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Telling our Student’s Stories

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students have stories to tell. As educators, we can impact our profession by sharing the stories of student successes (and perhaps struggles.)

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3 Awesome Minutes: Question Formulation Techniques (QFT)’s

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter 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 minute technique can change your classroom.

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Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

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Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey.

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.

Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Virtual reality (VR) in the classroom isn’t just a headset you grab and start using.

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.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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Lindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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.

5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter 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.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Strategies to Help Kids Love Reading

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter 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.

Games and Play Based Learning in Middle and High School

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Ross Flatt in Episode 399 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Play can be used to teach. Ross Flatt from the Institute of Play, talks about exemplars and best practices for play in the middle and high school classrooms.

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

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Episode 391 with John Couch From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education.

How We Disenfranchise Students of Color

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Self-examination and reflection are important parts of improving our teaching practice.

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Get Your Free “Healthy Kids” Poster From Lysol

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Now is the time to prepare and plan ahead for cold and flu season. Helping children know how to stay safe from germs is part of our responsibility as teachers.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

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For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Really Good Stuff ? Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Recently, I took a tour of this amazing app.

5 Questions We Ask While Using Rubrics

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter 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.

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts.

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5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

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Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy Hour of Code Week. Here are your ideas to get started.

5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back Time and Make the Most of It

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Episode 380 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter 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.

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How do I help my students use iPads? Teaching students to troubleshoot and use iPads effectively

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Pana Asavavatana on Episode 388 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Pana Asavavatana won the ISTE Kay Bitter Award for 2018 as a top technology using kindergarten teacher.

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Student-Authored Interviews: A Powerful Way to Empower Students to Lead

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Daniel Miyake works with his student leaders in Los Angeles to interview leaders in education including STE CEO Richard Culatta, SAMR creator Ruben Puentedura, and Scratch founder, Mitchel Resnick.

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

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Laurie McIntosh on episode 374 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Laurie McIntosh shares how her kindergarten kindness “superheroes” wear their capes and spread kindness around their community.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Technology (and some cool tools for the college classroom)

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Joshua Elliott talks about implementing new technology and some cool tools he’s using in his college classroom. This episode is sponsored by 3D Bear.

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How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

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Jennifer Scott on episode 367 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides.

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14 Million People Read Her Classroom Tweet About 1 Question She Asks Students

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André Sasser on episode 364 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. André Sasser, a 9-year math teacher, tweeted something that has been viewed by 14 million people.

Breaking Lock Step Test Prep

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jerry Blumengarten has been working with schools for years.

Top 5 Shows of 2018 – 10 Minute Teacher

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This week is encore week on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. We’re counting down the top shows of Season 4 of the show. Season 4 started in July and runs through December!)

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

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We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning.

Don’t Chase the Cat: Determining When Interruptions Are Worthwhile

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Day 5 Challenge of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Interruptions can come in all forms. Some interruptions are worthwhile. Others are not. I was interrupted three times today with people asking for password resets. No fun.

5 Ways to Help a Teacher

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Debbie Scott on episode 400 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Debbie Scott has started the “Help a Teacher” Facebook page. Learn how it works and join in supporting teachers. Listen to the Show.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

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Liz Kolb in episode 387 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Liz Kolb reflects upon how far cell phones have come since she wrote one of the first books on cell phones in the classroom. Are Smartphones a good idea?

Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching

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Suzie Boss on Episode 384 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. After much research, Suzie Boss shares what makes excellent project-based teaching and gives a sneak peek into her book by the same name.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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Episode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Are you studying Mars? Why not let students go live there?

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Catherine Davis-Hayes on episode 153 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The graphic, performing, and theater arts are powerful allies for math, writing, and every subject you teach.

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times – Part 1 with Sia Kyriakakos

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Episode 393 of the 10-Minute Teacher with Sia Kyriakakos From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents.