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How Should We Evaluate Leaders?

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 01/24/2019

How to Help Bilingual Students show art How to Help Bilingual Students

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Dania Santana, author of the bilingual children's book, Sebastian's Game Day Surprise, and multicultural parenting expert, shares how we can reach bilingual students. She discusses the current thought on best supporting bilingual students. www.coolcatteacher.com/e559   Challenge Have a conversation with one of your bilingual students and reflect on their situation based on what you've learned in today's episode. I also share some responses to a recent question about engagement with ideas from teachers. What is the most engaging thing you've done in your classroom this week? Got pics?...

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4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement show art 4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement

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Engaging students can be a challenge. A student from Jeromie Heath's class shares her perspective on learning and why she wanted to learn for Jeromie in this episode. Today, join in the conversations about learning and engagement and all your own thoughts on social media. www.coolcatteacher.com/e578 Jeromie Heath - Bio As Submitted Jeromie Heath's students experience a revitalization in the love of learning. Jeromie's passionate mission to engage every student is the key to more equitable learning higher quality education, helping to close opportunity gaps, higher student growth/performance,...

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3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher) show art 3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

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Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments. He saw a problem and programmed a solution, first by creating an add-on for just within his district. Many people don't know that this is possible or that add on's can be just within a district. We also discuss a "make your own extension" resource by Wanda Terral. Learn about Google Classroom teaching practices as well as a problem-solving attitude that you can bring to your own school....

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Teen Genius Says Teen Genius Says "I Learned Nothing from Lecture"

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She was named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017 by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with a patent-pending device to detect lead in water faster than any other current techniques. She then open-sourced this device so people can use the technology across the world. In today's show, Gitanjali talks about her learning journey and the teachers who reached her (and the pedagogies that didn't.) This show is a must-listen for science teachers and teachers everywhere. www.coolcatteacher.com/e556 Bio As submitted Gitanjali Rao is 13 years old and is an 8th grader at STEM...

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5 More Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom show art 5 More Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

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Rob Donatelli shares with us five more easy brain breaks. As a follow up to one of the most popular 10 Minute Teacher episodes, 5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom, Rob gives us more ideas to bring to our classroom.  www.coolcatteacher.com/e555 Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research behind helping students improve. Check out e4Effort for more information and to start encouraging effort with your students. Also, check out my recent review of e4Effort and sign up for a 30-day free trial. Rob Donatelli - Bio As Submitted Rob Donatelli is a business & computer...

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4 Ways to Build Relationships That Matter show art 4 Ways to Build Relationships That Matter

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Charles "Chuck" Poole shares how to build relationships that matter. While content and passion for our content and the craft of teaching are all essential parts of teaching that cannot be dismissed - relationships with students are also in the mix as an essential part of reaching today's students. We can do this! Let's listen, learn, and apply this in our classrooms! Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research behind helping students improve. Check out e4Effort for more information and to start encouraging effort with your students. Also, check out my recent review of e4Effort and...

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4 Ways to Use Improv to Teach show art 4 Ways to Use Improv to Teach

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Mel Paradis, author of Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook, shares four ways to use Improv to teach in the classroom. Here are some fantastic ideas to share in your classroom. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research behind helping students improve. Check out e4Effort for more information and to start encouraging effort with your students. Also, check out my recent review of e4Effort and sign up for a 30-day free trial.   Challenge Use improv in the classroom to teach your CONTENT at least one time! Mel Paradis - Bio as Submitted For more than 25 years, Mel Paradis has...

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The Oculus Quest: Why It Is a Game Changer show art The Oculus Quest: Why It Is a Game Changer

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Virtual Reality is improving for use in the classroom. Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality Education Expert, Jaime Donally, thinks that the Oculus Quest is a game-changer for the classroom. From less "queasiness" to some amazing apps, Jaime explains why she thinks the Oculus Quest is such a big deal. Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research behind helping students improve. Check out e4Effort for more information and to start encouraging effort with your students. Also, check out my recent review of e4Effort and sign up for a 30-day free trial.   Challenge Learn about the...

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5 Ways to Step Back into the Classroom Better Than We Ever Were Before show art 5 Ways to Step Back into the Classroom Better Than We Ever Were Before

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Students need our help to regulate their own emotions. Today, psychologist Dr. Jody Carrington helps us understand five ways we can connect with our students and help them regulate their emotions. Understanding these simple principles can help us connect, improve classroom management, and be better teachers. www.coolcatteacher.com/e551  Sponsor: E4Effort is a tool built upon the research behind helping students improve. Check out e4Effort for more information and to start encouraging effort with your students. Also, check out my recent review of e4Effort and sign up for a 30-day free...

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5 Ways to Curate Texts That Inspire Readers show art 5 Ways to Curate Texts That Inspire Readers

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Students need to be surrounded by books that inspire them to read and rejoice in books. But how do we curate those texts to inspire our readers? Julie Wright gives practical advice for librarians and all of us teachers (including me) who like to surround students with rich texts that inspire reading. www.coolcatteacher.com/e550 Sponsor: Advancement Courses is today's sponsor From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorsChoose.org projects. Go to coolcatteacher.com/give...

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