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The Sparkchasers Podcast
26 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Storytelling in Math and Art with Ruth Byrne
Be honest: when you think about math, do you have the urge to suddenly shrink and move to the back of the room? Well, art educator Ruth Byrne wants to change that. In today's episode, you'll hear Ruth explain how her passion project for Froebel's Gifts has truly made the biggest impact on her teaching this year. This is also a great preview of her upcoming 2021 Summer Arts Integration and STEAM conference session. Trust me, you're going to love it.
23 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
We're All Dancers: An Interview with Shelly Hutchinson
If you've been curious about how to use movement and dance with your students, but are nervous about the process, Shelly Hutchinson has a message for you. In today's episode, you'll hear Shelly's best ideas for successfully incorporating dance into the classroom. Get all the show notes and details at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers
27 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Collect, Connect, and Correct the Dots
Is there an event in your life you need to forgive? After the year we've had, many educators are left feeling drained, bitter, and even angry. Yet, no one is sharing how teachers can deal with these feelings. In this episode, we'll be talking about a strategy called Collect, Connect, and Correct the Dots that may give us all the ability to process what has happened and move to a better emotional place. Get all the show notes at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers
29 minutes | May 25, 2021
6 Interview Tips for Landing Your Dream Job
If you’re looking for a new job, today’s episode is going to be so helpful. We’re diving into my best interview tips for landing your dream job. Having interviewed for more positions than I can count - including teaching, administration, and business positions - and being the one doing the hiring, these suggestions are the ones I’ve found to be most successful in getting that job. Get all the show notes at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers/
19 minutes | May 18, 2021
Building STEAM Structures and Organization
Want to use STEAM in your classroom, but feel overwhelmed? Start by setting up these STEAM structures and organization tips from experts in the field. Visit artsintegration.com/sparkchasers for the full list of resources from this episode.
30 minutes | May 11, 2021
The Trouble with Edutainment
Schoolhouse Rock. Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Sesame Street? What do these all have in common? They are a great example of what’s now coined Edutainment. And while this isn’t new, Edutainment has taken on a whole new evolution as access to learning has become more open in the past 3 decades. Everything from TED Talks to CreativeLive to rock concerts for teacher PD has emerged as a way to make learning more fun. But are we on a dangerous slope? In this episode, we’re diving into this controversial topic and getting curious about what edutainment means for students in 21st-century classrooms. Get all the show notes and research at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers
20 minutes | May 4, 2021
CBAM for Learning Readiness
What’s the one thing most teachers dread more than anything else? The words “new initiative”. More often than not, there’s rolled eyes and inward groans. Not because teachers are afraid of change. But because teachers know that those two words typically mean we’re building the plane while flying it. There’s not a sequential plan of action that also takes into account what is already happening in the school. This is a common barrier for arts integration and STEAM as well. And the very best way I’ve found to jump that hurdle is through the CBAM model. In this episode, we'll chat about what CBAM is and how you can use it in your school to guide change. Get all the show notes at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers
21 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
The Be, Do, Have Model for Leadership
Have you ever received leadership coaching? If not, there's a simple model that has the potential to transform educational leadership: The Be, Do, Have model. If you feel like you’re a bit stuck - like you know what you want but you just can’t seem to get there - Be, Do, Have may help you unlock that door. Find all the resources and show notes at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers
21 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Teaching Poetry through Arts Integration
April is National Poetry Month and if you're looking for fresh ideas for exploring poetry in your classroom, this episode is for you. We're sharing 6 ways to teach poetry through arts integration. Get all the show notes, links, and details at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers/
19 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Reduce Testing Anxiety with these Arts Strategies
It's that time of year again in education - testing season. Regardless of how you feel about the topic, it's clear that testing is tough on students and teachers alike. In this episode, Susan walks you through 3 arts strategies to help make the testing process a little less anxious for all. View all the links, resources, and show notes at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers
19 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Summer 2021 Conference Sneak Peek
Curious about who's coming to the 2021 Summer Arts Integration and STEAM Online Conference? Tune in as Conference Coordinator Holly Valentine and Susan Riley chat about this year's keynotes, hands-on session, and the all-new teacher swag for participants! Get all the details at artsintegrationconference.com
25 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Re-Forming Education with Nicholas Ferroni
If there's one thing 2020 taught us all, it was that education reform is a "must-have" item. But if you're nervous about the ramifications of advocacy, it can be hard to start speaking up. In this episode, educator and activist Nicholas Ferroni shares how we can all be a part of re-forming education change efforts no matter what size our platform. Find the full episode show notes at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers/
30 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Learning in 2021 from a Student's Perspective
Ever wonder what your students REALLY think about learning during a pandemic? Tune in as Susan interviews her middle-school daughter for an unfiltered and honest student point of view. Get all the shownotes and questions (so you can ask your own students) at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers
31 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Productivity that Works for Teachers with Michelle Emerson
Michelle Emerson from Pocketful of Primary is on a mission to help teachers move from feeling overwhelmed to feeling empowered. In today's episode, she's sharing her number one productivity tip and game-changing mindset shifts to help you become the best educator possible. For the full list of show notes and resources, head over to artsintegration.com/sparkchasers/
32 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
CPR for Creative Classrooms
This week, learn a simple 3-step framework that will save time in your curriculum and increases success with arts integration and STEAM. And great news - you can earn a 1 hour PD certificate just for listening! Head over to artsintegration.com/sparkchasers for all the show notes and details.
19 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
What Does an Arts Integration Specialist Do?
Curious about becoming an arts integration specialist? In this episode, Susan shares the inside scoop on what the role is like, what you can do with a certification in this field, and even bust some misconceptions along the way. Get all the show notes at artsintegration.com/sparkchasers/
42 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
5 Mistakes Teachers Make with Arts Integration (and how to avoid them)
Ready to supercharge your arts integration efforts? Today, we're chatting about 5 BIG mistakes teachers typically make with arts integration and specific action steps you can take to sidestep these obstacles. Go to artsintegration.com/sparkchasers for all the show notes and resources from this episode.
28 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Arts Integration Certification: Is it Right For Me?
Arts Integration Certification enrollment is now open for a limited time. Are you wondering if this is the right next step for you? Tune in as Dr. Typhani Harris and Susan Riley chat about this program and how it's impacted hundreds of alumni. For more information, visit ArtsIntegration.com/certification
30 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Creating a Pop Up Experience for Your Classroom
Want to create a high-energy, action-packed learning experience in 2 weeks or less? Try a Pop-Up Lesson! In this week's show, you'll learn how you can use the ideas from Pop-Up Restaurants and Groups to build a purposeful learning experience for your students. Visit artsintegration.com/sparkchasers for the show notes and links to more resources.
29 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Become a CEO Teacher with Kayse Morris
If you've ever wondered how to have success with an online teacher business - whether it's a TpT side hustle or a full-fledged education business - this episode is for you. Today, we're getting real about becoming an empowered CEO teacher with Kayse Morris. Kayse Morris is the founder of the CEO Teacher, an online space dedicated to helping educators change their lives by learning how to market their online teacher businesses. She does an incredible job of breaking down the process of creating and selling teacher resources online, and then helping teachers build their mindset and their marketing muscles to create the life of their dreams. She’s a mama of 4, wife to a high school principal and just a wonderful down-to-earth woman. Ready to learn how you can take what you know and build a business that impacts teachers and students all over the world? Let’s dive in.
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