5 Ways to Find Project Based Learning Ideas

Jennifer Pieratt on episode 605

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Project-Based Learning is a powerful tool. Today’s show gives us ideas for where we can find new and innovative project ideas and create them ourselves. Dr. Jennifer Pieratt, author of “Keep it Real with PBL” for both elementary and secondary students, shares how she finds many of the project ideas that she creates and shares […]

How to Teach Bravery

Michelle Cottrell-Williams on episode 603

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Bravery, vulnerability, acceptance of others, acceptance of yourself — these can be difficult things to teach. Today’s guest, Michelle Cottrell-Williams talks about how she teaches this in her classroom. Today’s Sponsor is Advancement Courses. Now is the time to plan your professional development with Advancement Courses. They offer over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in […]

6 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Dr. William Lane on episode 601

Communication can be challenging for many who feel invisible. In today’s show, Dr. William Lane offers encouragement for those who struggle to communicate. With six simple steps, he helps us understand how to empower those who struggle to communicate by starting small. I hope this show will help educators both empathize and encourage our students […]

5 Mindsets to Teach Better Today

Rae Hughart on episode 600 of the 10 Minute Teacher

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Settling in the land of complacency is no place for a truly remarkable teacher. Remark-ability begins in your ability to level up and learn a little more every day. Today, Rae Hughart from #teachbetter gives us five mindsets to help us teach better in 2020. Listen to Get Inspired to Teach Better Listen to the […]

How to Make Math Moments That Matter

Kyle Pearce shares how to inspire math learning

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Math shouldn’t break your heart. It should excite you and your students. But how? Let’s move from boring, rote, repetitive math to a math class that sparks curiosity, makes sense and ignites joy. Kyle Pearce, co-creator of mathmoments.com gives us a high-level view of how every math teacher can make math moments that matter. Then, […]

How to Help A Student Who Is Always In the Principal’s Office

Andy Jacks, Award Winning Principal and former principal's office frequenter, shares his perspective

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Some students just seem to “live” in the principal’s office. How do we help those students change their behavior and connect with their classmates and teachers? Today, award-winning principal, Andy Jacks, says that he spent most of his younger years in the principal’s office. Some reached him and some did not, but it has shaped […]

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

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The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this upcoming week, January 7-10, 2020. In the fall semester, students present about historical figures in computing. However, in January, we turn the spotlight on analyzing new technologies with a critical but futuristic eye. The media, videos, and press releases give us an excellent opportunity to move […]

The Power of a Teacher

Mrs Adkins and Vicki Davis

Today, Mrs. Grace Adkins, my 90 something-year-old mentor, took time to eat lunch with me at Dairy Queen in Camilla. She’s been on the podcast before. Mrs. Adkins is still directing the learning lab at my old school and alma mater, and she is still fighting for kids. She’s been teaching for fifty-nine years. By […]

5 Random Teacher Hacks to Revv Up Your Classroom

David Sladkey, 32-year teacher gives us 5 cool teacher hacks to improve our classrooms

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David Sladkey has been teaching for over thirty-two years. Today, he shares five random but very helpful teacher hacks. From a new way to track requests to go to the bathroom to a unique cooperative learning strategy and a super cool brain break, you’ll grab five ideas you can use right away. Listen to David […]

Behind the Magic of Disney Education

Aaron Joyner on episode 594

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Education needs to be relevant and exciting to students. The Disney Youth Education program hosted me at the end of this past summer to experience three of their programs first-hand. In today’s podcast, I interview the director of the program Aaron Joyner to talk about the philosophy behind Disney’s education magic. I also share some […]