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

8 great ways administrators can prepare for the fall

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 […]

What Really Happened in Hybrid Classrooms This Year

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Today’s episode focuses on the realities of hybrid teaching. Tennille Johnston is an award-winning science teacher in Texas who is speaking out about what really happened this school year. She bravely reflects on the real struggles, challenges, and quality of education in the school year 2020-2021. Her words reflect the honesty of a hard year […]

How Teachers Can Be Intentional About Self Care

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We teachers need to take care of ourselves. Sarah Parker Wolf, author of Daily Intentions for the Classroom Teacher, talks about some intentional things every teacher can do to improve their thought process and how they take care of themselves. Can you try just one thing from this show? Let’s take care of ourselves. Show […]

3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

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As we return to in-person learning, we should not return to business as usual. David Bott gives us three things that, based upon current research, we should rethink in schools. Show Sponsor: This summer, I’m taking my professional development with Advancement Courses. Recently, I shared the five-step process I used to select the perfect course […]