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10 Minute Teacher Podcast

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Vicki Davis

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Every weekday, join full-time teacher Vicki Davis, author of the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, as she dives into what matters most to classroom teachers. The best and brightest educators and idea creators will inspire you as they are interviewed on this show. You'll learn behind the scenes tips, classroom ideas, and practical mindsets for anyone working with today's kids.

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Education Renaissance: Research on Returning to School After Natural Disasters

Dr. Brianna Kurtz, classroom teacher and researcher, studied "global practices in returning to formal schooling after interruptions in education due to natural disasters." She studied students displaced after Hurricane Maria and what helped them resume schooling successfully. Today, she shares what we can learn from her research as well as some emerging research on best practices for teaching during the pandemic. www.coolcatteacher.com/e701 Sponsor: Planboard & Chalk As we prepare to teach in a blended or distance learning environment, a rock-solid lesson planner is a must. I use a free program called Planboard for my lesson planning. My school uses Planboard with Chalk.com’s curriculum planning tool. This powerful tool links with standards -- and gives us the ability to do some timesaving, efficient reporting and tracking. The best thing about Planboard is I can plan my lessons anywhere - on my Mac, PC or iPad. Wherever I work, my lesson plans are with me. And as I said, Planboard is FREE for teachers. I hope you’ll check out Planboard now! Dr. Briana Kurtz - Bio as Submitted Dr. Brianna Kurtz has been an educator in high school and community college mathematics classrooms for fifteen years. Her research focuses on global practices in returning to formal schooling after interruptions in education due to the effects of natural disasters. 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."

14 min3 d ago
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Education Renaissance: Research on Returning to School After Natural Disasters

Don't Fall out of the Boat with Vicki Davis

Today's 700th-anniversary message is a gift to teachers, educators, and parents everywhere. This show is a lifeline for those who need an anchor of purpose. Teachers have been confiding in Vicki that in such a turbulent time as this, many of them feel like they're careening along in a raft, in level five waters, with no end in sight. You can make it. Today is a special anniversary episode - a little longer than our usual one but from Vicki's heart to yours. Teachers, you matter! Your job is important! Sponsor: Today’s sponsor, Trilogy Mentors is dedicated to bringing relationship-based learning online. Trilogy Mentors is THE all-in-one platform for tutors to manage your business online. Engage with your students in their online classroom and manage your business with Trilogy’s scheduling, billing and administrative tools. With Trilogy Mentors, you’ve got integrated back-office tools to let you easily manage admin tasks to grow your business and connect with students on the same platform from home or wherever you find yourself teaching. Visit coolcatteacher.com/tutor, sign up for a demo and use the coupon code COOLCAT50OFF for 50% off your first month. I recommend Trilogy Mentors because they not only have an outstanding platform but offer the training, educational content, and technical support to help you easily transition online. Show Notes from Today's Show Mastering the 7 Decisions by Andy Andrews Dr. Michael Catt @michaelcatt Be The Leader You Were Meant to Be by LeRoy Eims Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Helicopter Scene (warning: I don't recommend this movie - listen to the podcast to know why we laugh) Be Educator's Overcomers Movie Jeff Galloway 10K App 10 Fingers for God by Paul Brand The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard Chadwick Boseman's Tribute to Denzel Washington Days After a Funeral in a Georgia Town 'Coronavirus Hit Like a Bomb' in the New York Times Malachi Russell's Story Thank you so much for making episode 700 possible! Hear from my heart what I'm learning in this time!

31 min6 d ago
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Don't Fall out of the Boat with Vicki Davis

Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson, author of Creativity is Everything, talks about his first day back at school and how he is bringing creativity, physical and emotional wellbeing to his students. He also shares free courses you can use with your students and ways you can bring creativity into your classroom now. Sponsor: Wipebook FlipchartWipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Check out Wipebook Flipchart at www.wipebook.com/coolcatteacher. These flipcharts make it SO easy to snap a picture and upload it to your Google Drive or Dropbox for quick sharing with your students and they are reusable dry erase surfaces you can use again and again. Features like dark, easy-to-see borders and the Wipebook Scan App make it simple to use. Go to wipebook.com/coolcatteacher right now -- and receive 30% off your order. Wipebook flipchart is a fantastic addition to your classroom teaching toolkit - especially if you’re teaching from home. www.coolcatteacher.com/e699 Sean Thompson - Bio as Submitted Sean is an educational technology specialist at Sacred Heart International School in Tokyo. He travels extensively across southeast Asia speaking, presenting and participating in discussions regarding the effective integration of technology in an educational setting. In 2014 he partnered up with DEEP Learning to support the team with the development, promotion and execution of professional development conferences for teachers worldwide. Sean is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, an International Baccalaureate Educator Network Workshop Leader , a Google education Trainer and a Certified Google Educator available for professional development at your school. Website: https://www.creativityiseverything.net/ Twitter: @seansensei 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."

12 min1 w ago
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Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson

Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

Feedback is important. But how do teachers give it frequently and in ways that help students learn? How can teachers have time and get this done with all that is going on this Fall 2020? Today, Matthew Johnson, author of Flash Feedback, shares his advice to help get close to kids through feedback and connections in our digital classrooms. It can be done! www.coolcatteacher.com/e698 Sponsor: The Wipebook Workbook is designed for everything from sketching to notetaking and includes a graph, ruled, and blank pages. It is foldable but also stands up so each student’s whiteboard can be seen in your online classroom. You can purchase the Wipebook Workbook in packs of 25. That way, every student at home or in the classroom has their own dry-erase surface to help them visualize and work things out. These cost-effective dry erase surfaces are must-use tools for STEM Teachers. Go towww.wipebook.com/cctpromo and receive 30% off your order. Matthew Johnson - Bio as Submitted Matthew is a high school English language arts teacher from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also a writer and speaker who has spent much of the last decade in pursuit of a white whale: Feedback practices that are both effective and efficient. His journey to find more meaningful and sustainable feedback and teaching can be found on his weekly blog www.matthewmjohnson.com and in his new book Flash Feedback: Responding to Student Writing Better and Faster -- Without Burning Out. When not reading, writing, or teaching, Matthew can be found in his garden, in the kitchen, or in transit between the two with an armful of fresh produce. Twitter: @a2matthew 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."

11 min2 w ago
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Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

Hands On Ecology at a Distance

As you adapt lesson plans for distance learning, ecology offers great opportunities for backyard learning and learning at a distance. Today, Sara Owen talks about stream walks and outdoor classroom opportunities and how she uses the outdoors to teach. www.coolcatteacher.com/e697 Sponsor: Wipebook FlipchartWipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Check out Wipebook Flipchart at www.wipebook.com/coolcatteacher. These flipcharts make it SO easy to snap a picture and upload it to your Google Drive or Dropbox for quick sharing with your students and they are reusable dry erase surfaces you can use again and again. Features like dark, easy-to-see borders and the Wipebook Scan App make it simple to use. Go to wipebook.com/coolcatteacher right now -- and receive 30% off your order. Wipebook flipchart is a fantastic addition to your classroom teaching toolkit - especially if you’re teaching from home. Sara Owen - Bio as Submitted Sara is a field ecologist at the Montana Natural Heritage Program, where she leads the Wetland and Riparian Mapping Center's mapping program for the western U.S. She loves fieldwork because it allows her to explore new places while working with and learning from other ecology nerds like herself. Sara is the author of "Seth and Mattie's Big River Adventure," an educational adventure storybook that introduces young, budding ecologists (ages 7-10) to the world of stream ecology. Although she doesn't get to do it often enough, Sara loves to take kids of all ages (including those 80-year-old kids!) on Stream Walks where they flip over rocks to see who's living beneath them. She's always up to some adventure or another, which you can follow on Instagram: @thenomadicecologist 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."

9 min2 w ago
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Hands On Ecology at a Distance

Writing: Teaching it Right Now

Writing has a powerful place in our classrooms right now. Dr. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl talks about the types of writing, research about writing, and how we can teach writing in the unique spaces and places we find ourself this Fall 2020 in schools everywhere. No matter your teaching situation, you'll find some ways that you can bring writing into your classroom. www.coolcatteacher.com/e696 Sponsor: The Wipebook Workbook is designed for everything from sketching to notetaking and includes a graph, ruled, and blank pages. It is foldable but also stands up so each student’s whiteboard can be seen in your online classroom. You can purchase the Wipebook Workbook in packs of 25. That way, every student at home or in the classroom has their own dry-erase surface to help them visualize and work things out. These cost-effective dry erase surfaces are must-use tools for STEM Teachers. Go towww.wipebook.com/cctpromo and receive 30% off your order. Resources Mentioned in this Show National Writing Project Newsletter The Write Now Blog from the National Writing Project Dr. Elyse Eidman Aadahl - Bio as Submitted Formerly a high school teacher and teacher educator, Elyse is the Executive Director of the National Writing Project. Twitter: @elyseea 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."

15 min3 w ago
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Writing: Teaching it Right Now

Epic E-Book of WebTools

Kristina Holzweiss shares plain and simple terms some of the most timesaving, enriching online resources available to teachers today. www.coolcatteacher.com/e695 Sponsor: Wipebook FlipchartWipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Check out Wipebook Flipchart at www.wipebook.com/coolcatteacher. These flipcharts make it SO easy to snap a picture and upload it to your Google Drive or Dropbox for quick sharing with your students and they are reusable dry erase surfaces you can use again and again. Features like dark, easy-to-see borders and the Wipebook Scan App make it simple to use. Go to wipebook.com/coolcatteacher right now -- and receive 30% off your order. Wipebook flipchart is a fantastic addition to your classroom teaching toolkit - especially if you’re teaching from home. Resources Mentioned in the Show Epic book of Web Tools and Apps The Digital Librarians Survival Toolkit Kristina Holzweiss - Bio as Submitted Kristina A. Holzweiss is a high school educational technology enrichment specialist on Long Island, New York. She shares ideas and resources about her school library and makerspaces on her website http://www.bunheadwithducttape.com/. Kristina was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015, a National School Board 2016 - 2017 "20 to Watch" emerging education technology leader, and a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She is also the winner of the 2015 NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and 2015 Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award. Kristina is the co-author of "Hacking School Libraries: 10 Ways to Incorporate Library Media Centers into Your Learning Community," as well as two series of Scholastic makerspace books. She is an international speaker on the libraries and the Maker Movement, and has presented at conferences including ISTE, AASL, ALA, and NYSCATE. In 2016 she was invited to represent Long Island, NY in Washington, D.C. during the National Week of Making. Kristina is the Long Island Director of NYSCATE, an affiliate of ISTE, and the founder of SLIME - Students of Long Island Maker Expo. Website: www.bunheadwithducttape.com Twitter: @lieberrian 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."

9 minAUG 27
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Epic E-Book of WebTools

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

Believe it or not, gaming is gaining popularity in schools, not just as a pastime, but as part of curriculum. Dr. Kristy Custer is one of the pioneers of the video gaming movement in schools. Now is a great time to investigate esports as an extra-curricular activity that students can enjoy and remain at a distance. www.coolcatteacher.com/e694 Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses. AdvancementCoursesis a leader in online professional development, with over 280coursesin 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This back to school season, they’re partnering with DonorsChoose and donating 10% of all sales to help fund projects every day until September 25. Visitadvancementcourses.com/giveto learn more and submit your project for a chance to get funded.When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the code COOL20 to receive 20% off your course. Dr. Kristy Custer - Bio as Submitted Dr. Kristy Custer has been a public educator for almost 25 years. She is currently the principal at Complete High School Maize in Kansas. Over the past 20 years, she has helped lead the CHSM team to state and national honors including a Crystal Star Award for Dropout Prevention Schools, Civic Advocacy Award, Promising Practice Award, and being named a National School of Character. Dr. Custer is a leader in character education and civic advocacy. The Kansas Health Foundation named her a Civic Health Hero, and the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals named her the 2018 Principal of the Year. Dr. Custer, has written multiple curriculum guides including:186 Days of Character, Gaming Concepts, and most recently she was part of the team called upon by the Kansas State Department of Education that helped write Kansas’ Continuation Learning Plan during the Covid-19 school shutdown. Website: www.usd266.com/chsm Twitter: @CompleteHSM 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."

10 minAUG 26
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eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

Love Letter to Teachers: Boundaries, Good Health and Encouragement

Hello teachers, you are not alone! Shannon Reed knows all about the importance of setting boundaries and self-care and gives you encouragement to survive and thrive this fall. Let's work hard and teach well - our students need us. And as my husband told me just last weekend, "if you don't take care of yourself, no one else will!" www.coolcatteacher.com/e693 Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses. AdvancementCoursesis a leader in online professional development, with over 280coursesin 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This back to school season, they’re partnering with DonorsChoose and donating 10% of all sales to help fund projects every day until September 25. Visitadvancementcourses.com/giveto learn more and submit your project for a chance to get funded.When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the code COOL20 to receive 20% off your course. Shannon Reed - Bio as Submitted Shannon Reed is the author of Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We're Discussing in the Faculty Lounge, a book of essays and humor about her twenty-year teaching career, which has taken her from teaching preschool in Western Pennsylvania to teaching English and theatre at a Brooklyn public high school. She frequently contributes to The New Yorker and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and her work has been published at The Paris Review, Slate, and the Washington Post, among many others. Shannon is now a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. You can read more about her and her work at her website. 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."

12 minAUG 25
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Love Letter to Teachers: Boundaries, Good Health and Encouragement

How to Create a Safe and Uplifting Classroom Environment this Fall with Joseph Hamer

We don't know what the future holds but we know there are things we can do to help children cope with anxiety. We also know there are things we can do to be prepared for distance learning. Joseph Hamer, a second-grade teacher from Wichita Kansas, and author of Brain Awakes joins Vicki to discuss how to help students and teachers cope with anxiety and stress and how to create a safe and uplifting classroom this fall. Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses. AdvancementCoursesis a leader in online professional development, with over 280coursesin 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This back to school season, they’re partnering with DonorsChoose and donating 10% of all sales to help fund projects every day until September 25. Visitadvancementcourses.com/giveto learn more and submit your project for a chance to get funded.When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the...

10 minAUG 24
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How to Create a Safe and Uplifting Classroom Environment this Fall with Joseph Hamer

Latest Episodes

Education Renaissance: Research on Returning to School After Natural Disasters

Dr. Brianna Kurtz, classroom teacher and researcher, studied "global practices in returning to formal schooling after interruptions in education due to natural disasters." She studied students displaced after Hurricane Maria and what helped them resume schooling successfully. Today, she shares what we can learn from her research as well as some emerging research on best practices for teaching during the pandemic. www.coolcatteacher.com/e701 Sponsor: Planboard & Chalk As we prepare to teach in a blended or distance learning environment, a rock-solid lesson planner is a must. I use a free program called Planboard for my lesson planning. My school uses Planboard with Chalk.com’s curriculum planning tool. This powerful tool links with standards -- and gives us the ability to do some timesaving, efficient reporting and tracking. The best thing about Planboard is I can plan my lessons anywhere - on my Mac, PC or iPad. Wherever I work, my lesson plans are with me. And as I said, Planboard is FREE for teachers. I hope you’ll check out Planboard now! Dr. Briana Kurtz - Bio as Submitted Dr. Brianna Kurtz has been an educator in high school and community college mathematics classrooms for fifteen years. Her research focuses on global practices in returning to formal schooling after interruptions in education due to the effects of natural disasters. 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."

14 min3 d ago
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Education Renaissance: Research on Returning to School After Natural Disasters

Don't Fall out of the Boat with Vicki Davis

Today's 700th-anniversary message is a gift to teachers, educators, and parents everywhere. This show is a lifeline for those who need an anchor of purpose. Teachers have been confiding in Vicki that in such a turbulent time as this, many of them feel like they're careening along in a raft, in level five waters, with no end in sight. You can make it. Today is a special anniversary episode - a little longer than our usual one but from Vicki's heart to yours. Teachers, you matter! Your job is important! Sponsor: Today’s sponsor, Trilogy Mentors is dedicated to bringing relationship-based learning online. Trilogy Mentors is THE all-in-one platform for tutors to manage your business online. Engage with your students in their online classroom and manage your business with Trilogy’s scheduling, billing and administrative tools. With Trilogy Mentors, you’ve got integrated back-office tools to let you easily manage admin tasks to grow your business and connect with students on the same platform from home or wherever you find yourself teaching. Visit coolcatteacher.com/tutor, sign up for a demo and use the coupon code COOLCAT50OFF for 50% off your first month. I recommend Trilogy Mentors because they not only have an outstanding platform but offer the training, educational content, and technical support to help you easily transition online. Show Notes from Today's Show Mastering the 7 Decisions by Andy Andrews Dr. Michael Catt @michaelcatt Be The Leader You Were Meant to Be by LeRoy Eims Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Helicopter Scene (warning: I don't recommend this movie - listen to the podcast to know why we laugh) Be Educator's Overcomers Movie Jeff Galloway 10K App 10 Fingers for God by Paul Brand The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard Chadwick Boseman's Tribute to Denzel Washington Days After a Funeral in a Georgia Town 'Coronavirus Hit Like a Bomb' in the New York Times Malachi Russell's Story Thank you so much for making episode 700 possible! Hear from my heart what I'm learning in this time!

31 min6 d ago
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Don't Fall out of the Boat with Vicki Davis

Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson, author of Creativity is Everything, talks about his first day back at school and how he is bringing creativity, physical and emotional wellbeing to his students. He also shares free courses you can use with your students and ways you can bring creativity into your classroom now. Sponsor: Wipebook FlipchartWipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Check out Wipebook Flipchart at www.wipebook.com/coolcatteacher. These flipcharts make it SO easy to snap a picture and upload it to your Google Drive or Dropbox for quick sharing with your students and they are reusable dry erase surfaces you can use again and again. Features like dark, easy-to-see borders and the Wipebook Scan App make it simple to use. Go to wipebook.com/coolcatteacher right now -- and receive 30% off your order. Wipebook flipchart is a fantastic addition to your classroom teaching toolkit - especially if you’re teaching from home. www.coolcatteacher.com/e699 Sean Thompson - Bio as Submitted Sean is an educational technology specialist at Sacred Heart International School in Tokyo. He travels extensively across southeast Asia speaking, presenting and participating in discussions regarding the effective integration of technology in an educational setting. In 2014 he partnered up with DEEP Learning to support the team with the development, promotion and execution of professional development conferences for teachers worldwide. Sean is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, an International Baccalaureate Educator Network Workshop Leader , a Google education Trainer and a Certified Google Educator available for professional development at your school. Website: https://www.creativityiseverything.net/ Twitter: @seansensei 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."

12 min1 w ago
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Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson

Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

Feedback is important. But how do teachers give it frequently and in ways that help students learn? How can teachers have time and get this done with all that is going on this Fall 2020? Today, Matthew Johnson, author of Flash Feedback, shares his advice to help get close to kids through feedback and connections in our digital classrooms. It can be done! www.coolcatteacher.com/e698 Sponsor: The Wipebook Workbook is designed for everything from sketching to notetaking and includes a graph, ruled, and blank pages. It is foldable but also stands up so each student’s whiteboard can be seen in your online classroom. You can purchase the Wipebook Workbook in packs of 25. That way, every student at home or in the classroom has their own dry-erase surface to help them visualize and work things out. These cost-effective dry erase surfaces are must-use tools for STEM Teachers. Go towww.wipebook.com/cctpromo and receive 30% off your order. Matthew Johnson - Bio as Submitted Matthew is a high school English language arts teacher from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also a writer and speaker who has spent much of the last decade in pursuit of a white whale: Feedback practices that are both effective and efficient. His journey to find more meaningful and sustainable feedback and teaching can be found on his weekly blog www.matthewmjohnson.com and in his new book Flash Feedback: Responding to Student Writing Better and Faster -- Without Burning Out. When not reading, writing, or teaching, Matthew can be found in his garden, in the kitchen, or in transit between the two with an armful of fresh produce. Twitter: @a2matthew 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."

11 min2 w ago
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Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

Hands On Ecology at a Distance

As you adapt lesson plans for distance learning, ecology offers great opportunities for backyard learning and learning at a distance. Today, Sara Owen talks about stream walks and outdoor classroom opportunities and how she uses the outdoors to teach. www.coolcatteacher.com/e697 Sponsor: Wipebook FlipchartWipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Check out Wipebook Flipchart at www.wipebook.com/coolcatteacher. These flipcharts make it SO easy to snap a picture and upload it to your Google Drive or Dropbox for quick sharing with your students and they are reusable dry erase surfaces you can use again and again. Features like dark, easy-to-see borders and the Wipebook Scan App make it simple to use. Go to wipebook.com/coolcatteacher right now -- and receive 30% off your order. Wipebook flipchart is a fantastic addition to your classroom teaching toolkit - especially if you’re teaching from home. Sara Owen - Bio as Submitted Sara is a field ecologist at the Montana Natural Heritage Program, where she leads the Wetland and Riparian Mapping Center's mapping program for the western U.S. She loves fieldwork because it allows her to explore new places while working with and learning from other ecology nerds like herself. Sara is the author of "Seth and Mattie's Big River Adventure," an educational adventure storybook that introduces young, budding ecologists (ages 7-10) to the world of stream ecology. Although she doesn't get to do it often enough, Sara loves to take kids of all ages (including those 80-year-old kids!) on Stream Walks where they flip over rocks to see who's living beneath them. She's always up to some adventure or another, which you can follow on Instagram: @thenomadicecologist 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."

9 min2 w ago
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Hands On Ecology at a Distance

Writing: Teaching it Right Now

Writing has a powerful place in our classrooms right now. Dr. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl talks about the types of writing, research about writing, and how we can teach writing in the unique spaces and places we find ourself this Fall 2020 in schools everywhere. No matter your teaching situation, you'll find some ways that you can bring writing into your classroom. www.coolcatteacher.com/e696 Sponsor: The Wipebook Workbook is designed for everything from sketching to notetaking and includes a graph, ruled, and blank pages. It is foldable but also stands up so each student’s whiteboard can be seen in your online classroom. You can purchase the Wipebook Workbook in packs of 25. That way, every student at home or in the classroom has their own dry-erase surface to help them visualize and work things out. These cost-effective dry erase surfaces are must-use tools for STEM Teachers. Go towww.wipebook.com/cctpromo and receive 30% off your order. Resources Mentioned in this Show National Writing Project Newsletter The Write Now Blog from the National Writing Project Dr. Elyse Eidman Aadahl - Bio as Submitted Formerly a high school teacher and teacher educator, Elyse is the Executive Director of the National Writing Project. Twitter: @elyseea 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."

15 min3 w ago
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Writing: Teaching it Right Now

Epic E-Book of WebTools

Kristina Holzweiss shares plain and simple terms some of the most timesaving, enriching online resources available to teachers today. www.coolcatteacher.com/e695 Sponsor: Wipebook FlipchartWipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Check out Wipebook Flipchart at www.wipebook.com/coolcatteacher. These flipcharts make it SO easy to snap a picture and upload it to your Google Drive or Dropbox for quick sharing with your students and they are reusable dry erase surfaces you can use again and again. Features like dark, easy-to-see borders and the Wipebook Scan App make it simple to use. Go to wipebook.com/coolcatteacher right now -- and receive 30% off your order. Wipebook flipchart is a fantastic addition to your classroom teaching toolkit - especially if you’re teaching from home. Resources Mentioned in the Show Epic book of Web Tools and Apps The Digital Librarians Survival Toolkit Kristina Holzweiss - Bio as Submitted Kristina A. Holzweiss is a high school educational technology enrichment specialist on Long Island, New York. She shares ideas and resources about her school library and makerspaces on her website http://www.bunheadwithducttape.com/. Kristina was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015, a National School Board 2016 - 2017 "20 to Watch" emerging education technology leader, and a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She is also the winner of the 2015 NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and 2015 Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award. Kristina is the co-author of "Hacking School Libraries: 10 Ways to Incorporate Library Media Centers into Your Learning Community," as well as two series of Scholastic makerspace books. She is an international speaker on the libraries and the Maker Movement, and has presented at conferences including ISTE, AASL, ALA, and NYSCATE. In 2016 she was invited to represent Long Island, NY in Washington, D.C. during the National Week of Making. Kristina is the Long Island Director of NYSCATE, an affiliate of ISTE, and the founder of SLIME - Students of Long Island Maker Expo. Website: www.bunheadwithducttape.com Twitter: @lieberrian 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."

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Epic E-Book of WebTools

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

Believe it or not, gaming is gaining popularity in schools, not just as a pastime, but as part of curriculum. Dr. Kristy Custer is one of the pioneers of the video gaming movement in schools. Now is a great time to investigate esports as an extra-curricular activity that students can enjoy and remain at a distance. www.coolcatteacher.com/e694 Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses. AdvancementCoursesis a leader in online professional development, with over 280coursesin 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This back to school season, they’re partnering with DonorsChoose and donating 10% of all sales to help fund projects every day until September 25. Visitadvancementcourses.com/giveto learn more and submit your project for a chance to get funded.When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the code COOL20 to receive 20% off your course. Dr. Kristy Custer - Bio as Submitted Dr. Kristy Custer has been a public educator for almost 25 years. She is currently the principal at Complete High School Maize in Kansas. Over the past 20 years, she has helped lead the CHSM team to state and national honors including a Crystal Star Award for Dropout Prevention Schools, Civic Advocacy Award, Promising Practice Award, and being named a National School of Character. Dr. Custer is a leader in character education and civic advocacy. The Kansas Health Foundation named her a Civic Health Hero, and the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals named her the 2018 Principal of the Year. Dr. Custer, has written multiple curriculum guides including:186 Days of Character, Gaming Concepts, and most recently she was part of the team called upon by the Kansas State Department of Education that helped write Kansas’ Continuation Learning Plan during the Covid-19 school shutdown. Website: www.usd266.com/chsm Twitter: @CompleteHSM 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."

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eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

Love Letter to Teachers: Boundaries, Good Health and Encouragement

Hello teachers, you are not alone! Shannon Reed knows all about the importance of setting boundaries and self-care and gives you encouragement to survive and thrive this fall. Let's work hard and teach well - our students need us. And as my husband told me just last weekend, "if you don't take care of yourself, no one else will!" www.coolcatteacher.com/e693 Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses. AdvancementCoursesis a leader in online professional development, with over 280coursesin 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This back to school season, they’re partnering with DonorsChoose and donating 10% of all sales to help fund projects every day until September 25. Visitadvancementcourses.com/giveto learn more and submit your project for a chance to get funded.When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the code COOL20 to receive 20% off your course. Shannon Reed - Bio as Submitted Shannon Reed is the author of Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We're Discussing in the Faculty Lounge, a book of essays and humor about her twenty-year teaching career, which has taken her from teaching preschool in Western Pennsylvania to teaching English and theatre at a Brooklyn public high school. She frequently contributes to The New Yorker and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and her work has been published at The Paris Review, Slate, and the Washington Post, among many others. Shannon is now a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. You can read more about her and her work at her website. 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."

12 minAUG 25
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Love Letter to Teachers: Boundaries, Good Health and Encouragement

How to Create a Safe and Uplifting Classroom Environment this Fall with Joseph Hamer

We don't know what the future holds but we know there are things we can do to help children cope with anxiety. We also know there are things we can do to be prepared for distance learning. Joseph Hamer, a second-grade teacher from Wichita Kansas, and author of Brain Awakes joins Vicki to discuss how to help students and teachers cope with anxiety and stress and how to create a safe and uplifting classroom this fall. Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses. AdvancementCoursesis a leader in online professional development, with over 280coursesin 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. This back to school season, they’re partnering with DonorsChoose and donating 10% of all sales to help fund projects every day until September 25. Visitadvancementcourses.com/giveto learn more and submit your project for a chance to get funded.When you purchase your PD from Advancement Courses use the...

10 minAUG 24
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How to Create a Safe and Uplifting Classroom Environment this Fall with Joseph Hamer
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