Why Kids Need Life Skills (including how to cook!)

Andrea Moore on episode 583

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Students need life skills. Some schools are adding in courses to help students cook, care for their families, manage their money and more life skills. Others have always had these courses. Today we interview a teacher, Andrea Moore, who started her career as a literature teacher but teaches many practical things to her students every […]

5 Ways to Empower Girls

Lynn Colón shares insight on empowering girls in schools today

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Lynn Colón, co-author of Empowering Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More, helps us understand what schools need to be doing to intentionally empower their female students to achieve more. Lynn shares some of her journey and the nuances of understanding girls today. Listen to Lynn Colón talk about empowering girls Listen to […]

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

Wesley Fryer on episode 572

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Deep fake videos are now possible. In this disturbing trend, convincing videos, audio, and photos are viewed and shared by those who somehow think you can trust what you see and hear. Wesley Fryer takes us deep into the world of deep fakes in this resource-full lesson in a trend that is dangerous and threatening, […]

One Surprising Thing About Gen Z Everyone Should Know

Dr. Tim Elmore on episode 561

The Millennials aren’t the youngest generation anymore. Generation Z is here. They are the kids in K12 education right now who have only known social media and the Internet. Ninety percent of preschool children are online. This has good and bad consequences. Dig deep as researcher Dr. Tim Elmore helps us understand Gen Z, their […]

How to Reach Bilingual Students

Dania Santana on episode 599

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Dania Santana, author of the bilingual children’s book, Sebastian’s Game Day Surprise, and multicultural parenting expert, shares how we can reach bilingual students. She discusses the current thought on best supporting bilingual students. Listen to Dania Santana Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show   Get Credit! Some schools, […]

4 Ways to Build Relationships That Matter

Charles Poole on episode 544

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Charles “Chuck” Poole shares how to build relationships that matter. While content and passion for our content and the craft of teaching are all essential parts of teaching that cannot be dismissed – relationships with students are also in the mix as an essential part of reaching today’s students. We can do this! Let’s listen, […]

8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive. In this post, I’ll share the research about teacher retention and eight practical ways we can all make our schools and profession better. We […]

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 […]

Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

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Urkund is a plagiarism prevention tool with many benefits for teachers in helping students create original work. In this blog post, I’ll share my review of this product from a company founded in 2000 and will talk about its benefits and features. Urkund is a cost-effective plagiarism prevention tool, integrates with popular LMS systems, and […]

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 […]