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Advancement Courses is funding select projects through September 27, 2019

Advancement Courses is a fantastic option for professional development. This year, I’ve been sharing lots of great resources from them as well as courses you can take. Well, right now, in addition to being able to save 20% off your course by using the code COOL20, you can also apply to get your DonorsChoose project […]

Save Money on Easy, Awesome Science Projects

Get 15% off your Ward's Science order and free shipping with this special code

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Ward’s Science has cool hands-on science lessons. Everything comes in the box and you’re ready to engage your students. Recently I tested three of these science kits and in this blog post, I’ll share a review of these kits and how you can save 15% and get free shipping on your future order before October […]

4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement

Jeromie Heath on episode 558

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Engaging students can be a challenge. A student from Jeromie Heath’s class shares her perspective on learning and why she wanted to learn for Jeromie in this episode. Today, join in the conversations about learning and engagement and all your own thoughts on social media. Listen to Jeromie Heath (and his student) Talk about Engagement […]

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

Michael Backus on episode 557

Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments. He saw a problem and programmed a solution, first by creating an add-on for just within his district. Many people don’t know that this is possible […]

5 More Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

Rob Donatelli on episode 555

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Rob Donatelli shares with us five more easy brain breaks. As a follow up to one of the most popular 10 Minute Teacher episodes, 5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom, Rob gives us more ideas to bring to our classroom. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research behind helping students improve. Check […]

4 Ways to Build Relationships That Matter

Charles Poole on episode 544

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Charles “Chuck” Poole shares how to build relationships that matter. While content and passion for our content and the craft of teaching are all essential parts of teaching that cannot be dismissed – relationships with students are also in the mix as an essential part of reaching today’s students. We can do this! Let’s listen, […]

4 Ways to Use Improv to Teach

Mel Paradis on Episode 553

Mel Paradis, author of Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook, shares four ways to use Improv to teach in the classroom. Here are some fantastic ideas to share in your classroom. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research behind helping students improve. Check out e4Effort for more information and to start encouraging effort with […]

The Oculus Quest: Why It Is a Game Changer

Jaime Donally on episode 552

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Virtual Reality is improving for use in the classroom. Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality Education Expert, Jaime Donally, thinks that the Oculus Quest is a game-changer for the classroom. From less “queasiness” to some amazing apps, Jaime explains why she thinks the Oculus Quest is such a big deal. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon […]

5 Ways to Step Back into the Classroom Better Than We Ever Were Before

Helping Kids with Emotional Dysregulation with Dr. Jody Carrington

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Students need our help to regulate their own emotions. Today, psychologist Dr. Jody Carrington helps us understand five ways we can connect with our students and help them regulate their emotions. Understanding these simple principles can help us connect, improve classroom management, and be better teachers. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research […]

The E4Effort App: Working to Add a Measurement that Works

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Today I’m writing a blog post about the E4Effort app. This system works to acknowledge and reinforce student effort during class learning activities and discussions. Think Class Dojo for older kids.  This post is sponsored by E4Effort. All opinions are my own. What does the E4Effort app and system do? According to Angela Duckworth, of […]