If you're like me, you've gone to conferences and workshops. You've bought books about differentiation. You've already heard lots of ideas. But you still haven't really implemented many of those ideas.
Why not? Because workshops, conferences, and books all have the same problem: they leave you with more work! Despite the time and money invested, you still have to actually create those lessons.
But here's the thing.
You're good at working with students, building relationships, creating a great environment, and actually teaching. That's probably why you became a teacher. That's what you should be able to focus on!
That's where Byrdseed.TV comes in.
Byrdseed.TV is a library of interesting video lessons, projects, and investigations that you can use directly with your students.
"Directly" is the key. It means I've already done the work of, not just designing the lessons, but also putting them into a format you can use with your students. You don't have to spend time interpreting and implementing my lesson plans. You don't even need to read a lesson plan! It's all done for you. You can just, you know, teach.
Thousands of teachers from around the world use and love Byrdseed.TV. A whopping 1,939 of them signed up during the last school year. They represent every continent (except Antarctica). Here's what some of them have told me:
"Love, love, love Byrdseed TV... I used many ideas and lessons this year. This kids loved the lessons and were engaged!"
Tiffany in California
"I just subscribed to Byrdseed.TV and am loving it -- though it is kind of scary addictive in a binge-watching kind of way (that, by the way, is a compliment)."
Elizabeth from Florida
"This was the best money I have ever spent on a teaching tool!"
Christine in Wisconsin
"I LOVE these videos. It's like having two teachers in my classroom."
Kristi in Ohio
"I absolutely LOVE all of the ideas on your site. I am using Byrdseed TV to differentiate activities for my clustered students to work on when the rest of the class is doing something they’ve already mastered."
Wendy in Washington
"I love your site! During each of those lessons, my students were engaged and excited about the topic."
Angela in Colorado
"I am the coordinator for our district gifted program. Byrdseed.TV is one of my favorite sites and one of the best investments I have made for the program."
Jeannette in California
"I love Byrdseed TV! I use it as a resource and inspiration source! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and knowledge."
Kari in Texas
"The ideas presented are clear and straight-forward and my students have responded positively to every lesson idea I’ve used. It’s my favorite go-to resource."
Melissa in North Carolina
Why do teachers love Byrdseed.TV? Well, it's because their students love it too! One kid summed it up best: "Everything at school is so linear, but Byrdseed makes us think diagonally." I cannot think of a better way to explain Byrdseed.TV!
Have you ever seen an intriguing book at a conference, paid for it, set it on your shelf, and then… never opened it up again? I had dozens of these books that I never used because, well, I just never got around to reading them! Likewise, I'd pay hundreds (and hundreds) of dollars to attend a conference, walk away with a few "great ideas," but then rarely implement them.
Byrdseed.TV is different. It's student-focused! I speak directly to your students, guiding them through lessons with thoughtful scaffolding. This makes it perfect for differentiated groups. You set them up and then go teach the rest of your class.
Here's a brief video showing how this works:
Do you want to see what students create with Byrdseed.TV's lessons? Check out this list of student work that folks have sent in.
Right now, I'm focused on filling the Byrdseed.TV library with material from Grades 3 through 6. It'll work especially well if you teach multiple subjects.
Other than that, Byrdseed.TV is flexible enough to fit the needs of teachers who pull students out, push in, or teach in a self-contained classroom. You can show the videos to your whole class, assign lessons to small groups, or even give students access at home or other classrooms. Here's a short video showing how Byrdseed.TV can fit these various needs:
If you're a flexible teacher who's willing to try things out, you'll find a way to make Byrdseed.TV work in your unique situation.
Byrdseed.TV only opens for new members once every season, so don't delay!
Hello! I'm Ian Byrd, and I create the resources here at Byrdseed.TV. Tens of thousands of teachers read my site Byrdseed.com every month, I've keynoted dozens of education conferences, and I taught 6th grade at an elementary school in California.
Have questions? Send an email to: info@Byrdseed.TV