The 10 Minute Teacher Podcast

By Vicki Davis

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Get inspired 5-days a week (except holidays) with short 10-minute interviews from educators around the world by full-time teacher and Instructional Technology Director, Vicki Davis. Classroom management, motivation, education technology, classroom stories, top authors, and practical ideas are just some of the K12 topics you'll find on the show.

Episode Date
5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)
10:49

Frederick Douglass said, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." Reading is important. Today, we talk to reading expert, Amy Mascott, about how parents and teachers can help older children develop a love of reading. 

www.coolcatteacher.com/e475

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Advancement Courses

Sponsor: Advancement Courses, a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course.

Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas. Topics include teaching foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12. The courses are all online and self-paced. Graduate credit is available with an official transcript from their CAEP and regionally accredited university partners. Thousands of teachers across the country become better at Advancement Courses.

My favorite thing is that you can work at your own pace, create things for use in your classroom today, and you can have six months to complete the courses. Right now, my listeners can save 20% off each course with code COOL20 at Advancement Courses.

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Amy Mascott - Bio as Submitted

Amy Mascott @teachmama is the creator of teachmama.com <https://teachmama.com/>, where since 2008, she has shared tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers they can be for their children. A reading teacher, author, and influencer, Amy has truly expanded the walls of her classroom, lending her expertise at local and national events all around the country. Amy resides in the DC Metro with her three crazy-cool kids, a dog, a bird, and a hamster.

Book Releasing June 1: 

Setting the Stage for Rock-Star Readers: Help Young Children Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading

Raising a Rock Star Reader

Apr 19, 2019
Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM
11:14

Girls and people of color need role models who look like them. Today's show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Learn about the project, the vision, and how you can share it with girls in. Ara the Star Engineer is a book to inspire girls.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e474

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Advancement Courses

Sponsor: Advancement Courses, a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course.

Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas. Topics include teaching foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12. The courses are all online and self-paced. Graduate credit is available with an official transcript from their CAEP and regionally accredited university partners. Thousands of teachers across the country become better at Advancement Courses.

My favorite thing is that you can work at your own pace, create things for use in your classroom today, and you can have six months to complete the courses. Right now, my listeners can save 20% off each course with code COOL20 at Advancement Courses.

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Komal Singh Bio as Submitted

Komal Singh is an Engineering Program Manager at Google, and creator of kids’ STEM bestseller ‘Ara The Star Engineer’. She has been featured on Globe & Mail, Forbes, Financial Post, CTV, BuzzFeed, Google, The Social, The Record, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Geena Davis Institute, and more.

Her journey in tech. spans over 14 years. As a software engineer and tech manager at Accenture, she lead teams to design and launch systems for many Fortune 500 clients. She currently works at Google as an Eng. Program Manager working on ‘cool products and infrastructure’ that impact billions of people around the globe.  

Singh is also a keynote speaker, a mentor, a mother to two mini droids, a ceramicist, diversity & inclusion advocate [mango lover, zen seeker, globetrotter, overall good human].

Komal grew up in India and studied Computer Science at Delhi University and later moved to Canada to complete her Masters’ in Com. Sci. from Simon Fraser University. A globetrotter at heart, she has traveled to over a dozen countries, and currently lives in Waterloo, Canada with her husband and two little kids.

Singh debuted as an author with the release of her empowering STEM book “Ara The Star Engineer” (her 20% passion project at Google) that was a bestseller on launch day. The book is being translated to more than 10 languages and has been converted to many immersive experiences. The book series sets to inspire children (esp. minorities) to explore the magic of STEM by featuring real-life women engineering leaders of diverse backgrounds, with a storyline inspired by fantastical innovation lands (e.g. Googleplex) and engineering problem solving (e.g. code a robot to count stars).

Email: singh [dot] komal@gmail.com

Twitter: think_oid@ & arastarengineer@

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/komals1/

Book Website: www.arastarenginer.com

 

Apr 18, 2019
Can Schools Be Fair? Restorative Justice and Improving Your School Culture
11:59

Desmond Tutu says, “Restorative justice says "No, the offense affected a relationship" and what you are seeking for is to restore the relationship, to heal the relationship.” Today, Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard, authors of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice help us understand how restorative justice should work and some examples that will help us understand the successful implementation.

www.coolcatteacher.com/473

 

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Advancement Courses

Sponsor: Advancement Courses, a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course.

Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas. Topics include teaching foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12. The courses are all online and self-paced. Graduate credit is available with an official transcript from their CAEP and regionally accredited university partners. Thousands of teachers across the country become better at Advancement Courses.

My favorite thing is that you can work at your own pace, create things for use in your classroom today, and you can have six months to complete the courses. Right now, my listeners can save 20% off each course with code COOL20 at Advancement Courses.

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Bios as Submitted

Brad Weinstein works as an administrator at the Purdue Polytechnic High School Network in Indianapolis, Indiana as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. He is a co-author of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice. Brad is a co-founder of BehaviorFlip, a restorative behavior management system that helps build empathy and responsibility in students. He is the creator of @teachergoals, one of the most popular educational accounts in the world on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Brad served as principal for two years at Irvington Preparatory Academy on the eastside of Indianapolis. Brad taught for 11 years, including roles as a coach and STEM department chair. He won Teacher of the Year in 2016 at Zionsville West Middle School in Whitestown, Indiana. Brad holds a B.A. in Education from Purdue University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University, and completed a Principal Licensure Program from Indiana Wesleyan University. Connect with him on Twitter @WeinsteinEdu

Nathan Maynard works as an administrator at Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis, as the Dean of Culture. He also is the Co-Founder of BehaviorFlip, a restorative behavior management system that helps build a culture of empathy and responsibility. Nathan studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Purdue University and has been in the field for over ten years working with at-risk populations. He was awarded "Youth Worker of the Year" through dedicating his time with helping underserved and underprivileged youth involved with the juvenile justice system.

He has been facilitating restorative practices for over ten years in a wide range of educational settings. Nathan is passionate about addressing the school-to-prison pipeline crisis and closing the achievement gap by implementing trauma-informed behavioral practices. Nathan has expertise in Dialectical Behavioral Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Youth Development, Restorative Justice, and Trauma-Informed building practices to assist with creating positive school climates. Connect with him on Twitter @NmaynardEdu.

Apr 17, 2019
Will AI Help Education or Ruin It? The Pitfalls and Possibilities of AI.
12:58

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is only as moral and as good as those who create it. Today, AI ethics thought-leader Joe Fatheree and I discuss this topic.

Without discussing the ethics of AI and its algorithms, we risk opening the ultimate Pandora’s box of technology problems when we should instead work to get hope out of the AI box and keep the demons that could misuse and abuse us locked away. I’m not too sure we currently have the moral capacity and knowledge of right and wrong to wisely use AI. Either way, AI is here and we can be part of the conversation or we can sit in the corner and say “Nah Nah Nah I can’t hear you” until AI hears us and builds a cage around our little corner from which we cannot escape because ultimately, the key to any technology is crafted by those who make themselves part of the conversation.

 

www.coolcatteacher.com/472

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Sponsor: Advancement Courses, a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course.

Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas. Topics include teaching foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12. The courses are all online and self-paced. Graduate credit is available with an official transcript from their CAEP and regionally accredited university partners. Thousands of teachers across the country become better at Advancement Courses.

My favorite thing is that you can work at your own pace, create things for use in your classroom today, and you can have six months to complete the courses. Right now, my listeners can save 20% off each course with code COOL20 at Advancement Courses.

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Joe Fatheree's Bio as Submitted

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

Fatheree's television work has aired nationally on PBS, The Documentary Channel, Hulu, and the MLB Network. He is the recipient of 3 Mid America Emmy Awards and a Telly.

Apr 16, 2019
Improve Student Behavior Now!
12:35

Need to improve classroom management? Today Darrian Tanner, the Florida State High Impact Teacher award winner for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 talks about how to help teachers improve their classroom management skills.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e471

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Sponsor: Advancement Courses, a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save 20% off each course.

Advancement Courses has over 240 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas. Topics include teaching foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12. The courses are all online and self-paced. Graduate credit is available with an official transcript from their CAEP and regionally accredited university partners. Thousands of teachers across the country become better at Advancement Courses.

My favorite thing is that you can work at your own pace, create things for use in your classroom today, and you can have six months to complete the courses. Right now, my listeners can save 20% off each course with code COOL20 at Advancement Courses.

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Darrian Tanner's Bio as Submitted

Ms. Tanner is currently a 10th grade ELA teacher in Kissimmee, FL. This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA. She has been awarded the Florida State High Impact Teacher Award for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school year. She has taken upon a new and second position as a TSL mentor on her school campus where she mentors seven first year teachers. She is a proud graduate of Michigan State University College of Ed. Her passion will always be the classroom, but she has ventured out into the Professional Development arena where she does training for educators on the topics of Student Behavior/Teacher Authority and Literacy.

She also published her first ebook Finally Some Answers: 50 Classroom Solutions for the Secondary Ed Teacher in 2016.

Apr 15, 2019
5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner
10:13

Do your students hate to write? If you need quick ideas to help reach reluctant and struggling writers, Michele Haiken will help us learn more!

Michele Haiken, Ed.D. is an educator and ISTE author. She has taught middle school English for the past 20 years and an adjunct professor of literacy for the past twelve years. She is the author of Personalized Learning (ISTE, 2018) and forthcoming New Realms for Writing (ISTE, 2019). Connect with her at @teachingfactor

www.coolcatteacher.com/e470

 

Apr 12, 2019
Unconventional Project Based Learning That Engages Students
10:26

Noa Daniel talks about how unconventional project-based learning and how we can engage students with learning. If you're struggling with student engagement, this is for you.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e469

Noa Daniel's Bio as Submitted

Noa is a passionate educator and an enthusiastic learner. She is a classroom teacher, podcaster, blogger. She is also a coach, consultant and Chief Building Officer at Building Outside the Blocks, creating projects and initiatives for students and educators that build skill, autonomy, community, and connection. https://buildingoutsidetheblocks.com/

Apr 11, 2019
My Kids Hate Their Desks! (And What I Did About It!)
10:53

Brooke Markle, a veteran middle-level English educator, realized that her kids hated their desks. They wiggled. They moved. They struggled to pay attention. So, with a limited budget, she decided to change her classroom to give students a choice. The results are exciting. 

www.coolcatteacher.com/e468

 

Apr 10, 2019
Principal Frank DeAngelis - Part 2
08:33

Frank DeAngelis was principal of Columbine high school in 1999 and remained the principal until 2015 when all of the students who were in PreK at the time of the shooting graduated. His story of resilience and leadership is one that will inspire you to be there for your students even when times are tough. He tells his story in "They Call Me 'Mr. De: The Story of Columbine...'"

www.coolcatteacher.com/e467 

Apr 09, 2019
Columbine's Frank DeAngelis - The Story of Columbine's Heart, Resilience, and Recovery
11:31

Frank DeAngelis was principal of Columbine high school in 1999 and remained the principal until 2015 when all of the students who were in PreK at the time of the shooting graduated. His story of resilience and leadership is one that will inspire you to be there for your students even when times are tough. He tells his story in "They Call Me 'Mr. De': The Story of Columbine's Heart, Resilience, and Recovery"

www.coolcatteacher.com/e466

 

Apr 08, 2019
Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching
16:23

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath gives us five ways that recent neuroscience research can help us improve our classroom teaching.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e465 

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Register now.

Mar 21, 2019
How a Little Graphic Novel is Inspiring Teachers to Think
10:08

Today's show is an inspiring look into some of the truths of teaching from Josh Stumpenhorst, author of the graphic novel, Drawn to Teach, about the real life of teachers and how we can improve. 

www.coolcatteacher.com/e464 

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Register now.

Mar 21, 2019
What Happens When a Statistics Class is Taught with PBL
11:12

Emma Chiappetta, Utah State Teacher of the Year 2017, uses a project-based learning approach for statistics. For those who think you cannot teach difficult content without heavy testing, Emma offers an alternative view on what is working in her classroom now.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e463 

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Register now.

Mar 20, 2019
Advice from a Filmmaking Pro About How to Help Kids Make Movies
10:53

Movie making teachers and students can benefit from practical advice from a professional film editor. Not just a film editor, Steven Hullfish has interviewed many of the top film editors in the world and shared what he learned in Art of the Cut

www.coolcatteacher.com/e462

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Register now.

Mar 19, 2019
15 Ways to Get More Motivated This Week
11:30

If you're struggling and need some encouragement, today's show is for you. Mike Roberts, author of Chasing Greatness: 26.2 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Marathon, shares fifteen ways to get motivated this week. 

www.coolcatteacher.com/e461

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Register now.

Mar 18, 2019
5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know
08:04

Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship. 

www.coolcatteacher.com/e460

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, powerful Internet monitoring software for your school and classroom.

 

Mar 15, 2019
How To Help Kids Ask More Amazing Questions Now
10:04

The Right Question Technique is being used by educators around the world to help children ask better questions. Erin Murphy talks about how we can implement some simple techniques to improve student questions today.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e459 

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, powerful Internet monitoring software for your school and classroom.

Mar 14, 2019
5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL
10:57

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) doesn't have to be mind-boggling. Today's guest is international UDL expert Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D. She talks about what we need to know and also the common mistakes educators make when starting to use UDL.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e458

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, powerful Internet monitoring software for your school and classroom.

 

Mar 13, 2019
What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship - Part 2
08:24

In part 2 of this show, we discuss the addictive nature of social media and other important digital citizenship issues. Internet safety expert Anne Collier shares.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e457

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, powerful Internet monitoring software for your school and classroom.

 

Mar 12, 2019
What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship Part 1
09:15

Anne Collier, Founder and Executive Director of The Net Safety Collaborative and SocialMediaHelpline.com, shares what we need to know about social media in this two-part series. We'll post the first post on Monday with the second part of the series on Tuesday. Come back to this blog post for the second part!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e456

Todays' sponsor is NetRef, powerful Internet monitoring software for your school and classroom.

Mar 11, 2019
5 Ways to Achieve Balance
09:25

Mandy Froehlich gives teachers advice on how to achieve balance between their classroom and personal life. It is difficult but these ideas can help.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e455

 

Mar 08, 2019
What This Writing Expert Learned That Will Make You a Better Teacher
10:42

Angela Stockman has been spending time with students as she teaches them to improve and enjoy their writing. She's learned some remarkable things that she shares on this show.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e454

 

Mar 07, 2019
Why Teaching Languages is Actually Very Important
10:20

Diego Ojeda, co-founder of @LangchatPLN talks about the importance of languages and why we need to know them even in a world of translators and AI.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e453

 

Mar 06, 2019
How to Use Augmented Reality in Language and Literature Classes
08:28

TW Williamson, a teacher in Taiwan, is helping language and literature teachers use Augmented Reality (AR) in exciting ways. Dive into this new technology and see how it is being used.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e452

 

Mar 05, 2019
Momo Reflections -- The Warning: My Thoughts on What We Can Learn from "Momo"
11:28

The Momo scam/hoax/threat has inspired some thoughts about what we should learn so we can prevent such a time-wasting but hurtful thing from spreading again in the future.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e451

 

Mar 04, 2019
5 Ways to Teach Using Art
08:14

Nicola Giardina, author of The More We Look, the Deeper It Gets: Transforming the Curriculum Through Art shares five ways we can incorporate art into our teaching.

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Mar 01, 2019
Why Playful Learning Is So Important in the Classroom and the Real World
09:05

David Gann, Professor of Innovation and Technology Management, shares what his research has shown about playful learning in the business world and classroom. This is a great show for those who think "play" is a bad word and to realize that play is applicable at all levels of success.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e449

 

Feb 28, 2019
How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education
10:51

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

www.coolcatteacher.com/e448

Today's sponsor is Empatico a powerful global collaborative tool for ages 7-11. Sign up at www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico 

Feb 27, 2019
How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom
09:27

Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about the Amazon Alexa devices and why so many teachers are excited about them. www.coolcatteacher.com/e447 

Today's sponsor is Empatico, a free global collaborative app for students aged 7-11. coolcatteacher.com/empatico  

Feb 26, 2019
Reclaiming Our Calling #MotivationMonday
09:26

Get motivated and remember why we want to teach with principal Brad Gustafson. www.coolcatteacher.com/e446  Sponsored by Empatico, an amazing free way to collaborate for ages 7-11 www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico 

Feb 25, 2019
5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD
10:58

Elizabeth Iwaszewicz talks about five strategies for designated and integrated ELD /ELA.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e445  Today's sponsor is Metaverse. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/metaverse  to learn more.

Feb 22, 2019
AI in the Classroom
11:51

Michelle Zimmerman talks about AI in the classroom and her new book that shares what we should be doing in this topic. www.coolcatteacher.com/e444  sponsored by: Metaverse - learn more at www.coolcatteacher.com/metaverse 

Feb 21, 2019
Creating in AR and VR in the Classroom
11:32

Jaime Donally talks about how students can create with AR and VR in the classroom. coolcatteacher.com/e443 Today's sponsor is Metaverse. Check them out at coolcatteacher.com/metaverse 

Feb 20, 2019
AR and VR in the Classroom
11:48

Augmented Reality an Virtual Reality in the classroom with Hall Davidson. www.coolcatteacher.com/e442  Today's sponsor is Metaverse. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/metaverse  to try this app for free.

Feb 19, 2019
25 Days of Making: When Educators Make, Create, and Have Fun
09:07

Learning to make and create can be a challenge but hundreds of educators took the challenge. Aaron Maurer talks about the 25 days of making. You can join in! www.coolcatteacher.com/e441

Today's sponsor is Metaverse. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/metaverse to try this app for free. Use the code ARforEDU to try the new classroom Collections feature.

Feb 18, 2019
5 Ways to Battle Burnout
10:51

Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e440

Right now, 10-minute Teacher Listeners can save 20% off each course with the code COOL20 at advancementcourses.com/coolcat. (That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.)

Feb 15, 2019
Valentine's Gift: Confessions of the Pain, Joy, and Love of Teaching
24:34

Today's show is different - it is longer than usual. I share some stories of insults, struggles, mistakes, and joys of teaching. The hope is that you'll be encouraged, not feel alone, and remember why we do this profession. These are my stories digging back many years in some cases of the things that have changed my view and made me a better teacher - even when they were hard. Teaching, your job is so important. I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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Right now, 10-minute Teacher Listeners can save 20% off each course with the code COOL20 at advancementcourses.com/coolcat. (That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.)

Feb 14, 2019
This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica
11:17

Developing an "explorer's mindset" is the goal. To help nurture the explorer's mindset in his students, Donnie Piercey traveled to Antarctica and connected with his students. www.coolcatteacher.com/e438 

Right now, 10-minute Teacher Listeners can save 20% off each course with the code COOL20 at advancementcourses.com/coolcat. (That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.)

Feb 13, 2019
Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day
09:06

I have picked five of my essential classroom tools. Pick one today to try with your students. I've also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e437 

Right now, 10-minute Teacher Listeners can save 20% off each course with the code COOL20 at advancementcourses.com/coolcat . (That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.)

Feb 12, 2019
Revealing the Heart to Breakthrough to the Unreachable Student
11:36

Basil Marin's story of struggle to success will inspire every teacher to reach the unreachable student. He is now an assistant principal and spreading the word of what happens when a teacher believes in the unreachable child. We all have unreachable stars in our classroom if we'll just look for them.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e436

Right now, my listeners can save 20% off each course with code COOL20 at Advancement Courses.

Feb 11, 2019
5 Popular Must-Watch Videos with Inspiring Stories That Will Make You Smile
11:54

Trevor Muir’s Facebook videos are getting millions of views. Hear the touching teacher stories that are resonating and have teachers sharing. See the videos at: www.coolcatteacher.com/e435 

The Teacher’s Guide to Technology 2019 is here! See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  to learn more about this handy, useful guide from Jennifer Gonzalez.

Feb 08, 2019
Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know
08:41

In some of the statistics about online accessibility, we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. More than that - federal lawsuits for non-compliance have risen 180% from 2017 to 2018 in the United States. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. www.coolcatteacher.com/e434 

Feb 07, 2019
Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now
12:10

Doug Bergman, author of Computer Science K12: Imagine the Possibilities, gives an overview of the things we should be teaching students relating to Computer Science from kindergarten to high school. From small programmable robots to programming languages at the upper level, Computer Science is an essential 21st Century skill and method of thinking and creating that is applicable to many fields besides Computer Science.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e433  The Teacher’s Guide to Technology 2019 is here! See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  to learn more about this handy, useful guide from Jennifer Gonzalez.

Feb 06, 2019
Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know
12:41

The impossible, dangerous, counterproductive, or experience are perfect experiences for virtual reality. Teacher Steven Sato shares with us the kinds of virtual reality experiences that are useful in the classroom.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e432

The Teacher’s Guide to Technology 2019 is here! See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  to learn more about this handy, useful guide from Jennifer Gonzalez.

Feb 05, 2019
Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning
12:53

Tom Murray reflects on his first 1:1 program seventeen years ago with Palm Pilots. He's concerned that we often celebrate low-level learning. "Just because something is digital does not mean it is any good," says Tom. www.coolcatteacher.com/e431 

The Teacher’s Guide to Technology 2019 is here! See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  to learn more about this handy, useful guide from Jennifer Gonzalez.

Feb 04, 2019
5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now
11:25

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. www.coolcatteacher.com/e430 

Feb 01, 2019
How to Make Science Thrilling from a "Jurassic Park" Mind
12:27

Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park. Now, she is Executive Director of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning where she specializes in helping engage students in exciting science learning. www.coolcatteacher.com/e429 

Jan 31, 2019
How to Get Your Students Out of the Box
11:09

How can you get your students out of the box when you educate them in a box? Check out a revolutionary way to educate with arts, ag, and nature by digging into Chattahoochee Hills Charter School outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Executive Director, Chester Asher, shares what they've learned, the pitfalls of such an approach, and how his school has the lowest suspension rates in Fulton County, Georgia and why he thinks that is the case. www.coolcatteacher.com/e428 

Jan 30, 2019
Building Good Relationships with Your Students' Parents
11:55

Today's parents like a different kind of communication. Student videos. Some information and not others. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today's parents. Today, he shares what he has learned. www.coolcatteacher.com/e427 

Jan 29, 2019
Building Positive Relationships Between Administrators and Teachers
09:30

While teachers might need to put students first, Dr. Brad Johnson makes the point in his book Putting Teachers First: How to Inspire, Motivate, and Connect with Your Staff that administrators need to focus on teachers in order to help students. He also shares techniques for building positive relationships between administrators and teachers including a different take on classroom visits to make them more positive.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e426 

Jan 28, 2019
5 Sure Fire Ways to Create Remarkable Graphics
10:04

Tony Vincent is a pro at creating graphics. His blog and work is full of amazing graphics. Today, he teaches us five sure-fire ways to create remarkable graphics. We can teach our students or use them to promote the causes we care about.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e425 

Jan 25, 2019
How Should We Evaluate Leaders?
13:45

Dr. Toby Travis, Headmaster and leadership consultant, talks about the effective methods of evaluating school leaders, focusing on the research. www.coolcatteacher.com/e424 

Jan 24, 2019
No 1:1 devices? You can be an awesome tech using school anyway!
10:36

Gail Charnick and her teachers are using a variety of technologies and showing that you don't have to be 1 to 1 to be leading edge.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e423 

Jan 23, 2019
Virtual Valentines & 2 other cool, fun collaborative ideas for teachers
08:02

Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, a Doodle project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer. Dive in!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e421 

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Jan 22, 2019
How to Motivate Teachers to Change
10:42

Motivating change in ourselves and others can be challenging but it can be done. Join Joy Kirr, 7th grade ELA Teacher, with surprising insight on why teachers really change!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e421

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Jan 21, 2019
5 Ways to Connect Young Adults with Reading
11:31

Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading. www.coolcatteacher.com/e420 

Advancement Courses has expertly-crafted classroom courses. Use the code COOL20 to get 20% off your course at www.advancementcourses.com/coolcat .

Jan 18, 2019
How We Disenfranchise Students of Color
17:28

Self-examination and reflection are important parts of improving our teaching practice. With this in mind, Josh Parker encourages us to reflect upon our practice as a teacher with working with a diverse population of students. This show is designed to make us think and open our eyes to mistakes we might be making without realizing it. So, for Thought Leader Thursday, today, we'd like to challenge you to consider if you have areas to improve in your classroom relating to students of a different ethnic background from your own. www.coolcatteacher.com/e419 

Advancement Courses has expertly-crafted classroom courses. Use the code COOL20 to get 20% off your course at www.advancementcourses.com/coolcat.

Jan 17, 2019
3 Awesome Minutes: Question Formulation Techniques (QFT)'s
09:05

Chris Fancher talks about how to use question formulation techniques (QFT)'s in your classroom by sharing what he does in his. This simple 3 minutes can change your classroom. www.coolcatteacher.com/e418 

Advancement Courses has expertly-crafted classroom courses. Use the code COOL20 to get 20% off your course at www.advancementcourses.com/coolcat.

Jan 16, 2019
Preservice Teachers in a Virtual Co-Op Program
13:23

Dr. Sam Fecich runs a virtual co-op program for her preservice teachers. This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. What a great idea! www.coolcatteacher.com/e417

Advancement Courses has expertly-crafted classroom courses. Use the code COOL20 to get 20% off your course at www.advancementcourses.com/coolcat.

Jan 15, 2019
Telling our Student's Stories
12:51

Students have stories to tell. As educators, we can impact our profession by sharing the stories of student successes (and perhaps struggles.) In today's episode, Jamie Ewing talks about his new YouTube channel and why he finds sharing student stories to be a powerful way to help the profession of teaching. www.coolcatteacher.com/e416

Advancement Courses has expertly-crafted classroom courses. Use the code COOL20 to get 20% off your course at www.advancementcourses.com/coolcat.

Jan 14, 2019
5 Questions We Ask While Using Rubrics
12:31

Rubrics can be helpful. But when are they not helpful? What mistakes do we make when using rubrics? English teacher, Dr. Scott N. Forrest shares the five questions they ask at his school when working with rubrics.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e415 

Jan 11, 2019
Breaking Lockstep Test Prep in Schools
15:10

Jerry Blumengarten has been working with schools for years. But when his local schools in Florida where he has retired have turned away his free offer of help because they have no time, Jerry fights back by talking about how we need to break this "Lockstep Test Prep" mentality. This episode will make you think. www.coolcatteacher.com/e414 

Jan 10, 2019
Injury Free VR, VR in Healthcare, and Future VR Classroom Trends
14:17

Preventing injuries during VR in the classroom and some interesting future VR trends in healthcare and the classroom. www.coolcatteacher.com/e413

The 40-Hour Workweek program will help you cut down the number of hours you spend on your job and help you become more productive. It closes on January 10, so check out www.coolcatteacher.com/40 and learn more about this fantastic program that Vicki recommends.

Jan 09, 2019
VR Nausea, Safety and other Virtual Reality Protocols to Keep Kids Healthy and Learning
12:20

Got a VR Headset? Did you know some of them cause nausea? Jaime Donally, talks about virtual reality in the classroom and shares everything we need to know! Part 1 of 2 www.coolcatteacher.com/e412

The 40-Hour Workweek program will help you cut down the number of hours you spend on your job and help you become more productive. It closes on January 10, so check out www.coolcatteacher.com/40 and learn more about this fantastic program that Vicki recommends.

Jan 08, 2019
Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro
16:42

Stacey Corrigan shares her classroom management secrets (and some mistakes). This show challenges teachers to reconsider what works (and doesn't) in their own classroom.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e411

Sponsor: The 40-Hour Workweek program will help you cut down the number of hours you spend on your job and help you become more productive. It closes on January 10, so check out www.coolcatteacher.com/40 and learn more about this fantastic program that Vicki recommends.

Jan 07, 2019
ENCORE: 20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning
13:18

Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for helping teachers make progress with technology. She also shares the biggest mistake she's made as a teacher relating to edtech.

https://www.coolcatteacher.com/20-tech-tips-shake-learning/ 

Dec 24, 2018
ENCORE: Trade the Cow and Start the Year Well
08:10

Start the year right with this motivational story about Will Rogers. "Trade the Cow."

The next 40-hour workweek club from Angela Watson starts in January. Go to coolcatteacher.com/40 to get early bird materials and an early bird access price.

Dec 20, 2018
ENCORE: 5 Habits of Healthy Teachers
10:57

Jen Burdis, teacher, and two-time American Ninja Warrior Competitor shares her secrets for staying healthy as a teacher.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e370

The next 40-hour workweek club from Angela Watson starts in January.

Go to coolcatteacher.com/40  to get early bird materials and an early bird access price.

Dec 19, 2018
ENCORE: Math Success with No Textbook
12:10

Mandy Tolen shares how she teaches math, engages students and teaches to standards with NO TEXTBOOK. From choose your own adventure stories to other engaging methods, all teachers will have something to learn from this teacher who ditched her textbook and enhanced learning.

Join Augmented Reality Classroom enthusiasts as they talk about the pedagogies of teaching with AR. This free webinar will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET and is cosponsored by #ARVRinEDU chat, 3D Bear, and I will be moderating. Go to coolcatteacher.com/arwebinar to register.

Dec 18, 2018
ENCORE: 5 Creative "Googley" Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating
11:20

#5 Show of Season 4 -- Evan Mosier from Iowa teaches us some awesome Googley ideas to start our school year with excitement and creativity.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e406

Join Augmented Reality Classroom enthusiasts as they talk about the pedagogies of teaching with AR. This free webinar will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET and is cosponsored by #ARVRinEDU chat, 3D Bear, and I will be moderating. Go to coolcatteacher.com/arwebinar to register.

Dec 17, 2018
5 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Technology
12:05

Dr. Joshua Elliott talks about what we need to consider when implementing new technology. He also shares some favorite technologies for his college classroom (and his elementary son's classroom, too.)

www.coolcatteacher.com/e405

Join Augmented Reality Classroom enthusiasts as they talk about the pedagogies of teaching with AR. This free webinar will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET and is cosponsored by #ARVRinEDU chat, 3D Bear, and I will be moderating. Go to coolcatteacher.com/arwebinar to register.

Dec 14, 2018
Student Authored Interviews: An Empowering Way to Help Students Lead
10:00

Daniel Miyake from Los Angeles talks about how his students interview on-campus visits. He also shares how students help convey the vision for the school in their work. www.coolcatteacher.com/e404

Join Augmented Reality Classroom enthusiasts as they talk about the pedagogies of teaching with AR. This free webinar will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET and is cosponsored by #ARVRinEDU chat, 3D Bear, and I will be moderating. Go to coolcatteacher.com/arwebinar to register.

Dec 13, 2018
Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading
11:34

Barb Gilman (known as @barbinnebraska) has a classroom rich with a love of reading. Today she talks about strategies any teacher can use to help kids love reading. She starts with a sign posting what she's reading now! I've heard other educators (including my friend Todd Nesloney) who have teachers in their schools post what they are reading.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e403

Join Augmented Reality Classroom enthusiasts as they talk about the pedagogies of teaching with AR. This free webinar will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET and is cosponsored by #ARVRinEDU chat, 3D Bear, and I will be moderating. Go to coolcatteacher.com/arwebinar to register.

Dec 12, 2018
3D Printing in a STEM Classroom
11:46

David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e402

Join Augmented Reality Classroom enthusiasts as they talk about the pedagogies of teaching with AR. This free webinar will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET and is cosponsored by #ARVRinEDU chat, 3D Bear, and I will be moderating. Go to coolcatteacher.com/arwebinar  to register.

Dec 11, 2018
top Chef: Cooking Up Instructional Greatness with Fun PD
10:50

Allison Starling talks about a fun "PD Event" she plans for her school that makes innovation fun. She discusses how she styles this event and what teachers learn.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e401

Sponsor: Take the Goodbye, Teacher Tired Challenge: 5 Days to Doing Fewer things Better by Angela Watson. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/challenge  and join.

Dec 10, 2018
5 Ways to Help a Teacher
10:29

Debbie Scott has started the "Help a Teacher" Facebook page. Learn how it works and join in supporting teachers. www.coolcatteacher.com/e400

 

Dec 07, 2018
Games and Play Based Learning in the Classroom
11:29

Play can be used to teach. C. Ross Flatt from the Institute of Play, talks about exemplars and best practices for play in the middle and high school classrooms.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e399 

Dec 06, 2018
Formative Assessment in Kindergarten
15:10

Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten. From notetaking on how knowledge is forming as students are learning to the importance of understanding a child's learning path, Becky relates this topic to all ages as we discuss the best practices in formative assessment.

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SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! This Thursday, December 6 from 1-3 pm Eastern Time, Edweek is hosting an event about personalized learning. I'll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we'll have an "old fashioned" tool share at 2 pm in the room. Even if you cannot attend live, you can sign up to review the links and transcripts later. Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning. Just go to text.help/coolcatteacher and join the conversation.

Dec 05, 2018
Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12
12:00

Isabella Liu is a science teacher in Hong Kong who is using technology with her grade 6-12 classrooms. From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology. www.coolcatteacher.com/e397

SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! This Thursday, December 6 from 1-3 pm Eastern Time, Edweek is hosting an event about personalized learning. I'll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we'll have an "old fashioned" tool share at 2 pm in the room. Even if you cannot attend live, you can sign up to review the links and transcripts later. Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning. Just go to text.help/coolcatteacher and join the conversation.

Dec 04, 2018
5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode
10:13

Happy Hour of Code Week. Here are your ideas to get started. Brian Aspinall, author of Code Breaker: 15+ Ways to Get Started with Coding, shares how students from kindergarten to high school can start to learn coding. He also discusses why the argument that every child won't become a coder just doesn't hold water. Enjoy Hour of Code week!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e396

SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! This Thursday, December 6 from 1-3 pm Eastern Time, Edweek is hosting an event about personalized learning. I'll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we'll have an "old fashioned" tool share at 2 pm in the room. Even if you cannot attend live, you can sign up to review the links and transcripts later. Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning. Just go to text.help/coolcatteacher and join the conversation.

Dec 03, 2018
5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom
12:27

Lindsay Fell is using augmented reality in the classroom (and so much more.) Today she shares five favorite augmented reality tools (plus one more.)

www.coolcatteacher.com/e395

Today's sponsor: Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area. Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.

Nov 30, 2018
Transformational Teaching in Troubled Times - Part 2 - Sia Kyriakakos
10:41

Sia Kyriakakos teaches art in Baltimore but she teaches far more than art. In part 2 of this conversation with a teacher who is working to become relevant and relatable, see how Sia is teaching in tough times.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e394

Today's sponsor: Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area. Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.

Nov 29, 2018
Transformational Teaching in Troubled Times - Part I - Sia Kyriakakos
10:45

Sia Kyriakakos teaches art in Baltimore but she teaches far more than art. In part 1 of this conversation with a teacher who is working to become relevant and relatable, see how Sia is teaching in tough times.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e393

Today's sponsor: Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area. Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.

Nov 28, 2018
Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom
14:41

Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how Seesaw has become a portal for musical performances for parents and grandparents. She shares her game-changing best practices for the elementary music classroom.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e392

Today's sponsor: Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area. Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.

Nov 27, 2018
Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple's First VP of Education
13:53

John Couch, Apple's first VP of Education hired by Steve Jobs, talks about education as it should be. From the early research from Apple to current technologies, learn about what we should be doing in education with challenge based learning. www.coolcatteacher.com/e391  

Today's sponsor: Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area. Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see the detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I wrote a review on Project Pals.

Nov 26, 2018
Student Created Learning (A Timeless Learning Priniciple)
14:15

Pam Moran and Ira Socol talk about the timeless principle of student-created learning. What does this look like?

www.coolcatteacher.com/e389 

Nov 08, 2018
How Do I Help My Students Use iPads? Helping Kids Troubleshoot iPads and Use Them Effectively
09:47

Pana Asavavatana won the ISTE Kay Bitter Award for 2018 as a top technology using kindergarten teacher. In today's show, she digs deep about how she teaches her students to use iPads.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e388 

Nov 07, 2018
Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?
11:16

Liz Kolb evaluates where we've come with smartphones in the classroom a decade after writing one of the original educational books about using cell phones in the classroom. 

www.coolcatteacher.com/e387 

Nov 06, 2018
How to Hold Better Meetings
11:21

Rushton Hurley talks about how to run more exciting and effective meetings in schools.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e386 

Nov 05, 2018
Overcoming 5 Barriers to the Implementation of PBL
12:01

John Larmer, the editor at the Buck Institute, talks about common barriers to effective project-based learning and how to overcome them.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e385

Today's sponsor is Projectpals.com, a fantastic platform for students to plan, create, and manage their own projects (and for teachers to coach.) Learn more at projectpals.com.

Nov 02, 2018
Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching
11:23

After much research, Suzie Boss shares what makes excellent project-based teaching and gives a sneak peek into her book by the same name.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e384

Today's sponsor is Projectpals.com, a fantastic platform for students to plan, create, and manage their own projects (and for teachers to coach.) Learn more at projectpals.com.

Nov 01, 2018
A Personalized High School: How It Works
13:39

Julia Bamba leads a personalized high school. After three years, they are graduating their first senior class. Learn about their successes and lessons from this revolutionary approach to learning being piloted in many US districts.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e383

Today's sponsor is Projectpals.com, a fantastic platform for students to plan, create, and manage their own projects (and for teachers to coach.) Learn more at projectpals.com.

Oct 31, 2018
An Artificial Intelligence Curriculum in Middle School
13:31

Dr. Justin Aglio has partnered with Carnegie Mellon and MIT to develop a middle school curriculum teaching Artificial Intelligence. Learn how they did it and what they are teaching in today's episode.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e382

Today's sponsor is Projectpals.com, a fantastic platform for students to plan, create, and manage their own projects (and for teachers to coach.) Learn more at projectpals.com.

Oct 30, 2018
Atomic Habits for Teachers and Students
15:02

James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones, talks about healthy habit building for students and teachers. 

www.coolcatteacher.com/e381 

Today's sponsor is Projectpals.com, a fantastic platform for students to plan, create, and manage their own projects (and for teachers to coach.) Learn more at projectpals.com.

Oct 29, 2018
5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back Time and Make the Most of It
10:47

Sarah Johnson is a leader who is passionate about stemming burnout through sharing the balance message for fellow educators, elevating women in leadership, and inspiring others with faith-filled leadership. She has been a teacher for grades 6-12, a principal for 4k-12, and is currently leading on a broader scale through consulting, coaching, and speaking. She believes leadership is a calling and is proud to answer every day!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e380

Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Oct 26, 2018
The Neuroscience of Play, Games, and Learning (and Why Fortnite Might Not Be So Bad After All)
14:09

Dr. Dave Neale is a researcher in the psychology of play and learning at the Centre for Play, Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at The University of Cambridge. Today he talks about the neuroscience of play, games, and learning in the classroom. (We also discuss a little about Fortnight.)

www.coolcatteacher.com/e378

Sponsor:  Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Oct 25, 2018
Important Things I've Learned and Want to Teach from Disaster
10:52

Today, I share some things from my home that I've learned and want to teach as a result of Hurricane Michael. www.coolcatteacher.com/e377

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat  and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Oct 18, 2018
I was hit by Hurricane Michael: What You Need to Know About Tech When You Have No Technology
22:31

We have no power. No Water. No cell service. We were hit by Hurricane Michael and as we've lived through the first four days without necessities - here are the important things you and your children need to know to stay safe when disaster hits. I wish with all my heart that I wasn't qualified to share this, however, if you want to keep your family safe and want to know what to teach your students about disaster preparedness, we have compiled our must-haves in terms of technology and knowledge.

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Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Oct 16, 2018
How School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher's Quest for Progress
12:27

Thomas Arnett, a senior research fellow in education for the Christensen Institute, talks about a recent paper he co-authored about "The Teacher's Quest for Progress"

www.coolcatteacher.com/e376 

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Oct 15, 2018
Fall Break on the 10-Minute Teacher

In the meantime, look up your favorite topic and listen to back shows of the 10-Minute teacher at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast. Thanks for listening!

Oct 08, 2018
Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo
13:47

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book's co-author Jon Corippo. Instead of selecting many apps, many are now recommending just a few tools/protocols for how things are taught with edtech. Then, it becomes about the content and not the tools.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e375

Sponsored by: The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. 150+ apps for your student iPads or Google Play devices inside one powerful app. Standards-aligned. Personalized to each student. Powerful analytics. Start your free trial today at www.coolcatteacher.com/reallygoodstuff.

Oct 05, 2018
Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners
11:56

Laurie McIntosh shares how her kindergarten kindness "superheroes" wear their capes and spread kindness around their community. She also shares how she surveys student's DNA (dreams, needs, and abilities) and a touching story about the impact this has on the classroom.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e374 

Sponsored by: The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. 150+ apps for your student iPads or Google Play devices inside one powerful app. Standards-aligned. Personalized to each student. Powerful analytics. Start your free trial today at www.coolcatteacher.com/reallygoodstuff.

Oct 04, 2018
Gaming in Early Elementary in Education in Australia
10:07

Helen Kardiasmenos talks about early elementary gaming and how she is using gaming in her classroom in Australia. She is doing so many cool things to teach all subjects to teach her students. www.coolcatteacher.com/e373

Sponsored by: The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. 150+ apps for your student iPads or Google Play devices inside one powerful app. Standards aligned. Personalized to each student. Powerful analytics. Start your free trial today at www.coolcatteacher.com/reallygoodstuff.

Oct 03, 2018
iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education
12:46

Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. So many good ways exist to use iPads but how can we personalize it and make it unique? Today as our ongoing spotlight this week on K-2 education, we focus on iPads with younger students and differentiating instruction with them.

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Sponsored by: The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. 150+ apps for your student iPads or Google Play devices inside one powerful app. Standards aligned. Personalized to each student. Powerful analytics. Start your free trial today at www.coolcatteacher.com/reallygoodstuff .

Oct 02, 2018
Motivating Teachers of K-2 Students
11:09

Karen Lirenman inspires K-2 teachers to reach their students. She teaches us her secrets to innovating and staying positive.

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Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection

The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! (Read my review.) This app is a digital supplemental curriculum solution for K-2nd grade - aligned with standards it includes over 150 curated apps inside their one simple app to install. I was blown away when I took a recent tour and saw that you can customize a playlist of games for each student based on standards and the personal needs of each student.

Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. You’ll want to sign up for your free 30-day trial at coolcatteacher.com/reallygoodstuff and remember - it is only one app - all of the other apps are inside this one simple digital learning collection from Really Good Stuff. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet!

Oct 01, 2018
5 Habits of Healthy Teachers
11:20

Jen Burdis, teacher and two-time American Ninja Warrior Competitor, shares her secrets for staying healthy as a teacher.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 28, 2018
1 Way to Help Kids with the Trauma and Drama of Life (and a Free Journal to Help You Do It)
13:11

The Imagine Project has free journals and lesson plans that help students cope with the drama and trauma of life. Dianne Maroney helps teachers understand writing strategies shown to help children appreciate resilience in themselves and one another.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 27, 2018
Flexible Seating: Before and After

Fourth grade teacher Justine MacKinnon helps us understand how flexible seating has changed her fourth grade classroom.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 26, 2018
Flexible Seating: Before and After
10:52

Fourth grade teacher Justine MacKinnon helps us understand how flexible seating has changed her fourth grade classroom.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 26, 2018
Making a Yearbook with Google Slides
13:23

Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides. She’ll also announce a giveaway of her new course that teaches you how to do it. Let’s dig into making yearbooks with Google Slides!

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 25, 2018
MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation
12:18

Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together. In this show 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares how she has facilitated Mastermind groups successfully. She talks about the pitfalls and challenges of creating spaces to innovate and why mastermind groups aren’t for every teacher.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 24, 2018
5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)
12:10

Students need to know how to safely navigate their digital world. In this show, I share how I teach the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship in 5 simple steps. Enjoy!

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 21, 2018
14 Million People Read Her Classroom Tweet About 1 Question She Asks Students
12:23

André Sasser, 9-year math teacher, tweeted something that has been viewed by 14 million people. This simple statement has transformed Andre’s classroom in powerful ways. Learn about the question and the changes that have made her math classroom a more exciting place. www.coolcatteacher.com364

Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 20, 2018
Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning
12:16

Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth grade classroom.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 19, 2018
3 Interesting Trends in Online Education Content (That You May Not Know)
10:54

Online content must be riveting, interesting, and should educate students. Andrew Pass @apasseducation talks about trends in online education and shares the trends we should understand as educators.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 18, 2018
How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed
12:34

 

Teaching motivation and metacognitive principles is challenging.  While he started as a journalism teacher, now Chris Holmes @cholmes66 works with students to try to help them understand motivation and success principles. He will share with us what works (and doesn’t) and also will tackle misconceptions and misapplications of the word “grit.” You can’t just tell students to “have grit” but there are things you can say instead.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Sep 17, 2018
5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom
13:55

Kimberly Mitchell talks about how we can promote inquiry in the classroom. From helping students to effectively generate questions to modeling curiosity, we have five practical ideas to bring inquiry into our classroom.

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Powerschool has fantastic a fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my "Digital Dozen: 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom". PowerSchool is my only recommended SIS and LMS.

Sep 14, 2018
All 4's and 5's: Secrets to AP Teaching Success
15:05

AP US History Teacher, Andrew Sharos, talks about how to create a collaborative environment that helps students learn and succeed in AP courses.

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Powerschool has fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my "Digital Dozen: 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom". PowerSchool is my only recommended SIS and LMS.

Sep 13, 2018
Remarkable Teaching: Student Created Virtual Reality Projects
15:40

Sean Wybrant, 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year, has students building virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. They are programming in advanced ways with a full motion capture lab. Even more amazing are the methods Sean is using to teach his students.

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PowerSchool has fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my "Digital Dozen: 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom". PowerSchool is my only recommended SIS and LMS.

Sep 12, 2018
What's in Your Edtech Bag: Trends and Tools from Educators and the World
11:32

David Hopkins, author of Emergency Rations #EdTechRations: What’s so important we can’t leave it at home?, talks about the educational technology that educators around the world carry in their bags and pockets.

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Sponsor: PowerSchool has a fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my "Digital Dozen: 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom". PowerSchool is my only recommended SIS and LMS.

Sep 11, 2018
The Thank You Project: #MondayMotivation
13:30

Teacher Morgan Toal shares the powerful writing project that she calls the "Thank You Project" - what a great way to be kind and considerate and teach writing at the same time!

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Sponsor: PowerSchool has fantastic a fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my "Digital Dozen: 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom" and an upcoming webinar on "Best Practices for a Balanced Assessment System." PowerSchool is my only recommended SIS and LMS.

Sep 10, 2018
5 Ideas for A Positive Cultural Impact
09:46

Aaron Polansky gives us five exciting ways to have a positive cultural impact in your school on Monday.

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Sep 07, 2018
Language Teacher: Cultural Awareness and Story to Excite Kids about Learning Spanish
10:28

Jennifer Degenhardt talks about how she uses stories in Spanish to help students engage with learning Spanish.

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Sep 06, 2018
The Secret Agents of Jordan Jackson Elementary School
12:23

Rayna Freedman inspires her elementary students with a spy-themed classroom experience that runs throughout the year. Learn how she does it and why in this fun Wonderful Classroom Wednesday.

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Sep 05, 2018
Let's Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistence
07:17

IT Integrator, Evan Mosier, and his teacher friend, Tom, have a remarkable story of persistence when first working to integrate Google Classroom. Be inspired to overcome and persist because our students need us to do it!

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Sep 04, 2018
Motivating Kids with Nontraditional Memory Techniques
10:16

Oskar Cymerman shares some unique memory techniques we can use to help kids learn and remember.

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Sep 03, 2018
5 Inspirational Thoughts for Teachers
14:55

Encouragement and inspiration for teachers from a classroom teacher. Ideas, research, and inspiring thoughts we can all use for our classrooms.

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Sponsor: Read my review of the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at www.coolcatteacher.com/vr  and learn how to enter to win a STEAM Lab Makeover from Acer and Microsoft, who are giving away 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets and 10 Acer Aspire 7 laptops. Learn how at coolcatteacher.com/vr.

Aug 31, 2018
Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model
08:58

John Stevens talks about a method of lesson planning to help teachers "serve up" more exciting lessons to students.

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Sponsor: Read my review of the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at www.coolcatteacher.com/vr  and learn how to enter to win a STEAM Lab Makeover from Acer and Microsoft, who are giving away 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets and 10 Acer Aspire 7 laptops. Learn how at coolcatteacher.com/vr.

Aug 30, 2018
Student-Driven Hyperdocs
09:59

Kate Bradford and Brett Miller share their secrets for student-driven Hyperdocs. Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session, learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they're being used in the classroom.

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Sponsor: Read my review of the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at www.coolcatteacher.com/vr and learn how to enter to win a STEAM Lab Makeover from Acer and Microsoft, who are giving away 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets and 10 Acer Aspire 7 laptops. Learn how at coolcatteacher.com/vr,

Aug 29, 2018
Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech
10:41

Michael Furdyk from Taking IT Global talks about some global initiatives to help students understand indigenous peoples and develop empathy.

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Aug 28, 2018
Motivating Kids to Read and Write: Sparks in the Dark
13:08

Todd Nelsoney and Travis Crowder talk about some of the ideas to get kids excited about reading and writing from their book "Sparks in the Dark." We can motivate and excite kids about reading and writing.

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Aug 27, 2018
5 Creative "Googley" Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating
11:23

Evan Mosier from Iowa teaches us some awesome Googley ideas to start our school year with excitement and creativity.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Aug 24, 2018
#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online
12:59

Jody Green and Dr. Tim Greene talk about taking teaching to the next level with #supermuch. We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Aug 23, 2018
Inspiring Creative Writers in Fifth Grade
12:54

Classroom teacher Faith Maria Brody talks about how she inspires a love of writing in her fifth graders.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Aug 23, 2018
AR, VR, and MR for All Classrooms
11:25

Augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality are terms being thrown around in technology circles. But what do the mean? How are they being used in the classroom? Jaime Donally talks about these technologies in simple language and helps us understand the classroom applications of them.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Aug 21, 2018
A Learner Centered Innovation Model
10:35

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.

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Sponsor: From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Never stop learning!

Aug 20, 2018
5 Ideas to Tap Social Media to Enhance PD and Student Learning
12:08

Nikki Robertson, ISTE Librarians Network President Elect, shares five ways to use social media to enhance professional development and improve student learning. Can you use Snapchat to connect with parents? Can social media be effective professional development? Nikki shows us how.

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Aug 17, 2018
Hacking Early Learning
09:44

Jessica Cabeen, the 2017 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal, and talks about how we can hack and improve early learning. This is a must-listen for kindergarten principals and teachers.

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Aug 16, 2018
Math Success with No Textbook
10:54

Mandi Tolen shares how she teaches math, engages students and teachers to standards with NO TEXTBOOK. From choose your own adventure stories to other engaging methods, all teachers will have something to learn from this teacher who ditched her textbook and enhanced learning.

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Aug 15, 2018
20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning
10:56

Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for helping teachers make progress with technology. She also shares the biggest mistake she's made as a teacher relating to edtech.

See the infographic and more information about Kasey at www.coolcatteacher.com/e337

Aug 14, 2018
Trade the Cow and Start the School Year Well
07:50

Start the school year right with this motivational story about Will Rogers. "Trade the Cow."

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Aug 13, 2018
Why Kids Can't Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student's Need to Move (#1 Episode of Season 3)
13:56

Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. Occupational and physical therapist, Suzanne Cresswell, helps us understand children and why some of them just can’t stop moving.

Sponsor: www.coolcatteacher.com/e335

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 15, 2018
Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders (#2 Episode of Season 3)
10:55

Emerging administrator leaders and administrators are participating in an emerging leadership virtual mentorship program created by Jodie Pierpoint and many volunteers. Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e334

SPONSOR: Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 14, 2018
5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)
13:00

Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department.

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Sponsor: Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 13, 2018
5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)
10:14

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing.

Show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e332

Sponsor: Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 12, 2018
5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management (#5 Episode of Season 3)
10:58

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. #5 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Sponsor: Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 11, 2018
5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer (e330)
12:06

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.

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Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 08, 2018
IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom (e329)
09:04

Instructional Technology Coaches can be helpful advisors for teachers if they learn strategies of encouragement and empowerment. Deb Ramm helps us learn the techniques to help powerful improvement happen in classrooms.

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Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 07, 2018
Helping Kids Cope with Tragedy: The Experience in One Jazz Band (e328)
09:06

One middle school had to cope with the tragic death of a classmate. This story features how one remarkable teacher and his jazz band helped a whole school cope.

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Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 06, 2018
The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators (e327)
10:21

Professor Britt Wattwood has moved his college classes off Facebook. Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators.

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Sponsor: Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 05, 2018
Dr, Barbara Blackburn: Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday (e326)
11:34

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.

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Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 04, 2018
Todd Finley: 5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload (e325)
13:28

Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Learn some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e325

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Jun 01, 2018
Elizabeth Merce: Ditch the Clips in Kindergarten (And Here's What to Do Instead) #ditchtheclips (324)
12:16

Moving clips in kindergarten can not only embarrass children but causes privacy concerns with many experts. There are alternatives! Kindergarten teacher, Elizabeth Merce, urges teachers to “ditch the clips” and shares what you can do instead.

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Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

May 31, 2018
Using the Real-World Classroom Model When Teaching Finance (e323)
10:35

The Real-World Classroom model of teaching finance is part simulation part game. Invented by Brian Bean, this model of teaching is transforming Texas classrooms and beyond.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e323

SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness.

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.  The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Enter a great teacher today.

May 30, 2018
Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides (e322)
12:23

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools - Google slides.

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Today’s guest Kasey Bell is author of Shake of Learning and is just releasing her Google Certification courses this week from May 28 to June 10, you can sign up for these awesome Google Certification courses from one of the best Google Certified Trainers I know, Kasey Bell. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more about these awesome courses.

May 29, 2018
Awesome Mentoring: First Year Teacher Lindsay Godlman Tells All (e321)
12:48

Helping first-year teachers learn and grow is a challenge facing education systems worldwide. Today we take a peek into the second part of a 2 part series highlighting the relationship between Lindsay George and Stephanie Goldman. Not only do they use Google Docs to plan, but they have a positive personal relationship. It isn’t just luck -- this is personal.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e321

SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness.

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.  The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Enter a great teacher today.

May 28, 2018
Gerald Aungst: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom (e320) #mathchat
09:24

The 5 C’s of the awesome math classroom are conjecture, communication, collaboration, chaos (listen to the show and don’t be afraid), and celebration according to 25-year educator Gerald Aungst. Gerald is author of Five Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom and gives us an overview of what makes an incredible math classroom.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e320

May 25, 2018
District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design (e319)
11:55

More than 60 teachers in Dr. Steven Weber’s district helped write their math curriculum. Now, they are excited. Learn how this process not only helps develop curriculum, it also develops teacher leaders and promotes the important conversations that need to happen.
Show Notes:  www.coolcatteacher.com/e319

May 24, 2018
Marynn Dause: Literature Performance Odyssey with Performances and Student Leadership (e318)
11:48

They only had a few days to teach the entire Odyssey. So, teacher Marynn Dause met with her students. They decided to follow the pattern of Homer and become storytelling bards themselves with powerful results. Marynn shares this innovative approach to teaching the Odyssey invented by her students along with their advice for using this method in your classroom.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e318

May 23, 2018
Laura Dennis: Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards (e317)
10:23

Hyperdocs literacy task boards and Flipgrid are two favorite tools of Laura Dennis, a third-grade teacher. Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e317

May 22, 2018
Stephanie Goldman: ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom (e316)
12:51

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie calls this the ACE method of mentoring: Access, Collaboration, and Experimentation. Learn this powerful method of mentoring. Part 1 with next week being Lindsay George, the other half of this experience.


Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e316

May 21, 2018
Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today (e315)

Fantastic ideas to bring the inquiry mindset into the classroom including curiosity jars, provocations and more.

Show notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e315

May 18, 2018
Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today (e315)
11:50

Fantastic ideas to bring the inquiry mindset into the classroom including curiosity jars, provocations and more.

Show notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e315

May 18, 2018
Ann Oro: Developing a Digital Citizenship Curriculum (e314)
12:18

Ann Oro helped her diocese develop curriculum standards for digital citizenship by grade level. Ann also talks about the fifth-grade course piloted by Seton Hall.


Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e314

May 17, 2018
Carrie Pierce: Discovery and Inquiry Based Learning in Math (e313)
10:18

Math teacher Carrie Pierce talks about promoting discovery and inquiry-based learning in math.


Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e313

May 16, 2018
Special Student Episode: "Ticked off Teens" Talk about Social Media (e312)
07:27

In this episode, three of Vicki Davis' students share their thoughts about social media. This edtech tool Tuesday showcases three students with an opinion but also how podcasts can help students develop their voice.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e312

May 15, 2018
Kayla Delzer: Student Leadership in Social Media, Score Reporting, and Parent-Teacher Conferencing (e311)
11:04

Kayla Delzer motivates us to relinquish control and empower students with three powerful examples. We can do this!

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e311

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. I’ll be speaking with other amazing educators like Suzy Boss, Janet Zadina, Jay McTighe, Dr. Brendan Ozawa de Silva, Scott Sanchez, Dr. Ayanna M Howard and more. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. www.stlinatl.com

May 14, 2018
James O'Hagan: 5 Reasons to Bring ESports to your School (e310)
14:01

Esports are coming to state high school athletic competitions, college sports, and intramurals now. Today, esports pioneer James O’Hagan explains the phenomenon and how Gamer-Scholars are emerging as successful examples of a new sport.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e310

SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness.

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.  The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Enter a great teacher today.

May 11, 2018
Linda Kardamis: How to Finish The School Year Strong (e309)
09:49

Finish well. Today, Linda Kardamis shares common mistakes to avoid and positive things to do that will help you have a successful finish to your school year.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e309

SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness.

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.  The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Enter a great teacher today.

May 10, 2018
Lindsey Danhoff: Kindergarten and Early Elementary Passion Projects (e308)
10:04

Kindergarteners explore their “wonderings” in Lindsey Danhoff’s classroom. Lindsey gives practical advice for passion projects with younger aged children.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e308

SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness.

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.  The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Enter a great teacher today.

May 09, 2018
Vicki Davis: 7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects) e307
15:35

Host Vicki Davis will give you 7 strategies to use for making apps, student passion projects, making movies, or any type of long-term project where you have the students brainstorm and create.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e307

SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness.

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.  The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Enter a great teacher today.

May 08, 2018
Hope King: How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough (e306)
13:20

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. She talks about how every teacher can make their classroom more exciting and why it is necessary.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e306

SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness.

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.  The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Enter a great teacher today.

May 07, 2018
Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death (e305)
11:27

Safe experiences with monitoring and support can help children understand digital safety. In today’s show Wanda Terral talks about how to help kids understand digital safety.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e305

NetRef: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution. Sign up at www.coolcatteacher.com/netref

May 04, 2018
Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual (e304)
10:52

Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Discussing current theories supporting effective math teaching, Kyle helps us understand how to improve math understanding with kids who struggle.

Show Notes:  www.coolcatteacher.com/e304

NetRef: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution. Sign up at www.coolcatteacher.com/netref

May 03, 2018
Denis Sheeran: How We Should be Teaching Math in Classrooms Today (e303)
10:53

Math teacher Denis Sheeran talks about what math should (and shouldn’t) be. Make math meaningful and real with these tips and ideas.

Show Notes:  www.coolcatteacher.com/e303

NetRef: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution. Sign up at www.coolcatteacher.com/netref

May 02, 2018
Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning - e302
11:03

Education technology must enhance learning. If it doesn’t, why use it? Today’s guest, Bethany Petty gives us pointers and shares a common pitfall of those implementing new technology in the classroom.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e302

NetRef: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution. Sign up at www.coolcatteacher.com/netref

May 01, 2018
Wade King: Find Your Creativity Wildcard - e301
09:06

We can unleash our creativity as teachers if we want to inspire our students. Co-author of Wildcard, Wade King, shares how.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e301

NetRef Sponsor: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution. Sign up at www.coolcatteacher.com/netref

Apr 30, 2018
5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month (e300)
09:41

Eric Curts gives us five Googley ways to celebrate Poetry Month. From blackout poetry to rhymefinding extensions, learn about some tools you can use all year long in your language arts classes.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e300

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Apr 27, 2018
Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties (e299)
09:42

Engage parents any time of the year with these strategies. Parent parties are fun, exciting ways to help parents and improve relationships. You can do this even now.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e299

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Apr 26, 2018
Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom (e298)
10:42

Jonathan Thomas-Palmer teaches physics. Students start with a zero and level up as they use videos, one on one help, and game-based mastery to master physics.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e298

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Apr 25, 2018
Making Better Videos and Movies with Students (e297)
09:52

Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class. Learn practical tips and ideas from Joe Brennan.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e297

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Apr 24, 2018
What To Do When Someone Hates You (e296)
12:43

There is one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing. Say nothing. Be nothing.” says Aristotle. Criticism comes with breaking new ground. Criticism comes with putting yourself out there. But how do you respond when that criticism turns to hatred?

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/what-to-do-when-someone-hates-you/

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Apr 23, 2018
5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School (e295)
10:56

Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school. Whether you want games, curriculum, or to know what’s next in financial literacy, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone working with financial literacy in their school.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e295

April 26 is #PowerofEcon day with a noon ET Twitter chat and lots of financial literacy resources. Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group, join in www.coolcatteacher.com/econ

Apr 20, 2018
The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) (e294)
09:32

David Petro has been using Twitter for his math PD for more than eight years. Learn about the current trends in hashtag learning and the popular techniques for harvesting learning from this social network.

Show Notes:  www.coolcatteacher.com/e294

April 26 is #PowerofEcon day with a noon ET Twitter chat and lots of financial literacy resources. Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group, join in www.coolcatteacher.com/econ

Apr 19, 2018
Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim (e293)
09:46

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim, a virtual world like Second Life. From building architectural constructs to understanding the Diary of Anne Frank, literature comes alive in this virtual world.

Show Notes:  www.coolcatteacher.com/e293

April 26 is #PowerofEcon day with a noon ET Twitter chat and lots of financial literacy resources. Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group, join in www.coolcatteacher.com/econ

Apr 18, 2018
Open Badges in Elementary School (e292)
09:36

Some elementary classrooms are using open badges for competency acquisition by students. In today’s show, Amy Cooper talks about how this is done, the advantages, and insights on student motivation.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e292


April 26 is #PowerofEcon day with a noon ET Twitter chat and lots of financial literacy resources. Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group, join in www.coolcatteacher.com/econ

Apr 17, 2018
Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon (e291)
10:32

Infographics are powerful communication tools. Today, infographic pro Eileen Lennon shares how she uses infographics, creates them, and why they’re such a powerful tool.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e291

April 26 is #PowerofEcon day with a noon ET Twitter chat and lots of financial literacy resources. Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group, join in www.coolcatteacher.com/econ

Apr 16, 2018
5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together (e290)
10:12

STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher. Stephanie Zeiger helps us see the potential of STEM and computational thinking.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e290

Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22.  coolcatteacher.com/earth Check out their NGSS aligned Science games for grades 3-8.

Apr 13, 2018
Understanding ADHD and Helping Kids Succeed (e289)
11:03

Katherine Firestone helps parents and kids with ADHD. Having been diagnosed with ADHD herself, Katherine is uniquely positioned to help us understand what to do to help children with ADHD and their parents.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e289

Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22.  coolcatteacher.com/earth Check out their NGSS aligned Science games for grades 3-8.

Apr 12, 2018
Merge Cube Mania in Middle School (e288)
12:19

Karen Bosch explains why Merge Cubes are so hot, how they are being used in classrooms, and how she’s using them to build critical thinking and creativity in her school. Join Merge Cube Mania!

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e288

Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22.  coolcatteacher.com/earth Check out their NGSS aligned Science games for grades 3-8.

Apr 11, 2018
How to Host a Student Media Festival (e287)
10:38

Mike Lawrence, current organizer of the longest running student media festival in the country, shares how to set up and run your own media festival. With a big hat tip to our mutual friend Hall Davidson who started this event, we learn the ins and outs of student media festival and how you can “steal” their ideas and run your own!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e287

Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22.  coolcatteacher.com/earth Check out their NGSS aligned Science games for grades 3-8.

Apr 10, 2018
Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math (e286)
15:02

Get Mathivated with Kim Thomas. She literally speaks math and has exciting things to do each day of the week for her students. (She also has quite an interesting way to handle difficult behavior including profanity.)

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e286

Apr 09, 2018
5 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Systems into Your School (e285)
08:31

Julie Willcott talks about how we can bring sustainable food systems and understanding into our schools with these five simple ideas.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e285


Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. I’ll be speaking with other amazing educators like Suzy Boss, Janet Zadina, Jay McTighe, Dr. Brendan Ozawa de Silva, Scott Sanchez, Dr. Ayanna M Howard and more. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. www.stlinatl.com

Apr 06, 2018
Teaching Isn't Rocket Science - It's Way More Complex (e284)
09:06

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today.

Show notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e284

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. I’ll be speaking with other amazing educators like Suzy Boss, Janet Zadina, Jay McTighe, Dr. Brendan Ozawa de Silva, Scott Sanchez, Dr. Ayanna M Howard and more. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. www.stlinatl.com

Apr 05, 2018
Elearning Engagement with Persuasive Design Strategies (e283)
11:05

Elearning design needs to engage and persuade the learner to know how to engage with the content and learning. Dr. Laurie Korte talks about e-learning design that engages learners and common mistakes of e-learning and blended learning classrooms.

Show Notes www.coolcatteacher.com/e283


This Thursday, April 4 at 2pm ET/11 am PT join me for 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom sponsored by PowerSchool. Register at http://coolcatteacher.com/digital today.

Apr 04, 2018
Drones in the English Classroom (e282)
08:26

Santha Walters uses drones in her English classroom to teach writing, collaboration and more.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e282

This Thursday, April 4 at 2pm ET/11 am PT join me for 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom sponsored by PowerSchool. Register at http://coolcatteacher.com/digital today.

Apr 03, 2018
Connecting Parents to Student's Digital Lives (e281)
11:14

Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. How can schools connect with parents to relate better to students? We learn how today.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e281

This week I'll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. My interactive display is the common workspace for the whole class.

Apr 02, 2018
5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (ENCORE)
10:22

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e280

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. I’ll be speaking with other amazing educators like Suzy Boss, Janet Zadina, Jay McTighe, Dr. Brendan Ozawa de Silva, Scott Sanchez, Dr. Ayanna M Howard and more. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. www.stlinatl.com

Mar 23, 2018
Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move [ENCORE}
13:53

Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. Occupational and physical therapist, Suzanne Cresswell, helps us understand children and why some of them just can’t stop moving

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e279

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. I’ll be speaking with other amazing educators like Suzy Boss, Janet Zadina, Jay McTighe, Dr. Brendan Ozawa de Silva, Scott Sanchez, Dr. Ayanna M Howard and more. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. www.stlinatl.com

Mar 22, 2018
Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders (ENCORE) e278
10:59

Emerging administrator leaders and administrators are participating in an emerging leadership virtual mentorship program created by Jodie Pierpoint and many volunteers. Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e278

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. I’ll be speaking with other amazing educators like Suzy Boss, Janet Zadina, Jay McTighe, Dr. Brendan Ozawa de Silva, Scott Sanchez, Dr. Ayanna M Howard and more. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. www.stlinatl.com

Mar 21, 2018
5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (ENCORE 277)
12:05

Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department. 

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e277

STLinATL will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27. I’ll be speaking with other amazing educators like Suzy Boss, Janet Zadina, Jay McTighe, Dr. Brendan Ozawa de Silva, Scott Sanchez, Dr. Ayanna M Howard and more. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. www.stlinatl.com

Mar 20, 2018
Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE 276)
09:21

John Spencer, coauthor of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower, talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e276

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. I’ll be speaking with other amazing educators like Suzy Boss, Janet Zadina, Jay McTighe, Dr. Brendan Ozawa de Silva, Scott Sanchez, Dr. Ayanna M Howard and more. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. www.stlinatl.com

Mar 19, 2018
5 Ways NOT to Implement Next Generation Science Standards (e275)
11:25

Patti Duncan shares some of the common mistakes she finds that schools implementing  Next Generation Science Standards make. If you’re implementing NGSS in your school or state, this is a must listen.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e275  

Sponsor: Legends of Learning has amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now.

Mar 16, 2018
Learning Science Through Authentic Investigation (e274)
10:56

Kate Dobrzenski spotlights K-4 innovative science practice. She discusses how to incorporate the observation of phenomena and other Next Generation Science Standards in elementary science.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e274


Sponsor: Legends of Learning has amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now.

Mar 15, 2018
Flipping Awesome Science (e273)
10:05

Marc Seigel, a contributing author to Flipping 2.0, talks about an innovative flipped science classroom. How do lessons flow? What are common mistakes? How do students make progress? Learn all this and more in this quick, 10-minute show.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e273

Sponsor: Legends of Learning has an amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now.

Mar 14, 2018
6 Super Science Edtech Ideas (e272)
10:57

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e272

Sponsor:  Legends of Learning has an amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now.

Mar 13, 2018
Active Learning in the Science Classroom (e271)
10:43

Thirty-three-year Presidential Award Winning science teacher Glen Westbroek believes in creating active learning experiences in his science classroom. Today we kick off science week on the 10-Minute Teacher talking about active learning, Next Generation Science Standards, and what an engaging science classroom looks like.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e271

SPONSOR: Legends of Learning has an amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now.

Mar 12, 2018
5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools with Meg Ormiston (e270)
10:03

In today’s show Meg Ormiston gives us an idea for each of the 5 C’s: creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and computational thinking.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e270

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Mar 09, 2018
Rethinking Professional Development so It Actually Improves Teaching (e269)
11:01

Teachers need to have say in their own PD, but how do you help teachers become intrinsically motivated to learn? Today, Jarod Bormann, author of Professionally Driven: Empower Every Educator To Redefine PD talks about designing PD that works and interests teachers.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e269

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Mar 08, 2018
Game Based Learning in Action (e268)
10:12

Game-based learning might not be what you think. On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of  Game Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games, talks about how to effectively use games in the classroom. He shares a four-part model including playing the game, debriefing, reflecting, and then creating.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e268

Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Mar 07, 2018
Podcasting How To's and Tips with Jeff Bradbury (e267)
10:50

Jeff Bradbury, IT Coach and Podcaster at the Teachercast Network and I talk about education podcasting and how it all works.

SHOW NOTES: www.coolcatteacher.com/e267

SPONSOR: Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Mar 06, 2018
Blessings for the Broken Teacher (e266)
13:09

Award Winning teacher Aimee Ross talks about how she’s learned from her students through struggle, brokenness and the ups and downs of life. Today’s show is an inspiring look into the journey of teaching, being recognized for your work, and realizing that the students really are why we teach.

SHOW NOTES: www.coolcatteacher.com/e266

SPONSORAdvancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

Mar 05, 2018
5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology (e265)
09:31

Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e265


This week I'll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. My interactive display is the common workspace for the whole class. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more. My interactive display is a must-have device. I wouldn't want to teach without one. Recent research shows that large interactive displays are vital to the classroom ecosystem.

Mar 02, 2018
Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google (e264)
14:27

We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. However, MIT Teaching Systems Lab Director, Dr. Justin Reich, shares that this may not be so. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e264

This week I'll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. My interactive display is the common workspace for the whole class. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more. My interactive display is a must-have device. I wouldn't want to teach without one. Recent research shows that large interactive displays are vital to the classroom ecosystem.

Mar 01, 2018
Happy Apples: Fun PD Subscription Boxes for Teachers Made by the District (e263)
08:19

Crystal Marshall-Krauss and her colleagues at the district office in Howard County, Maryland have created a fun way to excite teachers about professional development. They’ve created “Happy Apples” subscription boxes for their teachers around a variety of subjects. Learn about this innovative PD idea and how your district can craft these boxes for your teachers.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e263


This week I'll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. My interactive display is the common workspace for the whole class. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more. My interactive display is a must-have device. I wouldn't want to teach without one. Recent research shows that large interactive displays are vital to the classroom ecosystem

Feb 28, 2018
Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program (e262)
10:19

Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax. Aditya Batura, Programmer and Entrepreneur, talks today about the concept of helping every student understand computational thinking.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e262

This week I'll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. My interactive display is the common workspace for the whole class. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more. My interactive display is a must-have device. I wouldn't want to teach without one. Recent research shows that large interactive displays are vital to the classroom ecosystem.

Feb 27, 2018
5 Ways to Promote Health and Happiness in Every Classroom (e261)
09:50

Here's what I do to prevent problems before they happen. www.coolcatteacher.com/e261

Feb 26, 2018
5 Teacher Myths and How to Dispel Them (e260)
10:58

Teachers are not all saints, nor are they all slackers. -- These are just two of the myths that social studies teacher Aaron Pribble tackles in this motivating, uplifting talk about what it is really like to be a teacher in America today.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e260

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  for more information.

Feb 23, 2018
Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders (e259)
10:39

Strategic planning for your school or district can take a variety of forms. In today’s show, learn how one successful district has tackled this process and how they are getting buy-in from teachers on the vision during the second year of implementation. Lynn Fuini-Hetton works in Salisbury Township District in Pennsylvania

www.coolcatteacher.com/e259


Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  for more information.

Feb 22, 2018
Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race (e258)
09:22

Heidi Sloan is the Iditarod teacher for this year. It starts on March 3 - 18. Get free lesson plans, connect with a musher and get your kids excited. See http://iditarod.com/edu/category/teacher-on-the-trail/

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e258

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide  for more information.

Feb 21, 2018
Google Jamboard (e257)
09:44

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. There’s hardware too, but don’t be worried. The free app has lots to play with. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Enjoy this fun, free tool. 

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e257

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. See www.coolcatteacher.com/guide for more information.

Feb 20, 2018
The Compassionate Achiever: Understanding Empathy and Compassion So We Don't Burn Out (e256)
14:03

Dr. Chris Kukk, author of the The Compassionate Achiever, combines neuroscience with social sciences to discuss why compassion helps us achieve more. He also shares the difference between empathy and compassion and why one of these is a recipe for burnout.
Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e256

Feb 19, 2018
5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School (e255)
10:02

School culture and policies are part of what helps us combat bullying in schools. Rick Rando, school empowerment speaker, shares what schools can do to help stop bullying.


www.coolcatteacher.com/e255

Feb 16, 2018
School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science (e254)
11:40

Guidance counselors are challenged to encourage students into exciting opportunities that fit their skills and abilities but also to be careful not to stereotype. Today, Angela Cleveland talks about the tips, resources, and ideas to help encourage young women to go into Computer Science.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e254

Feb 15, 2018
Teach the Whole Preschooler: Nurturing Developing Minds (e253)
11:14

Cindy Terebush talks about the common mistakes of preschool programs. She also shares awesome success stories and tips for helping your preschool be the best in today’s era. She shares the challenges of teaching things at a younger age and why standards may not be a problem while implementation can be.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e253

Matific is Today's Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. www.coolcatteacher.com/math

Feb 14, 2018
Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One LunchTable at a Time (e252)
10:18

Natalie Hampton, a senior in Los Angeles, was bullied and ate alone every day. After she transferred schools, she found teachers and other students who wanted to make sure no one ate alone. Her “Sit with Us” app and clubs are sweeping the US and other countries as kids use social media to find other kids and stand against bullying.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e252


Matific is Today's Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. www.coolcatteacher.com/math

Feb 13, 2018
Beat Boredom: Engaging Tired-Out Students in Critical Thinking (e251)
11:53

Students can seem tired and bored, but we can engage them in learning. Martha Rush has ideas and inspiration to help us reach our students this week!

www.coolcatteacher.com/e251


Matific is Today's Sponsor: The US Matific Games have the warm up week starting February 14-20. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games now. www.coolcatteacher.com/math

Feb 12, 2018
5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management (e250)
10:58

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e250

Matific is Today's Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. www.coolcatteacher.com/math

Feb 09, 2018
Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades (e249)
12:06

Fun, exciting tools and techniques can help very young kids understand math and learn computational thinking. Today’s guest, Steve Floyd, tells us how.

 

Show notes: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/e249


Matific is Today's Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. www.coolcatteacher.com/math

Feb 08, 2018
Admin Hack: Easy Paperless Contact Logs (e248)
10:58

Administrators and teachers have so many contacts with parents. Today’s guest, Meredith Akers, has gone paperless with her contact logs. She talks about how she did it, the time she’s saving, and her recommendations for building relationships with parents by becoming more organized with your contact logs.

Show notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e248


FREE MATH RESOURCE: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. www.coolcatteacher.com/math - Sponsor

Feb 07, 2018
iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know (e247)
10:48

Want to show your cursor on the iPad screen? Want to find the cents button? Want to help a student with a unique character spell their name? There’s a trick for these things and more on the iPad. Today, Tony Vincent shares six ideas every iPad teacher needs to know.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e247

Matific is Today's Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. www.coolcatteacher.com/math

Feb 06, 2018
Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching (e246)
09:38

You can change one simple thing to help transform your classroom. Change is a decision, not to leap forward but to take one small step and then another. Today, Pam Moran finishes up our series encouraging us to take small steps that make a big difference. She also helps us understand the mistake we make when we look too big picture and forget the small things we can do. Thank you, Pam for your time and wisdom and I hope everyone has enjoyed this four-part series with a truly remarkable educator. www.coolcatteacher.com/e246

Matific is Today's Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. www.coolcatteacher.com/math

Feb 05, 2018
5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents (e245)
11:15

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. Today, we discuss five options for filtering and why it is something parents should discuss with IT Director Mike Daugherty from Ohio.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e245

Check out our archives of past shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast. If you like the show, will you leave a review on iTunes?

Feb 02, 2018
Why Kids Can't Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student's Need to Move (e244)
14:04

Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. Occupational and physical therapist, Suzanne Cresswell, helps us understand children and why some of them just can’t stop moving.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e244

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide

Feb 01, 2018
Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders (e243)
11:11

Emerging administrator leaders and administrators are participating in an emerging leadership virtual mentorship program created by Jodie Pierpoint and many volunteers. Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e243

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide

Jan 31, 2018
Effective Digital Citizenship Education (e242)
10:49

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Dr. Kristen Mattson, author of Digital Citizenship in Action talks about how they’ve integrated digital citizenship into all of their courses at her school and how you can too.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e242


Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide

Jan 30, 2018
Kids Co-Creating Curriculum (e241)
09:42

Students can co-create curriculum and their classrooms with teachers for powerful learning experiences. Learn how students are teaching each other drone piloting and other examples from Albemarle County, Virginia with Superintendent Pam Moran.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e241


Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide

Jan 29, 2018
5 Ideas to Include Every Child in Your Classroom (e240)
09:20

We can include every child in our classroom with these five important reminders from inclusion expert, Toby Karten.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e240

PowerSchool is my SIS and LMS and is the sponsor of today’s show. On January 31, they have a free webinar “Preparing Students for Success: Measuring What Matters” about preparing students for success and measuring what matters. Jake Cotton, a superintendent from Virginia, will be sharing.

Jan 26, 2018
College Admissions Tips and How To's for Parents and Teachers (e239)
11:43

Every student is different. Finding the “perfect” college is different for every student. Don’t fall into the common traps of college admissions. Jennifer Ann Aquino talks about helping every college-bound student find their personal fit.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e239

PowerSchool is my SIS and LMS and is the sponsor of today’s show. On January 31, they have a free webinar “Preparing Students for Success: Measuring What Matters” about preparing students for success and measuring what matters. Jake Cotton, a superintendent from Virginia, will be sharing.

Jan 25, 2018
Inquiry-Based Learning in the History Classroom (E238)
09:17

Josh Eby shares how he uses inquiry-based learning in his history classroom. He also discusses how he’s become a better teacher after returning to the classroom after 12 years in administration and why it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made. Happy Wonderful Classroom Wednesday -- teachers of all subjects will learn some ideas from this one. (Including how long we need to wait when asking a question!

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e238

Sponsor: PowerSchool is my SIS and LMS and is the sponsor of today’s show. On January 31, they have a free webinar “Preparing Students for Success: Measuring What Matters” about preparing students for success and measuring what matters. Jake Cotton, a superintendent from Virginia, will be sharing.

Jan 24, 2018
Virtual Valentines: Get Ready Now to Join In the Fun! (e237)
12:41

Virtual Valentines are an incredible global project in February. If you want to join a group of teachers doing Virtual Valentines, you’ll want to listen to the show and sign up by February 2. Also learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. So much fun!

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e237


PowerSchool is my SIS and LMS and is the sponsor of today’s show. On January 31, they have a free webinar “Preparing Students for Success: Measuring What Matters” about preparing students for success and measuring what matters. Jake Cotton, a superintendent from Virginia, will be sharing.

Jan 23, 2018
Educating Kids for Life NOT for Tests (Pam Moran part 2 - e 236)
13:28

Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Get motivated today listening to Pam. This is part 2 in our series with Pam.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e236


PowerSchool is my SIS and LMS and is the sponsor of today’s show. On January 31, they have a free webinar “Preparing Students for Success: Measuring What Matters” about preparing students for success and measuring what matters. Jake Cotton, a superintendent from Virginia, will be sharing.

Jan 22, 2018
5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (e235)
10:26

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e235


Screencastify is the top screencasting tool for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. It saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Get started at screencastify.com/coolcat. If you want to go for unlimited editing, request a quote for your school and be sure to mention Cool Cat Teacher for a discount.

Jan 19, 2018
SEL & Classroom Safety: 3 Lessons from Sandy Hook Every Educator Should Know (e234)
12:00

Scarlett Lewis, mother of a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, has turned her heartbreak into a passion to prevent school violence. In this show, she shares practical information to promote social-emotional learning and what we should all be doing to help kids become healthy. In addition to making schools safer, the research shows these things also improve learning and help kids become healthier adults.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e234

Jan 18, 2018
Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator (e233)
11:22

Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. But that’s not all. She’s also started the Cultivate World Literacy Project and more. Learn about her transformation into a global educator because her students got excited and led the way.

Show notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e233
Screencastify is the top screencasting tool for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. It saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Get started at screencastify.com/coolcat. If you want to go for unlimited editing, request a quote for your school and be sure to mention Cool Cat Teacher for a discount.

Jan 17, 2018
Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More (e232)
10:43

Greg Smedley Warren @kindersmorgie shares his tips and tricks for using technology in kindergarten.
Show notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e232

Screencastify is the top screencasting tool for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. It saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Get started at screencastify.com/coolcat. If you want to go for unlimited editing, request a quote for your school and be sure to mention Cool Cat Teacher for a discount.

Jan 16, 2018
From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran (e231)
09:50

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. In today’s episode, she talks about the transformation, why they needed change, and implementing successful change. This multi-part series will run over the next several Mondays.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e231

Screencastify is the top screencasting tool for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. It saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Get started at screencastify.com/coolcat. If you want to go for unlimited editing, request a quote for your school and be sure to mention Cool Cat Teacher for a discount.

Jan 15, 2018
Middle School STEAM: 5 Ways to Amp it Up! (e230)
10:47

Exciting STEAM projects can ignite and excite any middle school. Today, Pauline Roberts gives us five important ingredients for amping up STEAM in middle school.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e230

Xplorlabs is today’s sponsor. Middle School Science teachers should get the FREE Xplorlabs Fire Forensics kit.

Solve a mystery. Meet Next Generation Science Standards. Have fun!

Go to http://www.coolcatteacher.com/firelab today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit.

Jan 12, 2018
Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL (e229)
10:45

Kathleen McClaskey talks about the research on learning styles and the alternatives for teaching and reaching every child. Today’s show will help you think about the research many of us have used for years to design lessons.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e229

Xplorlabs is today’s sponsor. Middle School Science teachers should get the FREE Xplorlabs Fire Forensics kit.

Solve a mystery. Meet Next Generation Science Standards. Have fun!

Go to http://www.coolcatteacher.com/firelab today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit.

Jan 11, 2018
iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment (e228)
13:01

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist -- students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research.

Sean’s book is Teaching over Testing.  Enter the contest to win a copy of the book. Just go to the show on iTunes and leave a review and your Twitter handle. We’ll draw one random winner.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e228

Xplorlabs is today’s sponsor. Middle School Science teachers should get the FREE Xplorlabs Fire Forensics kit.

 Solve a mystery. Meet Next Generation Science Standards. Have fun!

 Go to http://www.coolcatteacher.com/firelab today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit.

Jan 10, 2018
7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator (e227)
12:11

Become more productive today with these seven tools from Dr. Frank Buck. Automate what you can and save time.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e227

Xplorlabs is today’s sponsor. Middle School Science teachers should get the FREE Xplorlabs Fire Forensics kit.

 Solve a mystery. Meet Next Generation Science Standards. Have fun!

 Go to http://www.coolcatteacher.com/firelab today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit.

Jan 09, 2018
Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (e226)
09:22

John Spencer, coauthor of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower, talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e226

Xplorlabs is today’s sponsor. Middle School Science teachers should get the FREE Xplorlabs Fire Forensics kit.

Solve a mystery. Meet Next Generation Science Standards. Have fun!

Go to http://www.coolcatteacher.com/firelab today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit.

Jan 08, 2018
5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (e225)
12:05

Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e255

Richard Byrne the author of Free Technology for Teachers has some fantastic professional development courses including a course for history / social studies teachers. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/edtech and plan your professional development for 2018.

Jan 05, 2018
Recognizing Human Trafficking and What To Do About It in Schools (e224)
14:56

Human trafficking is on the rise in the United States. Some states now include human trafficking in their definition of child abuse. Others do not. In today’s show, Ashley Burkett talks about the signs that a child is being trafficked, how children are being recruited, and what schools should be doing. This is an important topic to discuss so we can protect innocent children.


www.coolcatteacher.com/e224

Jan 04, 2018
How to Assess Your District: the Global Challenge Project as a Case Study
12:50

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. No grades. Just learning and sharing. Despite worries that it wouldn’t work - it has been working for years and is just getting better. Learn about the Global Challenge Project with Mark Wise.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e223


Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teacher’s Guide to Technology for 2018 with over 200 tools and many new ones. Here’s the link http://www.coolcatteacher.com/guide

Jan 03, 2018
8 Tried and True Edtech Tools to Try in 2018 (e222)
12:03

Sometimes the best tools have been around awhile. Steve Dembo @teach42 talks about the tried and true tools that teachers should still use.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e222


Richard Byrne has some fantastic courses for history teachers, getting started with GSuite and more. Check out his courses and coaching at www.coolcatteacher.com/edtech.

Jan 02, 2018
What To Do When Students Come to You Unprepared and Other Reflections (e 221)
11:37

As Thomas Paine recommends we must ‘smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.” In today’s show we discuss how teachers should respond when students come to us unprepared and other reflections on teaching with International Educator Patrick Holt.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e221


Angela Watson’s 40-Hour Workweek Club is a fantastic course to help teachers become more productive, more effective, and more balanced with their lives. Go to http://www.coolcatteacher.com/40

Jan 01, 2018
What Helps Kids Really Learn [Number 1 Episode of 2017 - Encore]
11:08

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/e220

Richard Byrne the author of Free Technology for Teachers has some fantastic professional development courses. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/edtech  and plan your professional development for 2018.

Dec 29, 2017
5 Ways to Connect with Your Students Over the Break [Encore Episode]
10:05

Today Connie Hamilton @conniehamilton gives us five ways to connect with our students over the break. This is the number two episode of 2017. Listen to it now and plan ahead for by picking one or more of these ideas.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e219


Trim Three (or more!) Hours off Your Workweek Now - January 2 www.coolcatteacher.com/trim

Dec 28, 2017
5 Mistakes Teachers Make the First Week of School
11:06

Linda Kardamis @LindaKardamis shares five mistakes teachers make the first week of school. Remember that January is a fantastic time to “reboot.” So, if you made one of these mistakes, work to start over and correct those mistakes. This is the number three episode of 2017.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e218

Today’s episode is sponsored by JAM.com, a great holiday gift for your kids or grandkids. The creative courses at Jam.com are project based, creative and FUN. Use the code COOLCAT50 to get $50 off your course. And remember that you can sign up for a 14 day FREE trial of any course with your child aged 7-16. Drawing. Minecraft. Legos. And more!

Dec 27, 2017
Google Classroom Top New Features to Learn
10:58

Today Alice Keeler @alicekeeler shares the must-try new features of Google Classroom. She also teaches us how we can learn Google Classroom features and hacks over the summer (even without students.) A must listen for people using Chromebooks or Google Classroom.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e217

Dec 26, 2017
5 Easy Brain Breaks to Do In Class with Rob Donatelli [Encore Episode and the 5th top show of 2017]
08:51

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!


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Dec 25, 2017
Get Motivated To Do Project-Based Learning Right with Ross Cooper [Encore Episode and the 6th top show of 2017]
12:22

Ross Cooper, the co-author of Hacking PBL, helps us get motivated to think about project-based learning differently.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e215


Today’s episode is sponsored by JAM.com, the perfect last minute holiday gift for your kids or grandkids. The creative courses at Jam.com are project-based, creative and FUN. Use the code COOLCAT50 to get $50 off your course. And remember that you can sign up for a 14 day FREE trial of any course with your child aged 7-16. Drawing. Minecraft. Legos. And more!  

Dec 22, 2017
23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Kids About Learning with Eric Curts [Encore Episode and 7th top show of 2017]
10:15

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.

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Today’s episode is sponsored by JAM.com, the perfect last minute holiday gift for your kids or grandkids. The creative courses at Jam.com are project-based, creative and FUN. Use the code COOLCAT50 to get $50 off your course. And remember that you can sign up for a 14 day FREE trial of any course with your child aged 7-16. Drawing. Minecraft. Legos. And more!  

Dec 21, 2017
5 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Teacher Encore Episode and 8th top show of 2017]
10:57

Chuck Poole shares five ways to be an unforgettable teacher or an unforgettable coach. He also gives us links to some free cards he shares with students and parents. Get inspired with some fantastic advice on reaching students.

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Today’s episode is sponsored by JAM.com, the perfect last minute holiday gift for your kids or grandkids. The creative courses at Jam.com are pproject-based creative and FUN. Use the code COOLCAT50 to get $50 off your course. And remember that you can sign up for a 14 day FREE trial of any course with your child aged 7-16. Drawing. Minecraft. Legos. And more!  

Dec 20, 2017
Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks - Show #9 of 2017 - Encore Episode
10:50

Videos are the modern essay. If you can’t create them, you can’t start a movement, can’t sell a product, or promote an idea. Of all the things I teach, helping kids tell digital stories through video is probably one of the most important. Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. Simply put, Tim Betts rocks YouTube history. As a certified YouTube educational channel, he’s one of those that history teachers will love! But he also teaches us how to do this with students.

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Today’s episode is sponsored by JAM.com, the perfect last minute holiday gift for your kids or grandkids. The creative courses at Jam.com are project-based, creative and FUN. Use the code COOLCAT50 to get $50 off your course. And remember that you can sign up for a 14 day FREE trial of any course with your child aged 7-16. Drawing. Minecraft. Legos. And more!  

Dec 19, 2017
5 Ways to Teach How the Brain Learns with Ramona Persaud - Encore Episode number 10 of 2017
09:56

Today Ramona Persaud @ramonap director of the film, Grey Matters, talks about how we can teach kids the way the brain learns.

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Check out the free resource: “Goodbye Teacher Tired: 5 Days to Doing Fewer Things Better” from Angela Watson. Save time. Teach better.

Dec 18, 2017
Unleashing the Potential of Every Child
08:23

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.

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Dec 15, 2017
Thinking Routines in the Classroom - Encore Episode and #12 in downloads for 2017
10:59

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. After participating in Harvard’s Project Zero, she is applying and using the methods in classrooms and with teachers. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. Karen was the 2015 Tennessee State Teacher of the Year and I interviewed her at the NNSTOY Conference in DC this summer.

 

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The 10-Minute Teacher started on February 1 of this year and already has over 400,000 downloads! Thank you to all of you who are listening to the show. If you like the show, would you go to coolcatteacher.com/iTunes and leave a review on the 10-Minute Teacher on iTunes. I appreciate it so much!

Dec 14, 2017
Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books - encore episode #13 of 2017 of the 10-minute teacher
10:49

Autistic children can struggle with unfamiliar places. However, one teacher of the year has found a way to help improve traveling experiences for autistic children and their families. Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. Learn about this technique and how to help children travel who may have fears. You can even make books for kids (or some older students might be able to as well.) What a life-changing concept! Ability books for those with special needs.


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Dec 13, 2017
What Great Teachers Do - Encore episode - #14 of 2017 of the 10-Minute Teacher
13:06

Global Teacher Prize finalist Joe Fatheree talks about what great teachers do. He shares his observations and also his hopes for improving the profession.

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Check out the free resource: “Goodbye Teacher Tired: 5 Days to Doing Fewer Things Better” from Angela Watson. Save time. Teach better.

Dec 12, 2017
5 Ways to Help At Risk Children Succeed (e206): Encore Episode Best of 2017
11:10

Today Basil Marin @basil_marin takes us on a journey to help at risk children with these five steps. From the inspiring books to the essential mindsets, Basil will help us reach at risk kids because he speaks from experience. This episode is a special encore episode and #15 of the 2017 year for #10MT.

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Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. Students can program. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. See coolcatteacher.com/ar or download Metaverse today.

Dec 11, 2017
5 Lies I used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore (e205)
13:09

When I first started teaching, I used to believe some things about the profession that I just don’t believe anymore. In today’s final episode of season 2, I reflect on those lies and how I’ve grown in my practice.

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Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. Students can program. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. See coolcatteacher.com/ar or download Metaverse today.

Dec 08, 2017
Virtual Reality (VR) as a new educational paradigm (e204)
11:52

Several virtual reality options are available for classrooms. Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today. If you’re interested in VR, today’s show is a must listen.

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Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. Students can program. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. See coolcatteacher.com/ar or download Metaverse today.

Dec 07, 2017
Teaching History with Simulations and Game Based Learning (e203)
11:10

History teacher David Harms uses simulations to teach history. Whether it is World War 1, 2, the Cold War or the American Civil War, learn how these immersive “games” teach history much more deeply than most textbooks.

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Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. Students can program. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. See coolcatteacher.com/ar or download Metaverse today.

Dec 06, 2017
7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom with Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers from Tufts University (e202)
09:14

Today, Dr. Marina Umashchi Bers from Tufts University discusses her research findings about what works (and doesn’t) with young children in the classroom. You’ll get creative ideas for hands-on programming that works for early childhood.

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Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. Students can program. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. See coolcatteacher.com/ar or download Metaverse today.

Dec 05, 2017
How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson (e201)
13:05

Teachers don’t have to be experts or “geeks” to use coding to improve literacy, use higher order thinking skills, and excite students in their classrooms. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. For Hour of Code week this week, learn how you can go past the Hour of Code and use coding all year long!

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Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. Students can program. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. See coolcatteacher.com/ar or download Metaverse today.

Dec 04, 2017
How to Be a Change Leader in Your School (e200)
10:23

We can be change leaders and help our school improve and grow. Rebecca Wattleworth gives us tips to be a change leader no matter what school we’re working in right now.

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Today’s Sponsor: Bloomz is the tool I chose for parent/teacher communication. To find out why, read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now! December and January are great months to roll out Bloomz with your parents, so you can start 2018 strong.

Dec 01, 2017
199: 7 Secrets to have a Better Thanks-Living All Year Long
12:36

You can have a more thankful, joyful year all of the time. In today’s show, I share seven secrets to live a more joyful, thankful life all year long.

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Today’s Sponsor: Bloomz is the tool I chose for parent/teacher communication. To find out why, read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now! December and January are great months to roll out Bloomz with your parents, so you can start 2018 strong.

Nov 30, 2017
4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers - 2017 Edition
12:17

Leslie Fisher, a favorite geek of many teachers, has some cool gift ideas for teachers (or your favorite geek.)  I hope you get some ideas for your favorite teacher-geek.

Get links to these gift ideas here: www.coolcatteacher.com/e198


Today’s Sponsor: Bloomz is the tool I chose for parent/teacher communication. To find out why- read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now! December and January are great months to roll out Bloomz with your parents, so you can start 2018 strong.

Nov 29, 2017
197: 8 Great Gifts for Administrators
09:07

Dr. Frank Buck talks about what to get administrators (and what not to give them.) We have an entertaining chat about all the ideas to make this holiday season very special for your administrator.

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Today’s Sponsor: Bloomz is the tool I chose for parent/teacher communication. To find out why- read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now! December and January are great months to roll out Bloomz with your parents, so you can start 2018 strong.

Nov 28, 2017
196: How Parents and Teachers Can teach Empathy and Empowerment in the Aftermath of Tragedy
10:26

Joe Mazza shares how parents can help students have empathy and become empowered changemakers in the face of tragedy. In this special show, we give tips to parents and teachers about things they can do this season to help kids serve others affected by tragedy.

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Today’s Sponsor: Bloomz is the tool I chose for parent/teacher communication. To find out why read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now! December and January are great months to roll out Bloomz with your parents, so you can start 2018 strong.

Nov 27, 2017
195: 5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development
10:16

Dyane Smokorowski, “Mrs. Smoke” talks about what makes excellent professional development. We talked at NNSTOY about training that inspires and helps teachers change.

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Nov 17, 2017
194: She Hired Me! Betty Shiver, the woman who convinced me to become a teacher
15:16

In today’s show, Betty Shiver, my former curriculum director and the person who convinced me to become a teacher and I talk about teaching. We discuss hiring, inspiring, and having conversations that inspire people to change and improve their classrooms.

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FlexPath – only at Capella University  – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. This subscription-based tuition model doesn't limit the number of courses you can complete during each 12-week period, enrolling in up to two courses at once, for one flat tuition rate. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

Nov 16, 2017
193: My student's views on learning and teaching -- Brent Johnson #stuvoice
13:13

Brent Johnson is a senior at Westwood Schools. He has taken my classes for the last four years. We have a frank conversation about technology and a win in the National 4H Competition as a result of some apps he made in my class. Brent has come a long way!  I hope you find this conversation inspiring.

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FlexPath – only at Capella University  – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. This subscription-based tuition model doesn't limit the number of courses you can complete during each 12-week period, enrolling in up to two courses at once, for one flat tuition rate. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

Nov 15, 2017
192: Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech
10:25

Mandy Froehlich talks about a tool she uses in her classroom, Flipsnack. Learn how she uses this tool.

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FlexPath – only at Capella University  – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. This subscription-based tuition model  doesn’t limit the number of courses you can complete during each 12-week period , enrolling in up to two courses at once, for one flat tuition rate. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

Nov 14, 2017
191: Amazing Grace Adkins - my 89 year old learning lab director and the most amazing woman I know
20:24

Mrs. Grace Adkins is a hero, mentor, and teacher to many. With a 56-year generation-spanning career as an educator, Mrs. Adkins approaches her 90th birthday still teaching, loving kids, and riding over 100 miles on her bike each week. Meet a truly remarkable woman and a personal mentor, Mrs. Grace Adkins.

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FlexPath – only at Capella University  – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. This subscription-based tuition model doesn't limit the number of courses you can complete during each 12-week period, enrolling in up to two courses at once, for one flat tuition rate. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

Nov 13, 2017
190: Global Education Conference 2017 with Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon
12:08

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Go to globaleducationconference.com to join in.

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Nov 10, 2017
189: Different Schools for a Different World
11:17

Dr. Scott McLeod, co-author of Different Schools for a Different World, has a frank conversation about the change that needs to happen, how long it will take to happen, and the next steps for promoting creativity in schools.

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Got 5 minutes? That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. If you’re selected as a finalist, you’ll win technology and prizes to help your STEAM project come to reality. The entry period ends this week - Thursday, November 9 is the last day! Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more. Good luck!

Nov 09, 2017
188: Blowing up the Curriculum with the Learning Journey Model
11:37

Mark Engstrom shares a personalized model for learning that he calls the “Learning Journey Model.” After students accomplish a core competency, they personalize their learning journey much like the “game of LIFE” board game.

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Got 5 minutes? That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. If you’re selected as a finalist, you’ll win technology and prizes to help your STEAM project come to reality. The entry period ends this week - Thursday, November 9 is the last day! Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more. Good luck!

Nov 08, 2017
187: Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers
10:37

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.

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Got 5 minutes? That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. If you’re selected as a finalist, you’ll win technology and prizes to help your STEAM project come to reality. The entry period ends this week - Thursday, November 9 is the last day! Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more. Good luck!

Nov 07, 2017
186: 10 Keys to Purpose Driven Learning
11:18

Michael Matera @mrmatera, author of Explore Like a Pirate, talks about Purpose Driven Learning in the classroom.

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Got 5 minutes? That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. If you’re selected as a finalist, you’ll win technology and prizes to help your STEAM project come to reality. The entry period ends this week - Thursday, November 9 is the last day! Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more. Good luck!

Nov 06, 2017
185: 5 Reasons to Try a Whole Novel Approach in Your Classroom
09:25

Ariel Sacks, author of Whole Novels for the Whole Class, shares five reasons to try a whole novel approach. She also explains how this approach works and some advantages for teachers.

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Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Nov 03, 2017
184: How to Build Great Teachers
11:41

Dan Brown talks about practical things we can do to help build grade teachers. From best practices to policy, Dan shares what works (and some of what doesn’t.) If you’re in preservice education or work with teacher professional development, this podcast episode has some fantastic tips.

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Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Nov 02, 2017
183: Grit in the Classroom
09:50

Laila Sanguras, author of Grit in the Classroom, defines grit, shares the misinformation about grit, and talks about developing it in our students.

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Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Nov 01, 2017
182 Computer Science Teaching Tips with Alfred Thompson
10:41

Alfred Thompson talks about the trends in teaching Computer Science. Topics include:

  • How to get kids moving as you teach programming
  • What happens when a school has every student learn Computer Science
  • How to engage young women in Computer Science Programming


Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Oct 31, 2017
181: Shattering Perfect Teacher Myths
09:49

Aaron Hogan shatters myths about teaching. Empower yourself as a teacher with the knowledge you do not have to be perfect. Learn how to build collegiality and support other teachers.

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Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Oct 30, 2017
180: 5 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Teacher
10:27

Chuck Poole shares five ways to be an unforgettable teacher. He also gives us links to some free cards he shares with students and parents and more.

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Oct 27, 2017
179: Why Teachers Should Talk About Teaching
10:23

Tom Rademacher, author of It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and slightly unprofessional) Book About Teaching, shares why teachers should tell their story. (And how they can do it without losing their job.)

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Oct 26, 2017
178: Secrets of Great District Leadership
10:35

Superintendent Randy Ziegenfuss talks about secrets of transformational district leadership. Encouraging innovation. The role of principals. The mistakes many districts make in transformational change. The importance of the district team. These are all topics discussed today.

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Oct 25, 2017
177: 7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom
10:38

Vickie Morgado from Canada has her third graders connecting with the world! Learn about global Kahoots, how she tweets with her class and more global collaborative techniques in this show.

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Oct 24, 2017
176: Include Every Child in your Classroom
09:29

Get inspired to include every child as fourth-grade teacher, Kelly Malloy shares us how she focuses on children. So many teachers struggle to get results and include everyone, we can do this!

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Oct 23, 2017
175 5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive
11:21

Dr. Rebecca Klemm @numbersalive shares how to help numbers come alive for all ages. From toddler to teenager to PhD, Rebecca informs us about the building blocks that build math success.

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Oct 20, 2017
174 Finding Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray
09:46

Barbara Bray talks about personalizing learning in the classroom. She teaches us strategies and helps us think about how to make our classrooms better.

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Oct 19, 2017
173 A Teenage Bullying Story
09:02

Sarah Beeghley @the-geeky_girl has been called by a US Senator to tell her story as part of anti-bullying legislation. Hear her story and advice to teachers.

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Oct 18, 2017
172 K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning
09:17

Joanna and Matt Pace write videos on a popular YouTube channel, Hopscotch. Joanna is an elementary teacher and Matt is a songwriter from Las Vegas. Their 7 Continents song has almost 300K views. Today they talk about what makes a great learning video and how to select good videos on YouTube for K-6 students.

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Oct 17, 2017
171 Purpose-Full Education #MotivationMonday
11:06

Dr. Amy Fast, author of It's the Mission, Not the Mandates, talks about how to regain the purpose of education in schools. From making your school mission move from the letterhead to what we do in schools and more, get motivated to make your school more today!

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Oct 16, 2017
170 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms
10:15

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. From routine to celebrations, we talk about how to start the day well in special education classrooms.

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Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Oct 13, 2017
169 Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know
14:06

Anne Collier helps us understand the statistics on bullying and cyberbullying. We talk about targets, those who bully and how to respond when helping those embroiled in this situation

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Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Oct 12, 2017
168 Making Google Masters for Kids of All Ages
11:55

Lee Ann Yonker helped start the #MiniGoogleMasters movement in her school in K-3rd grade, demonstrating littles can be tech savvy too! Now having moved to 5th grade, Mrs. Yonker is continuing her tech encouragement with the #MakingGoogleMasters. We talk about what students of all ages can do. She also shares her micro-credential badging approach.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e168 

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Oct 11, 2017
167 6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6) #edtech #spedchat
11:06

Special ed teacher Melissa Mann shares six of her favorite edtech tools for the special education classroom. From collecting data to parent communications to taking care of yourself, Melissa has something for every classroom (as well as a pretty cool pep talk!)

www.coolcatteacher.com/e167

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Oct 10, 2017
166 How to Make Your Teaching Something Special #SomethingSpecialEDU
09:57

Rushton Hurley, author of Making Your Teaching Something Special: 50 Ways to Become a Better Teacher, gives us ideas to build rapport, review for tests, and improve our teaching that will help us be better teachers.

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Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey.  This handy free Google Docs add-on tracks things like: time spent writing, spelling-grammar-and punctuation error rates and pulls it into a clear graphical view in your teacher dashboard. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq

Oct 09, 2017
165: 5 Things That Happen When We empower Students
09:42

AJ Juliani, author of Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning talks about the empowerment of students. How teachers can be the “guide on the ride” and help students find their passions. We can do this!

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e165

Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. (This tool would be perfect for following the techniques described in today's show.)

Oct 06, 2017
#164 Leading Project Based Learning
10:37

Erin Murphy, the co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning, talks about leading project-based learning. She discusses principal-teacher relationships, evaluations, and common mistakes made in PBL implementation. If you’re working to help increase the amount of PBL in your school, this show will be helpful to you.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e164  

Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. (This tool would be perfect for following the techniques described in today's show.)

Oct 05, 2017
#163 Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course
10:32

Curriculum Specialist Mandi Figlioli is excited about her school’s adoption of the Inventionland design and protoyping course. Mandi talks about how the course is structured, gives a story of how students are being transformed, and shares how they are re-working the course based on what they learned the first year. If you’re teaching design or making, you can learn from this show.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e163

Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. (This tool would be perfect for following the techniques described in today's show.)

Oct 04, 2017
#162 Minecraft in the classroom
10:15

Jeff Geargardt, uses Minecraft EDU to teach students lessons as he works with cross-disciplinary teaching. He’ll share a science lesson how he had students “living on Mars” in Minecraft. He’ll share some of his tips and tricks and how to get started.

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Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. (This tool would be perfect for following the techniques described in today's show.)

Oct 03, 2017
#161 Motivating Ourselves to a More Epic Classroom
10:05

Trevor Muir crafts his classroom around a story. He uses the “hero’s journey” to make his classroom more epic. Enjoy!

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Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. (This tool would be perfect for following the techniques described in today's show.)

Oct 02, 2017
#160 5 Ways to Integrate Mindfulness into the Classroom
10:49

Teacher Beth Maloney helps students set goals for behavior and other techniques that improve Social Emotional Learning and student success. Learn 5 tips for integrating mindfulness into your classroom.

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Sponsor: Kids Discover Online is hosting a webinar - 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning with me, Richard Byrne and Monica Burns on October 3 at 4:30 pm EDT.  Learn more about their 150 history and science nonfiction texts that promote inquiry-based learning at www.kidsdiscover.com/inquiry

Sep 29, 2017
#159 What Great Teachers Do
12:39

Global Teacher Prize finalist Joe Fatheree talks about what great teachers do. He shares his observations and also his hopes for improving the profession.

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Sponsor: Kids Discover Online is hosting a webinar - 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning with me, Richard Byrne and Monica Burns on October 3 at 4:30 pm EDT.  Learn more about their 150 history and science nonfiction texts that promote inquiry-based learning at www.kidsdiscover.com/inquiry

Sep 28, 2017
#158 Research Schools: What Are They and How Do They Work?
10:00

Aaron Marvel talks about research schools. Modeled like a “teaching hospital” - these schools have researchers and educators working hand-in-hand. Learn how they work, why more schools don’t use them, and common mistakes schools make as they implement researchers on staff.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e158

Sponsor: Kids Discover Online is hosting a webinar - 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry Based Learning with me, Richard Byrne and Monica Burns on October 3 at 4:30 pm EDT.  Learn more about their 150 history and science nonfiction texts that promote inquiry-based learning at www.kidsdiscover.com/inquiry

Sep 27, 2017
#157 Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write #spedchat
09:34

Dr. Brian Friedlander discusses the top tech tools for kids who struggle to read and write. From voice dictation to word suggestion and more, this podcast talks about the practical tools that will help kids empower themselves to learn.

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Sponsor: Kids Discover Online is hosting a webinar - 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning with me, Richard Byrne and Monica Burns on October 3 at 4:30 pm EDT.  Learn more about their 150 history and science nonfiction texts that promote inquiry based learning at www.kidsdiscover.com/inquiry

Sep 26, 2017
#156 Leadership, Vision & Problem Solving in Education #MondayMotivation
10:51

Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis talks about involving the community, solving problems, handling stress, and casting a vision.

 

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Sponsor: Kids Discover Online is hosting a webinar - 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry Based Learning with me, Richard Byrne and Monica Burns on October 3 at 4:30 pm EDT.  Learn more about their 150 history and science nonfiction texts that promote inquiry based learning at www.kidsdiscover.com/inquiry

Sep 25, 2017
#155 5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom
09:50

Keith “Hip” Hughes has a massive following on his YouTube channel http://youtube.com/hiphughes. Today, he shares his technique for flipping the classroom in engaging, powerful ways.

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Today’s sponsor is Edpuzzle, a favorite #flipclass tool. Go to coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle and sign up now to get 50K free curated video lessons for your school. Also, learn how to clip, pause, quiz, and interact with students inside your flipped classroom videos with this easy tool. Enjoy!

Sep 22, 2017
#154 Not “Just” a teacher
10:56

Briana Hodges @edutechtastic  shares her story of finding her voice and how a mentor (Carl Hooker) encouraged her to speak and be more. You’ll never say “just a teacher” again.

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Today’s sponsor is Edpuzzle, a favorite #flipclass tool. Go to coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle and sign up now to get 50K free curated video lessons for your school. Also, learn how to clip, pause, quiz, and interact with students inside your flipped classroom videos with this easy tool.

Sep 21, 2017
#153 Integrating the Arts into EVERY Subject
12:38

The graphic, performing, and theater arts are powerful allies for math, writing, and every subject you teach. As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today she shares techniques for teaching geometry and writing - but also a remarkable school-wide project.

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Today’s sponsor is Edpuzzle, a favorite #flipclass tool. Go to coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle and sign up now to get 50K free curated video lessons for your school. Also, learn how to clip, pause, quiz, and interact with students inside your flipped classroom videos with this easy tool. Enjoy!

Sep 20, 2017
#152 Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks
11:02

Simply put, Tim Betts @mrbettsclass rocks YouTube history. As a certified YouTube educational channel, he’s one of those that history teachers will love! But he also teaches us how to do this with students.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e152
Today’s sponsor is Edpuzzle, a favorite #flipclass tool. Go to coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle and sign up now to get 50K free curated video lessons for your school. Also, learn how to clip, pause, quiz, and interact with students inside your flipped classroom videos with this easy tool. Enjoy!

Sep 19, 2017
151 Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation
10:33

Tom Loud @loudlearning 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!

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Today’s sponsor is Edpuzzle, a favorite #flipclass tool. Go to coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle and sign up now to get 50K free curated video lessons for your school. Also, learn how to clip, pause, quiz, and interact with students inside your flipped classroom videos with this easy tool. Enjoy

Sep 18, 2017
#150 5 Ways to Be a Better MakerEd Educator (on a Budget)
09:42

Dr. Jackie Gerstein @jackiegerstein gives practical advice for schools with low-budgets who want to make and create. You don't have to have expensive gadgets to unlock a world of creativity in your classroom. www.coolcatteacher.com/e150

Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. 

Sep 15, 2017
#149 Encouraging independent readers without being overwhelmed
11:38

Meredith Ogden helps us understand strategies for guiding independent readers. www.coolcatteacher.com/e149

Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. (This tool would be perfect for following the techniques described in today's show.)

Sep 14, 2017
#148 Transforming Writing Programs for Growth and Engagement
11:04

Tim Whitaker, creator of Mighty Writers in Philadelphia, talks about the techniques he uses to get kids excited about writing. Over 2,500 students in Philadelphia choose to come to write after school as part of his program. Let’s learn how to get kids excited about writing. 

Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. (This tool would be perfect for following the techniques described in today's show.)

Sep 13, 2017
#147 Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books #spedchat
10:22

Brett Bigham @2014ortoy has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. Learn about this technique and how to help children travel who may have fears.

Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. (This tool would be perfect for following the techniques described in today's show.)

Sep 12, 2017
#146 Get Motivated to Do PBL Right #MotivationMonday
12:12

Ross Cooper, the co-author of Hacking PBL, helps us get motivated to think about project based learning differently.

www.coolcatteacher.com/e146

Sponsor: Book Creator. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version - go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. This is great news! Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser.

Sep 11, 2017
#145 5 Ideas for Technology Stations
08:03

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. These apps will work for all ages of students and subjects. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology.

Today's sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based assessment tool that lets you completely customize assessments, instantly scan and score them using ANY device with a digital camera, and then instantly transfer the grades into your digital grade book. And it does all these things without needing any special forms or equipment. Go to gradecam.com/coolcatteacher to start your free trial and see for yourself.

Sep 08, 2017
#144 How to Be a Better Instructional Coach
10:35

Jamey Everett @everetteach shares tips on being a better instructional coach based on her wildly popular ISTE 2017 session. We can build trust, be helpful, and help teachers improve learning but it takes lots of work and trust.

Today's sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based assessment tool that lets you completely customize assessments, instantly scan and score them using ANY device with a digital camera, and then instantly transfer the grades into your digital grade book. And it does all these things without needing any special forms or equipment. Go to gradecam.com/coolcatteacher to start your free trial and see for yourself.

Sep 07, 2017
Helping Kids Recover from the Trauma of a Storm (Season 2 Special Episode)
17:24

Dr. Steven Berkowitz, child trauma psychologist, teaches us how to help children and families after the trauma of a storm. This special episode is longer than 10 minutes.

This show's transcript will be posted www.coolcatteacher.com/trauma within several days of the show going live. (I've been under the weather, so I hope you'll be patient while I get this posted.)

Sep 07, 2017
#143 Safely Involve Students in School Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice
09:53

Heather Callihan's @hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools. Students can have a voice and you can safely let them help your school share the story. Heather teaches us how. www.coolcatteacher.com/e143

Today's sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based assessment tool that lets you completely customize assessments, instantly scan and score them using ANY device with a digital camera, and then instantly transfer the grades into your digital grade book. And it does all these things without needing any special forms or equipment. Go to gradecam.com/coolcatteacher to start your free trial and see for yourself.

Sep 06, 2017
#142 Kindergarteners and Chromebooks - Yes #Gafe4littles works
10:22

Kindergarten Teacher Christine Pinto @pintobeanz11 has rocked our thinking about Google Apps and kids. No one told her it couldn't be done, so she's done it. And her kindergarteners are making websites. (I'm not kidding.) Listen to the #gafe4littles conversation that has everyone talking! www.coolcatteacher.com/e142

Today's Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based assessment tool that lets you completely customize assessments, instantly scan and score them using ANY device with a digital camera, and then instantly transfer the grades into your digital gradebook. And it does all these things without needing any special forms or equipment. Go to gradecam.com/coolcatteacher to start your free trial and see for yourself.

Sep 05, 2017
#141 I wish my teacher knew: The ONe Question that Can Change Everything
09:02

Kyle Schwartz @kylemschwartz asked a question of her students that went viral. Learn the story and the lesson plan that will help you build bridges with your students. www.coolcatteacher.com/e141

Today's Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based assessment tool that lets you completely customize assessments, instantly scan and score them using ANY device with a digital camera, and then instantly transfer the grades into your digital grade book. And it does all these things without needing any special forms or equipment. Go to gradecam.com/coolcatteacher to start your free trial and see for yourself.

Sep 04, 2017
#140 5 Ways to Amp Up STEAM Learning
10:09

Aaron Maurer @coffeechugbooks gives us five ways to improve STEAM education for kids. With high-energy examples and tips, improve STEAM at your school.

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Today's Sponsor is TeacherVision. TeacherVision gives you professionally curated teaching materials that align with their FutureFit Curriculum enhancement framework. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

To give you a closer look, they're giving away their Spin Factory math lesson plan at coolcatteacher.com/teachervision. Fidget spinners, math and FutureFit combine to make a powerful fun lesson. Check out TeacherVision today.

Sep 01, 2017
#139 Thinking PBL with the Buck Institute
10:04

Rody Boonchouy @rodyboo from the Buck Institute talks about effective project based learning. With a powerful metaphor explaining the difference between projects and project based learning, Rody sets the stage to discuss PBL trends and tips. Let's dive deeper into PBL.

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Today's Sponsor is TeacherVision. TeacherVision gives you professionally curated teaching materials that align with their FutureFit Curriculum enhancement framework. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. To give you a closer look, they're giving away their Spin Factory math lesson plan at coolcatteacher.com/teachervision. Fidget spinners, math and FutureFit combine to make a powerful fun lesson. Check out TeacherVision today.

Aug 31, 2017
#138 What's Hot in 2nd Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin
09:45

Carole McLaughlin @missmac100 second grade teacher from Alabama and #2ndchat moderator talks about the global trends in second grade. From Project based learning, global projects and steam to the biggest heartbreaks of second-grade teachers, Carol shares it all. She gives a pep talk for second-grade teachers that will get you excited to innovate! Even if you don't teach second grade, you'll learn a lot.

Today's Sponsor is TeacherVision. TeacherVision gives you professionally curated teaching materials that align with their FutureFit Curriculum enhancement framework. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. To give you a closer look, they're giving away their Spin Factory math lesson plan at coolcatteacher.com/teachervision. Fidget spinners, math and FutureFit combine to make a powerful fun lesson. Check out TeacherVision today.

Aug 30, 2017
#137 Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel
10:34

Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. With insights on everything from Minecraft, to digital inking, to common mistakes made with technology and SEL, Michelle gives us an important overview of two things often not discussed together.

Today's Sponsor is TeacherVision. TeacherVision gives you professionally curated teaching materials that align with their FutureFit Curriculum enhancement framework. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. To give you a closer look, they're giving away their Spin Factory math lesson plan at coolcatteacher.com/teachervision. Fidget spinners, math and FutureFit combine to make a powerful fun lesson. Check out TeacherVision today.

Aug 29, 2017
#136 LEAD Like a Pirate: Make Schools Amazing for Everyone (Even Teachers!)
11:11

Shelley Burgess @burgess_shelley helps us understand the leadership role we all play. And while we want to do what is best for students, how teachers and how they are treated is important too!

Today's Sponsor is TeacherVision. TeacherVision gives you professionally curated teaching materials that align with their FutureFit Curriculum enhancement framework. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. To give you a closer look, they're giving away their Spin Factory math lesson plan at coolcatteacher.com/teachervision. Fidget spinners, math and FutureFit combine to make a powerful fun lesson. Check out TeacherVision today.

Aug 28, 2017
#135 5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes
11:25

Kecia Ray @keciaray former president of ISTE helps us understand five transformative practices that help teachers become superheroes. If you don't "get" why technology is important, or know people who don't, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. www.coolcatteacher.com/e135

Today's sponsor is Kids Discover. They're doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Check out coolcatteacher.com/discover and see how the Kids Discover online platform lets students enter discovery mode. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts and three different lexiles to supplement what you're doing in the classroom. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever.

Aug 25, 2017
#134 Thinking Routines in the Classroom
11:07

Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr uses thinking routines in her classroom. After participating in Harvard's Project Zero, she is applying and using the methods in classrooms and with teachers. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. www.coolcatteacher.com/e134

Today's sponsor is Kids Discover. They're doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Check out coolcatteacher.com/discover and see how the Kids Discover online platform lets students enter discovery mode. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts and three different lexiles to supplement what you're doing in the classroom. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever.

Aug 24, 2017
#133 Using Marvel Comics to Teach Government Regulation
09:08

Kyle Stern @stern_history uses Marvel's "Civil War" to teach Government Regulation. The test scores show it is working. Understand how a teacher can use graphic novels (a/k/a Comic Books) to meet standards, excite kids, and teach at the same time. It can be done! www.coolcatteacher.com/e133

Today's sponsor is Kids Discover. They're doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Check out coolcatteacher.com/discover and see how the Kids Discover online platform lets students enter discovery mode. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts and three different lexiles to supplement what you're doing in the classroom. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever.

Aug 23, 2017
#132 Teachers Teaching Refugee Children via Skype with Koen Timmers
10:44

Koen Timmers @zelfstudie is a teacher in Belgium. He has founded the Kakuma project where teachers are helping teach in refugee camp via Skype. In today's show, he talks about this project and his Human Differences project. This top 50 global teacher prize winner is inspiring. www.coolcatteacher.com/e132

Today's sponsor is Kid's Discover. They're doing awesome things to drive inquiry-based learning. Check out coolcatteacher.com/discover and see how the Kid's Discover online platform lets students enter discovery mode. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these non-fiction texts and three different lexiles to supplement what you're doing in the classroom. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever.

Aug 22, 2017
#131 The Power of the Plant in Schools with Stephen Ritz
10:01

Stephen Ritz @StephenRitz grows 50,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx. As founder of the Green Bronx Machine, his students grow plants while learning more and going onto college. Exciting! www.coolcatteacher.com/e131

Today's sponsor is Kid's Discover. They're doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Check out coolcatteacher.com/discover and see how the Kid's Discover online platform lets students enter discovery mode. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And while they can explore a wide variety of topics from the US Constitution to Ecology and Ancient China, I also like that you can assign these nonfiction texts and three different lexiles to supplement what you're doing in the classroom. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever.

Aug 21, 2017
#130 5 Ways to Help At Risk Children Succeed
11:15

Basil Marin @basil_marin takes us on a journey to help at risk children with these five steps. From the inspiring books to the essential mindsets, Basil will help us reach at risk kids because he speaks from experience. www.coolcatteacher.com/e130

Today's sponsor, Owl Eyes has hundreds of free ebooks -- the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. In this free web-app, you can have a private ebook classroom and interact with your students inside their ebooks as they highlight, annotate, ask questions, and talk about the books they are reading inside their ebooks! Right now, they’re giving away 10 free 60-minute lesson plans for lit teachers - go to owleyes.org/teachers to sign up free and get your lesson plans now. Owl Eyes is a must-get for classical literature teachers.

Aug 18, 2017
#129 5 Ways to Reach even Resistant Writers with Writer's Workshop
10:19

Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman gives our writing workshop a makeover. 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. www.coolcatteacher.com/e129

Today's sponsor, Owl Eyes. has hundreds of free ebooks -- the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. In this free web-app, you can have a private ebook classroom and interact with your students inside their ebooks as they highlight, annotate, ask questions, and talk about the books they are reading inside their ebooks! Right now, they’re giving away 10 free 60-minute lesson plans for lit teachers - go to owleyes.org/teachers to sign up free and get your lesson plans now. Owl Eyes is a must-get for classical literature teachers.

Aug 17, 2017
#128 Josh Stumpenhorst's Learning Commons: Drones, Literature, and Creativity
10:44

Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher is directing a library revolution and evolution to Learning Commons at his school. And yes, they'll be flying drones in the library! Let's talk about the focus groups and critical questions that are driving this transformation from a place where students "have to go" to a place where they "want to be." Josh also discusses the importance of literature and creativity in the library. Let's do this! www.coolcatteacher.com/e128

Today's sponsor, Owl Eyes. has hundreds of free ebooks -- the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. In this free web-app, you can have a private ebook classroom and interact with your students inside their ebooks as they highlight, annotate, ask questions, and talk about the books they are reading inside their ebooks! Right now, they’re giving away 10 free 60-minute lesson plans for lit teachers - go to owleyes.org/teachers to sign up free and get your lesson plans now. Owl Eyes is a must-get for classical literature teachers.

Aug 16, 2017
#127 Simple Virtual Reality for Any Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard
10:43

Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey, co-author of the Google Cardboard Book, shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Check the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e127

Today's sponsor, Owl Eyes. has hundreds of free ebooks -- the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. In this free web-app, you can have a private ebook classroom and interact with your students inside their ebooks as they highlight, annotate, ask questions, and talk about the books they are reading inside their ebooks! Right now, they’re giving away 10 free 60-minute lesson plans for lit teachers - go to owleyes.org/teachers to sign up free and get your lesson plans now. Owl Eyes is a must-get for classical literature teachers.

Aug 15, 2017
#126: A Terrible Thing Happened on Awards Day: Here's What I'm Doing About It
11:24

Amber Teaman @8amber8, principal, shares something that happened at her school this year relating to awards day and what she and her team are doing about it. Her transparency, openness, and leadership are a great thing to motivate us today! Show notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e126

Owl Eyes is Today's Sponsor. Owl Eyes is a free web-app with hundreds of free ebooks -- the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. You can have a private ebook classroom and interact with your students inside their ebooks as they highlight, annotate, ask questions, and talk about the books they are reading inside their ebooks! Right now, they’re giving away 10 free 60-minute lesson plans for lit teachers (through the end of August) - go to owleyes.org/teachers to sign up free and get your lesson plans now. Owl Eyes is a must-get for classical literature teachers.

Aug 14, 2017
#125 5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery
11:03

Sarah Reed @KYTOY15 had her students going on a pirate voyage before Teaching Like a Pirate became the fad. From dressing like a bumblebee to class entry routines, NBCT Sarah Reed has ideas for us.

Show Notes: www.coolcatteacher.com/e125

Show Sponsor: PowerSchool. This summer, PowerSchool announced their Unified Classroom. The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher's grade book, learning management system, student information system and assessment in one powerful platform. Take a look at the Unified Classroom at coolcatteacher.com/powerschool.

Aug 11, 2017
#124 Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media with Jennifer Casa-Todd
09:09

Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we're limiting students when we don't let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia. Enter the giveaway contest in the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e124.

Show Sponsor: PowerSchool. This summer, PowerSchool announced their Unified Classroom. The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher's grade book, learning management system, student information system and assessment in one powerful platform. Take a look at the Unified Classroom at coolcatteacher.com/powerschool.

Aug 10, 2017
#123 Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey
10:17

Jennifer Carey @TeacherJenCarey gives us ways to teach information literacy. She gives us tips for developing savvy in our students. She also talks about the "term" fake news and if we should be using it at all.

Thanks to today's sponsor: This summer, PowerSchool announced their Unified Classroom. The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher's gradebook, learning management system, student information system and assessment in one powerful platform. Take a look at the Unified Classroom at coolcatteacher.com/powerschool.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e123 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the over 100 episodes of past shows by subject and topic to find just what you need at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Aug 09, 2017
#122 3 Ways to Hack Classroom Presentations
09:48

James Sturdevant @jamessturtevant helps us hack our classroom presentations. So, whether they are flipped or in person, you can have more engagement with these tools and ideas. We're also giving away a copy of his book that is coming out soon, Hacking Engagement Again. Awesome!

This summer, PowerSchool announced their Unified Classroom. The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher's gradebook, learning management system, student information system and assessment in one powerful platform. Take a look at the Unified Classroom at coolcatteacher.com/powerschool.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e122 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the over 100 episodes of past shows by subject and topic to find just what you need at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Aug 08, 2017
#121 What 41 Years of Teaching Taught Me
14:25

Karen Van Duyn has taught for 41 years. From the timeless lessons about students to what she did when a principal thought she didn't know how to teach - Karen has an open honest discussion. She even shares her thoughts on when it is time to retire. As a 1999 finalist for Indiana State Teacher of the Year, we recorded this conference at the recent NNSTOY conference in Washington, DC.

This summer, PowerSchool announced their Unified Classroom. The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher's gradebook, learning management system, student information system and assessment in one powerful platform. Take a look at the Unified Classroom at coolcatteacher.com/powerschool.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e121 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the over 100 episodes of past shows by subject and topic to find just what you need at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Aug 07, 2017
#120 HACK HOMEWORK: 5 Ideas for Better Homework with Connie Hamilton
09:53

Connie Hamilton @conniehamilton challenges us to re-think homework so we can get better results. After you listen to these five steps, you'll have a process to determine what homework should be assigned, what shouldn't, and how to better support parents at home. You can make homework work for learning and not just be busy work. Let's hack homework! Connie co-authored the book Hacking Homework with Starr Sackstein.

This show is sponsored by Bloomz. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz to find out why Bloomz is the best parent-teacher communication system.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e120 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the over 100 episodes of past shows by subject and topic to find just what you need at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Aug 04, 2017
#119 What Actually Works in Edtech with Tom Murray
11:07

The 2017 US "Thought Leader of the Year", Thomas C. Murray @thomascmurray talks about what actually works in edtech according to the research. In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. (Enter the book giveaway contest.)

Sponsored by Bloomz.  Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz to find out why Bloomz is the best parent-teacher communication system.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e119 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the over 100 episodes of past shows by subject and topic to find just what you need at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Aug 03, 2017
#118 Flexible Seating: Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom
11:09

Bill Selak @billselak talks about flexible seating and the research behind academic gains when using it. He also shares how flexible seating should go with more student voice and choice in their learning. Prepare to have your mind shift about how we sit in classrooms today!

Sponsored by Bloomz. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz to find out why Bloomz is the best parent-teacher communication system.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e118 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the over 100 episodes of past shows by subject and topic to find just what you need at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Aug 02, 2017
#117 Flipgrid: Fun Ideas to Engage Learners
09:33

Teryl Magee @teryl_magee gives us five ways to use Flipgrid and some essential tips on how to use it. This fun tool is a great way to engage students at the beginning of school. She also uses this for professional development for teachers.

Sponsored by Bloomz. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz to find out why Bloomz is the best parent-teacher communication system.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e117 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the over 100 episodes of past shows by subject and topic to find just what you need at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Aug 01, 2017
#116 To Reach the Unreachable Star #MondayMotivation
10:52

Kim Clayton @kaclayton tells her story of reaching students who have been "given up on" by many. You'll be encouraged not only to reach the unreachable star but to teach them! Remember why you're in the teaching profession and be the teacher and reacher!

Sponsored by Bloomz I've been using Bloomz for three years now and I love it. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz to find out why Bloomz is the best parent-teacher communication system.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e116 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the over 100 episodes of past shows by subject and topic to find just what you need at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Jul 31, 2017
#115 5 Mistakes Teachers Make the First Week of School (and how not to make them) with Linda Kardamis
10:11

Linda Kardamis @LindaKardamis shares five mistakes teachers make the first week of school. This episode is intended to be a helpful reminder that will help every teacher start the school year well. We can do this!

This episode is sponsored by Staples. Staples is my go-to back to school shopping source. Check out coolcatteacher.com/pro for my 10 Ways to tackle back to school like a pro. And remember to sign up for Staples Teacher rewards for free shipping on orders over $14.99 and 5% back. Staples has everything we need in stock all season long and ready to go for school. Go to www.staples.com/backtoschool for more information and great deals!

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e115 at 5:45 am after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jul 28, 2017
#114 Inspiring Math Excellence in the Classroom with Po-Shen Loh
10:52

Po-Shen Loh @poshenloh, National Math Coach and Carnegie Mellon Professor gives us a refreshing take on teaching math. From giving kids problems with the right level of difficulty to solving problems with students, learn how to take any math student to the next level. You'll also learn about the open source resource, Expii invented by Po-Shen Loh and how you can use it.

This episode is sponsored by Staples. Staples is my go-to back to school shopping source. Check out coolcatteacher.com/pro for my 10 Ways to tackle back to school like a pro. And remember to sign up for Staples Teacher rewards for free shipping on orders over $14.99 and 5% back. Staples has everything we need in stock all season long and ready to go for school. Go to www.staples.com/backtoschool for more information and great deals!

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e114 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search our past archives by topic at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jul 27, 2017
#113 Creating a Nurturing Environment for Kids with Nancy Blair
08:38

Nancy Blair blairteach@blairteach , middle school principal, and #edchat leader gives us practical ideas to create a nurturing environment in our schools. As a result of these programs and ideas, Nancy has seen discipline problems reduced in the last three years she has served as the principal.

This episode is sponsored by Staples. Staples is my go-to back to school shopping source. Check out coolcatteacher.com/pro for my 10 Ways to tackle back to school like a pro. And remember to sign up for Staples Teacher rewards for free shipping on orders over $14.99 and 5% back. Staples has everything we need in stock all season long and ready to go for school. Go to www.staples.com/backtoschool for more information and great deals!

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e113 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the archives of more than 100 episodes at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jul 26, 2017
#112 23 #GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students About Learning
09:43

Eric Curts @ericcurts  teaches us twenty-eight 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 check the show notes for this one! www.coolcatteacher.com/e112

This episode is sponsored by Staples. Staples is my go-to back to school shopping source. Check out coolcatteacher.com/pro for my 10 Ways to tackle back to school like a pro. 

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e112 at 5:45 am EDT after this show goes live on iTunes. Search the over 100 episodes of past shows by subject and topic to find just what you need at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jul 25, 2017
#111 Transform Learning this School Year with Eric Sheninger
09:50

Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger motivates us to transform learning this school year. We're starting Season 2 with a bang and a big book Giveaway, Learning Transformed http://amzn.to/2tWOSLF by Eric Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray! Enjoy!

This episode is sponsored by Staples. Staples is my go-to back to school shopping source. Check out coolcatteacher.com/pro for my 10 Ways to tackle back to school like a pro. And remember to sign up for Staples Teacher rewards for free shipping on orders over $14.99 and 5% back. Staples has everything we need in stock all season long and ready to go for school. Go to www.staples.com/backtoschool for more information and great deals!

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e111 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Jul 24, 2017
#110 TOP EPISODE: 5 Easy Brain Breaks (Encore)
09:21

In this encore episode Rob Donatelli talks about the Brain Breaks phenomenon and gives teachers five ideas for brain breaks he uses in his high school classroom.

Read the show notes at http://www.coolcatteacher.com/e60. We'll be taking a break from the show for a few weeks in July, so we hope you can catch up on back episodes. Meanwhile, enjoy the summer if you're in the US or Northern Hemisphere. We'll be back soon for season 2 of the 10-Minute Teacher. Thank you so much for your support.  

If you want some cool things over the summer, remember you can support us over at www.patreon.com/coolcatteacher.

Jun 30, 2017
TOP EPISODE: Helping Kids Who Hate Math Learn It (Encore)
09:30

Dan Meyer @ddmeyer stars in the top "Thought Leader Thursday" episode of season 1 as he shares how to help kids who hate math learn it. You can read the show notes and transcript at www.coolcatteacher.com/e69

Jun 29, 2017
#108 Amazon Alexa in the Classroom #iste17
11:52

Bill Selak @billselak shares how he's using Amazon's Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. http://amzn.to/2sjoUwI He shares the ideal grades (in his opinions) and how the Echo is an "assistant" of sorts for his teachers.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e108 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Jun 28, 2017
#107 ISTE 2017: Google, Touch Screen Chromebooks, and more trends from #iste17
08:19

Kasey Bell @shakeuplearning sits down to talk about the hot trends at ISTE 2017 including lots of Google stuff, new AR news, Google Keep, touch Screen Chromebooks, and more news.

This episode is sponsored by Powerschool. Come by PowerSchool’s Classroom of the Future in 207A where they will be giving away Apple Watches, Microsoft Surfaces and Amazon Echo. Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918. For those of you not at ISTE check out the Unified Classroom at PowerSchool.com/solutions/unified-classroom

See the show notes and transcript for this episode at www.coolcatteacher.com/e107.

Jun 27, 2017
#106 The PowerSchool Unified Classroom Makes a Teacher's Life Easier #iste17
11:35

Hardeep Gulati @MyPowerSchool CEO of PowerSchool shares about the Unified Classroom in this special ISTE episode. This unique approach combines a Student Information System (SIS), Learning Management System (LMS), Assessment Suite, and more into one classroom that shares data and has one login for teachers and students. This is a sponsored content episode just for the ISTE conference. Check out the full series!

This episode is sponsored by Powerschool. I am so excited to be at ISTE with PowerSchool on Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 4 p.m. in room 225 A and B. I will be leading a panel discussion on the 5 teacher trends changing education. You will also want to come by PowerSchool’s Classroom of the Future in 207A where they will be giving away Apple Watches, Microsoft Surfaces, and Amazon Echo. Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 to meet me in person. For those of you not at ISTE check out the Unified Classroom at PowerSchool.com/solutions/unified-classroom.

See the show notes and transcript for this episode at www.coolcatteacher.com/e106.

Jun 26, 2017
#105 5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you're not there #notatiste17
09:05

Peggy George @pgeorge was one of the most photographed people last year at ISTE 2016, however - SHE WASN'T THERE. Peggy is an expert on getting the most of ISTE by attending virtually. Today, she'll teach five tips for getting the most out of ISTE whether you're at ISTE or riding home on the plane and wanting to see what you missed. 

This episode is sponsored by Powerschool. I am so excited to be at ISTE with PowerSchool on Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 4 p.m. in room 225 A and B. I will be leading a panel discussion on the 5 teacher trends changing education. You will also want to come by PowerSchool’s Classroom of the Future in 207A where they will be giving away Apple Watches, Microsoft Surfaces and Amazon Echos. Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 to meet me in person.

For those of you not at ISTE check out the Unified Classroom at PowerSchool.com/solutions/unified-classroom.

See the show notes and transcript for this episode at www.coolcatteacher.com/e105.

Jun 23, 2017
#104 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17
11:31

Terry Freedman @terryfreedman author of Education Conferences: Teachers' Guide to Getting the Most out of Education Conferences talks about how to get the most out of ISTE 2017 or any conference you attend. This episode is sponsored by Powerschool. I am so excited to be at ISTE with PowerSchool on

This episode is sponsored by Powerschool. I am so excited to be at ISTE with PowerSchool on Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 4 p.m. in room 225 A and B. I will be leading a panel discussion on the 5 teacher trends changing education. You will also want to come by PowerSchool’s Classroom of the Future in 207A where they will be giving away Apple Watches, Microsoft Surfaces and Amazon Echo. Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 to meet me in person. For those of you not at ISTE check out the Unified Classroom at PowerSchool.com/solutions/unified-classroom.

See the show notes and transcript for this episode at www.coolcatteacher.com/e104.

Jun 22, 2017
#103 TOP EPISODE Social Emotional learning with Puppets (Encore)
10:48

TOP Wonderful Classroom Wednesday episode of Season 1: Karen McCallum is a special ed elementary teacher in Alberta, Canada. She has specialized in special education and behavior support programming. Today she tells a heartwarming but powerful story about how two puppets are helping transform the social emotional learning of elementary special needs kids.

Get the full show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e53.

Also mentioned in the show is the 40-hour workweek with Angela Watson, check out a quiz to see if it is right for you at www.coolcatteacher.com/quiz.

Jun 21, 2017
#102 iPads in Kindergarten (Encore Episode: 10MT Best of Season1) #edtech
10:52

In this 10-Minute Teacher Best of Season 1, we listen to the #10MT top podcast for an Edtech Tool Tuesday all season. Caitlin Arakawa talks about how she uses iPads in Kindergarten.) For the show notes, visit www.coolcatteacher.com/e82.

Also, during this show, I share information on Angela Watson's 40 Hour workweek club, of which I'm an affiliate. To learn more and attend her summer seminar on self-care visit 

Jun 20, 2017
#101 TOP SHOW: Jim Forde You're the Teacher (Encore Episode)
10:52

TOP EPISODE OF SEASON 1: Today is an encore episode. This is the most listened to podcast episode of season 1 and the top Monday motivation episode, Jim Forde "You're the teacher." To see the show notes, visit http://www.coolcatteacher.com/e11.

Jim Forde is a middle school science teacher in Stamford, CT for over 20 years experience. He is a past Stamford teacher of the year and a 2016 White House Champion of Change honoree for work in CS in Education. As a STEM/CS advocate he curates the @stemnetwork twitter feed (with over 3800 followers) when not singing and song writing. :-)

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e11. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

This week we'll be airing 3 encore episodes (the top of each day of the week for season 1!) and we'll be airing 2 special ISTE 2017 episodes. Enjoy!

Jun 19, 2017
#100 5 Ways to Maximize Your Summer
09:42

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

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e100 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Thank you for your support! We finished up Season 1 and 100 episodes!!! Thank you!

Jun 16, 2017
#99 Creating a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur Challenge
08:54

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.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e99 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jun 15, 2017
#98 The Most Remarkable Thing
09:20

Today, I reflect upon teaching and share the most remarkable thing about our classrooms.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e98 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jun 14, 2017
#97 Google Classroom: Top New Features to Learn Over the Summer
10:33

Alice Keeler @alicekeeler shares the must-try new features of Google Classroom. She also teaches us how we can learn Google Classroom features and hacks over the summer (even without students.) A must listen for people using Chromebooks or Google Classroom.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e97 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Jun 13, 2017
#96 Go Bold School with Weston Kieschnick
10:15

Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. Check the show notes for the book giveaway.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e96 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Jun 12, 2017
#95 5 Ways to Connect with Your Students Over the Summer
09:14

Connie Hamilton @conniehamilton gives us five ways to connect with our students over the summer. We can start next year ahead by picking one or more of these ideas.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e95 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes.

Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

Jun 09, 2017
#94 The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary in the Classroom
09:36

Dr. Kimberly Tyson @tysonkimberly and Dr. Angela Peery @drangelapeery share their advice for helping students learn blended vocabulary. We'll also be giving away of their book Blended Vocabulary for K12 Classrooms: Harnessing the Power of Digital tools and Direct Instruction (http://amzn.to/2s1XobA) so check out the show notes.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e94 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jun 08, 2017
#93 An Australian Math Classroom with iPads #ipadchat
09:07

Tom Davidson @trdvo shares how he uses iPads in his math classes to teach. He'll talk about Explain Everything, SeeSaw, Aurasma and his workflow with some sample lessons. If you're using iPads or want to compare how math is being taught somewhere else, this is a wonderful classroom Wednesday that you don't want to miss!

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e93 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jun 07, 2017
#92: Quizizz - Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords
11:04

Jon Corippo @jcorippo talks about one of his favorite tools, Quizizz. He shares how you can use this tool to teach vocabulary and save time for other things!

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e92 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jun 06, 2017
#91 16 Things They Don't Tell You About Teaching
10:30

There are some things people don't tell you about teaching that I wish teachers could know. Here you go!

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e91 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jun 05, 2017
#90 5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer
10:39

Every teacher has a brand. Hear five ideas for developing your personal brand from host, Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher based on how she's built her brand for the last eleven years.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e90 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jun 02, 2017
#89 Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment
10:11

Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. First discovered at Harvard, it is making inroads in middle and high schools around the country. In today's tThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e89 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

Jun 01, 2017
#88 Promoting Academic Discourse in the ESL Classroom
10:59

Greetzel Mojica @Mojica_CJUSD talks about how she teaches academic discourse in her sixth grade classroom. Using a recent project on volcanoes as a backdrop, we do a deep dive into how Greetzel empowers her students to give effective feedback using academic language that they are learning in school. This is not the language used at home, so it presents challenges.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e88 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

May 31, 2017
#87 3 Teacher Money making Opportunities using Technology
10:23

Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or any time.) We talk about some ethical considerations and opportunities.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e87 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes. Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast.

May 30, 2017
#86 What helps kids really learn? #MondayMotivation
10:27

Andrew Stadel @mr_stadel discusses his summer research topic, "what helps kids learn?" As we grapple with this topic, Andrew shares resources and how he's pursuing this topic.

Read the show notes at www.coolcatteacher.com/e86 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes.

Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

May 29, 2017
#85 5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom
09:06

Starr Sackstein @MsSacckstein shares 5 strategies for empowering peer review in the classroom. She also is hosting a giveaway contest with her book on assessment.

Read the show notes and enter the contest at www.coolcatteacher.com/e85 about 5 hours after this show goes live on iTunes.

Listen to the rest of the shows at www.coolcatteacher.com/podcast

May 26, 2017