A Personalized High School: How It Works

Julia Bamba on Episode 383 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Julia Bamba leads a personalized high school. After three years, they are graduating their first senior class. Learn about their successes and lessons from this revolutionary approach to learning being piloted in many districts.

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Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area.
Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.
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Bio of Julia Bamba as Submitted


Julia has been an educator for nineteen years, spending the last three years as the principal for a new innovative real-world learning school in Issaquah, WA. Gibson Ek opened its doors in 2016 designed to provide a personalized learning environment for students who believe that their high school education should provide opportunities for students to have a voice in their learning while they engage in experiences that are relevant to their own lives and their future dreams.

Prior to opening Gibson Ek, Julia worked at Issaquah High School as an English teacher and soccer coach before spending several years as an Assistant Principal.

Visit www.gibsonek.org to learn more!

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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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An Artificial Intelligence Curriculum in Middle School

Dr. Justin Aglio in episode 382 of the 10-Minute Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Dr. Justin Aglio has partnered with Carnegie Mellon and MIT to develop a middle school curriculum teaching Artificial Intelligence. Learn how they did it and what they are teaching in today’s episode.

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Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area.
Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.
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Bio of Dr. Justin Aglio as Submitted


Dr. Justin Aglio, a former teacher, and award-winning principal,

is the Director of Academic Achievement and District Innovation at Montour School District. In addition to his duties at Montour, he serves as a Visiting LearnLab Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science, a Getting Smart Columnists, and an Adjunct STEM Professor at California University of Pennsylvania.

Blog: www.justinaglio.com

Twitter: @JustinAglio

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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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Atomic Habits for Teachers and Students

James Clear on Episode 381 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones, talks about healthy habit building for students and teachers.

Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area.
Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.
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Bio of James Clear as Submitted


Jjames-clear-author-bio-final-v2ames Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. He is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (atomichabits.com). His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. His website receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular email newsletter.

He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. The Habits Academy is the premier training platform for individuals and organizations that are interested in building better habits in life and work.

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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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