Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math

getting the brain ready to learn math

When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Is their brain in a ready state? In today’s show, Liesl McConchie shares how to help students get their brains ready to learn from the moment they walk into the classroom. Learn How to Prepare the Brain to Teach Math with Liesl McConchie […]

8 Great Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the Fall

8 great ways administrators can prepare for the fall

An amazing fall starts now with the administrative preparation this summer. Dawn Stansbury discusses eight things administrators need to do this summer and we highlight differences in those items now after the pandemic. This show includes a transcript to use and discuss with beginning or veteran administrators as part of training and discussion. Advancement Courses […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

return to in person learning

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 […]

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

Assess with Respect Episode 739 with Starr Sackstein

Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect. Today’s guest, Starr Sackstein, author of Assessing with Respect: Everyday Practices That Meet Students’ Social and Emotional Needs, shares an overview of what is needed so that every student feels respected […]

Joel Lookadoo: 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year

Joel Lookadoo Arkansas Teacher of the Year 2020

Joel Lookadoo, 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, shares why he loves teaching. He also shares the stories he is seeing of teachers (and students) overcoming and gives encouragement for teachers now. Listen to Joel Lookadoo’s Inspiration and Stories   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Related […]

How a Student Held a Virtual Summer Camp in Summer 2020

Student Leadership Virtual Summer Camp

Sophia is a student in Oman. During the 2020 shut down, Sophia wanted to help the children in her neighborhood have a fun learning experience — so she created a virtual summer camp online. We can learn about learning in this example where the teacher and students are kids and everything is optional. What an […]

How to Talk About Sustainability In Your Classroom

How to Talk About Sustainability In Your Classroom

Caring for our earth is a focus of Earth Day. Today we discuss ways that any classroom can talk about sustainability and caring for the environment, no matter the political landscape of your community or school. Teachers will find ideas they can use to help their students year-round know how to care for their environment […]