5 Things We Need to Get Right As we Move Back to In Person Learning

5 Things We Need to Get Right As we Move Back to In Person Learning

As we consider how we move back into school, we need to think about neuroscience research about how students learn. Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath talks about stress, learning duration, homework, spaced repetition, and sleep as well as computers and technology. You can’t just have a longer school day to improve learning. You also can’t always […]

Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

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Do you need safe, fun ways for students to connect and learn while keeping their distance in the classroom? Augmented reality apps might be for you! Remarkably, there are best practices you can use to teach math, ELA, and more using Augmented Reality. In today’s show Mitchell Weisburg, cofounder of the nonprofit Games4Ed, shares pedagogical […]

4 Social Emotional Learning Strategies to Use in the Classroom Now

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We know that to teach students, we must relate to educate and one of the first things we must relate to is their emotions in that moment. In today’s show, Robin Fox shares four techniques you can use in your face-to-face or distance classroom to connect with your student’s social and emotional lives. She reminds […]

How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

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Did you know that you can play massive Kahoot games with many students as players? Today’s guest, George Pearce, talks about how he streams Kahoot games, handles security and privacy, fights bots that allow cheating and attack his Kahoot games, and also how he deals with a lag to make game competitions more equitable even […]

How to Partner with Parents During Pandemic Learning

J.T. Taylor shares how schools can better connect with parents

How to Partner with Parents During Pandemic Learning

Some schools need to reset their relationships with parents. Others want to make it stronger as they transition to a different form of learning. At the forefront of all of this is the psychological health of students during this time. JT Taylor is helping schools connect with parents and support them and today he gives […]

3 Ways to Stress Less in Today’s Classroom

3 Ways to Stress Less in Today's Classroom

Teachers are stressing over so many things. Today, Dr. Desiree Alexander tackles three of those issues: distance learning, hybrid learning, and digital equity. She shares the WHO system for evaluating technology, tips for hybrid learning, and timeless principles for considering digital equity and relating to your students and colleagues in professional and respectful ways. Today’s […]

How to Close the Learning Gap

Dr. Rachael George shares advice on how to help kids now

Students are returning to school and teachers and administrators know a learning gap is there. What do we do about it? How do we close the gap without stressing everyone out? Turnaround principal Rachael George tells us how. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 280 online graduate-level PD courses in 20 subject areas that […]

Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It

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Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach – even when teaching online. This important topic will help all of us become better teachers in challenging times. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 280 online […]

Creating Fun Family & Classroom Experiences for Kids Online

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We can create fun ways to enjoy time with our families online in Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, and more. Today’s guest, Sandi Johnson, is an IT Integrator in Indianapolis. She has created fun events for neighbors and families as well as her students to celebrate and grow closer during this time. If you are wondering […]

5 Health Tips for Teachers to Stay Healthy

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Richard Byrne is a busy teacher. He teaches full time during the day. He writes his Free Tech for Teachers Blog. He’s a father of two, and active in many online spaces. And yet — he takes time to take care of himself. Today you·ll learn how to achieve better health and wellness with these […]