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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/10-trauma-informed-principles-for-educators-during-the-coronavirus-with-dr-eric-rossen/
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10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen




Students experiencing the coronavirus crisis are experiencing trauma. So are teachers and parents. In today's show, learn the ten principles (and a bonus) to help us encourage and help others as we work through this crisis together. This is an important listen for those struggling to figure out how to help kids.

trauma informed

Advancement Courses is the distance education PD opportunity that I recommend for teachers. Now is the time to learn online even as we’re teaching online. First, Advancement Courses and I are hosting a webinar on April 2 at 7 p.m. ET to talk about 10 Principles of Effective Distance Learning.
Join me and the experts from Advancement Courses as we talk about 10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices for you right now. Go to coolcatteacher.com/onlinebest to register to join us.

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Dr. Eric Rossen

Dr. Eric Rossen is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist. He currently serves as the director of professional development and standards for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Dr. Rossen has worked in public schools and in independent practice and has served as a college instructor and adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri and Prince George’s Community College. He has presented across the US and internationally, and published dozens of articles and book chapters related to school psychology, school safety, and trauma. He is most recently the editor of Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, 2nd Edition , and co-author of the forthcoming book Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to The IEP Process: From Referral to Development being released April 2020.

You can learn more about Dr. Rossen on his website: www.ericrossen.com; and follow him on Twitter: @E_Rossen


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Monday, March 30, 2020

How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-teach-students-effective-learning-in-an-online-classroom/
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Effective Learning in an Online Classroom




How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom. Check out the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-o4BE6Gkhw&t=3s

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Teaching Kids with “Paper Packets” due to Coronavirus closures with Dee Ross Kalman



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Teaching Kids with “Paper Packets” due to Coronavirus closures with Dee Ross Kalman

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/teaching-kids-with-paper-packets-due-to-coronavirus-closures-with-dee-ross-kalman/
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Teaching Kids with "Paper Packets" due to Coronavirus closures with Dee Ross Kalman




Some teachers (and students) don't have a choice. Because they have no internet connection, school closures mean "paper packets." Three weeks of them. Today's teacher recorded this episode the day she spent at school making three weeks of paper packets and how she struggled to bring excellent teaching home to her students even when technology is out of the question.

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Dee Ross Kalman

Dee Ross Kalman (she/her) is a middle school STEM teacher in Hackensack, NJ. She has taught in New Jersey public schools for 13 years and is formerly a special education & mathematics educator. Ms. Kalman's is focused on building empowerment through student choice, established in safe, fail-forward environment, and loudly raising the gender & minority equity in the STEM field.


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-learn-in-an-online-classroom-student-tutorial/
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.

Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/teaching-science-online-with-chris-anderson/
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.

Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson #covid19 #coronavirus




As schools are working to blend teaching or go completely online, what about science? Isn't science supposed to be totally hands-on? In today's session, we interview an instructional technology coach and the executive producer of Science Around Cincy, a web series that features the scientists and engineers in the Cincinnati area. He reflects on how to use resources to teach science and how to make it as hands-on as possible even at home. 

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Resources Mentioned on the Show

All the episodes of Science Around Cincy are tied to science curriculum and have paired teacher resources for students to connect what they watch in the videos to what th EU need to learn in the classroom. They can be found at https://sciaroundcincy.com/teacher-resources/

Chris Anderson

bio as submitted

Chris Anderson is a passionate science educator and host and executive producer of Science Around Cincy, a web series that features the scientists and engineers in the Cincinnati area. In addition to Science Around Cincy, Chris is an instructional coach for the Hamilton County ESC, working with the teachers and students of Cincinnati Public Schools.

Blog: https://sciaroundcincy.com/ 

Twitter handles: @theScienceJedi and @SciAroundCincy


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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus




As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best. We have one more reason-- when you already have an online space for your classroom, it is a smaller step to teaching totally online when necessary. Whether you want to or not, go ahead and set up now.  I'll also be sharing more resources this week on my blog, podcast, and social media accounts and in my newsletter. Get the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e642 


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Monday, March 09, 2020

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/16-free-resources-for-schools-who-are-closing-due-to-coronavirus/
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.

Motivating Your School on Mondays with Mark French



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Motivating Your School on Mondays with Mark French

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/motivating-your-school-on-mondays-with-mark-french/
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.

Motivating Your School on Mondays with Mark French




Dr. Mark French is a principal who is redefining the role. Not only is his book he co-authored "Principals in Action: Redefining the Role" but he lives it every day on the playground, in the lunchroom, and everywhere around his campus. Today he talks about how he starts strong on Mondays inspiring and encouraging his campus to be the greatest version of themselves.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e641 

Today's Sponsor - Free Classroom Management Webinar:
On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Go to coolcatteacher.com/getcontrol to learn more and sign up for this free webinar on classroom management. Linda is in this podcast, however, all content in the show is hers and my own opinions.

Mark French - Bio As submitted

Mark French is a veteran educator with 38 years of experience, 23 as an elementary school principal. Some of Mark's accomplishments include serving as President of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association, being named Minnesota's 2015 National Distinguished Principal and coauthoring the book, Principals In Action: Redefining the Role.

Blog: www.PrincipalFrench.com 

Twitter: @PrincipalFrench

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate link. 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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Saturday, March 07, 2020

5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-steps-to-regain-control-of-your-classroom-with-linda-kardamis/
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5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis




Is your classroom out of control? Are you struggling to teach but student behavior is getting in the way? Today, classroom management expert, Linda Kardamis gives us a place to start.

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Today's Sponsor - Free Classroom Management Webinar:
On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Go to coolcatteacher.com/getcontrol to learn more and sign up for this free webinar on classroom management. Linda is in this podcast, however, all content in the show is hers and my own opinions.

Linda Kardamis - Bio As submitted

Linda Kardamis taught middle school math before being led to become the founder of Teach 4 the Heart (https://teach4theheart.com/) - a website centered on providing practical advice, encouragement, and support for Christian teachers. As part of her calling to uplift educators everywhere, Linda has compiled three books: Create Your Dream Classroom, Take Heart & Teach, and Teach Uplifted.

She is also the creator of online courses such as Classroom Management 101 and Beyond Classroom Management, and her Teach 4 the Heart podcast is enjoyed by a growing number of educators.

All of Linda's work and programs focus on her faith-based passion and calling to help teachers across the country and around the globe excel and thrive in their teaching adventures and careers. Linda is also a wife and mom of four littles, which, of course, keeps things interesting.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate link. 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, March 05, 2020

4 Ways to Go Upstream to Solve Problems with Dan Heath



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 4 Ways to Go Upstream to Solve Problems with Dan Heath

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/4-ways-to-go-upstream-to-solve-problems-with-dan-heath/
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4 Ways to Go Upstream to Solve Problems with Dan Heath




You can solve problems by going Upstream. Dan Heath, the author of the new book Upstream, talks about the principles the Chicago Public School system used to go from a 52% graduation rate to one close to 80% in just a few years. Some of the same principles were used in Rockford, Illinois to be the first city that eradicated homelessness. Dan shares four strategies to move upstream to solve problems in schools and in our world today.

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Today's Sponsor - Free Classroom Management Webinar:
On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Go to coolcatteacher.com/getcontrol to learn more and sign up for this free webinar on classroom management.

Dan Heath - Bio As Submitted

Dan Heath and his brother, Chip, have written four New York Times bestselling books: Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and The Power of Moments. Heath is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs fighting for social good. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. The Heath brothers’ books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages.

Blog: https://heathbrothers.com/

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate link. 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, March 04, 2020

How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-kids-can-design-in-ar-and-vr-with-robert-kalman/
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 Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman




Robert Kalman's middle schoolers are designing in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). In this episode, Robert gives us his insights and tips into the best tools and tips in AR and VR today. From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform - Robert will share simple tools you can start using with your students today.

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Today's Sponsor - Free Classroom Management Webinar:
On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Go to coolcatteacher.com/getcontrol to learn more and sign up for this free webinar on classroom management.

Tools Robert Discusses in the Show

Robert Kalman - Bio as Submitted

Robert Kalman is a middle school Digital Design Teacher and Technology Coordinator/Integrator for the Ramsey School District in New Jersey. Robert loves working with teachers to incorporate effective educational technologies, and students to experiment with innovative tools, such as physical computing, game design, 3D/AR/VR applications, and web design/coding platforms.

Blog: robertkalman.com

Twitter: @robert_kalman

Instagram: @robert_kalman

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate link. 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, March 03, 2020

How to Program (and Use) Google App Scripts with Alice Keeler



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Program (and Use) Google App Scripts with Alice Keeler

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-program-and-use-google-app-scripts-with-alice-keeler/
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How to Program (and Use) Google App Scripts with Alice Keeler




If you're using the Google Suite for Education, Google App Scripts can save you time. Alice Keeler talks about how she programs Google App scripts, some add ons she's made, and some you can use to help improve what you're doing in your classroom!

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Today's Sponsor: On Monday, March 16 at 8 pm learn from classroom management expert Linda Kardamis how to regain control of your classroom even this late in the school year. Go to coolcatteacher.com/getcontrol to learn more and sign up for this free webinar on classroom management.

Alice Keeler

Teacher and mom of 5, Alice Keeler is the Google-crowned “Queen of Spreadsheets”, an international speaker on teaching and EdTech integration, co-author of 5 books, Google Certified Innovator, Google Apps Developer, founder of #coffeeEDU, and has degrees in Mathematics and Educational Media Design and Technology. Alice shares her expertise through online workshops at alicekeeler.com/goslow, blogs at alicekeeler.com and tweets @alicekeeler.

(bio as submitted)

 


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Monday, March 02, 2020

Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/coronavirus-news-literacy-darren-hudgins/
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.

Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant and News Literacy with Darren Hudgins




As the Coronavirus spreads, so does the news about it. Some stories are accurate. Some stories are not. And some stories are full of half-truths. All designed to get people to read and for the clicks to come. Today's guest, Darren Hudgins is co-author of Fact VS Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking In The Age of Fake News (ISTE 2018). He helps us understand triggers, news literacy, and how we can help our students effectively analyze news in a world where health issues and news tend to go viral. We have to help our students live in this world. Have the conversations now.

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Darren Hudgins

Bio As Submitted

Darren Hudgins is the CEO of Think | Do | Thrive and the co-author of Fact VS Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking In The Age of Fake News (ISTE 2018). In both capacities, he works with educators, school leaders, districts, and school organizations to help them build experiences that promote thought, play, and innovative strategies. He believes these strategies strengthen human capacity efforts, drive action, and inspire the souls of social servants so that all students can thrive. Learn more about his 20 plus years in education at about.me/darren_hudgins.

Twitter: @dhudgins

Instagram: @dhudgins

Free Resource on this topic: Darren's Free News Literacy Resource (Presentation)

 

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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