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In this opening to the school year, teachers were taught a strategy for innovation, 5 ways to have the best school year ever, Cool Cat Teacher's Essential Chromebook Tips and the 9 Ways Writing is …

In this opening to the school year, teachers were taught a strategy for innovation, 5 ways to have the best school year ever, Cool Cat Teacher's Essential Chromebook Tips and the 9 Ways Writing is Reinvented. Vicki also shares her personal learning goals at the end. Lots of fun in this customized speech in Indiana - August 2014

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  • 1. Vicki Davis vicki@coolcatteacher.com www.coolcatteacher.com/phm @coolcatteacher Innovate like a Turtle: The Mindset, Tools & Teaching Tips to Make this the Best Year Ever
  • 2. Outline of Today’s Conversation  Strategy of Innovation  5 Secrets for Having the Best Year Ever  Cool Cat Teacher’s Chromebook Tips  9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented
  • 3. Will you be ok with teaching the same year 30 times -or- 30 years with each one better than the last?
  • 4. B e s t P r a c t i c e
  • 5. The power of Three! Pick three
  • 6. Eat a watermelon
  • 7. Not whole!
  • 8. Small bites!
  • 9. TEAMS “Working with people across the world has challenged me.” “The majority of my partners wanted to contribute something meaningful to the project.” Horizon Project Students http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com
  • 10. Classroom Wiki (2005) K12 Online Conference Teacher Collaboration Wiki (2006) Flat Classroom™ Project (2006-2012) Horizon Project (2007- 2008) Digiteen Project (2007- 2012) Digiteen Island in Open Sim (2008-2010) Arab Israeli Conflict Simulation (2009, 2011, 2013) Flat Classroom Conference – Doha, Qatar (2009) NetGenEd Project (2009-2013) – with Don Tapscott Flat Classroom Live at ASB Unplugged, Mumbai (2010) India Immersion Project (2010) Eracism Project (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Flat Classroom Conference China 2011 China Immersion Project (2011) Hope for Slaves (2012) Gamifi-ed (2014) Physics of the Future (2014) A Global Project Journey
  • 11. Read #geniushour The Passion Driven Classroom by Angela Maiers
  • 12. Read #invent2learn Invent to Learn By Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager
  • 13. Hour of Code Code.org
  • 14. http://gamifi- ed.wikispaces.com
  • 15. 15 minutes 2-3 times a week
  • 16. Learning is a habit embedded in my weekly routines. Habit of a Lead Learner
  • 17. 21st Century Skills 21st Century CONNECTIONS
  • 18. Horizon Project 2008
  • 19. Understanding the Middle East through a Simulation Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher 9th Grade Students Westwood Schools Camilla, Georgia USA Dr. Jeff Stanzler Leah Stilman, Eliza Bivins-Fink, Crystal LaBrosse University of Michigan http://aic.conflix.org
  • 20. How to be awesome from Day 1
  • 21. Teachers who refuse to change have rejected the role of lead learner.
  • 22. Growing and changing starts with your mindset.
  • 23. FIXED MINDSET A belief that you are what you are right now and can never improve or change.
  • 24. GROWTH MINDSET A belief that you can grow, improve, and learn
  • 25. HOW DO I SET LEARNING GOALS? How do I look at change?
  • 26. Goal Setting Tip #1: Accurately assess your strengths and weaknesses  ““If, like those with the growth mindset, you believe you can develop yourself, then you're open to accurate information about your current abilities, even if it's unflattering. What's more, if you're oriented toward learning, as they are, you need accurate information about your current abilities in order to learn effectively.”  Carol Dweck, Mindset
  • 27. WHAT ARETHE 20% OF THE ISSUESTHAT CAUSEYOU 80% OF THE HEADACHES Tip #2 ParetoYour Problems
  • 28. ITEMIZED BILL Brian Tracy, Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Production and Achieve All Your Goals, p 8 For placing “x” on gauge $ 1.00 For knowing which gauge to place the “x” on $9,999.00 Read
  • 29. Tip #3Goalsetting Determining the focal point for myself and my classroom at each moment. Write this Down!
  • 30. The power of Three! Pick three
  • 31. Secrets to Having the Best Year Ever 1. Set Learning Goals
  • 32. I believe in myself, my students, and my school. Write this Down! Secret #2
  • 33. “Santa’s Motto” in my childhood home “If you believe you receive.”
  • 34. Study of Expectations • 20% of students in the student were said to have “unusual potential for intellectual growth” • Three teachers selected were told they were selected because they were the best in the school Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom:Teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development'. NewYork: Rinehart and Winston. Read
  • 35. At the end of the school year • Led the school and district in standardized test scores • Jumped 20-30% in academic achievement over previous year. Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom:Teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development'. NewYork: Rinehart andWinston. Read
  • 36. Guess what? • The selections were RANDOM. • Students were a mix of good/bad/ medium. • So were teachers! Rosenthal, R., and Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom: Teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development'. NewYork: Rinehart andWinston.
  • 37. You Believe,You Receive! “In experiment after experiment, it has been demonstrated that when teachers EXPECT their students to perform well, the students work hard and live up to their teacher’s expectations.” BrianTracy, Maximum Achievement Read
  • 38. They are part of this• Best Wiki in Education 2006, 2008 • ISTEOnline LearningAward 2007 • TIG Best Online Project 2006 • WISE Shortlist Finalist, Pluralism • Open Sim Pioneers 2009 • Finalist BestWiki 2010 • DigitalYouth – EdutopiaWinner • Wall Street Journal,WIRED, BostonGlobe, Edutopia • NCWITAward winner 2011, 2014
  • 39. The most important “A” in your classroom Att-I-tude
  • 40. 2 kinds of people: Transmitters Transformers Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
  • 41. Transformers “Turn the negativity into something positive.”
  • 42. Examine Data Streams F - alse E - vidence A - ppearing R - eal
  • 43. “The budget cuts have become opportunistic because we are having to think outside the box.”Jody Kennedy, Teacher White Plains Middle School New York
  • 44. “And you realize that the beauty of our flaws is to accentuate our better features.
  • 45. Secrets to Having the Best Year Ever 1. Set Learning Goals 2. Believe in yourself, your students, and your school
  • 46. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Classroom Management Metacognitive Processes Cognitive Processes Home Env/ Parental Inv Stdnt/Tchr Social Intxn Social/ Behavioral Attributes Motivational/ Affective Attr Peer Group Quantity of Instruction School Culture Classroom Climate Classroom Instruction Curriculum Design Stdnt/Tchr Academic Intxn Classroom Assessment Community Influences Psychomotor Skills Tchr/ Admin Decisionmaking Curriculum and Instruction Parental Involvement Policy Classroom Impl/ Support Student Demographics Out of Class Time Program Demographics School Demographics State Level Policies School Policies District Demographics Relative Influences on Learning Wang, Haertel, Walberg, 1997 “What Helps Students Learn? Spotlight on Student Success” http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED461694.pdf
  • 47. Let’s Look at #1 1. Classroom Management • teacher uses questioning/ recitation strategies that maintain active student participation Wang, Haertel, Walberg, 1997 “What Helps Students Learn? Spotlight on Student Success” http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED461694.pdf
  • 48. PRACTICE DOESN’T MAKE PERFECT… IT MAKES PERMANENT Classroom Management
  • 49. Essential Procedures • Entering Room • Exiting Room • Paperflow • Being Excused from the Room • Essential Positions forTeaching and Interacting
  • 50. Secrets to Having the Best Year Ever 1. Set Learning Goals 2. Believe in yourself, your students, and your school 3. Establish and practice classroom procedures from day 1
  • 51. Mirror Neurons: Giacomo Rizzolatti et al., “Premotor Cortex and the Recognition of Motor Actions,” Cognitive Behavior Research, 3 (1996) 131-141.
  • 52. Toxic Waste for Teachers
  • 53. We mirror the behaviors of those we are around.
  • 54. GOOD GOSSIP: SPREAD GOOD NEWS EVERYWHERE Share awesome stories…
  • 55. Secrets to Having the Best Year Ever 1. Set Learning Goals 2. Believe in yourself, your students, and your school 3. Establish and practice classroom procedures from day 1 4. Join a PLC & encourage colleagues
  • 56. Pulled in so many directions 1. Family 2. Students 3. Parents 4. Admin / Colleagues
  • 57. I CAN Care about
  • 58. I CAN Care about
  • 59. I CAN Care about
  • 60. CAN Care about O T H E R S
  • 61. “Exercise boosts brain power.” Brain Rules by John Medina
  • 62. 5 Secrets to Having the Best Year Ever 1. Set Learning Goals 2. Believe in yourself, your students, and your school 3. Establish and practice classroom procedures from day 1 4. Join a PLC 5. Plan your habits to include exercise
  • 63. Chromebook Tips Cool Cat Teacher’s Favorites
  • 64. My Favorite Chrome Extensions 1. Extensity – turns things on 2. TechSmith Snagit (Screenshots) 3. LastPass (remembering passwords) 4. Boomerang 5. Evernote Clipper 6. Todoist for Chrome & Gmail (2 add ons) 7. Evernote Web Clipper (You try Google Keep)
  • 65. My Favorite Google Drive Add Ons 1. Goobric 2. Doctopus 3. Pro Writing Aid 4. Kaizena 5. Easy Bib 6. Consistency Checker
  • 66. Formative Assessment: Know what they know. Socrative ROCKS www.socrative.com! Tip: Play quizzes as races for review. Use open ended questions
  • 67. http://www.epals.com/
  • 68. Connect with authors
  • 69. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  • 70. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  • 71. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  • 72. yearsTo get to 50 million subscribers
  • 73. daysTo get to 50 million subscribers
  • 74. How can we keep up in the face of such rapid change?
  • 75. 1. 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented • Practical things students need to know • Examples from classrooms • Recommendations for each 2. 9 Key P’s for Digital Citizens ReinventingWriting –Vicki Davis http://writinginthecloud.wikispaces.com I’mVicki Davis @coolcatteacher What’s your handle?
  • 76. 1. Strategies for Building Writing Communities (Chapter 13) 2. A lot of how-to’s (please use the chat to share links) 3. The 20 QuestionsYou ask When Picking a Tool (Chapter 2) 4. To dive deeply into the 9 Key P’s for Safety & Success (Chapter 12) We won’t have time for –Vicki Davis http://writinginthecloud.wikispaces.com I’mVicki Davis @coolcatteacher What’s your handle?
  • 77. John Seely Brown,Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California “…you can’t just drop new innovations into a classroom and hope that the instructor will invent effective ways to use them.To fully utilize a new teaching technology, you often need to invent new teaching practices as well.” Gamifi-ed Project: An Intergenerational Learning Community http://gamifi-ed.wikispaces.com Westwood Students (9th graders) & Masters Students from University of Alaska Southeast & Gamifi-ed MOOC ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 78.  Fosters community (Elbow 373)  Helps see problems from multiple viewpoints (Howard 10)  Co-authoring impacts the writing of individual authors (Aghbar)  Improves Learning Experiences (wolf 2010)  “Ideal model for constructing, reorganizing and acquiring new information” (Janssen et all 2010)  Global collaboration is essential in today’s workplace (Friedman)  Shorten time required to solve pressing world problems (Tapscott) Benefits of Collaborative Writing Hong Kong 2011 Students edit wiki with virtual partners ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 79. Audience is Important “Technology creates opportunities for students to do meaningful work that has value outside school, receive feedback on their work, and experience the rewards of publication or exhibition.” Peck & Dorricott, 1994 http://caret.iste.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=evidence&answerID=9 &words=audience Read
  • 80. WHAT IS “THE CLOUD?” A location on the Internet where common files are stored. Reinventing Writing Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 81. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 82. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 83. http://tinyurl.com/kindle-notecard ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Learn More: Chapter 3, Reinventing Writing
  • 84. 5 Most popular ebook readers  Kindle  iBook  Nook  Kobo  Google Play Books Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/ ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  • 85. 10 Places to Find, Download & Read Free or Inexpensive eBooks Site Link Site Link Project Gutenberg www.gutenberg. org eReaderIQ www.ereaderiq. com Free Booksy www.freebooksy. com Book Bub www.bookbub.c om Bookish www.bookish.co m Hundred Zeroes www.hundredzer oes.com Goodreaders www.goodreads. com What Should I Read Next? www.whatshould ireadnext.com Which Book www.openingthe book.com/which book Calibre www.calibre- ebook.com Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/ ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  • 86. 6 Easy Ways to Publish eBooks 1. Liber.io 1. http://liber.io/ 2. (Write in Google Drive  eBook) 2. Draft 1. http://draftin.com/ 3. iBooks Author 4. LeanPub 1. http://leanpub.com/ 5. Powerpoint or Keynote (Yes you can!) 6. Scrivener Learn more: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/publish-ebooks-free/ ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  • 87. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Evaluate Amazon Whispernet  Create a place where you can distribute or link to free ebook content  Older students set up a profile on kindle.amazon.com  Learn to export notes from books  Make epublishing part of what you do #1 Reinventing Paper Learn More: Chapter 3, Reinventing Writing
  • 88. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 89. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 90. Popular Notebook Services 1. Evernote 2. One Note 3. Google Keep Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 4 ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #2 Reinventing Notetaking
  • 91. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Select an official notebook service for your school  Connect students and teachers  Share notes  Learn to capture, annotate, and find  See if students can find notes at a later date #2 Reinventing Notetaking Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 4
  • 92. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 93. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 94. Meet the new notecard Hyperlink is part of bookmark Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 5
  • 95. Features of the New Notecard (Diigo) Annotate Websites: Privately, To a group or publicly Group Bookmarks http://physicsofthefuture.wikispaces.com Student efolios Citation Reports
  • 96. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Set up a bookmarking group for each class  Set up a “tag dictionary” for common topics for the term  Install the Diigo plug in to add more features to websites #3 Reinventing Notecards Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 5
  • 97. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 98. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Dropbox * Google Drive * One Drive
  • 99. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 100. Google Drive: Did you know?  You can install Google Drive like a Dropbox Folder  You can set up shared class folders  Google Drive can link with other services (like wevideo)  See “Becoming a Google Drive Master”  http://j.mp/gdrive-master #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets
  • 101. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Set up collaborative writing tools  Make sure teachers know how to give text and voice feedback  Empower peer feedback  Train and connect everyone!  Teach students (and teachers) to convert files of all types  Teach students how to convert and use many types of cloud tools #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 6
  • 102. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 103. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? So much more than the “essay” - reinventing wordprocessors
  • 104. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? 1. Google Drive 2. One Drive (Microsoft Word/ Office 365) 3. Etherpad (for server installation)
  • 105. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 106. Did you know?
  • 107. Did you know?  Zamzar.com can convert almost any format? ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #5 Reinventing Word Processors
  • 108. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Set up collaborative writing tools  Make sure teachers know how to give text and voice feedback  Empower peer feedback  Train and connect everyone!  Teach students (and teachers) to convert files of all types #5 Reinventing Word Processors Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 7
  • 109. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 110. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 111. Credit: Sue Waters Reinventing Writing, Chapter 8
  • 112. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 113. Karen Lirenman Kathy Cassidy Building Student Learning Communities through Twitter http://j.mp/lirenman-twitter Using Twitter in a Primary Classroom http://j.mp/primary-twitter Class Twitter Accounts Open Doors
  • 114. Did you know? http://www.classtools.net/twister/ You can make “Fake Tweets” at Classtools.net
  • 115. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Set up a blogging platform for your students  Encourage feedback and connection  Find a Quadblogging Group for every classroom in your school  Use microblogging to communicate and connect with the world  Give your classroom a public platform to share and connect #6 Reinventing Journals & Reports Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 8
  • 116. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 117. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 118. See http://www.coolcatteacher.com/gamifi-ed-project-update1/
  • 119. Popular Wiki Websites 1. Wikispaces 2. PBWiki 3. Install Media Wiki ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #7 Reinventing Group Reports
  • 120. Popular Group Website Creators 1. Weebly 2. Wix 3. Webs 4. Google Sites ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #7 Reinventing Group Reports
  • 121. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Create a collaborative wiki community  Write common information together with others with a different worldview  Learn to write collaboratively  Multi age  Intergenerational  Within your district  Create a platform for student efolios #7 Reinventing Group Reports Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 9
  • 122. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 123. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 124. See https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Mindmeister
  • 125. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Teach Prewriting tools and skills  Teach Collaborative Prewriting methods  Don’t forget prewriting  Embed prewriting documents in the final document  Include asynchronous partners in your communications. #8 Reinventing Prewriting Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 10
  • 126. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 127. ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 128. See: 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics http://www.coolcatteacher.com/canva-how-to/
  • 129. Did you know?  Captions under images are read 300% more than body copy  Headlines placed below an image are read by 10% more people than headlines above  Never break the left margin  Images should either have: story appeal or demonstrate something  See: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/shocking-truth-about-graphics/ #9 Reinventing Illustrations
  • 130. Recommendation  Teach students how to create and select images  Encourage the use of infographics to tell stories  Help students visually organize their efolios  Follow and teach guidelines to promote readability #9 Reinventing Illustrations Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 11
  • 131. The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9 Wikis Collaborative Writing Apps Blogs Social Bookmarking Graphic Organizers Collaborative Notebooks ePaper Cartooning Cloud Syncing ReinventingWriting Hashtag: #KCDTTL @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  • 132. Connect yourself! Personal Learning Network / Media Diet! – RSS Reader - Feedly ,Feedspot, Mr. Reader – Flipboard, Zite, Pulse – eBook Reader – Kindle, iBooks, Kobo – Diigo, Delicious, Reddit – Listen in – Bam Radio Network, Edtechtalk – Join Twitter – Online Conferences – Networking Organizations
  • 133. NOT What are you keeping out?
  • 134. What are you bringing in?
  • 135. How are you connecting?
  • 136. Do you see any numbers?
  • 137. The power of Three! Pick three
  • 138. The power of Three! What are my 3?
  • 139. 1. Classroom Procedures to improve F2F and electronic Classroom including better integration with my LMS
  • 140. Read Hummingbird Robotics Kit Read Invent to Learn By Sylvia Martinez & Gary Stager 2. Makerspace including: Robotics
  • 141. Read Makey Makey Kits Turn anything into a computer Input! 2. Makerspace including: Robotics, Makey
  • 142. Read The Sphero Programmable ball 2. Makerspace including: Robotics, Makey Make, SPRK Learning & Creserance
  • 143. Read Technology Week Led by my students For the whole school system
  • 144. Read Pixel Press Video game programming 3. More positive multi age learning experiences between upper & lower schools
  • 145. Read Minecraft EDU 3. More positive multi age learning experiences between upper & lower schools
  • 146. The power of Three! Pick three
  • 147. Outline of Today’s Conversation  Strategy of Innovation  5 Secrets for Having the Best Year Ever  Cool Cat Teacher’s Chromebook Tips  9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented
  • 148. 5 Secrets to Having the Best Year Ever 1. Set Learning Goals 2. Believe in yourself, your students, and your school 3. Establish and practice classroom procedures from day 1 4. Join a PLC 5. Plan your habits to include exercise
  • 149. Vicki Davis vicki@coolcatteacher.com www.coolcatteacher.com/phm @coolcatteacher Innovate like a Turtle: The Mindset, Tools & Teaching Tips to Make this the Best Year Ever