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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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    • 4.9 • 141 Ratings

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.

    Take your Hexagonal Thinking Activities Deeper

    Take your Hexagonal Thinking Activities Deeper

    Want to try hexagonal thinking but aren't sure how to get students to make interesting connections? Use the strategies in this episode to encourage depth and creativity in your students' thinking.

    Sign up for my free PD, Camp Creative: Master Hexagonal Thinking in 5 Minutes a Day, right here: https://spark-creativity.ck.page/0058e67e81 

    • 9 min
    How to Create a Hexagonal Thinking Deck

    How to Create a Hexagonal Thinking Deck

    Ready to get started with hexagonal thinking in your classroom? Find out exactly what to put on your hexagonal thinking decks in today's episode. 

    • 12 min
    5 Ways to Use your Writing Makerspace

    5 Ways to Use your Writing Makerspace

    Ready to put your writing makerspace into action? In today's episode, get five easy ideas for incorporating it into your writing instruction in your creative ELA classes.

    • 10 min
    125: How to Start a Writing Makerspace

    125: How to Start a Writing Makerspace

    Heard whispers about the writing makerspace and wondering if it could help your writers? Find out how it works and how to easily get started in this episode. 

    Find the full show notes and sign up for this summer's Camp Creative at www.nowsparkcreativity.com. 

    • 12 min
    6 Free Canva Tools for Teachers

    6 Free Canva Tools for Teachers

    Want to use Canva tools in your classroom? Good, because they're amazing! In this episode, learn about some of the best - like the handout creator, bookmark designer and flashcard maker - and how to use them. Once you start, expect to be using Canva on the daily! 

    Show notes are at http://www.nowsparkcreativity.com.

    • 14 min
    Creative Blended Learning (Now and in the Future), with Dr. Catlin Tucker

    Creative Blended Learning (Now and in the Future), with Dr. Catlin Tucker

    In this interview with Dr. Catlin Tucker, blended learning specialist, learn about the station rotation model, effective playlist creation for independent learning, project-based-learning in the time of pandemic, and more. 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Christen68 ,

Spark Creativity Podcast

These 20 minute episodes offer so many fun & innovative ideas for teaching. I’ve been teaching English/ELA for 25 years, and Betsy helps keep me excited and rejuvenated. Some days I really want to quit, but then I listen to Betsy, and I get enthusiastic again.

Mud and Ink Teaching ,

A joy to listen!

I absolutely love what Betsy has to share here in her creative, thoughtful, and joyful podcasts. Betsy is committed to providing the best possible
PD for teachers and her love of teaching comes through every week ❤️. Love what you’re doing here, Betsy!!

HomerJulie ,

My favorite teaching podcast!

Betsy is a real teacher but with super powers! She’s relatable in so many ways, yet at the same time, she has wonderfully creative approaches to teaching. She has clearly taken the time to test drive her lessons and has predicted every possible scenario, allowing her to walk us through best practices.
Plus, she’s sweet, upbeat, and always wants to learn more.

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