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Help Your Students Enter the U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is the perfect contest for classrooms across the United States. Specifically, this art contest combines design thinking and the arts. Definitely, download […]

5 Fast Ways to Give Positive Feedback

Principal Meredith Akers shares how to motivate and encourage others

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Have you ever made the mistake of giving other people the kind of feedback you want to receive – but it just fell flat? For example, I’m a “word” kind of person and I can float on a compliment for days. However, some people I know are visual. Others like to hear a person’s voice. […]

The Surprising Science of Life Changing Moments

Michael Rousell, PhD talks about his research into life change

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Have you ever had a moment when your life changed? Perhaps it was a comment or it was a moment and although it may not have seemed to be anything to others around you, you experienced a seismic shift in how you viewed yourself. Dr. Michael Rousell studies these moments and relates them to neuroscience. […]

3 Ways to Engage Families in Your Classroom

Jeromie Heath on episode 573

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Families want to engage in classrooms but as students get older, it can be challenging. In today’s episode, Jeromie Heath helps teachers understand how to engage families in the classroom in positive, proactive ways. Sponsored By Advancement Courses The holidays are just around the corner, and this is the perfect time to start planning your […]

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 […]

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Teen Dating Abuse

Ashley Bendiksen on episode 534

One in four teens will experience teen dating abuse. Teen dating abuse is on the rise and is being compounded by the pressure on teens to portray a “perfect relationship” on social media. So, when a teen admits what is happening, sometimes people don’t believe her or him. Today Ashley Bendiksen talks about teen dating […]

12 Fundamentals of Success – Write Your Own Story

Jon Barth on episode 501

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Jon Barth, author of the 1% Journal: 366 Challenges for Your Journey to Success encourages us teachers to write our own story. As we reflect this summer upon our past school year, now is a great time to adopt some of these principles. Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to […]

5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

Amy Mascott on episode 475

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Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Reading is important. Today, the show features reading expert, Amy Mascott, about how parents and teachers can help older children develop a love of reading. Advancement Courses Sponsor: Advancement Courses, a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use […]

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

Anne Collier on Episode 456 and 457 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Anne Collier, Founder and Executive Director of The Net Safety Collaborative and SocialMediaHelpline.com, shares what we need to know about social media in this two-part series. We’ll post the first post on Monday with the second part of the series on Tuesday. Come back to this blog post for the second part! Today’s show is […]