How to Understand Generation Alpha

How to Understand Generation Alpha

There’s a new generation in town. That’s right. Gen Z is now followed by Generation Alpha. Today’s guest, Mike Fisher has been studying Gen Alpha and wants to talk about how they are different and what we need to know about teaching this generation of students. No, change never stops and great teachers always work […]

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 […]

How Teachers Can Be Intentional About Self Care

intentional teacher self care

We teachers need to take care of ourselves. Sarah Parker Wolf, author of Daily Intentions for the Classroom Teacher, talks about some intentional things every teacher can do to improve their thought process and how they take care of themselves. Can you try just one thing from this show? Let’s take care of ourselves. Show […]

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

Assess with Respect Episode 739 with Starr Sackstein

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 […]

The Opportunities to Have Disruptive Thinking in the Classroom with Eric Sheninger

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We all have undergone disrupted thinking because of our disrupted society due to the pandemic. But many of us hope we don’t go back to business as usual. Thought Leader Eric Sheninger has a challenge for us today about what we can learn from the pandemic and the opportunities we have to use disruptive thinking […]

How a Student Held a Virtual Summer Camp in Summer 2020

Student Leadership Virtual Summer Camp

Sophia is a student in Oman. During the 2020 shut down, Sophia wanted to help the children in her neighborhood have a fun learning experience — so she created a virtual summer camp online. We can learn about learning in this example where the teacher and students are kids and everything is optional. What an […]

How to Talk About Sustainability In Your Classroom

How to Talk About Sustainability In Your Classroom

Caring for our earth is a focus of Earth Day. Today we discuss ways that any classroom can talk about sustainability and caring for the environment, no matter the political landscape of your community or school. Teachers will find ideas they can use to help their students year-round know how to care for their environment […]

5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day with Monica Burns

5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day

Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day. As citizens of this planet, we should all care about caring for this world. Today, Monica Burns gives us practical ways to teach and encourage students to be good caretakers of the world we live in. Every teacher will find an idea they can use any time of the […]