SEL Spotlight: Dr. Marc Brackett – How Kids Learn Right Now

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Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and lead developer of RULER, a systemic, evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning reflects on where students are now and how to reach them. This Social Emotional Learning (SEL) focused episode is relevant for Fall 2021 as students and teachers return to […]

What Every Student Needs to Know About Money

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Financial literacy is a must-teach topic for students, a topic Kailen Stover has been teaching for years. In this show, she shares what every student needs to know and how to teach them. Money matters. Let’s talk about how. Sponsor: Everfi sponsored this episode. If you need standards-aligned, digital resources to teach real-world topics like […]

How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

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Some awesome changes have happened with Google Apps over summer 2021. In today’s show, Eric Curts talks about Google Classroom, Google Docs, and other Google apps and what has happened that is new and cool and how these changes will help classrooms improve this school year. Sponsor: Today’s podcast is sponsored by Google and their […]

Research Spotlight: Helping Refugee Students Learn in Schools

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In today’s show, we are working to develop empathy for some of our most struggling students – students who are refugees. Looking at Syrian Refugee students in Lebanon, we are spotlighting students who need our encouragement and help. This is not an easy topic, but we should all consider it. Take the time to talk […]

Using Pop Culture to Teach Writing Skills

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Nancy Barile has an incredible story of how she uses the show The Walking Dead to engage learners in writing skills and more. Her administration has let her recraft the curriculum around this show with pretty astounding results. Sponsor: Advancement Courses is sponsoring DonorsChoose projects from August 18 – September 24. Submit your project to https://www.advancementcourses.com/give/submityourproject/ for the […]

How to Help Struggling Readers in Grades 6-12 with Pam Allyn

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Students are coming back to school and many of them are reading below grade level. While this has always been a challenge, this year it may be even more so. In this episode, literacy expert Pam Allyn gives advice to teachers about how to help struggling readers in grades 6-12. This show with Pam Allyn […]

How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

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Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere. Today’s guest Coach Victor Hicks talks about how he’s used the curriculum for grades kindergarten and up. Sponsor: Today’s podcast includes sponsored content from Google and their Applied Digital Skills Curriculum. All opinions are my […]

How to Use Gamification for Attention-Getting and Fun Learning

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Paolo Tolomeo gets kids excited about learning math and language arts by sailing the 7 seas. Learn how it does it, how he keeps on track with lessons, and how to avoid common mistakes when adding gamification to your classroom. Sponsor: Advancement Courses is sponsoring DonorsChoose projects from August 18 – September 24. Submit your […]

365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child

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Karen Janowski and her coauthors have written a book Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year. Today she talks about a mindset of including students who learn differently and better reaching the children you have in the classroom. She also shares some practical examples and edtech tools in the process and […]

6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

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With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills. Right now, many of us are looking for high-quality, easy-to-use materials that can reach students both at home and in the face-to-face classroom. Today’s show features […]