159: Connecting Students in a Disconnected World
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Breakout rooms, collaborative projects, games—whatever we do, it's crucial that we do something to get our students talking to each other. In this episode, I'm giving you a huge list of ideas teachers have shared with me for getting students to interact better, both in-person and remotely.

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Teach Me, Teacher
Teach Me, Teacher
Teach Me, Teacher LLC
#194 Go the Extra Mile (CJ Reynolds pt.2)
Hello everyone! Educators DO A LOT to make sure kids get the content they need. They stay late to tutor. They craft lessons on the weekends and over breaks. They think and plan, and think and plan, and do it because it is all for the kids! One of my favorite educators modeling this right now is the wonderful CJ Reynolds, author of the fantastic book, Teach Your Class Off. In this episode we continue our talk about how CJ believes we should all be going the extra mile to build quality relationships with students, and meeting them where they are through their interests. We talk about why he loves pushing what is possible with students, and how doing something as simple as decorating your class to achieve a specific vibe might seem small, but could mean the world to your students. It's not enough to be good. We have to take the extra step to be great. It's for the kids!      This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and their new book Connecting with Students Online by Jennifer Serravallo. This book’s been getting a lot of buzz because finally someone is getting down to the nitty gritty details of effective online teaching during an unprecedented crisis. Jen Serravallo keeps the focus on what teachers do best: build relationships with students that drive learning and progress. And she shows how to do it remotely. She offers 55 streamlined instructional strategies we can use right away. Everything from conferring to small groups to communicating with a child’s parents or caregivers. Like everything Jen writes, Connecting with Students Online is accessible and respectful of teacher’s time. It’s filled with ready-to-use suggestions, and you don’t need a school technologist to implement them. You’ll find something here to help everyone in your classroom grow, even if you can’t be with them in person. Best of all, Jen will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to organizations that help children directly impacted by COVID-19. If you don’t have Jennifer Serravallo’s Connecting with Students Online, head over to Heinemann.com to read a sample chapter and find out what you’re missing. Or order yourself a copy. You’ll help yourself, your kids, and children struggling because of this this pandemic.
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Teaching to the TOP
Teaching to the TOP
TEACHING on the DOUBLE
055. Top 5 Organizational Tools You Need to be Using This Year!
One of the best parts of starting a new year is getting new supplies to help with our productivity. Well, it is no secret that we LOVE digital tools to help with productivity. Not only do you never have to worry about losing your things but you can have it everywhere you go without the bulk and weight of carrying physical items. We’ve narrowed down our TOP 5 favorite digital tools for you all in this episode. We share what the tool is, how we use it and how it can benefit you and your productivity. Now, keep in mind that we have been using these tools for several years. Start small and choose one tool to start with. As you become proficient and comfortable with using that tool then you can expand and begin including new tools. Make it a goal to use all 5 tools in 6 months and we know you will see a difference in your productivity and the weight of your bag! In this episode we share: * Our Digital Planner! * Google Calendar * Notes App * Google Drive * Email Folders - No link but can be accessed on any email service providerSUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Are you subscribed to our podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. Click here to subscribe to iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, We would be really grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find our podcast and they’re also fun for us to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let us know what is your favorite part of the podcast. Thank you!
46 min
At The End of The Tunnel
At The End of The Tunnel
Light Watkins
IN-Q on His Non-Linear Journey of Becoming a National Poetry Slam champion and the Lessons Learned Along the Way - Ep 034
Today’s guest is somebody who inspires a lot of people with his words. His name is Adam Schmalholz, but you may be more familiar with his stage name, IN-Q, which stands for IN-Question. IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter, recent first-time author, and one of the most electric spoken word performers on the scene.  In this episode, you’ll discover that his backstory is equally as fascinating as his poems. Listening to this conversation, you’ll find out how he first discovered his gift for poetry in school and how he went on to develop and refine his unique style. You’ll hear about the lean years, when IN-Q had no way of making money as a spoken word poet, when he had to pay for food with pocket change and work odd jobs to survive.  You’ll also learn that, after putting in well over 10,000 hours in writing and performing, IN-Q finally had the opportunity to perform for people like Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton, and even President Barack Obama. He went on to win awards, get featured on Def Poetry Jam and Oprah's Super Soul 100 List. His spoken word videos have received nearly 100 million views and he has sold out as the largest one-man poetry show in Los Angeles history.  Like most changemakers, IN-Q’s backstory was not linear. All of the ups and the downs played a crucial role in navigating him along his path, and that is what makes his story so compelling – it’s something that we can all relate to. Tune in today to find out more about IN-Q’s incredible journey. Key Points From This Episode: • IN-Q’s favorite toy as a child was a G.I. Joe Snake Eyes action figure, perhaps because mystery makes history. • IN-Q talks about what it was like for him, not having his father around while he grew up. • His natural attraction to subjects that dealt with storytelling in school – like English. • When IN-Q was first introduced to hip-hop and the impact it had on him. • From Will Smith to Run DMC and A Tribe Called Quest – how IN-Q’s taste in hip-hop evolved. • Practicing his freestyle, learning to focus his energy, and the mentor he had at a young age. • What IN-Q’s idea of success was at that age and what he saw himself becoming. • The problem with setting high expectations for yourself and manipulating your truth in order to achieve them. • Freestyle versus written material and the incredible number of poems IN-Q has memorized. • IN-Q’s first rap name, and how he became known as IN-Q thanks to his curious nature. • Hear the story of when IN-Q met his father for the first time – Spoiler alert: It didn’t go well! • How IN-Q was first introduced to Da Poetry Lounge and ended up staying for 14 years. • The differences between music and spoken word poetry and what that shift was like for him. • How IN-Q funded his dreams during the lean years and the obsession that drove him. • Where IN-Q’s philosophical perspective on life came from – that he couldn’t control life, only go along for the ride. • Learn about the incredible support IN-Q received from his community in the early days. • IN-Q talks about his relationship with actor and poet, Omari Hardwick, and how Def Poetry Jam changed (or didn’t change) his life. • What IN-Q has learned from performing for and connecting with strangers versus those who are already familiar with his work. • The importance of setting clear boundaries and asking others to respect them. • When IN-Q says he is still finding his voice, it means that he is ever-evolving and learning. • Where the commentary starts and the poem begins – and why the story is key. • Find out how IN-Q came up with the idea for the cover of his book, Inquire Within. • How the collaborative project, Speakeasy Poetry, came to fruition and what it’s all about.
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10 Minute Teacher Podcast
10 Minute Teacher Podcast
Vicki Davis
Episode 715 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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Choiceology with Katy Milkman
Choiceology with Katy Milkman
Charles Schwab
If Only …: With Guests Stirling Hart & Colin Camerer
In a past episode titled “Spoiled for Choice,” we looked at how decision-making can be hampered by our desire to avoid the painful emotion of regret. In fact, regret aversion can cause people to abandon certain decisions entirely. In this episode of _Choiceology with __Katy Milkman_, we look more closely at regret itself. Stirling Hart is a professional lumberjack. He’s also a world-class lumberjack sports athlete. He has travelled the world competing against the best of the best in events such as the underhand chop, the spring board, the single buck, and the standing block chop. These grueling and dangerous tasks require explosive strength, accuracy, and nerves of steel. In 2016, Stirling Hart represented Canada at the Stihl Timbersports® World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany. He was dominating the events until he came to the hot saw (an event involving a chainsaw built from a modified motorcycle engine). That’s when one split-second decision changed the course of the competition. You’ll hear how that one moment affected Stirling for months afterward. Stirling Hart lives and works in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Next, Katy speaks with Colin Camerer about the neuroscience of regret. Colin explains how regret arises and how it can affect our behavior, for better and for worse. You’ll hear about a fascinating study by Tom Gilovich identifying regret in Olympic medalists, and you’ll learn about the ways that regret can influence investment decisions. You’ll also gain valuable insight on how to minimize some of the negative effects of regret. Colin Camerer is a Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance and Economics at the California Institute of Technology, where he teaches cognitive psychology and economics. You can read more about regret in his paper “Neural Evidence of Regret and Its Implications for Investor Behavior.” Choiceology is an original podcast from Charles Schwab. For more on the series, visit schwab.com/podcast. If you enjoy the show, please leave a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating or review on Apple Podcasts. Important Disclosures: All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market conditions. The comments, views, and opinions expressed in the presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the views of Charles Schwab. Data contained herein from third-party providers is obtained from what are considered reliable sources. However, its accuracy, completeness or reliability cannot be guaranteed. Investing involves risk, including loss of principal. (1020-081T)
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