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 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 […]

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 […]

8 Ways to to Engage Every Learner

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You can engage every learner as you head back to school. I share eight ways to engage every learner as we head back to school in this special extended bonus episode. This was first shared at Pear Fair and you can see the extended video there as well. Thank you Peardeck for sponsoring today’s show […]

Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math

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When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Is their brain in a ready state? In today’s show, Liesl McConchie shares how to help students get their brains ready to learn from the moment they walk into the classroom. Learn How to Prepare the Brain to Teach Math with Liesl McConchie […]

How to Have Deeper Learning and Better Schools

Jal Mehta from the Harvard School of Education Shares How

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Deeper Learning can happen as we work to connect with students and transform them into critical thinkers as well as knowledgeable about our content areas. Professor Jal Mehta from the Harvard University School of Education has co-written an award-winning book “In Search of Deeper Learning” and reflects on how deeper learning can happen at the […]

5 Steps to Fact Checking – Digital Literacy in Action

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As we teach students how to discern the truth, Amanda Brace has five steps for fact-checking that she teaches her students. Digital literacy is an essential topic for all of us and this show will help teachers (and parents) understand a simple way to help their students work through topics to get to the truth. […]

What Really Happened in Hybrid Classrooms This Year

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Today’s episode focuses on the realities of hybrid teaching. Tennille Johnston is an award-winning science teacher in Texas who is speaking out about what really happened this school year. She bravely reflects on the real struggles, challenges, and quality of education in the school year 2020-2021. Her words reflect the honesty of a hard year […]

How to Encourage Youth Leadership on Your Campus

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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 […]