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Trust and Grace in the Classroom

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Alana Stanton talks about what matters in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Each year, many educators select a word or two for the year.

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

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Dr. Rebekah Dyer helps us understand how to reach all learners From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As students with learning differences are put into general classroom spaces, many teachers have misconceptions about including these special students in their classrooms. Dr. Rebekah Dyer talks about these misconceptions and how we can work to reach every child. Listen to Dr. Rebekah Dyer talk about reaching every child Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they do or don’t, to get the most out of listening you can use this Podcast PD Template Hyperdoc. Just make a copy and adapt it for your use or print it. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Dr. Rebekah Dyer – Bio as Submitted Dr. Rebekah Dyer is an associate professor in the college of education at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. The courses that she teaches focus on special education. She is the faculty advisor for two clubs on campus; Best Buddies and Canyon Inclusive. Both clubs focus on the inclusion of individuals with disabilities. She is the current president of the Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She graduated from Arizona State University West with a bachelor’s degree in special education and a dual certification in both regular and special education. She completed her master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. Dr. Dyer graduated with a doctoral degree in organizational leadership with an emphasis in special education from Grand Canyon University in the Fall of 2018. Her dissertation research focused on the inclusion of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in disability ministry programs. She presented her research at an International Autism Conference in Nanjiing, China. Linked In: [link] The post Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow! Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Equity High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Parents Special Needs Teachers Students Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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#LoveTeaching Week Starts Today!

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Love Teaching Week Begins Today! February 14 is the beginning of #LoveTeaching week. Each day there are challenges and prompts so check Twitter and We Love Teaching.org ( [link] ) for how you can participate.

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

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Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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Nicholas Provenzano gets us started From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces?

The Power of Reflection and Conversation #pln365

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Paul O'Neill talks about Twitter-powered PD From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sharing and reflecting make us better educators. Today the founder of #pln365 gives us a transparent look into his journey and encourages us to take one of our own.

STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

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Kate Hodges, English Teacher from Ohio From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Language arts classrooms can use more than books to teach.

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Student Leadership Through a Student-Led Podcast

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Hans Appel with the Award Winning Culture Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Award-Winning Culture is a student podcast led by teacher Hans Appel.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

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Karen Voglesang on episode 209 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

3 Questions to Spark Change

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Vernon Wright helps us enter the No Apology Zone! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Relationships are a key component of change. We have to relate to educate. We also have to relate to cooperate with our peers.

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How to Teach Social Emotional Learning with the Arts (aka SEAL)

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Elizabeth Peterson on episode 604 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Elizabeth Peterson was learning about SEL and as an art teacher, she knew she could teach Social Emotional Learning with the arts. So, she did. Then, she called it SEAL.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

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Colby Sharp on episode 565 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Colby Sharp author of Game Changer! Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. There are some ideas for all of us here.

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

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Vicki Davis on episode 205 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When I first started teaching, I used to believe some things about the profession that I just don’t believe any more.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

6 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Communication can be challenging for many who feel invisible. In today’s show, Dr. William Lane offers encouragement for those who struggle to communicate.

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Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

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Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Teacher Dustin Harnish proves it.

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How Walt Disney and George Lucas Used Painful Pauses to Redefine Themselves

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Painful Pauses Can Change Your Life From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jeff Goins tells a story about Walt Disney in his book The Art of Work that I don’t recall hearing before.

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

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Lee Graham on Episode 569 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

How to Build School Culture and Student Relationships

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Danny Steele helps us grow and improve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can build a positive school culture that includes good student relationships.

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How to Help A Student Who Is Always In the Principal’s Office

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Andy Jacks, Award Winning Principal and former principal's office frequenter, shares his perspective From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Some students just seem to “live” in the principal’s office.

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5 Mindsets to Teach Better Today

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Rae Hughart on episode 600 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Settling in the land of complacency is no place for a truly remarkable teacher. Remark-ability begins in your ability to level up and learn a little more every day.

Secrets for Fun, Engaging Computer Science that Changes Kids Lives

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Alfred Thompson on episode 547 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Alfred Thompson has secrets that transform Computer Science classrooms. Yet, he shares them openly. Project-based learning. Passion-based learning. Problem-based learning.

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

How to Empower Teachers

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Evan Robb on episode 566 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Administrators can empower teachers and principal Evan Robb shares some of the techniques.

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Students Are Opportunities Not Obligations with Hamish Brewer

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Every child can achieve. Children are an opportunity not an obligation. Celebrate individuality. Sacrifice together. Make no excuses.

2 Student STEM Challenges Open Now

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Join in some powerful student challenges! Discovery Education has two student challenges happening now.

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The Power of a Teacher

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, Mrs. Grace Adkins, my 90 something-year-old mentor, took time to eat lunch with me at Dairy Queen in Camilla. She’s been on the podcast before.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

5 Easy STEM Activities Any Teacher Can Do

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Chris Woods on Episode 560 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today high school math teacher, Chris Woods, gives us simple ideas of STEM activities any teacher can do. Get some ideas for how you can integrate STEM in the classroom.

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

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Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing.

7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As I’ve recently blogged about several contests where students create “pitch” videos for learning, some teachers probably want some advice on creating such a “pitch” video.

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5 Starters for a Strong Team

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Jamy Bechler focuses on leadership From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can’t always pick your team but you can start helping your team come together and work like one.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.