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 […]

The Warning: My Thoughts on What We Can Learn from “Momo”

episode 451 of the 10-Minute Teacher

The Momo scam/hoax/threat has inspired some thoughts about what we should learn so we can prevent such a time-wasting but hurtful thing from spreading again in the future. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. About the Host This is an opinion by Vicki Davis, classroom teacher and host […]

Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. Student videos. Some information and not others. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. Today, he shares what he has learned. Listen to Hear Ideas […]

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

Episode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents. Amy believes this pedagogical shift is a game changer in the music classroom Learn more. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your […]

We were hit by Hurricane Michael: What You Need to Know About Tech When You Have No Technology

A special extended Episode 377 of the 10-Minute Teacher

We have been hit by Hurricane Michael. As of 6:39 pm tonight on Monday – just before sending publish, we do not have power at our house in Camilla although we had someone rebuild our water main and we got water last night. With no cellular service AT ALL in Camilla – sometimes we can […]

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

A Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post

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How much time should a student spend at school? In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. Either scenario is alarming. This month’s question from Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education is “How much time should a student spend at school? A cartoon I love has a […]

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

A Global Search for Education Reflection

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The hair on my arm prickled up like porcupine quills, but there was no breeze. It was a discussion about a digital literacy issue at the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar that caused this response. Suddenly, information literacy became real — and urgent. A Note from Vicki: This post is in response to Cathy […]

WHY KIDS CAN’T STOP MOVING: THE NEUROSCIENCE BEHIND A STUDENT’S NEED TO MOVE

Suzanne Cresswell in the Top 10-Minute Teacher Show of 2018 (so far)

Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. Occupational and physical therapist, Suzanne Cresswell, helps us understand children and why some of them just can’t stop moving. We’re counting them down! This is the #1 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher.   Sponsor: Advancement Courses has […]

Liz, Aly, & Walt: Ticked Off Teens Talk about Social Media and Smartphones

My students speak out on episode 312

Today, three of my students take the mic. In a recent podcasting project, my students reflected on their opinions about social media. In this episode, three of my students share their views (with parent permission, of course.) What do you think? Leave a message for them in the comments, I’ll make sure they get them. […]