How to Help A Student Who Is Always In the Principal’s Office

Andy Jacks, Award Winning Principal and former principal's office frequenter, shares his perspective

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Some students just seem to “live” in the principal’s office. How do we help those students change their behavior and connect with their classmates and teachers? Today, award-winning principal, Andy Jacks, says that he spent most of his younger years in the principal’s office. Some reached him and some did not, but it has shaped […]

How Teachers Can Learn Awesome Things Every Day

How Teachers Can Learn Awesome Things Everyday

Kelly Christopherson has taught for twenty-five years and has been helping educators use to level up their learning for most of that time. As one of the leaders on #saskedchat (Saskatoon Ed Chat on Twitter), he has seen classrooms transform and is now studying the impact of social media on classroom pedagogy. Come to the […]

The Golden Bell of Justice

A story to teach about caring for others

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Recently, I came across a story that my mother had adapted when she was a teacher to use to teach students about caring for others who had done things for them. During this time of Thanksgiving and approaching Christmas, it is easy for many of us (kids included) to become self-absorbed and to forget those […]

The Surprising Science of Life Changing Moments

Michael Rousell, PhD talks about his research into life change

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Have you ever had a moment when your life changed? Perhaps it was a comment or it was a moment and although it may not have seemed to be anything to others around you, you experienced a seismic shift in how you viewed yourself. Dr. Michael Rousell studies these moments and relates them to neuroscience. […]

Overcoming Your Fears (and Helping Kids Do It Too)

Tara Martin on episode 576

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Tara Martin has written a book to help children (and adults) face their fears called Cannonball In! Today, we talk about a powerful metaphor and the risks of life and how sometimes we have to jump! Enjoy! Listen to Tara Martin Talk about Overcoming Fear Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe […]

How and Why to Build Powerful Relationships with Students

Darrell "Coach D" Andrews on Episode 571

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Do you have that difficult student who seems to fight you each time you try to reach him? Coach D was that student. He tells a powerful story of a teacher who was a reacher in his life and changed his life with a two minute conversation in sixth grade. For all of those teachers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teen Genius Says “I Learned Nothing from Lecture”

Gitanjali Rao talks about her learning journey on episode 556

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She was named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017 by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with a patent-pending device to detect lead in water faster than any other current techniques. She then open-sourced this device so people can use the technology across the world. In today’s show, Gitanjali talks about her learning journey […]

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 […]