Episodes

Oct. 23, 2016

116: Contacting Parents - 3 Reasons Why You Should Contact Them Now

You don’t understand. You don’t have kids! I will never forget these words. A frustrated parent who was angry at a member o…

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Oct. 15, 2016

115: Classroom Management- Top 5 Classroom Procedures You Should Have…

Kids want and need to know how you do things. You. The classroom teacher. That is just one of the reasons why you should have …

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Oct. 10, 2016

114: Classroom Management - Starting Class

One of the greatest favors you can do for yourself as a classroom teacher is to learn to get the kids’ attention. Sounds easy eno…

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Oct. 3, 2016

113: Classroom Management-Withitness & Emotional Objectivity, part 2

This is a conclusion of a two part series concerning withitness and emotional objectivity. Click here to check out part one. Good…

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Sept. 25, 2016

112: Classroom Management - Withitness and Emotional Objectivity, par…

Dr. Robert Marzano talks about every teacher needing a common mental set when focusing on classroom management (Marzano, Classroo…

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Sept. 18, 2016

111: Mandi Mathis & The Littlest Inventor

Mandi C. Mathis has written a book called The Littlest Inventor. She works for a law firm, is a wife and a mom and now an author.…

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Sept. 10, 2016

110: Kip Jones and his Urban Character Education Books

Kip “Mr. J” Jones  is a School Counselor at Alcoa Elementary School  in Alcoa, Tennessee. He has written a series of wonderf…

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Sept. 1, 2016

109: Connecting with Parents-The Postcard

Are you looking for ways to connect with parents?  I know dumb question right?  Well, have I got an inexpensive way to start of…

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Aug. 16, 2016

108: Matt Miller & School Spirit Vending

Remember to get your free ebook:  The Top 10 Reasons Why You need to Own a vending Business Matt is the Founder of School Spirit…

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Aug. 9, 2016

107: Nathan Fox and the LSAT

Nathan is a teacher.  He teaches college students who think that they want to attend law school how to take the LSAT to get accep…

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July 29, 2016

106: Jack Berckemeyer- teaching & "Deliberate Optimism"

Jack C. Berckemeyer is an engaging, thought-provoking, and very, very funny educational consultant. He is a teacher's teacher. Go…

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July 8, 2016

105: Brian Buffington - Tech, Low-Tech, & Music

Brian Buffington is an instructional technology Specialist in Cleveland, Georgia. Brian says that as an instructional technology …

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June 29, 2016

104: Kelly Croy - The Wired Educator

Kelly Croy is a parent of four, a 7th grade language arts teacher, an author, speaker, and podcaster. He is an Apple Distinguishe…

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June 21, 2016

103: Jeremy S. Adams & The Secrets of Timeless Teachers

Jeremy S. Adams is an author, teacher, husband, and father. He is the author of the book The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Instru…

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June 13, 2016

Episode 102: 3 Reasons Why Professional Reading is a Must

Ok, I know we all are busy and it is so easy to say,  "You know I will gladly read something tomorrow, but today, I just need to …

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June 3, 2016

Episode 101: Bryan Cohen - Writing, Self-Publishing, and "Ted Saves t…

Bryan Cohen is an author, podcaster, actor, and a freelance writer. He has written over 30 books, which have sold more than 30,…

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May 25, 2016

Episode 100: Kasey Bell and Google Classroom

Kasey is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, blogger and author of e-books: The Teacher's Guide to Google Clas…

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May 16, 2016

Episode 99: Graduation Time - 7 Do's

It's graduation time at high schools in the United States! What an incredible moment in the life of our kids and the educators wh…

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May 6, 2016

Episode 98: Social Media - 3 Reasons to Make it a Priority for this N…

Where have you been? Come on … are you really afraid of social media? Hmmm? I understand why you might have some fears, but tha…

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April 28, 2016

Episode 97: Teachers - 10 Promises to Make Yourself for Next School Y…

Teachers:  10 Promises to Make Yourself for Next School Year From year to year, it is a great practice to reflect on what …

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April 21, 2016

Episode 96: Classroom Management - De-escalation

If you work in a school at some point you are going to have to deal with confrontation. Issues arise that need you to try to remo…

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April 13, 2016

Episode 95: Formative Assessment in the Classroom, Part 3

This is the conclusion of a three-part series on Formative Assessment in the Classroom. If you haven’t listened to the first two…

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March 31, 2016

Episode 94: Formative Assessment in the Classroom, Part 2

The riddle asks you what purposeful, not graded and used to adjust instruction have to do with  American Idol…?  Do you know? …

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March 23, 2016

Episode 93: Formative Assessment for the Classroom, part 1

What is formative assessment? Let’s use a simplistic working definition Formative assessment is the purposeful use of activities…

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