Setting goals gives us focus as we move into a new school year. Goals give us direction as we find ourselves bombarded with tasks.
In episode 91 Keven Rinaman, a technology director from Ohio, talks about the importance of setting goals for ourselves as well as our students. As we ask our students to set goals it makes sense that as educators we model goal setting ourselves.
Keven encourages us to find what interests and inspires us the most and get started setting our own educator goals.
This week’s episodes of the Ditch That Textbook podcast cover that and other topics, including:
- A dive into Google Classroom changes
- Big changes for Flipgrid
- The power of silence
- A Flipgrid scavenger hunt!
Scroll down to hear these episodes from the Ditch That Textbook podcast.
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If you’re starting a new school year (or have already started one), goals may be top of mind right now. Keven Rinaman talks about goal-setting strategies and how to have a successful year with them.
It’s August, which means exciting changes to many of the tools we use in the classroom. Google Classroom has a facelift and some new features. We dive into several of them in this episode.
Flipgrid, the video response tool, is now totally free for anyone. And recently, lots of new features became available. In this episode, we’ll outline some of them so you’ll be ready to start using them this school year!
One of our most powerful tools as teachers is silence. It can reclaim students’ attention. It can give students space to think. Sometimes, we just don’t think of it — or don’t realize its potential. Iowa educator Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss.
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