How to Close the Learning Gap

Dr. Rachael George shares advice on how to help kids now

Students are returning to school and teachers and administrators know a learning gap is there. What do we do about it? How do we close the gap without stressing everyone out? Turnaround principal Rachael George tells us how. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 280 online graduate-level PD courses in 20 subject areas that […]

Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It

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Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach – even when teaching online. This important topic will help all of us become better teachers in challenging times. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 280 online […]

Going hybrid or already have? Join the conversation

Larry Ferlazzo conversation

My friend Larry Ferlazzo in California looks like he’s going hybrid. If you have been doing hybrid teaching, with students in classroom & online at same time, what is the one most important piece of advice you would offer to those of us who are likely to be starting this for first time in coming […]

Creating Fun Family & Classroom Experiences for Kids Online

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We can create fun ways to enjoy time with our families online in Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, and more. Today’s guest, Sandi Johnson, is an IT Integrator in Indianapolis. She has created fun events for neighbors and families as well as her students to celebrate and grow closer during this time. If you are wondering […]

5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The Perseverance Rover will land on Mars this Thursday, February 18th at approximately 3:55 pm Eastern Time. The live landing commentary will began at 2:15 pm on NASA Television, the agency’s website, the NASA app, and YouTube. Recently, I was able to participate in a Q&A Session with a few of the hundreds of people involved in this […]

5 Health Tips for Teachers to Stay Healthy

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Richard Byrne is a busy teacher. He teaches full time during the day. He writes his Free Tech for Teachers Blog. He’s a father of two, and active in many online spaces. And yet — he takes time to take care of himself. Today you·ll learn how to achieve better health and wellness with these […]

6 Steps to Teach Book Creation with Book Creator

Book Creator Templates

Book Creator, the simple ebook authoring program, encourages writing and creativity in kids. They have some new templates as well.  Soon, my middle schoolers will start writing books again but in the fall, we had a great experience. In this post, I’ll share a little bit about the process. Step 1: Pitch the Idea Students […]

5 Ways to Build Trust Between Principals and Teachers Now

Craig Randall shares how to improve the dialog and improve teaching

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Things can be a little tense between teachers and the principals, but less in-person communication can put a real strain on those relationships, and eventually, turn into distrust. To alleviate those problems, today·s guest, Craig Randall, wrote Trust-Based Observations. His experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal in the US and overseas led him […]

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

Episode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor

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Teaching coding can be challenging and expensive, but our guests Sean and Kelly have a solution. We can start teaching the second most popular coding language – Python – in our schools. Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor host the Teaching Python Podcast where they share how to help kids of all ages learn this valuable […]

Edupreneur Rising – How Educators Are Creating Side Businesses

Dr. Will Deymaport talks about the profit and purpose behind edupreneurs

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In today’s episode, Dr. Will Deymaport talks about the trends, topics, and timeliness of something called, edupreneurship. Teachers everywhere are doing some inventive things to make ends meet. In March 2019, Dr. Will made a documentary The Edupreneur. Learn about the trends shaping how educators work and make money now besides their classroom work. Sponsor:  It’s […]