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Every Classroom Matters With Cool Cat Teacher

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Education
Kids & Family
K-12
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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

60 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
8
4
2
3

Yay Teachers Sharing Ideas

By MaeisMyGod - May 04 2017
Read more
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

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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.

Rank #1: 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
10 mins
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Rank #2: New Teachers: Three Things They Didn't Teach You in Education School

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Our guest went to one of the finest education schools in the country, yet he feels there is much he was not taught. In this segment he shares with new teachers, some of the pivotal lessons you won't likely learn in education schools.
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Dana Dunnan is the author of the book Notes to a New Teacher. He taught chemistry and journalism, helped train teachers at Harvard, and learned more about teaching from his wife than anyplace else.
Feb 17 2014
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Rank #3: My Best Lesson Plans: More Learning, More Fun

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What is your vision of the ideal lesson? After years of teaching, our guest says her vision involves two principles, rigor, and fun. Listen in as she talks about how to bring the two together in a classroom.

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Laura Candler is the owner of Teaching Resources and a former 5th-grade teacher from Fayetteville, NC. She has presented educational workshops to teachers around the country for over 20 years. She's the author of 10 books for teachers as well as over 100 digital resources. She can be found at www.facebook.com/teachingresources.
Apr 21 2016
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Rank #4: Do Students Learn Better In Chairs or Couches?

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Our guest is on a mission to transform his classroom from regimented rows and columns of desks to a room that looks more like a cozy coffee shop. Join us as we follow one teacher's quest to Starbucks his classroom.

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Oskar Cymerman is a Chemistry and Principles of Engineering Teacher at Woodbury
High School in the Twin Cities Metro Area, MN. He is interested in and frequently blogs about brain-based approaches to learning and classroom design. In addition to starting the "Starbucks My Classroom Project" and #StarbucksMyRoom, he is currently writing a book titled "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom."
Jun 27 2016
10 mins
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Rank #5: Teaching Kids to Be Kind

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Join us as we talk about how kindness can be taught in our schools.

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Caitlin Charnow is a seventh grade Language Arts Teacher, and the head of the National Junior Honor Society at Schmucker Middle School. It is a personal goal of hers to spread tolerance and understanding to her students, and to give them a voice. She is excited to realize this goal through leading the students in Project To Be Kind. Stacy Eck has been a teacher for 7 years and has served as the National Junior Honor Society leader at Schmucker Middle School for 3 years.
Mar 19 2016
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Rank #6: Getting Past the Barriers to Flipping Your Classroom

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The co-founder or the Flipped Classroom movement joins us to talk about breaking through the barriers to flipping your class.

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Jon Bergmann co-wrote the book, Flipped Classroom, and is a co-founder of the Flipped Learning Network (https://flippedlearning.org). Jon is a teacher, educational coach, and writer who has had the privilege of helping educators “turn learning on its head.” He is considered one of the pioneers in the flipped class movement.
Oct 08 2016
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Rank #7: Throwing Students Across the Room Doesn't Work, This Does...

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Losing control of the classroom is one of our worst fears. What would you do if a student became defiant or your classroom began to spin out of control? Our guest offers five tips that can prevent you from losing it, or help reel things back in if you do.

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Steve Miletto is in his 29th year in public education in Georgia. He has been a high school history teacher, assistant principal and high school principal. He is the Executive Director of the Heart of Georgia RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) where he and his team work with 10 rural school systems to help them meet their needs. He was the 2009 Georgia Principal of the Year and one of three finalists for National Principal of the Year in 2010. He has a podcast called Teaching Learning Leading K12.
Nov 05 2015
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Rank #8: How I Shift Control of the Learning to Students

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As we prepare for the start of the new school year, we're taking this episode to talk about putting students in control of their learning. How can we shift the ownership?
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Michael Soskil was a top-10 finalist for this year's Global Teacher Prize, widely considered the Nobel Prize of Teaching, for the innovative ways he empowers his students to use learning to solve problems around the globe. He was a 2012 winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and currently teaches elementary science in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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Aug 09 2016
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Rank #9: 7 Keys to Control The Organizational Madness Involved in Teaching

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Our guest wrote the book on organizational tips for educators. In this episode he shares seven critical elements that should be part of any great organizational system.

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Frank Buck is a veteran school administrator, public speaker, coach, and writer. He is the author of Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders.
Jan 21 2016
11 mins
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Rank #10: 10 More Things You Can Do Easier in Google Classroom

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Most of us are simply not aware of all the features Google Classroom includes to make teaching easier, simpler, faster. In this episode, we look at a few more ways to use Google Classroom.

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Alice Keeler is a teacher on special assignment at ACEL charter high school, adjunct professor California State University Fresno, Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator, curriculum designer, consultant, speaker, presenter. An expert in educational technology Alice innovates instruction through gamification, redesigning classroom space and blended learning.
Jan 26 2016
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Rank #11: 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 #12: 300 Ways to Help Your Students Love Writing

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In this segment, we talk about a new book that offers 300 proven strategies to get students excited about writing.

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Jennifer Serravallo is a literacy consultant, speaker, and the author 11 books and resources including The Reading Strategies Book and the two-time award-winning Independent Reading Assessment Series.
Jun 16 2017
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Rank #13: How Skilled Teachers Cultivate Self-Motivated Students

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Both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can drive student learning and achievement. Tune in as we discuss how to best use each.

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Larry Ferlazzo began teaching in 2003 after working as a community organizer for nearly twenty years. An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges.
Dec 10 2016
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Rank #14: 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 #15: Helping Your Students Work Through Traumatic Experiences

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Educators around the nation are increasingly having to cope with events that traumatize students. An effective response requires close collaboration between teachers, administrators, and parents. Our guest provides a useful guide.

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Dr. Steven Berkowitz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and the Co-chair of the Disaster and Trauma Issues of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has responded to many mass casualty events and has written extensively on the topic of childhood trauma.
Oct 27 2016
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Rank #16: How Switching to Project-based Learning Changed Everything

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Shifting to project-based learning meant getting off of the stage, giving up control, and allowing my students room to fail.

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Lou Zulli Jr. has been an educator for 36 years, the past 18 as the IT instructor and network administrator for the Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, FL.
Mar 19 2016
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Rank #17: Why Do We Still Ask Students to "Sit and Learn" When We Know...

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Physical activity supports learning, reduces student behavior issues, and can eliminate the need for ADHD and ADD medications. If the value of active learning is clear, why are we still asking students to sit still and learn?

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Dr. Brad Johnson is an international speaker in the field of education. He is author of What Schools Don't Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and in Life and his latest book, From School Administrator to School Leader: 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential.
Jun 09 2017
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Rank #18: Teaching Pitfalls: Signs That You're Out of Balance and Heading for Burnout

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In this segment, we talk about the dangers of teaching without balance. What is balance? How does balance lead to burnout? What are the red flags that signal you are slipping into the danger zone? What should you do?

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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.
Dec 08 2015
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Rank #19: Project-Based Learning: Teaching Students to Be Great Curators

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Our guest has developed an engaging program to teach students the difference between collecting and curating in the context of learning through inquiry. Learn more.

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Nancy White, a librarian by profession, is the 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist for Academy District 20 in Colorado Springs since 2010. She provides coaching and professional development for teachers to help them transform teaching and learning to be more relevant, engaging, and enduring for each learner.
Nov 14 2015
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Rank #20: A Classroom of Possibilities: Staying Energized and Optimistic

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Staying focused on the possibilities matters. Join us as we talk about how to create a classroom environment that is brimming with energy and optimism.

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Angela Maiers has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years. Her powerful message and down-to-earth style have made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker for education conferences, corporate events and innovation summits.
Angela is the author of six books, and the founder of Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems.
Mar 28 2016
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