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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.

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.

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.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

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Wesley Fryer on episode 572 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Deep fake videos are now possible. In this disturbing trend, convincing videos, audio, and photos are viewed and shared by those who somehow think you can trust what you see and hear.

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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.

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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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.

3 Ways to Engage Families in Your Classroom

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Jeromie Heath on episode 573 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Families want to engage in classrooms but as students get older, it can be challenging.

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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One Surprising Thing About Gen Z Everyone Should Know

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Tim Elmore on episode 561 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The Millennials aren’t the youngest generation anymore. Generation Z is here. They are the kids in K12 education right now who have only known social media and the Internet.

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.

5 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) at Teaching

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Chad Klein in episode 570 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Chad Klein is a 22-year educator. He shares his advice for teachers to take care of themselves and love teaching in this quick motivational talk.

Technical Writing with Drones in the Traditional Literature Classroom

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Jeremy Rinkel on episode 568 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jeremy Rinkel has added technical writing to his traditional English Literature course.

11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

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Sanée Bell on episode 531 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Back to school is here!

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7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genius hour and passion projects are transformational. Now, I strive to have personal interest projects for just about everything.

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.

How to Reach Bilingual Students

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Dania Santana on episode 599 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dania Santana, author of the bilingual children’s book, Sebastian’s Game Day Surprise , and multicultural parenting expert, shares how we can reach bilingual students.

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Unconventional Project Based Learning that Engages Learners

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Noa Daniel in episode 563 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Project Based Learning (PBL) works if you know how to bring it into your classroom. Today, Noa Daniels shares how.

Save Money on Easy, Awesome Science Projects

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Get 15% off your Ward's Science order and free shipping with this special code From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Ward’s Science has cool hands-on science lessons. Everything comes in the box and you’re ready to engage your students.

How to Make Programming Easier

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Michael Backus on episode 567 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Programming doesn’t have to be so hard. Computer Science teacher, Michael Backus, gives us advice to help make programming easier.

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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 and Why to Build Powerful Relationships with Students

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Darrell "Coach D" Andrews on Episode 571 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Do you have that difficult student who seems to fight you each time you try to reach him? Coach D was that student.

4 Ways to Build Relationships That Matter

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Charles Poole on episode 544 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Charles “Chuck” Poole shares how to build relationships that matter.

Teen Genius Says “I Learned Nothing from Lecture”

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8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

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Richard Byrne on episode 532 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He

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EdTech at School

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

Close the Attitude Gap – Build a Bond from Day One

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Baruti Kafele on episode From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter He didn’t like school.

Motivation to Thrive Your First Few Years of Teaching

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Edwin Thomas Minguela on episode 536 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, let’s make our profession better by focusing on how we can encourage new teachers and each other. Edwin Thomas Minguela reflects upon his first two years of teaching.

4 Ways to Use Improv to Teach

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Mel Paradis on Episode 553 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mel Paradis, author of Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook , shares four ways to use Improv to teach in the classroom. Here are some fantastic ideas to share in your classroom.

How to Give Teachers Choice in Professional Development

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Meredith Akers on episode 548 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Meredith Akers is a principal who has been using some unconventional methods of teacher PD.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Creating Real Opportunities for Student Leadership

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Adam Welcome on episode 544 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students need real leadership opportunities – not just running a note to the office or other tasks that may be called “leadership” but really aren’t.

Augmented Reality Ideas from Mary Howard’s #ISTE19 Session

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mary Howard’s sixth-grade class is doing amazing things with augmented reality.

5 Ways to Step Back from Teacher Burnout

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout. This week we are counting down the top episodes of 2019.

Speed Presentations: Help Students Improve Presentation Skills Rapidly

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Rob Donatelli on episode 543 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Presentation skills are an essential skill for students to master. How do you help students improve when there are many students in the class.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.