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Teachers Need Teachers

Teachers Need Teachers is the podcast for new and beginning teachers. It's inspired by the questions beginning teachers are asking around the web, plus the questions that you didn’t know you should ask! I'll help you clear the confusion and figure out what to focus on so that you’ll have the most positive impact in your classrooms without losing your freaking mind.I want to help you navigate through those crazy first years of teaching while maintaining your sanity AND personal life!

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TnT 52 JOB INTERVIEW SERIES: What you should say about classroom management in an interview

While you're in an interview, a principal is trying to get a sense or whether or not you'd be a good fit for their school. They'll want to know if your personality and teaching style would complement the culture of the school. This involves your ability to handle conflict - with students, parents, and colleagues. Click HERE for a copy of all of the interview questions from this series! 20 years from now, how would you like your current students to remember you as a teacher? I want you to reflect on a situation where you were given criticism for an instructional or behavioral approach in your classroom. How did you handle that criticism and how did you use that criticism to improve your practice? If students had to pay admission to come to your classroom, what lesson have you found to be very engaging that makes them want to be there? Teaching can be stressful and it’s important to have a good sense of humor. Tell us a joke or a personal story that highlights your sense of humor Teachers are very passionate, so there’s going to be conflict at times especially when you’re collaborating with a grade level. If you and your grade-level team had some conflict, what steps would you take to overcome it? Where you can find James Moffett: Derby Hills Elementary School: http://dhes.derbyschools.com/ The school’s Facebook Page: Derby Hills Elementary James Moffett’s Twitter: @DHEPrincipal Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

45mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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TnT 27 Laura Kebart reassures us that differentiation doesn't have to be difficult

All teachers know that they need to differentiate, but what does that look like in a classroom? During the planning stages? In real time? How can a teacher be expected to plan for students performing two grades below and those performing two grades above in the same class? Laura Kebart describes how this doesn't have to be a daunting task, and gives tips on how to streamline and even make grading simpler! Click HERE to grab Laura's resource with 10 Questions and Answers for how to respond to parents or administrators who want to know what you're doing to differentiate, which includes a link to her hands-on workshop! How to get in touch with Laura: Middle School ELA Teachers Community for Grades 6-7-8 Her Language Arts Teachers Membership Site Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

59mins

15 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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TnT 74 Conquering classroom management right from the start

Having a solid classroom management plan is ESSENTIAL for a successful year. No amount of curriculum planning will be effective if you have multiple students disrupting the learning. So now that you have a plan, how do you implement it? What are the possible things that could go wrong, and why do they happen? In Part 2 of this 2-part series, I dive into how to train your students to follow your plan, as well as how to deal with parents when their student misbehaves. Sign up for Tailor-Ed and receive 3 months FREE! Just use the code TEACHERSNEEDTEACHERS Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

22mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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TnT 73 How to craft an effective classroom management plan

Classroom management is BY FAR every new teacher's biggest struggle. They may have had success when they were borrowing someone else's class during student teaching, but when faced with their own, it can be daunting. Despite the tips and tricks taught in pre-service preparation programs, most new teachers still feel woefully unprepared for dealing with student behaviors. In Part 1 of this 2-part series, I discuss how to get in the right mindset for classroom management, as well as how to craft a solid classroom management plan. Sign up for Tailor-Ed and receive 3 months FREE! Just use the code TEACHERSNEEDTEACHERS Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

23mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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TnT 80 Teachers drowning in student loan debt can save so much money by doing this

Student loan debt is no joke, and it creates so much anxiety for just about everyone, ESPECIALLY newer teachers. Programs like Teacher Loan Forgiveness promise to help with this burden, but it barely helps to bring down the tens of thousands of dollars in debt that teachers have. And misinformation about the best way to pay back these loans results in teachers losing thousands of dollars. Why doesn't anyone tell us about this? Why is it so complicated. In this second part of my conversation with Travis Hornsby from the Student Loan Planner, we get down to the details, and he goes as far as to crunch some numbers so that you can get a really clear idea of just how much you can save. Where you can find Travis The Student Loan Planner website The Student Loan Planner Podcast More information on what we discussed today Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter You can help make this podcast better! Please click the button below to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most!

38mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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TnT 3 Why you need to rethink your classroom set up to maximize learning

When was the last time you examined your classroom setup? Your classroom needs to be set up to maximize student learning while also reducing traffic and chaos. Here’s what to consider when considering a new setup. Click HERE to grab the workbook plus other free resources! Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Classroom Layout Reflect on: Student desks/tables Student chairs Teacher desk Cabinets and shelves Bin and containers for supplies Organization Reflect on: Books Pens, pencils, and markers Scissors and glue sticks Student work Classroom technology Seating arrangement Reflect on Heterogeneous vs homogeneous groups Students in individual seats vs. groups Frequency of seat changes  Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

16mins

11 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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TnT 87 How to tackle organization when you're naturally disorganized

Imagine if teaching only involved the part where you're interacting with students. Things would be much easier, right? But the reality is that there are so many facets of teaching that pull at us, and unless you're hyper-organized, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by it all. I know that there are many of you that are FAR more organized than I am, but I really want to help out the rest of us that are too frazzled or absent-minded to be that way. Through a lot of trial and error I’ve been able to keep my organization in check and at a manageable level, and I wanted to share some tips I’ve learned along the way.  Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

22mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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TnT 94 Common financial pitfalls that new teachers make

A lot of college graduates find themselves entering the professional world without a solid financial base. They have this newfound money that they’re working their butts off to earn, and they want to live it up and have fun. This is exactly what I did, and luckily, I managed to start saving for retirement. However, a lot of financial pitfalls that come with this type of lifestyle such as consumer debt really caught up with me and so many others. So today, I’m having a conversation with Rob Phelan, who’s a high school personal finance and math teacher from Maryland, and we’re going to dive into a conversation about the traps that newer and younger teachers tend to get caught up in. We also discuss the steps to get out of that when you’re finally ready to get serious about getting your finances on track. Sign up for the New Educator Conference in Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

36mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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TnT 16 Tenisha Tate dispels common new teacher myths

New teachers have a seemingly endless amount of things to prepare for their first day, but often they worry about back-to-school the most. Tenisha Tate explains how to handle it while keeping control of your class, how to spot a student in need, and why your preconceived notions of teaching in an urban vs. suburban school could be wrong! You can find Tenisha at: Her school’s website: Hall Middle School Her school’s social media accounts: @HallMiddle Her Twitter: @ttate1 Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

49mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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TnT 35 We need to let go of all of the 'shoulds'

It’s not unusual for a teacher to suffer from a case of the “shoulds” – a ubiquitous and harmful affliction that affects ALL teachers (ok…everyone). When images of Pinterest-perfect classrooms and abundant sharing on social media are paired with less-than-ideal student work or a miserable teaching environment, teachers start thinking about the things they should be doing. Here’s my personal experience as well as how I plan to deal with it. I love hearing your stories and positive messages about teaching! So I’m asking my listeners to answer the following questions by leaving me a message on my Google voicemail. I’ll air these in upcoming episodes so that my community of listeners can celebrate each other wins! Questions: Your name, where you live/teach, and the grades and subjects you teach. One thing that you love about teaching What you’re grateful for when it comes to school and teaching Your most memorable holiday teacher present Something you look forward to in the new year and/or a goal for the next semester. Your #1 tip for surviving school in December. Please keep your response to a maximum of 3 minutes. Also, let’s keep it positive! For the best sound, use your phone to call the Google Voice number. You don’t need earbuds or anything, just hold up the phone just like you would to make a phone call. My Google Voice number is (949) 829-1396. Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

21mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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TnT 18 Carolyn Gardner helps elementary teachers get ready for back to school

It's back-to-school...elementary style! Elementary school teachers know too well the stresses of preparing for multiple subjects, classroom decor, routines, and systems. Carolyn Gardner tells us what to focus on so that we can truly be prepared for that first day of school. She also has a FABULOUS freebie just for my listeners to help you prepare and organize for back-to-school. Click on this link to grab her FREE back-to-school planning guide! We discuss: The common struggles new elementary teachers face How to prepare when you haven't seen your classroom How to ensure success and less overwhelm those first few months Where you can find Carolyn: Her website: The Proactive Teacher Twitter: @ProactiveTchr Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheProactiveTeacher/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theproactiveteacher/ Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

52mins

13 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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TnT 9 James Moffett tells us how a teacher's approach to classroom management can make or break an interview

A topic that many job-seeking teachers are asked about is classroom management. Every school has its own philosophy and mission in terms of behavior, but some take it a step further. James Moffett dives deep into how being a trauma-informed school is the best form of classroom management and how it influences his hiring decisions. He also conducts a mock interview with me and asks me questions that help him decide if a candidate would be a good fit for his school.   Where you can find James Moffett: Derby Hills Elementary School: http://dhes.derbyschools.com/ The school’s Facebook Page: Derby Hills Elementary James Moffett’s Twitter: @DHEPrincipal   Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

48mins

2 Jul 2018

Rank #12

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TnT 85 How to set yourself up for success with station rotations

In the last episode, we covered why teachers should incorporate station rotations into their teaching, the logistics of planning for them, and how they can help with differentiation and classroom management. But if you've done them in the past and they were a disaster, chances are you didn't set them up properly. Today I bring Laura Kebart back to discuss how to use stations for small group instruction as well as how to train your students so that your stations are a success. Where you can find Laura: languageartsteachers.com Station rotation freebie: https://languageartsteachers.com/easystations Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA! at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

37mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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TnT 10 Asia Cunningham gives epic job interview tips

As a new teacher, your advisors in your credentialing program probably gave you some interviewing advice and practice questions. While these are helpful, it’s definitely even more valuable to hear from someone on a hiring committee and know exactly what types of answers they’re looking for. Asia Cunningham not only shares with us some of the more common interview questions but also gives advice on what types of answers you should prepare. She also conducts a mock interview with me and asks me questions that allow her to put the puzzle pieces together about a potential candidate.   Where you can find Asia Cunningham: Brier Creek Elementary School: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21494 Brier Creek’s Twitter: Brier Creek Elementary Asia Cunningham’s Twitter: @APMsC_BCES Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

46mins

5 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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TnT 53 JOB INTERVIEW SERIES: Don't forget to do your research before an interview!

When teachers prepare to apply for jobs, they polish their resume, many create a portfolio of curriculum and experiences, and most scour the internet for interview questions (which you no longer have to do because of this series!). But do you research the schools for which you're interviewing? Do you know the ethos and culture of that school? In today's interview, Asia Cunnigham discusses why you MUST do your due diligence and research a school in the same way that any administrator will research YOU. Click HERE for a copy of all of the interview questions from this series! Tell me about you and your teaching experience with your cooperating teacher. Tell me about how you empower students to become involved in their learning process in the classroom. As a teacher, how do you build relationships equitably with all the students in your environment so that they’re able to demonstrate mastery and reach their maximum potential? What is a typical day in your literacy classroom look like? Tell me what you do in terms of your students that are unmotivated. What does that look like? How do you ensure parental involvement in their learning process in your classroom? What ways are you a collaborative working colleague? Where you can find Asia Cunningham: Glenn Elementary School: https://www.dpsnc.net/Glenn Glenn Elementary’s Twitter: Gleen Elementary Asia Cunningham’s Twitter: @APMsC_GES Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

36mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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TnT 6 Classroom management doesn't have to suck

Thinking about and dealing with classroom management is often a beginning teachers’ nightmare. Taking the time to have a crystal clear picture of your rules and consequences will help to improve student behaviors with each coming year. Click HERE to grab the workbook plus other free resources! What are your 5-7 rules? Are they phrased in the positive rather than negative? What is the logical progression of consequences when students don’t follow those rules? Have you clearly and concisely communicated your rules and consequences to both the students and their parents? How do your classroom rules and consequences align with school and district policies? What are you doing to build relationships with students so that you can minimize behavior problems?    Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

14mins

21 Jun 2018

Rank #16

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TnT 88 How to set up your lesson planning for student success

Once the holidays hit, it can be a time of panic for teachers. With a quick glance at their pacing guide, they realize that they're more behind than they'd anticipated. They ask themselves: Do I have enough time to cover everything I was supposed to? Am I on track? If I didn't get to everything, how am I going to cram it all in? These are questions that at some point we all ask ourselves, and it can be scary. However, with careful and purposeful planning, you can still get to most of what's left and better yet, get those things to stick.  Sign up for the New Educator Conference in either San Diego or Santa Clara, CA at CTAGO.ORG Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

23mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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TnT 69 5 strategies for creating an engaging lesson

All teachers know that student engagement is essential for successfully teaching a lesson. Why? Because students don't necessarily want to learn and participate in school, and as a result, miss out on mastering important skills. When students are engaged, they switch on their natural curiosity and are self-motivated to learn, explore, and solve problems. But it's up to teachers to create optimal learning experiences to foster this passion for learning, which can at times be difficult to do. Here are five tried-and-true ways to create lessons that keep students engaged and hooked from the start to finish. 5 ways to create an engaging lesson or unit Give them an essential question/challenge Give student choice Connect the work to student interests Give them real-world scenarios - Make them demonstrate their learning rather than just completing a worksheet Showcase student work Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

23mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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TnT 31 Ray Steinmetz reveals how to personalize math and make it meaningful to students

Math teachers are tasked with teaching students concepts that they'll use for life while also getting past students' fixed mindset of, "I hate math, and I suck at it." How can teachers keep students motivated and engaged in a Common Core world? Ray Steinmetz explains how personalizing learning, setting up strong systems for formative assessment, and using targeted interventions will produce huge math gains. We also discuss advice for new teachers on what to focus those first years of teaching. How to get in touch with Ray: His website, BlendedLearningMath On Twitter: @Blended_Math His podcast, Instant Relevance Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

48mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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TnT 54 JOB INTERVIEW SERIES: Your resume and education aren't the most important factors when landing a teaching position

Teachers often spend quite a bit of time polishing and perfecting their resumes, but is that what really gets them a job? What if a teacher has limited experience - do they still have a shot when they're up against more seasoned veterans? Resumes are only one small factor in the hiring process (but PLEASE spellcheck!), and personality and fit are the biggest ones. Scott Schwartz discusses which personality traits tend to predict success in any job, as well as how his district eliminates the "gut feeling" factor and relies on data. Click HERE for a copy of all of the interview questions from this series! Tell me about a difficult circumstance that you handled, what action did you take, and what were the results? What is the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher? A student in your class consistently causes disruptions. Explain the steps you take to help the child and maintain your positive classroom environment. Do you believe that placing a zero in the grade book teaches responsibility? Describe your understanding of what a standards-based learning environment looks like. Where you can find Scott Schwartz: Deerfield Public School District: https://www.dps109.org/Domain/4 Deerfield Public School District’s Twitter: @DPS109 Scott Schwartz’s Twitter: @scaschwa Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Don't forget to leave a voicemail! Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter

45mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #20