How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. Yes, young children have something to say to the world! Danielle shows us how. Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your […]

16 Fast, Fun Things to End on An Up Note – 🎶

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We’re working towards the end of the school year, teachers! You’re going to make it! In this newsletter, I’ve got 16 fun, quick ideas to make the end of the school year more exciting. Oh, and interestingly, Kahoot bought Dragonbox. My best stuff typically goes in my weekly newsletter. I’m sharing last week’s newsletter content because […]

SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

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SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. Their editors read thousands of articles each day and condense the best into just a 2-minute read. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter. SmartBrief also has newsletters for accomplished teachers, special education professionals, and Higher Ed Leaders. They […]

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Tiffany Kerns executive director of the Country Music Association is interviewed in this episode 489 "Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation."

Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Today’s guest, Tiffany Kerns, Executive Director of the CMA Foundation talks about remarkable music teaching and their quest to recognize the top music teachers in the United States. Listen to Tiffany Kerns from the CMA Foundation Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by […]

PBIS, Discipline, and Compassion Fatigue

Melissa Mann on episode 488

Melissa Mann PBIS Discipline

When I shared a USA Today Article on PBIS on my Facebook page, teachers started responding and yelled volumes about mis-implementation mis-understandings and mis-use of discipline — specifically PBIS — in their schools. So, Melissa Man, special education teacher with her Master’s in Counseling agreed to come on the show and talk about the topic. […]

5 Things to Know About Gen Z Kids

Shalini Shankar or episode 480 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Shalini Shankar has been studying Generation Z. From spelling bee’s to sports, this generation seems to be professionalizing their childhood. Learn more about this generation so you can be a better teacher for them. Listen to Shalini Talk About Generation Z Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Shalini Shankar – Bio As […]

5 Tips to Help Students Feel Valued in the Classroom

Crystal Willis on episode 476 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Students need to feel valued. Today’s featured educator Crystal Willis from Instagram and TpT as “SunflowersandSped” shares five important tips to help students feel valued. From noticing strengths to not making a simple mistake that makes people feel dumb — Crystal has practical tips to help all of us better make children feel loved. Listen […]

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

Komal Singh on episode 474 on the 10-Minute Teacher

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Girls and people of color need role models who look like them. Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Learn about the […]

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about Amazon Alexa on Episode 447 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about the Amazon Alexa devices and why so many teachers are excited about them. Today’s sponsor: Empatico.  This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students. Empatico uses live video, file sharing, a partner classroom at least 300 miles (or 483 kilometers) away, and specially designed activities. I’ve […]

5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD

Elizabeth Iwaszewicz talks about five strategies for designated and integrated English Language Development (ELD).   Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as […]