Oct. 18, 2017

Jim Spradley - Child of Sharecroppers - Education, part 2 - 168

This is part 2 of my interview with Jim Spradley. He was born in 1923 in south Georgia. He is in his 90's. Today we are talking a…

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Oct. 14, 2017

Reflections on Jim's Comments - 167

In episode 165 I talked about the upcoming series of shows that would be focused on my interview with Mr. Jim Spradley. In the fi…

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Oct. 10, 2017

Jim Spradley - Child of Sharecroppers - Rural Georgia - 166

Mr. Jim Spradley was born in 1923. He was the child of sharecroppers in Dooly County, Georgia. This is the first part of my inter…

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Oct. 4, 2017

Primary vs Secondary Resources - 165

Do you take time to explain the difference between primary and secondary sources of information to your classes? Do you require …

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Sept. 28, 2017

Homework - 164

Do you give homework? If so, do you know why you give homework? Today's discussion centers around questioning why we give homewor…

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Sept. 19, 2017

Corey Knight & Classroom Tech Made Simple - 163

Corey Knight is a middle school science teacher in Indiana. He also has created a way for you to get started in using technology …

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Sept. 12, 2017

Sargy Letuchy & The Visual Edge - 162

Sargy Letuchy is a teacher in suburban Chicago and he has created a book that will hook you up with excellent graphic organizers …

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Sept. 5, 2017

John Tibbetts 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year - 161

John Tibbetts is a 21-year veteran of the US Army and he is now the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year.  He served in combat as a t…

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Aug. 29, 2017

Procedures for Electronic Devices - 160

Do you have procedures for the electronic devices that the students use in your classroom? Now I don't mean the cell phones and o…

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Aug. 22, 2017

Attendance, part 2 - 159

Attendance, part 2 - Paying attention and following up. This is a continuation of episode 158 where I talked about the importance…

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Aug. 15, 2017

Attendance - 158

Taking attendance is very important, but it shouldn't take you more than a minute or two. If it is taking you 5 or more minutes t…

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Aug. 8, 2017

First Day of School - 157

The first day and week of school and what you need to do to be ready. Wow! Is it that time already? The first day and week of sch…

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July 31, 2017

Not My Job, part 2 - 156

In episode 155, I introduced the idea that there are many aspects of our jobs as educators that we do not get paid to do. Instead…

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July 23, 2017

Not My Job - 155

So what do we get paid to do as educators? When you sign on to work in schools there may be things that you are expected to do th…

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July 17, 2017

Why do you do what you do? - 154

Why do you do what you do? Have you thought about it? If so or if not, how could you use those thoughts to keep you focused on wh…

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July 11, 2017

Rethinking Classroom Space - 153

I have a unique opportunity right now. I am overseeing the repurposing of an elementary school that was originally built in the 6…

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July 6, 2017

Superheroes - 152

With all of the focus on superheroes, I thought that I would reflect on those individuals who made a difference in my life. They …

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June 27, 2017

3 Ways to Stay in Contact with Parents- 151

3 Ways to Stay in Contact with Parents: 1. Postcards 2. Your Own YouTube Channel 3. Use Google Voice Today, I'm talking about ma…

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June 20, 2017

150: Apex Fun Run with Jeremy Barnhart

Apex Fun Run offers the opportunity to fund raise for schools without depending upon traditional "product-based" programs. I don'…

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June 13, 2017

149: 9th Grade Transition Program for Parents

Last episode I talked about creating a 9th Grade Transition Program for Kids. This week I am focused on creating a 9th Grade Tran…

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June 5, 2017

148: 9th Grade Transition Programs for Kids

Do you have a 9th grade transition program for your rising 9th graders? If you don't, you should. If you do, do you have kids hel…

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May 29, 2017

147: 3 Ideas about Making Field Trips Successful

Field trips are important. There is nothing like experiencing something first hand or putting your hands on whatever the content …

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May 25, 2017

146: 40 Years of Star Wars and School

40 Years of Star Wars and School! Wow! Were you there in line on May 25th, 1977? Do you have any favorite memories of any of the…

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May 23, 2017

145: 3 Reasons Why Flea Markets, Garage Sales, Thrift Stores, and Est…

Have you figured out that to help you with the classroom you need to buy stuff that will help you?  Don't get me wrong the school…

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