The Quick, Easy Way I Show Kids Thankfulness

Thanksgiving activity

Thankfulness is a way of life all year long. As a student, however, I think I caught what teachers taught by how they lived their lives. I want to be that person who models everlasting love and joy for every human being I get to know! So, today is such a day! On this day, […]

New Research on Student Engagement Best Practices

4 Elements that Influence the Depth of Student Learning

Engagement is such a challenge for schools—now more than ever. Lots of anecdotal evidence is floating around, but right now, we need answers for what produces strong student engagement. We can dig in and find that in some excellent research from the 2020 State of Engagement report. In this blog post, I’ll share my observations […]

How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

Aaron Johnson shares the techniques to help us do it better

How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

Aaron Johnson Shares His Way to Engage Students Even at a Distance Many of us are learning to traverse between online and in-person learning environments. Our guest Aaron Johnson, author of Online Teaching with Zoom, shares with us how to better engage students through Zoom, so we can all teach effectively at a distance. Sponsor: […]

Rather Stand

poem by Vicki Davis

Rather Stand by Vicki Davis I’d rather stand alone for the right thing … than be popular for the wrong one. I’d rather be wise than smart. I’d rather find a child’s strength than point out her weakness. I’d rather find a child crying than let him cry alone. I’d rather encourage a colleague with […]

4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement Based on Current Research

Mariana Aguilar discusses the current research on student engagement

4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement

Mariana Aguilar shares 4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement Our focus on the frontlines of education is to keep students engaged. We can never get enough ideas on how to help our students stay excited, engaged, and learning. Our guest today Mariana Aguilar is going to share with us four key factors for student engagement […]

3 Ways to Activate Genius Mode & Creativity (Even at a Distance) with David Dubczak

Episode 711 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast

3 Ways to Activate Genius Mode & Creativity (Even at a Distance) with David Dubczak

3 Ways to Activate Genius Mode & Creativity (Even at a Distance) with David “Creative Dave” Dubczak David “Creative Dave” Dubczak is a middle school teacher who sparks creativity. In today’s show, he defines creativity and the two kinds of creative thinking to understand: divergent and convergent thinking. Then, he gives us three ways to […]

5 Ways to Be Kind Right Now with Houston Kraft

We can be kind now in the classroom and online

5 Ways to Be Kind Right Now with Houston Kraft

How to Be Kind Right Now and Where to Start with Houston Kraft With 2020 and everything going on, there are countless reasons why being kind is important right now, both in and out of the classroom. In this episode, I sit down with fellow kindness advocate Houston Kraft, public speaker, curriculum developer, and co-founder […]

5 Ways to Teach Gratitude in your Classroom #creativitymatters

Lesson Plans that Teach Gratitude

5 Ways to teach gratitude in your classroom

Whatever your activities for November and Thanksgiving, I’ve got some ideas to inspire gratitude in your classroom. Use it to inspire art or just a change of heart as we help children become more grateful, joyful people.   5 Ways to Encourage Gratitude in Students So, your students are going to create art inspired by […]

How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell

How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell

How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell Teaching online is challenging for many teachers. In this show, we talk about best practices to re-engage students, the common mistakes districts are making, and teachers’ importance right now. You’ll find this show encouraging, challenging, and relevant to right now – and you’ll […]

Save Time Digitizing Your Worksheets with TeacherMade

The fast, free tool to help you with distance or hybrid learning

One of the biggest challenges we teachers have faced this year has been maintaining our quality of instruction in the midst of change. There are some simple answers, though. This post will share how teachers can quickly digitize handouts, check-ins, worksheets, quizzes, lab reports, and paper of all kinds that support classroom activities.  TeacherMade can […]