Math Teacher: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom

Gerald Aungst on episode 320 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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The 5 C’s of the awesome math classroom are conjecture, communication, collaboration, chaos (listen to the show and don’t be afraid), and celebration according to 25-year educator Gerald Aungst. Gerald is author of Five Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom and gives us an overview of what makes an incredible math classroom. Listen Now Listen […]

District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design

Dr. Steven Weber on episode 319 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

More than 60 teachers in Dr. Steven Weber’s district helped write their math curriculum. Now, they are excited. Learn how this process not only helps develop curriculum, it also develops teacher leaders and promotes the important conversations that need to happen. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. […]

Literature Performance Odyssey with Drama and Student Leadership

Marynn Dause on episode 318 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

They only had a 2 ½ weeks to teach the entire Odyssey. So, teacher Marynn Dause met with her students. They decided to follow the pattern of Homer and become storytelling bards themselves with powerful results. Marynn shares this innovative approach to teaching the Odyssey invented by her students along with their advice for using […]

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

Laura Dennis on episode 317 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Hyperdocs literacy task boards and Flipgrid are two favorite tools of Laura Dennis, third grade teacher. Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. *** Enhanced Transcript Laura Dennis: Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards […]

ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

Stephanie Goldman on episode 316 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie calls this the ACE method of mentoring: Access, Collaboration and Experimentation. Learn this powerful method of mentoring. Next week we’ll interview Lindsay George, the other half of this experience. Listen Now Listen to the […]

Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today

Trevor MacKenzie on episode 315 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Fantastic ideas to bring the inquiry mindset into the classroom including curiosity jars, provocations and more. Trevor MacKenzie gives us ideas to help kids become excited and curious. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. *** Enhanced Transcript Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into […]

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Ann Oro helped her diocese develop curriculum standards for digital citizenship by grade level. Ann also talks about the fifth-grade course piloted by Seton Hall in two of her schools. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. *** Enhanced Transcript Ann Oro: A Digital Citizenship Curriculum Link to […]

FREE Healthy Lifestyle Program for Schools: fit4Schools

Daily Fitness Challenges, a Fun Sweepstakes, and a Way to Link to Parents for Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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We need promote healthy lifestyles for our students. The program fit4Schools from Sanford Health, collaborating with WebMD is just that program. In this post, I’m going to tell you about the fit4Schools, a daily program you can use in your classroom to boost fitness, and an awesome contest that you can enter to win rainy […]

Carrie Pierce: Discovery and Inquiry-Based Learning in Math

Carrie Pierce on episode 313 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Eighth-grade teacher Carrie Pierce uses discovery and inquiry-based learning in her classroom (and no textbooks.) Dig into how she makes math marvelous! Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. *** Enhanced Transcript Discovery and Inquiry-Based Learning in Math Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e313 Date: May 16, 2018 Vicki: Today […]

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

How Student Goal Setting and Reflection Can Be Game-Changing in the Classroom

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Sown to Grow is a student-driven platform where students set goals and reflect on their learning. This tool is designed to help them own their learning and understand their progress while providing teachers with valuable feedback about how students feel about the process of learning. Sown to Grow nurtures a growth mindset. As students reflect […]