When teaching involves your heart as well as your mind, it feels inspired! Join Laura Candler to discover innovative teaching strategies, classroom management ideas, and helpful tools that will make it easy to find inspiration in your teaching practice! If you’re a classroom teacher who’s looking for practical strategies and motivational advice, this is the podcast for you!
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Teaching with Children's Magazines
Children's magazines are excellent teaching tools that be used to integrate literacy across the curriculum. In this episode, I discuss the advantages of using magazines in the classroom, as well as where to find them and how to use them to supplement your regular instruction.
Show Notes for Teaching with Children's Magazines
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How to Teach Social Skills for Working Together
When students have trouble working together, it's often because they lack the social skills to interact effectively with others. Fortunately, social skills can be taught just like academic skills. In this episode, I share a 6-step process for teaching social skills that will help your students get along better with their classmates and learn to work more productively in cooperative learning teams.
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Tips for Using Attention Signals Effectively
Attention signals are essential tools for classroom management, and learning to use them effectively might be one of the most important keys to inspired teaching! In this episode, I explain why attention signals are so essential and share examples of signals that teachers love. I also discuss how to evaluate attention signals to ensure that you choose the right one for your classroom. The episode wraps up with a simple, step-by-step lesson plan that includes tips for teaching any new quiet signal to your students.
If you’d like to discuss this topic with other educators, you're invited to join the Inspired Teaching Podcast Conversations Facebook group. Click on Unit 6 in the sidebar and look for the discussion questions about attention signals. We'd love to learn about your favorite attention signals and how you implement them in your classroom!
How to Get Dozens of Free Resources for Your Classroom
Did you know that Scholastic Book Clubs has a fabulous back-to-school deal that makes it possible to get thousands of bonus points with your first order? You can use these points to get dozens of free books and other resources for your classroom. In episode 5, I describe a goal-setting strategy that resulted in my class earning over 10,000 points with the first book order, year after year. Visit the show notes page to download a free packet of information with step-by-step directions and printables to make this plan easy to implement.
Episode 5 Show Notes and Resources
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I Wish My Teacher Knew
“I Wish My Teacher Knew” is a simple activity developed by 3rd grade teacher Kyle Schwartz that transformed her classroom. In episode 4, I share how this simple strategy has helped thousands of teachers build relationships with their students, including the story of a 4th grade teacher who put a unique spin on the activity to make it even more effective. I wrap up by sharing tips for using this strategy in your own classroom and offering ways to adapt it to meet the needs of your students.
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Why You Need a Class Handbook
Have you ever thought of creating a handbook just for your own classroom? In episode 3, I explain how creating a class handbook can help you kick off a great school year and how it can prevent problems due to miscommunication. I also share loads of ideas about what to include in your handbook, plus helpful tips for introducing it to your class. Download free sample handbook pages to help you get started!
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Laura Candler provides her listeners with innovative teaching strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom. She provides all the resources that you need to implement the ideas. She shares her expertise and wisdom from her 30 years as a teacher as well as ideas that work from other teachers. Her passion for teaching and helping educators teach with their hearts and minds shines through her inspirational podcasts.
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Laura Candler has many years of experience in education and always puts out amazing products and advice! I consider myself one of the fortunate ones to have discovered her products and great knowledge of education. Thank you Laura!
Inspiration that teachers need!
Teachers need to hear ideas that are inspiring at all times during the school year. Laura Candler offers that to us and gives us practical and insightful ideas through this podcast. Thank you, Laura!