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How to Understand If Students are Prepared for Class – Bonus Episode with Poptential

In this episode, Fred Fransen, CEO of Certell, joins to discuss how to support teachers with classroom management, engagement, and actionable data collection. You’ll also hear how the Poptential curriculum has formative assessment seamlessly integrated and allows students to self-assess in real time!

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Tips for Classroom Management

  • Think about ways to make sure everyone is prepared.
  • Collect actionable data on student preparation.
  • Plan lessons based on your data collection.
  • Look for trends to find ways to support every student.

Sponsored by Poptential

This episode is sponsored by Poptential, a family of free, award-winning social studies course packages that infuse lessons with digital storytelling. All Poptential courses are designed so students come to class ready for discussion. Poptential course packages are standards-based, developed by teachers and cover American History, World History, U.S. Government/Civics and Economics. Courses use pop culture media to engage students, including  sitcoms, movies, animations, cartoons, and  late-night shows. With more than 30,000 teachers across the U.S. signed up to use Poptential in their classrooms,  Poptential offers teachers everything they need to teach a subject, including lessons, e-books, bell ringers, quizzes and tests. All content is available via a digital platform that allows students to access lessons even in poor bandwidth environments. Learn more at

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Have you subscribed to the podcast yet? I don’t want you to miss an episode and hope you’ll keep following along with me on this podcast journey. When you follow along on Apple Podcasts the new episodes will appear in the app so you don’t have to remember to go looking for them… Click here to follow on Apple Podcasts! And if you have a minute for a BIG favor, add a rating and review to the podcast, too — I would certainly appreciate it!

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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

Monica Burns

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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