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 […]

5 Reasons Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers is a Bad Idea

Jody Stallings shares the facts

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Some districts and schools use test scores to hold teachers “accountable.” But what if this practice is hurting the very kids it is trying to help. Teacher and columnist Jody Stallings shares what he uncovered when he looked at this practice and why using test scores to evaluate teachers is a very bad idea. Listen […]

What Really Engages Students

Heather Wolpert-Gawron talks about current research

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Heather Wolpert-Gawron surveyed over two thousand students from every US state and type of school to find out what engages them in learning. She discovered some surprising trends that will impact how we teach teachers to teach and how we look at a school altogether. Variety may not only be the spice of life but […]

Take the LEAP – Don’t Sit and Stick

Elisabeth Bostwick encourages us to make progress

Creating the culture in your classroom can help you be a better and happier teacher and can help your students learn better and be happier too. Today’s guest, Elisabeth Bostwick takes us into her classroom to share how she creates a luminous learning environment where learners are empowered by authentic learning that unleashes their potential. […]

Organic Edtech Coaching

Adam Juarez on successful edtech coaching

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Edtech coaching can be improved with “walkarounds” and interaction between edtech coaches and teachers. Adam Juarez talks about organic edtech coaching and how to cultivate those relationships.   Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they […]

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 […]

5 Ideas for Building Staff Morale

Brad Shreffler shares his ideas

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How do you build staff morale? Brad Shreffler has five ideas to help us as you work to build bridges of trust and relationship with your colleagues at school. Enjoy coming to school because you love working with your colleagues. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject […]

Why I #LoveTeaching – Vicki Davis

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As part of #LoveTeaching week, I recorded some thoughts on why I love teaching. But I also have to share some of my heart about teaching, our future, and all of the amazing things our profession does for the future. Please share your story for #LoveTeaching week too! Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over […]

#LoveTeaching Week Starts Today!

Love Teaching Week Begins Today! February 14 is the beginning of #LoveTeaching week. Each day there are challenges and prompts so check Twitter and We Love Teaching.org (https://www.weloveteaching.org/) for how you can participate. Today we start as Stacey McAdoo, Arkansas State Teacher of the Year 2019, tells her story of why she loves teaching! Get […]

4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? Nicholas Provenzano, the author of the book, Beyond the Poster Board, gives us four tips to get started with effective PBL and Maker space use in your school and classroom. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in […]