This podcast is full of creative teaching strategies, classroom ideas, and inspiration for middle and high school English teachers. Betsy Potash from Spark Creativity presents new ideas for immediate classroom use, making it that much easier for teachers to stay creative in the midst of their busy lives. Show notes and further inspiration await at nowsparkcreativity.com.
125: How to Start a Writing Makerspace
Heard whispers about the writing makerspace and wondering if it could help your writers? Find out how it works and how to easily get started in this episode.
Find the full show notes and sign up for this summer's Camp Creative at www.nowsparkcreativity.com.
6 Free Canva Tools for Teachers
Want to use Canva tools in your classroom? Good, because they're amazing! In this episode, learn about some of the best - like the handout creator, bookmark designer and flashcard maker - and how to use them. Once you start, expect to be using Canva on the daily!
Show notes are at http://www.nowsparkcreativity.com.
Creative Blended Learning (Now and in the Future), with Dr. Catlin Tucker
In this interview with Dr. Catlin Tucker, blended learning specialist, learn about the station rotation model, effective playlist creation for independent learning, project-based-learning in the time of pandemic, and more.
The Ultimate Guide to Genius Hour In ELA
Ready to dive into genius hour with your students? Genius hour is an amazing way to develop their creativity AND ELA skillset. In this episode, learn how to rally student enthusiasm, structure projects, and come up with creative final products that make good use of ELA skills.
When Lit Circles WORK, with Krista Barbour
Want to do lit circles with your older students without the usual prescribed roles? Find out how one teacher made them work beautifully in her classroom.
I love how Krista integrated her lit circles with a full class non-fiction novel, the way she stoked enthusiasm for her book choices by reading the first chapter aloud from ALL OF THEM, her advice for letting go of control when it comes to lit circles, and so much more. Listen for the whole story!
Find the show notes at www.nowsparkcreativity.c
Collegiate High School's Digital Literary Food Truck Festival
A literary food truck project is a great creative assessment for lit circles and choice reading. Find out how to take it digital in this interview with Amy Marquez and Alyssa Medrano, a creative librarian-English teacher team at Collegiate High School in Texas. Then sign up for the free food truck project curriculum from the show notes at www.nowsparkcreativity.com.
Wonderful and informative podcast.
Absolutely love your episodes. You give such easy to implement steps and quick tips that I can incorporate into my classroom. I’d love to hear how you encourage the use of comprehension strategies and analysing texts. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.
Almost every week I get a great idea. Saves my brain when I need it sooo much. Thanks