Motivate Students for Skills Tests: Insights from an Experienced CTE Teacher

Motivate Students for Skills Tests: Insights from an Experienced CTE Teacher

TUNE IN: APPLE PODCASTS | STITCHER | SPOTIFY In today’s blog post, we’ll be addressing a question from Stacy, a dedicated educator from Utah. Stacy, an experienced CTE teacher, is seeking advice on how to get her students to take skills tests seriously. In Utah, standardized tests play a role in funding for CTE courses. So, it’s crucial to find…

Student Empowerment: One Easy Strategy to Conquer Classroom Management
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Student Empowerment: One Easy Strategy to Conquer Classroom Management

TUNE IN: APPLE PODCASTS | STITCHER | SPOTIFY As an educator and teacher coach, I am always learning new strategies to help with classroom management. It’s a bonus when that strategy can also be used to level up my parenting skills. This week I attended a district-sponsored professional development. One of our conversations reminded me of my favorite classroom management…

What to Buy to Conquer the Chaos and Find Small Equipment Bliss
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What to Buy to Conquer the Chaos and Find Small Equipment Bliss

TUNE IN: APPLE PODCASTS | STITCHER | SPOTIFY When I first started teaching, I found myself in a similar situation as Ryan, a physics and engineering teacher. I had inherited a stockroom filled with a mishmash of untouched items from the previous teacher’s 15-year tenure. It felt like I had stumbled upon a drafting museum! (Pretty sure the previous teacher…

Top 10 Tips for Teachers: Lessons Learned from Using an LMS for Over a Decade
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Top 10 Tips for Teachers: Lessons Learned from Using an LMS for Over a Decade

TUNE IN: APPLE PODCASTS | STITCHER | SPOTIFY Are you using an LMS or considering using one, but feeling overwhelmed by all the possibilities? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! As a secondary teacher who has been using an LMS for over a decade, I have learned some valuable lessons that I want to share with you. Whether you’re diving…

The Unexpected Challenges of Being a Teacher Mom and How to Overcome Them
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The Unexpected Challenges of Being a Teacher Mom and How to Overcome Them

TUNE IN: APPLE PODCASTS | STITCHER | SPOTIFY As a teacher and a mom, I know firsthand the struggles that come with balancing a career and raising children. It’s a challenge that requires constant effort, juggling priorities, and making tough decisions. But in my experience, it’s also a rewarding journey. In this post, I want to talk about three unexpected…

Maximizing Efficiency: How to Unleash the Power of Batching as a Teacher
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Maximizing Efficiency: How to Unleash the Power of Batching as a Teacher

TUNE IN: APPLE PODCASTS | STITCHER | SPOTIFY Have you ever heard of batching as a teacher? It’s a game-changing technique where you tackle similar tasks all at once, just like an assembly line. And let me tell you, it’s a secret weapon for boosting efficiency! Today, we’re diving deep into the world of batching as a teacher. Getting Started…