5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA. She also published her first ebook Finally Some Answers: 50 Classroom Solutions for the Secondary Ed Teacher in 2016.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

There’s videos out there so that you can see what this actually looks like in a classroom, whether it’s early childhood, middle childhood, if it’s secondary. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education. From there, I moved to the secondary world and bounced from Alabama, to Tennessee, to Virginia and finally settled in Bellevue, Nebraska, where I teach 8th grade English.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree is a teacher-librarian at Cougar Ridge Elementary School near Seattle, WA. Prior to landing her librarian dream job, she was both a secondary and primary classroom teacher. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

So I’ve learned a ton, getting to spend all kinds of time in elementary as well as secondary. I like to think that if I’m a high school teacher, I can’t just focus on the secondary curriculum. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years.

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Powerful Leadership, Vision, and Problem Solving for Districts

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. He holds superintendent, school counseling, secondary principal and secondary supervision certifications.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

What it is: I’ve written about StackUp before here but, over the last three years, the company has grown up enough that it warrants another post!

Education Businesses, Associations Want School Library Funding Increased

Marketplace K-12

A coalition of more than 20 companies and organizations want the Senate to fold a bill about school libraries into the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

The event brings together a mix of participants from different parts of education — teachers, administrators, and publishers in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The document was created primarily with secondary education in mind, but among its supporters are some higher-education groups, including the Institute for Higher Education Policy. He said his company’s product “takes video and turns it into an active learning experience.”. Austin, Tex.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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#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. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

It turns out there are lots of “chat” hashtags — #scichat and #edchat and #elemchat (elementary). He a contributing author of several secondary math textbooks and the president-elect of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME).

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OPINION: College or technical ed? Here’s why students need both

The Hechinger Report

million students participated in secondary-level CTE nationwide in 2016-17, and more than 61,000 of them were in Massachusetts. Curricular and co-curricular activities support good job habits such as arriving on time, dressing properly and fitting in with a company’s culture.

How to Host a Student Media Festival

The CoolCatTeacher

And there we have two divisions, Elementary and Secondary. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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If you can’t see it, you can’t be it: Edtech that connects students to role models

The Christensen Institute

Academic research has reached the same conclusions as this teacher; the 2016 State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce assessment reported that “the elementary and secondary educator workforce is overwhelmingly homogenous (82% white in public schools).”

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How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

There is a group for elementary (K-5) and one for secondary. The company I am recommended will pay me if you choose to sign up for this program. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit


Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. Educated Ventures : “All these investment banks are here, having watched the bubble of edtech investments in the past four years and thinking [that, as a result,] there are lots of companies with $15 to $30 million in revenue.”.

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Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access


How strong is the company’s K-12 track record? degree in early childhood and elementary education at Liberty University; a Masters of Education in school leadership and policy studies at the University of Virginia; and a PhD in educational leadership at Clemson University.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

Aggregated over the past 13 years — the length of a child’s elementary and secondary school career — Congress has failed to appropriate $347 billion towards the education of low income students, primarily Black and Brown. Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards


We’re proud to have both Core5 and PowerUp recognized as robust technology-based products that are personalizing literacy instruction for elementary and secondary students, alike,” said Lexia President Nick Gaehde.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

He also continues to consult for various districts across the country at the elementary, middle, and secondary level training teachers and administrators. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

Businesses say students aren’t mastering basic workplace skills. Are they right?

The Hechinger Report

After agreeing to take on 10 summer interns from the Prepare Rhode Island program last summer, Cathy Desjarlais, a human resources manager at biotech company Amgen’s Rhode Island site, had reservations about the new interns, apprehensive they would display the behavior issues Butler described.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


Private companies and donors would contribute to the fund and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit in return. Here are 3 facts you might not have known about Betsy DeVos: She’s an oldest child and, thus, an avid rule-follower.

AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?


elementary and secondary schools teach the subject, maybe because there are so few curricula available for students. However, the company has loaned the robots to the Boys and Girls Club. When Ayanna met Cozmo the robot, both she and the robot lit up. “it it was like she met a new best friend,” her Boys and Girls Club teacher James Carter said. They just clicked.” And when Cozmo said her name, “she was so excited she didn’t know what to do with herself.”

What the Fidget is going on? Tales from a Traveling Substitute Teacher

EdNews Daily

What’s all the hype nowadays in elementary and secondary school classrooms? Having taught 17+ years as an elementary school teacher, my perspective regarding the use/overuse of accommodations shifts back and forth. Maybe the companies have marketed them irresponsibly?

Obama Proposes Bill to Protect Student Data, but Not in Higher Education

Wired Campus

The White House announced on Monday that it would be taking up the cause of student privacy, pushing legislation that would “prevent companies from selling student data to third parties for purposes unrelated to the educational mission,” according to a news release. However, the bill, called the Student Digital Privacy Act, would focus on students in elementary and secondary schools, not college students, according to Obama-administration officials.

Digital Design Principles for English Language Learners

Fractus Learning

Almost 5 million students were enrolled as English learners in US public elementary and secondary school during the 2013/14 school year—that’s almost 10% of the total student population.

#ThankATeacher: Appreciation Stories from the EducationSuperHighway Team

Education Superhighway

I used to think that she made me stay after school with her every day because she needed someone to keep her company. Mrs. Charles was the first and only African-American teacher I would have throughout my primary and secondary schooling.

McGraw-Hill Education launches free project-based literacy instruction

eSchool News

SRA FLEX Literacy Projects Jumpstart promotes critical skills for at-risk elementary, middle and high school students, extends benefits of project-based learning to more U.S. FLEX Literacy Projects resources for either Elementary (3-5) or Secondary (6 and above) classrooms.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

eSchool News

Skyward has launched Qmlativ Education Management System, the next evolution of the company’s SIS and ERP technology. NAPCO’s adaptive motion detection equipment automatically selects the appropriate mode in order to optimize intruder catch and reduce false alarms, according to the company.

Fighting Teacher Stress

The Hechinger Report

In Boston, an all-day training in a high school gym attracted about 100 educators for instruction in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, part of a 200-hour training offered on weekends by a company called Breathe For Change. Taylor Elementary School.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts


Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the. Kenneth Klau, Director of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The idea that MAPLE exists to help LearnLaunch-affiliated companies sell products to schools “couldn’t be further from the truth,” says Klau. Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It outlines innovative and interdisciplinary projects using social interaction media; offers creative strategies for producing media with elementary students and developing global education projects integrating media and health skills.