Unique Teacher Appreciation Ideas

André Sasser on episode 574

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“Room service” door hangers are one of the unique ideas that André Sasser shares on the show. From a Woot Wagon to more, André talks about little things that encourage her as a teacher. I also talk about the “fun committee” at my school and some ideas to build community and collegiality. Sponsored By Advancement […]

How to Empower Teachers

Evan Robb on episode 566

Administrators can empower teachers and principal Evan Robb shares some of the techniques. Evan is author of The Ten- Minute Principal and The Principal’s Leadership Sourcebook: Practices, Tools, and Strategies for Building a Thriving School Community.  Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show   Get […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

Colby Sharp on episode 565

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Colby Sharp author of Game Changer! Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. There are some ideas for all of us here. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show   Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit […]

One Surprising Thing About Gen Z Everyone Should Know

Dr. Tim Elmore on episode 561

The Millennials aren’t the youngest generation anymore. Generation Z is here. They are the kids in K12 education right now who have only known social media and the Internet. Ninety percent of preschool children are online. This has good and bad consequences. Dig deep as researcher Dr. Tim Elmore helps us understand Gen Z, their […]

Apply Now for DonorsChoose Project Funding Opportunities

Advancement Courses is funding select projects through September 27, 2019

Advancement Courses is a fantastic option for professional development. This year, I’ve been sharing lots of great resources from them as well as courses you can take. Well, right now, in addition to being able to save 20% off your course by using the code COOL20, you can also apply to get your DonorsChoose project […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

Genius hour and passion projects are transformational. Now, I strive to have personal interest projects for just about everything. Whether you’re already having genius hour at your school or you want to get started, this blog post will give you ideas for getting started with genius hour, no matter the age or grade. I’m writing […]

iPads in Kindergarten

Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen on episode 512

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Karen Lirenman (@KLirenman) and Kristen Wideen (@mrswideen) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom,  Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. (This episode is from our vault of most popular shows of all time – and it was the first show! Kristen and Karen share timeless principles of […]

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

Rob Donatelli on episode 510

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Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Students need breaks too. That is why brain breaks are becoming so popular. Teacher Rob Donatelli @DTown_MrD talks about the brain breaks phenomenon. Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Take a brain break today! Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is […]