Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

Episode 391 with John Couch

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John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education. Learn about the journey to improve classrooms, the early research on classroom improvement and why improvement is happening but not everywhere. John also announces a contest for teachers to share what innovative work they are doing in order to enter a contest […]

A Personalized High School: How It Works

Julia Bamba on Episode 383 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Julia Bamba leads a personalized high school. After three years, they are graduating their first senior class. Learn about their successes and lessons from this revolutionary approach to learning being piloted in many districts. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my […]

How School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher’s Quest for Progress

Episode 376 with Thomas Arnett on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Thomas Arnett, a senior research fellow in education for the Christensen Institute, talks about a recent paper he co-authored about “The Teacher’s Quest for Progress,” some new research that can help all of us with professional development. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Promote Health and Happiness in Every Classroom

I will never carry a gun into my classroom. However, I believe I have something far more helpful: compassion, caring, and a determination to change the world by reaching the hearts and minds of this generation. People are scared and rightly so. In one moment, a madman can destroy the lives of so many. And […]

5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel Them: The Truth About Teaching in America

Aaron Pribble on episode 260 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Teachers are not all saints, nor are they all slackers. — These are just two of the myths that social studies teacher Aaron Pribble tackles in this motivating, uplifting talk about what it is really like to be a teacher in America today. Aaron Pribble is the author of Teacherland: Inside the Myth of the American […]

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

Lynn Fuini-Hetten on episode 259 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Strategic planning for your school or district can take a variety of forms. In today’s show, learn how one successful district has tackled this process and how they are getting buy in from teachers on the vision during the second year of implementation. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than […]

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

Pam Moran on episode 241 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Students can co-create curriculum and their classrooms with teachers for powerful learning experiences. Learn how students are teaching each other drone piloting and other examples from Albemarle County, Virginia with Superintendent Pam Moran. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, […]

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

Pam Moran on episode 236 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Get motivated today listening to Pam. This is part 2 in our series with Pam. PowerSchool is […]

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

Pam Moran on episode 231 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. In today’s episode, she talks about the transformation, why they needed change, and implementing successful change. This multi-part series will run over the next several Mondays. Screencastify is the screencasting tool […]