16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

free resources for schools closing due to coronavirus

As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best. We have one more reason– when you already have an online space for your classroom, it is a smaller step […]

Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins talks about how to help kids sort through viral news stories

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As the Coronavirus spreads, so does the news about it. Some stories are accurate. Some stories are not. And some stories are full of half-truths. All designed to get people to read and for the clicks to come. Today’s guest, Darren Hudgins is co-author of Fact VS Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking In The Age of […]

7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

As I’ve recently blogged about several contests where students create “pitch” videos for learning, some teachers probably want some advice on creating such a “pitch” video. This blog post will give you several tips for making great student pitch videos. This blog post is sponsored by Discovery Education. The CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge is for […]

How Parents Can Help Kids with Math: 5 Tips that Work

Math teacher Jon Orr shares tips for parents

Jon Orr 620 how parents can help kids with math

Parents can encourage math success just like reading success. Parents can help kids with math! Today, Jon Orr helps parents through five things they can do to help their child become more successful at math. These can be applied from very young children to older students. Math is something everyone can do but we must […]

3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

Michael Drezek shares about Our Global Classroom and other ways we can collaborate (for free!)

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Connect your classroom! It can be done. Today Michael Drezek takes us into the “Our Global Classroom” Community and shares three of the many ways students are collaborating. Join in! Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. They have two STEM challenges running now. The Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good […]

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 […]

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom

Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers. In this blog post and episode, I share some of the ways I believe nurture creativity in students. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites youth, ages 4-15, to submit their original hand-drawn artworks that answer the question, “If you could design a […]

5 Ways to Empower Girls

Lynn Colón shares insight on empowering girls in schools today

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Lynn Colón, co-author of Empowering Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More, helps us understand what schools need to be doing to intentionally empower their female students to achieve more. Lynn shares some of her journey and the nuances of understanding girls today. Listen to Lynn Colón talk about empowering girls Listen to […]

5 More Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

Rob Donatelli on episode 555

Rob Donatelli and 5 easy brain breaks

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 […]