Sweat to inspire

Sweat to inspire

anchor.fm/todd-bloch
7th Grade science teacher sweating to inspire the next generation …ideas about education to inspire thought and action.


Teachers forced to act like porn stars? #clearthelist #equity #thisisamerica
Aug 5 • 6 min
There are huge inequities in funding for classrooms so many educators have gone to social media to publish lists of their needs. Time to fix educational funding this is sad!
Edutwitter reflection
Aug 1 • 6 min
Reflection on attack’s on edutwitter
Developing a making mindset
Jul 29 • 4 min
It is important to allow our students the opportunity to develop a making mindset
Teachers aren’t saviors ….
Jul 23 • 7 min
Teaching is a hard challenging job. Many feel teachers are saviors but we aren’t. Sure saving happens from great teaching but that is a side effect.
Kathy Dooley Thank you! #queereye #netflix
Jul 22 • 5 min
Watched Netflix Queer Eye season 4 episode 1 and saw a familiar face. I grew up in Quincy IL. And Kathy Dooley was my choir director in church.
Innovations by teachers
Jul 18 • 6 min
Remember many innovations fail, how do we support innovations in our schools
Need for diversity of instruction
Jul 17 • 6 min
One size doesn’t fort all, remember tos mix up instructional styles for your students
Extra credit? Time to be a thing of the past!
Jul 11 • 6 min
Why do some thrashers give extra credit? Is this practice outdated l, shouldn’t it be part of the past!
What! You’re not going to college?
Jul 10 • 6 min
Perceptions and ideas around college/ career training
Acknowledging that I am Old and White!
Jun 28 • 8 min
Pondering diversity being old and white.
Debt free college education?
Jun 25 • 6 min
There are many question around the 2020 political platforms that propose debt free college.
Red for Ed Rallies
Jun 18 • 4 min
Present in spirit today
Message to my departing 7th graders
Jun 14 • 4 min
Last day message to my students
Data-that 4- letter word
May 30 • 6 min
Data is important but be careful how we use it!
Class size matters!
May 19 • 16 min
When we are talking about classroom instruction, class size matters!
Advice to School of Education Graduates
May 12 • 4 min
Advice to recent school of education graduates on finding the best fit for them
Teaching is difficult, but amazing things happen
Apr 23 • 4 min
Considering how many different starting points exist in a classroom it is amazing what is accomplished in a classroom
High stakes test thoughts
Apr 9 • 4 min
As PSAT and SAT are upon us, a few thoughts on high stakes tests
Are Siloes in education creating us vs them mentality?
Mar 28 • 5 min
Rethink Ed structure
Equity in funding please
Mar 27 • 5 min
My reaction to DeVos budget
Day 1 reflection #macul19
Mar 21 • 8 min
Reflecting on my day 1 experience of #macul19
#macul19 3 quick tips
Mar 18 • 4 min
3 tips for those attending MACUL
The struggle with choice in the classroom #tlap
Feb 26 • 5 min
Is choice good? Not always ! Students often struggle with making right choices and can have anxiety over them
Teaching: hard but rewarding #mschat
Feb 21 • 5 min
Teaching is a very hard job that has many rewards.
Going from good to great?
Feb 18 • 4 min
Is this common expression around education helpful?
Working against free will of students
Feb 16 • 5 min
How can educators get past students who use their free will not to learn content?
#Loveteaching
Feb 14 • 3 min
Shout out to teaching on Valentine’s Day
Let’s take learning off the clock!
Feb 12 • 6 min
With all these snow days in Michigan it has many worried about extending the school year. What if learning was it measured in days and hours but targets meet!
Learning is hard work!
Feb 11 • 4 min
Lets remember that learning is hard work and students have free will whether to learn or not learn.
Language matters
Feb 10 • 5 min
The words we use when talking about education matters. We need to stop the use of superlatives.
Thoughts about this twitter tool!
Feb 6 • 5 min
Twitter is so powerful for connections but be careful with judgements
Snow day thoughts #miched
Feb 6 • 5 min
Tough decisions are made around snow day calls by districts.
What education NEEDS message to Governor
Feb 2 • 5 min
Message for state of education!
What needs to go viral in education!
Jan 31 • 4 min
So many awesome snow day announcement songs, but what really needs to go viral around education is the great things happening every day in schools!
The climate around schools matters!
Jan 28 • 6 min
Schools have so many issues to focus on it helps when the social climate around education is positive!
#AMLE2018 quick take
Oct 29, 2018 • 4 min
Some thought from AMLE conference
Innovation
Oct 19, 2018 • 4 min
Let rethink schools
Model how to use technology
Oct 18, 2018 • 3 min
Students need to unleash the power of tech at their fingertips for learning
Choice in education
Oct 11, 2018 • 3 min
Need for educated choices for our students
Education needs more hands on deck!
Oct 10, 2018 • 5 min
What is happening in schools? Where is teacher prep time going?
Full calendar
Oct 10, 2018 • 4 min
Busy education season
End school as daycare!
Oct 3, 2018 • 3 min
Time to change the structure of school!
Learning, Just do It!
Sep 15, 2018 • 2 min
Learning mentality
Show up and Try
Sep 9, 2018 • 3 min
Week one theme show up and try!
Assumptions are dangerous
Aug 22, 2018 • 3 min
Don’t over assume
Teaching styles need to be diverse
Aug 21, 2018 • 4 min
Stop teacher on teacher bashing
Time to end Hate culture
Aug 16, 2018 • 3 min
Haters going to hate culture needs to end!
Priorities
Aug 14, 2018 • 3 min
Education needs to be our top priority
Am I ready
Aug 13, 2018 • 3 min
Engagement after compliance
Aug 10, 2018 • 3 min
All learning has to start with compliance then students can be engaged and grow to empowerment.
Excited for school year!
Aug 3, 2018 • 2 min
Far too long
Jul 24, 2018 • 4 min
Regaining passion
Take always from HS open house
Mar 1, 2018 • 4 min
Are these the messages we want parents hearing as the lead?
Sadness on Valentine’s Day
Feb 28, 2018 • 2 min
Reflecting on Valentine’s Day shooting in Florida
New Year #oneword
Jan 2, 2018 • 3 min
Advocacy #oneword
It’s the holiday season
Dec 16, 2017 • 2 min
Don’t get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season be intentional every day!
Education political promises
Nov 28, 2017 • 3 min
It’s campaign season again in Michigan and education seems to be on everyone’s agenda, but where are the plans?
The improv of teaching
Nov 22, 2017 • 4 min
Teaching in the moment not from a script!
Homework my take!
Nov 15, 2017 • 3 min
Let’s look at homework from a different perspective.
Remember your roots
Nov 13, 2017 • 3 min
Dear adults remember who made you into the success story you are today!
One job for teachers!
Nov 10, 2017 • 3 min
Let’s fully fund education so teachers can focus one ONE job of educating our students!
My #amle2017
Nov 8, 2017 • 3 min
Quick morning after reflection on my experience
#AMLE2017 See you in Philly!
Nov 4, 2017 • 4 min
Reminders for conference … most of all slow down have fun and stay curious!
Branding EDU
Nov 1, 2017 • 3 min
We need a strong national brand of a public education, not competing branding of districts and schools.
Support school millages
Oct 28, 2017 • 3 min
Schools need support from their communities
Education relevance
Oct 24, 2017 • 3 min
Is our curriculum relevant to today’s students?
Teaching style- diversity
Oct 24, 2017 • 2 min
Don’t be so quick to judge other’s teaching styles
Moving past the moment
Oct 12, 2017 • 3 min
Getting past the frustrations of teaching to What matters!
Box tops Etc
Oct 10, 2017 • 3 min
Why do we play games to fund schools?
All students want to learn
Oct 5, 2017 • 3 min
All students want to learn it is in our DNA but What and how do they want to learn matters to schools.
It looks like Bacon!
Sep 20, 2017 • 3 min
Fun day with students looking at cells through microscopes!
Alway done it that way!
Sep 18, 2017 • 4 min
Time to rethink how we do PD. Conferences pull educators away from educating students. Time for an education week in Michigan!
Test observation
Sep 16, 2017 • 3 min
Have you every watched students take a test?
#FlipGrid worth checking out
Sep 13, 2017 • 3 min
FlipGrid is a good app to use in your classroom for formative assessment. Worth checking out.
Education rising
Sep 8, 2017 • 4 min
For our education system to improve society needs to value it like we value sports!
Week 1 is in the books!
Sep 8, 2017 • 2 min
Summary of week 1 2017-2018 school year
Son’s curriculum night
Sep 7, 2017 • 4 min
Being a parent and a teacher creates interesting internal conflicts
Fire Drill
Sep 6, 2017 • 3 min
Reflecting on this morning’s fire drill!
So it begins
Sep 5, 2017 • 4 min
1st day of school with students reflection
Teacher day 1 full of New!
Aug 30, 2017 • 3 min
Reflecting on Teacher day1 of 2017-2018 school year
Day 1 Jitters
Aug 30, 2017 • 2 min
Nerves as the school year starts
Time
Aug 24, 2017 • 3 min
Where does time go?
Get out of park!
Aug 23, 2017 • 3 min
We are often stuck in park due to fears, get out of park!
Remember your why
Aug 22, 2017 • 4 min
Discussing my journey to teaching remembering my Why.
#7- Choice
Aug 16, 2017 • 4 min
Discussing school of choice and how it negatively impacts schools.
#6 Teacher Recruitment
Aug 15, 2017 • 4 min
Thoughts on Teacher recruitment and retainment
#5- Charlottesville thoughts
Aug 14, 2017 • 3 min
Reflecting on week NSA events and education
#4- Revolutionize PD
Aug 11, 2017 • 2 min
Ideas on Professional Development and how education needs to move away from 1 size fits all!
# 3: Insecurity
Aug 10, 2017 • 2 min
Talking about insecurity feeling as a chat moderator.
#2- Teacher Pay Teach musings
Aug 9, 2017 • 4 min
Thoughts on Teacher pay Teacher #TpT
#1- Ed Tech Kickoff #teamJxn
Aug 9, 2017 • 5 min
#TeamJxn Edtech Kick-off • Thank you! • Thanks! • 👍👍
2017-2018 school year!
Aug 8, 2017 • 0 min
Introduction