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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years.

What’s New in Digital Leadership version 2 with Eric Sheninger

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Eric Sheninger on episode 496 Eric Sheninger has rewritten his popular book Digital Leadership. In this show, learn what he added and what has changed.

How I Overcame Adversity

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episode 500 Many people are destroyed by bullying, teasing, and the challenges of youth. Over the years, I’ve often contemplated why my story was so different. Why did I overcome? Why wasn’t I broken beyond repair? Today, we celebrate 500 episodes.

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How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

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Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. On today’s show, Julie discusses these four shifts and how it compares to other models such as SAMR.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning

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Regina Giraldo-García on episode 498 Dr. Regina Giraldo-García shares her research on what makes effective blended learning that promotes student leadership and a student-centered approach.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

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Connie Hamilton on Episode 495 To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques. Connie Hamilton, author of Hacking Questions: 11 Answers That Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom. SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging.

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How to Build Trust with Your Students

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CJ Reynolds on episode 486 Students need to trust their teachers. The result is better relationships, better learning, and a better quality of experience for everyone — teachers and students included! Today’s featured educator is CJ Reynolds, a teacher in West Philadelphia.

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How to Talk to Kids About Poverty

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Jaime Casap on Episode 494 Jaime Casap, Google’s Education Evangelist, grew up in poverty. Today, he shares his story and encouragement to help teachers reach children from a variety of backgrounds. You’ll want to listen to this encouraging show!

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Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

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Episode 491 Schools are being targeted with “spearfishing” attacks – a new form of phishing that is quite deceptive.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

How to Give Effective Feedback that Works

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Teachers spend hours giving effective feedback only to have students not respond or use it to improve. In this case, one could argue that the teacher isn’t giving effective feedback because it is not being used to learn.

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Why Teaching Languages Is Actually Very Important

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Diego Ojeda on episode 453 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Diego Ojeda talks about why languages are still so important in today’s world. He also advocates for why we all need to learn multiple languages. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

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Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits.

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

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Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching

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Jared Cooney Horvath on episode 465 of the 10-Minute Teacher Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, author of Stop Talking, Start Influencing:12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick gives us five ways that recent neuroscience research can help us improve our classroom teaching.

PBIS, Discipline, and Compassion Fatigue

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Melissa Mann on episode 488 When I shared a USA Today Article on PBIS on my Facebook page , teachers started responding and yelled volumes about mis-implementation mis-understandings and mis-use of discipline — specifically PBIS — in their schools.

How to Transform the American High School

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Sarah Fine on episode 484 Dr. Sarah Fine, co-author of In Search of Deeper Learning, The Quest to Remake the American High School talks about her research into remarkable high school experiences. Scroll down to download the transcript for this episode.

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5 Ways to Leverage Play In Your Class Today

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Jill Vialet on episode 490 Play belongs in every classroom. Today, Jill Vialet from Playworks shows us how. Listen to the Show About Play Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

How to Teach AI in the Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning , talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today.

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How To Help Kids Ask More Amazing Questions Now

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Erin Murphy on Episode 459 The Right Question Technique is being used by educators around the world to help children ask better questions. Erin Murphy talks about how we can implement some simple techniques to improve student questions today. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef.

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Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tom Murray reflects on his first 1:1 program seventeen years ago with Palm Pilots. He’s concerned that we often celebrate low-level learning.

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

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Vicki Davis on episode 205 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When I first started teaching, I used to believe some things about the profession that I just don’t believe any more.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

My Kids Hate Their Desks! (And What I Did About It!)

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Brooke Markle on episode 468 of the 10-Minute Teacher Brooke Markle, a veteran middle-level English educator, realized that her kids hated their desks. They wiggled. They moved. They struggled to pay attention. So, with a limited budget, she decided to change her classroom to give students a choice.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

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Karen Voglesang on episode 209 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom.

Rocking TpT This Summer

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Want to start working with Teachers Pay Teachers this summer? Pam Olivieri from Rockin’ Resources tells us how to get started. Listen to Pam Olivieri talk about Tpt Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

What Happens When a Statistics Class is Taught with PBL

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Emma Chiappetta on episode 463 of the 10-Minute Teacher Emma Chiappetta, Utah State Teacher of the Year 2017, uses a project-based learning approach for statistics.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

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Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef.

The Future of 5G in Education

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A Video Shot by CBS Interactive and T-Mobile in my classroom What kind of impact will 5G have on education? Recently a film crew from CBS Interactive for T-Mobile came to my campus to film my predictions on just that topic. Take a look at the full video here or view a short 30-second clip below.

Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior

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Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard on episode 473 Desmond Tutu says, “Restorative justice says “No, the offense affected a relationship” and what you are seeking for is to restore the relationship, to heal the relationship.”

5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology [Free Webinar]

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Teachers can progress in their use of technology. Even though we’re busy. Even though we’ve got so much to do. We can do it. In this webinar, I’ll be sharing how to help teachers “innovate like a turtle.” This practical, simple way to improve is my personal secret to success.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

How a Little Graphic Novel is Inspiring Teachers to Think

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Josh Stumpenhorst on Episode 464 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Josh Stumpenhorst has written a graphic novel, Drawn to Teach. Illustrated by, Trevor Guthke, these two educators have worked to simply explain some of the problems and challenges of teaching.

Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

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Nicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R. Howard champions digital equity issues for children. What are those issues? How can we help? Today we take a dive into digital equity and the issues we should all consider — and it is not just those with poverty who may not have access. Hear the surprising thing realized at the end of the show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Revealing the Heart to Breakthrough to the Unreachable Student

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Basil Marin’s story of struggle to success will inspire every teacher to reach the unreachable student.

15 Ways to Get More Motivated This Week

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Mike Roberts on episode 461 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast If you’re struggling and need some encouragement, today’s show is for you. Mike Roberts, author of Chasing Greatness: 26.2 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Marathon , shares fifteen ways to get motivated this week.