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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

42 Distance Learning and Inspiring Resources for Educators



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 42 Distance Learning and Inspiring Resources for Educators

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/42-distance-learning-and-inspiring-resources-for-educators/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

How We Began Online Learning Successfully



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How We Began Online Learning Successfully

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-we-began-online-learning-successfully/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

5 Ways to Help Kids Improve At Math



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Ways to Help Kids Improve At Math

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-ways-to-help-kids-improve-at-math/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

5 Ways to Help Kids Improve At Math




We can help children improve their math skills. Dr. Carrie Cutler is author of "Math-Positive Mindsets: Growing a Child's Mind without Losing Yours." She shares tips to help parents and teachers help children improve at math. Additionally, she shares some things that hinder math learning and things we shouldn't be saying to kids. Let's help all children learn math!

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Dr. Carrie Cutler - Bio as Submitted

Dr. Carrie S. Cutler is passionate about mathematics education. A former elementary school teacher, she currently holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Houston. As a teacher of teachers, Carrie is a sought-after presenter and award-winning university instructor. As a mom, she's just hanging in there. Her new book, Math-Positive Mindsets: Growing a Child's Mind without Losing Yours (Math Solutions, 2020) is the culmination of her 20 years in education and her zillion hours doing homework with her eight kids, ages 4-22. Find her at https://www.carriecutler.com/ 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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, July 01, 2020

AI and Algorithms Can Be Biased… So What We Should Do About It?



A new blog has appeared on my main site: AI and Algorithms Can Be Biased… So What We Should Do About It?

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/ai-and-algorithms-can-be-biased-so-what-we-should-do-about-it/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

AI and Algorithms Can Be Biased... So What We Should Do About It?




Artificial Intelligence sounds fantastic and far off, but it underlies so many things we do today. Today I talk with Jason Thacker, author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity about AI and ethics. He tries to explain what it is, what it does, and why we should be concerned about it as we look at our future. With up to 30% of our jobs being displaced by AI in the next ten years, we should be considering what it is and how we should be using it.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e684 

Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Jason Thacker - Bio as Submitted

Jason Thacker serves as Associate Research Fellow and Creative Director at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan (March 2020). He writes and speaks on various topics including human dignity, ethics, technology, and artificial intelligence. His work has been featured at Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Slate, and Politico. He holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethics and Public Theology. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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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Thursday, June 25, 2020

What’s Hot About YouTube in Education



A new blog has appeared on my main site: What’s Hot About YouTube in Education

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/whats-hot-about-youtube-in-education/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

What’s Hot About YouTube in Education




Tyler Daniel Tarver shares some surprising new ways to use Youtube in education. Now YouTube in the class can be a good thing!

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Tyler Daniel Tarver - Bio as Submitted

Tyler Tarver is the Dean of NLC College. He has over 14 million views and 60k subscribers on YouTube. He runs TarverAcademy.com, wrote 3 books, hosts podcasts, is a Google Innovator, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Trainer, and has been a teacher, facilitator, principal, and a fake Assistant Superintendent.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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, June 24, 2020

4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/4-creative-projects-to-make-using-google-tools/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools




Eric Curts shares how we can use docs, sheets, drawings, and slides with creative classroom projects. Eric is author of the new book Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects and we give an overview of what you can do with Google tools.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e682 

Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. 

Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Eric Curts - Bio as Submitted

Eric has been in education for 25 years, and is currently serving as a Technology Integration Specialist for the Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as online learning and other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator and provides Google Apps training to schools, organizations, and conferences throughout Ohio and across the country. He is a co-leader of the Ohio Google Educator Group (GEG) at tiny.cc/geg-ohio and runs the award-winning blog www.ControlAltAchieve.com where all of his Google Apps and edtech resources can be found. Eric is married with four children.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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, June 23, 2020

How to Make Passion Projects During Distance Learning



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Make Passion Projects During Distance Learning

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-make-passion-projects-during-distance-learning/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

How to Make Passion Projects During Distance Learning




Don Goble created a passion project for him and his students during distance learning. He tells the story of how he brought leading media experts from around the country into his classroom during the time students were staying home during the pandemic.

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. 

Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Don Goble - Bio as Submitted

Don Goble is an award-winning Multimedia Instructor at Ladue High School in St. Louis, MO. Don advises https://www.lhstv.net and has published numerous digital media resources for students and educators all over the world. Don is an Apple Distinguished Educator who speaks internationally at education conferences, conventions, and provides in-person/virtual professional development workshops and webinars, offering educators innovative ways to incorporate video, multimedia, and media literacy into the classroom. The National Journalism Education Association named Don as their Broadcast Adviser of the Year 2015. Connect with Don at https://www.dongoble.com or on Twitter @dgoble2001.

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."

 


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Monday, June 22, 2020

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/excellent-free-stem-strategies-from-tgr-foundation-and-discovery/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/mathematical-modeling-on-trial-and-the-maths-fix/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix




The mathematics curriculum of today was created before computers. Conrad Wolfram has written a book, The Math(s) Fix and how AI can be part of this process of learning new math. He says we're "making humans into third rate calculators instead of helping humans be problem solvers." He also argues that math should be approachable for everyone and we spend too much time in schools on the wrong tasks. We even talk about some of the charts and numbers shared during the covid19 health crisis and the need for critical thinking in every area of society.

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Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education - instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Their award-winning curricula has already reached more than one million students. 

Now in the age of COVID-19 the TGR Foundation and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources, empowering educators with new strategies to support student success far beyond school campuses. The PD series provides every educator, especially those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out at coolcatteacher.com/tgr.

Conrad Wolfram - Bio as Submitted

Conrad Wolfram – Strategic Director and European CEO/Co-Founder, Wolfram Research

Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is Strategic Director and European Co-Founder/CEO of Wolfram - the “computation company” behind Mathematica, Wolfram Language and Wolfram|Alpha (which powers knowledge answers for Apple's Siri) for over 30 years.

Wolfram pioneers new approaches to data science and computation-based development, with technology and consulting solutions that drive innovation in analytics, software development and modelling. Working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, it spans industries as diverse as medicine, finance and telecoms.

Conrad is recognised as a thought leader in AI, data science and computation, pioneering a Multi-Paradigm data science approach.

Conrad is also a leading advocate for a fundamental shift of maths education to become computer-based or alternatively introduce a new core subject of computational thinking. He founded computerbasedmath.org and computationalthinking.org to fundamentally fix maths education for the AI age - rebuilding the curriculum assuming computers exist. The movement is now a worldwide force in re-engineering the STEM curriculum. His groundbreaking book 'The Math(s) Fix - an education blueprint for the AI age' www.themathsfix.org is released on 10th June.

Conrad regularly appears in the media to talk about subjects ranging from decisions and data science to 21st-century education. He attended Eton College and holds degrees in Natural Sciences and Maths from the University of Cambridge.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Thursday, June 18, 2020

What Does Next Level Teaching Look like Now?



A new blog has appeared on my main site: What Does Next Level Teaching Look like Now?

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/what-does-next-level-teaching-look-like-now/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

What Does Next Level Teaching Look like Now?




Jonathan Alsheimer is a high energy teacher who, admittedly says he isn't so great with technology. He also teaches in a school with kids who don't have access to a lot of technology. He shares how he has leveled up his learning and looks back at what he did over the last eight weeks. He also looks forward to the fall and how he's going to continue to level up over the summer.

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Jonathan Alsheimer - Bio as Submitted 

Jonathan Alsheimer is the unorthodox, energetic, and entertaining middle school teacher who refuses to live a life of limitations and works with UFC Fighters, Celebrities, and Clothing Brands. Jonathan often referred to as ""my favorite teacher"" by his students, is the author of ""NEXT LEVEL TEACHING. Jonathan, teaches at the world-renowned Fred Lynn Middle School, which was featured in two documentaries ""Relentless"" and ""Relentless: Chasing Accreditation"", has been featured as the teacher who forged a partnership with UFC Fighter and light-weight contender Paul Felder to bring a message of never giving up, fighting for their education, and empowering the students to believe in themselves, all principles that Jonathan promotes in his classroom.

Jonathan Alsheimer also partnered with Fear the Fighter, MMA clothing brand to establish a stop-bullying campaign with ""Relentless"" Principal Hamish Brewer. Jonathan Alsheimer didn't stop there and established a formed a relationship with Chris ""Drama"" Pfaff, MTV reality star and CEO of Young and Reckless to bring clothing to his ""students in need"" and worked to build student leaders in his school.

As Jonathan always says, ""Game-changing is not a cliche motto; it is a way of life... some talk about it while others live by it!"

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/mastery-learning-excellence-at-a-distance/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance




Rae Hughart gives fantastic ideas for tracking student learning mastery. She shares how she has applied these techniques as she has taught sixth grade math to 150 students at a distance. She also gives ideas for how to level up this summer to improve things for the fall.

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Rae Hughart - Bio as Submitted

Rae Hughart is a Middle Level Math Educator in Illinois, creator of the Teach Further Model, the Director of Training & Development for the Teach Better Team, and co-author of the “Teach Better” book and “Teachers Deserve It” book available August 2020.
Rae continues to facilitate rich discussions with educators around mastering personalized learning, providing targeted student-focused feedback, and the impact of incorporating purpose into daily learning. After being inducted into The Illinois State University Hall of Fame in 2017, Rae was awarded the 2018 First Place Henry Ford Teacher Innovator Award for her innovative educational impact.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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, June 09, 2020

Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/assessment-and-grading-in-distance-learning-how-to-get-better/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning




Assessment expert Dr. Thomas Guskey reflects on the positives and negatives of assessments during distance learning. He also gives advice about how he thinks schools can improve their assessments this fall to focus on learning.

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Dr. Thomas Guskey - Bio as Submitted

Thomas Guskey is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. His research focuses on professional development and teacher change, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, grading and reporting, instructional effectiveness, and educational reform.


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Monday, June 08, 2020

What Educational Leadership Looks Like Today with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo



A new blog has appeared on my main site: What Educational Leadership Looks Like Today with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/what-educational-leadership-looks-like-today-with-dr-joe-sanfelippo/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

What Educational Leadership Looks Like Today with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo




Leadership in this season is difficult. Dr. Joe Sanfelippo talks about partnering with parents, the message he's sending to his community, and how we move forward from this challenging time towards the fall. Note from Vicki: The focus of this episode is specifically pandemic related as it was recorded two weeks ago. Other episodes relating to the events of this and last week are being recorded to share conversations relating to racial equity and injustice. 

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Dr. Joe Sanfelippo - Bio as Submitted

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from St. Norbert College, an MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an MS in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service from Cardinal Stritch University.

Joe is also an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Viterbo University. Joe has taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade. He was also a school counselor and high school coach prior to taking on an elementary principal position in 2005.

He has served as a principal in suburban and rural Wisconsin. Joe started the #1minwalk2work Leadership Challenge and co-authored The Power of Branding-Telling Your School's Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader in 2016 by the US Department of Education. He attended summits at the White House for both distinctions. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year in 2019.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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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Friday, June 05, 2020

7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/7-ways-to-pick-pd-that-fits-your-personal-plan-this-summer/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer




Summer 2020 will need to be one of healing and rest but it is also a summer where we need to learn and level up. ln today's show, Danielle Strohmeyer talks about seven things to consider as we design a personal learning plan this summer. We've also included links to the courses from advancement courses. Typically, I only do advertorials the week of ISTE each year, but because ISTE is in the fall, I'm going ahead to share this information now to help you.

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Sponsor: Advancement Courses This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses?
With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Danielle Strohmeyer - Bio as Submitted

Danielle Strohmeyer is a former primary and middle school assistant principal of an international school and a current instructional designer for Advancement Courses. She has led and cultivated educators from around the world and as well as the designed curricula in a variety of subjects to support learners of all abilities.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

 


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Thursday, June 04, 2020

8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home




Working at home changes us. It has certainly changed me as has the time away from the physical presence of my students and colleagues. Despite that some teachers and administrators say they are working less - I'm working much more. So, my method of working has had to change as well. Here are the 8 Productivity Tools and tips I've started using while working from home.

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Sponsor: Advancement Courses This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses?
With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Vicki Davis - Bio

Vicki Davis is a classroom teacher and an Instructional Technology Director. She blogs at the Cool Cat Teacher Blog and hosts this podcast. See www.coolcatteacher.com/bio for her full bio.

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."


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8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/8-new-productivity-tools-tips-for-working-from-home/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/3-things-to-learn-over-the-summer-to-be-better-at-distance-or-blended-learning/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

3 Things to Learn over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning




Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Today, virtual trainer and Class Tech Tips guru Monica Burns talks about what we need to be learning over the summer so we can be healthier and more successful in the fall no matter what we face.

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Sponsor: This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses?
With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Monica Burns - Bio as Submitted

Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She works with schools and organizations around the world to support PreK-20 educators with thoughtful technology integration. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com and Easy EdTech Podcast helps educators place “tasks before apps” by promoting deeper learning with technology.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/wakelet-and-wevideo-powerful-distance-learning-edtech/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech




Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools - Wakelet and Wevideo. He talks about how he uses them with students and teachers for classroom learning and teacher PD. Take a look at Wakelet for organizing files and WeVideo for editing and screencasts.

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Sponsor: This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses?
With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Bruce Reicher - Bio as Submitted

Bruce Reicher has been a technology teacher for over 25 years. He's currently teaching Digital Leadership, Python Coding and Video Production at Cavallini Middle School in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Mr. Reicher's students have produced a live morning news show for the past 12 years and recently produced their 2,000th show. Mr. Reicher is an avid learner who enjoys going to Edcamps and conferences. His passion is to learn, share, teach and repeat. Mr. Reicher has been a proud Board Of Education member the past 8 years for Hawthorne, NJ public schools. https://wakelet.com/@reicher and https://sites.google.com/view/brucereicherpd/home

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

 


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-engage-kids-in-distance-learning/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning




Are your gradebooks like Swiss Cheese? Are there kids who are just missing? Today, Mary Howard, sixth grade science teacher in New York, talks about how we can engage kids in distance learning. These are not easy times to teach but they are important times to teach. I'm here with you as you work to engage your students. Let me know how you're engaging your kids on Twitter @coolcatteacher.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e671 

Sponsor: This Fall season is going to be different, but we’re not sure how. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. What better way to understand online learning than to take your summer PD online through Advancement Courses? With Advancement Courses, you never stop learning. They offer over 280 graduate-level PD courses in 20 different subjects — all self-paced with up to six months to complete. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and save 20% off each course by using the code COOL20. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Thanks, Advancement Courses for sponsoring today’s show.

Mary Howard - Bio as Submitted

Mary is a 6th grade ELA and Science teacher from Grand Island, New York has found success using digital tools that not only make learning fun for her students, but encourage critical thinking, collaboration, and create a life-long passion for learning. Whether the digital experience is related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or promotes literacy, Mary believes passionately in the potential that technology has for reaching and engaging ALL learners. In pursuit of this passion, Mary has spent the past 10 years presenting at dozens of technology conferences across New York State and has become a globally recognized speaker on the topics of augmented reality and virtual reality in the classroom. Mary shares her strategies through her blog, http://www.yoursmarticles.blogspot.com, and was featured as an NYSED New York State EdTech Innovator in October 2018. She has published numerous educational technology articles and has provided webinars on Virtual Environments, Virtual Reality, 3D Design, QR codes, and engagement strategies and is excited to share these experiences with the Engineering Design and the Middle-Level Science PLT. Mary’s accolades include recognition as the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education’s Virtual Pioneer of the Year and a Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Award. She was a New York State Teacher of the year finalist for 2018 and 2020. When Mary isn’t elbows deep in her technology initiatives, she is a mother of 3 boys and devotes her free time to refereeing youth hockey and volunteering within the hockey community. She is an avid runner and hiker and is just a few peaks away from becoming an Adirondack 46er.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

 


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Monday, May 25, 2020

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/6-tips-to-close-out-the-school-year-in-google-classroom/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom




Google Classroom has been the tool of choice for many schools. Did you know that you need to "close out" the school year to set yourself up for success in the fall? In this episode, Kasey and I discuss how to effectively close out the school year. Check the blog post for more links to Kasey's material on this important best practice for Google Classroom.

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Sponsor: My friend Kasey Bell writes the Shake Up Learning Blog. Kasey is who I turn to when I need to train my teachers on Google Classroom and the Level 1 Google Classroom Teacher Certification Training. Right now, Kasey is offering her Google classroom master class 50% off. That’s a great deal, especially now, if you’re in the middle of distance learning or upping your Google Classroom ability. Go to googleclassroomcourse.com  and use the coupon code “homelearning” to get 50% off and take advantage of that great price and sign up for Kasey’s Google Classroom Master Class. If you need training for your entire school, like I did, check out gsuitetrainingforschools.com. Tell her Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher, sent you. Kasey rocks -- and she’ll help you become a better distance learning teacher now.

Kasey Bell - Bio as Submitted

Kasey Bell is a former middle school teacher turned award-winning digital learning coach, international speaker, author, blogger, and podcaster with a Texas-sized passion for technology and learning. Kasey is the author of the Shake Up Learning blog and book, host of The Shake Up Learning Show Podcast and co-host of The Google Teacher Podcast. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, and Google Certified Trainer, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning workshops across the globe and helped thousands of educators to transform their classrooms!

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Saturday, May 23, 2020

What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a Distance Learning Spring?



A new blog has appeared on my main site: What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a Distance Learning Spring?

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/what-will-school-be-like-in-the-fall-after-a-distance-learning-spring/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

What Will School Be Like in the Fall after a COVID-19 Spring?




Today Joseph Fatheree, award-winning teacher and thought-leader talks about the conversations administrators, policymakers, and teachers are having about what "the Fall" looks like in K12 education. There are so many scenarios that could be possible but Joseph shares his thoughts. I hope you'll share your thoughts on Twitter as we talk about this.

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Sponsor: My friend Kasey Bell writes the Shake Up Learning Blog. Kasey is who I turn to when I need to train my teachers on Google Classroom and the Level 1 Google Classroom Teacher Certification Training. Right now, Kasey is offering her Google classroom master class 50% off. That’s a great deal, especially now, if you’re in the middle of distance learning or upping your Google Classroom ability. Go to googleclassroomcourse.com  and use the coupon code “homelearning” to get 50% off and take advantage of that great price and sign up for Kasey’s Google Classroom Master Class. If you need training for your entire school, like I did, check out gsuitetrainingforschools.com. Tell her Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher, sent you. Kasey rocks -- and she’ll help you become a better distance learning teacher now.

Joseph Fatheree - Bio as Submitted

Joseph Fatheree is an award-winning author, educator, and filmmaker. He has received numerous educational awards, including Illinois Teacher of the Year and the NEA's National Award for Teaching Excellence. He was recently named one of the Top 10 Teachers in the World by the Varkey Foundation. He has served as the Director of Strategic Projects for the National Network of State Teachers of the Year in Washington, D.C. and is the instructor of creativity and innovation at Effingham High School in Illinois.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Friday, May 22, 2020

Sustainability Spotlight: How to Empower Students to Tackle Sustainability Issues



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Sustainability Spotlight: How to Empower Students to Tackle Sustainability Issues

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/sustainability-spotlight-how-to-empower-students-to-tackle-sustainability-issues/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Sustainability Spotlight: How to Empower Students to Tackle Sustainability Issues




We can tackle sustainability issues by empowering students. I would also think that this could apply to helping students be part of the solution for health in their communities and schools. Let's face it, if we're going to solve hard problems, we need lots of minds, hands, and feet involved in moving towards the solution. I recorded this some time ago, but you'll get some ideas (like I did) for what we can do now.

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Sponsor: My friend Kasey Bell writes the Shake Up Learning Blog. Kasey is who I turn to when I need to train my teachers on Google Classroom and the Level 1 Google Classroom Teacher Certification Training. Right now, Kasey is offering her Google classroom master class 50% off. That’s a great deal, especially now, if you’re in the middle of distance learning or upping your Google Classroom ability. Go to googleclassroomcourse.com  and use the coupon code “homelearning” to get 50% off and take advantage of that great price and sign up for Kasey’s Google Classroom Master Class. If you need training for your entire school, like I did, check out gsuitetrainingforschools.com. Tell her Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher, sent you. Kasey rocks -- and she’ll help you become a better distance learning teacher now.

Michael Walker - Bio as Submitted

Michael Walker is a Teach for America alumnus and holds a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology. He has been involved in research and education since 2005 and has taught a wide array of science courses from middle school through university. His research expertise is on climate change and how it affects both social and natural systems, with an emphasis on plant physiology and development. Michael now leads the environmental sciences and student sustainability initiatives at the Village High School in Houston, TX.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Boom Cards: Engagement for Learning from a Distance



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Boom Cards: Engagement for Learning from a Distance

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/boom-cards-engagement-for-learning-from-a-distance/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Boom Cards: Engagement for Learning from a Distance




During distance learning, some teachers have found a new way to engage students -- Boom Cards. Mary Howard is one of those teachers. She says it excites her sixth grade students in New York and gives us the low-down on why Boom Cards are so exciting and how she uses them for assessment and learning.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e667 

Sponsor: My friend Kasey Bell writes the Shake Up Learning Blog. Kasey is who I turn to when I need to train my teachers on Google Classroom and the Level 1 Google Classroom Teacher Certification Training. Right now, Kasey is offering her Google classroom master class 50% off. That’s a great deal, especially now, if you’re in the middle of distance learning or upping your Google Classroom ability. Go to googleclassroomcourse.com  and use the coupon code “homelearning” to get 50% off and take advantage of that great price and sign up for Kasey’s Google Classroom Master Class. If you need training for your entire school, like I did, check out gsuitetrainingforschools.com. Tell her Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher, sent you. Kasey rocks -- and she’ll help you become a better distance learning teacher now.

Mary Howard - Bio as Submitted

Mary is a 6th grade ELA and Science teacher from Grand Island, New York has found success using digital tools that not only make learning fun for her students, but encourage critical thinking, collaboration, and create a life-long passion for learning. Whether the digital experience is related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or promotes literacy, Mary believes passionately in the potential that technology has for reaching and engaging ALL learners. In pursuit of this passion, Mary has spent the past 10 years presenting at a dozens of technology conferences across New York State and has become a globally recognized speaker on the topics of augmented reality and virtual reality in the classroom. Mary shares her strategies through her blog, http://www.yoursmarticles.blogspot.com and was featured as a NYSED New York State EdTech Innovator in October, 2018. She has published numerous educational technology articles and has as provided webinars on Virtual Environments, Virtual Reality, 3D Design, QR codes and engagement strategies and is excited to share these experiences with the Engineering Design and the Middle Level Science PLT. Mary’s accolades include recognition as the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education’s Virtual Pioneer of the Year and a Silver Presidential Volunteer Service award. She was a New York State Teacher of the year finalist for 2018 and 2020. When Mary isn’t elbows deep in her technology initiatives, she is a mother of 3 boys and devotes her free time to refereeing youth hockey and volunteering within the hockey community. She is an avid runner and hiker and is just a few peaks away from becoming an Adirondack 46er.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Monday, May 18, 2020

Why Second and Third Chances Matter for Kids



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Why Second and Third Chances Matter for Kids

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/why-second-and-third-chances-matter-for-kids/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

5 Major Elements of a STEAM Mindset



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Major Elements of a STEAM Mindset

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-major-elements-of-a-steam-mindset/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Why Second and Third Chances Matter for Kids




New Hampshire State Teacher of the Year 2020, Kim Piper, works within the prison population of the state. She shares what she has learned from her time working with some amazing students in the prison system and compares it to what she learned as a middle school teacher as well. What she's discovered can help us all become better teachers who give second chances and more to those who struggle and need our love more than they need our condemnation.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e666 

Sponsor: My friend Kasey Bell writes the Shake Up Learning Blog. Kasey is who I turn to when I need to train my teachers on Google Classroom and the Level 1 Google Classroom Teacher Certification Training. Right now, Kasey is offering her Google classroom master class 50% off. That’s a great deal, especially now, if you’re in the middle of distance learning or upping your Google Classroom ability. Go to googleclassroomcourse.com  and use the coupon code “homelearning” to get 50% off and take advantage of that great price and sign up for Kasey’s Google Classroom Master Class. If you need training for your entire school, like I did, check out gsuitetrainingforschools.com. Tell her Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher, sent you. Kasey rocks -- and she’ll help you become a better distance learning teacher now.

Kim Piper - Bio as Submitted

An educator since 1994, Kim taught middle school ELA for the majority of her career. In 2015, she began teaching ELA to adults in the care of the New Hampshire State Prison for Men, and the New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women. The program, Granite State High School, provides courses in English Language Arts, math, science, and social studies, as well as career and technical classes. Kim tells her students at the beginning of each term, "In this room, you are a student and I am your teacher. Education is a way to reshape your identity." Kim is the 2020 NH Teacher of the Year.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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5 Major Elements of a STEAM Mindset




Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math comprise STEAM learning. However, there is more to a true STEM mindset than just the content. Today Tim Needles talks about five elements that comprise an effective STEAM mindset to help us bring these topics into our classrooms as we teach and learn together.

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Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, we know how critical it is to make sure kids are equipped with social and emotional learning skills to cope with the world around them. That's why I’m excited to highlight the WE Schools Program, made possible by The Allstate Foundation. It brings social and emotional learning together with service-learning, helping children build key skills such as resilience, empathy, perseverance and problem-solving. Whether you're an educator looking for ways to integrate SEL into your lesson planning, or a parent looking to support your kid's remote learning at home, go to WE.org/SEL for helpful educational resources and tips. Our friends at The Allstate Foundation and WE are committed to providing you with the resources you need to get started.

Tim Needles - Bio as Submitted

Tim Needles is an artist, writer, performer, and educator from Port Jefferson, New York. He is the author of STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum from ISTE books and has been teaching art and media at Smithtown School District in New York for over twenty years as well as serving as an adjunct college professor. His work has been featured on NPR, in the New York Times, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Alexandria Museum of Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and The George Washington University Museum. He is the recipient of the ISTE Technology in Action Award, the ISTE Creativity Award, the National Art Educators Association AET Outstanding Teaching Award, and The Robert Rauschenberg Power of Art Award at the National Gallery of Art. He has served as a National Geographic Certified Teacher, a PBS Digital Innovator, an Adobe Education Leader as well as a TEDx speaker. He’s also a ISTE Arts and Technology PLN leader as well as a NAEA ArtEDTech officer and is active on social media, guest hosting education chats and sharing his thoughts on arts and education. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram @timneedles.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Friday, May 15, 2020

Why Kids Never Stop Moving: Neuroscience and a Student’s Need to Move



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Why Kids Never Stop Moving: Neuroscience and a Student’s Need to Move

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/why-kids-never-stop-moving-neuroscience-and-a-students-need-to-move/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Why Kids Never Stop Moving: Neuroscience and a Student's Need to Move




Have you ever wondered why kids never stop moving? Suzanne Cresswell shares the neuroscience behind student's need for movement.

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Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, we know how critical it is to make sure kids are equipped with social and emotional learning skills to cope with the world around them. That's why I’m excited to highlight the WE Schools Program, made possible by The Allstate Foundation. It brings social and emotional learning together with service-learning, helping children build key skills such as resilience, empathy, perseverance and problem-solving. Whether you're an educator looking for ways to integrate SEL into your lesson planning, or a parent looking to support your kid's remote learning at home, go to WE.org/SEL for helpful educational resources and tips. Our friends at The Allstate Foundation and WE are committed to providing you with the resources you need to get started.

Suzanne Cresswell - Bio as Submitted

Suzanne Cresswell is an occupational and physical therapist who has worked with unique learners for over three decades. Suzanne works to educate and provide proven solutions and strategies to those that parent, instruct and work with unique learners. By creating an understanding of unique learners and their learning behavior, she helps parents, teachers and the students themselves find the ability in learning disability.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Thursday, May 14, 2020

How PBL in Math Class Can Make Projects Unforgettable



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How PBL in Math Class Can Make Projects Unforgettable

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-pbl-in-math-class-can-make-projects-unforgettable/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

How PBL in Math Class Can Make Projects Unforgettable




In these times, part of being a teacher is to have meaningful online projects with engagement. PBL can create memorable learning with projects, and Lauren Harris uses projects to teach math.

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Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, we know how critical it is to make sure kids are equipped with social and emotional learning skills to cope with the world around them. That's why I’m excited to highlight the WE Schools Program, made possible by The Allstate Foundation. It brings social and emotional learning together with service-learning, helping children build key skills such as resilience, empathy, perseverance and problem-solving. Whether you're an educator looking for ways to integrate SEL into your lesson planning, or a parent looking to support your kid's remote learning at home, go to WE.org/SEL for helpful educational resources and tips. Our friends at The Allstate Foundation and WE are committed to providing you with the resources you need to get started.

Lauren Harris - Bio as Submitted

Lauren is in her tenth year of teaching at the high school and collegiate level and is also currently an eleventh grade dean and mathematics teacher at University Liggett School, in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. She previously was and currently is a lead speaker at the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference where she shares her passion about mathematics electivites and her History of Mathematics course.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Absolutely Essential SEL Skills We Need During the Pandemic



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Absolutely Essential SEL Skills We Need During the Pandemic

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/absolutely-essential-sel-skills-we-need-during-the-pandemic/
via Vicki Davis at coolcatteacher.com. Please also check out my show for busy teachers, the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and my Free teaching tutorials on YouTube.

Critical SEL Skills for Students, Parents and Teachers During the Pandemic




Students, parents, and teachers have social emotional learning skills that are needed in today's climate. Dr. Amy Cranston helps us understand how we can help our children (and families and schools) make it through this difficult time.

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Sponsor: In today’s challenging times, we know how critical it is to make sure kids are equipped with social and emotional learning skills to cope with the world around them. That's why I’m excited to highlight the WE Schools Program, made possible by The Allstate Foundation. It brings social and emotional learning together with service-learning, helping children build key skills such as resilience, empathy, perseverance and problem-solving. Whether you're an educator looking for ways to integrate SEL into your lesson planning, or a parent looking to support your kid's remote learning at home, go to WE.org/SEL for helpful educational resources and tips. Our friends at The Allstate Foundation and WE are committed to providing you with the resources you need to get started.

Dr. Amy Cranston - Bio as Submitted

Dr. Amy Cranston is a 20-year veteran educator specializing in Social Emotional Learning (SEL). She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization SEL4CA, and the author of "Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments" (Shell Education pub, 2020).
To learn more, visit SEL4CA.org.

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 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

 

 

 


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