Category Archives : Learning


ASCC 07: Three Easy Ways to Get Started With Apple TV In the Classroom

This seventh featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the Economics classroom of Brian Degnore at Grosse Pointe North High School.  When I first saw a colleague using an Apple TV in their classroom, I was intrigued and fascinated as to how I could use the same device in my classroom. Since obtaining an […]


ASCC 06: Shakespeare, Public Speaking, and How Technology Supports Giving Feedback

This sixth featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the English Language Arts classroom of Erika Fell at Parcells Middle High School. When I first encountered the prospect of integrating an iPad into my classroom, I was interested and a bit concerned. All I knew was that I wanted to improve my students’ speaking […]


Why Developing Student Character Outweighs Test Scores

Episode 006: Character Education Jeff Baxter 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year Twitter: @MobyJeff On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Jeff Baxter, an AP Language and Composition Teacher at Leavenworth High School who is the 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year.  Jeff also holds a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of […]


ASCC 05: Dynamic and Interactive Maps of the Earth For All to Use

This fifth featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the high school science classroom of Troy Hernandez at Grosse Pointe South High School. What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years ago? What do we know about the climate back when our […]


ASCC 04: Screencasting to Demonstrate Fluency in the World Language Classroom

This fourth featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the Spanish classroom of Joanna Porvin at Brownell Middle School. How do students prove that they are developing spoken fluency in another language? While this skill is typically assessed in person by a teacher through conversations, this task can become a challenge to manage […]


Bullying of LGBTQ and Special Needs Youth + Ways to Respond

Episode 004: Responses To Bullying Brett Bigham 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year Twitter: @2014ORTOY On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Brett Bigham, the 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year.  Brett received the 2015 NEA Foundation Excellence in Education Award and the NEA LGBT 2015 Teacher Role Model Award.  He is […]


A Birthday Reflection on Life and Gratitude 1

I just had my 31st birthday this week, and I always do a lot of reflecting each year at this time. As I’m sure many people do, I think about how many opportunities I have had, what I accomplished, and how blessed I truly am; however, I also think about goals, look back at how […]

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