5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now [Best of Season 5]

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Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don’t we show more appreciation? It doesn’t have to be hard as Dr. Brad Johnson explains in this simple but inspiring show about taking the time to build relationships. We can […]

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

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Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Sponsor: Urkund Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.  The Urkund […]

Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday

Barbara Blackburn on episode 511 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast

So many kids struggle, especially in summer school. Popular author, Dr. Barbara Blackburn, gives us some tips to start summer school or any school year in a way to help struggling learners set goals. This must-listen episode will give you ideas for having a great summer as well. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide […]

12 Fundamentals of Success – Write Your Own Story

Jon Barth on episode 501

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Jon Barth, author of the 1% Journal: 366 Challenges for Your Journey to Success encourages us teachers to write our own story. As we reflect this summer upon our past school year, now is a great time to adopt some of these principles. Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to […]

5 Ways to Leverage Play In Your Class Today

Jill Vialet on episode 490

Play belongs in every classroom. Today, Jill Vialet from Playworks shows us how. Listen to the Show About Play Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Other Resources Relating to Play Why Playful Learning Is So Important in the Classroom and the Real World Games and Play Based Learning in Middle and High […]

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Tiffany Kerns executive director of the Country Music Association is interviewed in this episode 489 "Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation."

Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Today’s guest, Tiffany Kerns, Executive Director of the CMA Foundation talks about remarkable music teaching and their quest to recognize the top music teachers in the United States. Listen to Tiffany Kerns from the CMA Foundation Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Help Students Feel Valued in the Classroom

Crystal Willis on episode 476 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Students need to feel valued. Today’s featured educator Crystal Willis from Instagram and TpT as “SunflowersandSped” shares five important tips to help students feel valued. From noticing strengths to not making a simple mistake that makes people feel dumb — Crystal has practical tips to help all of us better make children feel loved. Listen […]

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Productivity and Living an Epic Life

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When is the last time you watched the sunrise? It is such an amazing experience to watch the Master Artisan spray His graffiti of joy upon the sky and reveal to our heart His vast horizon of hope! How about you? Today we seem to be in such a rush as we accelerate our lives […]

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 […]