How I Plan My Lessons Digitally with Planboard

Why I Use Chalk and Planboard for Planning Now

How to Lesson Plan in the New Normal

It’s no surprise that the pandemic has caused a lot of headaches for educators. I bet you’re having your share as well, from adapting to hybrid learning, to planning curriculum and lessons, to keeping sane throughout all of this. It’s not been easy, but some good has come out of these difficult times. This post […]

Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL

Fourth Grade Teacher Erica Boomsma Talks about Face to Face School

Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL with Erica Boomsma

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 […]

Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning Now with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

Research-Based Strategies for Distance Learning 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 […]

Research on Returning to School After Natural Disasters with Dr. Brianna Kurtz

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 […]

Don’t Fall Out of the Boat: Lessons for Life with Vicki Davis

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 […]

Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson

Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson

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 […]

Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

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 […]

Hands On Ecology at a Distance

Hands On Ecology at a Distance

As you adapt lesson plans for distance learning, ecology offers great opportunities for backyard learning and learning at a distance. Today, Sara Owen talks about stream walks and outdoor classroom opportunities and how she uses the outdoors to teach. Sponsor: Wipebook Flipchart Wipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Check out […]

Writing: Teaching it Right Now

Dr. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl from the National Writing Project Teaches Us How

Writing: Teaching it Right Now

Writing has a powerful place in our classrooms right now. Dr. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl talks about the types of writing, research about writing, and how we can teach writing in the unique spaces and places we find ourselves this Fall 2020 in schools everywhere. No matter your teaching situation, you’ll find some ways that you can […]

The Epic E-Book of WebTools

Epic E-Book of WebTools

Kristina Holzweiss shares plain and simple terms some of the most timesaving, enriching online resources available to teachers today. 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 […]