loader from loading.io

8 Great Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the Fall

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 06/29/2021

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...

info_outline
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”...

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

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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...

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

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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...

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

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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...

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

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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...

info_outline
How I Use Evernote show art How I Use Evernote

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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:    

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

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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...

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

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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...

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

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

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...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

An amazing fall starts now with the administrative preparation this summer. Dawn Stansbury discusses eight things administrators need to do this summer and we highlight differences in those items now after the pandemic. This show includes a transcript to use and discuss with beginning or veteran administrators as part of training and discussion.

See the show notes and a full transcript at https://www.coolcatteacher.com/e747

Advancement Courses sponsored this show. All opinions are my own.

Dawn Stansbury - Bio As Submitted

I am currently working as an Instructional Designer for Advancement Courses, A Wiley Brand. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, earned at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. My Masters Degree was earned at University of South Dakota in the area of Educational Administration.

During my years of working in elementary education, I spent time as a classroom teacher as well as a school leader, all with the Sioux City Community School District in Sioux City, Iowa. I enjoyed teaching for six years in grades 2-5 as well as working as a reading specialist. Although I loved teaching children, I spent the next thirteen years of my career as the elementary principal of a K-5 school. During my time as an elementary principal, I led my building of 700 students and 80 staff members to becoming one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa, offering many specialized programs to our students. As a STEM school, we were proud to have the 2017 Northwest Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year, as well as a state of Iowa Teacher of the Year top five finalist.

I am passionate about offering educational opportunities to students and educators alike, realizing that the stronger teachers are, the better the learning opportunities for students. When we offer current and impactful learning to teachers, our students, families, and communities’ benefit. As an educational leader, I recognize that it is impossible for administrators to be all-knowing on all aspects of education. Advancement Courses offers valuable resources to educational leaders so that they can best meet the needs of their teachers and allowing those teachers to best meet the needs of their students. I am proud to be a part of providing these resources to the world of education so that we can more efficiently and appropriately differentiate the ways in which our educators are learning.