5 More Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

Rob Donatelli on episode 555

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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 […]

4 Ways to Use Improv to Teach

Mel Paradis on Episode 553

Mel Paradis, author of Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook, shares four ways to use Improv to teach in the classroom. Here are some fantastic ideas to share in your classroom. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research behind helping students improve. Check out e4Effort for more information and to start encouraging effort with […]

The Oculus Quest: Why It Is a Game Changer

Jaime Donally on episode 552

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Virtual Reality is improving for use in the classroom. Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality Education Expert, Jaime Donally, thinks that the Oculus Quest is a game-changer for the classroom. From less “queasiness” to some amazing apps, Jaime explains why she thinks the Oculus Quest is such a big deal. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon […]

5 Ways to Step Back into the Classroom Better Than We Ever Were Before

Helping Kids with Emotional Dysregulation with Dr. Jody Carrington

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Students need our help to regulate their own emotions. Today, psychologist Dr. Jody Carrington helps us understand five ways we can connect with our students and help them regulate their emotions. Understanding these simple principles can help us connect, improve classroom management, and be better teachers. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research […]

The E4Effort App: Working to Add a Measurement that Works

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Today I’m writing a blog post about the E4Effort app. This system works to acknowledge and reinforce student effort during class learning activities and discussions. Think Class Dojo for older kids.  This post is sponsored by E4Effort. All opinions are my own. What does the E4Effort app and system do? According to Angela Duckworth, of […]

Secrets for Fun, Engaging Computer Science that Changes Kids Lives

Alfred Thompson on episode 547

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Alfred Thompson has secrets that transform Computer Science classrooms. Yet, he shares them openly. Project-based learning. Passion-based learning. Problem-based learning. These three P’s of teaching perfection have been a mainstay in Alfred’s classroom for many years. In today’s episode, Alfred uncovers how his classroom works, the impact it has on student lives, and how his […]

Using Amusement Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms to Inspire Your Classroom

John Meehan on episode 546

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Student engagement! We need it! Today’s guest, John Meehan, shares inspiring stories that help us use amusement parks, mud runs, and escape rooms to inspire exciting lessons in our classroom. John is the author of EDrenaline Rush: Game-changing Student Engagement Inspired by Theme Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms. Get excited. Let’s do this! Advancement Courses […]

Creating Real Opportunities for Student Leadership

Adam Welcome on episode 544

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Students need real leadership opportunities – not just running a note to the office or other tasks that may be called “leadership” but really aren’t. Adam Welcome, co-author of Empower our Girls: Opening the Door for Girls to Achieve More Listen to Adam Welcome Talk about Student Leadership Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking […]

Speed Presentations: Help Students Improve Presentation Skills Rapidly

Rob Donatelli on episode 543

Presentation skills are an essential skill for students to master. How do you help students improve when there are many students in the class. Robert Donatelli has a solution: speed presentations. Learn how to use this technique to help students improve their presentation skills. Listen to Rob Donatelli Share About Speed Presentations Listen to the […]

Close the Attitude Gap – Build a Bond from Day One

Baruti Kafele on episode

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He didn’t like school. But now he’s been a principal and written ten books and travels the world helping principals and educators learn how to engage today’s students — especially inner-city youth. Baruti Kafele has inspiring words for us on today’s Motivational Monday episode. He has authored ten books, recently the Principal 50: Critical Questions […]