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Most new teachers don't make it past the five year mark, and its easy to understand why. Teachers are stressed from budget cuts, testings, discipline problems, parents, poor adminstrators, etc. This show is designed to encourage teachers and to provide useful tools to help them succeed.

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Most new teachers don't make it past the five year mark, and its easy to understand why. Teachers are stressed from budget cuts, testings, discipline problems, parents, poor adminstrators, etc. This show is designed to encourage teachers and to provide useful tools to help them succeed.

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Really enjoy all the directions you take this podcast! I've found the content very informative and thought provoking. I'm about to finish up my first semester for a major in elementary ed, so I love hearing you share the aspects of teaching.

Keep it up!

By James887 - May 28 2014
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great podcast to listen to!

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By Buck1071 - Apr 10 2017
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Really enjoy all the directions you take this podcast! I've found the content very informative and thought provoking. I'm about to finish up my first semester for a major in elementary ed, so I love hearing you share the aspects of teaching.

Keep it up!

By James887 - May 28 2014
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great podcast to listen to!

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Most new teachers don't make it past the five year mark, and its easy to understand why. Teachers are stressed from budget cuts, testings, discipline problems, parents, poor adminstrators, etc. This show is designed to encourage teachers and to provide useful tools to help them succeed.

When Is It Time to Quit Teaching?

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 School's out for summer and so is the Teachers Lounge podcast! After countless hours of episodes about education and teaching, Bryan is moving on to other things. Bryan discusses this life lesson and more in the final episode of this long-running series. He also reads "When Is It Time to Quit Teaching" by former guest Vicki Davis. The full article can be found at http://www.coolcatteacher.com/when-is-it-time-to-quit-teaching/

Ending something we enjoy is a decision we face several times in our lifetime. This episode will help you to determine if you just need a break or really need to let go. 

Thank you so much for listening!

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 29 2017

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Students Who Make Excuses

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Our culture is one who likes to whine and complain. Many people see themselves as victims, and today's students are no exception. Regardless of what grade you teach, educators are bombared by a variety of excuses.  Bryan encourages listeners to not accept your average student excuse. Don't get angry; get creative. Also, what do teachers make? Join us for some motivation and insight on The Teachers Lounge. 

Sep 07 2014

16mins

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Teaching Strategies to Keep Class Interesting

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Ben Stein as the ultra boring economics teacher in the 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is the blueprint for what we don't want to be as educators. However, many of today's students are seeing the same boring teaching style in their own classrooms.

In this day and age, companies are eager for customers opinions and offer deals via social media and customer surveys. They want to hear from their customer base. However, most teachers don't really invite their "customers" to give feedback on how well we are doing and how to improve as educators.

At the time of this recording, Vivien Victoriano was a 6th grade student at Charles S. Rushe Middle School in Pasco county Florida. Her Ted Talk can be found at https://youtu.be/wHDFCeJgYlw.  We invite her voice and opinion on the show. We will also discuss some example strategies to make class more engaging and interesting.

Modern education is becoming more dynamic and engaging. Some students have trouble keeping their attention.

How do you keep your class interesting? Please share your thoughts in the comment section or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Feb 06 2017

13mins

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Shut Up And Let Me Teach!

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 Educators know all too well that there are a few things that are inevitable, death, taxes, and high stakes testing! What you may not be aware of is the effect it has on students and great teachers, those who stay at work late, not because they didn’t get the mountains of paperwork, intervention plans, and data analysis done during the day, not because they are unorganized poor managers of time, but because it’s the only time they have to do what they were actually hired to do, build relationships and design engaging thought provoking learning experiences for the students they teach.

 In this talk, Lifelong Learner, Educator, & Consultant, Chandra Shaw, shares the story of her first year of teaching and a of “politically incorrect” advice on what’s needed for teachers to teach so that ALL students can continue to learn and grow. The video clip can be found at https://youtu.be/GBRwcNL5LDg

Please share your thoughts in the comment section or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Mar 20 2017

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Tales From The Teachers Lounge

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Joining us in the Lounge today is Robert Wilder, author of 'Tales From The Teachers Lounge'  a series of irreverent, wickedly observant essays about what it really means to be a teacher today.

Leaving a lucrative advertising career in New York, he got a job as a teacher at a Santa Fe alternative school—and never looked back. Now he brings his unique perspective—as a teacher, parent, and former student—to a series of laugh-out-loud essays that show teaching at its most absurd...and most rewarding.

http://robertwilder.com/

https://twitter.com/RobertTWilder

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 08 2017

20mins

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A+ Interview Skills

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This is the time of year when we might start exploring other opportunities in the teaching field. One of the disadvantages of our profession is that teachers have a very small window of time to interview and be hired. Recent layoffs and budget cuts has made it much harder for prospective teachers to find work. With so much competition, you want to make sure your interview goes well.

Join experienced teachers Bryan, James, and Evelyn as we hope to make that job interview a positive experience. 

Please share your thoughts in the comment section or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Mar 13 2017

20mins

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Epilogue: Meaningful Things Educators Can Do Every Day (part one)

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The Teachers Lounge returns after a year and a half with an epilogue of sorts. Bryan celebrates his 20 anniversary of teaching this school year with an article from Mike Roberts titled "20 Simple-yet-meaningful Things Educators Can Do Every Day" Mr. Roberts also celebrates his 20th year in teaching with this post and is the author of "Hacking Classroom Managment:10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About" 

 If you would like to reach out to Bryan feel free to send an email at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com

Nov 25 2018

9mins

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Spare the Rod and Spoil the Student?

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 The paddle used to be standard in most school systems many years ago. Within the last decade, or so, the paddle was phased out. Has that action impacted student behavior in the classroom in a positive direction? Some schools think not, and are bringing the paddle back as means of last resorts. Is there room for the paddle in the modern classrooms? Join us in the Lounge as we discuss this controversial topic.

Oct 05 2014

35mins

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Make Your Life Better by Saying Thank You in These 7 Situations

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 James Clear studies successful people across a wide range of disciplines–entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and more–to uncover the habits and routines that make these people the best at what they do.

 On this episode, Bryan shares James Clear's blog post  "Make Your Life Better by Saying Thank You in These 7 Situations". You will probably find that the seven situations mentioned are scenarios teachers see in the classroom almost everyday.

 The original post is located here: http://jamesclear.com/say-thank-you

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Feb 27 2017

12mins

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Stop Comparing Your Life. Start Living It by Joshua Becker

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Joshua Becker and his family's story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.

BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

We as teachers often compare ourselves to other teachers. The results are nothing good. Stop Comparing Your Life. Start Living It by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Like Dale Carnegie & Alan Loy McGinnis). The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/stop-comparing-your-life-start-living-it

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Apr 10 2017

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The Power of Influence

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The Teachers Lounge is proud to have a Teacher of the Year join us for this episode. Emily Jennette is a teacher who has a passion for making a difference in the lives of her students and fellow educators. On this program, Emily discusses her history about why she became a teacher and some strategies that worked in her classroom. Also, Emily offers encouragement/insights to her fellow teachers who truly want to make a difference.

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 15 2017

22mins

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Getting At The Heart of Teaching

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"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" -Aristole

In the teaching profession, things will come and go. However, relationships with our students will always be what matters. Twenty-six-year teacher Lisa Lee gives an emotional talk about making a difference in children's lives as teachers and teaches us that if we reach the inner core first, the common core is more easily taught.

To view the full video of this talk, visit https://youtu.be/YJM6WUNDnhA

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 01 2017

15mins

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Epilogue: Meaningful Things Educators Can Do Every Day (part two)

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The Teachers Lounge returns after a year and a half with an epilogue of sorts. Bryan celebrates his 20 anniversary of teaching this school year with an article from Mike Roberts titled "20 Simple-yet-meaningful Things Educators Can Do Every Day" Mr. Roberts also celebrates his 20th year in teaching with this post and is the author of "Hacking Classroom Managment:10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About" 

If you would like to reach out to Bryan feel free to send an email at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com

Dec 02 2018

7mins

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From Fighters to Writers-Part One

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Joining us for this special two-part interview is Erin Gruwell. Her teaching story was made into a book, then a movie! By fostering an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, she transformed her students’ lives, most of whom were seen as "unteachable". She encouraged them to rethink rigid beliefs about themselves and others, to reconsider daily decisions, and to re-chart their futures. With Erin's steadfast support, her students shattered stereotypes to become critical thinkers, aspiring college students, and citizens for change. Also, Erin shares how the publication of her student's world "The Freedom Writers Diary" came about and became a best seller.

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Apr 17 2017

20mins

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The Power of Influence-Part Two

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Bryan continues his conversation with former Georgia Teacher of the Year Emily Jennette. She is an educator who has a passion for making a difference in the lives of her students and fellow educators. Emily shares what has worked well for her in dealing with parents, the process of becoming a Teacher of the Year, and helpful advice to struggling teachers.

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 22 2017

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From The Courtroom to the Classroom

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The Teachers Lounge welcomes former GA Teacher of the Year Ernie Lee (@GATOTY2016) to the program. Mr. Lee has only been in the classroom for a few years and is already making a difference and finding great success in the education profession. This former lawyer turned teacher shares what strategies have worked well for him and offers motivation to discouraged teachers.

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Mar 06 2017

19mins

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From Fighters to Writers-Part Two

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This is part two of my interview with Erin Gruwell. Erin is a teacher known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them It is the basis of the movie Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank.

She also has written an autobiographical account of her experiences, entitled Teach with Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers

http://www.freedomwritersfoundation.org

https://twitter.com/freedomwriters

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Apr 24 2017

20mins

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In The Beginning

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In The Beginning

Bryan retired The Teachers Land Podcast a few years ago. However, he is surprised after all this time many people are still checking out the old episodes! 

Bryan recently celebrates 20 years of classroom teaching by looking back at episodes that were recorded earlier in his career. Do those shows stand the test of time? Years later, Bryan offers his commentary about what was said. 

The first episode is the series premiere. Originally entitled, "Carpe Diem" Bryan feels it's important to look back and understand why we wanted to enter such a challenging field. We can also see growth and improvement when we look back. Did we turn into the experienced teachers we envisioned at the start? 

Aug 04 2019

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What We Do In Life, Echoes In Eternity

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The Teachers Lounge mourns the loss of an incredible veteran teacher, Evelyn Sellers. Evelyn taught a vast amount of students in over 30 years. She made an incredible impact on her students and fellow teachers; many of whom attended her funeral decades after knowing her. Of course, since she was my mom, she also made an incredible positive impact on my life.    Evelyn was also a member of our teachers' roundtable on various episodes. The following is an interview clip I did with her on her educational career, and useful strategies to help the current teacher.

Oct 12 2014

15mins

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The Power of Student-Driven Learning

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 Brian and The Teachers Lounge are back! On this episode, we are featuring Shelley Wright who shares her experiences about letting the students have more control in the learning environment. Shelly is a teacher/education blogger. Currently, she serves as the high school learning consultant for Prairie South Schools. Her passion in education is social justice, global education and helping students make the world a better place. Shelley is currently working on a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, with a focus on mobile technology & literacy in the developing world. She blogs at Wright's Room. 

Sep 14 2014

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From Darkness to Light

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Child abuse is not something we like to discuss, especially this time of year. However, sexual child abuse is going on somewhere right now. Often we as teachers hear this information at the start of the year when we have a ton of responsibilities on our plate and we haven't even met our students.

Now as we approach the halfway mark of the year and know our students, The Teachers Lounge goes back to this topic and invites special guests from Darkness to Light (http://www.d2l.org). They are an organization dedicated to helping those children who suffer from sexual abuse. We discuss the myths, our roles as teachers, and useful strategies in dealing with this very dark topic.

Dec 07 2019

23mins

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Change your Classroom and Yourself with Gratitude

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Teaching can be a very discouraging field. It's very tempting to gravitate to the dark side while complaining about our career and being very negative. Owen Griffith is our guest in the Lounge. He is a veteran teacher and educational blog writer (http://spirituallyteaching.blogspot.com). Owen has found that teaching gratitude not only has changed the students in his classroom but also has made him a stronger teacher. We discuss the importance of cultivating an attitude of gratitude in our classrooms and the many benefits it brings.

Nov 03 2019

24mins

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The Fascinating Facilitator

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The Fascinating Facilitator

We continue our insightful interview with teacher and author Robert Ward. On part two of this program we discuss more topics from his book The Firm, Fair, Fascinating Facilitator: Inspire your Students, Engage your Class, Transform your Teaching

Robert's resource's can be found on Amazon and his blog is at https://rewardingeducation.wordpress.com. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RewardingEdu

Oct 05 2019

24mins

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The Firm and Fair Teacher

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The Firm and Fair Teacher

No smiling till Christmas? Are you acting like a drill instructor the first few weeks of school? Should we post consequences in our classroom? What about that student who lies and says he is innocent?

There are many misunderstandings when it comes to being a firm and fair teacher. Fortunately, we have an experienced educator, mentor, and author to help us reflect on how firm and fair we are in the classroom.

Fellow teacher Robert Ward(@RewardingEdu) brings over two decades of classroom experiences to our show and his book: The Firm, Fair, Fascinating Facilitator: Inspire your Students, Engage your Class, Transform your Teaching is currently available wherever books are sold. 

"The purpose of this book is to illuminate and equip both current and prospective educators with the necessary knowledge and skills to at long last become that spectacular and satisfied teacher that they had always envisioned themselves to be and that their students so desperately need them to be."

For more about Robert Ward, his books, and contact information visit https://rewardingeducation.wordpress.com

Sep 07 2019

27mins

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A New Season Of Teaching

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It's that time of year again! Summer vacation ends and we start a brand new school year! The beginning of the year is critical, and so much depends on your attitude. James and Bryan offer some helpful suggestions and discuss topics that include the fear of public speaking in front of a group of parents, the mindset/attitude you convey the first few weeks, and learning how to seek clarification when a vague principal expects something from you.

For Dr. James Hughey's podcast “Power For Positive Living” visit PFPL.US

Aug 18 2019

30mins

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The Power of Listening

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The Power of Listening

Teachers expect their students to listen to adults and to others, but how effectively are we as listeners to our students? Listening is an extremely important skill for educators (communicating with parents, administrators, co-workers, and students) but most of us struggle with being good listeners. Veteran teacher, and retired counselor, Dr. James Hughey joins us in the Lounge to discuss what can truly make a difference in the lives of you and your students for years to come.

For Dr. Hughey's podcast “Power For Positive Living” visit PFPL.US

Aug 11 2019

27mins

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In The Beginning

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In The Beginning

Bryan retired The Teachers Land Podcast a few years ago. However, he is surprised after all this time many people are still checking out the old episodes! 

Bryan recently celebrates 20 years of classroom teaching by looking back at episodes that were recorded earlier in his career. Do those shows stand the test of time? Years later, Bryan offers his commentary about what was said. 

The first episode is the series premiere. Originally entitled, "Carpe Diem" Bryan feels it's important to look back and understand why we wanted to enter such a challenging field. We can also see growth and improvement when we look back. Did we turn into the experienced teachers we envisioned at the start? 

Aug 04 2019

19mins

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Epilogue: Meaningful Things Educators Can Do Every Day (part two)

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The Teachers Lounge returns after a year and a half with an epilogue of sorts. Bryan celebrates his 20 anniversary of teaching this school year with an article from Mike Roberts titled "20 Simple-yet-meaningful Things Educators Can Do Every Day" Mr. Roberts also celebrates his 20th year in teaching with this post and is the author of "Hacking Classroom Managment:10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About" 

If you would like to reach out to Bryan feel free to send an email at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com

Dec 02 2018

7mins

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Epilogue: Meaningful Things Educators Can Do Every Day (part one)

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The Teachers Lounge returns after a year and a half with an epilogue of sorts. Bryan celebrates his 20 anniversary of teaching this school year with an article from Mike Roberts titled "20 Simple-yet-meaningful Things Educators Can Do Every Day" Mr. Roberts also celebrates his 20th year in teaching with this post and is the author of "Hacking Classroom Managment:10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About" 

 If you would like to reach out to Bryan feel free to send an email at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com

Nov 25 2018

9mins

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When Is It Time to Quit Teaching?

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 School's out for summer and so is the Teachers Lounge podcast! After countless hours of episodes about education and teaching, Bryan is moving on to other things. Bryan discusses this life lesson and more in the final episode of this long-running series. He also reads "When Is It Time to Quit Teaching" by former guest Vicki Davis. The full article can be found at http://www.coolcatteacher.com/when-is-it-time-to-quit-teaching/

Ending something we enjoy is a decision we face several times in our lifetime. This episode will help you to determine if you just need a break or really need to let go. 

Thank you so much for listening!

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 29 2017

15mins

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The Power of Influence-Part Two

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Bryan continues his conversation with former Georgia Teacher of the Year Emily Jennette. She is an educator who has a passion for making a difference in the lives of her students and fellow educators. Emily shares what has worked well for her in dealing with parents, the process of becoming a Teacher of the Year, and helpful advice to struggling teachers.

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 22 2017

23mins

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The Power of Influence

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The Teachers Lounge is proud to have a Teacher of the Year join us for this episode. Emily Jennette is a teacher who has a passion for making a difference in the lives of her students and fellow educators. On this program, Emily discusses her history about why she became a teacher and some strategies that worked in her classroom. Also, Emily offers encouragement/insights to her fellow teachers who truly want to make a difference.

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 15 2017

22mins

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Tales From The Teachers Lounge

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Joining us in the Lounge today is Robert Wilder, author of 'Tales From The Teachers Lounge'  a series of irreverent, wickedly observant essays about what it really means to be a teacher today.

Leaving a lucrative advertising career in New York, he got a job as a teacher at a Santa Fe alternative school—and never looked back. Now he brings his unique perspective—as a teacher, parent, and former student—to a series of laugh-out-loud essays that show teaching at its most absurd...and most rewarding.

http://robertwilder.com/

https://twitter.com/RobertTWilder

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 08 2017

20mins

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Getting At The Heart of Teaching

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"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" -Aristole

In the teaching profession, things will come and go. However, relationships with our students will always be what matters. Twenty-six-year teacher Lisa Lee gives an emotional talk about making a difference in children's lives as teachers and teaches us that if we reach the inner core first, the common core is more easily taught.

To view the full video of this talk, visit https://youtu.be/YJM6WUNDnhA

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

May 01 2017

15mins

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From Fighters to Writers-Part Two

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This is part two of my interview with Erin Gruwell. Erin is a teacher known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them It is the basis of the movie Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank.

She also has written an autobiographical account of her experiences, entitled Teach with Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers

http://www.freedomwritersfoundation.org

https://twitter.com/freedomwriters

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Apr 24 2017

20mins

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From Fighters to Writers-Part One

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Joining us for this special two-part interview is Erin Gruwell. Her teaching story was made into a book, then a movie! By fostering an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, she transformed her students’ lives, most of whom were seen as "unteachable". She encouraged them to rethink rigid beliefs about themselves and others, to reconsider daily decisions, and to re-chart their futures. With Erin's steadfast support, her students shattered stereotypes to become critical thinkers, aspiring college students, and citizens for change. Also, Erin shares how the publication of her student's world "The Freedom Writers Diary" came about and became a best seller.

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Apr 17 2017

20mins

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Stop Comparing Your Life. Start Living It by Joshua Becker

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Joshua Becker and his family's story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.

BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

We as teachers often compare ourselves to other teachers. The results are nothing good. Stop Comparing Your Life. Start Living It by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Like Dale Carnegie & Alan Loy McGinnis). The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/stop-comparing-your-life-start-living-it

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Apr 10 2017

17mins

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Smart Kids in Bad Schools-Part Two

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"Almost half a trillion dollars is spent on K-12 education each year and look at the results.  One out of every four American children reads below grade level. One out of every three high school students do not graduate."

Why does this continue to be a problem? Public schools are struggling greatly and politicians are consulted over teachers. What are some solutions to fix America's school system? Join teacher and author Brian Crosby of Smart Kids in Bad Schools on The Teachers Lounge!

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Apr 03 2017

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Smart Kids in Bad Schools-Part One

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In Smart Kids, Bad Schools, award-winning author and educator Brian Crosby (@BrianFCrosby)draws on his twenty years as a high school English teacher to offer a candid appraisal of why our schools are failing and what we must do to save them. Crosby’s no-holds-barred critique of the broken education system leaves no stone unturned: he is unapologetic and uncompromising in his exposé of how teachers, administrators, unions, and parents all play a part in this national tragedy.

Please share your thoughts at teachersloungeshow@gmail.com or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Mar 27 2017

19mins

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Shut Up And Let Me Teach!

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 Educators know all too well that there are a few things that are inevitable, death, taxes, and high stakes testing! What you may not be aware of is the effect it has on students and great teachers, those who stay at work late, not because they didn’t get the mountains of paperwork, intervention plans, and data analysis done during the day, not because they are unorganized poor managers of time, but because it’s the only time they have to do what they were actually hired to do, build relationships and design engaging thought provoking learning experiences for the students they teach.

 In this talk, Lifelong Learner, Educator, & Consultant, Chandra Shaw, shares the story of her first year of teaching and a of “politically incorrect” advice on what’s needed for teachers to teach so that ALL students can continue to learn and grow. The video clip can be found at https://youtu.be/GBRwcNL5LDg

Please share your thoughts in the comment section or call the voicemail line at 770-322-4160.

Mar 20 2017

19mins

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