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How to Use Notion

10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Release Date: 09/26/2022

Mastery Learning 101 with Jon Bergmann show art Mastery Learning 101 with Jon Bergmann

10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Mastery learning (also called competency-based learning) is being used in some classes and schools. Jon Bergmann, author of talks about how he uses mastery learning in his chemistry and physics classrooms. He discusses common mistakes when teachers implement mastery learning as well as the types of classes that work well with mastery learning. Learn about this method of curriculum development and teaching and see if it is right for you. Notes and Transcript Sponsor: Dell Thank you, Dell, for sponsoring today’s show. Access early black Friday deals from now through November 27, 2022....

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10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

George Couros says we need to stop trying to get back to 2019 and to create something new and better for every child. From trust to micromanagement to the importance of relationships, this motivational podcast will encourage teachers and administrators to move forward in hope. George gives some great advice here!  Transcript and Links to Resources Mentioned: Sponsor: Dell Thank you, Dell, for sponsoring today’s show. Access early black Friday deals from now through November 27, 2022. Limited quantities on desktops, gaming laptops, high quality monitors, thunderbolt docks, wireless mice...

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How I Built My Website and Brand with Jessica Adams show art How I Built My Website and Brand with Jessica Adams

10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Jessica Adams, a teacher popular for sharing #TuesdayTechTips shares her journey of creating a personal website and her journey to create a personal brand. We discuss what website she used, how she picked her name, her colors, her logo, and fonts and her journey. With the holidays coming up, now is a great time for educators to work on their personal website and brand. She discusses the importance of not only student voice, but teacher voice and how it makes her feel to have a personal website. We also discussed the protection a personal website gives for you as a personal brand. Show...

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How to Use the Triple E Framework for Edtech Evaluations with Dr. Liz Kolb show art How to Use the Triple E Framework for Edtech Evaluations with Dr. Liz Kolb

10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Properly evaluating education technology comes down to pedagogy and instructional design, asserts Dr. Liz Kolb, creator of the Triple E Framework. What is the Triple E Framework and how is it being used (and misused) in education today? How are people using it to evaluate the use of educational technology and how should it impact the evaluation of teachers? Get an overview of the framework everyone is discussing and understand how it impacts learning in your classroom on today’s show. Show Notes Sponsor: TARA sponsored today’s show. TARA stands for the Teacher Assistant for Resources...

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10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Young children have many different ability levels with math concepts. Understandably, kindergarten and elementary teachers need to reach every student where they are on their learning journey, but it isn't always easy. Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, an expert on the topic, gives an overview of how to differentiate math instruction with younger students.  See notes and transcript:  Sponsor: Thank you, for sponsoring today’s show. eSpark is a differentiation and intervention tool that helps teachers of kindergarten through grade five save time by providing ready-to-go, standards-based...

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How to Use Notion show art How to Use Notion

10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Today's guest, Chris Chappotin, shares how he uses Notion to organize himself. He talks about how to get started and why people use it. This is a quick seven-minute overview podcast and I've also included many resources to get started with Notion . Sponsor - Free Educator Wellness Toolkit:Educator wellness is now more important than ever. Go to  and download your free educator wellness toolkit from Advancement Courses. You’ll get access to activities, strategies, and tools to improve the four domains of wellness. Also, you can save 20% off your next course by using the code CAT20....

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10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Reading instruction can be challenging when a teacher has many different ability levels in her classroom. Furthermore, kindergarten and elementary grades are fundamental. Reading expert, Laura Robb breaks down excellent reading instruction from kindergarten through fifth grade. Dr. Robb has written more than 25 books on reading but also takes 3-4 months each school year as a classroom teacher. From how to form reading groups, how to reach individual children, and how to communicate with parents, Dr. Robb's advice is practical and extensive. This is an extended, 38-minute episode that covers...

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10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Artificial intelligence (AI) experiments can open up discussion of the human aspect of training algorithms and help them improve. In this podcast episode, Roberta Freitas shares AI Experiments that any teacher can use with students. Additionally, we discuss the morals and ethics of Artificial intelligence and the responsibility of users to report issues of bias and concerns with  AI and algorithms. Additionally, we discuss the practical needs of humans to be able to break out of the algorithms that can keep them chained to past behavior. Show Notes, Resources & Transcripts: Sponsor -...

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10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Graphic Design helps us present in more interesting ways, teach better, and communicate better. Not only do educators need to understand effective graphic design, we need to teach it. Sadie Lewis helps educators understand and teach graphic design in this quick, helpful show full of graphic design resources for educators.  Make sure to scroll down to see the resources and the transcript of this show. Show Notes, Transcript, Links to Resources: Sponsor:Educator wellness is now more important than ever. Go to  and download your free educator wellness toolkit from Advancement...

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The Future of Edtech show art The Future of Edtech

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Today's guest, Chris Chappotin, shares how he uses Notion to organize himself. He talks about how to get started and why people use it. This is a quick seven-minute overview podcast and I've also included many resources to get started with Notion on the blog post.

Sponsor - Free Educator Wellness Toolkit:Educator wellness is now more important than ever. Go to coolcatteacher.com/wellness and download your free educator wellness toolkit from Advancement Courses. You’ll get access to activities, strategies, and tools to improve the four domains of wellness.
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Chris Chappotin - Bio as Submitted

Chris Chappotin has been serving as Assistant Superintendent for Boyd ISD in Boyd, TX since January 2020. Chris grew up in Farmington, IA, Irving & Keller, TX, and completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Abilene Christian University. After a 14-year career in student & worship ministry, public speaking, and starting churches, in 2011, Chris began working for Burleson ISD in Burleson, TX as a 4th and 5th Grade Math and Reading Special Education Teacher at J.W. Norwood Elementary School. Chris earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington, and was promoted into administration in Burleson ISD where he served as Academic Associate Principal at Centennial High School and Academic Associate Principal and Principal at STEAM Middle School. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Leadership at Texas Tech University with an expected graduation date of May 2024. Chris is passionate about leading empowerment organizations, designing innovative instructional systems, and accomplishing both in the context of meaningful, team-oriented relationships. He has been featured on the Teach Better, Aspire Lead, Teachers On Fire, and Many Voices of Grit podcasts. Furthermore, he was the parody writer and voice of Burleson ISD's school year launch videos from 2016 to 2019. Chris and his wife, Heidi, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on July 25, 2022. They have 5 children: Torie (21), Ryan (15), Hudson (12), Ava Grace (10), and Sam (7), and live in Boyd, TX with their 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 snakes, and 1 goat.

Blog: https://linqapp.com/ChrisChappotin

Twitter: @Chris_Chappotin

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."