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A candid look at the new big ideas that are transforming classrooms everywhere from a practicing teacher's point of view.

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A candid look at the new big ideas that are transforming classrooms everywhere from a practicing teacher's point of view.

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Yay Teachers Sharing Ideas

By MaeisMyGod - May 04 2017
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Love when teachers share their ideas!

Great Professional Development

By listener-Holly Smokes - Aug 20 2016
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I high recommend this podcast for teachers and teachers in training. This is my go to podcast.

iTunes Ratings

64 Ratings
Average Ratings
45
10
4
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3

Yay Teachers Sharing Ideas

By MaeisMyGod - May 04 2017
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Love when teachers share their ideas!

Great Professional Development

By listener-Holly Smokes - Aug 20 2016
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I high recommend this podcast for teachers and teachers in training. This is my go to podcast.
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Every Classroom Matters With Cool Cat Teacher

Latest release on Jun 16, 2017

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Four Liter Challenge: Teaching Students About Water Poverty

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Our guests today created a see judge, act model for teaching kids about people who struggle to get access to clean water.
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Maggie Lauder is in her tenth year of teaching theology at a Catholic high school and her eighth year at Servite High School in Anaheim. Joe Kim is serving as the Director of Campus Ministry at St. Francis High School in La Canada, CA. and pursuing a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology from Loyola Marymount University, and run a graphic apparel company called PAL Campaign.

Apr 04 2014

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Rank #2: Building Relationships with Students of All Types

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In this segment our guest shares what he's learned about building relationships with students --especially those who don't want to connect with you.

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James Sturtevant is working through his 30th year in public education. He believes a strong
student/teacher is essential to the learning process and is the author of You've Got to Connect.

Jun 18 2015

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Rank #3: Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

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Today, Tony Vincent joins us to share his best practices and tools to make formative assessment easy and fun.
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Tony Vincent likes to learn, teach, and make things. Since 1998 Tony been a pioneer in digital learning, and he continues to help educators use technology for teaching and learning. @tonyvincent

Oct 05 2016

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Rank #4: Empowering Students To Achieve Amazing Things

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In this segment we talk with a teacher and his students who collaborated with students worldwide to take control of their learning in a big way. Learn more...

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Eric Walters serves as the Director of STEM Education at the Marymount School of New York, where he teaches AP Physics, Honors Physics and Atmospheric Science. An Apple Distinguished Educator, Eric also serves as moderator for the Student Technology Leadership Team and C.O.D.E., the Upper School Coding Club. Tylor Johnson is a senior at Marymount School of New York and a founding member of the Student Technology Leadership Team. Isabelle Fitzgerald is a senior at Marymount School of New York and a founding member of our Student Technology Leadership Team.

Jun 08 2015

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Rank #5: Dressing Your Classroom for Student Success

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In this segment our guest explains how the way you layout and dress your classroom can make a big difference in how your students relate and perform. Tune in and learn how to create an aesthetically pleasing brain-friendly classroom.
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Erin Klein has her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and is the technology co-chairperson for the Michigan Reading Association, a national A Plus Workshop Presenter, SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, Edutopia Guest Blogger and award-winning EduTech Blogger at Kleinspiration.com

Aug 20 2013

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Rank #6: How Teachers and Students Are Collaborating Globally

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In this segment we talk with teachers from around the nation about the projects they're using to create global learning experiences. Guests discuss tools, challenges and benefits of connecting and collaborating globally in the classroom.
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Toni Olivieri-Barton is a Flat Classroom Certified Teacher in Colorado Springs. Michelle McGarvey is a Flat Classroom Certified Teacher in North Carolina. Maureen Tumenas taught Kindergarten at Berkshire Country Day School for 13 years and is currently the Technology Department Head.Tina Schmidt is a 3rd grade teacher at St. Ignatius of Antioch School in Yardley, PA. Donna Esposito is currently teaching technology at an intermediate school in New Jersey.

Apr 06 2013

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Rank #7: My Lesson Plan Isn't Working, Kids Aren't Learning, I'm Freaking Out

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We all have lesson plans that crash and burn. The lesson plan is a disaster, the students are off task and authentic learning is nowhere to be found in the room. It this segment we talk openly about why some lessons go south and how to recover.

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Alicia Roberts is currently the Educational Technology Specialist at Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory K-12 and founder of Teach2Inspire,LLC, an educational consulting firm working with districts, schools and teachers to support successful implementation of Technology Instruction related to the Common Core State Standards, and Curriculum Mapping. She has worked with leaders in the industry to design workshops sharing the best free web-based education resources for K-12 educators.

Nov 02 2015

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Rank #8: These Five Things Won't Make You a Better Teacher, This One Will

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What makes a teacher better? According to our guest, it's often not what we've been taught to believe. In this segment, Josh Stumpenhorst aims to debunk the myths and focus on what really makes a difference in our instruction.
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Josh Stumpenhorst is a junior high Language Arts and Social Science teacher as well as an active blogger (stumpteacher.blogspot.com ) and tweeter (@stumpteacher). He has been named the 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year, 2012 Illinois Teacher Excellence Award Winner, 2012 Illinois Computer Educator Teacher of the Year and a member of the 2011 International Society of Technology Educators Emerging Leaders class.

Aug 04 2015

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Rank #9: 7 Smart Ways to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning

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How effective is your teaching? How do you know how much your students are learning? What are the best practices and tools for doing effective formative and summative assessment? We discuss all of this and more in this episode.
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Garnet Hillman is an instructional coach at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, IL. She is passionate about reforming assessment and grading practices to ensure the focus for all students is on learning.

Aug 11 2015

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Rank #10: Two Ways to Turn Struggling Students into Life-Long Readers

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Our guest is passionate about literacy. She has dedicated her life to helping kids master the fundamentals that lead to the love of reading, writing and life-long learning.

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Pam Allyn is a renowned literacy advocate, founder of the global organization LitWorld and author of 23 books for parents and educators on why reading and writing changes lives. Pam and her team are the founders of World Read Aloud Day on February 24th, 2016.

Feb 19 2016

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Rank #11: [Teaching Strategies] What I Learned About Student Engagement from Watching TV

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Have you heard of the Iron Chef or American Idol? Can these TV shows teach us anything about student engagement? Our guest says, absolutely. Learn more...
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Jon Corippo is the Chief Instigator of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Summer Camps, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, former Assistant Superintendent and IT Director.

Jul 09 2015

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Rank #12: Connecting Your Classroom to the World

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Our guest is passionate about taking her students beyond the borders of their classorom, state or nation. Her goal is to create authentic, global learning experiences and in this segment, she talks about how she accomplishes this.
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Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano was born in Germany, raised in Argentina, lived many years in the United States and is currently planted in Brazil. She has worked as a World Language teacher, Technology Integration Facilitator, Academic Technology Coordinator and 21st Century Learning Specialist.

Oct 07 2013

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Rank #13: If Some High-Poverty Schools Do Well, Can All?

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Our guest says that high-poverty schools can compete with suburban upper-income schools if there is the right knowledge, skill, and will.
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Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, Dr. Anael Alston is the Superintendent of the Hamilton Central School District. Dr. Alston has written political commentary for Newsday, written nationally for EdWeek, has presented at national and statewide conferences on school change and curriculum reform, testified for Governor Cuomo’s Education reform Commission, and occasionally does radio as an education expert.

Oct 05 2016

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Rank #14: Three Learning Experiences You Should Give to Every Student

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Our guest supports the notion that the environment is the third teacher. What does this mean? How and what does the environment teach?

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David Jakes spent three decades in education as a teacher, administrator, technologist, and designer. After working with The Third Teacher+, a leading learning space design firm, David now works as an independent consultant helping schools design solutions for organizational change that feature compelling physical and digital spaces for learning.

Nov 16 2015

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Rank #15: Savvy Use of Edtech in Early Ed Classrooms

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Our guest today has received national honors for the amazing work she is doing with education technology and first graders. Tune in and see what strategies, tool and tactics you can take way for use in your early childhood classroom. Follow:@coolcatteacher @klirenman @bamradionetwork
Karen Lirenman is a grade one teacher in Surrey, British Columbia Canada, who loves to provide her students with choice in how they learn, show, and share their knowledge. She engages them globally through video conferencing, twitter, and blogging and uses technology as seamlessly as possibly to make this all happen. Twitter. @klirenman.

Jun 04 2013

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Rank #16: How Monsters and Minecraft Can Drive Great Teaching and Learning

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Our guest shares with us how Minecraft, monsters and screencasting can be used as a powerful tool for nurturing 21st century skills.

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Joel Levin was a mild-mannered computer teacher in New York City until he began using Minecraft in his classroom. He quickly realized that he had unlocked one of the most versatile and engaging educational tools since the pencil. He formed TeacherGaming in 2011 to make MinecraftEdu, a custom remix of the original Minecraft designed for classroom use. He has been teaching for 10 years, but has been playing games since the Pong era

Jun 30 2015

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Rank #17: 7 Apps Every Teacher Should Put on Her Christmas Wish List

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Our guest is doing amazing work with apps and art, and brings us a list of great digital tools to engage your student's.

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Meri Walker is a photographer who uses cameras to create both fine art and stories. She taught photography as art and practiced photojournalism for over four decades. Three years ago, she put down all her traditional camera equipment and now uses an iPhone 4S. Blog: http://iphoneartgirl.com

Dec 06 2015

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Rank #18: Moving Students Beyond Making Connections to Making an Impact

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Our guest was not satisfied with simply connecting his class and students to the world. His goal was to have his students make a difference in the lives of people in other parts of the world.

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Brian Host is a passionate learner, family man, classroom teacher and ICT Learning Coach. He is particularly interested in how schools are changing in order to accommodate the needs of today's learners and is excited about the possibilities digital technologies offer both teachers and learners, making learning more meaningful, differentiated and individualised.
@hostbrian and blogs are http://brianhost.blogspot.com (teaching) & http://classyear2.blogspot.com (class).
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Oct 29 2015

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Rank #19: 4 Powerful Ways to Teach Your Students Through Play

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Our guest provides powerful examples of how she uses play as an engaging, effective teaching tool in science, literature. math and history.

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Leanna Prater, M.A. Ed., is a District Technology Resource Teacher for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, KY where she conducts professional development and provides supports to educators in instructional technology. She is also a doctoral candidate in Instructional Systems Design in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Kentucky, College of Education.

Mar 31 2017

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Rank #20: Balancing Learning and Fun: How to Create Riveting Lesson Plans

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Our guest is a gamemaster turned teacher, who uses the principle of good game design to create riveting lesson plans.

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Lee Sheldon is a professional game writer and designer currently working on his 40th game. He recently joined the Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Previously he was an Associate Professor in the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He wrote the bestselling book The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game. Before his career in games, Lee was a television writer-producer--from Charlie’s Angels to Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Feb 18 2016

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