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Jam-packed with cool classrooms, cool apps, and cool teaching ideas, full-time teacher, Vicki Davis, who blogs as the Cool Cat Teacher, loves to interview awesome teachers and educators from around the world on this teacher podcast. Her goal is to interview the most in-classroom teachers on one helpful teacher podcast. She loves to encourage and share other education podcasts too. You can follow Vicki @coolcatteacher on all social media and join the conversation.

10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher Vicki Davis

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Jam-packed with cool classrooms, cool apps, and cool teaching ideas, full-time teacher, Vicki Davis, who blogs as the Cool Cat Teacher, loves to interview awesome teachers and educators from around the world on this teacher podcast. Her goal is to interview the most in-classroom teachers on one helpful teacher podcast. She loves to encourage and share other education podcasts too. You can follow Vicki @coolcatteacher on all social media and join the conversation.

    How to Use Notion

    How to Use Notion

    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.
    Also, you can save 20% off your next course by using the code CAT20. I love their courses because they are flexible, with up to 6 months to complete, and you can receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or continuing education units that meet your state requirements. With over 280 courses to choose from, Advancement Course offers subjects in everything from educator wellness to social-emotional learning and more. After you pick your PD, use the code CAT20 to save 20%. Thank you, Advancement Courses, for sponsoring today’s show.
    Show Notes and Resources: https://www.coolcatteacher.com/e792
    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."

    • 8 min
    Differentiating Reading Instruction in Kindergarten through 5th Grade

    Differentiating Reading Instruction in Kindergarten through 5th Grade

    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 everything about differentiating instruction with reading and is designed to be a complete overview to help every teacher working with young or struggling readers. This episode also includes a transcript on differentiating instruction.
    Show notes and transcript: https://www.coolcatteacher.com/e791
    sponsor: Thank you eSpark 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 reading and math activities that students love. eSpark is free for teachers.Each Quest includes a pre-quiz, framing videos, instructional videos, practice activities, critical thinking challenges, a post-quiz, and an optional student recording. I love that for activities to remain in the eSpark catalog that it must have a high student engagement rating based on a student chosen thumbs-up or thumbs-down. You can even import NWEA or STAR data to give students a more differentiated experience from the first log on. Oh and did I say it is free for teachers! So, go to go.eSpark.app forward slash cool cat teacher - that’s g-o dot e-spark dot a-p-p forward slash Cool Cat Teacher and sign up today for eSpark. You’ll be glad you did.
    Laura Robb - Bio as Submitted
    Author, teacher, coach, and international speaker, Laura Robb has completed more than 43 years of teaching in grades 4-8, and she returns to teach striving readers each year. Robb received the Richard W. Halle Award for outstanding middle level educator from NCTE as well as the Friends of Literacy Award from the Nassau Reading Council.
    Laura Robb has written more than 30 books for teachers. Recently she has completed two books with her son Evan Robb, a middle school principal. TeamMakers: Positively Impacting the Lives of Children through District-Wide Dreaming, Collaborating, and Change, published by Dave Burgess Publishing was published in 2019. Schools Full of Readers: Tools for Teachers, Coaches and leaders to Support Students, is also from 2019. 
    In 2016, two books were published: The Reading Intervention Toolkit, by Shell Education and Read Talk Write: 35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and Nonfiction, published by Corwin Literacy. Corwin Literacy also published Robb’s Vocabulary Is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Complex Texts.
    Her newest for Heinemann is a First Hand Curriculum: Smart Writing: Practical Units For Teaching Middle School Writers, and a professional book, Teaching Middle School Writers: What Every English Teacher Needs to Know. For Scholastic, Robb has completed several best sellers including the first and second editions of Teaching Reading in Middle School, Differentiating Reading Instruction, Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math, and her newest, Unlocking Complex Texts.
    Robb is a keynote and featured speaker at conferences and leads workshops all over the country and in Canada. She writes articles for education journals and blogs. She is a regular contributor to www.therobbreviewblog.com and has a series of podcasts with Evan Robb that you can access on https://therobbreviewpodcast.podbean.com.
    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

    • 29 min
    How to Teach AI with Experiments & Ethics

    How to Teach AI with Experiments & Ethics

    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: https://www.coolcatteacher.com/e790
    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.
    Also, you can save 20% off your next course by using the code CAT20. I love their courses because they are flexible, with up to 6 months to complete, and you can receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or continuing education units that meet your state requirements. With over 280 courses to choose from, Advancement Course offers subjects in everything from educator wellness to social-emotional learning and more. After you pick your PD, use the code CAT20 to save 20%. Thank you, Advancement Courses, for sponsoring today’s show.
    Roberta Freitas
    EdTech coordinator at Ibeu, an English Language School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. GEG Leader and Google Innovator. Maker enthusiast, passionate learner, edtech lover! Outside school - a singer, guitar player, fashionist, traveler, and life lover!
    Website: https://campsite.bio/betafreitas
    Twitter: @beta_freitas
     
    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 min
    Graphic Design for Educators

    Graphic Design for Educators

    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: https://www.coolcatteacher.com/e789
    Sponsor: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.
    Also, you can save 20% off your next course by using the code CAT20. I love their courses because they are flexible, with up to 6 months to complete, and you can receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or continuing education units that meet your state requirements. With over 280 courses to choose from, Advancement Course offers subjects in everything from educator wellness to social-emotional learning and more. After you pick your PD, use the code CAT20 to save 20%. Thank you, Advancement Courses, for sponsoring today’s show.
    Sadie Lewis - Bio as Submitted
    Sadie Lewis is the Director of Instructional Design + Personalized Learning in the Mehlville School District, where she works to develop programs and professional learning around instructional design, technology integration, engagement strategies and best practices. She works with teachers to plan innovative lessons and activities, and provides classroom support to foster authentic learning. Sadie is a Google Certified Innovator, and has presented at ISTE, ICE Indiana, MassCUE, FETC, METC, and regional conferences on design, instructional technology, and professional learning.
    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."
     

    • 16 min
    The Future of Edtech

    The Future of Edtech

    Where will edtech go in the future? How do we evaluate what to keep doing and what to change? What are the biggest mistakes with edtech that are causing undue technostress on teachers? Al Kingsley tackles these questions and more on this episode.
    Show Notes, Transcript & Resources: https://www.coolcatteacher.com/e788/ 
    Sponsor: 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.
    Also, you can save 20% off your next course by using the code CAT20. I love their courses because they are flexible, with up to 6 months to complete, and you can receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or continuing education units that meet your state requirements. With over 280 courses to choose from, Advancement Course offers subjects in everything from educator wellness to social-emotional learning and more. After you pick your PD, use the code CAT20 to save 20%. Thank you, Advancement Courses, for sponsoring today’s show.
    Al Kingsley - Bio as Submitted
    Al Kingsley is CEO of the EdTech company NetSupport and is Chair of a Multi-Academy Trust. He is also a published Author and has almost 30 years' experience in education technology, digital strategy, and improving learning outcomes.
    Website = https://alkingsley.com/ 
    Twitter = @AlKingsley_Edu
    Instagram =@ alkingsley

    • 14 min
    My Favorite Books of Summer 2022

    My Favorite Books of Summer 2022

    My goal is to read books for an hour each night. In this episode, I wanted to share some of the books that have me thinking this summer. It is a wide assortment of books that I've linked to at the bottom of the show. From technology to interpersonal skills to ponderings from history, sometimes patterns emerge between random books in surprising ways. If you have books you'd like to suggest for my reading list, message me on Twitter or use the contact us form on my website. I'd love to hear what you're reading!
    Today’s sponsor is Lum.io, an award-winning digital learning tool that will transform your lessons into active, collaborative learning experiences If you’re looking for a collaborative learning tool to make it easy to level up your lesson materials you already have with assessments, game-based activities, collaborative spaces and lots more all in one place, Lumio is the perfect choice for you. Head to Lum.io for more information and to sign up for FREE.
    Editing note: I used the pretty awesome Descript AI app for editing the audio. I also programmed an AI voice to overdub a few places where I made a mistake (instead of recording a word here or there.) I did have to give it permission (in my voice) and permit it to create a Voice clone of me. So far, I'm pretty impressed.
    As a note, this summer I'm also learning about AI and testing many apps like Descript to see where AI tools and assistants can help me be a better teacher and continue to share what I'm learning with those who find it interesting and helpful. You'll see lots of info on past blog posts and in my newsletter.
    Notes - https://www.coolcatteacher.com/e787
    I hope you'll listen to the show to see my thoughts on this assortment of books mentioned in this episode.
    To Access Your Kindle "notebook" if you take notes in your Kindle - read.amazon.com/notebook  Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking by Sönke Ahrens 
    The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
    The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Transforming Business, Industries and Our Lives by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
    The Tech-Wise Family: Every Day Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon Deep Work by Cal Newport The Last Lion - Alone 1934-1940 - Part 1 - by William Manchester Author Vance Havner

    • 16 min

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