Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math

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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 […]

How to Have Deeper Learning and Better Schools

Jal Mehta from the Harvard School of Education Shares How

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Deeper Learning can happen as we work to connect with students and transform them into critical thinkers as well as knowledgeable about our content areas. Professor Jal Mehta from the Harvard University School of Education has co-written an award-winning book “In Search of Deeper Learning” and reflects on how deeper learning can happen at the […]

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 […]

5 Steps to Fact Checking – Digital Literacy in Action

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As we teach students how to discern the truth, Amanda Brace has five steps for fact-checking that she teaches her students. Digital literacy is an essential topic for all of us and this show will help teachers (and parents) understand a simple way to help their students work through topics to get to the truth. […]

What Really Happened in Hybrid Classrooms This Year

what really happened in hybrid classrooms this year

Today’s episode focuses on the realities of hybrid teaching. Tennille Johnston is an award-winning science teacher in Texas who is speaking out about what really happened this school year. She bravely reflects on the real struggles, challenges, and quality of education in the school year 2020-2021. Her words reflect the honesty of a hard year […]

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 Encourage Youth Leadership on Your Campus

Youth Leadership on Campus

Every student can lead and impact their school and community. Learn how you can improve your student council, implement a microgrant program to spur creativity and conservation, and encourage all students to participate in school leadership from Dean J. Fusto, a school leader who encourages student leadership. Sponsor: Advancement Courses. Recently, I shared 21 Hot […]

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

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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

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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 […]