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Adam W. Cottos @acottos Brooklyn, OH

4th/5th Social Studies teacher; passionate about education; born & raised Clevelander & follows all CLE sports! NCEA Social Media Influencer; opinions are mine

3,436 Following   2,607 Followers   18,568 Tweets

Joined Twitter 1/23/09


What a pleasant surprise in my mail today! Thank you @teachbetterteam, @chadostrowski, @TechieTeachOtt, @RaeHugharthttps://t.co/lMILWHYvdVHey everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around! I’m trying to get into a good flow of work/life balance! I’m going to ma… https://t.co/AZaW7PCKTL
10/19
2019
@beingcatholic1 I spoke to my 5th graders about the beauty of Adoration. A couple kids raised their hands and asked… https://t.co/QJuvqseb5uHad a great 2 days of parent-teacher conferences! The days were emotionally and mentally draining, but the response… https://t.co/5luWNOXOkl
10/18
2019
A5: flipgrid!!!! #ohedchatA4: know your Ss. Don’t try and force it! Understand that Ss may not like what you’re trying, but be patient. #ohedchatA3: I’m a fan of brainpop...it can provide both introductory content as well as review. #ohedchatA2: we use renweb...it’s a new system for me so it’s taking me a bit of time to get used to! #ohedchatA1.2: I use google classroom to provide resources and ways to show learning, but there is not dependency on it for student growth. #ohedchatA1: I utilize digital tools often in my classroom, but I’ve actually started to move away from them. Trying to show… https://t.co/TJufIlUdng
10/17
2019
Here we go again!!! #Browns @mikecoutee94 Freddie should have challenged right after the penalty explanation...that way you don’t show Seattle… https://t.co/nHTlvaXuW3 @beingcatholic1 so you’re returning to keynote #NCEA2020?? Guess we just might have to catch up there!!!
10/13
2019
Hanging out with KP the Silkie Chicken at the Toledo Zoo! https://t.co/CC51D0dUtc @beingcatholic1 @Twitter https://t.co/6UL80PLZh2
10/12
2019
@mraspinall https://t.co/5OhvxqULs2 @egoldie80 The original song of the National Anthem was called Anachreon In Heaven and was basically a tavern song!… https://t.co/hQqPJ47rIk
10/10
2019
@FatherSund I spoke to my class today about the beauty and joy of Adoration to my 5th graders...I never expected th… https://t.co/mBKVr3RP8U
10/9
2019
@mikecoutee94 This trying to strip the ball mentality is hurting the tackling game! @egoldie80 You’re being generous!! @mikecoutee94 This is just brutal to watch...Calloway has to hold on to that...wouldn’t mind seeking him sit longer!
10/8
2019
@garyvee living it up in Mayfield Heights, Ohio!! Time for some relaxation before bringing it all tomorrow again! #garyvee
10/7
2019
@mraspinall I went through exactly this issue. I’m not sure if it hurt my chances, but I know I wasn’t looked at th… https://t.co/Dvl1fztMK9 @TechSavvy_Teach @V_Spadoni I was at a school at it was very unwelcoming to parents. I did everything I could to we… https://t.co/kCZGGPnV6hThat’s my quarterback!!!! #Browns https://t.co/V1Io2YiMgV @runningdmc @alextvalencic I did feel isolated because I didn’t want to hear the negativity so I rarely went in the… https://t.co/Z5Q1MFZm7eA5: my school is open to ideas but the Ts are the ones responsible for making it happen. It really should become a… https://t.co/OEGhJW1P7n @alextvalencic I agree with that! My last school was rough in there, so I avoided it. My current school is better a… https://t.co/4u3RzkMuOKA4.2: I also enjoy blogging! Such a great tool! https://t.co/OeZhdnBiUL #satchatA4: Twitter chats...reflection journals...turning emails off after 4pm...listen to podcasts...focus on family. #satchatA3: talk to other teachers, avoid the teacher’s lounge, quick reflection before moving to next class. Step out of t… https://t.co/GHFpB4rd3IA2: unclear expectations. Adding on programs that Ts need to work with and very little training/guidance provided. #satchat
10/5
2019
NEW BLOG POST! Smile!!! It's Picture Day!! https://t.co/vFcuSYMqFy https://t.co/baCr9qiBdCSchools need to be welcoming to parents. Parents are essential for support of students and teachers. Relationships… https://t.co/jtBcqZbl1ZWe are a very community based school. There are many events that are parent led that support our school. Our Facebo… https://t.co/KKxX9fMf38
10/4
2019
@beingcatholic1 But we need to be open to His call and the ways he wants to sustain us! It is by His way, not the way we want it to be!
10/3
2019
@TaraMartinEDU @jeffgargas @burgessdave I’ll be there!!! https://t.co/PUyZBSKWge @TaraMartinEDU this might be my favorite session at Teach Better!! Hahahah!! https://t.co/XL6JtyFvYJ
10/2
2019
Just registered for the @teachbetterteam conference in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on November 8-9! Looking forward to lea… https://t.co/hzcoMFhLUh @ScottCottos I think he’ll only feel that way when they play this bengals defense... @MParris86 Literally what I was saying! They’re making Pittsburgh look incredible but every aspect of the Bengals defensive is horrible!Another great #tlap chat! Thank you @burgessdave and @TaraMartinEDU for moderating! Always a wonderful motivator to… https://t.co/Uft0jhQLUO @StrasserAbbie I’ve done this too!! It’s messy, entertaining, and reflective! #tlapA7: I enjoy self-reflection activities...where they can reflect on how they learned, what they learned, and what th… https://t.co/PyeZUJNrXlExcept for November 8 when I’m hanging with the @teachbetterteam, @burgessdave, @TaraMartinEDU, and all those other… https://t.co/7fLKEKKpFrA6: I’m trying to focus more on my personal/professional life balance. I know I tend to get too consumed in my prof… https://t.co/uZREseCVURA5: explain your own obstacles to your Ss. Show how you overcame them. Let them know that you’ll be there them when… https://t.co/f2OcURdVp8A4: I have a concept for a book that I’m in the preliminary stage of writing. It builds on my profession and passio… https://t.co/HtAn2vdu4SA3: give Ss a goal and the guidance on how they want to get there! It’s so important to allow them to show their id… https://t.co/T4rlxK1ZUJA2: I kept getting overlooked or HS teaching positions...so I took a risk and applied for middle school positions.… https://t.co/I5DDYbLJ4UA1: slowing down allows me to learn the interests of my Ss more. The more I learn their interests and how they lear… https://t.co/4jbJ0PdLA0Adam, 4/5 social studies, mayfield heights, Ohio! I took a road trip to see my Cleveland Indians play in Baltimore… https://t.co/ffm8RZ1knn
10/1
2019
@PascoSheriff Love candy corn!! https://t.co/htc31ZPRPD
9/28
2019
My students celebrated my birthday by having a “surprise party” for me! They also made me these cards! One student… https://t.co/gNwXlIZEHi @egoldie80 winning. Build the culture of winning. Guys see that they can do it. Solidifies team. Play more cohesive… https://t.co/I1909mVp0e
9/27
2019
My students asked me if I could go to their girls soccer game this evening, and I made it happen! They haven’t won… https://t.co/jpHTzwcfdt
9/25
2019
@beingcatholic1 You Aussies are pretty awesome people too!!! https://t.co/h4kIhZ3f58What an awesome eye opening chat!! Thank you @iluveducating for the great questions!! This #tlap crew is amazing!! https://t.co/FoILDugNHA @iluveducating @kcasw1 @dbc_inc Blogging has been a great release and reflection tool for me! I need to do it more!… https://t.co/wta0M2DkcVA7: I actually have my goal setting meeting with my principal on Wednesday! It’s critical that Ts reflect on lesson… https://t.co/EBqn97ibKYA6: As an educator, I’m called to have Ss discover their passions. By letting Ss choose how to explain or show thei… https://t.co/IY8rDmwiKiA5: I get along great with my partner teacher. She’s been at the school for 7 years and this is my 1st at the schoo… https://t.co/FT7yFQx5gwA4: Ss were surprised when I told them that their day shouldn’t strictly be all learning! They need time to stop an… https://t.co/JemQLNHcL0A3: I need to provide the methods for my Ss to discover how to fail and learn to keep moving forward. Ts need to pr… https://t.co/MeTSxzJ2DQA2: my students created a longhouse using Minecraft and recorded themselves giving a tour of the longhouse. I gave… https://t.co/ic3OOYthFRA1.2: now...that’s high school, but I took a risk to find my current passion of elementary education! 5th graders a… https://t.co/lQ3pG9eutyA1: the faculty at my alma mater @SIHSCleveland inspired me! That’s where I met my mentor, Mr. Ertle! He has been m… https://t.co/VZFuBeY8lU @burgessdave Hey Dave! See you in just over a month at @teachbetterteam in cuyahoga falls, Ohio! #tlapAdam, 4/5 social studies & reading, mayfield heights, Ohio! What a great evening! #tlap
9/24
2019
@mikecoutee94 They have things in place, but the play calling is too scripted. No Chubb inside the 5 with 3 timeout… https://t.co/8KJEJ2sPQD @mikecoutee94 Poorly called game! At what point does baker make decisions that override Freddie’s calls?? @ChrisFedor But 30 yards is way more than 10...so they’re playing it safe and making sure they have enough yards!! #yeahthatsthelogic @mikecoutee94 Trying to play creative football against a mastermind of it...and he’s not successful!When both of your teams are playing at the same time, you just find a way to watch both! Go Browns! Go Tribe!… https://t.co/FJPqLRZTj9
9/23
2019
If you’re at the game tonight, make this happen! #GoBrowns #Browns https://t.co/VYNXwgMQtM @bethhill2829 I was overlooked for a principal position at my previous school because other candidates had “more ex… https://t.co/OdDo8cKgLL
9/22
2019
Be consistent, don’t focus on one class. All grade levels are doing amazing things! Show faith based activities, bu… https://t.co/MwoNQmsvihA4.2: I’ve also found a lot of religious on twitter...they are always willing to respond to questions regarding the… https://t.co/NkwWwVjwTTA4: there are many historical educational accounts that I follow that provide great resources for lessons! Accounts… https://t.co/lYTiDUcFpg
9/21
2019
We have a strong following on Facebook. A few teachers have access to updating it. Other platforms are not as stron… https://t.co/WNCeruED54
9/20
2019
Teacher leaders are those up at 5:30am and are gathering ways to make this day better than yesterday for their stud… https://t.co/ybQEt2p7RC @Gregbagby Good morning! It’s going to be a great day! #bfc530Teachers that take roles beyond the classroom to advocate for students and the best of the school community. These… https://t.co/kyBtY7GAl6
9/19
2019
Blog post!! Wrote a little reflection about my first few weeks at my new school! https://t.co/00mtZWdiQ0I’m new to the school and my partner teacher moved down to 4th...so a lot of parents came to see the new guy and se… https://t.co/BKRAmHi6oz @culliope 15 minutes...we do 3 sessions #bfc530I like to explain the reasoning for what I do. Ps need to understand the purpose of my teaching style so that they… https://t.co/cMcmjJi2Wa @MrEandre Exactly. Usually it’s the families that you expect to come that actually do. I’m new to this school, so I… https://t.co/1CNoItiAXfTs and Ps gather in the cafeteria...principal introduces Ts...Ts dismissed to classrooms...Ps meet with principal..… https://t.co/gME1kRAEfU
9/18
2019
@egoldie80 Mayfield hasn’t been the best (we all see that), but we put up a 20 point victory, 23 points! Once the o… https://t.co/2AVhJkTnM0 @DustinFox37 @AdamtheBullFAN could the Jets have called it out to the refs at that moment???A3: first, I learned all the names of my Ss by the end of the first week. Ps I explained my expectations and told t… https://t.co/MaC0ci4682My city of Mayfield Heights held a tailgate party for tonight’s Monday Night Football game! Baker Mayfield, the Bro… https://t.co/4oU3dShgHF
9/17
2019
@LaceyEvansWWE Petco must be a fan of you! #nomorenasties @jeversion1 https://t.co/hrZCecHhnk @Gbush91 a 21 point victory over the Steelers would do that!!
9/15
2019
@SIHSSports Impressive comeback!!! Way to go Cats!!! AMDG, brothers!!! Celebrate well at Homecoming!!Incredible light show tonight...lost power, but this is helping! Be careful out there! (PS: watch until the end) https://t.co/seNAikh8qc @thesportsGab Be safe out there!!!
9/14
2019
@alisonstoneCBSD I had my back to school night Wednesday...but the lingering effects are still being felt today!! O… https://t.co/1GmjsgB7hL @MrEandre I start of with building a culture of respect within my own room. I want Ss to respect the school environ… https://t.co/2ePAcRysqe
9/13
2019

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