Smart Risk Taking in Education

Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education

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Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress. Kristen Nan, a third-grade teacher, co-authored a book with her assistant superintendent. It was a risk, for sure, but Kristen talks about the risks she is and has taken in her classroom and how it has improved learning for everyone. Get inspired […]

How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

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In this heartwarming episode, Christie shares one of the stories of how she knows she is making a difference. She also shares encouragement for the days when teachers fall short. For 21 years, Christie Thompson has loved teaching. She’s a guidance counselor and teacher of the year for her school this year in Texas. As […]

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts

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Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology. From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern […]

The Power of Reflection and Conversation #pln365

Paul O'Neill talks about Twitter-powered PD

Sharing and reflecting make us better educators. Today the founder of #pln365 gives us a transparent look into his journey and encourages us to take one of our own. Listen to Paul O’Neill Talk about Twitter-empowered PD Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and […]

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

Dr. Rebekah Dyer helps us understand how to reach all learners

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As students with learning differences are put into general classroom spaces, many teachers have misconceptions about including these special students in their classrooms. Dr. Rebekah Dyer talks about these misconceptions and how we can work to reach every child. Listen to Dr. Rebekah Dyer talk about reaching every child Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream […]

5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom

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How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it? What if everything students learn could gain them XP (experience points?) What if you can reach those strugglers by making a classroom on mission? Today, Heather Marrs, a teacher and instructional coach from Oregon, takes us through the five steps she used to […]

Turning Struggling Readers into Striving Readers

A free summit on Tuesday, January 28 from 1- 3 pm ET

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Struggling readers can come in all ages and at all stages of the educational process. I love struggling readers so much. This upcoming Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 1-2:30, I’ll be joining Texthelp over at the Education Week Virtual Summit about Struggling Readers. This free summit, “Getting Reading Right” is free and text-based. I’ll be […]

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 […]

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom

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Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. But not everything is perfect. Google Classroom Guru Alice Keeler talks about what is hot and not in Google Classroom and how teachers are using it to teach. Enjoy! Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. They have […]

Be the One for Kids!

Principal Ryan Sheehy encourages educators to reach hard to reach children

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Children need educators to reach into their world and relate to them. When struggling students find an educator who connects to them, life change can result. While one educator can’t possibly reach every child, every educator can reach some child. Over a lifetime, every educator could possibly transform many children. Today, Ryan Sheehy, principal and […]