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As fellow educators, we understand just how busy your schedule is. We also know just how important it is to get regular doses of motivation to keep you going throughout the year and tips for how to make your classroom run even more efficiently day to day. Part inspiration and part implementation, you'll hear a short episode designed to provide you actionable steps regarding how to make your classroom more efficient, new technology or ideas to try out in your classroom, and other resources that we find along the way.

The EDVERYTHING Podcast: For Everything Education Nicole Clark&Danielle Johnson

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As fellow educators, we understand just how busy your schedule is. We also know just how important it is to get regular doses of motivation to keep you going throughout the year and tips for how to make your classroom run even more efficiently day to day. Part inspiration and part implementation, you'll hear a short episode designed to provide you actionable steps regarding how to make your classroom more efficient, new technology or ideas to try out in your classroom, and other resources that we find along the way.

    Episode 81: Pitch, Please: The Teacherpreneur’s Guide to Pitching

    Episode 81: Pitch, Please: The Teacherpreneur’s Guide to Pitching

    As Summit and podcast hosts, we know a thing or two about pitching. We both receive and make pitches all the time.  Based on what we’ve seen first hand, we are breaking down some of the most important things to keep in mind in order to put together a quality pitch.

    In episode 80, we talked about the homework that should be done behind the scenes before sending out that pitch so that when your message or application gains attention, those hosts are impressed with what they see from you in #alltheplaces. And while that episode was centered on you, much of what to do in the pitch itself is actually not.

    Today, we are going to help put you in the right mindset and help you focus on the right things when it comes to filling out applications or making cold pitches.  In this episode you’ll hear:

    -How even without having experience with pitching, you’ve probably done something very similar before in the form of cover letters

    -The ways in which being specific— and making those connections outside of the pitch itself can be invaluable

    -How the emphasis needs to be on what you offer them, not what just what you’ll get out of the experience or what degrees you’ve got

    Links mentioned



    https://thesprinkletoppedteacher.com/mystory (check out her fun facts—I love how memorable they are)


    • 25 min
    Episode 80: Teacher Influencer Resume Refresh

    Episode 80: Teacher Influencer Resume Refresh

    As the school year starts to wind down and distance learning becomes the new norm, it seems there is no better time than the present for self-reflection and a #teacherinfluencer resume revamp.  In this episode you'll hear:  

    Why the size of your audience isn't your single defining characteristic  

    Why attending a virtual summit is a perfect opportunity to earn the Professional Development you've been wanting 

    The *homework* you need to do before you hit "apply"  

    How to strategize and make the most of your social media bio or highlight reel  

    The first three things someone is looking for when they come across your page for the very first time  

    How you can leverage your skills as a #teacherinfluencer and apply to be a Total Teacher Summit featured speaker 

    Links mentioned:  

    Simple One Page Media Kit Template For Teacherpreneurs & TpT Sellers 


    Total Teacher Summit Speaker Application  


    Episode 44: Why Attend A Virtual Summit 


    Episode 45: How To Get the Most Out of Attending a Virtual Summit 


    • 24 min
    Episode 79: Success Stories: How To Show Off Student Work (When You Don’t Have a Bulletin Board)

    Episode 79: Success Stories: How To Show Off Student Work (When You Don’t Have a Bulletin Board)

    Why showcase student work—and why not use the bulletin board

    Sends the message that you value student work
    Makes students collaborators in the shared space
    Reinforces the idea that the teacher isn't necessarily the only audience
    Gives others a glimpse into your classroom and what you are working on

    Time to think outside the traditional bulletin board
    Bulletin boards might be the most common method for displaying student work-- but that doesn't make it the only way to show what students can produce

    Re-doing bulletin boards isn't exactly a fun task/Using ways outside of the bulletin board actually allow you to update student work more regularly.  In ASCD's "Classroom Displays: Keep the Focus on Student Work," Mike Anderson, a Responsive Classroom specialist suggests displaying drafts and works in progress, not just final products, and reminds us to leave plenty of space--even if that means you need to display work in shifts http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol6/613-anderson.aspx
    At the time of this recording, our classrooms are remote-- there is no physical bulletin board
    Sometimes, bulletin boards aren't the right "fit" for the assignment (not all great student work is visually appealing)
    Greener (yay environment!)
    Perfect for traveling teachers (reference episode)
    Bulletin boards themselves have a limited audience-- only others in the school will see them (parents, others who teach the same subject that you do, etc.)

    How to display work without that traditional bulletin board
    1| Embed the “show off” portion directly into the project/class routine itself

    Certain apps/websites are designed for sharing (Ex. FlipGrid, ClassroomDojo)

    2| Show it off to parents in a newsletter

    Do you already send a classroom newsletter home? Why not make that another space to show off learning instead of using it simply as a platform to explain what is being worked on [TpT template opportunity?]

    3| Show it off to the greater community using social media

    Does your school have official school social media accounts you can post to?  This could potentially get both parents and students to see that great work at the same time

    4| Get it in front of the eyes of judges

    NEA’s “Showcasing Student Work” reminds us of other ways to show off (encourage them to enter their work into contests) http://www.nea.org/tools/57917.htm

    5| Digitize Your Bulletin Board-- and show it off in #alltheplaces 

    Shana of @HelloTeacherLady has an amazing tutorial on customizing your Zoom Waiting Room or Google Header (check out more here!) In her example, she shows off how she replicates the vibe by including posters she loves in the virtual space she's made-- why not use your newly created bulletin board instead!
    Make it once, use it in many places! [TpT Product Template Opportunity]-- use it for the Waiting Room, post it in Stream with that day's announcements, update the Banner, post it on the LMS that you used before remote instruction began.  You know the principle that you can share your one piece of content in multiple places because your audience might not be following you in all those places so you really aren't bothering anyone?  The same applies here!  Some students/parents may have missed it the first time around-- and none of your students will be upset at seeing their work featured once more!
    Speaking of lessons from social media...Edverything Social!

    • 29 min
    Episode 78: 5 ways to make your virtual classroom feel like home—for you and your students

    Episode 78: 5 ways to make your virtual classroom feel like home—for you and your students

    As the new normal of working from home actually begins to feel a bit more normal, it may be time to make our digital classrooms feel a little bit more like the home away from home our physical classrooms have always been. So many teachers pride themselves on making their classrooms a comfortable, welcoming space, full of personality, and inspiration. But can we say the same for our virtual classrooms? Though this may have been overlooked when the sudden transition to remote learning occurred, now that it seems likely that many schools will be settling into distance learning for an extended time, potentially even ending the year in this way, we can turn our attention to the small ways that we can make our online classrooms replicate the physical ones we left behind.

    Whether these customizations help you infuse a bit of your personality as a reminder to your students that you truly are there on the other side of the screen, instill a little humor or positivity to help brighten a tough time, or create motivation when it could be lacking, this effort helps make the continuation of learning feel like a true extension of the classroom you and your students have developed all year.

    In this episode, you’ll hear:

    -Reasons why customization of your classroom benefits you, your students— and your side hustle

    -How bitmojis can help you make your classroom feel more personal even without sharing an actual image of yourself

    -Ways beyond the visual to make your classroom feel like your space

    Links mentioned:



    Ep. 75: Going the Distance with @VirtualElementaryTeachers


    Ep. 63 Wonderful, Wonder-filled Classrooms with @BuildingBookLove


    Ep 67: Personally Speaking 


    • 24 min
    Episode 77: Remote Learning Project Idea: Using Virtual Summits in the Virtual Classroom

    Episode 77: Remote Learning Project Idea: Using Virtual Summits in the Virtual Classroom

    Danielle & Nicole are here to discuss their favorite topic - virtual summits! Whether you're curious about the behind the scenes end of creating a the #totalteachersummit or you're seriously considering implementing a virtual summit in your classroom this school year, Danielle & Nicole are here to walk you through the "How-To" of virtual summit creation.

    When you listen to episode 46 you know why a virtual classroom meet-up is worthwhile, and today we're building on that point, bringing you the how. In just 9 easy steps, we break down questions to ask yourself, factors to consider, and potential roadblocks to look out for.

    Step 1: Pick a unit that makes sense to host as a virtual summit

    What unit is so large in scope that you always feel like you just scratch the surface with how you traditionally cover it? (Nothing comes to mind? In episode #18, we talked about how to teach topics you can’t stand— this very well might be one of them)

    Step 2: Select what students will be responsible for in terms of creating the virtual summit.  Think outside just the presentation itself. Student autonomy is key!

    Name of Summit.  You have the general topic/concept, but let students choose a name for more ownership and creativity. How can you make this happen— have students work in small groups to come up with their name and a pitch for why.

    Step 3: Craft a corresponding rubric or rubrics to use for each of the requirements students must meet

    Identify Common Core Standards you are looking to address

    What you’ll probably want included for this rubric or to have separate rubrics for:

    Presentation— creativity, accuracy, understanding audience

    Networking/Engagement—how do they interact with others “in chat.”  The quality and quantity of what is said, how it is said

    The “extras”— do students need to create a corresponding PowerPoint for their talk? Do they need to create a virtual or physical thumbnail display of their talk

    Step 4:  Decide what technology you need to use to make this happen.  When will students be viewing the presentations? How will they give their feedback?

    Step 5: Determine how to model the concept and any related technology in your classroom

    Don’t assume students know how to use a particular piece of technology.  Time will probably need to be built in for students to learn this.  Do students need to edit their videos? Upload them?  These small logistics are things that can cause a lot of problems come the due date if you don’t plan for it as students are unlikely to know what they don’t know

    Step 6: Get students HYPED

    Step 7: Decide what students will need extra support with to create their virtual summit and select how much class time to devote to it

    Step 8: How can the summit live on/be shared with others?

    Grab our bulletin board print outs and utilize QR codes

    Use Class Dojo to share with parents

    Step 9: Reflection to help you iterate

    Build-in time for you and your students to reflect on the project, stay organized, student growth and ownership, make it even smoother next time or for next year

    • 44 min
    Episode 76: Routines for Remote Learning

    Episode 76: Routines for Remote Learning

    When school is in session, whether knowingly or not, you likely have a routine. That set of tasks you do regularly, perhaps even unconsciously, from the time you wake up through your commute and continue straight through til the final bell rings and you head home for the day. And while everyone’s typical routine may look a little different, the COVID 19 outbreak has almost certainly caused a major disruption to your daily schedule. With the sudden shift to remote learning, you may feel like you are at a loss for how to manage your time and what to prioritize when things seem so far from ordinary.

    When working from home, it can be more challenging to put together routines, but it can also be that much more important for creating and maintaining healthy boundaries.  When your home is your office, it can be tempting to have no exact end time to your work day or to try to take each morning at a leisurely pace. While far from experts, we’ve each started settling into our new routine, and we are hoping that this episode inspires you to do just the same.

    We know that everyone's routine will look a little different based on what your home situation looks like, what grade level you teach, what your school expects-- and a myriad of other factors. While we are routine enthusiasts, we don't think there is one right way to go about your day; as a result, instead of a prescriptive checklist, we have provided you with a framework—in the form of this very episode and a free, fully customizable workbook and checklist so you quickly determine your priorities and develop a routine for what actually works for you.

    In this episode, you’ll hear:

    -What does NOT work for us in terms of our new morning routines

    -Changes we’ve made to our classroom routines from day 1 of remote learning til now

    -Why a classroom routine students can expect is great—but isn’t synonymous with being rigid

    -A few things that you can celebrate crossing off your typical after school rings to-do list

    -Why boundary setting is extra important during remote learning

    Links mentioned:

    -Episode 22


    -Our TpT Store to get your free workbook and checklist https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Remote-Learning-Routines-Teachers-Work-from-Home-Workbook-and-Daily-Checklist-5431307

    -Episode 9


    • 28 min

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Marc the moose ,

Episode 69 is packed with great ideas!

I’m loving this podcast! Episode 69 has lots of great info! I took a ton of notes! The ideas were motivational and offered actionable suggestions to implement the ideas.

Maureen C.

Hinckley56 ,


Outstanding Episode-
Thank you for delivering consistent, actionable insight.
Thom is an inspired person who lives this.
Tough to believe every educator wouldnt want to create this type of synergy in their classrooms.
Clear and differentiated questions throughout.
Well done-

GibsonEdu ,

Great for the teacherpreneur!

Danielle and Nicole bring such a great energy with every interview and I love that they share content that not only will help teachers do meaningful work in their classrooms but also help the teachers that are on that side hustle grind.

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