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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.

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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.

    086: Take Action for Deeper Learning, with Sarah Fine

    086: Take Action for Deeper Learning, with Sarah Fine

    Wish your students kept talking about classwork out in the halls? Want to tap into the research when it comes to creating opportunities for deep, meaningful learning in your classroom? Of course you do! In this episode of The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast, learn from author and researcher Sarah Fine, who visited thirty schools across America with her co-author, Jal Mehta, to discover when and why student learning goes deepest.

    • 46 min
    085: 5 ELA Tech Tools to Try

    085: 5 ELA Tech Tools to Try

    Want the best of teacher tech? Discover five top tools for ELA teachers available in 2020. Screencastify, My Shakespeare, Kaizena, Flipgrid, and Anchor all hold wonderful possibilities for your classroom.

    • 12 min
    084: These are a Few of my Favorite English Teacher Things

    084: These are a Few of my Favorite English Teacher Things

    I've worked on so many projects this year, and not all the delightful resources, books, websites and products I've discovered fit neatly into a post or podcast. So today kick back with me and hear about some of the hidden gems I've encountered in my work this year that I think you'll love. 

    • 17 min
    083: Engage your Snapchatters with Booksnaps, featuring Tara Martin

    083: Engage your Snapchatters with Booksnaps, featuring Tara Martin

    Students always on Snapchat? Harness their love of the app with #booksnaps, a powerful reading comprehension strategy that brings annotation into the 21st century, whether students use Snapchat, Google Slides, Flipgrid, Seesaw, or some other program to create their snaps. In this podcast episode, learn how booksnaps came to be and how to use them with Tara Martin, their creator.

    • 35 min
    082: Innovative Elective (or Unit) Ideas for 2020

    082: Innovative Elective (or Unit) Ideas for 2020

    In search of creative elective ideas? Join my brainstorming session and hear my five favorite ideas for electives in 2020, then adapt them for your own elective proposal (or innovative new unit). As always, find more at www.nowsparkcreativity.com. 

    • 15 min
    081: Empowering Students with Project-Based Learning

    081: Empowering Students with Project-Based Learning

    Project-based learning is messy and sometimes, intimidating. But it's also AWESOME. In this episode of The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast, find out how two teachers are empowering their students by learning to understand their gifts, building real relationships with them, and jumping into creative community projects that make a difference.

    • 47 min

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So much fun to play ,

Amazing Podcast

I love this podcast. Betsy has had many amazing teachers on her podcast as well as her own wonderful ideas. I have come across so many new and creative ways to teach ELA from Betsy. Thank you for sharing your insight and creative with us every week.

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Full of Pragmatic Ideas and Tips!

I really enjoy Betsy's podcast! I have recently become an avid podcast junkie and just can't get enough of them. The one-pager brought me here, and the wealth of knowledge keeps me coming back, thank you!

PatriciaKD ,

Countless ideas for the classroom

Betsy has provided endless ways in which to bring engaging activities into the ELA classroom. Her recent interviews with Angela Watson & Jennifer Gozalez were also really interesting and helpful in sparking new ideas of how to approach teaching. I appreciate Betsy's ideas and enthusiasm. Her podcast is something I look forward to.

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