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Teaching Bites' Beautiful Struggle

We’re married. We're teachers. We're Asian Americans. We're trying to raise kids in a good way. We're trying to build a better life. But it is a struggle. This show is about hope. Follow us and let's get going!

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132: How To Become A VIPKID Teacher

On this episode, we find out about how you can make extra money teaching online!  Sharon shares her experience with VIPKID, challenges of getting her mindset aligned and tips on how to succeed teaching online. Checkout VIPKID  CODE: SHARO0201 Join our Facebook Group Music by Joakim Karud

49mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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005: So You Want to Be a Teacher?

A good friend is considering a career change and wants to be a teacher.  In this episode, we share our tips and experiences on what to do BEFORE credential school.  These tips will help guide the aspiring teacher on what they need to do to help build their skills and passion in teaching.  

32mins

13 Jan 2015

Rank #2

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119: Teach Like A Girl

Today, I chat with  @TeachLikeAGirl.  I don't follow a lot of teachers on Instagram, but I made sure that I followed @TeachLikeAGirl as she has a positive message about empowering women and girls that is authentic.   We then dive into how she deals with haters and how to use Instagram effectively especially when you want to promote your TpT store.  Then, she shares a special announcement about her journey in education--listen in! You can find more on Youtube, Instagram and on Teachers Pay Teachers

43mins

25 Aug 2017

Rank #3

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007: What Are You Struggling With?

In this episode, we share the struggles we're currently facing and how we're pushing through them. We discuss our attempts of using several strategies of taking the negative stuff and turning them into positives. Maybe you can relate with what we're sharing, or maybe you've already turned your struggles into positives, join us and see if this all sounds familiar.  Please subscribe, rate and give an honest review as it'll make our show better. It also helps us be discovered by other like minded educators.  YOU are appreciated! Thank you! Fred & Sharon www.teachingbites.com Like our Facebook page!

36mins

26 Jan 2015

Rank #4

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003: How to Engage Students: Listening & Responding

In this episode, we share our favorite strategies on how to engage with our  students and how to encourage responses from them.

29mins

20 Dec 2014

Rank #5

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013: Classroom Furniture & Equipment

In the spirit of sharing our favorite productivity tools in Ep. 11 & 12, we thought you’d like to know what furniture and equipment we use in our classrooms and why.  Perhaps you need a classroom makeover or have been looking for easy solutions to make your teaching smoother? Well, we are here to help you out! We’ll go over each item and suggest alternative methods to achieve the same outcome as sometimes budget is a big reason why we have a hard time getting what we want.

31mins

17 Mar 2015

Rank #6

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102: Let's Go On A Teacher Lifestyle Journey!

19mins

29 Jan 2017

Rank #7

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067: Why You Should Create a Classroom Podcast Now

Vote for your session idea to be included at SXSW Edu 2017! Go to http://www.teachingbites.com/vote and vote now!   Our goal is to share our idea with other teachers and educators on leveraging the power of podcasting in schools.  It is a powerful and high-quality medium to empower students of all grades and subjects. All voting is anonymous and you can vote more than once.  Please share with others!

33mins

28 Aug 2016

Rank #8

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128: 3 Legit Ways Teachers Can Make Extra Money

On this episode, we go through the 3 legit ways teachers can make extra money.  We break down the Freelance Model, Audience Model, and the Expert Model.   Music: Enjoy by JOAKIM KARUD

31mins

24 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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065: Ways to Have a Stress Free Classroom

20mins

19 Aug 2016

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041 What Impression Will You Make On Your Students? with Eliza Gee

44mins

8 Apr 2016

Rank #11

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014: Teaching On The Fly

In the 14th episode, we talk about "teaching on the fly."  This is something they don't teach you in credential school.  It isn't even on a job description!  We'll explore what this is, the ways to recognize it and how to develop it in your classroom.  Its an extremely valuable skill for any teacher to use. Join us and check it out!

24mins

26 Mar 2015

Rank #12

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046: Teachers, You Gotta Bring Yourself To It! with Chris Corrigan

58mins

13 May 2016

Rank #13

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120: The Grand Challenge with Jennifer Gaspar-Santos

Director of Edtech & Innovation of St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco

50mins

13 Sep 2017

Rank #14

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101: Succeeding With Self-Motivation & Grit with Rhoda Toynbee

46mins

23 Jan 2017

Rank #15

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011: Pt. 1 Our Favorite Productivity Tools

In episode 11, This is part 1 of 2 where Sharon and Fred share their favorite productivity tools.  These tools in particular, are especially valuable for managing their own personal workflow.  Join us now and see if these can work for you too! Have one or two tools that you like? Let us know! Please leave a review, rating and subscribe! Thanks!

25mins

4 Mar 2015

Rank #16

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012: Pt. 2 Our Favorite Productivity Tools

This is part 2 of 2 where Sharon and Fred share their favorite productivity tools.  These tools in particular, are especially valuable for managing their own personal workflow.  Join us now and see if these can work for you too! Have one or two tools that you like? Let us know! Please leave a review, rating and subscribe! Thanks!

23mins

10 Mar 2015

Rank #17

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045: Pay Attention to the Opportunity You Have with Your Students with Patricia Monticello Kievlan

Today, I chat with my former colleague Patricia Monticello Kievlan. She is a writer and educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She spent eight years working in independent schools as a teacher and administrator, and she now works as the Program Associate for Community Building at The Sprout Fund, a nonprofit that enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities. In addition to her work with Sprout, Tricia writes and edits for Graphite, Common Sense Media‘s website for educators, and she’s a proud member of the Pittsburgh education community as a member of the Remake Learning Network. She also works as an instructional designer and teaching consultant with local independent schools and nonprofits. Tricia holds a master’s degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree in Plan II Honors and English from the University of Texas at Austin.

1hr 8mins

6 May 2016

Rank #18

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115: What It Takes To Find A New Teaching Job

29mins

11 Jul 2017

Rank #19

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121: The Best Summer Books for Teachers

Summer is here and we want to share with you our favorite books that will help bring a new and inspiring perspective in your teaching practice and beyond.  I've taken so much from each of these books in both my own professional and personal journeys and we truly believe that you'll get a lot from them too. (The links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, we make a small commission when you decide to purchase. Please know that we only recommend resources that we have experience in). Amazon Books Links: Steal Like an Artist: https://amzn.to/2L4JJWB Show Your Work: https://amzn.to/2L3qXP8 Lifelong Kindergarten: https://amzn.to/2LCQShV Spark Learning: https://amzn.to/2LD2BNp Launch: https://amzn.to/2ISGox9 Empower: https://amzn.to/2IQ7ZyN The One Thing: https://amzn.to/2IQs9sC Building A Storybrand: https://amzn.to/2sf9Hj0 Audible 30-Day Free Trial! audibletrial.com/teachingbites Apple iBooks Links: Steal Like an Artist: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/steal-like-an-artist/id500144401?mt=11&at=1001lIK9 Show Your Work: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/show-your-work/id763126887?mt=11&at=1001lIK9 Lifelong Kindergarten: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/lifelong-kindergarten/id1274812399?mt=11&at=1001lIK9 Launch: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/launch/id1282614705?mt=11&at=1001lIK9 The One Thing: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-one-thing/id626687126?mt=11&at=1001lIK9 Storybrand: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/building-a-storybrand/id1212150000?mt=11&at=1001lIK9

37mins

29 May 2018

Rank #20