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Tales of Teaching Podcast

Inspiring and creative tools for your classroom. Tales of Teaching is a series of honest conversations about the classroom, teaching and everything in between to provide the listener with ideas to instantly incorporate into your teacher lifestyle. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support

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First Year Scaries

We've all been there.  The moment before you're about to teach your first year.  Typically it is nothing but excitement, however there are a few things that pop into your head that might make you feel worried for your first year.  In this episode, I address common insecurities and topics that can sometimes scare you before you start your first year.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


22 Oct 2019

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What to do on the first day of school Pt 1

One of the things I was the most anxious about as a first year teacher was the first day of school! I had so much information to cover that I turned this into a 2 part episode! In part 1 I cover how to set expectations, what expectations you should set and how to organize this information so that it is right for you.  I also go in depth as to why I chose the expectations I chose, and why they are important for your students. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


30 Jul 2019

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What I learned from my first year...

As I am sure most of you know, there is A LOT that is learned in your first year of teaching.  In this episode I will discuss what I learned my first year of teaching, and my greatest takeaways. I want fellow teachers to know that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and sometimes our toughest years are the ones you grow the most from. I get a little personal, and give my honest thoughts, downfalls and failures. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


9 Jul 2019

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How to Make Curriculum Engaging

Have you ever felt that because you teach from a teacher's edition book that you can't make lessons engaging and creative? Well, I am here to tell ya that you're in luck.  I teach from a TE, yet still find ways to make lessons engaging and full of rigor.  Yes, not every lesson is fun and games, but there are definitely strategies to breaking up the monotony for your students!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


27 Aug 2019

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How to Stay Positive

As i'm sure we all know, teaching can sometimes get tough.  Often times it can be difficult to stay positive, especially when you're stressed or feel like you're surrounded with so much negativity. In this episode I talk about keeping a positive environment in your classroom, how to stay positive and how to boost positivity in the workplace.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


24 Sep 2019

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Using the House System

If you have been to Ron Clark Academy, or even if you simply have a teacher instagram, then you have probably heard about using the what is called the House system in your classroom or school. In this episode I break it down of how I use it in my classroom, and how much of an impact it has made on my students. Whether you are planning to use it whole school, or just in your classroom it is all possible! At the end of the episode I also make sure to answer questions that you guys have sent in about using this system effectively.   If you have any questions you can email me at helloMrsHarwick@gmail.com You can visit hellomrsharwick.com for more information, and blog posts Follow me @hellomrsharwick on instagram for updates on the daily!  When you listen make sure you tag me so that I can respond, and put you in my story! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


16 Jul 2019

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How I Teach Vocabulary

One of the biggest questions I get is how I teach vocabulary!  This can often be a boring, monotonous or repetitive process however in this episode I talk about how I make it anything but.  Join me as I talk about how I make this process engaging and meaningful and hit multiple intelligences to make sure I am really helping my students practice these words in many ways. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


17 Sep 2019

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Docs, Slides & Forms, Oh My!

If you have been wanting to know the in's and out's of all Google Apps then this episode is the place for you.  I touch on how I use sheets, slides, docs, forms,sites and google classroom in my room. All of these tools are so user friendly and easy to use for whatever you need them for.  While some of the ways to use these are self-explanatory, I also cover some unconventional ways they can be used to make your students' learning experience that much more engaging.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


23 Jul 2019

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Student Led Conferences

Ever wanted to know how to run student led conferences successfully? Well in this episode I dive into how I set my students up for success and the perks I have found come out of them running their conference.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


16 Oct 2019

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Minisode 1: Balancing Work & Life

In this quick little minisode, I dive into how I try to keep everything as balanced as I can. I talk about tips and strategies that work for me, as well as mindsets you need to have. Minisodes are simply smaller episodes for those that want something quick and fast to listen at work or on the go!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talesofteaching/support


8 Oct 2019

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