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Classroom Management Essentials: Do’s and Don’ts for Secondary Teachers

 70 minutes (1.15 hours)

At the middle and high school level, managing a classroom can yield 80% of your joy or 80% of your frustration. It all depends on whether or not you have the tools. Veteran math teacher and classroom management guru Darla McClelland shares the exact same strategies that she uses when mentoring other teachers. She's organized. She's relational. She has so much to share. Get the inside scoop on everything from avoiding power struggles to explicitly teaching entrance and exit routines. Ideal content for teachers of grades 6-12.

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Classroom Management Essentials: Do’s and Don’ts for Early Elementary Teachers

 60 minutes (1 hour)

Early elementary students require lots of structure. In this conversation with elementary colleague Ashley Lee, seasoned kindergarten teacher Haley Mostul shares her insights on routines, classroom layout, connecting with kids and families, and so much more. This course is ideal for both brand new and experienced teachers. All will learn about engaging their students relationally and supporting them with structure. Topics address students in grades K-2.

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Classroom Management Essentials: Do’s and Don’ts for Upper Elementary Teachers

 65 minutes (1.1 hours)

Michelle Weaver has been an upper elementary teacher for 17 years. In this conversation with elementary colleague Ashley Lee, Michelle shares her time-tested tips and strategies for creating an inviting space, building relationships with students, and everything in between. Perfect for both brand new teachers and seasoned vets trying to fine-tune their ability to maintain organization and student connection. Topics address students in grades 3-5.

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Getting It All Done: Managing Performing Arts Electives

 70 minutes (1.2 hours)

Teachers of the performing arts travel a lonely road. They're often a department of one, they pour in the extra hours, and they're required to be logistical superheroes. Two great performing arts teachers share their strategies to ease the heavy lifting and change students' lives.

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[Podcastable PD] Connecting and Course Correcting: Classroom Management That Works

 30 min (.5 hours)

Darla McClelland [MS Math Teacher and School Support Specialist] talks about how to connect with kids at the beginning of the year and how to salvage your relationship with a class when things have become toxic. This episode is perfect for all teachers in the first five years of their careers. Veteran teachers can also learn practical, easy-to-implement classroom management strategies that they can use in the classroom tomorrow.

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[Podcastable PD] Advice to New Teachers at the Elementary Level

 25 min (.4 hours)

In this [Podcastable PD] episode, we talk with Ashley Lee [2nd Grade Teacher], Jody Jones [K-1 Dual Immersion Teacher], and Trey Watt [Elementary SPED Teacher] about advice to new elementary teachers. This episode is perfect for any pre-service elementary teacher or any elementary educator in the first few years of their career. You'll get valuable insights on the mindset of a new teacher, the importance of routine, and how to be prepared for unexpected behavioral incidents in the classroom.

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[Podcastable PD] Providing Students with Feedback without Sacrificing Your Nights and Weekends

 20 min (.3 hours)

In this [Podcastable PD] episode, we talk with Niki Roebuck [HS English Teacher], Trisha Parks [MS Social Studies Teacher], and Tom Puterbaugh [HS English Teacher] about how to give quality student feedback without giving up all of your free time. This episode is perfect for all teachers of writing-intensive subjects. We discuss the need for timely feedback, how to use surveys and Google Forms to give feedback in real-time, and a special, creative hack that will allow you to spread your limited time across a greater number of students.

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Classroom Management at the Secondary Level: Connecting with Kids through Authenticity

 80 minutes (1.3 hours)

Your success in the classroom is directly tied to how well you build relationships with students. Join six middle and high school teachers in this anthology course that offers a wide variety of perspectives from established classroom professionals on how to connect with kids in a way that enhances learning.

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Unconventional Math: Getting Students Unstuck

 80 minutes (1.3 hours)

Two stellar secondary math teachers offer their unique insights into the discipline. Learn how one teacher removes barriers to release the full potential of students and how another struggled alongside her class and exhibited a true growth mindset.

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Building Student Agency with Meaningful Projects

 45 minutes (0.75 hours)

This course is a tale of two dynamic teachers and the projects that empower their students to change their community and even the world. Hear how they help students find hope in the future and a renewed focus on improving the lives around them.

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Data-Driven Reading Instruction at the Elementary Level

 45 minutes (0.75 hours)

Armed with a reading endorsement and a passion for data, second-grade teacher Ashley Lee shares her step-by-step process for using data to drive targeted elementary reading instruction. Learn more about how to customize instruction for whole classes, strategic groups, and individual students at the elementary level.

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Project-Based Learning at Early Elementary

 70 minutes (1.15 hours)

Managing complex projects with kindergarteners and first graders may seem difficult, but it's a task that Jody Jones has embraced for years. Her students have produced community art shows, hosted civil rights marches, and advocated for the preservation of trees on school property.

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Goal Setting That Works for All Ages

 60 minutes (1 hour)

Trey Watt is a former MLB pitcher, assistant collegiate baseball coach, and full-time elementary SPED teacher. In this course you’ll gain insight into the same straight-forward approach he used to sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks that he utilizes daily with all students, from first graders to division one student athletes.

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