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Meet The Inspiring Elementary Spanish Teacher #GiveGreatness

The CoolCatTeacher

Meet Evelyn Hamlin From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Evelyn Hamlin is a teacher who teaches her whole elementary curriculum in Spanish. Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Foreign or Second Language Teachers Teachers

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. From routine to celebrations, we talk about how to start the day well in special education classrooms. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms.

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.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. ESL / ELL Tutors (elementary through high school, all three counties). Coordinate scheduling for the meetings with students over email.

Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. Using Book Creator in the Elementary Classroom – T his is a FREE Resource great for K-4 educators looking for ways to use Book Creator in their classroom.

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Deb Ramm helps us learn the techniques to help powerful improvement happen in classrooms. IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom. Now, Deb, you work with implementing lighthouse classrooms, but you’ve also recently moved into instructional technology.

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

Prepare to have your mind shift about how we sit in classrooms today! Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Steating in the Classroom with Bill Selak. VICKI: Happy Wonderful Classroom Wednesday. Read more on the Hillbrook Blog: Flexible Classrooms.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Overview of Vickie Morgado’s Global Collaboration in Her 3rd Grade Classroom. We have connected with different classrooms. We finally got a chance to meet in person and present together at ISTE this year. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom.

Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From student-led social media to students calling parents with score reports and student-led conferencing, these three ideas can help empower students in your classroom. A big thing that I have in my classroom is, “Everyone’s a teacher. You’re an elementary teacher right?

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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Santha Walters uses drones in her English classroom to teach writing, collaboration and more. Learn how she does it, what standards she teaches, and technical issues of working with drones in the classroom. Drones in the English Classroom. You can use technology in any classroom.

Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Fantastic ideas to bring the inquiry mindset into the classroom including curiosity jars, provocations and more. Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today. Today we’re talking about five ideas to bring inquiry mindset into the classroom.

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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? Tisha: I would say that the secret to building effective relationships is to start before you even meet them.

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7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Responding to the proliferation of conversations about social emotional learning, I’d like to offer a few simple steps to help schools put SEL into their classrooms. Let’s break this down and look at some ideas for integrating SEL in the classroom.

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? I used to be a tenured general education elementary classroom teacher. The company put together a terrific event, and the families were wonderful.

Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. It is a perfect inquiry-based tool you can use in your classroom and with your students.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom.

New Research-Based Games Available for Elementary School Students


The elementary school games complement Legends of Learning’s existing middle school suite of more than 800 games and simulations. has been developing games for Legends of Learning since the company was in its research phase.

Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday

The CoolCatTeacher

It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom. We need to get to know them so that we can meet those needs. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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. Then I actually have Google Classroom, which is where I put it so it’s a little bit easier for them to access. It’s been a fantastic tool to use in the classroom.

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Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s a global collaboration project, where teachers can sign up and be part of a 5-week project, meet with one another via Skype, and investigate the whole idea of literacy/illiteracy and how that is different around the world. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

7 Ways to Creatively Ask Questions in the Classroom Using iPads!


Eyes meet mine once they''ve recorded their response. The Answer Pad is the company that launched the app, TapIt Free. Paperless Classroom and Assessments : The program is simple to use but robust in features.

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Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

MIND Research Institute

In elementary school, Matthew Peterson struggled mightily with math. In a traditional classroom setting, “If you couldn’t follow the instructions from the teacher, you were lost. Lisa Solomon, a principal at Madison Elementary School in Santa Ana, Calif.,

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

I had a special education classroom, and I was the Gen Ed teacher. So once we had our feet wet a little bit, and we got a taste of how that was curbing some of the behaviors in our classroom, we just started branching out and giving them more tastes of the G-suite apps.

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Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

The CoolCatTeacher

Her expertise is really helping us understand the unique learners in our classrooms. Certain ideas are needing to be presented to the classroom. We’ll do planks in our classroom. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. We’re going to talk about Virtual Valentines and lots of other ways that you can connect and collaborate with other classrooms. We connect our classroom with the world.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class


Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) Both my co-founder and I come from small towns, where we were surrounded by brilliant people who don’t have the opportunities that we enjoyed,” Austin Allred, the company’s co-founder and CEO, tells EdSurge.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. And I’ve been in the classroom now for ten years.

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4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

To find out why read or go to to get started setting up your school or classroom now! So if you told me I had to get one thing for a classroom, I would say Osmo. It can work in anything from classroom speakers all the way up to P.A.

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Science Education Leaders Smithsonian and Carolina Biological Launch New Engineering Program for Elementary


New Smithsonian Science for the Classroom™ Engineering modules enable teachers to plan and confidently teach grades 1 to 5 engineering lessons and hands on labs BURLINGTON, NC, Feb. Smithsonian Science for the Classroom Engineering modules comes in five grade-based modules.

Amazon Donates $10k in Resources to Elementary Schools

K-12 Schools - Education News

Last year, the Grant Elementary and Woodmore Elementary schools asked its teachers to generate a wish list with the online retailer site for a chance to win the items selected. Grant Elementary School won after being drawn from a hat. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons).

Easy Paperless Contact Logs

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we’re talking to an assistant principal at an elementary school just outside Houston, Texas, Meredith Akers @meredithakers. We have about 1100 kids at our elementary school. Face to face meetings versus phone calls.

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Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials


Almost 20 expert science publishers, including leading school science supplier Carolina Biological Supply Company working together with expert curriculum developers from the Smithsonian Science Education Center, welcomed the challenge. We were careful to meet every facet of CA NGSS.”