10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen

Students experiencing the coronavirus crisis are experiencing trauma. So are teachers and parents. In today’s show, learn the ten principles (and a bonus) to help us encourage and help others as we work through this crisis together. This is an important listen for those struggling to figure out how to help kids. Advancement Courses is […]

How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom. Check out the full video here:   Listen to the Audio File   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking […]

Motivating Your School on Mondays with Mark French

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Dr. Mark French is a principal who is redefining the role. Not only is the book he co-authored “Principals in Action: Redefining the Role” but he lives it every day on the playground, in the lunchroom, and everywhere around his campus. Today he talks about how he starts strong on Mondays inspiring and encouraging his […]

Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins talks about how to help kids sort through viral news stories

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As the Coronavirus spreads, so does the news about it. Some stories are accurate. Some stories are not. And some stories are full of half-truths. All designed to get people to read and for the clicks to come. Today’s guest, Darren Hudgins is co-author of Fact VS Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking In The Age of […]

Smart Risk Taking in Education

Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education

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Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress. Kristen Nan, a third-grade teacher, co-authored a book with her assistant superintendent. It was a risk, for sure, but Kristen talks about the risks she is and has taken in her classroom and how it has improved learning for everyone. Get inspired […]

Teaching Fireworks: Why Zest Simmons Loves Teaching #LoveTeaching

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Zest Simmons is an award-winning AP English recognized for how she helps diverse students achieve excellence. In this episode, she tells her story for #LoveTeaching week. Presently, Zest Simmons is an award-winning AP Teacher and Alabama State Teacher of the Year 2019. As can be seen from her story, she tells of the love for […]

Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers

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You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Teacher Dustin Harnish proves it. Dustin Harnish teaches seventh-grade social studies with Spheros, 3d printing, and engaging activities. But he uses far more than technology to engage students. Listen all the way to the end to learn how he ends his school […]

Student Leadership Through a Student-Led Podcast

Hans Appel with the Award Winning Culture Podcast

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Award-Winning Culture is a student podcast led by teacher Hans Appel. Hear the story behind this exciting student podcast and get inspired to start a student podcast at your school. He shares his starting story, how he keeps it going with an annual podcast retreat, and how he surprises his students with a listener testimonial […]

How to Build School Culture and Student Relationships

Danny Steele helps us grow and improve

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We can build a positive school culture that includes good student relationships. From building a wall of dreams to bringing our best energy, Danny Steele encourages us to grow and connect with colleagues and students. Sponsor: Adobe I use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach digital filmmaking in my classroom. I love it because videos and […]

Be the One for Kids!

Principal Ryan Sheehy encourages educators to reach hard to reach children

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Children need educators to reach into their world and relate to them. When struggling students find an educator who connects to them, life change can result. While one educator can’t possibly reach every child, every educator can reach some child. Over a lifetime, every educator could possibly transform many children. Today, Ryan Sheehy, principal and […]