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? 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 write the 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 video lessons, projects, and investigations that you can use directly with your gifted 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.
At Byrdseed.TV, I design the lessons from the ground up for your most capable students. I build them using best-practices – not the latest fad, app, or acronym. These lessons leave enough space for students to really think – not merely remember. These are lessons designed especially for advanced students, not ideas bolted on after the fact.
I want your students to utter those magical words: can I keep working on this?
I know that some folks work in self-contained classrooms, some are pull-out teachers, some push-in, some offer only enrichment, some even work remotely. Byrdseed.TV is purposefully flexible to meet your needs. However, Byrdseed.TV is best suited for those who teach multiple subjects and work with students in grades 3 through 6.
It's super easy to share videos with students, whether they're in the same room as you or across the country.
When I attend a national education conference, after my flight, hotel, meals, and registration, I end up spending about $1000. For three days.
I'd walk away with a handful of good ideas, but I also need a week or so to unpack those ideas and create actual lessons.
Byrdseed.TV is not $1000 for three days. And you get hundreds of lessons, all ready to go. You won't need a week to unpack them. You can just, you know, teach.
If you are someone who runs professional development, I also have an Administrator Account to help you with that job!
Thousands of folks from around the world use and love Byrdseed.TV. They're from every continent (except Antarctica). Here's what some of them have told me:
"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 love Byrdseed.TV. It is a lifesaver"
Lori in Washington
"Byrdseed.TV has always been amazing but during the last year, you have been elevated to SUPERAMAZINGFANTASTIC status. You have saved my students from super boring lessons."
Heidi 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
"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 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
"Love, love, love Byrdseed TV... I used many ideas and lessons this year. The 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
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 what I'm going for!
I’m Ian Byrd! I was once a teacher in a gifted magnet program (the same program I attended as a kid). After teaching, I traveled around the US and worked with other teachers, presented at parent nights, and keynoted education conferences. Now, I work on Byrdseed.TV full time. I made it for teachers, but - given the current situation - parents might find it even more useful.
Want to ask a question? I'm at ian@Byrdseed.TV