Teach Me, Teacher
Summary: Teach Me, Teacher is a podcast for educators where teachers discuss topical, informative, and inspiring subjects. Designed from the ground up as a no nonsense approach to teacher development, this podcast is your gateway to bettering your craft (and having some laughs along the way). Our podcast is fueled by the idea that teachers learn best from other teachers IN the classroom. Every episode will be filled with real world discussions about what it is like in classrooms today, and how to manage, develop, and prosper in this new world of education. See you in the classroom!
Hello everyone! Ever wish you could still your mind or the minds of your students? Ever feel like you are just missing everything around you because of all the tasks that need to get done in the class? For episode 3, we are taking on the BIG topic of MINDFULNESS. To do so, we are sitting down with Staci Hammer, a vice-principal (and one of my dearest friends in the world) who has committed to a “year in mindfulness” over on her blog. Inspiring, thoughtful, and funny, her blog and this episode are two things you do not want to miss! New to mindfulness? No problem. We cover everything from clarifying definitions and explaining the practice, to applying it in the class, with staff, and even how the science of it all supports the practice. In the show, we reference a few things that I would like to link to below. Feel free to check them out now, after you listen, or as they show up during our discussion. Enjoy! LINKS: * Scholarly article on the success of mindfulness in prisons * Mindfulness in the classroom hub * Further research on mindfulness
Hello everyone! For episode 2 of Teach Me, Teacher, we are diving deep into technology in the classroom. Melinda Bolles (Melbo) was one of my first mentors as a teacher and I was always amazed at how she implemented technology in her class on a daily basis. In this episode we talk about how technology can hurt and help engagement, discuss whether it is the solution for everything (SPOILER: it isn’t), and how you can go about using technology in your class. We also discuss a few helpful tools for getting started with tech if you’re a newbie, and if you’re a seasoned vet. Enjoy! PS: Hate grading? You NEED to hear Melinda’s advice on the matter!
Hello everyone! I am so excited to share what we’ve been working on this summer. Currently, we are ahead of schedule, and each podcast has turned out to be filled with insight and helpful words from great educators. I have no doubt that you will walk away from each episode filled with ideas and inspiration (like I have). This episode is just a brief intro to what I’m calling “Season 1” of Teach Me, Teacher. In it, I discuss why the podcast exists, why I am spending my time with it, and what the future holds (cruise time!) for the show. Enjoy!
Hello everyone! Welcome to the first ever episode of Teach Me, Teacher! I’m super excited to let everyone hear the great interview I had with my colleague, Ms. Katie Ingram (now Mrs. Warren… YAY!) of Richland Middle School. In this episode, we attempt to debunk a lot of the myths about teaching (both as a first year and seasoned vet), and talk a little bit about why this is important to do as professionals in our field. From there, we dive into Katie’s experience from her humble beginnings as a college student, all the way through her first year, highlighting successes and struggles along the way. This is a great episode for any teacher, new or old. It doesn’t matter if you are excited to start a new year, or are feeling a little burnt out, this conversation is sure to lift those spirits. See you in the classroom! Enjoy! ***Want to listen to the podcast directly from iTunes? Click Here.