10-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt

The Best of the 10-Minute Teacher

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What an incredible month! We’ve released forty-five shows since launch day on February 1! It is hard to comprehend that more than 34K downloads have happened in 113 countries! Thank you for those of you who have been on the show, shared the show, and are sharing what you’re learning! It has been so much fun.

top episodes of the 10-Minute Teacher March 2017

If you’re wondering what people are listening to, here are the top 10 shows for March and also since show launch. These are calculated on downloads as of today.

Top 10 Shows of March 2017

  1. 5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks with John Sowash (Show #35)
  2. Give Kids What They Deserve with Adam Welcome (Show #36)
  3. Eric Sheninger: Digital Pedagogy that Actually Improves Learning (Show #39)
  4. Creating a Student-Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn with Micki Uppena (Show #23)
  5. 5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America with Daisy Dyer Duerr
  6. 5 Ideas to Level Up Language Arts with Alex Corbitt (Show #30)
  7. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Steven Anderson (Show #29)
  8. Formative Assessment Tools and Tips with Monica Burns (Show #37)
  9. Poverty and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations with Anael Alston (Show #24)
  10. 5 Ideas to Be Technology’s Master and Not It’s Slave with Aaron Sams (Show #25)

Top 10 Shows Of All Time

Of course, this is only 2 months, but we have had 45 episodes! Thank you to those of you who are listening and chatting with me on Facebook and Twitter about your thoughts. Thank you also for your guest suggestions. I hope you’re learning about some new teachers and best practices! 

  1. A Song for Teachers by Jim Forde (Show #11)
  2. 5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez (Show #20)
  3. 5 Ideas to Improve Student Writing with Jennifer Serravallo (Show #10)
  4. 5 Ways to Amp Up Chromebooks with John Sowash (Show #37)
  5. Give Kids What They Deserve with Adam Welcome (Show #36)
  6. Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement (Show #16)
  7. Eric Sheninger: Digital Pedagogy that Actually Improves Learning (Show #39)
  8. Creating a Student-Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn with Micki Uppena (Show #23)
  9. Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen
  10. 5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America with Daisy Dyer Duerr

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5 Ideas to Connect Your Classroom

A Conversation with TW Williamson from Taiwan on The 10-Minute Teacher #45

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Today TW Williamson @tww00 an educator in Taiwan, shares his story of global collaboration and connection with US teacher Annette Lang. In today’s show, TW shares 5 Ideas for connecting your classroom with others. Connecting is part of a teacherpreneurial mindset that characterizes a true world-class 21st-century educator. Let’s dig in.

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss:

  • How to let go of the concept of control
  • How to share with other classrooms
  • Giving students choices in their connections
  • A surprising things he and Annette’s students share
  • Building trust and collaboration with colleagues around the world.

I hope you enjoy this episode with T.W.!

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TW Williamson

TW Williamson, teacher in Taiwan, collaborates throughout the year with Annette Lang in the US.

TW Williamson, teacher in Taiwan, collaborates throughout the year with Annette Lang in the US.

Born, raised, and educated in Maine USA at public schools, private college, community college, and State University. Have taught for over 30 years, including middle school, high school, and community college; subjects including Latin, English, and Emergency Medical Technician.

Former nationally certified Paramedic, spent many years serving and teaching in EMS, and former National Ski Patrol member on the slopes and instructing.

After living and teaching in Maine for a long time, the family relocated to Taiwan, where my wife and I teach in the high school at KAS (http://www.kas.tw/). We love living here and explore Asia for a variety of interests.

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Larry Ferlazzo’s Thoughts on Classroom Management

Episode 44 of The 10-Minute Teacher

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Today Larry Ferlazzo @larryferlazzo discusses classroom management. Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, we’re thinking about how we can all improve our classroom management skills. Larry shares tips from an “old pro” about how we can create a more successful classroom environment. (And a word on if it ever gets easier.)

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss:

  • The first ingredient in successful classroom management
  • The important question we must ask ourselves about everything we do in the classroom
  • How to encourage intrinsic motivation
  • Something that happened in his classroom this week and how he handled it
  • Larry’s feelings on if he’s “arrived” or if teaching is still hard even when you’re a “pro”

I hope you enjoy this episode with Larry!

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Larry FerlazzoLarry Ferlazzo classroom management

Larry Ferlazzo has taught English Language Learner, mainstream, and International Baccalaureate classes at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California, for thirteen years. He has written eight books on student motivation, classroom management, and English Language Learners.

He writes a popular resource sharing blog for teachers, a weekly advice column for Education Week Teacher, and contributes regular columns on education issues to The New York Times and The Washington Post. He also hosts a weekly BAM! radio show. Larry is an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Sacramento and the University of California, Davis.

He was a community organizer for nineteen years prior to becoming a teacher. Lastly, a basketball team he plays for has come in last place every year since 2014, so he should not give up his day job for a career in sports.

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Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

A conversation with Candace Hisey on Episode 43 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. With both extended and daily projects, students watch science, technology, engineering, and math come alive in all of their classes. Hear how Candace does it in today’s Wonderful Wednesday classroom tour and why she’ll never go back to the “old” way of teaching. Scroll down for links and pictures!

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss:

  • The incredible element “museum” project where students integrate all subjects and their work in chemistry during tenth grade
  • Flexible teaching time and how she uses it to integrate learning with other teachers
  • Simple ways Candace brings research non-fiction into her language arts class
  • Science Fridays in Language class
  • The most transformational thing Candace has done in her experience in this new form of teaching

I hope you enjoy this episode with Candace!

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Candace HiseyCandace Hisey

Candace Hisey is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and has been teaching Language Arts at Bio-Med Science Academy for three years. She is a strong proponent of interdisciplinary education, and this year she has been working with the chemistry instructor to build an integrated curriculum for tenth grade.

Pictures of the Projects Candace discusses in the show, used with her permission.

Berrilium in the Museum of the Elements

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