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Building Positive Relationships Between Administrators and Teachers

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 01/28/2019

How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance show art How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Many of us are learning to traverse between online and in-person learning environments. Our guest Aaron Johnson, author of , shares with us how to better engage students through Zoom, so we can all teach effectively at a distance.   Sponsor: GoGuardian The has valuable classroom research and information on distance learning best practices. This must-read report is funded by GoGuardian and includes a meta-analysis of best practices in engaging distance learning. We can improve engagement with our students - no matter where they are learning. Thank you GoGuardian for sponsoring this...

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4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement with Mariana Aguilar show art 4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement with Mariana Aguilar

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Our focus on the frontlines of education is to keep students engaged. We can never get enough ideas on how to help our students stay excited, engaged, and learning. Our guest today Mariana Aguilar is going to share with us four key factors for student engagement that she has come across in her research. Sponsor: GoGuardian The has valuable classroom research and information on distance learning best practices. This must-read report is funded by GoGuardian and includes a meta-analysis of best practices in engaging distance learning. We can improve engagement with our students - no matter...

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3 Ways to Activate Genius Mode & Creativity (Even at a Distance) with David Dubczak show art 3 Ways to Activate Genius Mode & Creativity (Even at a Distance) with David Dubczak

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David "Creative Dave" Dubczak is a middle school teacher who sparks creativity. In today's show, he defines creativity and the two kinds of creative thinking to understand: divergent and convergent thinking. Then, he gives us three ways to activate "Genius Mode" and spark creativity in our students along with examples of what he's doing in his classes. We can spark creativity even at a distance! David "Creative Dave" Dubczak - Bio as Submitted David Dubczak, a.k.a Creative Dave, loves helping people be more creative. He believes everyone has their own secret “Genius Mode,” and creative...

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5 Ways to Be Kind Right Now with Houston Kraft show art 5 Ways to Be Kind Right Now with Houston Kraft

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With 2020 and everything going on, there are countless reasons why being kind is important right now, both in and out of the classroom. In this episode, I sit down with fellow kindness advocate Houston Kraft, public speaker, curriculum developer, and co-founder of . Houston will talk with us about the value of kindness, 5 ways to be kind right now, and where to start.   Houston Kraft - Bio as Submitted Houston is a speaker, curriculum developer, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded  - curriculum and trainings that...

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How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell show art How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell

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Teaching online is challenging for many teachers. In this show, we talk about best practices to re-engage students, the common mistakes districts are making, and teachers' importance right now. You'll find this show encouraging, challenging, and relevant to right now - and you'll get some new ideas! Sponsor: Hāpara Google Classroom is great, but as education standards evolve, there are a few things lacking. Admin teams require better analytics. Students need a one-shot view of their tasks and want everything on one page. And as you know, teachers desperately need better monitoring...

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15 Ways to Make Google Classroom Better for Everyone show art 15 Ways to Make Google Classroom Better for Everyone

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Today, I'm giving you another peek into my classroom, this time, to share tips for getting the most out of your Google Classroom. In this episode, you'll hear 15 better practices when using Google Classroom, from habits to technical tools. The full transcript is available on the show's blog post at: Sponsor - Hāpara Google Classroom is great, but as education standards evolve, there are a few things lacking. Admin teams require better analytics. Students need a one-shot view of their tasks and want everything on one page. And as you know, teachers desperately need better monitoring...

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Current Research and 4 Trauma Informed Principles to Help Students Now show art Current Research and 4 Trauma Informed Principles to Help Students Now

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We've updated the popular show from the spring with current research in October 2020 with Dr. Eric Rossen, the Director of professional development and standards for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) which has created a recent . In today's show, Dr. Rossen helps us understand how we can help children wherever they are learning and wherever we are teaching. Sponsor: Impero Teachers are often a first line of defense when it comes to looking out for students’ wellbeing.  I’ve discovered an amazing that can help.  is a free, cloud-based solution that helps...

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How I Teach About Big Data and Lesson Plan show art How I Teach About Big Data and Lesson Plan

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In this episode, I give you a peek into my classroom. I take a topic that isn't super simple -- databases -- and show how I teach it with 2 simple projects, some game based learning, concrete examples, and how my students all master the topic in five days. While you might not be interested in Big Data or Databases, it is part of your student's future and so it is good to be introduced to the topic. Of interest to most of you, however, will be how I plan lessons. I design ahead for common mistakes, use concrete examples, use formative assessment and don't test but have mastery from all my...

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9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now show art 9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now

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Rachelle Dene Poth shares 9 of her favorite EdTech ideas that you can easily use now, no matter what your classroom environment requirements are. Teachers are looking for easy and helpful resources, and right now with so much going on searching for the best solutions can be overwhelming, and Rachelle is a great resource to tap into for all things EdTech.   Sponsor: Planboard & Chalk As we prepare to teach in a blended or distance learning environment, a rock-solid lesson planner is a must. I use a free program called for my lesson planning. My school uses Planboard with ’s...

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Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL with Erica Boomsma show art Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL with Erica Boomsma

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Erica Boomsma is in South Dakota where they have been teaching in face to face school for the last four weeks. She talks about the fears she had in going back, the protocols they are using and the positive experiences they are having amidst the masks and shields. Face to face school may be a better alternative than many imagine - even those who struggle with worry. Listen to Erica's experience and figure out how you can prepare yourself and your students for the day you walk back into your classroom.   Sponsor: Planboard & Chalk As we prepare to teach in a blended or distance learning...

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While teachers might need to put students first, Dr. Brad Johnson makes the point in his book Putting Teachers First: How to Inspire, Motivate, and Connect with Your Staff that administrators need to focus on teachers in order to help students. He also shares techniques for building positive relationships between administrators and teachers including a different take on classroom visits to make them more positive.

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