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How Should We Evaluate Leaders?

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 01/24/2019

5 Ideas for Building Staff Morale show art 5 Ideas for Building Staff Morale

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

How do you build staff morale? Brad Shreffler has five ideas to help us as you work to build bridges of trust and relationship with your colleagues at school. Enjoy coming to school because you love working with your colleagues. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject areas that are self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally...

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Why I #LoveTeaching with Vicki Davis show art Why I #LoveTeaching with Vicki Davis

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

As part of #LoveTeaching week, I recorded some thoughts on why I love teaching. But I also have to share some of my heart about teaching, our future, and all of the amazing things our profession does for the future. Please share your story for #LoveTeaching week too! Vicki Davis - Host Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and Instructional Technology Director. She has been blogging at the Cool Cat Teacher blog since 2005 and has traveled the world and written two books about edtech and collaborative technologies. She has hosted the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast since 2017 where she...

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How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching show art How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

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In this heartwarming episode, Christie shares one of the stories of how she knows she is making a difference. She also shares encouragement for the days when teachers fall short. For 21 years, Christie Thompson has loved teaching. She's a guidance counselor and teacher of the year for her school this year in Texas. As we continue to celebrate #LoveTeaching week, remember to share your story of why you love to teach.   Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject areas that are self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go...

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Powerful Student Voices: Helping the World Understand Kids #LoveTeaching show art Powerful Student Voices: Helping the World Understand Kids #LoveTeaching

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Leah Juelke, 2018 North Dakota State Teacher of the Year, works with EL English and Speech in Fargo, North Dakota. She has helped children under her care tell their stories and have a voice for their experiences. Recently, some of her students help shape state policy towards refugees by telling their stories. Hear the brave, heartbreaking and heart making words of Leah Juelke and her students as we continue to celebrate why we #LoveTeaching this week.   Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject areas that are self-paced...

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Teaching Fireworks: Why Zest Simmons Loves Teaching #LoveTeaching show art Teaching Fireworks: Why Zest Simmons Loves Teaching #LoveTeaching

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We can get out of education, but the kids can't. Today's students need educators who love them and who love teaching. Zest Simmons, award-winning AP Teacher and Alabama State Teacher of the Year 2019 tells the story of how she ignites learning and loves students in her classroom. We can reach every child. Zest talks about how.   Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject areas that are self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate...

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Get Inspired and Celebrate #LoveTeaching Week show art Get Inspired and Celebrate #LoveTeaching Week

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Love Teaching Week Begins Today! February 14 is the beginning of #LoveTeaching week. Each day there are challenges and prompts so check Twitter and We Love Teaching.org () for how you can participate. Today we start as Stacey McAdoo, Arkansas State Teacher of the Year 2019, tells her story of why she loves teaching! Get ready to be inspired.   Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject areas that are self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just...

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4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces show art 4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Makerspaces? Nicholas Provenzano, the author of the book, , gives us four tips to get started with effective PBL and Makerspace use in your school and classroom.   Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject areas that are self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally...

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Trust and Grace in the Classroom show art Trust and Grace in the Classroom

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Each year, many educators select a word or two for the year. Kindergarten teacher Alana Stanton, shares her words, "Grace" and "trust" and how she applies them to her classroom, student and parent relationships, and her teaching practice every day. Get inspired to do and be more and to live life with trust and grace every day. What is your word?   Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject areas that are self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just...

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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020 show art 4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

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Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology. From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern era.   Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject areas that are self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just...

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Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies show art Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

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You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Teacher Dustin Harnish proves it. Dustin Harnish teaches seventh-grade social studies with Spheros, 3d printing, and engaging activities. But he uses far more than technology to engage students. Listen all the way to the end to learn how he ends his school year with a powerful bang! Let's engage kids and use edtech. We can reach kids! Dustin Harnish - Bio as Submitted Dustin Harnish is a seventh grade Social Studies teacher for the Troy School District in Troy Michigan. His educational interest is to create a highly...

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