How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Listen to Starr Sackstein share how to assess with respect. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. Subscribe to the Show. However, this is at no additional cost to you.

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How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free.

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How to Host a Student Media Festival

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Lawrence, a current organizer of the longest running student media festival in the country, shares how to set up and run your own media festival. With a big hat tip to our mutual friend Hall Davidson who started this event, we learn the ins and outs of student media festival and how you can “steal” their ideas and run your own! Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22. It’s up to them.

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Save Time with The 5 Minute Lesson Plan with Ross McGill

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about resources and methods you can use to save time! Teachers can spend hours typing up and writing a lesson plan that takes just 30 or 45 minutes to share! To register for this event, and to find out more about the speakers, go to engage.kognity.com/register.

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How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this heartwarming episode, Christie shares one of the stories of how she knows she is making a difference. As we continue to celebrate #LoveTeaching week, remember to share your story of why you love to teach.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Karen Voglesang @NBCTchr teaches children to use thinking routines in her classroom. Learn some thinking routines and how to apply these valuable techniques in your classroom. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom. So thanks to NNSTOY for having me to present but also letting me talk to so many amazing teachers. We all need to listen to Karen here.

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

Darrian Tanner on Episode 471 of the 10-Minute Teacher I talked to my son, and he says that when a teacher has excellent classroom management, it means he can learn, and when they don’t, it means chaos and stress for everybody. Today Darrian Tanner, the Florida State High Impact Teacher award winner for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 talks about how to help teachers improve their classroom management skills. This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA.

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Three components to help teach vocabulary. How modeling vocabulary acquisition is important. Today in the show, I recommend taking this quiz to see if Angela Watson’s 40-hour workweek club is right for you. Want to hear another episode on helping students learn?

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How to Help Your Students Learn Healthy Communication Skills

Waterford

No matter what the future holds for today’s students, one life skill that’s essential for success in any chosen field—and in life—is the ability to communicate clearly, and to exchange ideas in person, online, or in writing. Encourage Hesitant Students to Speak Up and Communicate.

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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Discussing current theories supporting effective math teaching, Kyle helps us understand how to improve math understanding with kids who struggle. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Make Math Visual. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e304. Why do we want to make math visual? Making math visual is something that’s near and dear to my heart.

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

How to raise rural enrollment in higher education? Go local

The Hechinger Report

She said that the counselor from a college-enrollment effort was “a game changer” in helping her plan, apply, pay for — and navigate — her journey to campus. forcing a choice: Go to school exhausted or skip classes and learn the material on her own. That seems to be happening.

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8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive. We have to do better. We have to help and encourage each other. The Research About Keeping Teachers First, let’s dive into some research about how to help teachers thrive (and not quit teaching.)

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How to Use the Dual Capacity-Building Framework to Strengthen Family Empowerment

Waterford

But while these benefits are so clear and crucial, educators often face significant challenges to improving family-teacher communication in schools—for reasons both recognized and unknown. To combat these challenges, the concepts of the dual capacity-building framework often prove helpful.

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How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

Waterford

If you can adapt your instruction to reflect your students’ needs and learning preferences, you can make class time more effective and help students become more engaged. While the subject material itself remains consistent, the way you teach it to students may vary depending on their needs.[7].

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Instead of looking at this reality as a detriment, teachers can look at it as a chance to implement some creative teaching techniques. How can you use these platforms in your classroom, and how can you do so safely? Here’s a snapshot of how Snapchat works. Link snaps together to create a story.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research. Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Enter the contest to win a copy of the book. Just go to the show on iTunes and leave a review and your Twitter handle.

Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Learn How to Prepare the Brain to Teach Math with Liesl McConchie.

How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! Members can choose to pay monthly or quarterly if they’d like, but these are installment payments. It’s not a month-to-month thing where people can drop in or out, and it’s not a bill they’re stuck with for the rest of their life.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It). Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e294.

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How to Create Your First Google Classroom

EdTechTeam

Fortunately, Google for EDU listened intently to teacher needs and designed Google Classroom to do just that. It’s what I like to describe as the anti-LMS (learning management system) because it’s both simple and effective. Students have a single source of information for assignments, parents can see missing assignments and student progress, and educators are more easily able to manage digital assignments and communication.

More schools are adding pre-K classrooms. But do principals know how to support them?

The Hechinger Report

In San Antonio, Texas, elementary school principals get hands-on coaching and advice from early childhood experts during visits to pre-K classrooms. In Alabama, principals can attend a unique leadership academy to learn about how to support teachers working with young children.

How To Know If A Career In Education Is Right for You

EdNews Daily

It’s one thing to like the idea of helping students succeed or working behind the scenes in a K-12 or higher education setting, but it’s another thing to commit to a long-term career. . You Want to Lead. You’re Open to Grad School. By Brian Soika.

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

At these times teachers, schools, and districts may decide to give students homework packets with various activities. Parents need to figure out childcare. In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students?

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. However, I want to share and talk more about this. They know how to do distance learning.

How to make your year more awesome

iLearn Technology

This week at Anastasis, we watched Kid President’s rules for being more awesome in this new year: “What if all made it our resolution to make this year awesome for somebody else?” I’m taking this resolution to heart and want to help make your year awesome! In February, we want to energize you to make the rest of 2016 more awesome with the 5Sigma Education Conference. We can’t wait to meet you all in person!

OPINION: How to shatter the education system’s glass ceiling

The Hechinger Report

When we committed to developing a prepared, diverse cadre of leader-candidates dedicated to student-centered visions of change, we saw an encouraging number of candidates of color earn top jobs. Then we looked at how many women had ascended to chief positions and the result was a punch in the gut. And while it’s inarguable that some of the factors that hold women back are deeply embedded in our society, others are in the power of leaders to change immediately.

How to Pick the Right Instructional Model for Your Classroom

Education Elements

Selecting the right instructional model to personalize learning is a bit like cooking dinner for my family. To better understand this analogy, it is important to be familiar with the three base models that teachers have in their proverbial pantry: station rotation, playlists, and flipped lessons. It’s an art, not a science.

Science for all: How to reach English learners

eSchool News

Many supports are available for ELs (bilingual programs, SIOP, SEI), but the elementary science materials available are disproportionately directed toward grade-level readers. In our work in local districts with high EL populations, we regularly see upper elementary students using K-1 science texts. Fifth graders should be learning more abstract and complex concepts like how a star’s apparent brightness is related to its distance from Earth.

6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level

eSchool News

Yet, at the elementary school level, many teachers haven’t had any specialized education or training in science, leaving them at a loss for PD in STEM. At the secondary level, studies show that about 33 percent of middle school math and science teachers and 30 percent of high school chemistry and physics teachers didn’t major in these fields and haven’t earned a certificate to teach them. Featured on eSchool News How-to Professional Development STEM

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Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. How do kids know what to do? How can you find out what they’re learning? How do you make time for that with all the other tasks crammed into the school day? And how do you keep the Makerspace from turning into a chaotic mess? In the mood to browse?

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

In addition to easily adding video to your email, you can add images, button-type navigation, build and send forms right in BombBomb, and even create automations. I invited the kids/families to send me content that would show up in future videos ( Mindstamp helped with this as well!).

GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

What it is: GeoGuessr is a fun map-based game where students get virtually “dropped” somewhere in the world, and must explore the landscape around them through Google Street View to determine where in the world they are. When they’ve determined where in the world they are, they click on the world map to make a guess. Students will be shown the actual location they are, as well as how far off they were from the correct location.

How to humanize your classroom so kids are known, valued, respected, & safe

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: I’m talking to Dave Stuart Jr. If you’re new to his work, Dave is a classroom teacher in Michigan, as well as a published author and exceptional keynote speaker. Who you are as a person influences how you show up in the classroom.