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Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 07/28/2019

Teaching Kids with Teaching Kids with "Paper Packets" due to Coronavirus closures with Dee Ross Kalman

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Some teachers (and students) don't have a choice. Because they have no internet connection, school closures mean "paper packets." Three weeks of them. Today's teacher recorded this episode the day she spent at school making three weeks of paper packets and how she struggled to bring excellent teaching home to her students even when technology is out of the question. Dee Ross Kalman Dee Ross Kalman (she/her) is a middle school STEM teacher in Hackensack, NJ. She has taught in New Jersey public schools for 13 years and is formerly a special education & mathematics educator. Ms. Kalman's is...

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Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson #covid19 #coronavirus show art Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson #covid19 #coronavirus

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As schools are working to blend teaching or go completely online, what about science? Isn't science supposed to be totally hands-on? In today's session, we interview an instructional technology coach and the executive producer of Science Around Cincy, a web series that features the scientists and engineers in the Cincinnati area. He reflects on how to use resources to teach science and how to make it as hands-on as possible even at home.  Resources Mentioned on the Show All the episodes of Science Around Cincy are tied to science curriculum and have paired teacher resources for students...

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16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus show art 16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

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As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best. We have one more reason-- when you already have an online space for your classroom, it is a smaller step to teaching totally online when necessary. Whether you want to or not, go ahead and set up now.  I'll also be sharing more resources this week on my blog, podcast, and social media accounts and in my . Get the show notes at  

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Motivating Your School on Mondays with Mark French show art Motivating Your School on Mondays with Mark French

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Dr. Mark French is a principal who is redefining the role. Not only is his book he co-authored "Principals in Action: Redefining the Role" but he lives it every day on the playground, in the lunchroom, and everywhere around his campus. Today he talks about how he starts strong on Mondays inspiring and encouraging his campus to be the greatest version of themselves.   Today's Sponsor - Free Classroom Management Webinar: On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Go...

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5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis show art 5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis

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Is your classroom out of control? Are you struggling to teach but student behavior is getting in the way? Today, classroom management expert, Linda Kardamis gives us a place to start.   Today's Sponsor - Free Classroom Management Webinar: On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Go to  to learn more and sign up for this free webinar on classroom management. Linda is in this podcast, however, all content in the show is hers and my own opinions. Linda Kardamis...

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4 Ways to Go Upstream to Solve Problems with Dan Heath show art 4 Ways to Go Upstream to Solve Problems with Dan Heath

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You can solve problems by going Upstream. Dan Heath, the author of the new book , 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 the first city that eradicated homelessness. Dan shares four strategies to move upstream to solve problems in schools and in our world today.   Today's Sponsor - Free Classroom Management Webinar: On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of...

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How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman show art How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

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Robert Kalman's middle schoolers are designing in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). In this episode, Robert gives us his insights and tips into the best tools and tips in AR and VR today. From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform - Robert will share simple tools you can start using with your students today.   Today's Sponsor - Free Classroom Management Webinar: On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Go to  to...

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How to Program (and Use) Google App Scripts with Alice Keeler show art How to Program (and Use) Google App Scripts with Alice Keeler

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If you're using the Google Suite for Education, Google App Scripts can save you time. Alice Keeler talks about how she programs Google App scripts, some add ons she's made, and some you can use to help improve what you're doing in your classroom! Today's Sponsor: On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Go to to learn more and sign up for this free webinar on classroom management. Alice Keeler Teacher and mom of 5, Alice Keeler is the Google-crowned “Queen of Spreadsheets”,...

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Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins show art Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins

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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 (ISTE 2018). He helps us understand triggers, news literacy, and how we can help our students effectively analyze news in a world where health issues and news tend to go viral. We have to help our students live in this world. Have the conversations now.   Darren Hudgins Bio As Submitted Darren Hudgins is the CEO of Think | Do | Thrive...

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5 Reasons Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers is a Bad Idea with Jody Stallings show art 5 Reasons Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers is a Bad Idea with Jody Stallings

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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. Jody Stallings - Bio As Submitted Jody Stallings has been an award-winning public school teacher in Charleston, South Carolina, since 1992. He is director of the Charleston Teacher Alliance and an adjunct professor with the American Public University System. He writes the weekly...

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Math teacher Lauren Harris had a problem. Students weren't remembering important concepts from the previous year that she knew she had taught. How could she help students remember? Her answer is that she includes meaningful projects in her curriculum. In today's show, Lauren gives us a quick overview, how-to, and ideas for planning your own projects that will help students learn and remember.

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Lauren Harris - Bio As Submitted

Lauren is in her tenth year of teaching at the high school and collegiate level and is also currently an eleventh-grade dean and mathematics teacher at University Liggett School, in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. She previously was and currently is a lead speaker at the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference where she shares her passion about mathematics electives and her History of Mathematics course.

Twitter: @harrishousemath