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The Golden Bell of Justice

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 11/04/2019

Using Pop Culture to Teach Writing Skills show art Using Pop Culture to Teach Writing Skills

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Nancy Barile has an incredible story of how she uses the show The Walking Dead to engage learners in writing skills and more. Her administration has let her recraft the curriculum around this show with pretty astounding results.   Sponsor: Advancement Courses is sponsoring DonorsChoose projects from August 18 – September 24. Submit your project to  for the chance to be funded. Remember that you can receive 20% off their online professional development courses with the code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary...

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How to Help Struggling Readers in Grades 6-12 show art How to Help Struggling Readers in Grades 6-12

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Students are coming back to school and many of them are struggling with reading. While this has always been a challenge, this year it may be even more so. In this episode, literacy expert Pam Allyn gives advice to teachers in specifically in grades 6-12 when they have students struggling to read.   Sponsor: Today’s sponsor, Literal is an app to help students in grades 6-12 engage with reading. The books literally are broken into text message-sized chunks making reading easier, plus Literal has classroom management features for teachers. Go to  and use the promo code “coolcat”...

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How to Use Google's Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum show art How to Use Google's Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

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is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere. Today's guest Coach Victor Hicks talks about how he's used the curriculum for grades kindergarten and up.  Sponsor: Today's podcast includes sponsored content from Google and their . All opinions are my own. The "" that Victor recommends as a starting point is an excellent resource and beginning lesson plan for teachers.   Coach Victor Hicks - Bio As Submitted "Coach" Victor Hicks is the founder of Coding with Culture; a computer science instructional company that combines...

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How to Use Gamification for Attention-Getting and Fun Learning show art How to Use Gamification for Attention-Getting and Fun Learning

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Paolo Tolomeo gets kids excited about learning math and language arts by sailing the 7 seas. Learn how it does it, how he keeps on track with lessons, and how to avoid common mistakes when adding gamification to your classroom.   Sponsor: Advancement Courses is sponsoring DonorsChoose projects from August 18 - September 24. Submit your project to  for the chance to be funded. Remember that you can receive 20% off their online professional development courses with the code COOL20. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or...

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365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child show art 365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child

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Karen Janowski and her coauthors have written a book Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year. Today she talks about a mindset of including students who learn differently and better reaching the children you have in the classroom. She also shares some practical examples and edtech tools in the process and how you can work to innovate every day of the year in a way that is not overwhelming. Show Notes: Sponsor: Advancement Courses is sponsoring DonorChoose projects from August 18 - September 24. Submit your project to for the chance to be funded. Remember that you...

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6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills show art 6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

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With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills. Right now, many of us are looking for high-quality, easy-to-use materials that can reach students both at home and in the face-to-face classroom. Today’s show features six ideas for courses with this in mind and is sponsored by . We talked to educator Alyssa Lyons about how to bring real-world skills to your classroom with some powerful curriculum. sponsored this episode which contains...

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How I Use Evernote show art How I Use Evernote

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Evernote has been my go-to tool for over 10 years. In this productivity episode, I talk through how I'm using Evernote, how I organize my files (across all platforms), and some information on the new tasks feature in Evernote. I'll share the screenshots from Evernote into the show notes for this episode. For me, Evernote is more about organization and not collaboration. This is a peek into how I have kept my files organized for over ten years with ten ways I use Evernote now. The show notes include screenshots and lots of links:    

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8 Ways to Engage Every Learner show art 8 Ways to Engage Every Learner

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You can engage every learner as you head back to school. I share eight ways to engage every learner as we head back to school in this special extended bonus episode. This was first shared at Pear Fair. Check out the show notes to see the extended video: Sponsor: Thank you for today’s show and letting us release the full presentation from their recent Pear Fair. The whole day is archived at with lots of presentations including some on how to use the formative assessment tools built into Peardeck. So, check out and get engaged with your students today!   Disclosure of Material...

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Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math show art Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

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When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Is their brain in a ready state? In today's show, Liesl McConchie shares how to help students get their brains ready to learn from the moment they walk into the classroom.   In this show, I also share some updates at the end of the show about what's next for this podcast. We're starting season 10 of the 10-minute teacher that I'm dedicating to my precious Mom. Learn more about what is going on with the show after you listen to Liesl McConchie talk about how the brain learns math. Liesl McConchie - Bio as Submitted Liesl...

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How to Have Deeper Learning and Better Schools show art How to Have Deeper Learning and Better Schools

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Deeper Learning can happen as we work to connect with students and transform them into critical thinkers as well as knowledgeable about our content areas. Professor Jal Mehta from the Harvard University School of Education has co-written an award-winning book "" and reflects on how deeper learning can happen at the secondary level. Sponsor: Pear Deck. Pear Fair is back with another hit virtual event designed to energize and equip you with the resources you need to make this year a success! Pear Fair  is happening Wednesday, July 28th and I’ll be presenting 8 Ways to Engage Every Learner...

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Recently, I came across a story that my mother had adapted when she was a teacher to use to teach students about caring for others who had done things for them. During this time of Thanksgiving and approaching Christmas, it is easy for many of us (kids included) to become self-absorbed and to forget those who have done so much. So, feel free to use today's story as you want but also to use it as a personal challenge to make a list of those this season who deserve your extra attention and notice.

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Your Challenge: Plan Ahead of Gratitude

Your challenge today is to find someone who needs and deserves attention, respect, and care this season and to give it to them. I also encourage you to help your students have empathy, love, and gratitude towards others who pour into their lives. If you want to use this story or play it, feel free but it is certainly one you can adapt.

You can tell stories to students to teach points and ideas. In fact, I would argue that stories are one of the best, most timeless ways to teach. I love to find good stories and tell them to my students to make them think or teach a point.