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Minimalist Classroom Strategies to Set a Purpose This School Year with Christine Arnold – Easy EdTech Podcast 170

In this episode, ASCD author and educator, Christine Arnold, joins to discuss her book, The Minimalist Teacher. You’ll hear about a special framework introduced in the book, some favorite strategies for kicking off the school year, and ways to keep things simple all year long. If you’re curious about how to put minimalist classroom strategies into action, then this episode is for you!

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Minimalist Classroom

Tips for Minimalist Classrooms

  • Set a purpose for the school year.
  • Reflect on what brings you joy.
  • Keep your toolbelt light.
  • Watch out for clunky workflows

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This episode is sponsored by Hapara, your all-in-one solution for powering awesome digital teaching and learning. Hapara provides tools for monitoring and filtering that teach true digital citizenship; instructional tools that make learning flexible and personalized; student organization tools that teach executive function skills; a digital reader optimized for K-12 learners that makes all content WCAG 2.0 compliant; and content distribution tools to provide equitable access to learning materials for every student. To learn more visit us at

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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