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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/math-class-pbl-create-memorable-learning-with-projects/
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.

Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects




Math teacher Lauren Harris had a problem. Students weren't remembering important concepts from the previous year that she knew she had taught. How could she help students remember? Her answer is that she includes meaningful projects in her curriculum. In today's show, Lauren gives us a quick overview, how-to, and ideas for planning your own projects that will help students learn and remember.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e533

Sponsor: This post is sponsored by Times 10 publications, publisher of Sanée Bell's new book, Be Excellent On Purpose, Intentional Strategies for Impactful Leadership. All editorial content is my own. Download a free ebook with the Lead Forward authors and get inspired.

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 electives and her History of Mathematics course.

Twitter: @harrishousemath


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8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year




Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He also shares a bonus fitness opportunity for educators.) Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e532

Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Times 10 publications, publisher of Sanée Bell's new book, Be Excellent On Purpose, Intentional Strategies for Impactful Leadership. All editorial content is my own. Download a free ebook with the Lead Forward authors and get inspired.

Richard Byrne - Bio as Submitted

Richard is best known for his award-winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers. He was a high school social studies teacher before becoming a full-time technology integration specialist. In addition to his work in schools, Richard has been a consultant to some of the largest companies in the educational technology industry.
 
Twitter: @rmbyrne
 

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Monday, July 29, 2019

My Student Leadership Takeaways



A new blog has appeared on my main site: My Student Leadership Takeaways

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/my-student-leadership-takeaways/
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.

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/8-epic-edtech-tools-to-try-this-school-year/
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.

11 Principles for an Amazing School Year




Back to school is here! We're starting up the year with principal Dr. Sanée Bell, author of the new book, Be Excellent On Purpose, Intentional Strategies for Impactful Leadership. Today, Sanée shares her eleven principles from the book and gets us motivated for an epic school year. (We've also included the transcript.)

Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Sanée's publisher, Times 10 Education publisher of the Hack Learning series and the new Lead Forward Series of which Sanée's book is the first.

See the full transcript at: www.coolcatteacher.com/e531

Dr. Sanée Bell - Bio as Submitted

Dr. Sanée Bell is the principal of Morton Ranch Junior High in Katy, Texas.

She has also served as an elementary principal, assistant principal, teacher, and coach. In 2015, Sanée was recognized as the Katy ISD Elementary Principal of the Year. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston Clear Lake.

Sanée is passionate about authentic, purposeful learning for students and teachers, and she also has a strong passion for leadership and its impact on teacher engagement, student learning, and school culture. Sanée recognizes her impact as a leader and uses her role to inspire, motivate, and empower others. Sanée has presented at state, national and international conferences, and has contributed to several publications, including Brené Brown's Dare to Lead. She has also been a guest on several podcasts focused on leaders

hip and its impact on students and teachers. Sanée is co-author and co-editor of the Education Write Now Series, and is the author of Be Excellent on Purpose: Intentional Strategies for Impactful Leadership. Sanée shares her thoughts on leadership on her blog saneebell.com.


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Friday, July 12, 2019

5 Ways to Maximize Your Summer




Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz  to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you.

Cool Cat Teacher Vault: This is one of the most popular shows of all time and perhaps can help you with the rest of your summer. We will be taking a break and will start back up with Season 6 the last week of July!

Full transcript for this episode: www.coolcatteacher.com/e530

Angela Watson- Bio as Submitted

Angela Watson is a National Board Certified Teacher currently working as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. Angela is the creator of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club, an online professional development program that has supported teachers with productivity in over 10,000 schools. Her Sunday podcast called Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers is entering its 6th season, providing motivation and encouragement to teachers on a weekly basis.


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Thursday, July 11, 2019

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-way-to-maximize-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.

Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching [Top Episode]



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching [Top Episode]

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/neuroscience-research-5-ways-to-superior-teaching-top-episode/
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.

Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro [Top Episode]



A new blog has appeared on my main site: Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro [Top Episode]

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/never-yell-and-other-classroom-management-secrets-of-a-pro-top-episode/
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.

Top Show of Season 5: Neuroscience Research and 5 Ways to Superior Teaching




Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath's book Stop Talking, Start Influencing:12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick is my book of the summer. His neuroscience insights shared in this podcast need deeper exploration and understanding as we design learning. Since John Medina's book Brain Rules, this book is my favorite neuroscience book out now. It is no surprise that with more than 7300 downloads and counting, this episode is the top episode of Season 5. Listen and discuss!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e529

Sponsor: Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club is designed to help you become a more organized, efficient, and balanced teacher. It helped me and can help you too. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/savetime and learn more about the club which is closing enrollment on July 15th. 

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath's Bio As Submitted

Jared Cooney Horvath (Ph.D., MEd) is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 150 schools internationally.

Jared’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Economist, and NOVA. He currently serves as Director of LME Global: a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioral research to teachers, students, and parents.  

His latest book is Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick.


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Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro [Top Episode]




Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey. She even shares the mistakes she has made and how she tries to help teachers not make those same mistakes.

We're counting down the top shows of Season 5 -- this is the number 2 show of the season!

Sponsor:  Today we’re talking about classroom management. Becoming more efficient at grading and lesson planning has freed up more time for me to spend with my students. Check out Angela Watson’s 40 hour workweek club at coolcatteacher.com/savetime. Registration for this cohort closes on July 15.

Stacey Corrigan

Stacey is a picture book author and second-grade teacher with 20+ years of experience. Her debut picture book, THE PENCIL EATER, will be released by MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing in the next few months.

Stacey grew up in Elkton, MI and began writing as a columnist for a local newspaper in high school. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Elementary Education and Saginaw Valley State University with an MA in Early Childhood Education.

Stacey is a member of SCBWI, a 12 x 12 participant, and a Storystorm 2018 and 2019 participant.

Stacey lives in Michigan with her husband, two teenage sons, and an adorable beagle named Sadie.

Twitter: @StaceyCorrigan3


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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now [Best of Season 5]




Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don’t we show more appreciation? It doesn’t have to be hard as Dr. Brad Johnson explains in this simple but inspiring show about taking the time to build relationships. We can do this. Even more importantly, we must.

This week, we are counting down the top shows of season 5 and this show with Dr. Brad Johnson comes in at number three!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e527

Sponsor: Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Workweek Club cohort enrollment closes on July 15th. I’ve used it and recommend it. Go to coolcatteacher.com/savetime to learn more.

Dr. Brad Johnson

Leadership Consultant and Author

Dr. Johnson is a speaker in the fields of education and leadership.

He is author
of six books including, From School Administrator to School Leader, & Learning on Your Feet: Incorporating Physical Activity into the K-8 Classroom (Routledge).

He teaches graduate-level leadership courses and other educational courses.


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Monday, July 08, 2019

5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now [Best of Season 5]



A new blog has appeared on my main site: 5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now [Best of Season 5]

From https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-authentic-ways-to-encourage-people-right-now-best-of-season-5/
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 Battle Burnout [BEST OF SEASON 5]




Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout. This week we are counting down the top episodes of 2019. Today’s show is 5 Ways to Battle Burnout with Mandy Froehlich and it is the number 4 episode of Season 5. 

Sponsor: Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Workweek Club cohort enrollment closes on July 15th. I’ve used it and recommend it. Go to coolcatteacher.com/savetime to learn more.

Mandy Froehlich - Bio as submitted

Director of Innovation and Technology

Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Ripon Area School District in Ripon, Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms.

Her passion lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what is needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking. She consults with school districts and post-secondary institutions around the country in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, conducts workshops, and presents and keynotes nationally.

Her first book, The Fire Within: Lessons from defeat that have ignited a passion for learning, discusses mental health awareness for teachers. Her book, Divergent EDU, is based on an organizational structure she developed to support teachers in innovative and divergent thinking.

 


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