OnEducation, by OnPodcastMedia, is a podcast about “teachers, teaching, and everything in between.” The hosts are two educators—one a language teacher in the US, the other a computer science teacher in Canada—who talk with world-class educators, take questions, and tell listeners what’s new in educational technology. The entertaining and timely conversations offer trusted, expert-level opinions on the best software and technology for the classroom. Since March 2018, OnEducation has consistently grown its listener base and is now regularly the top podcast on the iTunes “Educational Technology” chart. OnEducation also offers a blog for educators to take a deeper dive into the topics discussed on the podcast.
I've had the opportunity to speak at various colleges around my state this year. Although each campus has its own flavor, I am guaranteed to be asked one question at some point in my visit—usually from a student teacher. Although it comes in many forms, it goes something like this: “I'm student teaching. Whenever other teachers in my building find out I’m going to become a teacher they ask why. They say get out while you still can.”
Although I disagree with the statement, the question is necessary—why are you teaching? My why comes in two parts: it’s for myself and my students.
Despite strapped budgets, school leaders are not without options when it comes to providing students with access to high-quality arts education, according to a freely downloadable guide published in 2018 by the ArtsEducation Partnership and the National Association ofElementary School Principals.
From the latest tech to the newest assessment trend, it’s difficult for classroom teachers to stay on top of everything. The Educator Innovation Lab is a place where teachers can identify an area of desired growth and then try innovative ideas in that area in the classroom.