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4 Habits of Teachers That Just Have “It” – Part 4 March 24, 2014 10:43 am

4 Habits of Teachers That Just Have “It” – Part 4

Time. It’s one thing we all have in common. Everyone has 24 hours in their day.  No more, no less.  But when we are speaking of teachers, it feels like they have less time than others. Many of them don’t even have time for a bathroom break during the day. They are masters of maximizing every second of their day, making sure even transition times are measured down to the second to protect the learning time they need for their […]

4 Habits Of Teachers That Just Have “It” – Part 2 March 4, 2014 9:00 am

4 Habits Of Teachers That Just Have “It” – Part 2

Nothing else matters for that brief moment except them. Teachers who have “it” make this a priority in their lives, because they know that attention is important for their students.

What Happens in Vegas Should Be Used in Your Classroom February 21, 2014 1:34 pm

What Happens in Vegas Should Be Used in Your Classroom

These three lessons I am going to pass along to you, because I think they will benefit not only you, but the thousands of people you will recommend to this blog (hint, hint). But on a more important note, these three lesson correlate splendidly with education in three specific areas: Resources, Behavior, and Instruction.

Random Acts of Kindness Will Not Produce Consistent Sunshine January 31, 2014 9:44 am

Random Acts of Kindness Will Not Produce Consistent Sunshine

I get it. I understand the allure. It drips with serendipity. Some noble Samaritan bestows the ideal gesture of compassion and grace upon the weary and wayward when the need is at its sharpest expecting nothing in return, not even recognition, and in doing so provides the oomph that motivates perseverance for yet another day of service. Listen closely and you can even hear the string section slowly rising for such Random Acts of Kindness call for their own soundtrack. I am […]

What My Teenage Son Thinks About School January 23, 2014 8:19 am

What My Teenage Son Thinks About School

Now, before you jump to any conclusions or judge my parenting methods, let me tell you a little bit about my son. First of all, he is a freshman in high school. Secondly, he is a teenager. Thirdly, he thinks he is pretty funny. Last of all, he really does like school, but only on two conditions.

aRTs Roundtable 46: Expanding Your Teacher Reach January 23, 2014 8:10 am

aRTs Roundtable 46: Expanding Your Teacher Reach

This week on the aRTs Roundtable  we discuss how to expand your teacher reach outside the classroom. It starts with our students and their work. The sharing and communicating with other educators on a personal level, leads to many more opportunities for you and your students. Show Host: Carol Broos Show Contributors: Tricia Fuglestad, Jennifer Kolze and Brenda Muench  Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- artsroundtable@edreach.us

The Continuum of Education: Are You a Bump or a Dip? January 8, 2014 1:00 pm

The Continuum of Education: Are You a Bump or a Dip?

Think back to your school days. Try to remember your teachers, your friends, the subjects you had throughout the day. Chances are you do remember some things about that time in your life; some positive, some negative. And you know you learned something during all those years of school. You had to have learned something; otherwise the teachers wouldn’t have passed you on to the next grade. But what did you learn? I bet the specifics elude you. For example, I bet you can still do long division, but you probably don’t remember which teacher introduced it to you or how that skill was taught to you.

aRTs Roundtable 45: Creating the “Quiet Train” in your Arts Classroom December 18, 2013 3:45 pm

aRTs Roundtable 45: Creating the “Quiet Train” in your Arts Classroom

This week on the aRTs Roundtable  Carol Broos discusses  her ride on the “quiet train,” to work suggests do we, can we, should we have a complete silence opportunity for our students in the arts. Tricia Fuglestad talks about the blah, blah, oops video created by too much talking and not enough focus. Jennifer Kolze and Brenda Muench talk about how best they and their students work with noise and chatter. This discussion will surprise you. It will question whether […]

iDig Video #37: Cool Holiday Tech Gifts from $7K to FREE! December 10, 2013 2:30 pm

iDig Video #37: Cool Holiday Tech Gifts from $7K to FREE!

The holidays are right around the corner and the iDig Video team presents their annual wish list for Tech Gifts! We’ve looked at techie reviews and come up with our own dream list for what we’d like to receive (and give!) for the holidays. While there are a few high ticket items, we found some very affordable and innovative ideas for presents. Some items on the list have been around for a while, but they’ve proven to be reliable and highly desirable in terms of their performance records. Happy Holidays to all our listeners.

The Power of Saying “OK” December 4, 2013 11:35 am

The Power of Saying “OK”

One of our most recent Mission Monday assignments for the students was to teach them to simply say “OK.” Saying “OK” can be a very powerful strategy to teach children.

Positive Climate: First Impressions November 7, 2013 11:34 am

Positive Climate: First Impressions

Have you ever heard that you can tell the climate of a school building within ten minutes after you walk in the front door? It’s true. If you don’t believe it, try it sometime. You will know exactly what I mean. And honestly, I don’t think it takes ten minutes. It can be done in two or less.

Are Parent/Teacher Conferences Worth Your Time? October 24, 2013 9:00 am

Are Parent/Teacher Conferences Worth Your Time?

I remember as a kid waiting for my parents to get home from parent/teacher conferences. I would try and watch TV or read a book or play on the Atari, (yes, I said Atari) but I just couldn’t concentrate. I was too worried about what my teachers were going to say. Even though I knew exactly what my teachers were going to say.

Do Students Really Need Consequences? October 9, 2013 8:00 am

Do Students Really Need Consequences?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about consequences. It is one constant in life: everything has consequences.

EdGamer 110: Rob Steller Shares His ClassXP Kickstarter August 24, 2013 6:00 pm

EdGamer 110: Rob Steller Shares His ClassXP Kickstarter

This week on EdGamer 110 we hang out with two new guests: Rob Steller and Josiah Hills! The guys walk us through their Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming educational platform ClassXP. We discuss the implications this program can have for teachers and assessment as well as how it differs from the gamification trends in the field. Don’t miss this episode. Tune-in and level-up!

aRTs Roundtable 36: Size Matters May 29, 2013 5:00 pm

aRTs Roundtable 36: Size Matters

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk about class size in the arts and other individualized classes. How to develop a culture of independence within your classroom and classroom management. Tricia’s blogpost concerning iPad artist statements shows what can happen when you have small classes on a day of a field trip. Both Brenda and Tricia are using Edbacker to fund projects in their classrooms, they talk about their projects and funding. There is also donor choose, that Tricia has used to […]

iDig Video #22: Film Student Jake White on Creating Videos March 5, 2013 10:00 am

iDig Video #22: Film Student Jake White on Creating Videos

Phenom student film maker Jake White joins the podcast to discuss how he creates his original film projects.  Jake  discusses how the HS video classes he’s taken led him into the world of film and specifically what were the most effective experiences in the media studio. Jake also discusses his video design for the upcoming stage production of “Sweeney Todd” at Amity High School. Also Jim Crawford on the iDig Video “Quick Tips” Show Hosts: Jonathan Furst, Jim Crawford  Special Guest: […]

aRTs Roundtable 22: Summer Learning and Summer Recharge June 6, 2012 5:00 pm

aRTs Roundtable 22: Summer Learning and Summer Recharge

This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk about our summer goals and plans. How we as artists need a “recharge” and a time to reflect on our art and music. It is also a time for other passions and interests. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors:   Tricia Fuglestad, Jen Kolze and Brenda Muench Show wiki: edreach.us   Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- artsroundtable@edreach.us

All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them March 20, 2012 7:00 pm

All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them

All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is “Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.” This proverbial saying has also commonly be quoted as “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis”, meaning “The times are changed and we too are changed in them (or during them).” This idea is linked back to the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus who is believed to have said:     ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμϐαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ. […]