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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.

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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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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Episodes

052: The Easy Guide to Blackout Poetry

11/6/2018
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If your students would rather eat a ghost chili than dive into poetry workshop, blackout poetry is your new best friend! In this episode, I'll teach you the simple steps you can use to guide them in creating stunning blackout poems.

Duration:00:10:55

051: Mock Trials, E-mail Etiquette, and PAPA Squares with The Daring English Teacher

10/24/2018
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Learn about how to get started with mock trials, a funny way to teach your students to write a good e-mail, how to wrap up a unit with a board game final project and much more in today's jam-packed episode with Christina from The Daring English Teacher.

Duration:00:29:19

050: The Power of Imperfect Action

10/10/2018
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If you've ever felt like you just didn't have time to learn enough about something new you want to try in your classroom before rolling it out, this episode is for you. It's time to take action, even if it isn't perfect.

Duration:00:18:50

049: Take Flight with Google Classroom, with Matt Miller

9/26/2018
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Google Classroom sounds great, but how does it work? In this episode of The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast, learn how to leverage this platform to create more creative, more organized lessons, and to make your feedback process faster and more effective.

Duration:00:45:12

048: Reading Program Accountability that doesn't Ruin Everything

9/19/2018
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Keeping students accountable to some expectations while helping them fall in love with reading is not easy! In this show, discover four creative ways to check in with your readers in a way that won't make you feel like the book police.

Duration:00:14:29

047: The Power of the Writing Makerspace, with Angela Stockman

9/5/2018
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Guiding students in using maker elements to build their arguments and ideas leads to greater complexity in their thinking and writing. Find out how to get started in this conversation with Angela Stockman, author of Hack the Writing Workshop.

Duration:00:32:04

046: Sketchnotes are Awesome, with Mike Rohde

8/22/2018
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In this episode, find out what sketchnotes are and why they matter to your classroom as I interview Mike Rohde, the creator of sketchnotes.

Duration:00:39:37

045: Memes, Interactive Notebooks & YA with Tracee Orman

8/16/2018
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In this episode, I'm chatting with Tracee Orman about some of her favorite classroom strategies. Discover how to use memes to help your students connect to literature, when and why to use interactive notebooks, and the true power of YA fiction.

Duration:00:25:32

044: 25 Creative Assessments for Any Novel

8/8/2018
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Looking for more creative assessment options at the end of your novel units? Discover twenty-five new ideas in this episode, plus the secret sauce to keep them meaningful in terms of analysis.

Duration:00:17:03

043: Tips for New Teachers with Kristy Avis

7/24/2018
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In this episode I'm chatting with Kristy Avis, the blogger behind 2 Peas and a Dog and co-host of the 2ndary ELA Facebook Group and Twitter Chat. She's sharing ideas to help new teachers make their first year more positive, effective, and fulfilling.

Duration:00:18:38

042: The Perfect Theater Project

7/12/2018
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Coming up with a great theater project is hard work. In this episode, I'll walk you through a few easy steps to split any play into key scenes and then have students perform them, in order, on the final day of your unit. You're going to love it!

Duration:00:08:41

041: Teacher Mindset & Happiness with Angela Watson

6/26/2018
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If you're feeling overwhelmed in your teaching life, and you'd like guidance with how to adjust your mindset, routines and goals to feel happier in the profession, this interview with Angela Watson will help you find your way.

Duration:00:28:34

040: Dream Classroom Elements

6/14/2018
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Planning the layout and components of your ELA classroom? Get ideas for what to put inside to make it a great space to work and learn, for you and your students.

Duration:00:21:19

039: Using "The Ideal Week" to Cut Overwhelm

5/31/2018
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In this episode, I'll share a simple strategy that can help you prioritize what is most important to you and schedule your week so you don't always feel like you have a thousand different things you should be doing.

Duration:00:10:01

038: 10 Ways to Fill a Hole in your Curriculum

5/16/2018
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Discover ten great options for that hole in your ELA curriculum, whether it's large or small. This is the perfect episode for you if you are writing a new course, restructuring a course, or looking to add a unit into a course you've already got.

Duration:00:19:26

037: 5 Ways to Cut Stress at the End of the Year

5/2/2018
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Discover five simple strategies for ending the year with less stress and more creativity. In this episode, I'll share some small tweaks you can make so you head for summer feeling less exhausted and more fulfilled.

Duration:00:14:48

036: Host a Successful Class Play

4/18/2018
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In this episode, Danielle from Nouvelle ELA, theater guru, shares her structure for a successful class play. Don't be intimidated! This awesomely engaging activity is more doable than you might think, and OH so much fun.

Duration:00:23:28

Episode 035: Using Book Clubs Successfully

4/5/2018
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Join me as I talk to special guest Melissa Kruse of The Reading and Writing Haven about how to use book clubs to encourage choice reading with your students. Get the information you need to get started with a successful book club program right away.

Duration:00:25:32

034: 4 Ways to Integrate STEM into ELA

3/29/2018
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In this episode, discover how you can bring STEM into your ELA class through creative novel projects, nonfiction articles that will peak student interest, starting an ELA makerspace, and helping students launch social media campaigns for change.

Duration:00:12:03

033: Get Started with Genius Hour Now

3/15/2018
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In this episode, I'll give you the rundown on and the roadmap for an ELA genius hour. Find out how it fits the standards, how to structure it, how to grade it, and where you can find an amazing free resource set to get you started.

Duration:00:22:23