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Episode 43: Karen and Terry Discuss Figurative Language - The Teaching Experience Podcast

In this episode Karen and Terry discuss how they use figurative language to re-enforce  positive character traits. For examples of figurative language posters, click this link.Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


10 Aug 2017

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Episode 39: Karen and Terry Discuss Self control – Part 1 - The Teaching Experience Podcast

Karen and Terry team up to talk about the importance of teaching your students self control. They discuss various tools and techniques that they have used to teach self control as a way to achieve a self-managed classroom. You can check out the Classroom Mastery web side by clicking on the link. www.classroommastery.com Or check out the Creating The Self Managed Classroom on Amazon.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


8 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 40: Karen and Terry Discuss Self control – Part 2 - The Teaching Experience Podcast

Karen and Terry are back with more discussion on why it is so important to train your students for self-control. In this episode they talk about the impact of a safe learning environment and what that means in the classroom and for student engagement. Check out  www.classroommastery.com  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


18 Jul 2017

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Episode 034: Joy Fisher Hein - The Teaching Experience Podcast

Joy Fisher Hein: Our guest explains why we need wasps and reveals some little known details of Davy Crockett’s early life. Joy Fisher Hein created the art for the multi-award winning book, MISS LADY BIRD’S WILDFLOWERS; How a First Lady Changed America, by Kathi Appelt.  Joy continues to celebrate her love of Texas by illustrating the following books; SAM HOUSTON; Standing Firm, DAVID CROCKETT; Creating a Legend by Mary Dodson Wade.  Her newest book, BLOOMIN’ TALES; Legends of Seven Favorite TEXAS Wildflowers, by Cherie Foster Colburn. The city of San Antonio selected Joy to design and paint thirteen large art panels that interpret the history of Walker Ranch Historic Landmark Park.  The Texas State Library and Archives also selected Joy as the artist to create twenty-three pieces of art for their Texas Reading Club, including a wildflower poster.  The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center selected Joy’s painting of Red Drummond Phlox for their official 2014 wildflower. Joy loves nature and gardening.  She is a Texas Master Naturalist, member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and is certified by the National Wildlife Federation to create School Yard Habitats.  She lives with her husband, artist, Professor Emeritus, Frank Hein, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Joy enjoys sharing her journey as an illustrator and naturalist with students of all ages. Recommended Resources: Joy’s Web Site National Wildlife Federation National Wildlife Federation School Program Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – The University of Texas Contact Info: www.joyfisherhein.com  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


1 Jun 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 035: Larry Phifer - The Teaching Experience Podcast

Larry Phifer: Larry is a full-time real estate attorney in El Paso, Texas, and a part-time picture book author. After his mother passed, he wrote a picture book, World on a String, to help young people deal with loss in a positive way. World on a String was the 2013 Moonbeam Silver Award Winner in the Best Illustrator category (Danny Popovici, illustrator, www.dannypopovici.com), the 2013 Writers’ League of Texas Discovery Prize Winner, and a nominee for the 2015 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award. Larry does author events at elementary schools and loves sharing his story with children, particularly those dealing with loss. He is currently working on a second book about bullying. Resources: World on a String at Amazon World on a String at Barnes & Noble Contact Information: PhiferLH@gmail.comFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


7 Jun 2016

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Episode 038 : Dr. Francis Gonzales-Garcia - The Teaching Experience Podcast

Introducing Dr. GG Frances Gonzalez-Garcia, Ph.D., is a children’s and literacy advocate that has been in the education sector for 18 years with experience including that of a classroom teacher, Master Reading Teacher, District Job Embedded Trainer, Adjunct Instructor, Reading Clinic Assistant, Reading Specialist and Independent Educational Consultant. Currently, Dr. Gonzalez-Garcia serves as the K-5 ELAR and Dyslexia Coordinator for Boerne Independent School District working in collaborative efforts with district Content Coordinators, Special Education/504 Directors, K-12 teachers and administrators, Literacy Leaders, Dyslexia Specialists and community members. She is an active presenter for local, state and national conferences and has been recognized for her efforts in education by being named the national recipient of the International Literacy Association/MyOn Legends in Literacy Award along with being the state recipient of the H.E.B. Excellence in Education Award in Elementary Leadership. Her professional interests include multiple metacognitive approaches, dyslexia, technology, reading/writing motivation, teacher education and leadership education. Contact Info: Twitter handle: @FrancesLGarcia Blog: www.teachalacarte.com Website: Trinity Elite Education & Co.  www.trinityeliteeducation.com Email: francesgonzalezgarcia@gmail.com Recommended Resources:  International Literacy Association (ILA) Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD) National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) International Society for Technology (ISTE) Top 30 Favorite Twitter Handles to Follow in Education: Nell Duke @nellduke Douglas Fisher @DFISHERSDSU Alec Couros @courosa George Couros @gcouros Alan November @globalearner Sir Ken Robinson @SirKenRobinson Alfie Kohn @alfiekohn Harvey “Smokey” Daniels @smokeylit Laura Robb @LRobbTeacher Nancy Steineke @nsteineke Peter Dewitt @PeterMDeWitt Todd Whittaker @ToddWhitaker Tony Wagner @DrTonyWagner Michael Fullan @MichaelFullan Jim Knight @jimknight99 Linda Darling-Hammon @LDH_ed Steven W. Anderson @web20classroom Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy Todd Nesloney @TechNinjaTodd Scott McLeod @mcleod Joyce Valenz @joycevalenza Kasey Bell @ShakeUpLearning Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Tony Vincent @tonyvincent Cris Tovani @ctovani Jana Eschevarria @Jechev Penny Kittle @pennykittle Troy Hicks @hickstro Jennifer Seravallo @JSeravallo Regie Routman @regieroutmanFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


13 Jun 2017

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Episode 033: Kelly Murguia - The Teaching Experience Podcast

Kelly Murguia: Kelly served as an English as a Second Language teacher, Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Representative and organization sponsor at Luther Burbank High School in San Antonio, TX. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship from Brown University in Rhode Island. After interning with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C. and listening to constituent concerns regarding education, she made a commitment to improving the quality of education. Kelly began her teaching career in 2010 by joining the Teach For America San Antonio Charter Corps and quickly realized that education is her passion and life’s purpose. To date, she has taught 353 language learners in grades 9-12. In teaching ESL, Kelly has assumed responsibility as an advocate for her underprivileged students, school and community. In the summer of 2012, Kelly served as a Leadership for Educational Equity Fellow where she worked with the Education and Workforce Committee of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. She also had the opportunity to work with KIPP SA as a Teacher Quality Intern. All of these experiences have strengthen her desire to provide the students of San Antonio with the academic and social skills necessary to access the greatest opportunities possible. Motivated by her former students’ successes and struggles through life, Kelly is driven to lead an inner-city foundation that will empower students to become strong, courageous leaders for their communities in San Antonio. Kelly has a Master of Education Degree from Harvard University School of Education and serves as a MTLD or Manager, Teacher Leadership and Development. In this role she trains, motivates and encourages new teachers. Recommended Resources: Teach For America What a Coach can Teach a Teacher: by Jeffrey M.R. Duncan-Andrade The Teaching Tolerance Community Contact Info:  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


24 May 2016

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Episode 032: Gretchen Bridgers - The Teaching Experience Podcast

Gretchen Bridgers: Gretchen (Schultek) Bridgers is author of Always A Lesson. In German translation, Gretchen’s last name “Schultek” means ‘Teacher.’ It must have been fate that she is an educator today! She is a general education teacher of 8 years. She has taught grades 2, 3, and 5 at both low and high performing elementary schools in Charlotte, North Carolina. She worked for The New Teacher Project in multiple roles, but most often as a Teacher Development Coach for first year teachers. Gretchen  currently serves as the owner of Always a Lesson, and hosts a Podcast; a blog; and provides both consulting services and training resources for the teaching community. She has also produced a series of training videos in her New Teacher Academy training program for new teachers. Recommended Resources: Always a Lesson Web Site Always a Lesson Podcast Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov Always A Lesson Teaching Resourses: Teacher Pay Teacher site New Teacher Academy Contact Info: Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.comFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


18 May 2016

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Episode 49 Dr. Thomas Price – Rocks to Gold Part 1 - The Teaching Experience Podcast

This is the first of a two part interview with Dr.Price.  He talks about his childhood, homelessness and his journey to Boerne ISD and becoming superintendent of schools.Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


23 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 48: Tina Mollie Fisher - The Teaching Experience Podcast

Tina Mollie Fisher is an author, speaker, and storyteller. She writes children’s picture books and is the author of Pig’s Big Adventure. Her latest book, Mamarazzi, is currently being submitted to agents and publishers. She blogs bi-weekly at happyfungirl.com, where she writes for adults about faith, family, and life. Ms. Fisher has three grown daughters, her best canine friend named, Mr. Riley who is super smiley and Charlie, a 7-year-old rescue dog from the Kendall County shelter. She has been a realtor for 27 years and enjoys songwriting, reading, music and spontaneous fun.  10 years later, she still refuses to tell who sunk the paddle boat during a Girl Scout adventure gone awry.  Tina can be reached via Email at: tinamolliefisher@gmail.com Suggested Resources: SCWBI – Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Jerry Jenkins Writer’s Guild Highlights Writer’s Workshops Michael Hyatt – He has some great information on how to build a blog, fiction and non-fiction book proposal templates and so much more for writers or business leaders and educators. Storybrand Podcast  Writer’s Digest  Jane Friedman Click here for a FREE copy of Tina’s Top Ten Tips for Becoming a WriterFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedIn


12 Mar 2018

Rank #10