5 Questions We Ask While Using Rubrics

Rubrics can be helpful. But when are they not helpful? What mistakes do we make when using rubrics? English teacher, Dr. Scott N. Forrest shares the five questions they ask at his school when working with rubrics. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Dr. Scott N. Forrest Scott […]

Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading

Barb Gilman (known as @barbinnebraska) has a classroom rich with a love of reading. Today she talks about strategies any teacher can use to help kids love reading. She starts with a sign posting what she’s reading now! I’ve heard other educators (including my friend Todd Nesloney) who have teachers in their schools post what […]

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

PBL Software Review

Project Pals PBL Software

Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.   As I’ve been testing this app with my students, I’ve found some exciting features. In this […]

Overcoming 5 Barriers to the Implementation of PBL

John Larmer on Episode 385 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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John Larmer, the editor at the Buck Institute, talks about common barriers to effective project-based learning and how to overcome them. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast […]

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds

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The Really Good StuffⓇ Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Recently, I took a tour of this amazing app. Perhaps you’re wondering how more than 150 apps can be inside one? It is possible. The Really Good Stuff team has curated the best apps in education for the K-2 […]

One Way to Help Kids with the Trauma and Drama of Life

Dianne Maroney on Episode 369 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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The Imagine Project has free journals and lesson plans that help students cope with the drama and trauma of life. Dianne Maroney helps teachers understand writing strategies shown to help children appreciate resilience in themselves and one another. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of […]

The Thank You Project #MondayMotivation

Morgan Toal shares on episode 356 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Teacher Morgan Toal shares the powerful writing project that she calls the “Thank You Project” – what a great way to be kind and considerate and teach writing at the same time! This is a fantastic project to consider around Thanksgiving, at the end of the school year or something you could do throughout the […]

Motivating Kids to Read and Write: Sparks in the Dark

Todd Nesloney and Travis Crowder on Episode 346 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Todd Nelsoney and Travis Crowder talk about some of the ideas to get kids excited about reading and writing from their book “Sparks in the Dark.” We can motivate and excite kids about reading and writing. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Bios as Submitted Travis Crowder Travis […]

Inspiring a Love of Writing in Fifth Graders

Episode 343 with Faith Marie Brody

Classroom teacher Faith Maria Brody talks about how she inspires a love of writing in her fifth graders. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. Get a discount off […]

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

Jacqui Murray in the #4 episode of the year so far

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. We’re counting them down! This is the #4 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher. Sponsor: Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level […]