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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

All of my blog posts will be fully syndicated on my main blog



It is so challenging to keep an eye on two places for my content. Some time a go, I had started fully resyndicating content from my main blog - www.coolcatteacher.com back here to my original blog on Blogger.

However, it has become too difficult for me to track, so I'm going to post links here when new posts go live, however, the full articles will be found over at on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog

I'm not sure who is still subscribing and reading my blog over here, but there are definitely quite a few of you! You can also subscribe to my weekly email newsletter which has many more helpful things. Just go to www.coolcatteacher.com/newsletter

Friday, September 21, 2018

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)



Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) All of the nine topics that I like to teach begin with P: passwords, property, photographs, permissions, privacy, professionalism, permanence, and protection.

I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles. In today’s show, I share my latest thinking on helping students understand how to discern truth from fiction and other important topics for being safe and wise in today’s modern world.

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

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Vicki Davis is the host of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and a full-time classroom teacher in Albany, Georgia. See her bio.

Contact us about this show by emailing vicki@coolcatteacher.com 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

14 Million People Read Her Classroom Tweet About 1 Question She Asks Students



André Sasser on episode 364 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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André Sasser, a 9-year math teacher, tweeted something that has been viewed by 14 million people. This simple statement has transformed Andre’s classroom in powerful ways. Learn about the question and the changes that have made her math classroom a more exciting place.

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

Andre sasser one question

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The Tweet that Started this Conversation

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André Sasser – Bio as submitted


Andre SasserAndré Sasser has been teaching math in Louisiana for nine years. She is currently teaching 6th-grade math, 8th-grade math/Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II at the high school where she graduated. Teaching math is a dream come true for André. She comes from a family of educators, and teaching is all she has ever wanted to do. Peek into André’s classroom and you will find her students engaged in math conversation, working problems on the vertical whiteboards, or enjoying a Desmos activity. Her daily goal is to make math class an exciting experience for every student who walks through her door.

14 million people read this inspiring question teacher

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 

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Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning



Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth-grade classroom. He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. This Wonderful Classroom Wednesday melds together PBL, inquiry-based learning, Geography, Science, and Social Entrepreneurship into a fascinating approach that teachers will want to understand. (This is particularly useful for teachers of elementary-age children.)

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

Jim Bentley Geo Inquiry in Project Based Learning

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Jim Bentley – Bio as submitted


Jim Bentley_20180613_00006Jim Bentley is an elementary educator who also serves as a National Geographic Fellow and a Buck Institute for Education National Faculty. He works with both the Education and the Environment Initiative and KQED as a Teacher Ambassador and is passionate about environmental and civic education, media literacy, and filmmaking.

Blog: https://www.jbconsultingllc.org/

Buck Institute Blog

Twitter: @Curiosity_Films

Books:

Geo Inquiry in project based learning pbl buck institute

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

3 Interesting Trends in Online Education Content (That You May Not Know)



Andrew Pass on episode 362 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Online content should be riveting, interesting, and should educate students. Andrew Pass talks about trends in online education and shares the trends we should understand as educators. He also shares his thoughts on where virtual reality (VR) is now and where it needs to go in education.

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

[NEW #10MT EPISODE] Interesting Trends in Online Educational Content (that you might not know about) with Andrew Pass Education

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Andrew Pass – Bio as submitted


Andrew Pass is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of A Pass Educational Group, LLC. The company works with all levels, from kindergarten to corporate.  Prior to beginning A Pass Educational Group, Mr. Pass completed advanced doctoral work in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy at Michigan State University. In addition, he holds an M.A. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University.

After graduating from college, Pass taught fifth and sixth-grade Judaic studies courses at a private school in Texas for three years. He later taught pre-service social studies methods courses at Michigan State. More recently, he taught graduate courses in educational technology, focusing on the many education friendly tools within Web 2.0.

Blog: https://apasseducation.com/

Twitter: @apasseducation

online education trends you may not know

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 

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Monday, September 17, 2018

How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed



Chris Holmes on episode 361 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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As many educators know who have studied the growth mindset, teaching motivation and metacognitive principles is challenging.  While he started as a journalism teacher, now Chris works with students to try to help them understand motivation and success principles. He will share with us what works (and doesn’t) and also will tackle misconceptions and misapplications of the word “grit.” You can’t just tell students to “have grit” but there are things you can say instead.

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

Listen Now


Related Resources

 

Contact us about this show by emailing vicki@coolcatteacher.com 

 

Chris Holmes – Bio as submitted


Chris HolmesChris Holmes is a teacher, researcher, and writer who studies student motivation. His 18-year teaching career includes working with students on the verge of dropping out, students with learning disabilities, and students who are gifted.

Twitter: @cholmes66

 

How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 

The post How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!



From http://www.coolcatteacher.com/e361/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, Every Classroom Matters and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.
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