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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

061: Using Podcasts Successfully in ELA

3/11/2019
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Discover great podcasts to use in your ELA classroom, and get tips for how to use them successfully. Find out how to keep students focused as they listen and how to make it easy for them to access podcasts individually.

Duration:00:23:01

060: Students won't read? Don't care? One Year to Change That

2/27/2019
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Discover one year's worth of strategies to help you defeat apathy and make connections with your students, paving the way for them to develop their love of language so they can be successful students. You can't read every book out loud to them forever. Use blogs, podcasts, Ted Talks, spoken word poetry, independent reading and more to create a curriculum that will truly make a difference in their lives.

Duration:00:20:17

059: Maybe Teaching doesn't have to be so Lonely

2/16/2019
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Though you're constantly surrounded by people, teaching can be lonely. This episode is all about finding ways to build positive personal and professional relationships with other teachers at your school and in your area.

Duration:00:24:26

How to Match Student Readers with Books they'll Love

1/29/2019
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Your independent reading program will be most successful when you can help student readers find the books they'll truly love. Check out this episode for nine simple strategies to make it easy for you to match your students with the right books.

Duration:00:21:07

057: Creative Tech Tools for ELA Teachers, with Jennifer Gonzalez

1/15/2019
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Want tech that unlocks student creativity instead of replacing what's already working? Join me as I chat with Jennifer Gonzalez, from Cult of Pedagogy, about her favorite creative tech tools and tech-based class projects for English teachers.

Duration:00:32:32

056: The Dos and Don'ts of Donors Choose for Teachers

1/2/2019
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If you're spending too much of your salary to equip your (public school) classroom to meet your students' needs, find out how to leverage Donors Choose to get what you need. Follow these eight easy tips for Donors Choose success.

Duration:00:23:46

055: Hyperdocs, Authentic Audience, and Screencastify with Kristy Louden

12/18/2018
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In this episode, I'm talking to Kristy from Louden Clear in Education about using hyperdocs to teach writing more effectively, a speech project with a true authentic audience, and how to use Screencastify to save so much time.

Duration:00:30:08

054: Engaging Students in December: Winter Holiday Activities for ELA

12/4/2018
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Sick of trying to compete with holiday madness in December? Stop trying! Bring the holidays in and enjoy teaching all your usual ELA skills in a new context. My favorite option? Gingerbread house short stories! Listen in for the details.

Duration:00:17:09

053: How to Plan a Unit in 30 Minutes

11/20/2018
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If you're finding it a struggle to figure out how to plan your days, weeks, and units, this episode is here to help. Learn the simple three-step strategy I've always used to plan my ELA units and keep my teaching life organized.

Duration:00:10:38

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