22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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I encourage you to also check out this article on "Students Using Lexia Reading Core5 and How They''ve Made Dramatic Gains of Two or More Grade Levels During the 2013-2014 School Year."

How You Can Encourage Teamwork in Any Elementary Classroom

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If this is how you know ClassDojo , I highly encourage you to stay tuned over the next few weeks as you will notice the platform evolve into a tool that better aligns with an engaging, student-centric classroom environment.

Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators

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The post Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Tools best websites elementary teacher sites lesson ideas resources Teacher ResourcesThe Internet is overflowing with information for teachers. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start searching for great lesson ideas. Who has time to sift through all of the mediocre material in order to find the truly inspirational ideas? We’ve done the sifting for you.

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Liz Kolb reflects upon how far cell phones have come since she wrote one of the first books on cell phones in the classroom. The post Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

PBIS, Discipline, and Compassion Fatigue

The CoolCatTeacher

Melissa Mann on episode 488 When I shared a USA Today Article on PBIS on my Facebook page , teachers started responding and yelled volumes about mis-implementation mis-understandings and mis-use of discipline — specifically PBIS — in their schools.

Wade King: Find Your Classroom Creativity Wildcard

The CoolCatTeacher

So, Wade, you have come on the show, and we are going to help motivate teachers to get excited about creativity in our classrooms. It is one of those where we are just pumped to share how we use creativity in the classroom for engagement. How do you incorporate that into the classroom?

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

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With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. By Kathleen J.

Research Skills in the Elementary Classroom

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The post Research Skills in the Elementary Classroom appeared first on EdTechTeam. Apple Teacher AppleEDU Article Pedagogy #appleedu #appleteacherToday’s learners need to know how to ask and answer their own questions. They need to be independent thinkers and not always given questions provided by teachers.

Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I am the author of numerous articles and books, as well as a presenter, on the integration of educational technology, instructional design, and online distance education.

27 Word Work Apps for the Elementary Classroom

Fractus Learning

Whether a teacher uses Daily 5 in the classroom or not, word work is an important piece of student daily learning. This article will provide an extensive list of iOS word work apps.

5 Ways To Avoid Summer Slide For Elementary Students

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With vacations around the corner, I strongly recommend thinking ahead to minimize the effect of the summer slide on your elementary students. Besides, newspaper articles will be useful too. Kids love taking new knowledge to the classroom!

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties. So, Tisha, what is the secret for building effective family relationships within your classroom? We don’t really have an opportunity to kind of set the stage before they walk in the classroom.

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Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom

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Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom. With K–12 schools leveraging connected technologies to help improve student outcomes and boost classroom collaboration, effective cybersecurity is not optional. The State of STEM Classrooms.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session , learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they’re being used in the classroom. Other Related Articles: Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers.

My Student Leadership Takeaways

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Student leadership is an essential part of the successful classroom. Recently, I sat down with and was interviewed for an article Building Student Leadership. Read the full article to dive deep.

Designing your Classroom Space!

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I was recently contacted by MindShift for an interview after they noticed my article on SmartBlogs ( click here to read that piece). Here is the piece they composed about my classroom space: To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. I like to use Kanban Boards and Agile Software Development principles (something outside the scope of this article).

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles. Vicki Davis is the host of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast and a full-time classroom teacher in Albany, Georgia. 5 Idea Friday All Grades All Subjects Digital Citizenship Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. My career began in Arlington Heights, IL, where I taught 3rd and 4th graders English as a Second Language in a self-contained classroom.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Laura: Hyperdocs are basically links that we provide for children to access different websites and articles that we want them to read.

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23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

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Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom. This blog post is being added to 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

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I l ike Felicia Zorn’s summary of how that go-nogo decision really has become ‘get with the program’ Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom. Or better yet, why should we integrate online learning into our classrooms ?

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Every year I have incorporated the race into my classroom for a long time, and it just builds engagement and motivation with the kids. They do get excited, and it really helps them want to read the articles and do the math problems and make the — that have to do with it.

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DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

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What it is: DOGO News is a great place for kids to learn about current events, read non-fiction articles, and access customized content that you curate. DOGO features thousands of news articles and new original content added daily, this is the leading online source of current events for students, teachers, and schools! Each article lists the Common Core Standards it meets, and the grade levels it is appropriate for.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Multiage collaboration is just so incredible, and the hallmark of what I do in my own classroom. About 4-5 years ago, Bill brought in a news article about the ban of soda.

Meeting Youth Through Culture And The Classroom

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Guest article by Heather Penn. To be an effective teacher, one must remember their childhood and the circumstances that they dealt with before they enter the classroom. Not all of the children were able to present their projects due to the large number of students in the classroom.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

However, it can take so much time for teachers to find appropriate articles, reading levels, and content related to what is happening in the classroom. Articles relating to standards can be found in a snap. Students can filter by subject and see articles of interest.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. STEM Connect enhances core curriculum and brings STEM to life in classrooms.

Free Webinar: 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Practical do’s and don’ts for inquiry-based learning in the classroom. Simple ways to get started with inquiry-based learning in the classroom. I’ve written about their 150 nonfiction science and history articles and how they support inquiry-based learning.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

When students are screencasting, I can very rapidly catch these types of things that I might otherwise miss in the busy noise of my classroom. 10 Classroom Uses for Screencasting for Formative Assessment. Then they turn in the link to their short screencast on Google Classroom.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Elementary School Classroom

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iPads are ubiquitous in today's classrooms, but it takes some work to find educational uses beyond games. A donation of iPads to my second- and third-grade combination classroom last year had me searching for new and exciting ways to implement them. I set out to find ways to use QR codes in my classroom and discovered the augmented reality (AR) app Aurasma. But how was I going to implement AR technology in my elementary school classroom?

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Edpuzzle solves so many of my flipped classroom problems. But I’ve had several big problems with flipped classroom techniques: Just as some students “tune out” a teacher, some would fast forward or skip parts of the videos. Why Edpuzzle Is an Essential Classroom Tool.

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Update from readingbyexample.com: An article, a post, an opportunity, and a reading celebration

Reading By Example

Check out an article I wrote for EdTech K-12 , on how to use this social media tool for better professional learning: How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning. It was also strengthened by the powerful literacy instruction he has received at Howe Elementary School in Wisconsin Rapids.