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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..

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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!

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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Jared 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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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!

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 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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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!
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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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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Director 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.

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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Urkund is a plagiarism prevention tool with many benefits for teachers in helping students create original work. In this blog post, I’ll share my review of this product from a company founded in 2000 and will talk about its benefits and features. Urkund is a cost-effective plagiarism prevention tool, integrates with popular LMS systems, and why it is rapidly becoming a popular tool in this area. I’ll also give you a code to receive a free trial of Urkund.

This blog post is sponsored by Urkund. All opinions are my own. Use the code COOLCAT to get a free trial of this product.
Why We Need Plagiarism Prevention Tools Like Urkund

Plagiarism is copying someone else’s material and submitting it as if it were your own.

As we work to encourage creativity and know that it is an essential skill for the modern workforce and student, we also know that there are forces at work who have infiltrated the academic system. Unfortunately, schools and universities find plagiarism prevention systems to be an essential tool to encourage the honesty we all expect from our students.

However, some plagiarism prevention systems can be expensive and don’t always work as advertised. Still, others aren’t integrated with learning management systems. Let’s look at some features that make Urkund an excellent alternative that educators should try.

1. Urkund integrates with most learning management systems, online, or by email.

I tested Urkund inside Google Classroom, however it integrates with most modern Learning Management systems including Blackboard, Moodle, and more. (See the graphic below.)

However, if you do not have an LMS, you may also have students submit work via the Urkund web portal or via email. Once submitted, you send the paper to Urkund and receive a report back like the one shown below.

2. Urkund only partners with secondary districts and post-secondary education institutions.

Unlike other plagiarism prevention tools, Urkund is only available for purchase by teachers and educational organizations — students cannot buy a license. (Note: Many educational organizations have expressed their concern about students purchasing subscriptions to these tools in an attempt to “game the system” including some of the “paper mills” and paper ghost-writing services that often contact me about advertising on my blog.)

According to Urkund, their system,

“utilizes complex machine learning and text matching algorithms to not only display matches within the document but to also identify potential text manipulation eforts by the submitter (changing fonts, inserting special characters, etc.) to deceive the system.”

Personally, I find the proliferation of the services working to advocate for dishonesty to be upsetting, but we have to stay one step ahead. Urkund’s strict adherence to their business model of selling directly to a school district or post-secondary education institution reinforces the dedication to the partnership between educational organizations and Urkund which improves plagiarism prevention.

This is important because Urkund not only searches the open Internet but the harder-to-find sources like student materials, internet content, and proprietary database content (publishers, journals, etc.) and scholarly and academic publications.  (See graphic above.)

3. Urkund is the cost-effective alternative to other plagiarism prevention systems.

Education organizations need to write consistently and continually. However, as many education deans and department chairs will tell you, plagiarism checking can be expensive. As good stewards of our limited resources, and the emphasis on tightening school budgets, Urkund is the cost-effective alternative.  Some schools have also found it requires much less support.

For this reason, I recommend setting up a free trial of Urkund (use the code COOLCAT to get a free trial) and contact them for a quote to see how Urkund works for you.

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Today is a recap of #ISTE19 from 4-time attendee Matt Miller and first-time attendees Angie Ridgeway and Nate Ridgeway. They share what people were talking about and their observations about what was missing. (Record Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019)

These three educators co-authored Don’t Ditch That Tech: Differentiated Instruction in a Digital World and talk about research, differentiation tools, and so much more from ISTE19.

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Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and the author of “Ditch That Textbook,” a book about revolutionizing the classroom with innovative teaching, mindsets and curriculum. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. Matt is a Google Certified Innovator, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and two-time Bammy! Awards nominee. He writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. Reach him at matt@DitchThatTextbook.com or on Twitter at @jmattmiller.

Angie Ridgeway

Angie Ridgway began her career in middle and high school Spanish teaching. She’s now working with future secondary teachers and new faculty members at  University of Indianapolis. Her passion lies in supporting new teachers’ work in the implementation of original pedagogies that strive to meet all students’ needs. She holds an M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with areas of emphasis in secondary education and Spanish. @teachfromridge

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Nate is a tech-loving history teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana. He specializes in lesson design and differentiation and also is licensed in Special Education Mild Interventions. He’s taught in both middle school and high school settings, but currently is enjoying teaching World History & Dual Credit U.S. History. He is currently finishing a Masters degree in History at University of Indianapolis. @teachfromridge

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Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

Sponsor: Urkund

Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.  The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective, and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Just teachers can use the power of Urkund. So, if you use another text similarity detection tool, or if you haven’t used one yet, now is the time to start your free trial at www.coolcatteacher.com/detect  and learn more about Urkund today.

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Mark Sparvell is an experienced educator with over 25 years experience leading learning for schools, systems, higher-ed and professional associations.

In his current role, he works directly with education leaders and organizations globally to identify innovative leading and teaching practice, building community and capacity by leveraging digital solutions.

As Associate Director, Professional Learning with Principals Australia Institute, Mark designed and delivered professional learning for education systems across Australia and Asia Pacific. Mark has taught both pre-service and post-graduate studies.

As Education Leader with Microsoft, Mark developed and implemented the Global Leader audience strategy and developed the global Showcase School program.

In his current role Mark has led the Class of 2030 and Emotion and Cognition in the Age of AI global research initiatives.

Mark is the host of the monthly What’s New in Edu Youtube channel, the Teaching Happiness web-series and regular presenter at Executive Briefings, conferences and workshops.

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Mary Howard’s sixth-grade class is doing amazing things with augmented reality. This 10 minute episode highlights some of the things Mary is sharing right now at ISTE19 about her work with students in augmented reality! Enjoy!

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Today’s Promotion: Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.
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Mary Howard, a 6th-grade teacher from Grand Island, New York and an ISTE Certified Educator that has found success using digital tools that not only make learning fun for her students, but encourage critical thinking, collaboration, and create a life-long passion for learning. Whether the digital experience is related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or promotes literacy, Mary believes passionately in digital equity and the potential that technology has for reaching and engaging ALL learners.

In pursuit of this passion, Mary has spent the past 10 years presenting at dozens of technology conferences across New York State and has become a globally recognized speaker on the topics of augmented reality and virtual reality in the classroom. Mary shares her strategies through her blog, http://www.yoursmarticles.blogspot.com and was featured as a NYSED New York State EdTech Innovator in October 2018. She has published numerous educational technology articles and has as provided webinars on Virtual Environments, Virtual Reality, 3D Design, QR codes and engagement strategies.

Mary’s accolades include recognition as the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education’s Virtual Pioneer of the Year and a Silver Presidential Volunteer Service award. She was a New York State Teacher of the year finalist for 2018 and an M & T Touchdown for Teachers finalist that same year.

When Mary isn’t elbows deep in her technology initiatives, she is a mother of 3 boys and devotes her free time to refereeing youth hockey and volunteering within the hockey community. She is an avid runner and hiker and is just a few peaks away from becoming an Adirondack 46er.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016) and #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin Press, 2017).

Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. She also provides support to organizations using technology to reach children and families in need. Her mission is to help educators place tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology. You can find out more about working with Monica, and her books and resources by visiting ClassTechTips.com.

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