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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.

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.

    A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

    A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

    Yes, 2020 has been a year like no other, and today's guest, Pamela Livingston Guadet, interviewed a wide variety of school tech directors to hear their stories of triage teaching during the COVID-19 emergency. Today, she shares their wisdom, including the positives, negatives, the things that shocked her, and what her research shows that everyone should know about moving forward in 2021. Pamela is the author of the book, “Like No Other School Year: 2020, COVID-19 and the Growth of Online Learning."
    Sponsor:  It’s a new year and time to plan your professional development with Advancement Courses. They offer over 280 online graduate-level PD courses in 20 subject areas. They are online and self-paced, so you can take them anywhere, any time with up to six months to complete. Receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. And right now, you can save 20% off each course with the code COOL20 -- that’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat  and use the coupon code COOL20. 
    www.coolcatteacher.com/e717
    Pamela Livingston Gaudet - Bio As Submitted Pamela (Livingston) Gaudet is the author of “Like No Other School Year: 2020, COVID-19 and the Growth of Online Learning”  For the book, Pamela interviewed public, independent and international school technology directors to hear their stories of triage teaching during the COVID-19 emergency including what was important and what is still needed for online learning. Pamela was a technology director and teacher at public, charter and independent schools and then moved to education technology companies where she built products used by millions of students in K-12 schools.
    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 min
    E716 Google Jamboard 2021 Update with Tom Mullaney

    E716 Google Jamboard 2021 Update with Tom Mullaney

    One of the most popular shows of 2018 was with Tom Mullaney on Google Jamboard so we've updated it for 2021! In this show, Tom shows us how teachers are using Google Jamboard, why it is so popular, and how you can use it to teach. Let's Jam!
    Sponsor:  It’s a new year and time to plan your professional development with Advancement Courses. They offer over 280 online graduate-level PD courses in 20 subject areas. They are online and self-paced, so you can take them anywhere, any time with up to six months to complete. Receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. And right now, you can save 20% off each course with the code COOL20 -- that’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat  and use the coupon code COOL20. 
    www.coolcatteacher.com/e716
    Tom Mullaney - Bio As Submitted Tom Mullaney is a Digital Learning Integration Designer for the San Francisco Unified School District. Tom’s education experience includes Special Education, Social Studies, and educational technology coaching in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. He is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer. Tom hosts the Sustainable Teaching Podcast where he interviews teachers about their careers and passions. Connect with him on Twitter, @TomEMullaney.
    Blog: https://tommullaney.com/

    • 12 min
    Virtual Bulletin Boards: How School Counselors and Others Can Connect Virtually with Emma Tagariello

    Virtual Bulletin Boards: How School Counselors and Others Can Connect Virtually with Emma Tagariello

    School counselors and teachers are working to creatively and authentically connect with students in both face to face, distance, and hybrid environments. Even in face to face, we're still at a distance. School counselor Emma Tagariello is working to connect with her students using virtual bulletin boards and other technologies. In today's show, she's sharing what being a school counselor looks like now and how she's working to help kids every day. These ideas will be great to use with upcoming holidays and seasons.
    www.coolcatteacher.com/e715
    Sponsor: Educaplay is inviting all educators to try their platform. You can create your own crossword puzzles, memory games, map games, scrambles, matching, and more educational activities on this versatile website. Go to www.educaplay.com, sign up for a free account. Then the fun begins! Not only can you create and share, but you can also search for activities created by other teachers and easily share them to Google Classroom. You can even win a free premium account when you share your review of Educaplay with the hashtag #EducaplaywithUS. Try out Educaplay today!
    Post financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). A way of making Europe.
    Emma Tagariello Emma Tagariello is a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor from Madison, New Jersey. She works as a Student Assistance Counselor in the Butler, New Jersey school district, working primarily with middle school students.

    Emma is passionate about connecting with students and creating a safe space as they learn to navigate through adolescence.
    @RBSTagariello
    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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    How to Overcome Your Self Limiting Beliefs

    How to Overcome Your Self Limiting Beliefs

    Sometimes our own beliefs can limit our ability in the classroom - these are called self-limiting beliefs. Today's guest, Dr. Brandon Beck, helps us learn how to face our self-limiting beliefs, appreciate the positive things we have done, and move forward to a brighter future.
    www.coolcatteacher.com/e714
    Sponsor: Educaplay is inviting all educators to try their platform. You can create your own crossword puzzles, memory games, map games, scrambles, matching, and more educational activities on this versatile website. Go to www.educaplay.com, sign up for a free account. Then the fun begins! Not only can you create and share, but you can also search for activities created by other teachers and easily share them to Google Classroom. You can even win a free premium account when you share your review of Educaplay with the hashtag #EducaplaywithUS. Try out Educaplay today!
    Post financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). A way of making Europe.

    Dr. Brandon Beck's Bio as Submitted Dr. Brandon Beck is a National Board Certified teacher and Award Winning Professional Soccer Coach. He is the author of the new book "Unlocking Unlimited Potential" released from Codebreaker in December 2020.
    He also holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. His primary purpose as an educator and teacher leader is a simple one: “To inspire people (adults and kids) to have faith in themselves and believe in their inner genius.”
    He has been an elementary teacher for 20 years, a monolingual, dual language teacher, and holds a wide range of educational experience in versatile settings. He is also a Professor at Manhattanville College, NY, an editor and reviewer for AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, a regular presenter at state, regional, and national conferences, a motivational speaker for students and educators, a life coach, and an education consultant.
    As a speaker, author, educator, and consultant his areas of expertise include:
    Rediscovering Your “Why” Self-Efficacy & Growth Mindset Social-Emotional Learning English Language Learners Culturally Responsive Teaching Therapeutic Animals in schools Dr. Beck is a Mutt-i-grees National Trainer. Mutt-i-grees is a program designed by Yale University’s School for the 21st Century in partnership with North Shore Animal League of American and the Pet Savers Foundation. The Mutt-i-grees curriculum is an innovative Pre-K – Grade 12 social-emotional learning program that brings adopted shelter dogs into schools.

    Dr. Beck is also an entrepreneur, ex semi-pro soccer player, and a professional soccer coach. He is currently a nationally certified instructor for the United States Soccer Federation. In addition, he has coached High School and Premier soccer teams that have won numerous state, regional, and national championships.
    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 min
    How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

    How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance

    Many of us are learning to traverse between online and in-person learning environments. Our guest Aaron Johnson, author of Online Teaching with Zoom, shares with us how to better engage students through Zoom, so we can all teach effectively at a distance.
    www.coolcatteacher.com/e713 
    Sponsor: GoGuardian The State of Engagement Report 2020 has valuable classroom research and information on distance learning best practices. This must-read report is funded by GoGuardian and includes a meta-analysis of best practices in engaging distance learning. We can improve engagement with our students - no matter where they are learning. Thank you GoGuardian for sponsoring this podcast and the report. Download the State of Engagement Report 2020 now!
    Aaron Johnson - Bio as Submitted Aaron Johnson is Associate Dean of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary, a graduate school in Littleton, Colorado. As a veteran online educator, Mr. Johnson's goal is to support teachers transitioning to the online classroom and those who want to improve their teaching skills.
    His books have become go-to resources for colleges, universities, and K-12 school districts. Their to-the-point style and practical ideas make them easy to read and immediately applicable. Readers describe the series as "useful," "helpful," "applicable," "reassuring," and "accessible."
    His background includes work as a junior high and high school teacher, instructional designer, and faculty developer. During the initial days of COVID, Mr. Johnson was a sought-after aid to institutions that needed help transitioning their faculty to online delivery.
    Books:
    Online Teaching with Zoom: A Guide for Teaching and Learning with Videoconference Platforms (Excellent Online Teching Book 2) Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online Blog: excellentonlineteaching.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 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."
    All opinions on this show are my own and those of my guests on the show and are not necessarily endorsed by the show's sponsor.
     

    • 11 min
    4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement

    4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement

    Our focus on the frontlines of education is to keep students engaged. We can never get enough ideas on how to help our students stay excited, engaged, and learning. Our guest today Mariana Aguilar is going to share with us four key factors for student engagement that she has come across in her research.
    www.coolcatteacher.com/e712
    Sponsor: GoGuardian The State of Engagement Report 2020 has valuable classroom research and information on distance learning best practices. This must-read report is funded by GoGuardian and includes a meta-analysis of best practices in engaging distance learning. We can improve engagement with our students - no matter where they are learning. Thank you GoGuardian for sponsoring this podcast and the report. Download the State of Engagement Report 2020 now.
    Mariana Aguilar - Bio as Submitted Mariana Aguilar leads the Research team at education technology company, GoGuardian. In her role, she seeks to understand the relationship between the digital learning experience and student outcomes. Mariana began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member teaching 3rd grade in South LA. Since then, she has worked with various education non-profits including Murmuration and Citizens of the World Los Angeles. 
    Twitter: @MarMarAguilar
    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."
    All opinions on this show are my own and those of my guests on the show and are not necessarily endorsed by the show's sponsor.
     

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