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.
Current Research and 4 Trauma Informed Principles to Help Students Now
We've updated the popular show from the spring with current research in October 2020 with Dr. Eric Rossen, the Director of professional development and standards for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) which has created a recent COVID19 Resource Center. In today's show, Dr. Rossen helps us understand how we can help children wherever they are learning and wherever we are teaching. www.coolcatteacher.com/e707 Sponsor: Impero Teachers are often a first line of defense when it comes to looking out for students’ wellbeing.  I’ve discovered an amazing FREE tool from Impero Software that can help.  Impero back:drop is a free, cloud-based solution that helps schools manage and record student health information such as mental health, behavioral or health issues (including COVID-19 symptoms) or other concerns. Impero back:drop eliminates the need for paper-based reporting, plus provides a safe and secure place to record and store information about student safety concerns. I love Impero back:drop because it really helps inform educators about a student’s health, from first aid, to sickness, to more complex mental health issues they may be experiencing. It’s FERPA, COPPA and HIPAA compliant, plus information can only be shared with permitted staff members. I hope you’ll check out Impero back:drop. You can sign up at imperosoftware.com/us/coolcatteacher. Resources Mentioned on the Show 10 Trauma-Informed Principles for Educators Now with Dr. Eric Rossen March 2020 Show COVID19 Resource Center Dr. Eric Rossen - Bio as Submitted Dr. Eric Rossen is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist. Dr. Rossen is currently the Director of Professional Development and Standards with the National Association of School Psychologists which has created a recent COVID19 Resource Center. He has worked in public schools and in independent practice and has served as a college instructor and adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri and Prince George’s Community College. He has presented across the US and internationally, and published dozens of articles and book chapters related to school psychology, school safety, and trauma. He is most recently the editor of Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, 2nd Edition, and coauthor of the book Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to The IEP Process: From Referral to Development. You can learn more about Dr. Rossen on his website: www.ericrossen.com; and follow him on Twitter: @E_Rossen 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."
Oct 26
18 min
How I Teach About Big Data and Lesson Plan
In this episode, I give you a peek into my classroom. I take a topic that isn't super simple -- databases -- and show how I teach it with 2 simple projects, some game based learning, concrete examples, and how my students all master the topic in five days. While you might not be interested in Big Data or Databases, it is part of your student's future and so it is good to be introduced to the topic. Of interest to most of you, however, will be how I plan lessons. I design ahead for common mistakes, use concrete examples, use formative assessment and don't test but have mastery from all my students. This may sound impossible but it can be done. I hope this helps and encourages you and it also helps show how I reach kids who are at home as well. www.coolcatteacher.com/e706 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! Vicki Davis - Bio Vicki Davis is a classroom teacher and an Instructional Technology Director. She blogs at the Cool Cat Teacher Blog and hosts this podcast. See www.coolcatteacher.com/bio for her full bio. 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."
Oct 24
24 min
9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now
Rachelle Dene Poth shares 9 of her favorite EdTech ideas that you can easily use now, no matter what your classroom environment requirements are. Teachers are looking for easy and helpful resources, and right now with so much going on searching for the best solutions can be overwhelming, and Rachelle is a great resource to tap into for all things EdTech. www.coolcatteacher.com/e705  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! Resources from the Podcast: Buncee Zigazoo Nearpod Edpuzzle Formative Wakelet Gosynth Gimkit Quizziz  Rachelle Dene Poth - Bio as Submitted Rachelle Dene Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: What’s nExT in Emerging Technology at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. She is a Consultant and Speaker, owner of ThriveinEDU LLC Consulting. She serves as the past-president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and serves on the Leadership team of the Mobile Learning Network. At ISTE19, she received the Making IT Happen Award and a Presidential Gold Award for volunteer service to education. She is also a Buncee Ambassador, Nearpod PioNear and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Rachelle is the author of four books, ‘In Other Words: Quotes That Push Our Thinking,” “Unconventional Ways to Thrive in EDU” (EduMatch) and “The Future is Now: Looking Back to Move Ahead,” Rachelle Dene’s latest book is with ISTE “Chart A New Course: A Guide to Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow’s World." Rachelle is a blogger for Getting  Smart, Defined Learning, District Administration, NEO LMS, and the  STEM Informer with Newsweek.  Follow Rachelle on Twitter @Rdene915 and on Instagram @Rdene915. Rachelle has a podcast, ThriveinEDU available at https://anchor.fm/rdene915 Her books are available at bit.ly/Pothbooks She has a weekly show on LearningRevolution.com, ThriveinEDU 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."
Oct 21
12 min
Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL with Erica Boomsma
Erica Boomsma is in South Dakota where they have been teaching in face to face school for the last four weeks. She talks about the fears she had in going back, the protocols they are using and the positive experiences they are having amidst the masks and shields. Face to face school may be a better alternative than many imagine - even those who struggle with worry. Listen to Erica's experience and figure out how you can prepare yourself and your students for the day you walk back into your classroom. www.coolcatteacher.com/e704  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! Erica Boomsma - Bio as Submitted Erica Boomsma is a dedicated 4th Grade Teacher with 18 years of experience teaching a culturally diverse student population in Huron, South Dakota. Striving to meet the needs of her students, she absolutely loves her job because for her it is her dream come true - she is a teacher! Twitter: @ericaboomsma  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."
Oct 13
16 min
Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin
Megan Padden-Shin has successfully built a tutoring and teaching company during the past two years. She talks about the challenges of building her business and how she's now arrived at a place where she's making more money than she did as a teacher in a traditional school. She talks about what her day looks like, gives advice to educators starting their own business, and success tips on making it through the first year of starting your business. For many educators who find themselves unable to return to face-to-face schooling, this can be a great option. www.coolcatteacher.com/e703  Sponsor: Trilogy Mentors Teachers, things are different for us right now but there are many opportunities for you to tutor and help students in your communities. 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. Megan Padden-Shin - Bio as Submitted Megan Padden-Shin has been in the field of education for nearly 15 years. She is the owner of O.W.L. Educational Services and recently launched her own online 6-12 school called Our Wisdom Leads Academy. Website: www.OwlEducationalServices.com  Twitter: @educated_owl 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."
Sep 29
16 min
Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning Now with Dr. Matthew Rhoads
Dr. Matthew Rhoads is teaching at a distance and coaching other teachers to improve their teaching as well. Based in San Diego, Dr. Rhoads talks about how to integrate instructional strategies, have a teacher toolbox, how to show teachers technology, using Google Jamboard to brainstorm, how to observe and model online teaching for teachers. Additionally, he shares thoughts on how to use Zoom effectively (and not too much) and how to engage students. Finally, he reflects on attendance issues and how to help students who need it most. www.coolcatteacher.com/e702  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. Matthew Rhoads - Bio as Submitted Matthew Rhoads, Ed.D. is an Educational Specialist at a secondary school in a school district located in North San Diego County. He is also a lecturer at San Diego State University on Educational Technology and Instruction as well as a student teacher supervisor for the Dual Language and English Learner department. Dr. Rhoads is also an educational consultant with Discovery Source. His new book is Navigating the Toggled Term: Preparing Secondary Educators for Navigating Fall 2020 and Beyond, which discuss how schools can navigate online, hybrid learning, and traditional classroom settings by moving interchangeably between each of these educational settings with the online instructional infrastructure and the toggled term instructional model. Navigating the Toggled Term also provides chapters on selecting edtech tools, edtech tools and their instructional applications, differentiating instruction, Special Education case management and online IEPs, reopening schools and refining reopening school plans, and instructional and organizational frameworks that can help schools and districts toggle between online, hybrid, and traditional educational settings. Website: www.matthewrhoads.com  Twitter: @mattrhoads1990 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."
Sep 27
13 min
Education Renaissance: Research on Returning to School after Natural Disasters with Dr. Brianna Kurtz
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."
Sep 20
14 min
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!
Sep 17
31 min
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 Flipchart Wipebook 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."
Sep 15
12 min
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."
Sep 10
11 min
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