Sustainability Spotlight: How to Empower Students to Tackle Sustainability Issues

Sustainability Spotlight: How to Empower Students to Tackle Sustainability Issues

We can tackle sustainability issues by empowering students. I would also think that this could apply to helping students be part of the solution for health in their communities and schools. Let’s face it, if we’re going to solve hard problems, we need lots of minds, hands, and feet involved in moving towards the solution. […]

The Covid-19 Education Question: Is this Really Learning?

On this show, the topic is — what are kids really learning? Here’s the thing, every situation is a learning opportunity. And while many pundits argue that this “isn’t really learning” – I believe that the times right now are actually teaching children some of the most important things they’ll ever learn – just not […]

6 Super Parent and Teacher Resources to Promote Social Emotional Learning at Home

Children need social and emotional learning skills to cope. But how do we integrate SEL into remote lesson plans? In this post, I’ll share how we can help students volunteer from home. Volunteering opportunities are one of the easiest ways to make SEL actionable at home. Here are 6 steps to help it happen. This […]

How a 17 Year Old Student in New York is Giving Back

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High school junior Jameson Cohen was looking forward to Spring Baseball Season. When he found out he’d be spending it at home, he turned it into a season of giving back. Not only was he able to feed and connect with people in need, he created a special organization called “Circle of Friends” — designed […]

How To Be Kind In #covid19

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We can separate in physical distance, but we don’t have to be apart in heart. Let’s process our grieving emotions and come through understanding that we need to be physically distant, but we still need to be socially connected. First, let me tell you how I learned the lesson of staying away from people back […]

4 Ways to Go Upstream to Solve Problems with Dan Heath

You can solve problems by going Upstream. Dan Heath, the author of the new book Upstream, talks about the principles the Chicago Public School system used to go from a 52% graduation rate to one close to 80% in just a few years. Some of the same principles were used in Rockford, Illinois to be […]

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 […]

Powerful Student Voices: Helping the World Understand Kids

Leah Juelke helps refugee students tell their stories

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Leah Juelke, 2018 North Dakota State Teacher of the Year, works with EL English and Speech in Fargo, North Dakota. She has helped children under her care tell their stories and have a voice for their experiences. Recently, some of her students help shape state policy towards refugees by telling their stories. Hear the brave, […]

How to Build School Culture and Student Relationships

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How to Build School Culture and Student Relationship

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 […]

5 Starters for a Strong Team

Jamy Bechler focuses on leadership

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You can’t always pick your team but you can start helping your team come together and work like one. Jamy Bechler, host of the Success is a Choice podcast shares five ways to start building a strong team today. From knowing your purpose to developing leaders, adding value, connecting, and sharing responsibility – learn some […]