Learn quick and easy ways to improve education, leadership, and parenting: How to replace traditional homework; how to improve leadership; how to integrate new technology; how to assess for learning; how to eliminate useless meetings; how to engage even the most reluctant learners; how to inspire a lifelong love of reading; how to combine writing with the maker space; how to take learning mobile; how to improve social media strategies. Teacher/author/global influencer Mark Barnes, creator of the Bestselling Hack Learning Book Series, explains precisely what's wrong with education and what you can do about it, tomorrow; because you don't need a 5-year plan. Learn more at http://10publications.com.
156: Educators fear they won't make it through this year
We're in an education crisis, and many teachers fear they won't make it through this year. Some are begging for help; some are preaching self-care. Others are quitting--just walking out of their classrooms and schools and moving on to something else.
In this episode of the Hack Learning Podcast, Mark Barnes is asking you to help solve this crisis. He shares a disheartening Twitter chat, in which educators from across the country share the issues:
> teachers being told to "stick it out," no matter what
> a massive substitute teacher shortage is pulling teachers from their classes and moving them into others, during their plan times and lunches
> teachers feel obligated to work, even ignoring doctor's orders to stay home
> some fear a return to distance learning, while others hope for it
> feeling of helplessness and overwhelming stress are pushing educators to the brink
You can find the Twitter conversation Mark references here: https://twitter.com/imacoolibrarian/status/1450146195779690497?s=20
Comment there and mention @markbarnes19 and add #HackLearning. Mark asks for your feedback, and your Hacks. What can we do now to solve this problem in the short term? How can we end this crisis?
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155: Note to angry, litigious, anti-mask parents and their friends
Angry, litigious, anti-mask parents are suing schools in Ohio, and Mark Barnes has Hacks you can share to stop this madness and solve one of education's biggest problems.
1 -- Don't sue schools over mask mandates
2 -- Don't attend school boards in an angered state of mind
3 -- Create conversations with school leaders and with kids about safety
4 -- Get vaccinated
Do these hacks look simple here? They are just as simple when you put them into action.
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154: How to Hack Teacher Burnout
Sometimes teacher burnout is due to shame and blame and avoiding the problems. Mark shares some quick hacks from Hacking Teacher Burnout author Amber Harper. Learn how to seek help and to seek "help seekers." More episodes are available at hacklearningpodcast.com
153: Preparing for Change in Education
Mark is joined by two national distinguished principals, Tony Sinanis, an administrator in New York and co-author of Hacking Leadership, and Jessica Cabeen, a principal in Minnesota and author of Lead With Grace and Hacking Early Learning. In this excerpt of a Times 10 Roundtable webinar, the three educators discuss the problems teachers and leaders are facing during the global pandemic and how to prepare for the huge changes we're facing in education, in what is sure to be some kind of blended learning environment now and in the future.
Learn more at 10Publications.com/webinars
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152: Tips and tools to identify anxiety and help students cope
In this brief excerpt from the Times 10 Roundtable, Mark Barnes talks with anxiety experts Christine Ravesi-Weinstein and Connie Hamilton about anxious students' triggers, while providing powerful tips and tools for helping our kids cope with anxiety, in a pandemic society and beyond.
To view the entire hour-long, free webinar, visit https://www.10publications.com/webinars
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151: Hacking Distance Learning in a Pandemic World and Beyond
Mark Barnes shares an excerpt of the Times 10 Roundtable Webinar--Hacking Distance Learning: How to Deliver Impactful Instruction When Teaching from Home.
Times 10 teachers, school leaders, and authors unpack the problems educators face with distance learning, in a climate of uncertainty, and they provide sound, practical strategies and tools that will make you successful at any level and in any subject.
To see the entire hour-long discussion or other Roundtables, visit 10Publications.com/webinars
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As a teacher I can completly relate to these podcast! Keep up the great work!
Love this podcast! With a KISS focus, this podcast focuses on simplifying a variety of current practices. I cannot wait to listen to more episodes after enjoying Episode 3 on educational podcasts. This makes me wonder how to bring the simplifying point of view into the classroom as students are problem solving. Thank you!
Always love the sharing of ideas to "fix" schools (disrupt improve etc) and now having Mark & Jennifer in a podcast helps make this learning and sharing even more of an ongoing journey!!