Thought Leader Thursday

8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Working at home changes us. It has undoubtedly changed me as has the time away from the physical presence of my students and colleagues. Despite that some teachers and administrators say they are working less – I’m working much more. So, my method of working has had to change, as well. Here are the 8 Productivity Tools and Tips I’ve started using while working from home.     Listen to Vicki Talk about the Top 8 Tools for Working from…

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50, Fit and Fantastic! How I Turned 50, Lost 50, and Ran a Half Marathon – Education Article

| Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email This past year, I turned 50, lost 50 pounds, and ran a half marathon. So much has happened recently. Challenges, ups and downs, and joys. We all have them and so do I. However, the discipline to lose the weight and to run 19.3 miles in 2 days has prepared me for this time in which we live. So, let’s go on a journey of inspiration and conversation about what…

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4 Security Issues for Schools During Covid19 Distance Education – Education Article

Schools spend time, resources, and focus on security. Now, that security is moving online. What was once relegated to the IT department is now everybody’s business. In today’s show, I share four security issues that are on my mind. First, video conferencing security. Second, encouraging parents to conduct a security audit in the content management or learning management system you are using. Third, I talk about increasing awareness of social media manipulation by countries. Finally, I share what I think…

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The Surprising 1-Day Motivational Intervention that Improves Student Achievement @coolcatteacher – Education Article

A surprising intervention was shown to improve grades. The intervention took one day and was a very minimal activity by most considerations. Dr. Lauren Eskreis-Winkler digs into the research and shares what they learned. Learn More About the Research 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…

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Behind the Magic of Disney Education @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Education needs to be relevant and exciting to students. The Disney Youth Education program hosted me at the end of this past summer to experience three of their programs first-hand. In today’s podcast, I interview the director of the program Aaron Joyner to talk about the philosophy behind Disney’s education magic. I also share some of my first-hand experiences and observations from the trip. Listen to Aaron Joyner talk about the magic behind Disney Education   Disclosure I was hosted…

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3 Ways to Thank Administrators @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Thankfulness is modeled and shown by how we appreciate those around us. In today’s show, Dr. Frank Buck gives some creative ways to thank administrators. If you’re planning ahead for the holidays, you’ll have time to work on these ideas at your school. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites youth, ages 4-15, to submit their original hand-drawn artworks that answer the question, “If you could design a car to make the world a better place, what would it…

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Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Filled with dread, some math teachers have a problem. As they give problems to students to work their students become problems. Behavior problems. Boredom problems. Sometimes the problem is that students aren’t excited by the problems. However, math can be exciting. The “Open Middle” math problem format is NOT talking about middle school math, although it applies to middle, high school, elementary, and even college math just the same. Robert Kaplinsky, a math teacher and author on the “open middle…

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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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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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Rocking TpT This Summer | Cool Cat Teacher Blog – Education Article

Want to start working with Teachers Pay Teachers this summer? Pam Olivieri from Rockin’ Resources tells us how to get started. Listen to Pam Olivieri talk about Tpt Pam Olivieri – Bio As Submitted Pam Olivieri is dedicated to creating a standards-based curriculum that follows her vision to MOTIVATE, EDUCATE, DIFFERENTIATE. With her 26 years of classroom experience, a Master’s Degree, and a National Board Certification, she is trusted by thousands of teachers for advice on language arts instruction. Pam…

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Rocking TpT This Summer | Cool Cat Teacher Blog – Education Article

Want to start working with Teachers Pay Teachers this summer? Pam Olivieri from Rockin’ Resources tells us how to get started. Listen to Pam Olivieri talk about Tpt Pam Olivieri – Bio As Submitted Pam Olivieri is dedicated to creating a standards-based curriculum that follows her vision to MOTIVATE, EDUCATE, DIFFERENTIATE. With her 26 years of classroom experience, a Master’s Degree, and a National Board Certification, she is trusted by thousands of teachers for advice on language arts instruction. Pam…

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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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