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Unconventional Project Based Learning that Engages Learners @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Project Based Learning (PBL) works if you know how to bring it into your classroom. Today, Noa Daniels shares how. Listen to the Show 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 adapt it for your use or print it. If you don’t have Google Docs,…

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Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday @coolcatteacher – Education Article

So many kids struggle, especially in summer school. Popular author, Dr. Barbara Blackburn, gives us some tips to start summer school or any school year in a way to help struggling learners set goals. This must-listen episode will give you ideas for having a great summer as well. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.…

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Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday @coolcatteacher – Education Article

So many kids struggle, especially in summer school. Popular author, Dr. Barbara Blackburn, gives us some tips to start summer school or any school year in a way to help struggling learners set goals. This must-listen episode will give you ideas for having a great summer as well. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.…

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How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Tom Loud dropped out of high school because he didn’t connect with his teachers. Somehow, he connected with books though and became a high school and college graduate. Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. Today we’ll talk about unleashing the potential in every child. And yes, you’ll hear birds chirping, but that is ok! Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention…

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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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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. This is a blog post / podcast simulpost. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Enjoy! 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…

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10 Tips for Awesome Digital Citizenship @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Tech Coach Penny Rayhill shares ten tips for awesome digital citizenship. If you’re looking for some sites to explore – here they are! 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 classes and more.…

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16 Fast, Fun Things to End on An Up Note – 🎶 – Education Article

We’re working towards the end of the school year, teachers! You’re going to make it! In this newsletter, I’ve got 16 fun, quick ideas to make the end of the school year more exciting. Oh, and interestingly, Kahoot bought Dragonbox. My best stuff typically goes in my weekly newsletter. I’m sharing last week’s newsletter content because I thought it might be helpful for some of you (and you could see why you should subscribe.) Just scroll down to the bottom or…

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Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets from a Pro Teacher – Education Article

Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey. She even shares the mistakes she has made and how she tries to help teachers not make those same mistakes. This is a refreshing way to start 2019 with perspective on the struggles all of us teachers face. Listen to the Show Stacey Corrigan Stacey is a picture book author…

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Telling our Student’s Stories – Education Article

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students have stories to tell. As educators, we can impact our profession by sharing the stories of student successes (and perhaps struggles.) In today’s episode, Jamie Ewing talks about his new YouTube channel and why he finds sharing student stories to be a powerful way to help the profession of teaching. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses…

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How We Disenfranchise Students of Color with Josh Parker – Education Article

Josh Parker’s mission in education and life is to “help people and solve problems.” Throughout his career, he has achieved both goals. He has served students and teachers within the Baltimore/Washington D.C. corridor as an ELA Instructional Coach, Language Arts Department Chair, Secondary Language Arts teacher, professor and compliance specialist. He now serves teachers, administrators and educational leaders throughout the country as the Director of Engagement and Programs at Unbound Ed. Mr. Parker, a Teaching Channel Laureate and Education Week…

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Question Formulation Techniques with Chris Fancher – Education Article

Chris Fancher is a Middle Years Program (MYP) design teacher at a public International Baccalaureate (IB) charter school in Round Rock, TX. He has taught every course, from pre-algebra to calculus, in more than 20 years of public education. As a military spouse, he found himself teaching mathematics in four states and two countries, as well as teaching college algebra and college statistics for the University of Maryland University College. Chris honed his project-based learning (PBL) skills at the nationally…

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Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Hi! I’m Sam Fecich a professor, educator, and huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes (PSL)! Seriously, guys, I am the type of person who is counting down the days in August until PSLs are back on the menu. Most days of the week you can find me in my office at Grove City College working with students or teaching preservice teachers about educational technology or special education. During my courses, preservice teachers learn how to hone their digital presence, unite…

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Breaking Lock Step Test Prep @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Jerry Blumengarten has been working with schools for years. But when his local schools in Florida where he has retired have turned away his free offer of help because they have no time, Jerry fights back by talking about how we need to break this “Lockstep Test Prep” mentality. This episode will make you think. Listen to Jerry Blumengarten Jerry Blumengarten Bio as Submitted I am a constant learner, educator, writer and speaker. My PLN provides great links for Cybrary…

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Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Virtual reality (VR) in the classroom isn’t just a headset you grab and start using. As many educators start using virtual reality, they are discovering the issues relating to classroom management, safety, and good health that should impact how we use these devices. #ARVRinEDU chat founder, Jaime Donally talks with me (Vicki Davis) about Virtual Reality Protocols for the classroom. Some of the tips and advice included in this series on virtual reality. Listen to the Virtual Reality Protocol Series…

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