5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips

adobe premiere rush creativity (1)-squashed

Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features. It syncs and works on all platforms. It has replaced my use of iMovie in the classroom with my students because it is more robust. Simply put, Adobe Premiere Rush leads my students to […]

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

Help Your Students Enter the U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is the perfect contest for classrooms across the United States. Specifically, this art contest combines design thinking and the arts. Definitely, download […]

Creating Positive Learning Environments

As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together. Today Kevin Stoller gives us ideas to make our learning environments more positive places to interact. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites youth, ages 4-15, to submit their […]

Using Comics to Teach Chemistry (and more!)

C.A. Preece shows us how to do this.

comics and chemistry (1)

Science can be difficult for low to average readers. Today, we’ll dig into the power of comic books to help us teach difficult subjects to students by making learning reachable and approachable. C.A. Preece works to reach every learner by working to make science approachable and understandable. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites […]

The Golden Bell of Justice

A story to teach about caring for others

golden bell of justics

Recently, I came across a story that my mother had adapted when she was a teacher to use to teach students about caring for others who had done things for them. During this time of Thanksgiving and approaching Christmas, it is easy for many of us (kids included) to become self-absorbed and to forget those […]

Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

Robert Kaplinsky, Open Middle Math pioneer, talks about effective math teaching

math problems that unlock student thinking (1)

Filled with dread, some math teachers have a problem. As they give problems to students to work their students become problems. Behavior problems. Boredom problems. Sometimes the problem is that students aren’t excited by the problems. However, math can be exciting. The “Open Middle” math problem format is NOT talking about middle school math, although […]

Why Kids Need Life Skills (including how to cook!)

Andrea Moore on episode 583

kids need life skills including cooking (1) (1)

Students need life skills. Some schools are adding in courses to help students cook, care for their families, manage their money and more life skills. Others have always had these courses. Today we interview a teacher, Andrea Moore, who started her career as a literature teacher but teaches many practical things to her students every […]

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 […]

How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries

Carolyn Foote on episode 578 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast

568 design libraries (1)

Many schools are reimagining the learning spaces that some call libraries or media centers. Carolyn Foote takes us to the center of this trend to take us inside how she redesigned her learning space and the thought process behind it. As you plan your school’s strategy, you’ll want to have conversations about this show. Listen […]

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577

577 stem learning (1)

Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into every class. He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year […]