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Student Affairs Live Interview: Sarah Evans

Ed Cabellon sits down from the Student Affairs Technology Unconference in Boston with Sarah Evans from Sevans Strategy and Tracky to talk about social, techn...
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Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn

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10MT | #23 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Micki Uppena From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Librarian Micki Uppena has a student centered library. In addition to a rich maker space, Micki takes us on a journey into a 21st century library where kids love to learn. She also shares with us the free, inexpensive things she’s used to make her maker space awesome! Listen Now   Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Typical conversations Micki has with her students in the library The importance of relationships in the modern library Inspiring life long learning The most inexpensive tools that have transformed learning in her library The treasure boxes she uses to get kids excited I hope you enjoy this episode with Micki! Selected Links from this Episode Some of the links below are affiliate links . Twitter: @mic_uppena Legos: http://amzn.to/2lVWg3c K’Nex: http://amzn.to/2lbuR00 Green Screen: http://amzn.to/2mcEA67 Make sure you listen to the show to hear about the free, inexpensive things Micki uses. I would link to them, but you really can’t! DOWNLOAD Transcript #23 Micki Uppena and Her Student Centered Library Full Bio Micki Uppena Micki Uppena Micki Uppena is a K-12 Library Media Specialist in Lancaster, Wisconsin who believes that relationships are built with students through books and risk-taking. She is a member of WEMTA, the Nerdy Book Club, and the Schreiner Memorial Library Board of Trustees. Micki challenges herself to model life-long learning through technology, travel, and literature! Pictures of Micki’s Library / Classroom Great libraries are led by librarians who love to learn and read. Students are given lots of choices and love to read books about things they love. Students craft and make things as they find resources, books, and YouTube videos to help them on their journey. Great libraries celebrate learning and fantastic experiences. Technology is used, but relationships are central to the great library. Building and inventing happen in the library Students are part of exciting experiences like Breakout EDU boxes. Pretend and play is an important part of learning and sharing in the library.   Micki says green screen is one of the most important things for a modern library to have.   The post Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Bridge by Just Imagine

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This casual outfit features skinny jeans with an off the shoulder silk top. This outfit comes in 5 mesh sizes and is available in 5 different colors, each with a slightly different title. See the main store for details at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/245/214/22
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SureFire Suede Dusk Blue by Just Imagine

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This outfit includes a cropped jacket, a woolly top, shorts with side pockets, and a fringed shoulder bag. A great outfit for traveling and exploring.Also available in Grey, Green, Pink, Marsala, and Brown. Get your outfit today at our main store http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/245/214/22
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5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez

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10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Jennifer Gonzalez From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Technology moves so quickly! Do you know what to try next? Well, today’s guest and edtech expert Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy   gives us some amazing tools to try for Five Idea Friday. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” The Teacher’s Guide to Technology for 2017 is here. Jennifer Gonzalez has done it again with this useful book I’m recommending as part of today’s show. This link is an affiliate link . In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Jennifer’s five tools she recommends teachers try How teachers can prevent being overwhelmed I hope you enjoy this episode with Jennifer! Selected Links from this Episode Jennifer’s Blog http://cultofpedagogy.com Jennifer’s Podcast https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/pod/ Peergrade – https://www.peergrade.io/ Google Docs http://docs.google.com Google Drive http://drive.google.com CommonLit https://www.commonlit.org/ My Simple Show https://www.mysimpleshow.com/ Adobe Spark https://spark.adobe.com/ Elink https://elink.io/ Smore https://www.smore.com/ DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT Episode 20 Jennifer Gonzalez Full Bio Jennifer Gonzalez Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy  is a National Board Certified teacher with over 10 years of classroom experience in middle school language arts and teacher preparation at the college level. She is the creator of Cult of Pedagogy, where she now works full-time helping teachers perfect their craft. The post 5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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The Lemonade War that Motivated a Whole School to Read

10MT | #18 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Principal Ryan Kaczmark From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter When I called Principal Ryan Kaczmark @rkaczmark , he bubbled over with excitement from the Lemonade Wars experience. This elementary school-wide reading project is a sizzling combination of reading, parent relations, community service, school spirit, communications, and social media savvy. Listen Now We were going to talk about technology or school design or something else. But I’m happy that he talked about the Lemonade Wars and raising money for Mike’s Lemonade stand to help childhood cancer and everything that had just happened. I had to let him tell his story. So, today’s Wonderful Wednesday with Ryan Kaczmark sounds more like a phone call between an excited educator (Ryan) and a curious one (me) than a “show.” But that’s OK. The 10-Minute Teacher is a journey into what’s happening in schools now and you get a cool project for today’s show. Today, Ryan shares: The story of a literacy project turned community service The joy of learning and helping others How he used social media to spur on excitement The power of having a fantastic team of teachers on your staff The positive community response you get when you use social media for good. Enjoy today’s show with Ryan! Leave a review on iTunes . Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Want to hear another inspiring literacy story?  Listen to Jennifer Serravallo talk about 5 Ideas for teaching writing in the classroom. Selected Links from this Episode Alex’s Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer – https://www.alexslemonade.org/ The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies – http://amzn.to/2kWWxAU Ryan Kaczmark on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/rkaczmark DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT #18 Ryan Kaczmark Full Bio Ryan Kaczmark The principal of Mercersburg and Montgomery Elementary school in the Tuscarora School District. Father of Alex (9) and Macie (4). Wife Courtney, who is currently a 3-5 Stem teacher. I am a former special education teacher and middle school math teacher. The post The Lemonade War that Motivated a Whole School to Read appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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What is the Aroma of Your Life?

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Living a life well lived From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This morning I was getting ready to hop in the shower. I had my cup of coffee on the bathroom counter and accidentally hit it! Coffee went everywhere. After washing hairbrushes and bottles and hairspray and everything, the coffee was gone. The bathroom smells very much like coffee, though. It led me to this thought, “If my life had a smell, what would it be?” Would it be the fragrance of a life well lived? Of joyful thoughts? Of fragrant conversations? Of sweet smelling friendships? Rotten Because there are some people, who might smell like the trash. They wake up every morning and splash on some bitterness. To that, they add anger. And then on top of it, they toss a little resentment. And that, my friends, is perhaps an aromatic life, but not in a good way. Some people wear the aroma of their life upon their face . As they walk, you see the anger. The pain. The hurt. And I’m not saying that some people’s lives aren’t hard. I’m also not making a statement of my life. We all have struggles. If you don’t think so, let me gently suggest that you look at little closer at other people’s lives before you think they have it easy. Each person is fighting a battle as Tim Hadley said on last weeks’ show. The rotting refuse of a rotten attitude can happen to us all. Because I’ll admit, this time last year, my own attitude smelled more like garbage than flowers. The Choice The greatest most well-lived lives are those we examine. And when we’re too angry to confront ourselves and own up to the fact that while our circumstances are often not our choice — our ATTITUDE IS ONE OF THE ONLY CHOICES WE CAN MAKE — we’re missing out on life. If Viktor Frankl in a Nazi concentration camp can say, Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Then, I think, my friends, who are we to say that we cannot make a choice of our attitude as well? So, let me ask you again, “If your life had an aroma, what would it be?” Would you be pleased? Would others inhale with a smile on their face? Or would they fan their face and go running? I have a tray of perfume in my room. I’m about to go spray some on as the last thing I do before I head to school. I’m also about to decide to have a great attitude today. For, no matter what is going on, my ability to teach is limited or enhanced by the smell of my life. And a great attitude is as pleasing as the sweetest perfume.   The post What is the Aroma of Your Life? appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Quizlet 2017-A quick introduction via Russell Stannard

Quizlet 2017-A quick introduction via Russell Stannard | Durff | Scoop.it
Quizlet 2017 is a useful vocabulary practice and revision site. It offers thousands of free flash cards that you can use to revise vocabulary in many languages

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StoryKit on the App Store

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Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about StoryKit. Download StoryKit and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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A nice simple free app for creating digital books.

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The Heartwarming Story Behind the Viral Video and Principal Tim Hadley’s Stand Against Bullying

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10MT Episode #14 A Positive Way to Stand Against Bullying From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Bullying is so hard to handle. Often it is difficult to know what to do. Is it true? Was the student who is upset just overly sensitive? And then, those who do the bullying are often in the majority and “close ranks” so it can be almost impossible to get at the behavior. That is why Principal Tim Hadley’s (@MrHadleyHistory ) stand against bullying by shaving his head is so remarkable. His unique solution changed the conversation at his school, showing us that we educators really do have an opportunity to change the conversation. Listen Now Whether we realize it or not, the toughest situations are the canvas upon which we can paint the most vivid positive memories of how to live life. Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, let’s  think about how we can use unconventional responses to the most difficult problems we face at school. Tim Hadley is the principal at Pekin CSD Middle School in Packwood, Iowa. When a little boy, Jackston, came to school with a bald head in support of his grandfather with cancer and was picked on, Mr. Hadley’s unconventional solution has gone viral, and rightly so. Our ACTIONS often have more power than our WORDS.  This is one of those episodes you’ll want to share just because it hits at the heart of who we are as educators. We have thousands of examples of how NOT to handle bullying. Well, today, here’s a masterful example of what TO do. In this episode we cover… What happened when Tim got a call at home from a parent about bullying The creative way Tim decided to solve the problem The positive response from the student and parent How students are sorry for behavior and positive conversations have started Tim’s thoughts on handling bullying and what really works I hope you enjoy this episode with Tim! If you like the show, would you leave a review on iTunes ? Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Want to hear another inspiring story?  Listen to Jim Forde’s recording of “You’re the Teacher” and the inspiring message for teachers he shares with it. Selected Links from this Episode I found the raw, unedited video so you can see exactly what happened. There are other “polished” versions on Inside Edition, etc. but I wanted you to see it as it was. Just watch the beginning until the head shaving. I just think that the speech he gives about supporting one another and being a family is one every school should have and aspire to have. Tim Hadley Twitter @MrHadleyHistory Tim Hadley Blog Page http://preachinthechoir.blogspot.com/ DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT #14 Mr. Hadley Shaves His Head to Stand Against Bullying Full Bio Tim Hadley Tim Hadley is the current junior high and high school principal at Pekin Community Schools in Packwood, Iowa. Mr. Hadley has a passion for motivating all students to achieve the best they are capable of in all areas of life and education. He and his wife, Bethany, a Math teacher, reside in Ollie, Iowa with their two children. The post The Heartwarming Story Behind the Viral Video and Principal Tim Hadley’s Stand Against Bullying appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Imagine yourself in Red by Just Imagine

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A Valentine's Day outfit designed for you by Vita Theas. This flattering red mini dress comes in 5 mesh sizes with an optional long lace skirt. Available now at our mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/245/214/22
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A Song for Teachers: You’re the Teacher by Jim Forde #MondayMotivation

A Song for Teachers: You’re the Teacher by Jim Forde #MondayMotivation | Durff | Scoop.it
#11 Teacher Jim Forde shares his inspirational message for teachers and the story behind it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jim Forde (@stemnetwork ) is a middle school science teacher in Stamford, CT for over 20 years experience. He is a past Stamford teacher of the year and a 2016 White House Champion of Change honoree for work in CS in Education. As a STEM/CS advocate, he curates the @stemnetwork twitter feed (with over 3800 followers) when not singing and songwriting. Leave a review on iTunes to enter today’s contest for the Makerbot Replicator Mini+. See below for contest rules. Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Jim Forde’s song “You’re the Teacher” and his inspiring message helps us remember why we’re in this profession. Happy Motivational Monday! Get excited and ready for the week with today’s guest and motivational song. I hope you enjoy this episode with Jim Forde ! Want some more motivation for this Monday? Listen to last week’s show with Sylvia Duckworth about the most motivating sketchnotes in education today. Selected Links from this Episode You’re the Teacher – Song to purchase from Jimmy and the Keyz Jim Forde on Twitter https://twitter.com/stemnetwork Download Transcript 10MT #11 “You’re the Teacher” with Jim Forde Full Bio Jim Forde Jim Forde (@stemnetwork ) is a middle school science teacher in Stamford, CT for over 20 years experience. He is a past Stamford teacher of the year and a 2016 White House Champion of Change honoree for work in CS in Education. As a STEM/CS advocate, he curates the @stemnetwork twitter feed (with over 3800 followers) when not singing and songwriting. Contests included in this show MakerBot Replicator Mini+ Giveaway Contest Rules Manner of selection of winners: All classroom teachers with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher show will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner. Those who leave a review between 2/1/2017 and 2/3/2017 will have two entries for each review. The winner will be required to verify that they are a classroom teacher and that the MakerBot Mini+Replicator will be used in the classroom. Or, if the winner is not a classroom teacher, we must verify with an appropriately designated principal or administrator of the location in a classroom where the device will be placed. Winning another prize during the contest period from the 10 Minute Teacher Show does not exclude the winner from winning this prize. All reviews of the show are eligible for entry. Geographic Area and Eligibility : Due to shipping costs, this contest covers the United States and Canada. Classroom teachers or those in schools who will place the device in a classroom for student use are eligible to apply. Dates: February 1, 2017 – February 14, 2017 at midnight EST. How Prizes Will Be Awarded : All names of people who leave reviews will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator. Determination of date of winner : February 15, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner notified and verified to be a classroom teacher or to place the device in a classroom. If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected. No purchase necessary. Alternate method of free participation : You may mail your name, mailing address, email, phone number, and school name to ATTN: Lisa Durff 26 Beall Street, Frostburg, Maryland 21532. Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017. Void where prohibited. The post A Song for Teachers: You’re the Teacher by Jim Forde #MondayMotivation appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Senjata @ Surfside Hideaway – SHOWTIME MAGAZINE

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http://showtimemagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Senjata-senjata.witt1_001.jpgSenjata (senjata.witt) played this evening at the Surfside Hideaway. This woman can sing and on key! She plays her guitar to accompany her distinctive soprano which a wide range. This musician from Seattle delivers a performance reminiscent of Joan Baez. Surfside Hideaway features an extensive list of entertainers. Be sure to check out this venue set on an island and owned by Desirae Beaumont. Beware the sharks under the floor! Connect with Senjata FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/Senjata-Witt-200250419995121/?fref=nf Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/sen-flashwitt Google+ https://plus.google.com/117078736000075811194   Connect with Surfside Hideaway Calendar https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=j459kshcmupbmp56mebvgg432c@group.calendar.google.com
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What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

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10MT #22 | An Interview with Librarian Chad Lehman From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Librarian Chad Lehman helps us learn about the technologies we need to set up an awesome maker space. Guess what? Great maker spaces often have arts and crafts too! Additionally, Chad talks about how he orients students to the maker space and the biggest problems he’s had with it (and how he’s solving them.)  Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Today we’re continuing our drawing for a Kids Deserve It! Book, bracelet and sticker! Thanks Todd Nesloney! All you need to do is head over to leave a review on iTunes  and just include your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can enter you in the drawing. See Todd’s show for guidelines. In today’s show, we’ll discuss: So much making and building is going on in Chad Lehman’s library, that they are converting an adjacent computer lab into the maker space. All this activity has created some challenges, but Chad sees these as great challenges. The library is popular again! The technologies Chad has in his maker space The arts and materials he also has on hand How Chad introduces students to the space The biggest challenge Chad has with setting up the maker space What Chad is doing next to solve his maker space problems How a maker space changes learning in the school library. I hope you enjoy this episode with Chad! Selected Links from this Episode Some of the links below are affiliate links . Blog: http://chadlehman.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/imcguy Some things Chad has in his maker space: Makey Makey kits http://amzn.to/2mCDnkP Ollie robots http://amzn.to/2mCE2Tw LittleBits kits http://amzn.to/2mCUXVX Arduino coding kits http://amzn.to/2mmk8jG Bloxels videogame making kit http://amzn.to/2lNVftO Chad includes challenges and lots of choices for students. Chad explains how he presents those choices to students so they aren’t overwhelmed. Ozobot robots http://amzn.to/2l4mfIA Mandala coloring pages http://amzn.to/2mmpfjT paper rollercoaster station http://amzn.to/2lO5WwC KEVA plank section http://amzn.to/2lNOKaI 3D pens http://amzn.to/2m2Kqqg Spark Lightning Lab app http://amzn.to/2lh4bGf KEVA plank challenges http://www.kevaplanks.com/lesson-plans-challenges-games-activities/ DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT #22 Chad Lehman What to Put In Your Makerspace Full Bio Chad Lehman @imcguy I am happy to be a middle school library media specialist. The move to middle school comes after almost fifteen years in elementary education as a third grade teacher and as an elementary library media specialist. I also spent about three years working for Discovery Education as the Community Manager for the Discovery Educator Network, affectionately known as The DEN. When I’m not at working, I’m probably online, playing or watching sports, riding my Harley, or spending time with my family. These students are programming Ollie robots. Students are programming, creating and inventing. Keva plank challenges are a popular happening nowadays. The student is programming a video game in the maker space using Bloxels.     The post What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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How to Triumph Amidst the Struggle to Teach #mondaymotivation

How to Triumph Amidst the Struggle to Teach #mondaymotivation | Durff | Scoop.it
10MT #21 | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Todd Nesloney From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter To be remarkable teachers, we must learn to rise above our problems and bring our best self to the kids. Have you ever struggled to get out of the car to walk into school on Mondays? I have. As for me, I needed this Monday morning pep talk from Todd Nesloney, author of the book Kids Deserve It! . Listen Now     Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here  and choosing “Save As.” Todd is giving away a Kids Deserve It! Book, bracelet and sticker! Thanks Todd! All you need to do is head over to leave a review on iTunes  and just include your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can reach you. Teaching is important. It is awesome. But teaching is hard. (If you teach, you don’t need me to tell you. You live the struggle.) In today’s show Todd and I discuss: Leaving your stress in the car when you head into school Getting parents excited to receive your phone calls Unleashing student intrinsic motivation How to deal with failure The biggest mistake educators often make when trying to reach struggling kids I hope you enjoy this episode with Todd. Need some more Monday Morning Motivation? Check out last week’s show with Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate. Selected Links from this Episode Some links are affiliate links . Twitter https://twitter.com/techninjatodd Blog www.toddnesloney.com Book: Kids Deserve It! http://amzn.to/2lbWbGB “Hurting people hurt people and are easily hurt by people.” John Maxwell http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/pick-your-battles “Hats Off Cards”  http://webbelementary.blogspot.com/2016/11/some-have-no-one-else.html Todd Nesloney serving lunch was mentioned in my article – 5 Ways to Bring Out the Best of Everybody in Your School – http://www.coolcatteacher.com/bring-out-the-best-everybody-school/ Adam Welcome (co author of Kids Deserve It Book)   Twitter https://twitter.com/awelcome Adam Welcome Blog  http://adamwelcome.blogspot.com/ Research on Gratitude Making You Happier – http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier iTunes Review – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/10mt-10-minute-teacher-show/id1201263130 DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT Todd Nesloney on 10MT Full Bio Todd Nesloney Todd Nesloney @TechNinjaTodd is the Elementary Principal at Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas. He is a White House Champion of Change and the Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Teacher and Elementary Principal of the year. He is also the co-author of the best-selling book Kids Deserve It! Show Giveaway Rules BOOK GIVE AWAY: Todd is giving away a Kids Deserve It!  book, bracelet, and sticker! Manner of Selection of Winners: All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between February 27, 2017, and midnight on March 1, 2017, will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner. Geographic Area and Eligibility: This is being shipped by the author and the location that is being shipped to should be commensurate with the shipping cost to North America. If it is not, an alternate winner may be awarded. Dates: February 27, 2017 – March 1, 2017 at midnight EST. How Prizes Will be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews on iTunes during this review period will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator. Determination of date of winner:  March 3, 2017, the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified. No purchase necessary. Alternate method of free participation. You may also enter with a social media posting on Instagram or Twitter linking to the show using the hashtag #10MT. Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before March 30, 2017. Void where prohibited. The post How to Triumph Amidst the Struggle to Teach #mondaymotivation appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Freedom of the Press in USA

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I live in a country with FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. I will not wink the eye at Mr. Trump's censoring of my news.Followed @nytimes @BuzzFeedNews @CNN @The @latimes @politico and I suggested all my followers do likewise
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Sweety Grey Gold Casual Outfit by Just Imagine

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The Sweety Grey Gold mesh outfit includes a skirt and top in 5 sizes. This is the perfect chic outfit to wear for casual events during your second life. Available now at Just Imagine http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/245/214/22
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Check out this Second Life Marketplace Item!

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Thanks for choosing my store! Please come anytime to visit it, you will always be welcome.

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Don't miss the Cohen exhibit at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr.

Don't miss the Cohen exhibit at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr. | Durff | Scoop.it
Now is a great time to visit the exhibit by Lantana Silverweb now at Serena Imagine Arts Center. The exhibit entitled, "Homage to Leonard Cohen" is crafted by Lantana Silverweb. She enjoys communicating through 3D visual art within SL and has RL experience in artwork. Visit today at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/127/139/22 Exhibit available through February 28th.
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Evernote aims for speed and simplicity with its new iOS app

Evernote aims for speed and simplicity with its new iOS app | Durff | Scoop.it
How do you keep loyal users after quickly stepping back from a potentially intrusive new privacy policy? For Evernote, it's by releasing a new app tha

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Chou Chou Cocktail Dress by Just Imagine

Chou Chou Cocktail Dress by Just Imagine | Durff | Scoop.it
Get ready for your next cocktail party in a layered lace dress designed for you by Just Imagine. This dress comes in 5 mesh sizes with flexi lace and includes a rose decoration. Available now at our mainstore at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/245/214/22
 
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Tackling Behavior Problems by Acting out Negative Stereotypes

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10MT Episode #13 Interview with Todd Clinton about the "School Perfect" Project From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do you reduce problem behaviors? Could it be as simple as acting out negative behaviors? At first glance, the School Perfect project — where students act out inappropriate stereotypes — may be counterintuitive, however, sometimes kids need to know what NOT to do. Today, we’re focusing on two things: a project that is reducing negative behaviors and a story of how one teacher started on his journey of innovation. Listen to the show The teacher who has started School Perfect , Todd Clinton @motivatedthe , is a special education teacher in a middle school. He works with students with behavioral disabilities, typically autism, ADHD, and EMD. He was previously a banker, before deciding to pursue his passion of working with kids. He is a proud dad to one and loves teachers so much he married one. Topics include: Todd Clinton’s “School Perfect” YouTube project How this project is reducing negative behaviors in his school How we can use negative and positive modeling to improve classroom behavior His story of innovation and how he’s grown through the fear and push to innovate I hope you enjoy this episode with Todd! Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Want to hear about another way to engage students besides filmmaking? Listen to the podcast episode with Adam Bellow as he discusses breakout edu boxes and how they work. Selected Links from this Episode School Perfect YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZbPpT3j9qBOuI-5ofaPEvA/videos These students are beginning a journey. They are openly talking about things that are not helpful for learning and starting to understand how to make film. It is interesting to see their progress as you look at their films as they improve. I also wonder about the discussions they are having behind the scenes about appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Also, for those of you who may not like the topics discussed, these are real issues for teenagers and things that we classroom teachers often have to handle. If you think some of them are immature, it is because they are. These are kids and they’re not grown up yet! Todd Clinton’s Blog: http://www.themotivatedteacher.com/ Dude Perfect https://www.youtube.com/user/corycotton iMovie http://www.apple.com/imovie/ Innovate Like a Turtle – http://www.coolcatteacher.com/innovate-like-turtle/ DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT #13 Todd Clinton and School Perfect Full Bio Todd Clinton I am a special education teacher, in a middle school. I work with students with behavioral disabilities, typically autism, ADHD and EMD. I was previously a banker, before deciding to pursue my passion of working with kids. I am a proud dad to one and I love teachers so much I married one. The post Tackling Behavior Problems by Acting out Negative Stereotypes appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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A Song for Teachers: You’re the Teacher by Jim Forde #MondayMotivation

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#11 Teacher Jim Forde shares his inspirational song for teachers and the story behind it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jim Forde (@stemnetwork ) is a middle school science teacher in Stamford, CT for over 20 years experience. He is a past Stamford teacher of the year and a 2016 White House Champion of Change honoree for work in CS in Education. As a STEM/CS advocate, he curates the @stemnetwork twitter feed (with over 3800 followers) when not singing and songwriting. Leave a review on iTunes to enter today’s contest for the Makerbot Replicator Mini+. See below for contest rules. Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here . Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Jim Forde’s song “You’re the Teacher” and his inspiring message helps us remember why we’re in this profession. Happy Motivational Monday! Get excited and ready for the week with today’s guest and motivational song. I hope you enjoy this episode with Jim Forde ! Want some more motivation for this Monday? Listen to last week’s show with Sylvia Duckworth about the most motivating sketchnotes in education today. Selected Links from this Episode You’re the Teacher – Song to purchase from Jimmy and the Keyz Jim Forde on Twitter https://twitter.com/stemnetwork Download Transcript 10MT #11 “You’re the Teacher” with Jim Forde Full Bio Jim Forde Jim Forde (@stemnetwork ) is a middle school science teacher in Stamford, CT for over 20 years experience. He is a past Stamford teacher of the year and a 2016 White House Champion of Change honoree for work in CS in Education. As a STEM/CS advocate, he curates the @stemnetwork twitter feed (with over 3800 followers) when not singing and songwriting. Contests included in this show MakerBot Replicator Mini+ Giveaway Contest Rules Manner of selection of winners: All classroom teachers with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher show will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner. Those who leave a review between 2/1/2017 and 2/3/2017 will have two entries for each review. The winner will be required to verify that they are a classroom teacher and that the MakerBot Mini+Replicator will be used in the classroom. Or, if the winner is not a classroom teacher, we must verify with an appropriately designated principal or administrator of the location in a classroom where the device will be placed. Winning another prize during the contest period from the 10 Minute Teacher Show does not exclude the winner from winning this prize. All reviews of the show are eligible for entry. Geographic Area and Eligibility : Due to shipping costs, this contest covers the United States and Canada. Classroom teachers or those in schools who will place the device in a classroom for student use are eligible to apply. Dates: February 1, 2017 – February 14, 2017 at midnight EST. How Prizes Will Be Awarded : All names of people who leave reviews will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator. Determination of date of winner : February 15, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner notified and verified to be a classroom teacher or to place the device in a classroom. If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected. No purchase necessary. Alternate method of free participation : You may mail your name, mailing address, email, phone number, and school name to ATTN: Lisa Durff 26 Beall Street, Frostburg, Maryland 21532. Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017. Void where prohibited. The post A Song for Teachers: You’re the Teacher by Jim Forde #MondayMotivation appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow!
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Lantana Silverweb exhibit now at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr

Lantana Silverweb exhibit now at Serena Imagine Arts Ctr | Durff | Scoop.it
Now is a great time to visit the exhibit by Lantana Silverweb now at Serena Imagine Arts Center. The exhibit entitled, "Homage to Leonard Cohen" is crafted by Lantana Silverweb. She enjoys communicating through 3D visual art within SL and has RL experience in artwork. Visit today at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Imagine/127/139/22
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Senjata @ Surfside Hideaway

Senjata (senjata.witt) played this evening at the Surfside Hideaway. This woman can sing and on key! She plays her guitar to accompany her distinctive soprano which a wide range. This musician from Seattle delivers a performance reminiscent of Joan Baez.   Surfside Hideaway features an extensive list of entertainers. Be sure to check out this venue set on an island and owned by Desirae Beaumont. Beware the sharks under the floor!   Connect with Senjata FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/Senjata-Witt-200250419995121/?fref=nf Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/sen-flashwitt Google+ https://plus.google.com/117078736000075811194   Connect with Surfside Hideaway Calendar https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=j459kshcmupbmp56mebvgg432c@group.calendar.google.com
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