What Really Engages Students

Heather Wolpert-Gawron talks about current research

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Heather Wolpert-Gawron surveyed over two thousand students from every US state and type of school to find out what engages them in learning. She discovered some surprising trends that will impact how we teach teachers to teach and how we look at a school altogether. Variety may not only be the spice of life but […]

Take the LEAP – Don’t Sit and Stick

Elisabeth Bostwick encourages us to make progress

Creating the culture in your classroom can help you be a better and happier teacher and can help your students learn better and be happier too. Today’s guest, Elisabeth Bostwick takes us into her classroom to share how she creates a luminous learning environment where learners are empowered by authentic learning that unleashes their potential. […]

Organic Edtech Coaching

Adam Juarez on successful edtech coaching

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Edtech coaching can be improved with “walkarounds” and interaction between edtech coaches and teachers. Adam Juarez talks about organic edtech coaching and how to cultivate those relationships.   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they […]

Smart Risk Taking in Education

Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education

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Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress. Kristen Nan, a third-grade teacher, co-authored a book with her assistant superintendent. It was a risk, for sure, but Kristen talks about the risks she is and has taken in her classroom and how it has improved learning for everyone. Get inspired […]

#LoveTeaching Week Starts Today!

Love Teaching Week Begins Today! February 14 is the beginning of #LoveTeaching week. Each day there are challenges and prompts so check Twitter and We Love Teaching.org (https://www.weloveteaching.org/) for how you can participate. Today we start as Stacey McAdoo, Arkansas State Teacher of the Year 2019, tells her story of why she loves teaching! Get […]

4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? Nicholas Provenzano, the author of the book, Beyond the Poster Board, gives us four tips to get started with effective PBL and Maker space use in your school and classroom. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in […]

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts

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Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology. From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern […]

Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers

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You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Teacher Dustin Harnish proves it. Dustin Harnish teaches seventh-grade social studies with Spheros, 3d printing, and engaging activities. But he uses far more than technology to engage students. Listen all the way to the end to learn how he ends his school […]

7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

As I’ve recently blogged about several contests where students create “pitch” videos for learning, some teachers probably want some advice on creating such a “pitch” video. This blog post will give you several tips for making great student pitch videos. This blog post is sponsored by Discovery Education. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for […]

The Power of Reflection and Conversation #pln365

Paul O'Neill talks about Twitter-powered PD

Sharing and reflecting make us better educators. Today the founder of #pln365 gives us a transparent look into his journey and encourages us to take one of our own. Listen to Paul O’Neill Talk about Twitter-empowered PD Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and […]