How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

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Robert Kalman’s middle schoolers are designing in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). In this episode, Robert gives us his insights and tips into the best tools and tips in AR and VR today. From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform – Robert will share simple tools you can start […]

How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

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In this heartwarming episode, Christie shares one of the stories of how she knows she is making a difference. She also shares encouragement for the days when teachers fall short. For 21 years, Christie Thompson has loved teaching. She’s a guidance counselor and teacher of the year for her school this year in Texas. As […]

Trust and Grace in the Classroom

Alana Stanton talks about what matters in the classroom

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Each year, many educators select a word or two for the year. Kindergarten teacher Alana Stanton, shares her words, “Grace” and “trust” and how she applies them to her classroom, student and parent relationships, and her teaching practice every day. Get inspired to do and be more and to live life with trust and grace […]

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

Dr. Rebekah Dyer helps us understand how to reach all learners

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As students with learning differences are put into general classroom spaces, many teachers have misconceptions about including these special students in their classrooms. Dr. Rebekah Dyer talks about these misconceptions and how we can work to reach every child. Listen to Dr. Rebekah Dyer talk about reaching every child Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream […]

STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

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Language arts classrooms can use more than books to teach. Kate Hodges, a language arts teacher in Ohio, shares how she uses project-based learning (PBL), making, and more to help students learn language arts. Sponsor: Adobe I use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach digital filmmaking in my classroom. I love it because videos and the […]

3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

Michael Drezek shares about Our Global Classroom and other ways we can collaborate (for free!)

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Connect your classroom! It can be done. Today Michael Drezek takes us into the “Our Global Classroom” Community and shares three of the many ways students are collaborating. Join in! Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. They have two STEM challenges running now. The Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good […]

How to Teach Bravery

Michelle Cottrell-Williams on episode 603

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Bravery, vulnerability, acceptance of others, acceptance of yourself — these can be difficult things to teach. Today’s guest, Michelle Cottrell-Williams talks about how she teaches this in her classroom. Today’s Sponsor is Advancement Courses. Now is the time to plan your professional development with Advancement Courses. They offer over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in […]

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 Everybody Do Math

Vanessa Vakharia gives us the language to help kids overcome adversity in learning

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Learning can be hard. Many students struggle. Teachers can struggle to help students learn content but what do we do when students have thinking that is limiting their ability to learn. In today’s show, we talk about math, but the language and metaphors that Vanessa Vakharia shares today can be used in any subject. These […]

Creating Positive Learning Environments

As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together. Today Kevin Stoller gives us ideas to make our learning environments more positive places to interact. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites youth, ages 4-15, to submit their […]