How to Close the Learning Gap

Dr. Rachael George shares advice on how to help kids now

Students are returning to school and teachers and administrators know a learning gap is there. What do we do about it? How do we close the gap without stressing everyone out? Turnaround principal Rachael George tells us how. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 280 online graduate-level PD courses in 20 subject areas that […]

Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It

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Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach – even when teaching online. This important topic will help all of us become better teachers in challenging times. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 280 online […]

Going hybrid or already have? Join the conversation

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My friend Larry Ferlazzo in California looks like he’s going hybrid. If you have been doing hybrid teaching, with students in classroom & online at same time, what is the one most important piece of advice you would offer to those of us who are likely to be starting this for first time in coming […]

Creating Fun Family & Classroom Experiences for Kids Online

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We can create fun ways to enjoy time with our families online in Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, and more. Today’s guest, Sandi Johnson, is an IT Integrator in Indianapolis. She has created fun events for neighbors and families as well as her students to celebrate and grow closer during this time. If you are wondering […]

5 Health Tips for Teachers to Stay Healthy

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Richard Byrne is a busy teacher. He teaches full time during the day. He writes his Free Tech for Teachers Blog. He’s a father of two, and active in many online spaces. And yet — he takes time to take care of himself. Today you·ll learn how to achieve better health and wellness with these […]

5 Ways to Build Trust Between Principals and Teachers Now

Craig Randall shares how to improve the dialog and improve teaching

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Things can be a little tense between teachers and the principals, but less in-person communication can put a real strain on those relationships, and eventually, turn into distrust. To alleviate those problems, today·s guest, Craig Randall, wrote Trust-Based Observations. His experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal in the US and overseas led him […]

Edupreneur Rising – How Educators Are Creating Side Businesses

Dr. Will Deymaport talks about the profit and purpose behind edupreneurs

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In today’s episode, Dr. Will Deymaport talks about the trends, topics, and timeliness of something called, edupreneurship. Teachers everywhere are doing some inventive things to make ends meet. In March 2019, Dr. Will made a documentary The Edupreneur. Learn about the trends shaping how educators work and make money now besides their classroom work. Sponsor:  It’s […]

Save Time with The 5 Minute Lesson Plan with Ross McGill

Learn about resources and methods you can use to save time!

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In today’s episode, Ross McGill, shares his powerful 5 minute lesson plan format that the UK Department of Education has listed as a best practice for teacher effectiveness and time savings. His tips will save you some valuable time. Teachers can spend hours typing up and writing a lesson plan that takes just 30 or […]

A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

Researcher Pamela Livingston Gaudet shares her findings

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Yes, 2020 has been a year like no other, and today’s guest, Pamela Livingston Guadet, interviewed a wide variety of school tech directors to hear their stories of triage teaching during the COVID-19 emergency. Today, she shares their wisdom, including the positives, negatives, the things that shocked her, and what her research shows that everyone […]

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

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One of the most popular shows of 2018 was with Tom Mullaney on Google Jamboard so we’ve updated it for 2021! In this show, Tom shows us how teachers are using Google Jamboard, why it is so popular, and how you can use it to teach. Let’s Jam! Sponsor:  It’s a new year and time […]