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 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 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.
The point is: these resources are good! Not only will you enjoy using them, but your students will enjoy thinking about them.
The truth is, most "differentiated lessons" in textbooks are just bolted on at the last minute. They're more of the same. They're an afterthought. They're lipstick on a pig.
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), they leave enough space for students to think (not merely remember), and they are built to appeal to the brain (because let's remember, learning is really fun when we set it up right). I want your students to utter those magical words: could we keep working on this?
The best feedback I've ever received was from a student who said that, while everything else at school is so linear, "Byrdseed.TV makes us think diagonally!"
I don't know how I could describe what I offer any better!
Byrdseed.TV only opens for registration once a trimester, so be ready to sign up! The next window opens on August 1st.
Thousands of teachers from around the world use Byrdseed.TV with their students. In fact, 1,939 of them signed up during the 2018-2019 shool year. They represent every continent (except Anarctica). They say they love Byrdseed.TV but, more importantly, their students like the lessons.
Here's what some folks have told me:
"My students have responded positively to every lesson idea I've used from Mr. Byrd and his colleagues. It's my favorite go-to resource for gifted students."
Melissa in North Carolina
"I love Byrdseed TV! I use it as a resource and inspiration source! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and knowledge. (Helped my students make our first green screen production just today!)"
Kari in Texas
"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 in Florida
"I absolutely LOVE all of the ideas on your site… I'm 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
"Such innovative ideas and easy to implement. I’ve used a handful of your lessons to date. During each of those lessons, my students were engaged and excited about the topic.”
Angela in Colorado
While many lessons and activities would benefit students of any age, I'm currently focused on building out resources for upper-elementary content. If you work with 3rd through 6th graders, you'll get the most benefit from Byrdseed.TV's current offerings.
For a single person, Byrdseed.TV costs $12.99 per month or get a hefty annual discount at $99. It's a screamin' deal. You get unlimited access to everything on the site. And I'm adding new lessons constantly.
Discounted group pricing is offered for orders of five or more. Annual district licenses are also available.
You can order with a PO or online via credit card.
It's really simple: Byrdseed.TV works with any modern, internet-connected computer or tablet. If you can watch the video on this page, you'll be able to access the resources.
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 spoken at dozens of state conferences, I taught gifted students in southern California, and I even grew up in a gifted program myself. Nowadays I live in Portland, Oregon.
Email any questions to: info@Byrdseed.TV
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