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 Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

Education Elements

The way these engineers code today is different than how they coded ten years ago and will be different ten years from now. The ability to learn and grow in an ever-changing world is what defines the very best candidates. Last year, a group of educators sat down with engineers from a well-known technology company. The first question the educators asked was what the engineers look for in potential candidates. Adaptability was their immediate response.

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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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Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Different books appeal to different readers. Unfortunately, most secondary curriculum relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to reading. Instead of creating readers, this approach can alienate students who struggle to access books at a particular reading level or do not care for the genre of the books on their class reading list. Each section prompts students to examine the characters, themes, and language of their texts.

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. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. *.

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Post-Secondary Options That Will Let You Work From Home

EdNews Daily

With perks including no commute, working in comfy clothes all day, and, often, flexible hours, why are more people not choosing to work from home? . Some employers require showing up to the office for periodic meetings, but many companies hold meetings over Skype or similar channels.

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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How Parents Can Help Kids with Math: 5 Tips that Work

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Jon Orr helps parents through five things they can do to help their child become more successful at math. These can be applied from very young children to older students. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! 5 Idea Friday All Grades How to Guides.

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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.

How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

eSchool News

Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of digital tools and programs to enrich their lessons. With the advent of more device-agnostic digital classrooms, many tech-savvy teachers and schools are taking a step back and reevaluating how best to use technology to support their goals. How can I ensure my digital learning ecosystem will support my students?

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How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

I remember report card days as a child, me sitting outside on a brick wall, scared to death as my mother met with the teacher and received the (always bad) news about how I wasn’t doing. It never motivated me to try harder, didn’t make me like school better, and angered me at everyone involved. Fast forward to me as a K-5 teacher. I love report card days now because this is when I get to meet parents. Here’s how: Students become leaders.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

The Value of Professional Certifications for Secondary Education Students

EdTech Magazine

There’s a plethora of options for K–12 teachers to earn certifications that can help them hone their craft, give them a professional edge and positively impact their students’ learning. Take educational technology certifications , for example, which many educators attain not only to keep up with the latest digital tools and learn how to integrate them in the classroom, but also to connect with others for ideas and support in tech-driven teaching strategies.

How to Center Equity in Undergraduate Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic caused postsecondary institutions to abruptly transition many of their spring 2020 courses to digital learning. While we know the seemingly overnight shift from in-person to remote classes was unplanned and unprecedented, it was also unequal.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Connie Hamilton on Episode 495 To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques. Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you. Listen to Connie Hamilton’s 5 Ways to Add Inquiry-Based Learning to Your Classroom Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll also give you a code to receive a free trial of Urkund. Use the code COOLCAT to get a free trial of this product. As we work to encourage creativity and know that it is an essential skill for the modern workforce and student, we also know that there are forces at work who have infiltrated the academic system. Unfortunately, schools and universities find plagiarism prevention systems to be an essential tool to encourage the honesty we all expect from our students.

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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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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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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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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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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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MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together. In this show, 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares how she has facilitated Mastermind groups successfully. She talks about the pitfalls and challenges of creating spaces to innovate and why mastermind groups aren’t for every teacher. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

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5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Todd Finley some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload.

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Self Care Tips and Advice to Be Your Best

The CoolCatTeacher

Teaching is not for the faint of heart or weak of the back but we must rest and stay strong to be our best. But how? Listen to Mandy Froehlich talk about self-care Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program.

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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 to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

To students, knowing how to ‘compare and contrast’ sounds academic, not real world, but we teachers know most of life is choosing between options. Here’s a partial list: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. I don’t want to make the decision for them; I want them to mentally compare and contrast.

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How to Introduce Historical Thinking Skills to Your Students, and Why You Should

Waterford

It’s all too easy to fall into that trap, especially for children. Essentially it includes the reading, analysis, and writing necessary to tell historical stories—not just what we know about the past, but how we know about it.[1]. What Does It Mean to Think Historically?”

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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].

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

The fascination over the differences between extroverts and introverts, how they communicate, and what they need, is by far, one of the most compelling topics over the past decade. Although we talk about the phenomena quite often in our personal lives, we have yet to see tangible changes in the workforce and within schools. There is no better time to recognize and make accommodating adjustments in both ecosystems. Transforming The Classroom to Support Innovative Introverts.

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.

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.