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What I’ve Learned (and Will Teach) from Disaster

Episode 378 of the 10-Minute Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Today I’ve reflected on the things I’ve learned and will teach as a result of experiencing disaster.Things are challenging for many of us without power, but we’re learning and pulling together.

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We were hit by Hurricane Michael: What You Need to Know About Tech When You Have No Technology

A special extended Episode 377 of the 10-Minute Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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We have been hit by Hurricane Michael. As of 6:39 pm tonight on Monday – just before sending publish, we do not have power at our house in Camilla although we had someone rebuild our water main and we got water last night. With no cellular service AT ALL in Camilla – sometimes we can receive incoming phone calls but Facebook and Twitter are both inaccessible. In order to post this, my husband is driving on the Interstate between Camilla and Albany until we could get service. It is so hard to believe that Verizon is unable to fix cellular service in Camilla but I do know that there are many places damaged.

Kip and I have made a list while it is on our mind of the things that you need to know to keep your family safe. These are the disaster preparedness things to teach our students as well. I hope it helps you to learn from what we’ve experienced. And again, forgive the chainsaws and background noise, my husband is too busy to clean up the audio right now.

When looking at national news media, it is unbelievable to me that what is happened has faded into a distant memory as we hear stories of people having ongoing problems and what is happening in Florida is even worse. Our home electricity can’t be fixed because of the shortage of supplies electricians need to reconnect power to homes.

As of Sunday night, national media outlets were reporting only 120,000 households in Georgia without power. However, the EMC (Electric Membership Cooperatives) were saying that as of Sunday night they had 129K without power – that doesn’t include municipalities and Georgia Power at all. I’m not sure where the National Media is getting their numbers, however, we have had previous disasters in South Georgia where the mainstream media underreported and basically ignored what was happening here. I think perhaps that is why there are so many resilient loners down here. There are many difficulties happening that I’m not sure people could fathom and many will be without power much longer.

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I personally recommend Samaritan’s Purse, Salvation Army, and Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Organizations just because I’ve seen them active. While I can’t speak for Florida, I have worked with many disasters in South Georgia in my lifetime. I recall one organization raising over $2million for the relief of my hometown of Camilla in the year 2000 and only spent $280K to help us and then left. Support organizations with low (or no) overhead (like these) and who will spend all of their money in the affected areas.

I also know of at least one school that was damaged and have reached out to them to see if they have a Gofund me.

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How School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher’s Quest for Progress

Episode 376 with Thomas Arnett on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Thomas Arnett, a senior research fellow in education for the Christensen Institute, talks about a recent paper he co-authored about “The Teacher’s Quest for Progress,” some new research that can help all of us with professional development.

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Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359.

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Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow in education for the Christensen Institute. His work focuses on Disruptive Innovations in K–12 education and the changing roles of teachers in innovative educational models. He also examines how teacher education and professional development are shifting to support the evolving needs of teachers and school systems.

Thomas previously worked as an Education Pioneers fellow with Achievement First Public Charter Schools, where he designed and piloted a blended learning summer school program. He also taught middle school math and experimented with blended learning models as a Teach For America corps member for Kansas City Public Schools.

Thomas received a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a William G. McGowan fellow.

Twitter: @ArnettTom

Blog: https://www.christenseninstitute.org/blog/

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