr. Janet Zanida, Suzie Boss and more at this affordable conference ($295 including meals and conference attendance.) THE STLinATL CONFERENCE WILL FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS: Whole Child (e.g., mindfulness, brain-based learning, […]

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

Sponsored by SMART Technologies

Today, I had 15 photos on my interactive display at the front of the classroom. I’m teaching PhotoShop, and the students were analyzing which of the photos we’d just taken would be the best candidate for modifying an Avengers movie poster. The students pinched and zoomed in and out as they discussed the photos on […]

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

Kelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting.   This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. My […]

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

Mike Roberts on episode 250 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. Matific is a fantastic site […]

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

Dr. Sean Nank on episode 228 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads […]

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

Mark Wise on episode 223 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. No grades. Just learning and sharing. Despite worries that it wouldn’t work – it has been working for years and is just getting better. Learn about the Global Challenge Project with Mark Wise. Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology […]

8 Tried and True Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

Steve Dembo on episode 222 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Sometimes the best tools have been around awhile. Steve Dembo @teach42 talks about the tried and true tools that teachers should still use. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers has several online professional development options  to check out: GSuite for Teachers, Teaching History with Technology, and Practical Edtech Coaching. See all of Richard’s […]