How can Nike give away so much great stuff?

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Worldwide Nike supports many teams and athletes.  They design, manufacture, and supply gear for almost every sport imaginable. How much are those give-aways worth?  Is the company going to go broke? Probably not.  Nike is huge.

In this activity we take a look at retail prices and the actual costs of merchandise; the number of teams and athletes that Nike supports; the immensity of the company; and the fraction of Nike’s business that this good publicity represents.  We think that your students will have powerful opinions about their favorite sports brands.  Enjoy!

Air Jordan XXXIII basketball sneakers

The activity: Nike-does-well.pdf

CCSS: 5.NBT, 5.NF, 6.RP, 7.EE.B, 7.NS, 7.RP, HSM, HSF, HSS.ID, MP5, MP7

For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of Nike sponsorships, and solutions.

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5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you.

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Angela Watson is National Board Certified Teacher currently working as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003.

Angela is the creator of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club , an online professional development program that has supported teachers with productivity in over 10,000 schools. Her Sunday podcast called Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers is entering its 6th season, providing motivation and encouragement to teachers on a weekly basis.

 

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At the end of the show, I’ll tell you about a resource that will help you join Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Workweek Club at no cost to you. https://40htw.com/join/club/ref/coolcat/

This is five ways to maximize your summer. And I am so excited. (This originally aired as episode 100.)

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VICKI:          Happy Five Idea Friday. This is our last episode of season one. And we’re talking with Angela Watson about five ways to maximize your summer. I also want you to check out the show notes because we’ll have a link to her 40 Hour Workweek Club that is opening up, that I recommend it will help you so much. So, Angela, how do we maximize our summer?

ANGELA:     I’m so excited to talk about this topic with you, Vicki. I mean, I think every teacher struggles with this. We think have this, like, endless summer ahead of time, and we put up all the tasks until break, thinking, oh, I’ll do that in summer; oh, I’ll do that in summer. And then what happens every time is it flies by so quickly. It’s gone before you know it.

VICKI:          It is.

ANGELA:     So the first thing that you want to do, if you really want to maximize your summer, is to have a really clear vision for what you want your life to look like when summer is over. So, a lot of times, when we start talking about these kinds of things, people want to skip right to the actionable steps. But we can’t do that until you have a good vision in place, because your vision is what keeps you pushing through even when you feel like being busy or you have interruptions and obstacles and other things keeping you from accomplishing your goals. If all you have is this mile-long to-do list of things that you have to get done over the summer, there’s nothing that’s going to motivate you to press through. So you have to be clear on your vision, on your why, before you start to take action.

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                    So set your vision. And be really realistic about how much you can accomplish in just a few short weeks with your current energy levels, and with your current commitments.

VICKI:          And you have to also know, who do I want to be before I make my to-dos, because your to-be should really impact your to-dos.

ANGELA:     Oh, I love that so much. Yes. Yes, exactly. What kind of person do I want to be at the end of the summer? That’s so good. And remember; it’s always better to under-plan and feel good about achieving above and beyond your goal than it is to over-plan, because then you’re going to feel like you weren’t successful. So think about those to-bes. I love that. Think about your to-bes. Think about your what. What is it that you want to have done this summer? You need to have devoted an entire week to not even thinking about work so you can totally reset your mind, right?

VICKI:          Yeah, for sure. Okay, what’s your second one?

ANGELA:     So get clear on your vision, and then list out your priorities. Rather than creating a mile-long to-do list, section off your list by high, medium and low priorities. So the high priority goals are the things that are going to make that end-of-summer vision a reality. These are the things that must get done before school starts, and that you are committed to doing no matter. And don’t add to many here, because remember you have a limited amount of time. So get those high priority things on your list first, and then add on other things that you have planned or that you would like to do in the lower priority sections. So medium priority items are the things that you want to get done before school starts, and low priority things are the things that you would like to get done if you have time. And then you can keep adding to that list whenever you think of new things throughout the summer, and that includes family time, rest, relaxation, if there’s a book you’ve been wanting to read; anything that is important to you, not just work-related task. Because we all know; if we don’t write it down and schedule it, it’s not going to get done. So if it’s important to you, if you want to have that experience, that fun experience or that family time this summer, write it down on your priory list.

VICKI:          For sure. And I even go on Sundays and say, oh, I am on a vacation at home today, even if I’m not travelling.

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                    Like, no point if it’s no nothing. Okay, what’s our third?

ANGELA:     Love it. So once you have your priorities listed out, then you’re going to write the non-negotiable dates on your calendar. In that way, you can see your busy times at a glance. So any trips or appointments or any kind of set-in-stone event should be written on a calendar. And that’s going to prevent you from realizing on the last of summer break that you never got around to something that was very important. It’s also going to keep you from being overwhelmed because you scheduled too many time-consuming tasks too close together. So the calendar will help with those things. And it will help you ensure that you have that time for rest and relaxation in-between your most demanding productive days. You want to be able to see it all at a glance; what are my big commitments this summer, when am I going to be out of town, what’s going on. So you have that big picture.

VICKI:          And when do I need to cancel things, which is my problem. Okay, what’s our fourth?

ANGELA:     So once you have that done, you’re going to choose a theme or a focus for each week of summer. And that’s going to be based on your higher summer priorities. So if you know that you’re taking a trip to visit extended family, let’s say, July 12th to 15th, why not just take that whole week off, why not just make that a family time, where that’s just your focus for the whole week? You’re taking a true break from work and errands and all that kind of stuff, and just enjoy your time with family, just enjoy your summer that week. Similarly, if you have a doctor’s appointment; let’s say, there’s a doctor’s appointment on July 27th, and you have the garage door replacement scheduled for July 28th, why not make that your focus for the week? Just do all your appointment and repairs that week. You’re going to feel such a sense of accomplishment instead of feeling like you’re constantly having contractors down and running all around. Try to batch those things. Make that your theme week, and try to schedule similar tasks in there. So you can have more than one focus each week if you need to. The idea is just batching similar tasks so that you can get yourself in that appropriate mindset and focus on them without feeling like you need to be doing 100 different things.

VICKI:          And that feeling of drowning and feeling like you have too much to do is not good to have all summer.

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                    And it can happen. Okay, what’s our last one?

ANGELA:     So that’s the only thing that you need to do in advance. And then what you’ll do at the start of each week in the summer is you’ll just look at your focus. You’ll think about your vision, look at those long-term priority list, look at that calendar; and that’s when you’ll create your to-do list for the week ahead. So if your focus for the upcoming week is, let’s say, back-to-school prep, then break that large project down into actionable steps. Decide what you’re going to do each day so that you’re not taking on too much at once. Write those tasks and your to-do list for the week ahead. That way, they’re scheduled into specific slots. Monday, I’m going to do this; Tuesday, this; Wednesday, this. And be looking at that list of summer priorities to make sure you’re moving yourself toward that end-of-summer vision.

VICKI:          Angela, as I’m listening to all of this, what do you think the biggest mistake teachers make with their summers?

ANGELA:     Probably overscheduling. Assuming that you will have more energy in the summer just because you’re not working, so you can just cram everything in. And for some reason, it just doesn’t work that way. You have to leave margins so that you don’t get stressed out when the unexpected happens. Because just like we have things crop up during the school year that throw us off schedule, the same thing is going to happen in the summer. So we don’t want to have too much planned; we want to have that margin, that little bit of buffer time in there, so that when the unexpected does come up, we can handle it and it doesn’t completely throw us off track.

VICKI:          Yes. And, you know, I think that for me in the summers, I’m healing in some way. I mean, we don’t tell people who have a baby, I hope you enjoyed your vacation. They’re not taking a vacation; they’re healing. And we just had a school year. And to me, having a school year is as difficult as having a baby. It’s hard, and we accomplished a lot. But we have to heal or else we just won’t be able to make it in the fall, you know.

ANGELA:     Yes. Vicki, that is so good. You had a school year. You need to have time to rest and heal from that. I love that.

VICKI:          So, teachers, I just hope that you get so much out of your summer. You’ve gotten so many great ideas. And I’m sitting here just taking notes of, oh, I need to do that, I need to do that, I need to do this.

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                    And, very soon, the 40 Hour Workweek will be opening up. coolcatteacher.com/join  So I do hope you’ll follow the links. And follow what Angela does. She’s really helped me be more productive and, believe it or not, work less but get more done. And for me, that says a lot. Because, honestly, we won’t even be doing this podcast if I hadn’t been a part of the 40 Hour Workweek, because I would just be at school all the time and I couldn’t even record the show. So there you go. I hope you have a great summer.

Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Workweek Club has helped me become more productive as a teacher. Now, there are only two times a year that you can sing up. But today, I’m going to give you a link that will give you some ideas for how you can join the 40 Hour Workweek Club completely free to you. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/join for information on some options for you and so you can take an interactive quiz to make sure that the 40 Hour Workweek Club is right for you. That is, coolcatteacher.com/join. Have an awesome summer. And stay tuned for some special encore episodes of some of the most popular of the first season of the Ten-Minute Teacher. And also, I’ll have some bonus summer episodes from ISTE, the International Society of Technology Educators. I’ll be going. I hope to see you there.

 

Thank you for listening to the Ten-minute Teacher Podcast. You can download the show notes and see the archive at coolcatteacher.com/podcast. Never stop learning.

 

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Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching [Top Episode]

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath’s book Stop Talking, Start Influencing:12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick is my book of the summer. His neuroscience insights shared in this podcast need deeper exploration and understanding as we design learning. Since John Medina’s book Brain Rules, this book is my favorite neuroscience book out now. It is no surprise that with more than 7300 downloads and counting, this episode is the top episode of Season 5. Listen and discuss!

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Sponsor: Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club is designed to help you become a more organized, efficient, and balanced teacher. It helped me and can help you too. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/savetime and learn more about the club which is closing enrollment on July 15th. 

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Dr Jared Cooney HorvathJared Cooney Horvath (Ph.D., MEd) is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 150 schools internationally.

Jared’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Economist, and NOVA. He currently serves as Director of LME Global: a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioral research to teachers, students, and parents.

His latest book is Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you.  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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Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro [Top Episode]

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey. She even shares the mistakes she has made and how she tries to help teachers not make those same mistakes.

We’re counting down the top shows of Season 5 — this is the number 2 show of the season!

528 classroom management episode is the number 2 episode of the season

Sponsor:  Today we’re talking about classroom management. Becoming more efficient at grading and lesson planning has freed up more time for me to spend with my students. Check out Angela Watson’s 40-hour workweek club at coolcatteacher.com/savetime. Registration for this cohort closes on July 15.

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Stacey CorriganStacey is a picture book author and second-grade teacher with 20+ years of experience. Her debut picture book, THE PENCIL EATER, will be released by MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing in the next few months.

Stacey grew up in Elkton, MI and began writing as a columnist for a local newspaper in high school. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Elementary Education and Saginaw Valley State University with an MA in Early Childhood Education.

Stacey is a member of SCBWI, a 12 x 12 participant, and a Storystorm 2018 and 2019 participant.

Stacey lives in Michigan with her husband, two teenage sons, and an adorable beagle named Sadie.

Twitter: @StaceyCorrigan3

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5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now [Best of Season 5]

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don’t we show more appreciation? It doesn’t have to be hard as Dr. Brad Johnson explains in this simple but inspiring show about taking the time to build relationships. We can do this. Even more importantly, we must. We’re counting down the top shows of Season 5. This show is number three!

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Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Workweek Club cohort enrollment closes on July 15th. I’ve used it and recommend it. Go to coolcatteacher.com/savetime to learn more.

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Dr. Johnson is a speaker in the fields of education and leadership. He is author
of six books including, From School Administrator to School Leader, & Learning on Your Feet: Incorporating Physical Activity into the K-8 Classroom (Routledge). He teaches graduate-level leadership courses and other educational courses.

 

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5 Ways to Step Back from Teacher Burnout

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Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout. This week we are counting down the top episodes of 2019. Today’s show is 5 Ways to Battle Burnout with Mandy Froehlich and it is the number four episode of season five.

Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Workweek Club cohort enrollment closes on July 15th. I’ve used it and recommend it. Go to coolcatteacher.com/savetime to learn more.

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mandy froehlichDirector of Innovation and Technology

Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Ripon Area School District in Ripon, Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms.

Her passion lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what is needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking. She consults with school districts and post-secondary institutions around the country in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, conducts workshops, and presents and keynotes nationally.

Her first book, The Fire Within: Lessons from defeat that have ignited a passion for learning, discusses mental health awareness for teachers. Her book, Divergent EDU, is based on an organizational structure she developed to support teachers in innovative and divergent thinking.

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California earthquakes and the Richter Scale

Clicking on this image of the IRIS Seismic Monitor will allow your class to see the most recent image of Earthquake activity.

After a July 4th 6.4 magnitude earthquake, California experienced 7.1 magnitude quake two days later. Many more quakes and aftershocks are expected.

The IRIS (Incorporated Research Institute of Seismology) Seismic Monitor will allow your class to visualize the most recent quakes and their magnitudes in this region.

Use our Richter scale activity to allow your students to get an appreciation of the logarithmic Richter magnitudes.  Discuss linear versus exponential growth and if students are ready, get into logs, either base ten or e.  You might also use our graph of Richter magnitudes at Desmos.com.

earthquake-richter-scale2019.pdf

CCSS: 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSF.LE.A.1, HSF.LE.A.2, HSF.LE.A.4, HSF.LE.B.5

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