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Latest Episodes

Reasons kids misbehave and detach
May 16, 2024

It's important for teachers to remember that student behaviors are not personal. This episode reveals 5 reasons why students misbehave and detach in school.

Anti-picks for summer reading
May 15, 2024

In this episode, Colleen and Jill discuss ways to get kids to read over the summer, specifically through trickery.

Risk taking & resilience
May 14, 2024

A recent study has shown a drastic drop in risk taking behaviors among teens. This episode unpacks why this is NOT a good thing for kids, and how risk taking in the classroom is still important.

Learning Languages
May 09, 2024

After experiencing "Italian for Survivors" in a high school in Perugia, Italy, Jill realizes that our students back here in the US do not have much exposure to other languages. Even students who study

Data walls for curriculum development
May 08, 2024

In many schools data walls are used to show student progress and achievement. In this episode Colleen and Jill explore the idea of using data walls to show alignment of curriculum standards to help te

Letters to Saints
May 07, 2024

Have you ever been surprised by a saint? In this episode we discuss St. Anthony of Padua and Blessed Carlo. Those who pray for their intercessions drop them notes in Churches. Teachers can do the same

If the Walls Could Talk
May 02, 2024

Motivation, resources, and inspiration come to life with whatever you place on the walls of the classroom. The same goes for teachers' lounge and the school in general. Bring your mission to life on t

May Crazies
May 01, 2024

Regular rules go out the window in the month of May for behavior rules and classroom management policies, but that doesn't mean we can't plan accordingly. How to make the most of the final weeks toget

Circus Strategies
April 30, 2024

Keeping kids engaged during spring fever with the end of the year in sight is especially challenging. Explore several fun and easy suggestions from creative teachers.

Helping Parents
April 25, 2024

There is no such thing as parent norms. Every family and home situation is unique, making it complicated to assume what every student should or shouldn't do. How to work together to focus on the child