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A podcast to help inspire elementary teachers to improve their pedagogy, simplify their systems, and find time-saving tools for their classrooms.

Ignite Your Teaching Madly Learning

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A podcast to help inspire elementary teachers to improve their pedagogy, simplify their systems, and find time-saving tools for their classrooms.

    Strategies to Avoid Teacher Burnout

    Strategies to Avoid Teacher Burnout

    As we transition into the second half of the school year, it's crucial to reassess our teaching strategies and classroom management techniques. In this video, we delve into the concept of Return on Investment (ROI) in education, examining how to balance innovative teaching methods with the practicalities of time management and mental health. We discuss the pitfalls of adopting every attractive idea seen on platforms like Instagram and Pinterest and the importance of setting boundaries to prevent burnout.

    Key takeaways include:
    Evaluating the sustainability and effectiveness of new classroom strategies.The significance of establishing routines that align with part-time teaching without overextending.Practical examples like the "blurt bean jar" and its implications on classroom management.Efficient parent communication methods and the balance between thoroughness and manageability.
    Join us as we explore actionable tips for maintaining a healthy work-life balance while delivering impactful teaching experiences. Whether a full-time educator or juggling part-time responsibilities, this episode will equip you with strategies to enhance your teaching efficacy and overall well-being.

     #TeachingEfficiency #ClassroomManagement #EducationalROI #TeacherWellbeing #MidYearStrategies #TimeManagement #EducationTips #PartTimeTeaching #TeachingStrategies #EducatorBurnout

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    • 14 min
    Innovative Teaching Tactics for Students Who Finish First

    Innovative Teaching Tactics for Students Who Finish First

    Discover the secrets to transforming your classroom with our latest deep dive into the world of early finishers. I'm Patty Furth, and in this episode, we dissect the challenges that swift completers present to elementary educators. You'll learn about the three distinct archetypes—the rushers, the workhorses, and the intellectually gifted—and how to tailor your teaching to each student's drive. We don't just examine why these students finish early; we explore how to elevate their learning experience with strategies that emphasize quality over speed, ensuring that every task is an opportunity for growth and genuine engagement.

    As we navigate the educational landscape, we also unveil how to create an environment where learning never stops. With no guest this time, it's just you and me unpacking the power of 'genius hour' projects and passion-driven assignments that enrich and extend the standard curriculum. We discuss ditching the busy work in favor of meaningful challenges that cater to every student's potential. This episode will equip you with the tools to foster a classroom culture where students are continuously captivated, working on tasks that test their limits and ignite their curiosity. Join me for an enlightening conversation that promises to reshape your teaching philosophy and turn those early finishers into lifelong learners.
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    • 21 min
    Boosting Student Literacy with Effective Nonfiction Writing Techniques

    Boosting Student Literacy with Effective Nonfiction Writing Techniques

    Ready to unlock the secrets to teaching nonfiction writing? We are setting you up for success in this episode by deconstructing the process of nonfiction report writing. We tackle the vital role of spiraled instruction in literacy and nudge you to ignite your teaching by shifting the focus from disseminating information to engaging students actively in the writing process. We lay out the five-step strategy for writing nonfiction reports, underscoring the necessity of a well-chosen topic. Expect practical insights on nurturing grades three to six students to leverage their past writing experiences and enhance their current writing abilities.

    Ever wondered how to teach your students the clever use of jot notes? We've got you covered! Building on the premise that jot notes require higher-order thinking, we stress the need for regular practice, hinting that it's a skill that needs revisiting throughout the academic year. We walk you through the process of organizing research into subtopics, and the piecing together of a powerful paragraph within a specific framework. Be prepared for some groundbreaking advice on allowing students to refine their skills on their own work, all while you provide the necessary guidance and feedback. Don't miss out on this exciting journey to equip your students with the skills to use jot notes effectively in their writing. Tune in and experience the art of teaching like never before!
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    • 20 min
    8 Mindset Shifts Teachers Need For A Better Work Life Balance

    8 Mindset Shifts Teachers Need For A Better Work Life Balance

    Hey there, teachers! Welcome to another episode of the "Ignited Your Teaching Video Podcast."In this episode, we're diving into mindset strategies that can transform our classrooms and our sense of fulfillment in this incredible profession.

    Teaching has changed, and the demands on us as teachers are growing. We're losing some of our power, and it's time to take it back. In this episode, I'll be sharing some mindset shifts that have helped me along the way. My priorities have changed, and my life and career have gone in a different direction than I anticipated. But I'm content with where I am, and I know this is where I'm meant to be.

    Throughout this episode, we'll explore several mindset strategies, each with classroom examples and a simple three-step implementation plan. We'll start by reflecting on our reasons for becoming teachers and identifying our core purpose. Knowing our "why" will help us navigate the challenges and define our own version of teaching success.

    Key Ideas Covered: 
    Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses, support fellow teachers, and celebrate your own successes.Setting Boundaries: Learn to say "no" when necessary, prioritize your tasks, and manage your time effectively.Embracing Improvisation: Be flexible in your teaching approach, adapt to unexpected situations, and create more engaging learning experiences.Taking Control in Teaching: Make confident decisions, set clear rules, and communicate assertively.Sustainable Teaching: Balance your workload with your personal well-being, incorporate mindfulness, and use resources to save time.Cultivating Resilience and Joy: Build resilience against stress, focus on what you can control, and make teaching more enjoyable through creativity and play.
    Remember, changing your mindset is a journey, not an overnight transformation. Start with one strategy this week, and watch as it gradually transforms your teaching and your spirit. I hope you find these mindset strategies helpful and empowering. Thank you for joining me on the "Ignited Your Teaching Video Podcast." Until next time, keep the flame of learning burning bright! 


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    • 33 min
    EP260 - Transform Your Literacy Program with Effective Assessment Strategies

    EP260 - Transform Your Literacy Program with Effective Assessment Strategies

    What if you had the toolkit to boost your students' literacy levels? What if you could tailor your teaching styles to meet the individual needs of your learners? Welcome to a powerful episode that unravels the intricacies of incorporating assessments into your literacy program. We strip down the importance of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments, helping you understand your students' starting point, observe their progress, and gain a comprehensive view of their proficiency levels. 

    You'll discover how tools like Exocard's, guided reading, and spelling assessments can help you identify strengths and weaknesses in your students' learning process. We go further to discuss the value of literacy trackers and formative assessments, and how informal writing assessments can offer valuable insights into your students' writing skills. Discover how summative assessments can showcase overall proficiency and growth, and how encouraging students to select their work for assessment can fuel reflection and learning. So, join us for a deep dive into the world of assessments, and gain practical insights on how to use these tools to enhance your students' literacy skills.
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    • 20 min
    Ep 259 - Enhancing Spelling Skills: Transitioning to Ignited Spelling in the Junior Classroom

    Ep 259 - Enhancing Spelling Skills: Transitioning to Ignited Spelling in the Junior Classroom

    What if your students could effortlessly understand spelling patterns and rules, and not just memorize words for a test? What if you, as an educator, could transition smoothly away from traditional worksheets to an engaging and comprehensive spelling program? That's exactly what we're tackling in today's episode. We're voyaging through the fresh and comprehensive approach of teaching spelling to juniors using Ignited Spelling. We expose the gaps in foundational skills due to lack of explicit instruction and offer strategies to fill these voids, building on the knowledge your students already possess.

    We also roll up our sleeves to dive into the tricky task of integrating ignited spelling with ignited literacy. We acknowledge that the pace of each classroom differs and hence, the incorporation of ignited spelling into ignited literacy may not always be smooth. Fear not, we've got your back! We unfold a weekly plan for ignited spelling which teases off with an intriguing inquiry hook and is sprinkled with components like a spelling zoo anchor chart, shared reading, and practice pages. We ensure that by the end of this enlightening episode, you will be equipped with a better understanding of how to transition to ignited spelling lessons seamlessly.

    We wind up with the nitty-gritty details of a weekly practice plan. We unfurl effective techniques to assess student progress and discuss how to form a spelling list, summarize the text, provide instruction, and evaluate students. We shine the spotlight on the 12 available activities for spelling centers and offer tips on their best utilization. We parse the must-do activities and guide you when and how to collect assessment data. No matter if you're an educator or a parent, this episode is brimming with valuable insights and strategies to level up your teaching game and help your students ace their spelling skills!

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    • 30 min

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InquiryinOhio ,

Excellent

I am so glad you have taken your videos to a podcast format. You have an excellent way of breaking down the concepts associated inquiry based teaching.

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