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

Zest Simmons on episode 626

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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 […]

6 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

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Communication can be challenging for many who feel invisible. In today’s show, Dr. William Lane offers encouragement for those who struggle to communicate. With six simple steps, he helps us understand how to empower those who struggle to communicate by starting small. I hope this show will help educators both empathize and encourage our students […]

How to Make Math Moments That Matter

Kyle Pearce shares how to inspire math learning

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Math shouldn’t break your heart. It should excite you and your students. But how? Let’s move from boring, rote, repetitive math to a math class that sparks curiosity, makes sense and ignites joy. Kyle Pearce, co-creator of mathmoments.com gives us a high-level view of how every math teacher can make math moments that matter. Then, […]

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

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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 […]