Try SplashLearn for Summer Learning and Fall Success

SplashLearn for summer learning

Personalize learning and make it fun for students. I recommend SplashLearn for parents this summer to strengthen the foundations of Mathematics (Pre-kindergarten to Grade 5) and Reading (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2.) It is understandable for parents to want to ensure that their kids are ready to move ahead this fall. Besides having a fun family […]

5 Steps to Fact Checking – Digital Literacy in Action

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As we teach students how to discern the truth, Amanda Brace has five steps for fact-checking that she teaches her students. Digital literacy is an essential topic for all of us and this show will help teachers (and parents) understand a simple way to help their students work through topics to get to the truth. […]

What Really Happened in Hybrid Classrooms This Year

what really happened in hybrid classrooms this year

Today’s episode focuses on the realities of hybrid teaching. Tennille Johnston is an award-winning science teacher in Texas who is speaking out about what really happened this school year. She bravely reflects on the real struggles, challenges, and quality of education in the school year 2020-2021. Her words reflect the honesty of a hard year […]

How to Turn Ideas Into Action (with a Free Download)

Episode 744 Darcy Bakkegard

The Educator Canvas is a free 1-page organizer that helps teachers take ideas into action whether it is self-care, classroom management, or anything- Darcy Bakkegard talks about the Educator Canvas and also shares some about the 30 day PD Challenge starting on June 1st. This is episode 744, “A Simple Free Way to Turn Ideas […]

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

3 Logitech Devices to Improve Every Classroom

Sometimes devices just help us. They improve something we already do in powerful ways. In this post, I’ll highlight three such items. First, a very cool stylus called the Logitech Crayon doesn’t require pairing and can be used on any iPad. (Imagine the teacher going around the room and using it to annotate and help students […]

How to Understand Generation Alpha

How to Understand Generation Alpha

There’s a new generation in town. That’s right. Gen Z is now followed by Generation Alpha. Today’s guest, Mike Fisher has been studying Gen Alpha and wants to talk about how they are different and what we need to know about teaching this generation of students. No, change never stops and great teachers always work […]

How Teachers Can Be Intentional About Self Care

intentional teacher self care

We teachers need to take care of ourselves. Sarah Parker Wolf, author of Daily Intentions for the Classroom Teacher, talks about some intentional things every teacher can do to improve their thought process and how they take care of themselves. Can you try just one thing from this show? Let’s take care of ourselves. Show […]

3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

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As we return to in-person learning, we should not return to business as usual. David Bott gives us three things that, based upon current research, we should rethink in schools. Show Sponsor: This summer, I’m taking my professional development with Advancement Courses. Recently, I shared the five-step process I used to select the perfect course […]

5 Steps to Choose Your Summer PD

5 steps to choose your summer professional development

Choosing your summer PD is essential as we look forward to the fall. Just as we discuss personalizing learning for students, we as teachers have a responsibility to personalize learning for ourselves. In this post, I’m going to take you through the five steps I use to determine my own summer professional development. Advancement Courses  […]