Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth-grade classroom. He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. This Wonderful Classroom Wednesday melds together PBL, inquiry-based learning, Geography, Science, and Social Entrepreneurship into a fascinating approach that teachers will want to understand. (This is particularly useful for teachers of elementary-age children.)

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Jim Bentley – Bio as submitted


Jim Bentley_20180613_00006Jim Bentley is an elementary educator who also serves as a National Geographic Fellow and a Buck Institute for Education National Faculty. He works with both the Education and the Environment Initiative and KQED as a Teacher Ambassador and is passionate about environmental and civic education, media literacy, and filmmaking.

Blog: https://www.jbconsultingllc.org/

Buck Institute Blog

Twitter: @Curiosity_Films

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3 Interesting Trends in Online Education Content (That You May Not Know)

Andrew Pass on episode 362 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Online content should be riveting, interesting, and should educate students. Andrew Pass talks about trends in online education and shares the trends we should understand as educators. He also shares his thoughts on where virtual reality (VR) is now and where it needs to go in education.

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Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

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Andrew Pass – Bio as submitted


Andrew Pass is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of A Pass Educational Group, LLC. The company works with all levels, from kindergarten to corporate.  Prior to beginning A Pass Educational Group, Mr. Pass completed advanced doctoral work in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy at Michigan State University. In addition, he holds an M.A. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University.

After graduating from college, Pass taught fifth and sixth-grade Judaic studies courses at a private school in Texas for three years. He later taught pre-service social studies methods courses at Michigan State. More recently, he taught graduate courses in educational technology, focusing on the many education friendly tools within Web 2.0.

Blog: https://apasseducation.com/

Twitter: @apasseducation

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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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

 

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How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed

Chris Holmes on episode 361 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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As many educators know who have studied the growth mindset, teaching motivation and metacognitive principles is challenging.  While he started as a journalism teacher, now Chris works with students to try to help them understand motivation and success principles. He will share with us what works (and doesn’t) and also will tackle misconceptions and misapplications of the word “grit.” You can’t just tell students to “have grit” but there are things you can say instead.

Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses

Donor’s Choose. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

Get a discount off your PD. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification is only $359. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

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Chris Holmes – Bio as submitted


Chris HolmesChris Holmes is a teacher, researcher, and writer who studies student motivation. His 18-year teaching career includes working with students on the verge of dropping out, students with learning disabilities, and students who are gifted.

Twitter: @cholmes66

How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed

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.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

Kimberly Mitchell in Episode 360 of the 10-Minute Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Kimberly Mitchell talks about how we can promote inquiry in the classroom. From helping students to effectively generate questions to modeling curiosity, we have five practical ideas to bring inquiry into our classroom.

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Bio of Kimberly Mitchell as Submitted


Kimberly L. Mitchell @inquiryfive is the author of Experience Inquiry (www.experienceinquiry.com), co-founder of Inquiry Partners (www.inquirypartners.com) and adjunct professor at the University of Washington’s College of Education.

Blog: www.inquirypartners.com

Book: Experience Inquiry: 5 Powerful Strategies, 50 Practical Ideas

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