Student-Authored Interviews: A Powerful Way to Empower Students to Lead

Daniel Miyake works with his student leaders in Los Angeles to interview leaders in education including STE CEO Richard Culatta, SAMR creator Ruben Puentedura, and Scratch founder, Mitchel Resnick. Daniel believes that the students not only are being empowered to have voice but also are forwarding the “CLEAR” goals that his district has outlined for […]

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times Part 2 with Sia Kyriakakos

Episode 394 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show.

Sia Kyriakakos

Baltimore teacher Sia Kyriakakos continues her powerful interview about transformative teaching in tough situations. Her art classroom is an incredible place to learn and connect. Episode Sponsor: Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as […]

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times – Part 1 with Sia Kyriakakos

Episode 393 of the 10-Minute Teacher with Sia Kyriakakos

Sia Kyriakakos is a master music teacher from Baltimore. Learn more about her game-changing interactions with students in difficult situations and how she relates to students in their own culture. Episode Sponsor: Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating […]

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

Episode 391 with John Couch

John Couch Apple VP

John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education. Learn about the journey to improve classrooms, the early research on classroom improvement and why improvement is happening but not everywhere. John also announces a contest for teachers to share what innovative work they are doing in order to enter a contest […]

The neuroscience of play, games, and learning (and why Fortnite might not be so bad)

Episode 379 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Dr Dave Neale is a researcher in the psychology of play and learning at the Centre for Play, Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at The University of Cambridge. Today he talks about the neuroscience of play, games, and learning in the classroom. (We also discuss a little about Fortnight.) Advancement Courses has more than 200 […]

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

Laurie McIntosh on episode 374 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Laurie McIntosh shares how her kindergarten kindness “superheroes” wear their capes and spread kindness around their community. She also shares how she surveys student’s DNA (dreams, needs, and abilities) and a touching story about the impact this has on the classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning […]

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

5 Ways I Teach Digital Citizenship

What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) All of the nine topics that I like to teach begin with P: passwords, property, photographs, permissions, privacy, professionalism, permanence, […]

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth-grade classroom. He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. This Wonderful Classroom […]

What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

David Hopkins on Episode 357 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

David Hopkins Trends and Tools

David Hopkins, author of Emergency Rations #EdTechRations: What’s so important we can’t leave it at home? talks about the educational technology that educators around the world carry in their bags and pockets. Sponsor: PowerSchool has fantastic a fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my “Digital Dozen: 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom” and an upcoming webinar […]

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

A Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post

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How much time should a student spend at school? In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. Either scenario is alarming. This month’s question from Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education is “How much time should a student spend at school? A cartoon I love has a […]