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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A Learner Centered Innovation Model #iste19 #notatiste19



A new blog has appeared on my main site: A Learner Centered Innovation Model #iste19 #notatiste19

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/a-learner-centered-innovation-model-iste19-notatiste19/
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.

A Learner- Centered Innovation Model with Katie Martin




Katie Martin, an ISTE 2018 keynote, talks about the importance of putting learners at the center of your innovation model. She starts with the questions we need to ask ourselves and our students and talks about what learner-center innovation looks like. Get inspired and motivated by listening to Katie. See her ISTE 2019 presentations at www.coolcatteacher.com/katie

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Special ISTE19 Episodes 

From Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 27, the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast will be airing some episodes full of education technology learning from popular ISTE speakers. These are is created particularly so those educators who can't attend will have some special and exciting learning experiences - in just 10 minutes a day.

About this episode

This is an episode recorded previously with Katie Martin. Katie has four sessions this year at ISTE 2019 and you can find them at  www.coolcatteacher.com/katie - she was a keynote from ISTE 2018. We recorded this after her keynote at ISTE 2018 and are sharing it to get you excited!

Katie Martin’s Bio as Submitted


Dr. Katie Martin @KatieMartinEdu is the Head of Partnerships- West at AltSchool. Over the last 5 years, she has worked in diverse contexts to learn, research, and support deeper learning for all students. She has also served as a middle school English language arts teacher, instructional coach, and led the district new teacher mentoring program. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in middle school education and her Ph.D. and in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on the support that impacts teacher efficacy and retention.

Blog: katielmartin.com

Book: Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion, and Unleash Genius


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-design-the-classroom-for-effective-education-michael-cohen/
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 Design the Classroom for Learning with Michael Cohen




Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning.

Special ISTE19 Episodes 

From Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 27, the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast will be airing some episodes full of education technology learning from popular ISTE speakers. These are is created particularly so those educators who can't attend will have some special and exciting learning experiences - in just 10 minutes a day.

Stay tuned, also, to the Cool Cat Teacher Blog for some other learning. Many of us (me included) cannot attend ISTE 19 but there's no reason for FOMO - let's instead flip it and Learn Online Together Always!

About this episode

This is an episode recorded previously with Michael Cohen. Michael has three sessions this year at ISTE 2019 and you can find them at www.coolcatteacher.com/cohen.

Bio of Michael Cohen aka "The Tech Rabbi" As Submitted

Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, is a designer, educator and creativity instigator. He is the author of Educated By Design: Designing the Space to Experiment, Explore, and Extract Your Creative Potential.

His mission is to help educators around the world reveal their own creative abilities so they can empower students to solve interesting problems and become positive contributors to our global society.

When he isn’t traveling the world sharing his message, he serves as the director of innovation for Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys School (YULA).

Blog: www.thetechrabbi.com

Twitter: @thetechrabbi

 


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Monday, June 17, 2019

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning - ISTE19




Eric Curts @ericcurts  teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom. With ideas for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings for all subjects and ages, you'll want to scroll down and follow the links in our enhanced show notes.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e516

Special ISTE19 Episodes 

From Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 27, the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast will be airing some episodes full of education technology learning from popular ISTE speakers. Thes are is created particularly so those educators who can't attend will have some special and exciting learning experiences - in just 10 minutes a day.

Stay tuned, also, to the Cool Cat Teacher Blog for some other learning. Many of us (me included) cannot attend ISTE 19 but there's no reason for FOMO - let's instead flip it and Learn Online Together Always!

About this episode

This is an episode recorded previously with Eric Curts and with a full transcription (with hyperlinks) at www.coolcatteacher.com/e516 - all of his ideas are still relevant and super cool! I've taken all of the seven presentations Eric will be giving this year at ISTE and linked them for you at www.coolcatteacher.com/eric.

Eric Curts - Bio as Submitted 

Eric has been in education for 27 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.


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Friday, June 14, 2019

5 Ways to Work On Your Personal Brand This Summer




Many of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. Now, whether you think you have a brand or not, you do. And I know it’s kind of frustrating because some people just don’t want to have a brand. And if that’s you, that’s okay. But at some point, you’re going to want to change careers, or somebody is going to look at your body of work. And I think that we all need a professional body of work online. So there are five different things I’d like to encourage you as you think about your personal brand.

Full Transcript: www.coolcatteacher.com/e515 

Today's Promotion: Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.


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5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-ideas-to-build-your-personal-brand-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.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-awesome-things-for-teachers-to-do-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.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer




Summer is an important time for educators. While some people debate what educators should or shouldn’t do over the summer, ultimately it is YOUR summer and YOUR plans. Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer.

Full Transcript: www.coolcatteacher.com/e514

Today's Promotion: Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.

From the 10 Minute Teacher Vault: We are sharing the best and most popular shows of all time. Today's show is a popular show with a full blog post/transcript to share along with an infographic.

 

 


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-help-kids-who-hate-math-learn-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.

How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It




Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. He explains the 3-Act method of teaching.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e513 

Today's Promotion: Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.

From The 10 Minute Teacher Vault

As we finish season 5, we have been airing the most popular shows of all time. Since Apple Podcasts only holds 297 episodes, many of these popular shows are worth a re-listen. Enjoy!

Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer @ddmeyer taught high school math to students who didn’t like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in math education and is the Chief Academic Officer at Desmos where he explores the future of math, technology, and learning. He has worked with teachers internationally and in all fifty United States. He was named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future. He lives in Oakland, CA. http://blog.mrmeyer.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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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

iPads in Kindergarten



A new blog has appeared on my main site: iPads in Kindergarten

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/ipads-in-kindergarten/
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.

iPads in Kindergarten




Karen Lirenman (@KLirenman) and Kristen Wideen (@mrswideen) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom,  Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. (This episode is from our vault of most popular shows of all time - and it was the first show! Kristen and Karen share timeless principles of excellent teaching with 1:1 and iPads in the kindergarten classroom. It deserves a relisten for everyone who hasn't heard this show!)

www.coolcatteacher.com/e512 

Today's Show Promotion: Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.

Full Bios of our Guests


Kristen Wideen

Kristen has spent her career teaching and engaging primary school children in the United States and Canada.Through her innovative, student-driven projects, she teaches classes to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century. Kristen encourages her students to create, collaborate, and be open to try new things in her classroom every day. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education through the University of Windsor, completed her master’s in the art of teaching at Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, and was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator. She frequently writes about her educational journey at www.mrswideen.com, and enjoys inspiring educators to use technology in innovative ways by speaking at conferences.

Karen Lirenman

Karen Lirenman is a multi-age Grade 1-3 teacher in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, who loves to provide her students with choice in how they learn, show, and share their knowledge. She engages them globally through video conferencing, Twitter, and blogging and uses technology as seamlessly as possibly to make this all happen. http://www.klirenman.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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Monday, June 10, 2019

Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/motivating-struggling-learners-in-summer-school-and-in-class-everyday/
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 Struggling Learners in Summer School and Your Classroom Everyday




So many kids struggle, especially in summer school. Popular author, Dr. Barbara Blackburn, gives us some tips to start summer school or any school year in a way to help struggling learners set goals. This must-listen episode will give you ideas for having a great summer as well.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e511

Need a summer PD learning experience. I'm recommending Jennifer Gonzalez's 2019 Teachers Guide to Technology. This awesome guide not only writes about each app, it includes video and helpful resources. Check it out at https://www.coolcatteacher.com/guide.

From the Vault

This summer as we finish season 5, we're airing some of the top shows of all time from the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast. Today's show is from Barbara Blackburn and is a great listen for those teachers working summer school this summer

Barbara Blackburn's Bio as Submitted

Barbara R. Blackburn, an international speaker, was named one of the top 30 Global Gurus in Education in 2016 and 2017. She is the author of 18 books, including 4 for administrators. She regularly collaborates with schools and districts to provide support in the areas of leadership, instructional rigor, and evidence-based instructional strategies. She can be reached atwww.barbarablackburnonline.com

Blog: www.barbarablackburnonline.com

Twitter: @barbblackburn


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Friday, June 07, 2019

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom




Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Students need breaks too. That is why brain breaks are becoming so popular. Teacher Rob Donatelli @DTown_MrD talks about the brain breaks phenomenon. Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Take a brain break today!

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor

Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. Students just turn in work. Then, the teacher has the paper analyzed by Urkund.
The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective, and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Just teachers can use the power of Urkund. So, if you use another text similarity detection tool, or if you haven’t used one yet, now is the time to start your free trial at www.coolcatteacher.com/detect  and learn more about Urkund today.
 

From the 10-Minute Teacher Vault

Rob Donatelli shared these brain breaks in one of the most popular 10 Minute Teacher Podcast episodes of all time. This is another from 2017, the year we launched, but the principles are timeless. If you want to search the 100+ episodes from the show, go to our podcast vault.

Brain breaks one of those techniques you should add to your classroom toolkit. 

Rob Donatelli - Bio As Submitted

Rob Donatelli is a business & computer science teacher at Dallastown Area High School. He is also the founder of the Donatelli EdZone.

His passions include school leadership, education technology, presenting, entrepreneurship, and coaching. Follow him on YouTube at the Donatelli EdZone or on Twitter @DTown_MrD.

 


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Thursday, June 06, 2019

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-easy-brain-breaks-for-your-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.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child




Tom Loud dropped out of high school because he didn’t connect with his teachers. Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. Today we’ll talk about unleashing the potential in every child. And yes, you’ll hear birds chirping, but that is ok!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e509

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor

Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. Students just turn in work. Then, the teacher has the paper analyzed by Urkund.
The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective, and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Just teachers can use the power of Urkund. So, if you use another text similarity detection tool, or if you haven’t used one yet, now is the time to start your free trial at www.coolcatteacher.com/detect  and learn more about Urkund today.
 

From the 10-Minute Teacher Vault

This is another one of the all-time-top shows of the 10 Minute Teacher. This show with Tom Loud aired in September 2017 but because iTunes only keeps 297 of the most recent shows, we wanted to take the summer opportunity to share the most inspirational shows from the 10 Minute Teacher podcast. I hope you enjoy!

Tom Loud - Bio As Submitted

Tom Loud is a first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee. He also serves as a Technology Teacher Leader at Middlesettlements and was recently recognized as Technology Teacher of the year along with Innovative Teacher of the Year by his district.

In addition, Loud was one of 50 Teachers in Tennessee selected to participate in an Educator Fellowship through SCORE, (The State Collaborative on Reforming Education), an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan advocacy and research institution that drives collaboration on policy and practice to ensure student success across Tennessee. Loud's passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation.

Twitter: @loudlearning


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Wednesday, June 05, 2019

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-unleash-the-potential-of-every-child/
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 Create a Summer Writing Notebook




oday Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman challenges teachers and students to create a summer writing notebook with the #flaneur challenge. This is going to be fun! Let’s do this.

Full Transcript: www.coolcatteacher.com/e508

Today’s sponsor is Urkund.

Urkund is a remarkable plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. Students just turn in work.

Then, the teacher has the paper analyzed by Urkund. The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective, and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Just teachers can use the power of Urkund. So, if you use another text similarity detection tool, or if you haven’t used one yet, now is the time to start your free trial at www.coolcatteacher.com/detect  and learn more about Urkund today.

From "The Vault" of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Angela Stockman recorded this show for summer 2017 but it can apply to this summer. If you're looking for writing ideas for summer or encouragement for your creativity, these are fantastic ideas.

This is one of the top shows of the 10-Minute Teacher of all time. Since iTunes keeps only 297 of the 500 shows, we wanted to take some of the very best of the show this summer and re-share it with our growing community of remarkable educators. Enjoy! 

Angela Stockman - Bio As Submitted

Angela Stockman facilitates professional learning experiences for K-12 literacy teachers within and beyond her home state of New York. The author of Make Writing, Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers.


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Tuesday, June 04, 2019

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-create-a-summer-writing-notebook/
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.

Hyperdocs: Tips and How-To's for Teachers




Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs. She shares lesson plans, ideas, and tips for getting started quickly without hassle.

Full Transcript: www.coolcatteacher.com/e507 

Today’s sponsor is Urkund.

Urkund is a remarkable plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. Students just turn in work.

Then, the teacher has the paper analyzed by Urkund. The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective, and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Just teachers can use the power of Urkund. So, if you use another text similarity detection tool, or if you haven’t used one yet, now is the time to start your free trial at www.coolcatteacher.com/detect  and learn more about Urkund today.

From "The Vault" of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Lisa Scumpieru's show aired in 2017 and remains a highly shared resource on hyperdocs. Simply put, this is a show you can share with teachers to help them get started that explains simply how it works. If a teacher is using Google Classroom, they need to use hyperdocs.

This is one of the top shows of the 10-Minute Teacher of all time. Since iTunes keeps only 295 of the 500 shows, we wanted to take some of the very best of the show this summer and re-share it with our growing community of remarkable educators. Enjoy! 

Lisa Scumpieru - Bio As Submitted

 I have taught for 23 years at North Hagerstown High School in Hagerstown, Md. I am originally from north of Pittsburgh. I have always looked at myself as a life-long learner and Twitter has helped me strengthen my PLN and my teaching. I am a Google Certified Trainer, Flipgrid Ambassador, Formative Educator, and CommonLit Advisory Board Member. Our school is 1:1 with I-pads and I am incorporating a lot of project-based learning, hyperdocs, and diverse seating. I am a fan of not teaching the entire book, but giving students the meat of the text and reading Shakespeare from the middle. My inspirations are: Matt Miller’s “Ditch the Textbook”, Dave Burgess’ “Teach Like a Pirate”, and Joy Kirr’s “Shift This”. I love to share my work and help others improve their teaching.


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Monday, June 03, 2019

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/hyperdocs-how-tos-and-tips-for-teachers/
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 Really Learn



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How Kids Really Learn

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-kids-really-learn/
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 Helps Kids Really Learn




How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @mr_stadel founder of the popular site estimation180.com, talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom. This topic is his summer research topic. As you ponder the classroom, look at what you’ll research to become a better teacher.

www.coolcatteacher.com/506

Today’s sponsor is Urkund.

Urkund is a remarkable plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. Students just turn in work.

Then, the teacher has the paper analyzed by Urkund. The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective, and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Just teachers can use the power of Urkund. So, if you use another text similarity detection tool, or if you haven’t used one yet, now is the time to start your free trial at www.coolcatteacher.com/detect  and learn more about Urkund today.

From "The Vault" of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Andrew Stadel's show aired in 2017 and was the top show of 2017 how to help kids really learn. This is one of the top shows of the 10-Minute Teacher of all time. Since iTunes keeps only 295 of the 500 shows, we wanted to take some of the very best of the show this summer and re-share it with our growing community of remarkable educators. Enjoy! 

Andrew Stadel - Bio As Submitted

Andrew Stadel is a Digital Learning Coach for Tustin Unified School District in California, working with secondary math teachers to use and implement technology in meaningful ways to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. Andrew is the creator of Estimation 180, www.estimation180.com, a website designed to provide students and teachers with daily challenges to help improve their number sense.

Blog: http://www.estimation180.com/

Twitter: @mr_stadel


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Friday, May 31, 2019

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-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.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer




Linda Kardamis talks about how we can make the most of our summer. Get ready to rock summertime with these five ideas.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e505

Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat today and use the offer code COOL20. Tell your friends and plan your PD today!

Linda Kardamis - Bio as Submitted

Linda Kardamis provides practical advice and Biblical encouragement for Christian teachers on her website Teach 4 the Heart (http://teach4theheart.com/). She is also the author of Create Your Dream Classroom (http://teach4theheart.com/dreamclassroom) and the creator of Classroom Management 101 (http://teach4theheart.com/cm101) and Teach Uplifted (http://teachuplifted.com).

Blog: http://teach4theheart.com/

Twitter: @LindaKardamis

 


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Thursday, May 30, 2019

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/20-ways-to-have-a-summer-that-matters/
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.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters




Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. This is a blog post / podcast simulpost. You'll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Enjoy!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e504

Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat today and use the offer code COOL20. Tell your friends and plan your PD today!


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-amplify-kindergarten-and-elementary-voices/
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 Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices




First grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. Yes, young children have something to say to the world! Danielle shows us how.

www.coolcatteacher.com/503 

Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat today and use the offer code COOL20. Tell your friends and plan your PD today!

Danielle Moore - Bio As Submitted

Danielle has been an elementary teacher who has taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. She currently teaches in Midlothian ISD in Midlothian, Texas. She is a fearless trailblazer for innovation and collaboration. Danielle loves being an advocate for her students in amplifying their voice! Technology is not just a tool used in her classroom to pass the time but it is used to transform learning and experiences beyond what pencil and paper can do.

 


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

10 Tips for Awesome Digital Citizenship



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 10 Tips for Awesome Digital Citizenship

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/10-tips-for-awesome-digital-citizenship/
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10 Tips for Awesome Digital Citizenship




Tech Coach Penny Rayhill shares ten tips for awesome digital citizenship. If you're looking for some sites to explore - here they are!

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Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat today and use the offer code COOL20. Tell your friends and plan your PD today!

Penny Rayhill - Bio As Submitted

Penny Rayhill is a Technology Coach at Pinch Elementary School in Elkview, WV. She is a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, Apple Teacher, and Kanawha County Schools Apple Vanguard Coach.

Twitter: @PennyRayhill


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Monday, May 27, 2019

16 Fast, Fun Things to End on An Up Note – 🎶



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 16 Fast, Fun Things to End on An Up Note – 🎶

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/16-fast-fun-things-to-end-on-an-up-note-%f0%9f%8e%b6/
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12 Fundamentals of Success – Write Your Own Story



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 12 Fundamentals of Success – Write Your Own Story

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/12-fundamentals-of-success-write-your-own-story/
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12 Fundamentals of Success - Write Your Own Story




Jon Barth, author of the 1% Journal: 366 Challenges for Your Journey to Success encourages us teachers to write our own story. As we reflect this summer upon our past school year, now is a great time to adopt some of these principles.

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Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. You have over 240 graduate-level courses to choose from in 19 different subject areas. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat today and use the offer code COOL20. Tell your friends and plan your PD today!

Jon Barth - Bio As Submitted

My name is Jon Barth and I’m a mentor, coach, and writer who loves to write stories and create resources to help you Write Your Own Story.

I believe success is the process of striving to achieve excellence, which is living up to our full potential so we can make a positive impact on the world. This journey involves giving it our best shot each day to improve in body, mind, and soul. I have developed The 12 Fundamentals of Success to help people develop the proper mindset and inspire them to take action to Write Their Own Story.


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Friday, May 24, 2019

How I Overcame Adversity



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How I Overcame Adversity

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-i-overcame-adversity/
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How I overcame adversity




Many people are destroyed by bullying, teasing, and the challenges of youth. Over the years, I've often contemplated why my story was so different. Why did I overcome? Why wasn't I broken beyond repair?

Today, we celebrate 500 episodes. And I've been asked these questions many times when I share a peek of the story to friends and acquaintances. So, in a spirit of authenticity, I share the story as it happened.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Rocking TpT This Summer




Want to start working with Teachers Pay Teachers this summer? Pam Olivieri from Rockin' Resources tells us how to get started.

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Pam Olivieri - Bio As Submitted

Pam Olivieri is dedicated to creating a standards-based curriculum that follows her vision to MOTIVATE, EDUCATE, DIFFERENTIATE. With her 26 years of classroom experience, a Master's Degree, and a National Board Certification, she is trusted by thousands of teachers for advice on language arts instruction. Pam also offers her services as a writing coach and professional development. Why Rockin Resources for a business name? She loves 80's rock music! Connect with her via https://rockinresources.com/ or social media! You won't be disappointed!

Blog: https://rockinresources.com/

Twitter: @rockinresources

A message from Pam... I developed a writing curriculum 6 years ago for Grades 1-8. It is trademarked as Step-by-Step Writing Program. I am now launching a professional development training on how to teach writing for Grades 3-5. It is called Reluctant Writers to Rockstar Writers. It takes teachers through the writing process, sentence structure, paragraph writing, narrative writing, opinion writing, informative writing, revising, editing, and progress monitoring. I offer a free webinar for teachers on writing strategies and my secret to writing success. Here is a link that will take your audience to the webinar, special offers for the writing course, and for a freebie:    https://rockinresources.com/coolcat


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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rocking TpT This Summer



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Rocking TpT This Summer

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/rocking-tpt-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.

Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning




Dr. Regina Giraldo-García shares her research on what makes effective blended learning.

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Dr. Regina Giraldo-García Bio as submitted

Dr. Regina Giraldo-García is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow and an Adjunct Professor of Educational Research, Evaluation, and Psychological Foundations of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. Her research interest includes, but is not limited to, minority students’ academic achievement, the role of mentors, parental involvement, critical thinking, and social justice in education.


Blog: https://www.linkedin.com/in/regina-giraldo-garc%C3%ADa-ph-d-0a46b830/


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/research-spotlight-student-centered-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.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-promote-deeper-learning-with-the-4-shifts/
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How to Promote Deeper Learning with the Four Shifts




The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber. On today's show, Julie discusses these four shifts and how it compares to other models such as SAMR. She gives examples of effective design using technology and where many programs are falling short.

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Julie Graber's Bio as Submitted

Julie Graber is an instructional technology consultant
on a technology innovation team for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa where she supports educators with effective teaching, learning, leading, and technology practices. She is a passionate educator who is most interested in seeing teachers and administrators improve authentic learning experiences for students. Her many areas of expertise include deeper
thinking with technology, authentic learning, curriculum design, and performance tasks and assessments. She spent thirteen years as a technology coordinator and business and computer
teacher. Julie is an Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) coach and has coached elementary, middle, and high school teams of teachers on how to use the framework in order to increase the level of intellectual demand as well as the authenticity of the work that students are asked to do. She has
served on several state leadership teams, including the North Central Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Hub Advisory Board and the Design Team for the Iowa Competency-Based Education Collaborative, and has provided guidance for schools to increase STEM education in their classrooms and move them toward competency-based and personalized
learning. Julie is a Defined STEM, a K–12 curriculum resource curriculum with engaging project-based lessons that are based on real-world scenarios. She is also a consultant for Jay McTighe's consulting group, McTighe and Associates, where she conducts workshops for educators using the Understanding by Design curriculum framework. Julie is the co-creator of the 4 Shifts discussion protocol and a regular local, state, and national presenter focusing on authentic work and student-centered, personalized and project-based learning.


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Monday, May 20, 2019

What’s New in Digital Leadership version 2 with Eric Sheninger



A new blog has appeared on my main site: What’s New in Digital Leadership version 2 with Eric Sheninger

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/whats-new-in-digital-leadership-version-2-with-eric-sheninger/
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 New In Digital Leadership version 2




Eric Sheninger has rewritten his popular book Digital Leadership. In this show, learn what he added and what has changed. With over half the book being rewritten and changed, you'll want insight into what trends are important if you're going to be a digital leader in schools.

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Get Version two of his book now - https://amzn.to/2VNSldT

Eric Sheninger's Bio as Submitted

Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership & Learning with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this, he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership, his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.

Blog: ericsheninger.com

Twitter: @E_Sheninger

Instagram: esheninger

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricCSheninger

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/NMHSPrincipal

 

 

 


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Friday, May 17, 2019

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-ways-to-create-a-culture-of-inquiry-in-your-classroom-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.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now




To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques. Connie Hamilton, author of Hacking Questions: 11 Answers That Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom.

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Connie Hamilton - Bio as Submitted

Connie Hamilton Ed.S. has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator. She is currently the curriculum director in Saranac Community Schools, is an international educational consultant and presenter, and the author of two books, including her latest, Hacking Questions.

Teachers describe her workshops as meaningful and engaging as she models quality instructional methods that can be used in the classroom tomorrow. She applies her deep understanding of pedagogy in workshops such as Questioning, Gradual Release of Responsibility, Student Engagement, Feedback, and more.

Connie spends most of her year facilitating classroom observations in a collaborative setting so teachers can learn from one another as they implement new strategies with students. She brings these experiences to her workshops to help teachers put research into practice in ways that make sense. Visit Connie's webpage at https://conniehamilton.net/ or find her on Twitter @conniehamilton.


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Talking to Kids About Poverty




Jaime Casap, Google's Education Evangelist, grew up in poverty. Today, he shares his story and encouragement to help teachers reach children from a variety of backgrounds. You'll want to listen to this encouraging show!

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Jaime Casap - Bio As Submitted

Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the potential of digitalization as an enabling capability in pursuit of promoting inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation into our education policies and practices.

In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on learning, skill development, and the future of work. He is the coauthor of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk to children about poverty. Jaime helped launch the Phoenix Coding Academy, a public high school in Phoenix, AZ, focused on computer science as part of an inquiry-based learning model. He teaches a 10th-grade communication class at the school. He also guest lectures at Arizona State University.

He speaks on education, digitalization, innovation, generation z, and the future of work at events around the world. You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap and watch his YouTube career advice videos at www.youtube.com/jaimecasap

 


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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

How to Talk to Kids About Poverty



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Talk to Kids About Poverty

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-poverty/
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.

The Future of 5G in Education



A new blog has appeared on my main site: The Future of 5G in Education

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/the-future-of-5g-in-education/
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How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer



A new blog has appeared on my main site: How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-set-goals-for-your-library-this-summer/
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How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer




While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. Today, media specialist Amanda Johnson talks about the massive success of some new sections she added to the library last summer and how she's going to improve her library even more this summer. The goal is to encourage students to read and what Amanda is discovering might surprise you.

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Amanda Johnson - Bio As Submitted

Amanda Johnson is the media specialist at Meadow View Elementary in Henry County, Virginia. As a first year librarian, Amanda has hit the ground running with her students, setting up the library in Henry County's new elementary school.

A 2015 graduate of Mary Baldwin College with a degree in English with minors in education, coaching & exercise leadership, and history, Amanda went on to receive a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Louisiana State University in 2018.

Amanda strives to be an innovative educator in a 1:1 iPad school, embracing the wide array of technology available in the media center. Wanting the library to be an enhancement and extension of the classroom, Amanda has tried to incorporate and further classroom lessons in the library through virtual reality, circuitry experiments, coding, green screen video production, and more. As a lifelong learner, every day is an adventure for Amanda and her 670 elementary school students!


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/martians-in-your-classroom-stem-and-making-makerspaces-accessible/
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Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible




The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the  experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine. The question is if we're equipping that child and the others to go behind them with the knowledge and intuitive exploration of making things work together for success through rich making and STEM spaces. Today we talk to Rachael Mann, author of The Martians in Your Classroom: STEM in Every Learning Space.

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Rachel Mann - Bio as Submitted

Rachael Mann is the founder of #TeachlikeTED and coauthor of The Martians in Your Classroom. She speaks and writes about the future of education and helps educators rethink the learning spaces of today. Prior to #TeachlikeTED, Rachael was the Network to Transform Teaching and STEM Professional Learning Director for Northern Arizona University’s AZK12 Center and State Director for Educators Rising Arizona. A former high school Career and Technical Education teacher and hailing from a family of educators, she has 14 years of classroom teaching experience. Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She is a founding member of the Council on the Future of Education, President-Elect for the NCLA Executive Board, and serves on the Region V Policy Committee.

 

Blog: https://rachaelmann.co/

Twitter: @RachaelEdu


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Monday, May 13, 2019

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/22-top-tips-for-better-classroom-management/
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Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/dr-alec-couros-on-spearfishing-citizenship-and-lateral-reading/
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Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading




Schools are being targeted with "spearfishing" attacks - a new form of phishing that is quite deceptive. Citizenship encompasses digital citizenship and the importance of lateral reading are three of the motivating topics tackled today with education thought-leader Dr. Alec Couros.

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Dr. Alec Couros - Bio as Submitted

Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. An award-winning educator, Alec helps his undergraduate and graduate students take up the incredible affordances of our connected world through the integration of educational technology in teaching and learning.

Alec is also a well-recognized scholar and researcher who has given hundreds of keynotes and workshops around the globe on diverse topics such as connected/networked learning, digital citizenship, social media in education, and critical media literacy, providing educators, students, and parents with the knowledge necessary to take advantage of and thrive in our new digital reality.

Finally, Alec is a passionate advocate of openness in education and demonstrates this commitment through his open access publications, considerable digital presence and contributions, and highly successful MOOCs and open boundary courses.

Blog: http://couros.ca/

Twitter:@courosa


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Friday, May 10, 2019

5 Ways to Leverage Play In Your Class Today




Play belongs in every classroom. Today, Jill Vialet shows us how.

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Bio as submitted

Jill Vialet is the Founder and CEO of Playworks, the leading nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children's social and emotional health. For more information, visit: www.playworks.org.

 

Blog: https://www.playworks.org/about/staff/meet-ceo-founder/  

Twitter: @jillvialet

 


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5 Ways to Leverage Play In Your Class Today



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Ways to Leverage Play In Your Class Today

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-ways-to-leverage-play-in-your-class-today/
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Thursday, May 09, 2019

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/music-teachers-of-excellence-with-the-cma-foundation/
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PBIS, Discipline, and Compassion Fatigue



A new blog has appeared on my main site: PBIS, Discipline, and Compassion Fatigue

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/pbis-discipline-and-compassion-fatigue/
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Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation




Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Today's guest, Tiffany Kerns, Executive Director of the CMA Foundation talks about remarkable music teaching and their quest to recognize the top music teachers in the United States.

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  • Music education gives students an exciting and creative reason to be in the classroom. Student engagement in music class creates better attendance, which translates to higher test scores and graduation rates.
  • There is significant data proving the positive impact music has on a student’s ability to retain, learn, and articulate information. This is seen especially in reading – without an improvement in literacy alone, our country will not be able to properly support this generation.
  • Some of the benefits of music education include higher graduation rates, a greater chance of post-secondary success, social and emotional development, and shaping the next generation to be collaborative, creative and forward-thinking leaders.

 

Previous Shows Relating to This Topic

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

Making Music with iPads and #edtech

 

Tiffany Kerns - Bio as submitted

A common thread throughout Tiffany Kerns’ career has been her dedication to creating meaningful change and advocacy for nonprofit organizations. Paired with a steadfast focus on improving the philanthropic model of giving, Kerns has lead the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation in their mission of enriching music education programs across the United States, working to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music.

Established as the philanthropic arm to the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation has invested over $25 million into music education programs across all 50 states. As executive director, Kerns is responsible for the growth, development, and execution of the nonprofit’s charitable investments by creating strategic partnerships, working with policy leaders and implementing an impact-driven grant process.

Kerns works with each and every grantee organization to provide strategic planning, compliance, project management, and community impact. She oversees advocacy efforts for the CMA Foundation at the state and federal level, which includes working with more than a dozen community partners to elevate the cause.

Kerns also oversees the CMA’s collegiate program CMA EDU, which currently has 25 collegiate chapters nationwide and works to educate students on the music industry by providing opportunities to hear from industry professionals and participate in a hands-on work experience alongside marketing and tour production.

Before joining the CMA Foundation, Kerns was the director of development at The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For over six years, Kerns filled various roles in special events and development. Driven by her passion to grow the organization and fueled by her exceptional leadership skills, single-handedly, Kerns implemented new fundraising initiatives and opportunities across the Southeast and Pacific Northwest regions. After expanding her footprint in nonprofit management and learning the biotech industry in San Francisco, Kerns moved to Nashville to develop and strengthen the donor portfolio for CFF which ultimately led her to CMA.

Kerns is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she received a BA in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration.

Blog: https://www.cmaworld.com/foundation/

Twitter: @cmafoundation


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