5 Idea Friday

5 Ways to Improve Relevance in Our Classrooms Now @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Part of being remarkable is that students believe your class and content applies to their life. On the 10 Minute Teacher, we want to help you be a more remarkable educator, so today, Denis Sheeran, author of  Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons, shares five ways we can become more relevant in our classrooms today. Students need to feel like what they do relates to their daily lives. Here’s how to relate! Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art…

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5 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) at Teaching @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Chad Klein is a 22-year educator. He shares his advice for teachers to take care of themselves and love teaching in this quick motivational talk. Listen to Chad Klein give advice on surviving and thriving as a teacher Subscribe to the Show   Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they do or don’t, to get the most out of listening you can use this Podcast PD Template Hyperdoc. Just make a copy and…

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5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Students need breaks too. That is why brain breaks are becoming so popular. Teacher Rob Donatelli @DTown_MrD talks about the brain breaks phenomenon. Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Take a brain break today! Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web…

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer – Education Article

Linda Kardamis talks about how we can make the most of our summer. Get ready to rock summertime with these five ideas. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education…

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How I Overcame Adversity | Cool Cat Teacher Blog – Education Article

Many people are destroyed by bullying, teasing, and the challenges of youth. Over the years, I’ve often contemplated why my story was so different. Why did I overcome? Why wasn’t I broken beyond repair? Today, we celebrate 500 episodes. And I’ve been asked these questions many times when I share a peek of the story to friends and acquaintances. So, in a spirit of authenticity, I share the story as it happened. How I Overcame Adversity: A Personal Story Never…

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How I Overcame Adversity | Cool Cat Teacher Blog – Education Article

Many people are destroyed by bullying, teasing, and the challenges of youth. Over the years, I’ve often contemplated why my story was so different. Why did I overcome? Why wasn’t I broken beyond repair? Today, we celebrate 500 episodes. And I’ve been asked these questions many times when I share a peek of the story to friends and acquaintances. So, in a spirit of authenticity, I share the story as it happened. How I Overcame Adversity: A Personal Story Never…

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5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading – Education Article

| Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country. They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both…

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5 Questions We Ask While Using Rubrics @coolcatteacher – Education Article

| Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email Rubrics can be helpful. But when are they not helpful? What mistakes do we make when using rubrics? English teacher, Dr. Scott N. Forrest shares the five questions they ask at his school when working with rubrics. Listen to the Show Dr. Scott N. Forrest Scott N. Forrest has been an educator for 26 years and earned his Doctorate in Teacher Leadership. He teaches English at Mountain House High School…

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5 Questions We Ask While Using Rubrics @coolcatteacher – Education Article

| Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email Rubrics can be helpful. But when are they not helpful? What mistakes do we make when using rubrics? English teacher, Dr. Scott N. Forrest shares the five questions they ask at his school when working with rubrics. Listen to the Show Dr. Scott N. Forrest Scott N. Forrest has been an educator for 26 years and earned his Doctorate in Teacher Leadership. He teaches English at Mountain House High School…

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