Podcast Episodes



Welcome, Creative Teachers! I'm so glad you're here. 

The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast is designed to give you creative and practical teaching strategies for your ELA classroom in the time it takes to go for a run, drive to the store, or get ready in the morning. I know your life is BUSY. If you'd like some professional development that doesn't require a plane ticket or a week of your time, you can find all the shows on iTunes right here


Below you'll find links to the show notes for each episode. 

Season One
Episode #21: The Best Websites for ELA Teachers
Episode #22: 10 Books to Hook Readers
Episode #23: Discussion Warm-Ups
Episode #24: A Beginner's Guide to Student Blogging
Episode #25: The Best of 2017
Episode #26: My Teacher Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Episode #27: Classroom Discussion Panels with Audience Tweeters
Episode #28: Creative Classroom Inroads with John Spencer
Episode #29: A Beginner's Guide to Teaching Abroad
Episode #30: The Simplest Method for One Pager Success
Episode #31: 3 Creative Classroom Strategies: Murder Mysteries, Ted Talks, SNL Clips
Episode #32: Shakespeare Activities for Any Play
Episode #33: Get Started with Genius Hour Now
Episode #34: 4 Ways to Integrate STEM into your ELA Classroom
Episode #35: Using Book Clubs Successfully
Episode #36: Host a Successful Class Play
Episode #37: 5 Ways to Cut Stress at the End of the Year
Episode #38: 10 Ways to Fill a Hole in your Curriculum
Episode #39: Using "The Ideal Week" to cut Overwhelm
Episode #40: Dream Classroom Elements

Season Two
Episode #41: Teacher Mindset & Happiness with Angela Watson
Episode #42: The Perfect Theater Project
Episode #43: Tips for New Teachers with Kristy Avis
Episode #44: 25 Creative Assessments for Any Novel
Episode #45: Memes, Interactive Notebooks, and YA with Tracee Orman
Episode #46: Sketchnotes are Awesome, with Mike Rohde
Episode #47: The Power of the Writing Makerspace, with Angela Stockman
Episode #48: Reading Program Accountability that doesn't Ruin Everything
Episode #49: Take Flight with Google Classroom, with Matt Miller
Episode #50: The Power of Imperfect Action
Episode #51: Mock Trials, PAPA Squares and E-mail Etiquette with The Daring English Teacher
Episode #52: The Easy Guide to Blackout Poetry
Episode #53: How to Plan a Unit in 30 Minutes
Episode #54: Engaging Students in December, Winter Holiday Activities for ELA
Episode #55: Hyperdocs, Authentic Audience, and Screencastify with Kristy Louden
Episode #56: The Dos and Don'ts of Donors Choose for Teachers
Episode #57: Creative Tech Tools for ELA Teachers with Jennifer Gonzalez
Episode #58: How to Match Student Readers with Books they'll Love
Episode #59: Maybe Teaching doesn't have to be so Lonely
Episode #60: Students won't read? Don't care? One Year to Change That
Episode #61: Using Podcasts Successfully in ELA
Episode #62: When Students Choose their own Assessments, with David Rickert
Episode #63: Using Stations Creatively in ELA
Episode #64: A Beginner's Guide to Writer's Workshop, with Amanda Werner
Episode #65: Creative and Meaningful Final Exams

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