How to Teach Bravery

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Cottrell-Williams on episode 603 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Bravery, vulnerability, acceptance of others, acceptance of yourself — these can be difficult things to teach. Go to www.advancementcourses.com/coolcat.

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How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Now she teaches at the university level to preservice teachers and teachers getting their master’s degree in special education.

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How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. ” We’ve known this since 2006 , This Psychology Today article can help explain why your teenager may be awake ALL NIGHT. It took me two days to get used to but it isn’t that big of a problem for me.

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Using Blog Tools Since 2006

Learning With Lucie

Recently I asked my graduate students to share their experience with digital portfolios. My love for blogging tools as a digital platform started back in 1999 when my students started exploring digital tools to keep track of their learning using tools like Live Journal and Xanga.

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How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. Just go to www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico to learn more. Brian S.

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How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Listen to the Audio. Subscribe to the Podcast.

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. Just go to www.coolcatteacher.com/empatico to learn more.

How to Embrace an Open Culture in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learning and Sharing Can Spread from Teacher to Teacher with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Welcome to episode 300 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. Listen to the Audio.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Started in 2006, it aims to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention around the world and is supported by hundreds of schools, corporations, and celebrities. While schools can sponsor month-long events, the most popular is to wear orange on October 19th, designated Unity Day.

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A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers want their students to create, but don’t want to fight with clunky technology. Listen to the Audio.

How to Promote Additive Bilingualism over Subtractive Bilingualism in the Classroom

Waterford

If you work with bilingual and English-language learning (ELL) children, the answer to this question could make a world of difference for your students. Read on to discover more about additive and subtractive bilingualism, as well as the many advantages of being bilingual.

ADHD in the Classroom: How to Teach and Support Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Waterford

A survey of educators found that the majority lack enough information and classroom management strategies for students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and that they don’t feel capable to help them.[2] Tendency to fidget and trouble holding still.

How to Podcast with Your Students – SULS014

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Podcast with Your Students – SULS014 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this post and podcast episode, you will learn How to Podcast with Your Students, what tools to use, and how easy it is to get started! Click To Tweet.

How to hire more black principals

The Hechinger Report

A student offers Principal Macquline King-Morris a hug on his way to the gym with his class at Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center in Chicago. But the stream of elementary school kids rerouted themselves to deliver hugs, high fives and huge grins.

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Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Welcome to serious games. Therefore, we educators need to educate ourselves on game based learning.

How to Focus on Conceptual Understanding While Practicing Student Thinking Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 2)

100mentors

This post is part of a 6-part series highlighting how we, as IB teachers, can bring Approaches to Teaching to our classroom and challenge students to engage in Approaches to Learning. Encourage students to use tools such as concept maps. 2006).

Discipline Outdoes Talent—Here’s How

Fractus Learning

The grade we never want to have to give. Are some students simply doomed to low marks forever? Can their brains only struggle to deliver D-level work? How do we help our students learn to prioritize appropriately? 6 Tips to Teach a Student Discipline.

How To Find A School Your Kids Will Love (And That You Will, Too)

MindShift

” That’s one of the many quotes that has made Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 lecture on rethinking the nation’s schools become one of the most popular TED talks — with more than 50 million views. I always encourage parents to take a look at the curriculum.

A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school

eSchool News

With ed-tech spending expected to reach $55B by 2019 as predicted by market research firm Technavio, schools and districts should ensure they can produce carefully-crafted technology plans that outline how technology will work successfully in classrooms.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom.

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The Changing Roles of Teachers: What Research Indicates. Part I of II

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: How Do Changing Times Impact the Description of Teacher Effectiveness? When we think of the classroom teacher's roles and responsibilities, most likely planning instruction, delivering instruction, assessing student learning, and managing the classroom environment come to mind (Stronge, 2007). These are typical ways we know how to think about what a teacher does in and outside of the classroom. Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 3.

How Vulnerability Can Make Your Classroom a Safer Place

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Michelle Cottrell-Williams @WakeHistory applies Brene Brown’s research on vulnerability to make her classroom a safer place. Motivate yourself to be more authentic with your students as we talk about vulnerability, shame, and guilt in the classroom. How to combat shame.

Improve Your Teaching By Doing a Few Things Well

The CoolCatTeacher

Too many jobs to do. You’ll learn easy tips to apply in your life as a teacher. Welcome to episode 301 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. Listen to the Audio. How can teachers do more by focusing on less?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Any adult knows that bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself.

4 Ways to Teach With Play

The CoolCatTeacher

Welcome to episode 295 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, Leanna Prater and I discuss how to use play in the classroom to teach. I’m also unveiling a new listening guide for you to use with this show. Listen to the Audio.

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4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Catlin Tucker

More formally, “metacognition was originally referred to as the knowledge about and the regulation of one’s cognitive activities in learning processes” (Veenman, Van Hout-Wolters, & Afflerbach, 2006, p.3). When students fail to set goals, they lack focus.

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

The Hechinger Report

Fewer than a third of students scored above average on math and reading tests compared to peers nationwide, according to a study commissioned by the Bureau of Indian Education. Our video shows how the model is working.

ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been going most years since 2006 and while it overwhelms me, it is truly an awesome learning experience. This post is full of resources to get the most of your ISTE 2018 experience whether you are there (or not.). Places to Join: Free LiveStreamed Events for ISTE.

Why should teachers encourage Computational Thinking?

Neo LMS

Wing ’s ACM article “ Computational Thinking ” published in 2006. Not only does computational thinking enable the encoding of solutions, it also supplies a ready-made list of steps to take when confronted with even more complex problems.

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Why Failure Is Good for Learning, and How It Applies to Your Struggling Students

Waterford

Most of us, if given a choice, want to do things right on the first try; no one wants to fail. As it turns out, mistakes are integral to the learning process. 5] When confronted with failure, it’s easy for them to feel ashamed or believe success is too far out of reach.

Innovators Creating Prosperity: Safe Water Network

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. The development industry is brimming with programs that seek to bring water to poor communities, and for good reason.

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I sought this degree due to my affinity towards at-risk and adjudicated youth. The goal, though, is for you to develop your own sense of hope.” Hope leads to learning goals , which are conducive to growth and improvement. Gilman, Dooley, & Florell, 2006).

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. How serious is it? Bullied to Death.

Teacher as compass

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Last night I read this tweet from Will Richardson: Kids don't need to be taught how to learn. (No Our job in schools is to create conditions where they can practice what they already know. To trust their curiosity, creativity, and inherent agency.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormenters’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. How serious is it? Bullied to Death.