How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

The last few weeks of school can be the hardest – even in a face to face classroom. Some teachers are finding that online, it is almost impossible.Are your grade books like Swiss Cheese? Are there kids who are just missing? Today, Mary Howard, a sixth-grade science teacher in New York, talks about how we […]

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

Google Classroom has been the tool of choice for many schools. Did you know that you need to “close out” the school year to set yourself up for success in the fall? In this episode, Kasey and I discuss how to effectively close out the school year. Check the blog post for more links to […]

What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a Distance Learning Spring?

What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a COVID-19 Spring?

Today Joseph Fatheree, award-winning teacher and thought-leader talks about the conversations administrators, policymakers, and teachers are having about what “the Fall” looks like in K12 education. There are so many scenarios that could be possible but Joseph shares his thoughts. I hope you’ll share your thoughts on Twitter as we talk about this. Sponsor: My […]

Boom Cards: Engagement for Learning from a Distance

Boom Cards: Engagement for Learning from a Distance

During distance learning, some teachers have found a new way to engage students — Boom Cards. Mary Howard is one of those teachers. She says it excites her sixth grade students in New York and gives us the low-down on why Boom Cards are so exciting and how she uses them for assessment and learning. […]

Why Second and Third Chances Matter for Kids

New Hampshire State Teacher of the Year 2020, Kim Piper, works within the prison population of the state. She shares what she has learned from her time working with some amazing students in the prison system and compares it to what she learned as a middle school teacher as well. What she’s discovered can help […]

Why Kids Never Stop Moving: Neuroscience and a Student’s Need to Move

Neuroscience and a Student's Need to Move

Why Kids Never Stop Moving: Neuroscience and a Student's Need to Move

Have you ever wondered why kids never stop moving? Suzanne Cresswell shares the neuroscience behind student’s need for movement. This is one of the most popular posts we’ve aired on the 10 minute teacher and right now is a great time to remember what we know about movement and student academic and physical growth. Sponsor: […]

Absolutely Essential SEL Skills We Need During the Pandemic

Critical SEL Skills for Students, Parents and Teachers During the Pandemic

Students, parents, and teachers have social emotional learning skills that are needed in today’s climate. Dr. Amy Cranston helps us understand how we can help our children (and families and schools) make it through this difficult time. Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, we know how critical it is to make sure kids are equipped with […]

5 Ways to Build Effective Social Emotional Learning Environments Online

5 Ways to Build Effective Social Emotional Learning Environments with Amy Cranston

The current education climate has created unique social emotional challenges for students, parents, and teachers alike. Today, Dr. Amy Cranston helps us understand how to create effective social emotional learning (SEL) environments online. As we move forward and plan, we need to make sure that the environments we create for learning help children thrive educationally […]

4 Security Issues for Schools During Covid19 Distance Education

security Concerns during distance learning by Vicki Davis

Schools spend time, resources, and focus on security. Now, that security is moving online. What was once relegated to the IT department is now everybody’s business. In today’s show, I share four security issues that are on my mind. First, video conferencing security. Second, encouraging parents to conduct a security audit in the content management […]

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. Scroll down to see the list of links and listen to the show to hear how I’m using these tools with teachers and students. Sponsor: See 10 Professional Development Courses to Improve Your Online Classroom which I shared […]