SEL Spotlight: Dr. Marc Brackett – How Kids Learn Right Now

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Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and lead developer of RULER, a systemic, evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning reflects on where students are now and how to reach them. This Social Emotional Learning (SEL) focused episode is relevant for Fall 2021 as students and teachers return to […]

How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

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Some awesome changes have happened with Google Apps over summer 2021. In today’s show, Eric Curts talks about Google Classroom, Google Docs, and other Google apps and what has happened that is new and cool and how these changes will help classrooms improve this school year. Sponsor: Today’s podcast is sponsored by Google and their […]

Research Spotlight: Helping Refugee Students Learn in Schools

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In today’s show, we are working to develop empathy for some of our most struggling students – students who are refugees. Looking at Syrian Refugee students in Lebanon, we are spotlighting students who need our encouragement and help. This is not an easy topic, but we should all consider it. Take the time to talk […]

How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

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Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere. Today’s guest Coach Victor Hicks talks about how he’s used the curriculum for grades kindergarten and up. Sponsor: Today’s podcast includes sponsored content from Google and their Applied Digital Skills Curriculum. All opinions are my […]

6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

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With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills. Right now, many of us are looking for high-quality, easy-to-use materials that can reach students both at home and in the face-to-face classroom. Today’s show features […]

8 Ways to to Engage Every Learner

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You can engage every learner as you head back to school. I share eight ways to engage every learner as we head back to school in this special extended bonus episode. This was first shared at Pear Fair and you can see the extended video there as well. Thank you Peardeck for sponsoring today’s show […]

Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math

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When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Is their brain in a ready state? In today’s show, Liesl McConchie shares how to help students get their brains ready to learn from the moment they walk into the classroom. Learn How to Prepare the Brain to Teach Math with Liesl McConchie […]

How to Have Deeper Learning and Better Schools

Jal Mehta from the Harvard School of Education Shares How

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Deeper Learning can happen as we work to connect with students and transform them into critical thinkers as well as knowledgeable about our content areas. Professor Jal Mehta from the Harvard University School of Education has co-written an award-winning book “In Search of Deeper Learning” and reflects on how deeper learning can happen at the […]

44 Years as a Kindergarten Teacher

Teaching kindergarten has never been easy, but could you imagine doing it for forty-four years? Mrs. Sharon Howard has done just that. She reflects on her teaching career, the kind of teaching she does that would cause a senior to name her as a STAR teacher, and how she taught in-person in 2020-2021 without missing […]

8 Great Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the Fall

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An amazing fall starts now with the administrative preparation this summer. Dawn Stansbury discusses eight things administrators need to do this summer and we highlight differences in those items now after the pandemic. This show includes a transcript to use and discuss with beginning or veteran administrators as part of training and discussion. Advancement Courses […]