Motivating Without Grades

Mike SzczepanikBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: If the task requires critical & creative thinking, then autonomy, mastery, and purpose are better motivators than rewards and punishments. Students today have to do more cognitively challenging work than they did in the past. Ten ways to motivate students without grades are provided. There are other benefits to using these techniques. In the last post But They Won’t … Read More

Be a Leader

Susan JonesBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: As a teacher, you are already a leader in your classroom, but there are more opportunities for you to lead within your school district. It’s important to avoid falling into a routine and to constantly evaluate and revamp your teaching methods to fit the needs of your current students. Leaders are not afraid to try new things and share … Read More

Episode #235: Erin Healey

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Erin Healey is a dedicated and passionate advocate for education. After teaching in the secondary classroom for five years, Erin’s constant determination to seek out best practices and lead with vision led her to a Master’s in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Education Technology, and a leadership role as an Instructional Systems Coach at Portsmouth High School.  Erin currently continues … Read More

Five Keys For Elite Performance with Dom Brightmon

Jerod Phillips Sr.Blog, The Squad Builder Podcast

In this episode, I’m joined by Dom Brightmon. We jump into his 5 keys for elite performance and his work with his podcast, Going North. Follow Dr. Phillips on Twitter at @japhillips0722 and Instagram at drjaphillips0722. You can find Dom Brightmon and all his contact information at Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):; License code: K9P90BR2TLXEJTEK MORE EPISODES

Episode 3.8 with Bradley Lands: Teach our kids to be knowledge-ABLE!!

Ryan ScottThe Big ED Idea Podcast

Bradley Lands is the author of the book Knowledge-ABLE, owner of UpLearn LLC, the Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School, a Google Certified Innovator, a Google Certified Trainer, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and a National Board Certified Teacher. You can reach Bradley on Twitter @mrlands or his website ! MORE EPISODES