How to Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

Education Elements

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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. 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. 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. Resources to Learn More.

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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.

College Admissions Tips and How To’s for Parents and Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. College Admissions Tips and How To’s for Parents and Teachers. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e239. But is that the right place to start when we’re talking about college admissions with our kids?

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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. Fast forward to me as a K-5 teacher. Here’s how: Students become leaders.

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.

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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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. 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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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.

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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.

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. This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA.

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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 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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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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.

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.

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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. I don’t want to make the decision for them; I want them to mentally compare and contrast.

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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. There is no better time to recognize and make accommodating adjustments in both ecosystems.

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. How can I ensure my digital learning ecosystem will support my students?

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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? How can you use these platforms in your classroom, and how can you do so safely?

Flipping learning by design: How to use cognitive science research to design flipped classrooms that help people learn best

Turn to Your Neighbor

The Fall 2016 edition of Leadership: Journal of Post-secondary Leaders just published a new article called Flipping by Design. The article goes on to lay out how to most effectively design classrooms for learning using the game-changing learning strategy, retrieval practice.

How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum

Waterford

If you know how to get the most out of them, art activities can have as much positive effect on a student’s school success as “essential” subjects like writing or math. This guide will walk you through what you need to know about the importance and benefits of art in education.

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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.

A Resource to Support RTI in Secondary Schools

MiddleWeb

Bender explains how to effectively use RTI in conjunction with differentiated instruction and technology strategies in all subject areas. William N.

How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet. To say parenting and childhood have changed over the past thirty years is an understatement. Robyn D.

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. To sign into Classroom, go to classroom.google.com.

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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It).

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