128: Video games, dad jokes, and higher education. – Dr. Matthew Barr chats with us about his research with video games, creating a work-based element in higher education, and telling too many dad jokes.

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Dr. Matthew Barr chats with us about his research with video games, creating a work-based element in higher education, and telling too many dad jokes. Matt shares how he accidentally enrolled in the wrong degree program, what he calls the “art of failing,” and why we need to stop wasting time over-preparing for things. Episode Highlights 1:15 – Talking about … Read More

Using Words to Cultivate Classroom Community

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In This Post: The value of words to build classroom community. One activity to cultivate a meaningful, positive classroom community. The importance of keeping your classroom community strong. Words are powerful. Powerful in the way they are strung together to say something, in the tone and demeanor in which they sound or look, and in the way they can make … Read More

127: Impact beyond the classroom. – Toney Jackson chats with us about making an impact beyond your classroom, exploring everything in education, and why he thinks now is one of the  most exciting times to be a teacher.

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 4th grade teacher, poet, and author, Toney Jackson, chats with us about making an impact beyond your classroom, exploring everything in education, and why he thinks now is one of the most exciting times to be a teacher. Toney shares how he brings his passions into his classroom, how we can accept criticism and use it to be better, … Read More

126: Finding the fun in teaching. – Adam Renard chats with us about bringing others with you on the adventure, finding the fun in your content, and creating experiences kids love.

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 Adam Renard chats with us about bringing others with you on the adventure, finding the fun in your content, and creating experiences kids love. Adam shares how to make things more fun, the  power of relationships, and why love is a choice. Episode Highlights 1:52 – Chatting about Rae going to the AIMS Network Institute. 6:53 – Previewing the … Read More

125: Chief Cheerleader of Teaching – Dave Schmittou chats with us about getting out of the way so teachers can try something big, being authentic for the right reasons, and why he calls himself the chief cheerleader of teaching.

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Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Author, Speaker, and Podcast Host, Dave Schmittou, chats with us about getting out of the way so teachers can try something big, being authentic for the right reasons, and why he calls himself the chief cheerleader of teaching. Dave shares how teaching his son to ride a bike changed how he looks at education, … Read More