Effective Grouping Strategies in the Classroom

Barry Hoonan on episode 539

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Today, you’ll get advice for creating grouping strategies for your classroom from an expert teacher and author on the subject. Barry Hoonan, author of What Are You Grouping For? (Grades 3-8 – how to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers, Not the Book)helps us understand how to start our school year with a plan for […]

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

Genius hour and passion projects are transformational. Now, I strive to have personal interest projects for just about everything. Whether you’re already having genius hour at your school or you want to get started, this blog post will give you ideas for getting started with genius hour, no matter the age or grade. I’m writing […]

8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive. In this post, I’ll share the research about teacher retention and eight practical ways we can all make our schools and profession better. We […]

11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

Sanée Bell on episode 531 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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Back to school is here! We’re starting up the year with principal Dr. Sanée Bell, author of the new book, Be Excellent On Purpose, Intentional Strategies for Impactful Leadership. Today, Sanée shares her eleven principles from the book and gets us motivated for an epic school year. (We’ve also included the transcript.) Note: This episode is […]

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

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Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you. Listen Now About Maximizing Your Summer Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Join the 40-Hour Workweek Club Today’s show is […]

Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

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Urkund is a plagiarism prevention tool with many benefits for teachers in helping students create original work. In this blog post, I’ll share my review of this product from a company founded in 2000 and will talk about its benefits and features. Urkund is a cost-effective plagiarism prevention tool, integrates with popular LMS systems, and […]

5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

We all have a brand - what are we doing about it?

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Many of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. Now, whether you think you have a brand or not, you do. And I know it’s kind of frustrating because some people just don’t want to have a brand. And if that’s you, that’s okay. But at some point, you’re going […]

How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

Dan Meyer on episode 513

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Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. He explains the 3-Act method of teaching. From The 10 Minute Teacher Vault — As we finish season 5, we have been airing the most popular shows of all time. Since Apple Podcasts only holds 297 […]

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

Rob Donatelli on episode 510

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Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Students need breaks too. That is why brain breaks are becoming so popular. Teacher Rob Donatelli @DTown_MrD talks about the brain breaks phenomenon. Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Take a brain break today! Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is […]

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

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Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs. She shares lesson plans, ideas, and tips for getting started quickly without hassle. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web […]